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  • Who will be this year's top commercial brokers?

    CMP is now collecting submissions for its annual Top 10 Commercial Mortgage Brokers feature, one that gives these players reason to boast and also places them on the radar of potential clients and referral partners. Click here to participate if you are a commercial mortgage broker in Canada.

  • Brokers on clients' preference for a controversial product

    When it comes to advising clients on controversial mortgage products it’s best to leave the final decision with the client, say two leading mortgage brokers.

  • Will brokers cash in on the optimism?

    Canadians are optimistic about market conditions - can agents capitalize on this window of opportunity and confidence?

  • Daily Market Update

    Flooding is a high priority for homeowners and now there’s overland insurance, but only for a few... Renovations continue to grow thanks to the ‘HGTV effect’... Greener homes held up by red tape... And why neighbourhoods are raising a glass to microbreweries…

  • Broker debate: 100 per cent financing

    Brokers are divided on one product that may be on the chopping block if OSFI B-21 guidelines get the go-ahead following their formal review.

  • Are lenders keeping up with demand for non-prime deals?

    Early results from CMP’s Brokers on lenders Survey point to an upward trend in brokers relying on non-prime deals in the wake of ever-tightening regulations. It isn’t too late to have your say.

  • The downside of financial incentives

    The world’s most successful companies use financial incentives – but what, if any, downsides are there to this common practice?

  • Daily Market Update

    Are Canadians still the biggest purchasers south of the border? …. Banking forums warns of ‘worry’ early signs of high property prices and low interest rates …. Albertans trade a longer commute for better climate…. And Calgary’s new urban village revealed….

  • Major broker announces executive appointment

    True North Mortgage announced the appointment of its new Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective July 1.

  • OSFI to work with lenders and insurers to safeguard market

    The housing market will remain a high risk to the Canadian economy, according to OSFI, who is willing to step in to provide further governance if deemed necessary.