Running the Gamut in 2017

Running the Gamut in 2017

The real estate business has really ‘run the gamut’ this year. I love that phrase – the origin is traced back to a musical concept developed by a cool medieval monk named Guido who essentially invented the first syllable-note system (think Do, Re, Mi). Back in the good old days of 1050, the lowest theoretical note at that time was called Gamma (which is the bottom line on a bass clef). ‘Do’ was actually called ‘Ut’ back then. Put them together and you’ve got a new system of notes that people can learn without being able to read (very important at the time). Over time, the phrase “run the gamut” came to mean “cover the entire spectrum”. Any day that I can incorporate a musical...

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CMHC Fall Market Update

CMHC Fall Market Update

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has been helping Canadians meet their housing needs for more than 70 years. As Canada’s authority on housing, CMHC contributes to the stability of the housing market and financial system, provides support for Canadians in...
What’s the deal with home capital group?

What’s the deal with home capital group?

You may have noticed some alarming headlines in the news recently surrounding HCG and the effect that their troubles may have on the Canadian banking system at large. But what is HCG? HCG is among Canada’s largest ‘alternative mortgage lenders’. They do other things...
Aggressive sales at the bank

Aggressive sales at the bank

For starters – check out what Rob Carrick has to say from the Globe & Mail about this.   Just because the banks are extending you credit it does not mean you qualify for it. It would be hard to miss the CBC exposure of the Bank employees complaints of...