Cautious optimism abound in Lower Mainland
While a slight upswing in the Lower Mainland’s housing market is, without a doubt, good news, a Central 1 Credit Union report suggests tapered expectations
Mentor to clients and agents
Daniel Johanis bounced around before becoming a broker—he worked for large banks preparing financial reports, he worked in the automotive field, and most recently ran a downtown Toronto tea bar
Is Montreal the new Toronto?
The parallels between the two city’s real estate markets are remarkable
Unicorn in a field of horses
The mortgage industry might not be an old boys’ club any more, but it can do more to foster diversity and inclusion. Magical Unicorn Project founder Kyra Wong is ensuring it does
The many faces of consolidation
Consolidation isn’t just coming by way of large networks subsuming independent brokerages
DLC launches training initiative with vaunted new hire
A complaint nearly as old as the brokering industry itself is the dearth of training, but Dominion Lending Centres has committed to changing that
Are brokers who sold Fortress mortgages culpable?
In the twisted tale of Fortress Real Developments, should brokers bear any blame for selling the syndicated mortgages?
Taking the reins
With more than two decades of experience in the industry, Eddy Cocciollo is well prepared for his new role as president of one of Canada’s largest mortgage networks
Advances in mortgage tech should keep humans in the loop
DLC mortgage professional argues that tech is no substitute for a broker’s learning and experience
Commentary: On the whole, current policies are harming consumers
Canadians are taking a not-insignificant risk when they go for alternative lending, industry player argues