January 31st, 2011

Mortgage Career: True North Mortgage – Mortgage Agent

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Company: True North Mortgage
Position Title: Mortgage Agent
Years of Experience: 2
Required Licenses:  Yes
Locations of Position: Vancouver, Halifax, Montreal and Calgary


Mortgage Agent

True North Mortgage is looking for Mortgage Agents in their NEW Vancouver, Halifax, Montreal and Calgary downtown locations.

Mission Statement:

To offer Canada wide mortgages at best rates with friendly, informative and rapid service.

Our locations enable clients to interact with our agents face to face.

Job Description:

Essential abilities:

  • willingness to work downtown during regular business hours;
  • answer the phone in a courteous manner;
  • work independently to solve problems;
  • work as a team member with other mortgage agents;
  • have a strong knowledge base in general computer tasks/programs;
  • keep office, desk and supplies tidy.

Considered a strong asset (must be willing to learn if not already capable):

  • manage mortgage applications via internet, phone and face to face;
  • determine the needs of prospective clients;
  • submit a completed mortgage application to the appropriate lender;
  • ensure all conditions are met and complete the file.

The successful candidate will not be responsible for generating any sales leads, however sales experience will be considered a strong asset.

The position will pay a base salary with a bonus for each completed file in the store. The base will be between $42,000 to $49,000 depending on experience. The bonus will add another $8,000 to $20,000 per year. (Includes benefits.)

Requirements:

  • strong administrative skills;
  • licensing required or willingness to complete;
  • two year’s experience in the Mortgage industry;
  • banking experience preferred;
  • able to administer over $3,000,000/month in mortgage business preferred.

The successful candidate must be friendly, reliable, intelligent and professional. We thank you for your application, but only qualified candidates will be contacted.

All applicants please email and forward your resume to joe@truenorthmortgage.ca or phone 877-301-6699

Live Chat on the New Mortgage Rules

AMBAIf you’re still unsure about how the government’s new mortgage rules will affect you, the Alberta Mortgage Brokers Association (AMBA) is hosting a live chat on the topic.

It takes place Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 9:00 p.m. ET (7:00 p.m. MT / 6:00 p.m. PT).

Here’s the link to sign up:  Mortgage Rules Webinar

You can ask a question when you register or participate in the live chat.

The session will be hosted by Todd Fralic (past AMBA president). It’s geared to both consumers and industry folks alike.

Based on the turnout of AMBA’s last webinar, there should be hundreds in attendance from across the country.

Mortgage Career: VERICO Primex Mortgages Inc. – Sub-Mortgage Broker

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Company: 
VERICO Primex Mortgages Inc.
Position Title:
Sub-Mortgage Brokers
Years of Experience Required:
2 years plus
Are licenses or registrations required?:  Yes 
Location of Position:  Maple Ridge / Tri-Cities, B.C.
How should candidates contact you?:  Email: trish@primexmortgages.com


Sub-Mortgage Broker

Our growing and expanding mortgage brokerage is now hiring experienced Sub Mortgage Brokers. Ideally applicants will have at least 2 years experience and an established network and volume.  We are looking for skilled individuals with a proven track record who are highly motivated and success driven. We are part of Canada’s leading mortgage broker network and have all the tools and assistance you need to ensure your success. Opportunities currently available to be in-house mortgage broker for busy real estate office that will provide you ample opportunity to add to your existing volume and increase your business.

By joining our team, you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Top tier industry splits
  • Volume bonuses
  • No monthly fees
  • Status levels with lenders offering rate discounts and rewards programs
  • Dedicated underwriters
  • State of the art technology providing you all the marketing tools you will need to grow your business
  • Personal websites at no cost to you
  • CRM at no cost to you
  • Ongoing Broker support, regular training classes and bi-weekly meetings

Requirements:

  • Highly driven and self motivated
  • Comfortable and willing to present to groups
  • Strong people and interpersonal skills
  • Industry knowledge with insurers and lenders
  • Current registration as Sub Mortgage Broker in BC

If you are interested in taking your business to the next level, please reply to this posting with your resume and cover letter.

All applications will be kept 100% confidential, thank you for your interest in this opening, only qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Rate Hike Sentiment Wanes Somewhat

Overnight-Index-SwapsCheck out how the yield on one-year overnight index swaps (OIS) has fallen out of bed over the last 11 days: click here for chart

The 1-year OIS trades in a multi-billion marketplace. Traders use it to bet on what the Bank of Canada’s key lending rate will average over the next 12 months.

Just over a week ago, the market was pricing in a “100%” chance of a rate hike by the BoC’s July 19 meeting.

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January 28th, 2011

The New Regulations Countdown

Regulations-for-Mortgages-TighteningIn less than seven weeks, 35-year amortizations will disappear on high-ratio insured mortgages. At the same time, the limit on insured refinances will drop to 85% loan-to-value (from 90%).¹

Borrowers have no later than Thursday, March 17 to arrange a signed lender approval under today’s mortgage insurance guidelines.

This affects people that might want:

  • A 35-year amortization to boost their monthly cash flow or augment their purchasing power; or…
  • A 90% LTV refinance to consolidate high-interest debt, pay for renovations or education, buy investments or fund a rental property down payment

The coming deadline will cause thousands of people to hasten their mortgage plans. Thus far, we’ve heard multiple lenders reporting above-normal mortgage volumes. These elevated volumes will likely continue for the next seven weeks, culminating in an especially busy stretch from March 14-17.

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January 25th, 2011

TD Adds Payment Flexibility

TD-BankTD polled 1,001 Canadians in December and found that:

  • 83% would like the ability to lower their monthly payments during an unexpected life or work event
  • 75% would like the ability to skip a payment during an unexpected financial shortfall
  • 65% would like the ability to postpone payments during a planned care leave or extended holiday

Other things being equal, it’s interesting these percentages aren’t higher. Payment flexibility can be a big stress reliever when you need it.

With this in mind, TD has announced a set of new payment options. Customers who qualify can now:

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Mortgage Careers of the Week

Canadian first 

Company: Canadian First Financial
Position Title: Business Development Manager
Years of Experience: N/A
Required Licenses:  N/A
Location of Position: Toronto, ON


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Company: Spectrum-Canada Mortgage Services Inc.
Position Title: Licensed Mortgage Brokers
Years of Experience: N/A
Required Licenses:  FICOM sub-mortgage broker
Location of Position:  Burnaby, BC


Jessejohnson

Company:  Jessi Johnson Mortgage Team (VERICO)
Position Title: Mortgage Broker (sub-broker)
Years of Experience: Experience preferred but not essential
Required Licenses:  FICOM sub-mortgage broker
Location of Position: Greater Vancouver area


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