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18 Jun 2018

The Spring Housing Market Continues To Be Weak

Posted by: Dr. Sherry Cooper

Chief Economist, Dominion Lending Centres

As we said last month, April is usually the start of a spring housing market ramp-up, but this year the new mortgage stress test and rising mortgage rates have continued to be a negative factor. Those expecting an early-stage pick-up marking an end to the payback for sales pulled forward into the fourth quarter of Read More

18 Jun 2018

Debt Service Ability. A renewed lender focus

Posted by: Allan Jensen

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

Debt Service Ability. A renewed lender focus it seems.  As interest rates firm, valuations are impacted, and cap rates begin to firm. What about Debt Service Ability? It is becoming more apparent that property income, and more specifically net operating income available to service debt, has a significant and growing influence on the amount of Read More

14 Jun 2018

Don’t Forget the Closing Costs When You Purchase a Home

Posted by: Kelly Hudson

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

The purchase price you negotiate when buying or selling a home is just one part of the total cost for buying a home. In addition to the purchase price there are several other fees – known as closing costs – all of which you need to factor in to your purchase price. Closing costs tend Read More

12 Jun 2018

The 5 Mortgage Elements- Decisions You Need to Make Before You Sign!

Posted by: Ryan Oake

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

Before you buy a home there are a couple things you need to figure out first. One of the very first decisions you need to make is whether you want to work with a mortgage broker who is independent from the bank, or if you prefer, work with a financial representative from a specific bank. Read More

8 Jun 2018

Canada’s May Job Loss in Manufacturing and Construction

Posted by: Dr. Sherry Cooper

Chief Economist, Dominion Lending Centres

Statistics Canada announced this morning that Canada’s employment was little changed in May, and the jobless rate remained at a low 5.8% for the fourth consecutive month. The headlines, however, highlighted the modest 7,500 job losses last month on the heels of a 1,100 job loss in April. The job declines are small in a Read More

7 Jun 2018

Gridiron star tackles the renovation world – Our House Magazine

Posted by: Jeremy Deutsch

Communications Advisor

The following is an excerpt from the July issue of Our House Magazine.  Chatting with Sebastian Clovis about home renovations, it’s impossible to miss his enthusiasm. He’s splitting a downtown Toronto single-family home into a duplex. It may not sound like the most stimulating project, but for Clovis this is his element. He quickly rattles Read More

6 Jun 2018

Last Minute Credit Check

Posted by: Ryan Oake

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

As I’ve said many times, one of the single greatest determining factors in whether you can become qualified for a mortgage and the interest rate at which you do, is your credit history. Many people unfortunately don’t know this, and can be completely blind-sided when it comes time to qualifying. However, the truly unsettling idea Read More

5 Jun 2018

Reverse Mortgage – Common Uses

Posted by: Michael Hallett

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

Here is the final blog in the REVERSE MORTGAGE series. If you missed the first two, you read them here and here: Eliminate mortgage payment – Retired, or wanting to retire, but still have a mortgage and mortgage payment to make? Use a reverse mortgage to pay off the traditional mortgage, getting rid of that Read More

4 Jun 2018

Why We Chose a Mortgage Broker – Our House Magazine

Posted by: Jeremy Deutsch

Communications Advisor

The Dolejsi family needed more than just the purchase price of their new home. Their DLC broker made it easier for them to ask the “dumb questions.” Lindsay Dolejsi and her family are finally getting settled into their forever home. The three-bedroom, 2,000 square foot townhouse in south Surrey, B.C., is the perfect place for Read More

1 Jun 2018

U.S. May Unemployment Rate Falls Again to 3.8%

Posted by: Dr. Sherry Cooper

Chief Economist, Dominion Lending Centres

Today’s May employment report showed the jobless rate dropping unexpectedly even further to 3.8%–considerably below the level the Fed once considered to be full employment. It wasn’t long ago that the Fed estimated the long-run equilibrium jobless rate in the range of 4.3%-to-4.7%. Economic theory tells us that very tight labour markets can generate inflation Read More

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