Author: Pam Pikkert

29 Sep 2017

Paperwork You MUST Keep

Posted by: Pam Pikkert

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

As a mortgage professional there are things I wish more people were aware of which is why we are going to take a look into the paperwork we all need to hold onto to avoid frustration or even a decline when applying for a mortgage. Each of the following is taken from real life observations Read More

20 Sep 2017

Mortgage Basics- Mortgage Types and Penalties

Posted by: Pam Pikkert

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

This is part two of our mortgage basics series. It is a good idea to revisit the basics when looking at a complex thing like a mortgage. There can be misunderstandings which crop up. The mortgage process can be very stressful as you wait for some anonymous entity top decide whether or not you are Read More

19 Sep 2017

Mortgage Basics – Types of Insurance

Posted by: Pam Pikkert

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

In part one of this two-part series, we will look at the types of insurances you will hear about during the mortgage process. Sometimes it is a good idea to revisit the basics when looking at a complex thing like a mortgage. There can be misunderstandings which crop up. The mortgage process can be very Read More

11 Sep 2017

Mortgage basics to keep you in the Know – Property Taxes

Posted by: Pam Pikkert

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

Sometimes it is a good idea to revisit the basics when looking at a complex thing like a mortgage.  There can be misunderstandings which crop up.   The mortgage process can be very stressful as you wait for some anonymous entity to decide whether or not you are able to buy the home of your dreams.  Read More

17 Aug 2017

What does the future hold for mortgages?

Posted by: Pam Pikkert

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

There have been a dizzying number of changes to the mortgage rules over the last six or seven years. The red hot markets in Toronto and Vancouver coupled with increased household debt and concerns over the risk to the Canadian tax payer through CMHC have caused the federal government to step in repeatedly. Here are Read More

26 Jul 2017

Reverse Mortgages – Maybe not as evil as you thought

Posted by: Pam Pikkert

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

The best part of writing about mortgages is that I get the chance to educate people about a topic which I find endlessly interesting. Reverse mortgages are certainly a topic which deserves some consideration. Everyone seems to be quite polarized over this issue so it seems it is past time we took a closer look. Read More

19 Jul 2017

Time to Be Heard Canada

Posted by: Pam Pikkert

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

I met with a client recently who wanted to get a pre-approval before he sold his home. His neighbour is a very grouchy man who causes my client and his family a lot of stress. He just wanted to sell his home and move into a new one away from this situation. I had to Read More

4 Jul 2017

Things That Mortgage Professionals Wish Those with Damaged Credit Knew

Posted by: Pam Pikkert

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

This is the fourth part of a series by Pam Pikkert of things the average mortgage professional wished people knew so that they would not be held back by inadvertent missteps. Life can go sideways and that is a fact. Illness, divorce, death, longest recession in 30 years or whatever the cause is, before you Read More

21 Jun 2017

Things Mortgage Professionals Wished the Self Employed Knew

Posted by: Pam Pikkert

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

This is the third part of a series by Pam Pikkert of things the average mortgage professional wished people knew so that they would not be held back by inadvertent missteps. The next installment in the things we wished people knew series is targeted at the self-employed. This intrepid group of risk takers are entrepreneurial Read More

14 Jun 2017

How to Interview a Mortgage Professional

Posted by: Pam Pikkert

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

This is the second part of a series over the next few weeks of things the average mortgage professional wished people knew so that they would not be held back by inadvertent missteps. There is so much information about everything these days and quite frankly it is overwhelming to say the least. You want to Read More

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