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Facts About Home Equity Loans That You Need to Know

Jamie Arthurs


Obtaining a home equity loan can be a great way to access extra cash, but this type of lending isn't right for everyone. Below are five important things to know about home equity loans. Read More..

3 Ways a Mortgage Broker Can Help You Buy Your Dream Edmonton Home

Mike Christenson


Thinking of purchasing a summer home, vacation property, or income-generating duplex? If you're a homeowner who has built up a good amount of equity in your current home, here are three ways a mortgage broker can help you turn your dream into a reality. Read More..

A Dominion Lending Mortgage Broker Explains Property Tax Options

Jeff Arthurs



Buying a new home is exciting and also comes with a lot of financial responsibilities. Property taxes are one of these. Aside from your mortgage, paying your property tax is your most important obligation as a property owner. If it's not paid, the municipality can step in and put a tax lien on the property. A Dominion Lending Mortgage Broker in Red Deer can explain the options available to make your property tax payments manageable.  Read More..

Dominion Mortgage Broker: How a Mortgage Broker Can Help if you Are Self-Employed

Jamie Arthurs



While being self-employed is the dream of many entrepreneurs, getting approved for a mortgage when you are a freelancer, independent contractor, or small business owner can be challenging. Unlike salaried employees, self-employed individuals require different documentation when proving their income to lenders. Read More..

Renting Your Space: Let a Dominion Mortgage Broker Explain Suite Income and How It Can Qualify You for a Mortgage

Mike Christenson


Secondary rental suites, like basement apartments, have always been a popular way to subsidize the cost of purchasing a home. But did you know that you can now use 100 percent of the income from a rental suite to qualify for a mortgage? Canada's largest default insurer, the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has made it easier for lower-income Canadians to purchase single-family homes in residential neighbourhoods by allowing suite income to be considered when assessing their ability to pay a home loan. Here's what you need to know about including suite income in your mortgage application. Read More..

3 Steps to Help Refinance a Mortgage to Help Your Business

Jeff Arthurs


Refinancing your home to help your small business is a great way to reduce your monthly payments, lower your APR, and access capital that can be used to further grow your business. But how do you go about applying for refinancing? Below are three steps to help you refinance a mortgage to benefit your business in St. Albert. Read More..

Choosing Between a Home Equity Loan and Home Equity Line of Credit

Jamie Arthurs


Alberta home equity loans and Home Equity lines of Credit (HELOCs) are convenient ways to access the equity you've built up in your home to pay for anything from home repairs to school tuition fees. But which type of loan is best for you? Below, we'll look at the main differences between the two types of lending products. Read More..

Dominion Lending Centres: Is the Grande Prairie Market Improving?

Mike Christenson


While Alberta saw an overall increase in average house prices and number of home sales in 2017, four of the province's 10 markets — Alberta West, Central Alberta, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, and Lloydminster — saw a decrease in prices. While these smaller markets continue to struggle, cities like Edmonton have seen a rise in average home prices, with single-family homes seeing an increase in value of 3.6% to $382,337.  Read More..

Understanding the Rules for a First Time Home Buyers Loan

Jeff Arthurs

First Time Home Buyer Loans

The new mortgage rules have made purchasing a home more complicated for first-time buyers. There are more variables that affect an approval such as qualifying rates and size of down payment. Mortgage brokers will help you understand what you need to know about obtaining a first time home buyers loan under the new rules. Read More..

Self-Employed? How Dominion Lending Mortgage Brokers Can Help

Jamie Arthurs

Self Employed Dominion Mortgage Brokers
Obtaining a mortgage when you're self-employed can be challenging, as each bank has different rules as to what level of income you need in order to qualify for a loan. Below are a few ways a Dominion Lending Mortgage Broker in Red Deer can help you secure a mortgage as a self-employed individual. Read More..


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