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17 Jun 2019

May Shows Signs of Improvement In BC and Alberta

Posted by: Dr. Sherry Cooper

Chief Economist, Dominion Lending Centres

Statistics released late last week by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show that national home sales increased in May. Together with monthly gains in the previous two months, activity in May reached its highest level since early last year when the new B-20 stress testing was introduced. While last month’s home sales stood 8.9% Read More

14 Jun 2019

5 Reasons to consider buying a condominium apartment or town home

Posted by: David Cooke

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

If you are thinking about purchasing a home in the near future, here are some reasons you may consider buying a condo apartment or town home. You should also be aware there are some cons as well. Pros They are relatively inexpensive. As your footprint is small and you share exterior walls with others, the Read More

13 Jun 2019

99 Year Mortgages and the Power of Amortization

Posted by: David Cooke

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

Back in the late 80’s, the Japanese housing market came to a grinding halt. Homes were no longer affordable for your average Japanese consumer. The government came to the rescue with a novel idea: 99 year mortgages. You could buy a house, pay lower more affordable payments, your son or daughter would take over and Read More

12 Jun 2019

Who Really Sets Interest Rates?

Posted by: Pauline Tonkin

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

A recent article in the Huffington Post addressed the pricing strategy for the Big Six Banks, BMO, CIBC, National Bank, RBC, Scotia and TD and who really sets interest rates.  RBC announcing a rate drop in January and the other banks soon followed.  For consumers the banks are seen as leaders of the pack and Read More

11 Jun 2019

3 steps to take you from Pre-approval to getting the keys

Posted by: Geoff Lee

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

Picture this: You’ve finally been able to put away enough for a down-payment on your dream home. It’s taken you five years of diligent saving, but you did it! You have also been diligently working on improving your credit score and paying off debts and are at a place of financial stability. So, first of Read More

7 Jun 2019

7 Jun 2019

Home Buyer Tax Credit

Posted by: Ryan Oake

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

When you purchase a home as a first time home buyer, you have a third benefit on top of the First Time Home Buyers’ Program and the Home Buyers Program- the Home Buyer Tax Credit. The Home Buyer Tax Credit allows you to claim $5,000 for the purchase of a qualifying home in the year Read More

6 Jun 2019

Which mortgage lender is best for you?

Posted by: Chris Cabel

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

The following is a summary of the choices available for clients when looking at the four different types of lending groups. So what exactly is a lender? By simple definition, a mortgage lender provides financing for a real estate purchase hence the word lend. Which lender is best for you will all depend on who Read More

5 Jun 2019

Home Buyers’ Plan

Posted by: Ryan Oake

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

The Home Buyers’ Plan is a Canada wide program that allows individuals to withdraw a certain amount from their Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) for the purposes of qualifying for a home or if you are planning to help a related person who may have a disability. Currently, the maximum amount an individual can withdraw Read More

4 Jun 2019

Credit Cards for the Credit Challenged

Posted by: Kelly Hudson

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

If you want to buy a home and don’t have a bucket load of cash – you are going to need a mortgage. In order to get a mortgage, you are going to need credit… When you get a mortgage, banks lend you “their” money and secure the loan against the property you are buying.  Read More

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