Millionaires and real state

Blog Posts David Cooke 5 Jul

Andrew Carnagie was one of the richest men in America over 100 years ago. Today his wealth would be worth $4.6 billion dollars. He was a shrewd businessman. While he made most of his money in oil and iron, he understood the value and importance of real estate in building wealth. Leveraging your money is […]

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We can fix your credit problems

Blog Posts David Cooke 3 Jul

Many people do not realize that Dominion Lending Centres mortgage professionals can help you with your credit and get you to a point where you will qualify for a mortgage. We have been doing this for years. New to Canada or Just Graduated – both of these groups of people have the same problem. They […]

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4 Home Improvements that will pay you back

General David Cooke 19 Jun

Some home improvements provide more of a payback when you sell your  house in Calgary down the road. Here’s a list of the four home improvements which will provide the biggest payback when you sell.  Adding square footage – while this can be a very expensive project, adding to the size of a house can […]

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4 Home Improvements that will pay you back

Blog Posts David Cooke 19 Jun

Some home improvements provide more of a payback when you sell the house down the road. Here’s a list of the four home improvements which will provide the biggest payback when you sell. Adding square footage – while this can be a very expensive project, adding to the size of a house can re-coup between […]

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99 Year Mortgages and the Power of Amortization

Blog Posts David Cooke 13 Jun

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 […]

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3 things you may not know about cash-back mortgages

General David Cooke 28 May

  About twice a year, one of the big Canadian banks likes to run an advertising campaign for their cash-back mortgages. These are mortgages usually with 5 year terms where you receive a certain percentage back in cash. The percentage varies from 1% to 5% in most cases. You can use these funds to build […]

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6 ways to get a down payment

General David Cooke 28 May

When is it time to think about saving for a down payment? I would say about a year before you think about buying a home. While that’s ideal in today’s world, we often do not have much time to save for a down payment. Sometimes your landlord is planning on retiring and wants to sell […]

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6 ways to get a down payment

Blog Posts David Cooke 28 May

When is it time to think about saving for a down payment? I would say about a year before you think about buying a home. While that’s ideal in today’s world, we often do not have much time to save for a down payment. Sometimes your landlord is planning on retiring and wants to sell […]

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3 things you may not know about cash-back mortgages

Blog Posts David Cooke 24 May

About twice a year, one of the big Canadian banks likes to run an advertising campaign for their cash back mortgages. These are mortgages usually with 5 year terms where you receive a certain percentage back in cash. The percentage varies from 1% to 5% in most cases. You can use these funds to build […]

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