Robert McLaughlin Sr. Mortgage Professional

Robert McLaughlin

Sr. Mortgage Professional

2316 6 Street NE, Calgary, Alberta










“We Build Partnerships That Deliver Trusted Financial Solutions” 


Welcome to my Website! 


My name is Robert McLaughlin and I am a Sr. Mortgage Professional with Verico CML Canadian Mortgage Lender. I work hand in hand with my business partner Chris Stewart who is also a Sr. Mortgage Professional with CML Canadian Mortgage Lender. Combined we have 60 years’ experience in the Financial Services Industry that includes 30 years as Licensed Mortgage Professionals. While we work for our clients, we offer them mortgage financing that meets their current needs and builds the foundation to encompass their ever-changing life and financial strategies. 


We provide our clients a choice, through our extensive lender network, and work daily within the Prime, Alternative and Private Mortgage Segments to secure the best available products. This enables us to deliver un-biased navigation of rates, terms and mortgage products, while working as partners with our clients to ensure that they are educated on the financing process.  


Here are some examples of mortgage financing that we can do: 


Pre-Qualify                                      Purchase                                  Builds & Draws                            Purchase + Improvements 

Spousal Buyouts                            Refinances                               Debt Consolidation                     Equity Take Outs 

Second Mortgages                        Combination Mortgages        Reverse Mortgages                     Interest Only 


Whether you have challenges with income, bruised credit, current or former bankruptcy, owe income taxes or GST or have no challenges at all, we have great products and rates that can maximize your mortgage and financial strategies. 


Contact us today and let’s talk. 



BLOG / NEWS Updates

Bank of Canada maintains policy rate, continues quantitative tightening

The Bank of Canada today held its target for the overnight rate at 4%, with the Bank Rate at 4% and the deposit rate at 4%. The Bank is also continuing its policy of quantitative tightening. Global economic developments have evolved broadly in line with the outlook in the January Monetary Policy Report (MPR). Global growth continues to slow, and inflation, while still too high, is coming down due primarily to lower energy prices. In the United States and Europe, near-term outlooks for growth and inflation are both somewhat higher than expected in January. In particular, labour markets remain tight, and elevated core inflation is persisting. Growth in China is rebounding in the first quarter. Commodity prices have evolved roughly in line with the Banks expectations, but the strength of Chinas recovery and the impact of Russias war in Ukraine remain key sources of upside risk. Financial conditions have tightened since January, and the US dollar has strengthened. In Canada, economic growth came in flat in the fourth quarter of 2022, lower than the Bank projected. With consumption, government spending and net exports all increasing, the weaker-than-expected GDP was largely because of a sizeable slowdown in inventory investment. Restrictive monetary policy continues to weigh on household spending, and business investment has weakened alongside slowing domestic and foreign demand. The labour market remains very tight. Employment growth has been surprisingly strong, the unemployment rate remains near historic lows, and job vacancies are elevated. Wages continue to grow at 4% to 5%, while productivity has declined in recent quarters. Inflation eased to 5.9% in January, reflecting lower price increases for energy, durable goods and some services. Price increases for food and shelter remain high, causing continued hardship for Canadians. With weak economic growth for the next couple of quarters, pressures in product and labour markets are expected to ease. This should moderate wage growth and also increase competitive pressures, making it more difficult for businesses to pass on higher costs to consumers. https://www.bankofcanada.ca/2023/03/fad-press-release-2023-03-08/?fbclid=IwAR2176FL0YpgrqcA-0CAxpkw1SEwR7InkZY3Pb1NZxGjS9tc70Bw6ARkj-Q

Home sales continue their downward trend in January

On a seasonally adjusted basis, home sales decreased 3.0% from December to January, a second monthly decline in three months. As a result, sales slipped to their lowest level since August 2010 (excluding the pandemic). As the Bank of Canada raised its policy rate in January and is expected to keep monetary conditions restrictive for most of 2023, the resale market could experience further declines in the months ahead and remain at a level of activity well below its historical overage. Adding to the weakness of the report, the decrease in sales was widespread across provinces, with only Ontario (+0.4%) and PEI (+6.0%) registering increases. On the supply side, new listings were up 3.3% in the month, a first increase in three months and the fastest one since February 2022. Still, we continue to see that there is a high proportion of sellers who are changing their minds, as we estimate that about one in five listings are withdrawn during the month. Despite this, the increase in listings combined to the low level of sales is allowing supply to rise in Canada as testified by the number of months of inventory increasing from 4.1 to 4.3 in January. This is up from the trough of 1.7 reached in the pandemic but remains low on a historical basis. As a result, the active-listing to sales ratio is easing but is still tighter than its historical average in the majority of Canadian provinces, with only B.C. and Manitoba indicating a ratio above average. On a year-over-year basis, home sales were down 39.4% compared to the second-strongest month of January in history last year. Sales were down in every province on a year-over- year basis, with the largest decline observed in B.C. (-49.0%) and the smallest in Newfoundland (-13.5%). https://www.nbc.ca/content/dam/bnc/taux-analyses/analyse-eco/logement/economic-news-resale-canada.pdf


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