Author: Pam Pikkert

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

8 Jun 2017

Things Mortgage Professionals Wished Young Adults Knew

Posted by: Pam Pikkert

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

So we are going to do 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. This week we will look at young adults just starting out. Let’s outline five things you really need to be aware of Read More

23 May 2017

Mortgage facts to know before you buy this spring

Posted by: Pam Pikkert

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

Buying a home can be a really exciting time, so the last thing we want is for you to be hit by any surprises. Let’s take a look at five things to keep in mind before you write an offer. Get your mortgage in place before you write an offer. Meeting or speaking to an Read More

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

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