Calgary real estate market defies trend
Normally the Calgary real estate market recedes when times are tough in the energy sector but things are different this time.
Calgary office market set for growth
A new report from JLL Canada predicts a boom in Calgary’s office market through to the end of the decade.
New homebuying app launched by GenWorth
Recognizing the need for a single tool that provides mortgage professionals on the go with all the information they need to help their clients make sound home-buying decisions, Genworth Canada just released its new app.
Now open: Broker Lifestyle survey
She drives a 3-series BMW, vacations in Cuba, and had her 25-year mortgage – which was placed with a bank -- paid off in less than a decade. She also owns an investment condo downtown that is rented out to a young professional. Does this sound like the typical broker?
OSFI plans B-21 official release
The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) has announced the planned release of the B-21 guidelines and admits there are still vulnerabilities to the mortgage insurance industry.
Self-awareness: The key to effective leadership?
Self-awareness is an underrated leadership competency, as it underpins the more obvious qualities of a leader, including confidence and strategic thinking. Learning how to master it could consequently be the key to becoming an outstanding leader and inspiring your broking team to hit greater heights.
Calgary MLS for September near record level
New figures from the Calgary Real Estate Board continue the trend of higher sales.
PIMCO says Bank of Canada should talk of rate rises
Fund management firm Pacific Investment Management Co. says that the Bank of Canada should revert to talk of higher interest rates to halt the inflating property market.
Should older seniors sell up and rent instead?
If you’ve owned your home for most of your adult life the concept of selling your property and renting may be somewhat hard to grasp but could it be the best option?
OSFI puts kibosh on bank risk-sharing
The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) will not force Canada’s banks to assume more mortgage risk, despite calls from many in the industry for them to do so.