Lessons From the 2018 Digital Mortgage Conference – Part I + MORE Sep 21st

Learn more about Canadian mortgage rates, rules and the latest news – read on!
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“If you don’t view yourself as a technology company that does mortgages, you’re missing it.”—Bill Emerson, Vice Chairman, Quicken Loans   That quote encapsulated this week’s third annual Digital Mortgage Conference in Las Vegas. To compete in the next decade, brokers and lenders will have to provide consumers with the online experience they want in […]

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Rising interest rates and tighter mortgage lending rules may dampen the Canadian housing market in the coming months by reducing affordability for prospective buyers. That’s the latest outlook from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), which revised its fall housing forecast, saying now that sales will drop 9.8% and prices will soften 2.8% to $494,900. […]

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