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

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B.C. home sales to fall as interest rates rise, but prices stay strong: BCREA + MORE Mar 10th

VANCOUVER _ Real estate experts in British Columbia predict residential home sales will dip this year but remain well above the province’s 10-year average, although they warn rising interest rates could leave some B.C. households “vulnerable.” The British Columbia Real Estate Assoc.... 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 »

My fellow partisans: How we can yell at each other more thoughtfully + MORE Mar 31st

Jason Lietaer is a conservative strategist and commentator who is the president of the national communications firm Enterprise Canada. He is an aspiring participant of championship parades to be held for the Leafs and Raptors. Over the past several years, fuelled by the rise of social media and an i.... More »
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How to Improve Your Credit Score – Student Edition + MORE Sep 15th

The new school year is in full swing and if you’re a university or college student, then you’ve probably already settled comfortably into your new routine and dorm room. As you buy books, begin assignments and make new friends, the last thing you’re likely thinking about is your credit. But.... More »
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Should You Accept That Pre-Approved Credit Limit Increase? Jun 5th

If you faithfully pay your loans, mortgage and credit cards each month, then you’ve probably received a call or letter from your bank with the news that you were pre-approved for a credit increase or a line of credit. You might be thinking, I don’t even use all the credit I currently have. I do.... 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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