But I’m Only A Co-Signor!

General Tim Hill, MBA 6 Jul

You have a family member that doesn’t qualify for a mortgage on their own and needs a co-signor. Since you’re a nice person, and of course would like to see your son/daughter/parent/sibling in a better position, you agree to co-sign for the mortgage. If I had a dollar for anytime I’ve heard the phrase “but […]

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General Tim Hill, MBA 12 Jun

“Tim was outstanding to deal with. He was always quick to respond to my many questions, and I felt secure in knowing they were working in my best interests.” – Jackie in Langley

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How mortgage rates work

General Tim Hill, MBA 28 May

Ever wonder how your mortgage rate is determined? What factors make it jump from percentage to percentage? We are getting down to the nitty gritty today and giving you the facts on what impacts mortgage rates. What affects a Mortgage Rate? There are 10 factors that affect a mortgage rate: 1. Location Depending on which […]

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Inside and Outside the Box Mortgages in Today’s Market

General Tim Hill, MBA 16 May

As we truck along in 2017, Mortgage Brokers and Lenders are adjusting to the new risk based mortgage rate pricing that came into play after the Finance Minister changed Government backed mortgage default insurance regulations in late 2016. Lenders often choose to pay for mortgage default insurance on mortgages where the borrower was not required to […]

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Getting a Mortgage After Consumer Proposal or Bankruptcy

General Tim Hill, MBA 2 May

Life can definitely throw some challenging financial situations your way. As mortgage professionals, we can provide solutions and strategies during or after these challenging times in order to get you back on track. We have access to banks, trust companies and mortgage companies that specialize in this transitional period to help you move forward with […]

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10 First Time Homebuyer Mistakes

General Tim Hill, MBA 27 Apr

If you’re on the hunt for your first home and want to have a smooth and successful home purchasing experience avoid these common first-time homebuying mistakes. 1. Thinking you don’t need a real estate agent You might be able to find a house on your own but there are still many aspects of buying real […]

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A Conversation About Mortgage Pre-Approvals

General Tim Hill, MBA 24 Apr

Thinking of buying a property, but don’t know where to start? Well… that’s where a mortgage pre-approval comes in. Start here. Just like you wouldn’t go into a restaurant without having enough money to buy your meal, so you shouldn’t start shopping for a home without an understanding of how much you can afford. So let’s […]

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Down Payment Verification – 5 Key Points

General Tim Hill, MBA 20 Apr

One of the essential aspects of every mortgage application is the discussion pertaining to your down payment. Home purchases in Canada require a minimum down payment of your own funds to be put towards the deal. Your stake in the purchase. It is important that during the discussions with your Mortgage Broker that all the […]

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Construction Mortgage Part 1 – Serviced vs Unserviced Lots

General Tim Hill, MBA 26 Mar

On several occasions we have had people ask us at Dominion Lending Centres about construction mortgages. Every lender has their own guidelines and rules when it comes to construction mortgages. That’s because there are many details involved in the process of construction, let alone the mortgage that actually funds it! Below is part 1 of […]

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