A former underwriter – and current broker – believes he knows why an increasing number of deals are falling apart at the last minute
It’s a small segment that punches above its weight, and it’s causing a lull in business for brokers in one major city
Falling home prices are causing issues for clients looking to refi in a market more accustomed to price hikes
Low interest rates have a growing number of millennials buying homes instead of renting, but lenders need to be careful, warn industry analysts
The industry is applauding Stephen Harper’s pledge to collect foreign ownership figures for Canadian real estate – and brokers argue that data should lead to restrictions
Brokers have long argued the barrier to entry for the industry is too low, and the Home Trust suspension of 45 brokers is further proof that a more stringent licensing process is required.
Tightened guidelines may be encouraging some mortgage professionals to take shortcuts, but that is no excuse say industry players reacting to Home Capital's move to suspend ties with several brokers
Exit plans for alternative clients are becoming increasingly important, as bundled mortgages become more prevalent
It may be a small victory for brokers, but CMHC’s latest rule change is a welcome decision in an era of seemingly endless mortgage rule tightening.
The current economic climate is expected to draw a number of one type of client, but it isn’t the kind brokers will cash in on.