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Remembering Michael Ellenzweig and his contributions to Canada’s mortgage industry

Michael Ellenzweig aspired to be a mortgage broker ever since the age of 13.

It was a dream sparked by the lifestyle of his best friend Howard’s family while growing up in Hamilton, ON. During Ellenzweig’s 2007 Mortgage Hall of Fame acceptance speech, he fondly remembered how Howard’s family had a Pontiac convertible and would drive down to Florida every Christmas. In contrast, his own family, being a one-car household, stayed home.

“I wanted to be a mortgage broker when I grew up. And that’s what happened,” he said.

After university, he moved to Toronto to start his career. “I didn’t know that many people here and I knew even less about the mortgage business,” he recalled. “So, I joined OMBA, the Ontario Mortgage Brokers Association, and I got involved.”

The rest, as they say, was history.

When Ellenzweig…

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