Broker Lender Market Share – Q4 2017 + MORE Mar 7th

Obtaining a mortgage or secured line of credit in Canada at the best rates is often a daunting task. We can help! Read the articles below for more info.
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How can an extra $100 boost your mortgage? + MORE Mar 28th

When it comes to mortgages, $100 isn’t going to get you very far. But what if you paid an extra $100 a month towards your mortgage? It’s not a lot of money these days, but it can add up to some solid savings over time. Let’s look at a $300,000 mortgage with a 2.89% rate and a 25-y.... More »

The Latest in Mortgage News – Fallout of High Home Prices Aug 31st

Despite slowing price gains in Vancouver and a moderation in Toronto, average home prices are still notoriously expensive. So how are these prices affecting the lives of residents in these two cities? Thanks to a new comprehensive survey released this week, we finally have some answers: High Home Pr.... More »

Broker Lender Market Share – Q1 2018 Jun 11th

Credit unions saw their slice of the broker pie shrink in Q1. That comes despite OSFI’s January 1 stress test, which played right into their hands given they are provincially regulated. Broker market share for CUs fell 0.6% versus Q1 2017. Less competitive pricing was a key reason. In particul.... More »

Should You Be Paying Your Mortgage Down Aggressively? May 12th

Last year a third of mortgage holders in Canada chose to pay their mortgages aggressively, which is to say they paid more than the amount required. And the numbers were higher for those who bought their properties after 2013. Instinctively it would make sense to pay off your mortgage as quickly as y.... More »
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Packing Less Punch: Millennials’ Home Purchasing Power Drops by $40K due to New Stress Test Rules + MORE May 6th

Millennials looking to purchase new property across Canada this year are going to have to settle for less. The average peak millennial’s purchasing power in Canada is 16.5 per cent lower than it was at this time last year, meaning they qualify for a mortgage of about $40,000 less than before. The.... More »
Mortgage Awards of Excellence Marketing Campaign of the Year Finalist!
I’m honoured to be named a finalist for Marketing Campaign of the Year at the inaugural Mortgage Awards of Excellence 2018 for this news site!
Thank you to my amazing clients and loyal readers!
Winners will be announced live during the awards on May 3, 2018. Regardless of the outcome, I’m thrilled to be named a finalist for something I truly enjoy doing
This site continues to evolve because you want to learn more about the mortgage industry, and you have trusted me to offer facts and my true opinions since I started this site in 2009.
I enjoy helping educate Canadians on the value of using a mortgage broker when making among the largest purchases of your lifetime – buying real estate!

I’m often asked why I started this site. It’s simple: I was tired of reading misinformation and twisted truths about mortgage brokering in Canada.
Back in 2009 when I created the site, there were some new blogs reporting on mortgage trends and offering ‘expert’ advice. (I use the term ‘expert’ loosely…

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TORONTO _ A guilty plea from a lawyer who had fled the country gave investigators the information they needed to lay charges against four men in a $17 million alleged mortgage fraud involving high-end Toronto properties, police said Tuesday.
The men, who are all from the Toronto area and between the ages of 45 and 53, face charges including fraud, conspiracy, forgery and money laundering, police said.
Police allege the men took part in a “sophisticated and complex” scheme involving “several high-end properties.”
Lawyer Golnaz Vakili’s flight from Canada in March 2013 was the reason it took five years to bring charges against the men, said Det. Alan Fazeli.
“She was the lawyer that was registering a lot of these things,” Fazeli said. “She was a missing piece.”
Vakili has since pleaded guilty to charges related to facilitating the frauds, he said.
Fazeli said numerous different methods were used in the alleged frauds, many of which involved properties in Toronto’s upscale Bridle Path area…

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Broker Lender Market Share – Q4 2017

– canadianmortgagetrends.com

Banks continued to eat up market share in the fourth quarter, growing their portion of the broker pie by 5.4 percentage points vs. Q4 2016. For the full year, banks seized a whopping 750 basis points of share, mainly from mortgage finance companies. Virtually no broker in Canada will be surprised by that. Among other […]

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