Jessi Johnson news

  • Broker finalists named for Canadian Mortgage Awards

    Ask any mortgage broker and they’ll say that they are proud to help people navigate the biggest purchase of their lives. They don’t do for the accolades, but sometimes it’s nice to be recognized for doing a good job.

  • Canadian Mortgage Awards names first group of finalists

    It’s that time of year again – time for the finalists for the Canadian Mortgage Awards to be announced.

  • Investment lending about-face hurts brokers

    Brokers relying on investor clients to shore up the bottom line are now watching as key lender decisions erode that once lucrative business.

  • Broker lands TV reality show

    A leading B.C. broker has landed himself – and by extension, the industry he represents – a leading role in an upcoming TV reality show focused on personal finances.

  • Brokers beware: Home sales will get even slower this year, says forecast

    Year-over-year price increases in key Canadian markets are concealing a significant slowdown in actual sales, according to a national price survey released Thursday. Unfortunately, for brokers, that trend, already identified by CMHC, is expected to continue in the second half of the year.

  • Brokers: banks now eating penalties to retain clients

    There’s competition and then there’s competition with the Big Five, as a handful of Vancouver brokers point to banks and, even, credit unions now willing to eat their own substantial penalties in order to keep clients from going over to the broker channel.

  • Social media drives originations

    Even as originations through Realtors and clients slow across much of the industry, brokers are actively developing leads and closing deals originating on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms.

  • Canadian Mortgage Awards winners set to be announced

    The votes are in and now it’s only two days until the winners of the 2011 Canadian Mortgage Awards, sponsored by ICICI Bank, are announced.

  • Broker Network of the Year finalists announced

    This year’s Canadian Mortgage Awards will have some added excitement as the Mortgage Broker Network of the Year will be presented for the first time.

  • A Brave New World: How technology is changing the industry

    While many have begun to move with technology as it drives businesses forward with new innovations and devices, others have dug in their heels, holding on to a nostalgic idea of an industry that once was. Increasingly, the days of paper applications and fax machines are nearing extinction, and for those who aren’t using today’s technology, they may be too. In this article, Shane Buckingham takes a look at how using the latest tools and technology has changed the industry as a whole and how it has helped those who’ve been able to capitalize on it