Author - Behdad Hosseini

Why alternative lenders keep growing

One of the prevailing themes on this blog has been documenting the growth of the alternative mortgage market. There are various reasons for this growth. Traditionally...

Are mortgages finally going digital?

There was a time when just about all banking was synonymous with inconvenience. Had a cheque that needed to be cashed after work? Too bad. Bank was closed. Short on cash...

New mortgage regulations, same story

Guidelines recently imposed by Canada’s federal financial regulator serve as a perfect example of the state of Canada’s mortgage sector, and why the alternative...

Canada’s responsible mortgage borrowing

One of the ongoing public narratives about the Canadian economy is that Canadians are forever exposing themselves to the increased risk of personal debt. However, such a...

Mortgages are still viable options

Canada’s real-estate and mortgage sectors have been booming now for years. One reason for this has been the relatively low interest rates offered by Canada’s central...

Canada’s market is still strong

In Canada’s real-estate and mortgage markets, there continues to be a lot of talk about a “bubble” that’s ready to burst at any moment now. The problem, however...