Author: Pam Pikkert

13 Apr 2017

The Two Types of Mortgage Penalty Calculations

Posted by: Pam Pikkert

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

We have all heard the horror stories about huge mortgage penalties. Like the time your friend wanted to refinance her home so that she could open a small business only to find out that it was going to cost her a $13,000 penalty to break her mortgage. This should not come as a surprise. It Read More

5 Apr 2017

Your Mortgage is More than a Rate

Posted by: Pam Pikkert

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

The mortgage process can seem huge and overwhelming. It can be an emotional process because a mortgage is the loan you are taking to buy a home for yourself and your family which makes it infinitely more than just a loan. Or it may represent the loan you are taking to refinance your home to Read More

20 Feb 2017

3 Feb 2017

What Does It Actually Mean To Co-sign For a Mortgage?

Posted by: Pam Pikkert

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

There seems to be some confusion about what it actually means to co-sign on a mortgage and you know that where there is confusion, your trusted mortgage professional seeks to offer clarity. Let’s take a quick look at why you may be asked to co-sign and what you need to know before, during, and after Read More

19 Jan 2017

4 Steps To a Financially Fit You in 2017!

Posted by: Pam Pikkert

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

Well, you have likely noticed that it is time for resolutions according to the plethora of fitness equipment and organizational plastic bins on sale in every flyer you open. It seems fitting that we take a 4 step approach to positioning yourself for financial fitness in 2017 as well. So first of all, I am going Read More

13 Jan 2017

Now Is the Time To Get Pre-approved For Your Mortgage!

Posted by: Pam Pikkert

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

So 2016 was an exciting year in the mortgage world! The problem is that we mortgage professionals really hate it when things get exciting in our world. Between the economy and the federally mandated mortgage rule changes and their ensuing fallout, it is now more important than ever to get a solid pre-approval in place. Read More

7 Oct 2016

5 Reasons a Mortgage Broker is Your Best Choice

Posted by: Pam Pikkert

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

So it seems that there are still Canadian consumers who have reservations or misunderstandings about why a mortgage broker is their best choice. Time to take a quick look at 5 reasons you should use a broker. 1. Almost always free to use. 41% of consumers polled for the June 2016 Mortgage Professionals Canada “The Read More

30 Sep 2016

Once Upon a Mortgage

Posted by: Pam Pikkert

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

Do you remember the ‘choose your own adventure’ books? You would read through the story and watch as the hero or heroine battled through their struggles until you got to the page where your involvement was required. You could choose path A and turn to page X or you could choose path B and turn Read More

20 Sep 2016

How to Grow the Strong Credit

Posted by: Pam Pikkert

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

One of the comments I hear the most often from people is that they wish financial literacy was taught in school. I cannot agree more. The worst of it is when I meet with someone and though they have the employment and the down payment necessary to support the mortgage application, they do not have Read More

12 Sep 2016

From Pre-approval to Getting the Keys – Your Step By Step Guide

Posted by: Pam Pikkert

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

After diligently saving your pennies and carefully managing your credit to be as strong as possible you are finally ready to start house hunting for that perfect dream home. Between you and your new life lies the seemingly terrifying mortgage process so let’s go over what you can expect so there are no surprises along Read More

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