Realtor referrals challenge consumer protection
When it comes to one bank’s Realtor referral program, brokers are focusing on the wrong issue, according to one broker.
Broker channel bank offers referrals to Realtors
One big bank’s ongoing solicitation of real estate agents for referrals is frustrating brokers, who see it as a ploy to move mortgage business into the branch.
Broker under fire for ‘giving back to the community’
One broker and a few industry players are facing criticism for co-opting a social media campaign and trying to help Vancouverites afford housing.
Verico and DLC brokers merge
From rivals to partners, two competing brokerages merge under the Dominion banner.
Merger creates regional powerhouse
With business getting more competitive, are we set to see more brokerage mergers?
Canada’s market more exposed than pre-crisis America?
He’s at it again. The economist responsible for the most dire real estate prediction to date now believes the Canadian market is more overleveraged than America’s just prior to the economic crisis.
Brokers fear Oliver’s budget promise
The government made a pledge in the federal budget that brokers can’t afford to gloss over, cautions one industry vet, worried about the possibility of higher mortgage rates.
New org draws comparisons to similar successful entity
The verdict is still out for some, but many brokers are applauding the launch of a unified broker association being compared to the nation’s Realtor organization.
Optimism after months of bleakness in one major market
With oil prices slightly rebounding, can Alberta-based brokers expect business to follow suit?
Wealth advisors becoming brokers?
Brokers, better get scrappy. Regulatory changes in another sector are threatening to draw more players into mortgage brokering despite the soft market.