Ron Butler

Has OSFI pulled its punches on HELOC regulation?

The banking regulator "chose not to be more aggressive" on reform, says mortgage veteran

Variable rates vs fixed rates – which will prevail in Canada?

The central bank’s record-low benchmark overnight rate is a major factor in accelerated demand

Risks, rewards and resets

The story of broker Dave Butler's rise has a little bit of everything. Having avoided a sudden, disappointing ending, Butler is ready to write the next chapter

CMHC's new rules will spur heightened home-buying activity – brokers

Many Canadians will attempt to purchase new homes before the adjusted rules take effect on July 1

How did Canada's top mortgage broker go without a CRM until May 2020?

It took the critical eye of an outsider to bring Butler Mortgage into the twenty-first century

Does Mortgage Professionals Canada serve brokers well?

The industry association turns 25 this year. How well is it doing in representing its members’ interests?

What Kanetix’s purchases of RateSpy and IntelliMortgage mean for brokers

Last week’s Kanetix purchase of and IntelliMortgage could be a sign of things to come for the broker channel

What effect will the First-Time Home Buyer Incentive have?

Brokers aren’t sold on the government’s recently announced plan to give CMHC an equity stake in first-timers’ mortgages

MPC accused of being 'all in it for the money'

Brokers weigh in on the role MPC plays in the industry

Is it time to call Canadian real estate "a bubble?"

Is calling Canada’s real estate phenomenon "a bubble" accurate?