Canadian Mortgage Trends

Canadian Mortgage Trends (CMT) delivers the latest mortgage news in Canada for homeowners, online mortgage brokers, and real estate professionals. Author, Rober McLister is one of Canada’s best-known mortgage experts, a mortgage columnist for The Globe and Mail, editor of (CMT) and founder of intelliMortgage Inc. and Robert created CMT in 2006. The publication now attracts 550,000+ annual readers, is a four-time Canadian Mortgage Awards recipient and has been named one of Canada’s best personal finance sites by the Globe & Mail. Prior to entering the mortgage world, Robert was an equities trader for eleven years and a finance graduate from the University of Michigan Business School.

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Reaction to CMHC’s Clampdown on Mortgage Fraud

Last month the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) formally asked the Canada Revenue Agency to take a more active role in verifying income claimed on mortgage applications in an effort to clamp down on mortgage fraud. The CMHC says the m...

The Latest in Mortgage News – Is the Housing Market Turning a Corner?

While Vancouver area home sales are still posting year-over-year declines, signs are appearing in the Greater Toronto Area that the worst of the housing correction is now over. Experts say that likely won’t be enough to stave off a slowdown in nati...

How Brokers Can Harness the Power of Video Emails

Personalization and persuasion are the latest trends in capturing attention. Although emails can be made personalized and persuasive, there’s nothing like a real-time conversation. A medium that covers all the critical non-verbal elements of commun...

Stress Test Impacts Measured

The government’s latest mortgage rule changes have caused an imbalance between supply and demand in almost every region of the country, and will result in an estimated 200,000 fewer jobs being created over the next three years. Those are among the ...

National Home Sales at Five-Year Low

National home sales fell 10.7% to a five-year low in June, the Canadian Real Estate Association reported. Prices have also softened by 1.3% to an average of $496,000, ($389,000, once the Greater Vancouver and Toronto areas are excluded). The situatio...