Broker not threatened by big bank incentive
Brokers may view RBC’s newly-minted mortgage incentive program – that offers realtors a bonus for referring first-time home buyers -- as a sign that the broker channel has the bank worried about market share.
Mortgage and real estate debrief
There’s more evidence of an east-west divide in home prices as one city registers a double-figure hike year on year while others see a drop. A former shoe shop in Halifax is about to get a new spring in its step, and why one Canadian export is juggling with an overseas housing bubble.
Repeat performances mark Canadian Mortgage Awards
The success of the annual CMP Canadian Mortgage Awards roared across Toronto’s Liberty Grand Friday with over 600 attendees recognizing the industry’s top players – among them an unprecedented number of repeat winners.
Lender support finalists announced
Talented lender support can mean the difference between funding a deal for a client and not. And with that in mind, CMP has released the finalists for the best lender BDM of the year and best lender underwriter of the year.
Newcomers to be honoured at CMAs
The mortgage broker industry has its fair share of regular faces; the old guard who have been leaders for years. Each year, however, a new crop of up-and-coming, ambitious professionals emerge and some of them will take home Canadian Mortgage Awards for their efforts. These are our finalists in a number of “newcomer” categories.
Broker calls for level playing field for HELOCs
One broker believes last week’s budget is a step in the right direction, though she hopes the path will lead to once again allowing monolines to provide HELOCs.
CMA preview: A roundup of categories
Nominations for the Canadian Mortgage Awards (CMA) are now open and here is a quick glimpse at some of the awards you can now vote on.
Homebuyers haggling in wake of higher rates
With the release of CREA’s Canadian real estate report on Tuesday, National Bank Financial Markets has released its Teranet - National Bank House Price Index; which posits homebuyers are haggling for better home prices to balance out increased rates.
Broker: National Bank changes represent necessary paradigm shift
National Bank’s move to efficiency is sending an undeniable message to other brokerages, says one leading broker – one they can’t afford to ignore.
Brokers react to National Bank compensation changes
National Bank announced changes to the compensation structure of its broker services this week and broker opinions diverge among those who say they won’t be affected and those who feel it will impact their decision to use the bank’s services.