Peter Kinch news

  • Reaching new heights

    It’s a message that reverberated from one end of The Mortgage Summit to the other, with speaker after speaker calling on brokers to choose sides – are you focused on service or rates?

  • Brokers need to see clearly when it comes to rate

    For one broker it’s the elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about: the fact that the industry continues to fight banks on rate when it is clear it can no longer do so successfully.

  • Don’t quit your day job yet

    Canadian Real Estate Wealth contributor, Peter Kinch explains the ways brokers can ensure their BFS investor clients can still get the financing they need

  • Top 50 brokers turn teachers at the Mortgage Summit

    Niche brokering. It’s a lesson many mortgage professionals are anxious to learn and now there are five of the CMP Top 50 willing to teach it at this month’s Mortgage Summit.

  • Top originator urges niche brokering, focus on property investors

    With an originations slowdown sending brokers scrambling to diversify their portfolios, a top Ontario player is arguing “niche” brokering may actually be the best way forward.

  • Broker: Don't rule out more mortgage rule changes

    A leading B.C. broker is suggesting it would fall to the government to again tighten mortgage rules in order to limit the number of at-risk Canadians taking on new housing debt, arguing the Central Bank’s hands are effectively tied.

  • 2011: The Road Ahead

    Consumer awareness and confidence in brokers, broker-lender relationships and the threat from government of more mortgage rules are some of the issues John Tenpenny heard about when talking with prominent industry members

  • Ottawa tightens mortgage rules

    Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced a second tightening of mortgage rules in the past 12 months as Canadian household debt became a growing concern at the end of 2010 and historically low interest rates continued to persist.

  • Bubble. What Bubble?

    An industry report questioned whether or not Canada was in the midst of a real estate bubble. Melissa Kim asked some of last year's CMP Top 50 brokers to weigh in on the possibility.

  • Keys to growing your business

    Finding a niche and becoming an expert could be one of the most effective ways to grow your business, industry experts said at the annual CAAMP expo in Toronto