“Alt-A” Lenders

You've either heard of Alt-A lenders, and already have an opinion formulated, or you have no idea who they are, and what they do. Since we've been talking about the mortgage industry quite a bit recently, and potential changes that...

“Could CMHC Disappear Over Time?”

We were just talking about this very subject two weeks ago, and as if on cue, the Financial Post gives us a fantastic article! One of the largest complaints I hear about the mortgage industry from financially-responsible, somewhat better-off Canadians,...

Are You Sensitive?

I am.  My wife tells me all the time, but I think she's referring to something else... Let's talk about price sensitivity, specifically as it pertains to interest rates, and how a changing mortgage market affects some real estate buyers,...

Mr. Red and the Big Bad Bank

I recently had a mortgage moment from hell with a buyer client who was fully qualified! Here to tell the story in a guest blog are the mortgage brokers who saved my client from the abyss... (more…)

Bemoaning BMO

The Bank of Montreal has a new, special mortgage out right now that is getting rave reviews.....from BMO... But there are a lot of hidden issues with this product, and I'm going to expose them....right NOW! (more…)

The Mortgage Minute

.....or five minutes, if you will. I've hired a new camera-man and this video is a little easier to follow than last week's deliciously decadent pre-construction vid. Here's five minutes with one of the most knowledgable mortgage brokers in Canada;...