Demand for home equity product could rise in Vancouver
Home sales in Vancouver declined 30% last month compared to a year earlier, and for homeowners wanting to access equity before it depletes, there’s a way to do it without being saddled by refinance rates
'Lifestyle mortgages' for savvy seniors
There exists a propensity to look at these specialized mortgages as only necessary for indebted seniors, but they also buoy investment portfolios
Analysis sheds light on difficulties brokering in Vancouver
The median Vancouver household costs 11 times the median household income, making the city’s real estate market North America’s most expensive
Broker shortage creating fertile ground
The space is brimming with opportunities, but too few brokers ready to take advantage of them
First Foundation founder goes back to his roots
Alberta-based First Foundation has struck a deal with the University of Alberta Alumni Association and launched an affinity program
Conference pairs mortgage agents and lenders
Dominion Lending Centres held a conference last month for its top-performing Ontario franchises, and some of the industry’s best shared insight into what they expect in the near future
CIMBC's growth encapsulates independent brokerages' needs
The Coalition of Independent Mortgage Brokers of Canada is growing—and fast
One of provinces most affordable cities, but for how long?
The Canadian Real Estate Association just declared the mortgage stress test as the reason for lukewarm housing activity nationwide, but according to one brokerage owner far removed from Canada’s two most overheated markets, there are more factors at play
TD offers aggressive discount, but is it best on offer?
TD Bank is offering an aggressively discounted variable mortgage rate of 2.45%—which is 1.15% below its prime—but are there better deals out there?
Holding its own against industry giants
In an industry wherein too few firms are headed by people who have first-hand experience of brokers’ challenges and concerns, this company has set itself apart from the competition