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  • Jim Flaherty move shocks brokers

    Brokers may not know whether to laugh or cry following Flaherty's announcement Tuesday.

  • CREA updates forecast

    The Canadian Real Esate Assocation (CREA) updated its forecast for home sales in Canada Monday and the new data points to a very modest sales increase for 2014 and 2015; indicating brokers may have a tougher time funding deals in the next 24 months.

  • Major market to enjoy housing boom

    One major market is expected to enjoy a significant housing boom and not the type caused by a bubble, according to one leading economist.

  • How to manage a disruptive broker

    Running your own business isn’t easy. It’s a job that often requires tact and the ability to suppress embarrassment. So what can be done when one of your team's personalities is affecting team morale and engagement?

  • Home sales remains relatively unchanged in February

    Home sales remained steady in February 2014 on a month-over-month basis according to the Canadian Real Estate Association’s latest stats released Monday.

  • Fixed vs. variable: The debate heats up

    A long-stalled overnight rate has had brokers embracing the variable-rate mortgage but will a new forecast from a major bank convince them that fixed is superior, once again?

  • Player explains MICs to public

    Brokers are increasingly turning to MICs to fund mortgages and one leading MIC provider recently explained this lending option to the public on a major news network.

  • Far Out Friday: Interviews that took a turn for the weird

    Interviews normally follow a standard procedure with the odd twist and turn thrown in, however for some candidates the twists can drive the process into bizarre territory.

  • Street Capital announces new rental program

    Increasingly, brokers are having difficulty securing mortgages for rental properties but one lender has added a new tool to the broker’s belt.

  • Broker's new mortgage site solves rate shopper problem

    Brokers often lament the rate shopper who flees at the eleventh hour and one leading broker may have solved that problem by charging a hefty cancellation fee as part of his new self-directed mortgage shopping site.