Key to growing Alt deals
One alternative lending executive believes he has the answer for brokers looking to gain the competitive advantage in alt-lending.
Are the big banks punishing certain broker clients?
While the industry continues to chime in about the interest rate cut and its impact on all sorts of homebuyers, investor clients are finding themselves left out in the cold by the banks.
Guest post: A hidden source of deals you might be ignoring
After fifteen years of investing in rental properties – many of those years we purchased as many as ten houses – I’ve always wondered why more mortgage brokers weren’t focused on helping real estate investors.
New "coast-to-coast" broker lender
Brokers have gained another "national lender."
Real estate investors lament lack of decent Realtors
An investor is arguing that despite the increasing number of Realtors in the market, there are not enough good ones to help investors grow their portfolio.
What's an investor client to do?
Mortgages for investment properties are increasingly difficult to find, according to one industry player, who says his clients are forced to face a new reality.
Broker doesn't like first-time buyer trend
First-time home buyers are putting off purchasing a principle residence in favour of first buying investment properties in cheaper markets, says one broker; but one of his peers isn’t convinced this is the best move.
CRA clampdown highlights broker value-add
The recent Canada Revenue Agency interest in people claiming their condos as homes instead of investment properties is long overdue, says one mortgage broker, also suggesting the crackdown illustrates the role brokers can play.
The Big Story: Bracing for another battle of the mortgage rules
Brokers continue to grapple with those new tighter mortgage rules and lending guidelines, but can they expect any more for 2013? Jemima Codrington reports, and answers that question.
On the fast track
Proving location isn’t the most important factor, Moncton-based Yves Boudreau has, in six short years, built one of the country’s most successful brokerages