Restrictions, not affordability, hurting Vancouver, says broker
According to a recent RBC Economics Research study, Vancouver remains the least affordable city in Canada to buy a home – something that isn’t stopping first-timers prepared to lower their expectations, says one broker.
CMP releases complete list of nominees
CMP magazine is sharing all of candidates for the upcoming Canadian Mortgage Awards, the most exhaustive and representative list in the awards’ celebrated history.
Choosing a broker pays $100,000
There is poetic justice in a woman winning $100,000 from the brokerage that secured her mortgage from the bank that originally turned her down.
Money talks for keeping clients
Marketing a brokerage and maintaining a book is the goal of every broker. Mortgage Alliance does it once a year with an oversized cheque.
Investment clients remain strong for brokers
Some brokers are finding investor clients a safe harbour in the stormy sea of predictions for the housing market.
Mortgages before March break
Sorry, kids. Brokers are gladly forsaking March Break vacation to capitalize on the return of first-time buyers to a flagging housing market.
Brokers channel pumps $1.2 million into charity
Growing originations wasn't the only focus of brokers this year, with their collective efforts for charity surpassing last year's grit, determination and, indeed, generosity.
Friends in American high places
It’s always nice to have friends in high place, but as Mark David finds out, it’s even nicer to have American lenders willing to fund Canadian commercial deals
Brokers to double down on databases, refis, social net for 2013
Brokers are looking to double their efforts in mining client databases, experimenting with social media and chasing refi business to ring in more revenues in 2013 even as the housing market continues to cool down.
MortgageBOSS beefs up with three upgrades
Integration with CMHC’s Emili, automated communications and enhanced transaction analysis capabilities are three new upgrades to Mortgage Alliance’s origination software, MortgageBOSS.