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23 Jun 2017

Welcome to Canada-Buying a home in Canada is a big step

Posted by: Alison Lopes

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

Oh Canada; Our home and Native Land. The land of opportunity. You’ve arrived in a new country with hopes and dreams. If you’re an immigrant like me, one of these dreams is to own a home, and what better way to put down roots. The first thing you want to do is open a bank Read More

22 Jun 2017

Perfume for peace-Our House Spring 2017

Posted by: Jeremy Deutsch

Lead Writer

The following is from the Spring issue of Dominion Lending Centres’ Our House Magazine. A Halifax-based entrepreneur runs her flourishing fragrance business from home From her home in Halifax, N.S., Barb Stegemann could be on the phone with a supplier halfway around the world and have her daughter’s favourite casserole in the oven at the 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

20 Jun 2017

Keeping your economic future on the right path

Posted by: Angela Calla

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

Most working Canadians have an income range in the middle class. This income class includes teachers, firefighters, plumbers, engineers, nurses, construction managers and chefs – workers from across the economic spectrum. They provide and consume the bulk of services that keep society afloat, driving economic growth and investment with every purchase. The middle class also Read More

19 Jun 2017

Are you looking for a mortgage as if it were a commodity?

Posted by: Len Lane

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

I’ve heard brokers say more than once that mortgages are a commodity, by definition a commodity is a basic good used in commerce that is interchangeable with other commodities of the same type. That doesn’t sound like mortgages to me. While the core product is always the same, money lent that is secured by real Read More

16 Jun 2017

Closing Bonuses Aren’t Real Bonuses

Posted by: Sean Binkley

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

You’ve seen the real estate shows that dramatize the buying of a home and the star TV Realtor says “hey, let’s offer this price and have them pay you a $5,000 closing cost bonus”. Or, the real estate listing that offers a “decorating bonus of $3,500”. In both examples, the vendor (seller) is offering additional Read More

15 Jun 2017

GTA Sales Down Sharply as New Listings Surge In May

Posted by: Dr. Sherry Cooper

Chief Economist, Dominion Lending Centres

This morning’s release of the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) data for May confirmed earlier data from the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) pointing to a marked slowdown in housing activity in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) since the late April announcement of the 15% foreign tax credit and the sixteen point program to enhance Read More

15 Jun 2017

Mortgage-Geek History

Posted by: Dustan Woodhouse

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

The average person if stopped on the street and asked; Are today’s low interest rates driving up house prices? Would likely say ‘yes’. They would be wrong. And we can let their lack of understanding pass, after all we can agree that math mostly sucks. However to ask a Realtor, banker, or your Mortgage Broker 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

13 Jun 2017

A fresh start-Our House Magazine Spring 2017

Posted by: Jeremy Deutsch

Lead Writer

The following is from the Spring issue of Dominion Lending Centres’ Our House Magazine. Cara Brookins built a new home for her family from the ground up A house is often considered more than just a place to live. It’s a place of memories, stability and safety. No one understands this sentiment more than Cara Read More

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