New data suggests Canadians are being encouraged to take on mortgages they would not be able to afford in the event of even a slight rate increase.
Many brokers have experienced a slowdown in Alberta – and while others have braced for a downturn that never materialized, players may not yet be in the clear despite recent Bank of Canada optimism.
Brokers have been frustrated by tightened underwriting from both the insurers and the monolines, and one lender has stepped up to provide some more clarity on how premiums are determined.
Are brokers powerless when it comes to insurers costing them deals?
It’s frustrating enough getting a deal approved by lenders but now insurers are increasingly rejecting even lender-approved deals.
CMHC has announced its lowest market share to date and it may only be a matter of time before the use of default insurance industry shrinks altogether.
It’s not just sports milestones measured in three – with one broker clinching the industry’s triple crown at this year’s Canadian Mortgage Awards.
When it comes to one bank’s Realtor referral program, brokers are focusing on the wrong issue, according to one broker.
One big bank’s ongoing solicitation of real estate agents for referrals is frustrating brokers, who see it as a ploy to move mortgage business into the branch.
One broker and a few industry players are facing criticism for co-opting a social media campaign and trying to help Vancouverites afford housing.