Brokers want firewall around designated underwriting
RMG’s recent move to a more centralized underwriting service may be a sign of the times, say brokers, but they’re generally more concerned with protecting the designated underwriting service they see as crucial to maintaining efficiency.
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.
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.
It's the best and worst of times for brokers
It may be a challenging time for brokers, but it's also a good one, say players pointing to lenders dropping rates and networks sweetening the deal for their members.
Hope springs eternal for brokers facing slow winter
New home sales in the GTA are down 8.3 per cent for the first half of February compared to 2012, but brokers are looking ahead to the spring for a rebound.
Help for brokers from an unlikely source
A market effectively closed to brokers – developer subdivisions – may indirectly be putting more money into their pockets.
Brokers, prepare to eat your words?
Doubting Thomases may well have to eat their words, with a number of Invis/Mortgage Intelligence brokers having already won deals through the company's new relationship with a rate site.
Mazel tov, Saskatchewan brokers!
It’s much warmer than cold comfort, say Saskatchewan brokers, grappling with a slowing market but finally seeing home prices grow closer to the national average -- along with their commission cheques.
Here's one way to boost team morale
If a CMA award can lift the profile of even the highest flying brokerage, it may have even more of an effect on its morale, says one of last year’s buoyant winners
Brokers meet your new clients
Brokers may want to follow the lead of this Alberta veteran. He’s increasingly working for Realtors to create the kind of vendor-finance deals that win buyers time to quality for traditional mortgages, while helping sellers with tougher-to-sell properties.