Author: Pam Pikkert

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

29 Jul 2016

Acceptable Down Payment Sources

Posted by: Pam Pikkert

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

The level of documentation required for the average mortgage these days can be very frustrating. It can seem endless, very nitpicky and annoying because we are able to purchase a vehicle with just a paystub. There are a few reasons for the increased documentation requirements. The first is that the banks are mandated by the Read More

23 Jun 2016

Your First Mortgage Renewal

Posted by: Pam Pikkert

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

A lot can change in a year when it comes to mortgages. These changes can provide great opportunities for mortgagees to refinance their mortgage at the time of renewal in order to save money. Unfortunately, most people are under the impression that once they sign on the dotted line they are locked into their mortgage Read More

17 May 2016

Stop It!!!

Posted by: Pam Pikkert

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

Well folks I just do not get it. I do not understand why smart person after smart person continues to sign on the dotted line for the first offer they are given upon mortgage renewal. Case in point that has brought this to a head for me was just a couple weeks ago. The mortgage Read More

22 Apr 2016

What to Do After Your Credit Has Gone Bad

Posted by: Pam Pikkert

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

It is matter of fact that life can be much unexpected. Perhaps you have been hit hard by this economic downturn or maybe an illness or even just plain old mismanagement has left you with a series of late payments on your credit. No use crying over spilt milk so to speak. So, let’s look at Read More

1 Apr 2016

Do You Really Need a Ferrari Level Mortgage?

Posted by: Pam Pikkert

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

We all want the best. For instance, a Ferrari is way better than a minivan. It’s faster, sleeker and much more prestigious. But what if you have three children and drive to hockey every Saturday and need the extra space? All of a sudden that minivan is looking much more appealing. Then when you factor in the Read More

1 Mar 2016

How to Get a Fully Loaded Mortgage

Posted by: Pam Pikkert

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

Be it fully loaded or all the bells and whistles, as savvy consumers we want to know that we got every bit of extra awesomeness available to us and your mortgage should be no different. Sure you want the best rate, that’s a given. Wouldn’t you also like the extras which will make your mortgage Read More

2 Feb 2016

Tips to Painlessly Have Your Best Financial Year Ever

Posted by: Pam Pikkert

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

Welcome to the second month of 2016! We have all had a few weeks to settle in now and get back to reality and, as always, getting our finances in order is at the top of mind for many of us. Today we are going to look at a few tricks to help you navigate Read More

27 Jan 2016

How to Successfully Kill Your Financing Approval

Posted by: Pam Pikkert

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

Here is where you are currently sitting. You have successfully found your dream home. Negotiated like a true champion and kept your calm through the back and forth with the seller. Provided the endless supply of paperwork required by your lender to meet the financing condition. Set up all the things required for the big Read More

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