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April 26, 2018    Condo investors and the housing market
A recent study titled, "Window Into the World of Condo Investors" by Shaun Hildebrand, senior vice-president of rental research firm Urbanation, and Benjamin Tal, senior economist with CIBC Capital Market, ...
April 24, 2018    TMG Mortgage Broker Runs 250KM for Breakfast Club of Canada
Can you imagine running a 250km ultra marathon over six days, in the Sahara Desert, while carrying all your supplies? Mathieu McCaie, a mortgage broker with TMG The Mortgage Group, based in New Brunswick, ...
April 10, 2018    The mortgage industry stresses quality over quantity¬†
The Canadian mortgage landscape has seen regulatory change after change combined with continued Government legislative changes since the Fall of 2016. Government changes to mortgage rules have been led ...
March 19, 2018    TMG The Mortgage Group expands to Quebec as Le Groupe Hypoth√©caire TMG
Canada's largest independent mortgage brokerage, TMG The Mortgage Group is excited to announce that as of April 2, 2018, it will be operating in all 10 provinces. The company will expand to Quebec, operating ...
February 15, 2018    Renewing your mortgage? Here's what you need to know
Consumers are much more informed these days about mortgages and mortgage products, and are highly engaged, especially millennials who are comfortable searching the Internet for information and rates. ...
January 18, 2018    Options for first time home buyers
Interest rates are going up, mortgage rules have changed and house prices in some parts of the country don't seem to be going down -- yet. This may not look good for first time home buyers who may find ...
January 3, 2018    Mortgage Broker vs. Bank Specialists
Mentor of the Year, 2017, Mortgage Professionals Canada What's best for consumers? We need to clear the air. We've recently come across marketing materials that some Bank mortgage specialists have been ...
December 18, 2017    Consider getting pre-approved before January 1, 2018
There is not a lot of time left. New home buyers may want to consider getting a pre-approval before the new rules come into effect on January 1, 2018. Some lenders have already implemented the new rules, ...
December 8, 2017    Mortgage fraud becoming more common
Real Estate and mortgage fraud is a growing concern to the industry as high prices in some markets have squeezed buyers and attracted perpetrators. The victims of fraud can include homeowners who find ...
October 27, 2017    A time of great change
As you know, the mortgage rules are changing once again, effective January 1. The introduction of the minimum qualifying rate (stress test), this time for uninsured buyers, may be the toughest change ...
October 5, 2017    Good reasons to use a mortgage broker
Owning a home is usually on a list of lifetime goals. And new home buyers usually have a lot of questions. Some worry about coming up with the down payment, some aren't sure about their credit scores, ...
September 10, 2017    Equifax Data Breach -- Here's What You Can Do Right Now
It is still unknown how many Canadians were affected by the security breach at credit-monitoring company Equifax Inc., which was revealed on Thursday, September 7. The breach could have an impact of ...
August 28, 2017    How to prepare for rising interest rates
Over the past few years it seemed every expert was telling us that interest rates would be rising, and now after years of record low rates, the Bank of Canada (BoC) has started to raise them. The first ...
August 8, 2017    Enough already!
Changes to the mortgage rules may have gone too far. Just when we think, when we are told, that the mortgage regulation pause button has been hit, we see the Bank of Canada (BOC) increase its overnight ...
July 23, 2017    We are TMG -- Our Story
It was 27 years ago this month that TMG The Mortgage Group was born. With a network of approximately 800 mortgage brokers and agents nationwide, TMG has assisted hundreds of thousands million Canadians ...
June 27, 2017    The Warren Buffet Factor
A lot has changed since Warren Buffet decided to invest in Home Capital and the Canadian housing market. The billionaire's company, Berkshire Hathaway, gave the beleaguered company a $400 million cash ...
June 12, 2017    Jobs an indicator of healthy economy
Despite mortgage rule changes, despite a housing market that seems to stymie the analysts, despite headlines that continue to volley back and forth between housing crashes and housing growth, and despite ...
May 8, 2017    Service comes with a cost -- how to reduce those pesky fees
There are far too many fees that we know of and even a few more that we are not aware of that are just added to our accounts. If you hate those fees, and who doesn't, then here are a few ways you can ...
April 19, 2017    Bidding Wars -- Cause or Effect?
What was once the phenomena of the two, major urban centres --Vancouver and Toronto -- has now bubbled over to smaller cities and communities within commuting distance of the big two. Bidding wars are ...
January 24, 2017    Buying homes in the millennial age
Late last Fall, Mortgage Professionals Canada (MPC) polled 2000 Canadians -- 540 were millennials (18-34-year-olds) -- across the country to get their feedback about the mortgage industry, mortgage brokers ...
December 30, 2016    10 crystal ball predictions for 2017
We are living in uncertain times..again. So, what can Canadians look forward to in the upcoming year -- the unpredictable, for sure; however, there are a few trends we can pretty much bank on -- maybe. ...
November 17, 2016    The Trump effect on Canada
It's been a week since Donald Trump was elected President of the U.S. and so far, we have seen markets react in typical jittery fashion. On the night of the election the market started to fall when it ...
October 5, 2016    A new world view -- the impact of the Millennial generation
The world has changed dramatically over the past eight years since the Global Recession hit in 2008. The biggest change and one that will have the biggest impact to future economies is the changing demographics ...
August 26, 2016    The state of the mortgage industry
Perhaps it's just that I am feeling a little nostalgic today or perhaps it's the Toronto heat and humidity starting to get to me, but I was curious to see just how far we, as a mortgage industry, have ...
August 3, 2016    The impact of BC's foreign tax
There are a lot of unknowns regarding BC's decision to tax foreign home buyers, a requirement that took effect this week. The impact on the market was immediate. Real estate agencies, mortgage brokers, ...
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