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April 15, 2019    Yes, you can be a homeowner
The news is full of negatives about housing market slowdowns, mortgage stress tests that shut millennials out of homeownership, low inventory, a slowing economy – it goes on. Although it may seem gloomy ...
March 22, 2019    Anatomy of mortgage changes
There is little doubt that housing sales have slowed down in the past year, due in large part to stricter mortgage regulations. Part of those regulations is a mortgage stress test that requires borrowers ...
February 21, 2019    What if thoughts were things? 
By Bud Jorgenson, Vice-President, Prairie Region TMG The Mortgage Group I was speaking with a mortgage broker recently who was struggling as their volume was down from previous years. They explained ...
January 26, 2019    The Canadian economy and the housing market
We are living in strange times, economically speaking. Mortgage stress tests have slowed the housing market and may be one of the reasons the Bank of Canada has signaled it may pause on increasing interest ...
January 22, 2019    Le Groupe Hypothécaire TMG Quebec aligns with EXPERT IMMOBILIER PM
TMG Mortgage Group is proud to announce that it has signed a strategic alliance with EXPERT IMMOBILIER PM, a real estate company with offices and brokers across the province of Quebec. With the upcoming ...
January 3, 2019    TMG The Mortgage Group continues to grow with SafeBridge Financial Group
TMG The Mortgage Group is proud to announce a new, strategic affiliation with SafeBridge Financial Group. At a time when incredible change is taking place in the mortgage industry, TMG The Mortgage Group ...
December 6, 2018    The Upside of Alternative and/or Unregulated Lenders
A recent report from the Bank of Canada reviewed the impact of the government's policy changes on the mortgage market. It found that overall market activity had slowed -- something we knew would happen. ...
October 23, 2018    Grateful for my time with MPC
I believe in the power of reflection – looking back as objectively as possible to evaluate an outcome and take the lessons from past experiences so they can be applied to the future. As I conclude my ...
October 11, 2018    5 Tips for Success
A colleague asked me recently if I could share a couple of things that I do each week that helps me to be successful. I often look to others for inspiration so I was quite flattered to be asked this ...
September 24, 2018    What the TREB ruling means for you
Ever wondered what that house across the street sold for? That information was only available to you through a Realtor, but not anymore. The recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada, refusing to ...
July 17, 2018    Interest rate increase has winners
Believe it or not, the recent .25% rise in the prime interest rate is an indicator of a healthy economy. Despite trade tensions, Canada's economy looks to be weathering the tariff storm well, for now. ...
June 26, 2018     Breakfast Club of Canada at Work in Our Schools
Quebec government takes action with additional funding for children’s breakfasts. Quebec school boards will be receiving additional funding to serve breakfasts in all primary schools located in disadvantaged ...
June 14, 2018    Housing affordability continues to erode
New mortgage rules, rising interest rates, and stress tests have definitely cooled housing market activity by making it more challenging for some to qualify for mortgage. An unwelcome consequence continues ...
May 18, 2018    NU Stream Realty Inc and NU Stream Mortgage Inc chooses TMG The Mortgage Group
TMG The Mortgage Group is proud to announce a strategic affiliation with NU Stream Realty Inc and NU Stream Mortgage Inc located in B.C. NU Stream was searching for a partner with similar values to help ...
May 10, 2018    TMG’s Co-founder Wins Lifetime Achievement Award
In July, 1990 Debbie Thomas and her husband/ business partner Grant opened TMG. In the ensuing 28 years, TMG has grown its presence in the marketplace from four brokers in a small office, to more than ...
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 Hypothécaire 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 ...
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