No need to rush home purchases, says brokerage
Canadalend.com has now released its take on the long-term viability of variable rate mortgages, suggesting they represent the safest harbour for first-time homebuyers looking to get into the market.
Experts: Mortgage rates will decline further
The waning year has seen a rate rollercoaster as historically-low fixed rates shot up before descending once again; and the expert panel assembled by RateSuperMarket.ca expects that slow descent to continue into the end of the year.
Public votes on brokerage's next national TV ad
Mortgage Alliance asked the public to vote on the company’s next national television ad… and the results are in.
Brokers call for region-specific lending rules
The general consensus among brokers is that government tinkering with lending rules is an unwanted annoyance; but do brokers in smaller markets have it worse than others?
ING announces new name
The bank who left the broker channel following the buyout by ScotiaBank has recently announced a forthcoming name change.
Gift letters blowing the bubble?
Parents in Toronto are funding their millennial kids’ first real estate purchases in record numbers, helping first-time buyers get a leg-up in an increasingly unaffordable market; and one well-respected industry voice believes the trend is contributing to the GTA’s oft-refuted housing bubble.
CMHC forecast: Atlantic Canada
The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) released its fourth quarter housing outlook last week and in part four of our four-part series we take a look at what the organization foresees for Atlantic Canada.
RBC's newest renewal ploy
No, brokers, it isn’t all in your head: The banks are becoming more aggressive when it comes to chasing renewal business and all-new RBC’s Mortgage Renewal Information Centre is the best example of this strategy.
An opportunity to swoop in on banks' business?
The banks are increasingly hot for renewal business, but one broker is pointing out a curious exception to that rule – one ripe with opportunity for brokers.
Invis-MI adds to salesforce
Invis-Mortgage Intelligence has added two experienced mortgage professionals to its sales team, the company recently announced.