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Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Five mortgage market truths, like you can do better than 2.99% – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Here are five things you need to know about the mortgage market as the spring home-buying season gets going: 1. That 2.99 per cent Bank of Montreal five-year mortgage isn’t quite as good as it sounds. BMO’s recent move to bring its rate below the psychologically significant 3-per-cent mark for fixed-rate five-year mortgages is being treated as […]

Leaving the city (and the big mortgage) behind – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Slightly more than three years ago, I sat down with my wife after a lousy commute and discussed why we were still in Toronto. Sure, she had a good job in the city, but I was freelance, and with two young children in elementary school, we pondered whether there were other options. The positives were […]

Is it time to regulate road reps? – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Should bank road reps come under industry regulation? This is the question some brokers are asking as the heated debate onroad reps appropriating the mortgage broker title continues to a simmer. “I think this is the perfect time to look into having road reps licensed and regulated,” said Brian Lambert, broker with Real Mortgage Associates in Barrie, Ont. […]

New investment hot spots emerge

Two B.C. cities are tops on a list of Canada’s investment hot spots, according to a recent report from Business Review Canada. The review broke down Canada’s regional economies by province, and then dug deeper to find emerging markets in small to mid-size communities ripe with opportunity for investors. When the dust had settled, the […]


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