Our blog posts and featured news

Our blog

Elan Weintraub Quoted in The Globe and Mail – Liberals’ proposed cut to federal mortgage insurance rates won’t make housing more affordable, experts say

Elan Weintraub Quoted in The Globe and Mail – Liberals’ proposed cut to federal mortgage insurance rates won’t make housing more affordable, experts say

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-liberals-proposed-cut-to-federal-mortgage-insurance-rates-wont-make/ A Liberal Party promise to cut federal mortgage insurance…

Read Article
Michelle Farrugia and Shabnam Gill – CMP Rising Stars 2021

Michelle Farrugia and Shabnam Gill – CMP Rising Stars 2021

https://www.mpamag.com/ca/best-in-mortgage/rankings/rising-stars-2021/288849 THE LEADERS OF TOMORROW CMP spotlights 63 up-and-coming young…

Read Article
Shawn Stillman Quoted on Mortgage Broker News – Is the housing market slowing down?

Shawn Stillman Quoted on Mortgage Broker News – Is the housing market slowing down?

https://www.mpamag.com/ca/news/general/is-the-housing-market-slowing-down/287535 Speaking with Mortgage Broker News, Shawn Stillman (pictured), principal…

Read Article
Shabnam Gill Winner Canadian Mortgage Award – Young Achiever of the Year

Shabnam Gill Winner Canadian Mortgage Award – Young Achiever of the Year

https://canadianmortgageawards.com/winners-finalists/2021#s For 15 years now, the annual Canadian Mortgage Awards…

Read Article
Shawn Stillman and Phil Cragg – Top 75 Brokers in Canada

Shawn Stillman and Phil Cragg – Top 75 Brokers in Canada

https://www.mpamag.com/ca/best-in-mortgage/top-75-brokers-2021/309438 In 2020, the mortgage industry was as stunned as…

Read Article
Elan Weintraub Quoted in the Globe and Mail – Thinking about buying a second property? Here’s how to finance it

Elan Weintraub Quoted in the Globe and Mail – Thinking about buying a second property? Here’s how to finance it

  https://www.theglobeandmail.com/featured-reports/article-thinking-about-buying-a-second-property-heres-how-to-finance-it/ “The goal is to unlock the equity in…

Read Article
For the 5th consecutive year Mortgage Outlet is one of Canada’s top independent brokerages

For the 5th consecutive year Mortgage Outlet is one of Canada’s top independent brokerages

https://www.mortgagebrokernews.ca/special-reports/top-independent-brokerages-2021-353552.aspx For Elan Weintraub, director and broker at five-time Top…

Read Article
Shawn Stillman Quoted on Mortgage Broker News – Number of high-value mortgages spikes in Toronto

Shawn Stillman Quoted on Mortgage Broker News – Number of high-value mortgages spikes in Toronto

  https://www.mortgagebrokernews.ca/news/number-of-highvalue-mortgages-spikes-in-toronto-337501.aspx According to Shawn Stillman, principal broker at Mortgage…

Read Article
Christelle Mwamba Quoted on Mortgage Broker News – The power of referrals

Christelle Mwamba Quoted on Mortgage Broker News – The power of referrals

  https://www.mortgagebrokernews.ca/people/the-power-of-referrals-335791.aspx Christelle Mwamba is a wealth of knowledge. She’s…

Read Article
Shawn Stillman Quoted on Toronto Stories – Million-Dollar Mortgages in Toronto the New Norm Amid Pandemic: Report

Shawn Stillman Quoted on Toronto Stories – Million-Dollar Mortgages in Toronto the New Norm Amid Pandemic: Report

  https://torontostoreys.com/million-dollar-mortgages-toronto-lowestrates/ Shawn Stillman, principal broker at Mortgage Outlet, told…

Read Article
Elan Weintraub Quoted on Mortgage Broker News – Tips for rookies from some of Canada’s top brokers

Elan Weintraub Quoted on Mortgage Broker News – Tips for rookies from some of Canada’s top brokers

  https://www.mortgagebrokernews.ca/news/tips-for-rookies-from-some-of-canadas-top-brokers-332612.aspx “Top brokers are having record years,” said Mortgage…

Read Article
Elan Weintraub Quoted on Realtor.ca – Everything you need to know about reverse mortgages

Elan Weintraub Quoted on Realtor.ca – Everything you need to know about reverse mortgages

  https://www.realtor.ca/blog/postpage/14024/1361/everything-you-need-to-know-about-reverse-mortgages Now more than ever, Canada’s experienced homeowners are…

Read Article
Shawn Stillman Quoted on Mortgage Broker News – Faith and grit are a broker’s most powerful tools

Shawn Stillman Quoted on Mortgage Broker News – Faith and grit are a broker’s most powerful tools

  https://www.mortgagebrokernews.ca/people/shawn-stillman-faith-and-grit-are-a-brokers-most-powerful-tools-330040.aspx The road to success in the mortgage space…

Read Article
Phil Cragg Quoted on Mortgage Broker News – What makes a mortgage professional a top contender

Phil Cragg Quoted on Mortgage Broker News – What makes a mortgage professional a top contender

  https://www.mortgagebrokernews.ca/people/phil-cragg-on-what-makes-a-mortgage-professional-a-top-contender-329580.aspx With an established track record of service to…

Read Article
Shawn Stillman Quoted on The Financial Post – Some Canadian banks freeze new financing for commercial properties on COVID-19 concerns

Shawn Stillman Quoted on The Financial Post – Some Canadian banks freeze new financing for commercial properties on COVID-19 concerns

  https://financialpost.com/pmn/business-pmn/some-canadian-banks-freeze-new-financing-for-commercial-properties-on-covid-19-concerns Some owners who are unable to sell their…

Read Article
Shawn Stillman Quoted on Canadian Mortgage Trends – Why Are Mortgage Rates Rising?

Shawn Stillman Quoted on Canadian Mortgage Trends – Why Are Mortgage Rates Rising?

  https://www.canadianmortgagetrends.com/2020/03/mortgage-rates-rising/ “I think if you’re a bank, you’re scared…

Read Article
Shawn Stillman Quoted on WealthProfessional.ca – Doors open for stronger reverse-mortgage use in Canada

Shawn Stillman Quoted on WealthProfessional.ca – Doors open for stronger reverse-mortgage use in Canada

  https://www.wealthprofessional.ca/news/industry-news/doors-open-for-stronger-reverse-mortgage-use-in-canada/324942 The costs of taking on a reverse mortgage…

Read Article
Shawn Stillman Quoted on BNN Bloomberg – Don’t-pay-til-you-die reverse mortgages are booming in Canada

Shawn Stillman Quoted on BNN Bloomberg – Don’t-pay-til-you-die reverse mortgages are booming in Canada

  https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/don-t-pay-til-you-die-reverse-mortgages-are-booming-in-canada-1.1316615 “When they think of their cash flow, they’re…

Read Article
Shawn Stillman Quoted on The Globe and Mail – The truth about Ottawa’s First Time Home Buyer Incentive (and you’re probably not going to like it)

Shawn Stillman Quoted on The Globe and Mail – The truth about Ottawa’s First Time Home Buyer Incentive (and you’re probably not going to like it)

  https://www.theglobeandmail.com/investing/personal-finance/household-finances/article-ottawas-first-time-home-buyer-incentive-who-wins-and-who-loses/ It’s an especially good tactic for short-term homeowners…

Read Article
Shawn Stillman Quoted on Mortgage Broker News – Toronto real estate ripe for laundering money

Shawn Stillman Quoted on Mortgage Broker News – Toronto real estate ripe for laundering money

  https://www.mortgagebrokernews.ca/news/toronto-real-estate-ripe-for-laundering-money-255966.aspx In the broker channel, Shawn Stillman, says there…

Read Article
Elan Weintraub Quoted on Mortgage Broker News –BoC touts long-term mortgages to open MBS market

Elan Weintraub Quoted on Mortgage Broker News –BoC touts long-term mortgages to open MBS market

  https://www.mortgagebrokernews.ca/news/boc-touts-longterm-mortgages-to-open-mbs-market-257119.aspx Lenders are chary about propagating the advantages of…

Read Article
Top 10 Mortgage Mistakes

Top 10 Mortgage Mistakes

So you need a mortgage.  The bad news is that…

Read Article
Elan Weintraub Quoted on Mortgage Broker News –  TREB joins chorus demanding B-20 repeal

Elan Weintraub Quoted on Mortgage Broker News – TREB joins chorus demanding B-20 repeal

  https://www.mpamag.com/ca/news/general/treb-joins-chorus-demanding-b-20-repeal/284841 “The most important thing to consider with the…

Read Article
Elan Weintraub Quoted on Livabl – Where are Canadian mortgage rates headed in 2019? Experts weigh in

Elan Weintraub Quoted on Livabl – Where are Canadian mortgage rates headed in 2019? Experts weigh in

  https://www.livabl.com/2019/01/canadian-mortgage-rates-2019-experts.html While that may still be a majority consensus…

Read Article
Shawn Stillman Quoted on Mortgage Broker News – Unique partnership expedites turnaround times

Shawn Stillman Quoted on Mortgage Broker News – Unique partnership expedites turnaround times

  https://www.mortgagebrokernews.ca/news/alternative-lending/unique-partnership-expedites-turnaround-times-251338.aspx Ultimately, forging indomitable relationships with up-and-coming as well…

Read Article
Shawn Stillman Quoted on The Globe and Mail – A quiet rule change will make it tougher for Canadians with a HELOC to get a second mortgage

Shawn Stillman Quoted on The Globe and Mail – A quiet rule change will make it tougher for Canadians with a HELOC to get a second mortgage

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/investing/personal-finance/household-finances/article-a-quiet-rule-change-will-make-it-tougher-for-canadians-with-a-heloc-to/ Lenders often try to approve borrowers for the maximum…

Read Article
Shawn Stillman Quoted on Mortgage Broker News -Toronto has rebounded

Shawn Stillman Quoted on Mortgage Broker News -Toronto has rebounded

  https://www.mortgagebrokernews.ca/news/toronto-has-rebounded-247704.aspx “The condo market is still on fire—it never…

Read Article
Elan Weintraub Quoted on Mortgage Broker News – Honesty is the best policy for lenders

Elan Weintraub Quoted on Mortgage Broker News – Honesty is the best policy for lenders

  https://www.mortgagebrokernews.ca/news/honesty-is-the-best-policy-for-lenders-243747.aspx Mortgage Outlet won Best Newcomer Mortgage Brokerage at…

Read Article
Shawn Stillman Quoted on Mortgage Broker News – Federal Conservatives decry B-20, push for study to examine effects

Shawn Stillman Quoted on Mortgage Broker News – Federal Conservatives decry B-20, push for study to examine effects

  https://www.mortgagebrokernews.ca/news/federal-conservatives-decry-b20-push-for-study-to-examine-effects-243748.aspx Mortgage Outlet’s Principal Broker Shawn Stillman doesn’t believe…

Read Article
Shawn Stillman Quoted on The Financial Post – Meet the alternative mortgage lender who’s a last resort for desperate homebuyers bigger banks won’t touch

Shawn Stillman Quoted on The Financial Post – Meet the alternative mortgage lender who’s a last resort for desperate homebuyers bigger banks won’t touch

  https://financialpost.com/real-estate/mortgages/meet-the-alternative-mortgage-lender-whos-become-a-last-resort-for-desperate-homebuyers-bigger-banks-wont-touch There’s no question Firm Capital would be considered…

Read Article
Elan Weintraub Quoted on Mortgage Broker News -Some semblance of solace for domestic buyers?

Elan Weintraub Quoted on Mortgage Broker News -Some semblance of solace for domestic buyers?

  https://www.mortgagebrokernews.ca/news/broker-networks/some-semblance-of-solace-for-domestic-buyers-237926.aspx As of this month, the charter bank discontinued…

Read Article
Shawn Stillman Quoted on Mortgage Broker News – Borrowers finally coming out of woodwork

Shawn Stillman Quoted on Mortgage Broker News – Borrowers finally coming out of woodwork

  https://www.mortgagebrokernews.ca/news/broker-networks/borrowers-finally-coming-out-of-woodwork-237002.aspx According to Mortgageoutlet.ca Principal Broker Shawn Stillman, buyers…

Read Article
Mortgage Pre-approvals Should Be Illegal In Canada

Mortgage Pre-approvals Should Be Illegal In Canada

Lately, I’ve been getting panic calls from real estate buyers…

Read Article
Elan Weintraub Quoted on Mortgage Broker News – Getting one step ahead

Elan Weintraub Quoted on Mortgage Broker News – Getting one step ahead

  https://www.mortgagebrokernews.ca/news/alternative-lending/getting-one-step-ahead-235418.aspx Mortgageoutlet.ca, one of the largest brokerages in Canada,…

Read Article
Shawn Stillman Quoted on The Financial Post – Canada’s housing risks haven’t gone away — they’ve just moved to the shadows

Shawn Stillman Quoted on The Financial Post – Canada’s housing risks haven’t gone away — they’ve just moved to the shadows

https://financialpost.com/real-estate/risk-shifts-to-shadows-in-canadas-whac-a-mole-housing-market Despite the expectation that MICs will see more business,…

Read Article
Shawn Stillman Quoted on Mortgage Broker News – Toronto brokers react to latest sales stats

Shawn Stillman Quoted on Mortgage Broker News – Toronto brokers react to latest sales stats

  https://www.mortgagebrokernews.ca/news/toronto-brokers-react-to-latest-sales-stats-226408.aspx “I think there’s no reason to panic. I…

Read Article