Zero per cent rate on the horizon?
It was a bold – and disputed -- claim when he first made it over a month ago, but one former BoC advisor is once again predicting rates will drop to zero.
Mortgage brokers honoured on the red carpet
It’s not just sports milestones measured in three – with one broker clinching the industry’s triple crown at this year’s Canadian Mortgage Awards.
Broker: Don’t service yourself, service the client
Despite the CMHC’s premium hike on the horizon, one professional doesn’t believe brokers should necessarily advise clients to get ahead of it.
Lenders fight to increase broker commissions
Believe it or not, lenders are working overtime to outdo each other with increases to broker compensation in a market so often compared to Canada’s.
DLC economist releases employment report
Brokers in hard-hit Alberta may want to be cautiously optimistic about the country’s latest employment figures, as jobs are up in oil country.
Verico and DLC brokers merge
From rivals to partners, two competing brokerages merge under the Dominion banner.
A fix for slow underwriting times
One broker, frustrated by slow underwriting turnarounds, is pleading with lenders to fix the inefficiencies.
Are lenders’ promotional rates eating into broker bottom lines?
After a big bank gets into the short-term promotional mortgage game, one broker is claiming players will have to eat commissions to stay competitive.
Poloz’s latest stance at odds with previous statements?
One broker believes the Bank of Canada is sending mixed messages about the state of the housing industry based on who – and what – it is trying to influence.
Could Canada’s hottest cities be about to crash?
With dizzying growth in home prices and sales, analysts are addressing broker concerns about a possible crash in key real estate markets.