News

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

29 Feb 2016

Buying vs Renting

Posted by: Alim Charania

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

At some point in their lives, most Canadians have probably asked themselves whether it is better to buy or rent a home. Purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions most people ever make so the impacts of the decision can be HUGE. Ultimately, the decision is a personal choice, but it helps to Read More

26 Feb 2016

Divorce and Your Home

Posted by: Marie-France Lavigne

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

We all know that marriage isn’t always forever. When a separation occurs, a home is often involved. Since most couples have a joint mortgage – one where both names are on the mortgage and title of the home – when separation or divorce proceedings occur, many wonder what will happen with the home. When the Read More

25 Feb 2016

Should You Be Concerned About Canadian Household Debt Levels?

Posted by: Joe Tomkins

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

Despite what you may see on TV, hear on the radio, or read online, there is strong evidence that although Canadian household debt is at an all-time record high, Canadians are doing just fine financially. How can that be? Canadians are a whopping 1.8 TRILLION DOLLARS in debt – and that is exactly what the media focuses on. What Read More

24 Feb 2016

Pink Shirt Anti-Bullying Day

Posted by: Tad Milmine

Founder, Bullying Ends Here

Well, another month gone and spring is just around the corner. Bullying Ends Here has been up to so much over the last month and a half and has reached thousands more in many Provinces. I had the opportunity to see my Dominion Lending Centres friends in Ottawa and be a part of their Holiday Read More

23 Feb 2016

You Can Pay Your Mortgage Faster with “The Java Factor”

Posted by: Jorge Aragon

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

When you are searching for a mortgage, you shouldn’t only base your decision on rate. It is important to search for the “best mortgage”. A mortgage that not only provides the best interest rate, but also the one with the best terms and conditions. By understanding mortgage terms and what they mean in dollars and Read More

22 Feb 2016

Stranded On Mars? Might As Well Buy Some Recreational Property

Posted by: Gabriel Gallucci

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

The Martian tells the story of Matt Damon (well, a character Matt Damon plays, but let’s be real: it’s Matt Damon), an astronaut stranded on Mars after a vicious storm separates him from the rest of his crew. With dwindling food and supplies, Astronaut Matt Damon has no choice but to attempt a daring escape Read More

19 Feb 2016

Obtain A Mortgage Pre-Approval

Posted by: Marie-France Lavigne

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

If you work with me, a licensed mortgage agent, to obtain a pre-approval, you can be confident you have access to mortgage financing and you will know how much you can spend before you head out shopping for a property. It’s important to note, however, that there is a significant difference between being pre-approved and Read More

18 Feb 2016

Diverging Housing Markets And BC Budget

Posted by: Dr. Sherry Cooper

Chief Economist, Dominion Lending Centres

Data released earlier this week for January showed the stunning disparity in regional housing markets in Canada (see chart below). Vancouver remains the red-hot leader with year-over-year (y/y) price gains of 20.6% and home resales growth of an eye-popping 32.1%. In comparison, Toronto’s housing market seems almost tepid, with an annual price gain of 10.7% Read More

17 Feb 2016

Things of Note For the 2016/2017 BC Provincial Budget

Posted by: Dave Teixeira

VP Marketing, Public Relations and Communications

Effective today (Wednesday), newly-built homes up to $750k will be property transfer tax exempt, but only for Canadian citizens and permanent residents. This exemption will apply to homes that are owner-occupied for at least a year after purchase date (qualifications for this do not include relatives). This is in addition to the existing First Time Read More

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