Reverse Mortgage Pros

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Our reverse mortgage pros provide free professional and objective advice on reverse mortgages. Learn all the pros and cons of a reverse mortgage before making your decision. We specialist in reverse mortgages all over Canada. All we need is 90 seconds of your time to give you your free reverse mortgage assessment t help determine whether or not this is the financial solution for you. Check us out at http://www.ReverseMortgagePros.ca

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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO REVERSE MORTGAGES Everything You Need To Know Before Making Your Reverse Mortgage Decision Michael Sneddon CPA CA Chartered Accountant and Mortgage Agent A Free Mortgage Guide By: Reverse Mortgage

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Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial Head Office: 201-8 Sampson Mews Toronto Ontario M3C 0H5 Independently Owned Operated Reverse Mortgage Pros CONTACT US Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial Head Office: 201-8 Sampson Mews Toronto Ontario M3C 0H5 Monday through Sunday all day – call us Toll-Free: 888 358-7771 Email: contactreversemortgagepros.ca Page 2 of 18 Outline  Introduction  1. Background On Reverse Mortgages  2. What Can You Use A Reverse Mortgage For  3. Qualifying For A Reverse Mortgage  4. A Key Secret: Keeping Your Home Equity  5. The Benefits Of A Reverse Mortgage  6. Disadvantages Of A Reverse Mortgage  7. A Reverse Mortgage vs a Home Equity Line Of Credit HELOC  8. How Does The Reverse Mortgage Process Work  9. Frequently Asked Questions FAQ  10. The CHIP Reverse Mortgage  Our Services  About The Author Introduction This guide is intended to help anyone in Canada who is contemplating a reverse mortgage – we help people all across this country every day. Reverse mortgages are becoming increasingly popular in Canada where there is a larger demographic finding themselves ‘cash poor but house rich’ and are looking for additional cash but with a wish to stay in their home and not sell it. For this group reverse mortgages are a great fit. However they are not a particularly straight forward product to understand. This has led to confusion and mistaken beliefs about how reverse mortgages work – some of this being driven by the USA where reverse mortgages work very differently to Canada. In this free guide we aim to explain everything you need to know about reverse mortgages in Canada. Reverse mortgages can also be complicated by family members and family situations. Our advice is to take your time consider your options and speak to a professional who can help. In the meantime please enjoy this free guide.

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Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial Head Office: 201-8 Sampson Mews Toronto Ontario M3C 0H5 Independently Owned Operated Reverse Mortgage Pros CONTACT US Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial Head Office: 201-8 Sampson Mews Toronto Ontario M3C 0H5 Monday through Sunday all day – call us Toll-Free: 888 358-7771 Email: contactreversemortgagepros.ca Page 3 of 18 1. Background On Reverse Mortgages Reverse Mortgages have been in Canada since 1986 and since that time they have been helping Canadian homeowners access their home value in a way that a typical mortgage does not. Backed by HomEquity Bank reverse mortgages have the reputation and stability that homeowners want so that they can be comfortable knowing that their home equity is being put to good use. There are no credit checks or income requirements and most importantly you maintain ownership and control of your home. That’s right. You will never be forced to sell your home. Ever. No matter what anyone tells you. Reverse Mortgages have had a great history in Canada and with more Canadians reaching retirement age they will continue to gain in popularity as a great way for older Canadians to use the value of their home. Who Are Reverse Mortgages A Good Fit For Well firstly people who have built up their home equity through the years and are now approaching retirement or already retired. If you find yourself with insufficient funds to make your day-to-day costs let alone take that trip make home renovations pay medical bills or help your family out like you were looking forward to – then reverse mortgages might be a good fit for you too.

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Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial Head Office: 201-8 Sampson Mews Toronto Ontario M3C 0H5 Independently Owned Operated Reverse Mortgage Pros CONTACT US Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial Head Office: 201-8 Sampson Mews Toronto Ontario M3C 0H5 Monday through Sunday all day – call us Toll-Free: 888 358-7771 Email: contactreversemortgagepros.ca Page 4 of 18 The good news is that a reverse mortgage is an option that is available to homeowners aged 55 and over and it is a great way to achieve all of the above By using a reverse mortgage you are able to access your home equity without the month-to-month payments you would find on a typical loan such a Home Equity Line of Credit HELOC or a refinance. With a reverse mortgage you don’t have to make any monthly re-payments at all. So you can add value to your standard of living without the worry. And you will never lose your home. Ever. With ReverseMortgagePros.ca at your side we will make sure that you are knowledgeable about this great product and you are completely comfortable that this is the right decision for you. We start with this guide but we have a team of Mortgage Agents who work with you the entire way to answer any questions you have.

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Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial Head Office: 201-8 Sampson Mews Toronto Ontario M3C 0H5 Independently Owned Operated Reverse Mortgage Pros CONTACT US Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial Head Office: 201-8 Sampson Mews Toronto Ontario M3C 0H5 Monday through Sunday all day – call us Toll-Free: 888 358-7771 Email: contactreversemortgagepros.ca Page 5 of 18 2. What Can You Use A Reverse Mortgage For In short – anything you want really. No conditions or requirements as to how you will spend the money are included with a Reverse Mortgage. What do people use it for Here are the most common reasons in Canada:  Pay off your existing mortgage to free up cash  Pay off other debts like a line of credit or a loan  Renovate or make your home more accessible  Help your family – from your children to your grandchildren  Improve your day-to-day standard of living  Take a trip or make a special purchase to celebrate retirement  Medical bills or health care  Additional income to supplement your pension during your retirement years You put your reverse mortgage towards what matters most to you. It is yours to use how you see fit.

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Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial Head Office: 201-8 Sampson Mews Toronto Ontario M3C 0H5 Independently Owned Operated Reverse Mortgage Pros CONTACT US Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial Head Office: 201-8 Sampson Mews Toronto Ontario M3C 0H5 Monday through Sunday all day – call us Toll-Free: 888 358-7771 Email: contactreversemortgagepros.ca Page 6 of 18 3. Qualifying For A Reverse Mortgage Reverse mortgages are designed exclusively for Canadian homeowners aged 55+. Here are the eligibility requirements:  You and anyone on title to the home are 55 or over  The reverse mortgage is for a home that is your principal residence  Any existing mortgages or loans secured against your home must be paid off using the reverse mortgage funds there are also programs that can ‘top this up’ if required. Whatever is leftover can then be kept. How much you qualify for will be dependent upon several factors – your age the home location and the home valuation being the most important. However as a rule reverse mortgages are not issued for more than 55 of the home value – usually much less than this. No income or health information is required. No credit check is made for you to qualify. If you’re not sure if you qualify for a Reverse Mortgage or if it is a great fit for you you can get a free assessment – by a licensed Mortgage Agent at the link below: http://www.ReverseMortgagePros.ca/apply-now

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Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial Head Office: 201-8 Sampson Mews Toronto Ontario M3C 0H5 Independently Owned Operated Reverse Mortgage Pros CONTACT US Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial Head Office: 201-8 Sampson Mews Toronto Ontario M3C 0H5 Monday through Sunday all day – call us Toll-Free: 888 358-7771 Email: contactreversemortgagepros.ca Page 7 of 18 4. A Key Secret: Keeping Your Home Equity One of the top reservations people have about Reverse Mortgages is regarding the interest rates and that they might lose some of their home equity. Is this true You can get the answer and estimate your home equity impact using these 2 very important rules: 1. If you took out a reverse mortgage for half your home your home would only have to grow at half the interest rate of the reverse mortgage for you to not lose any equity at all more on this below. 2. The amount of money you owe can never be more than what your home is worth. This is an important point on a Canadian reverse mortgage as this gave them a bad name in the USA. Further Discussion Of The Numbers The first point above is a crucial one that is hard to grasp but incredibly important in estimating the impact of a reverse mortgage on your home equity. To further illustrate this point let’s look at an example:  In this example you are taking out a reverse mortgage for 250000 on your 500000 home  The interest rate on the reverse mortgage is 5.  How would the reverse mortgage impact your home equity Well using the trick from the first point above your home only needs to grow at 2.5 half the interest rate of the reverse mortgage for you to not lose any equity. Here are the exact calculations showing this:  Annual interest on a 250000 reverse mortgage at 5 2500000 x 5 12500  Annual growth in equity on a 500000 home at 2.5 500000 x 2.5 12500 As you can clearly see all your home equity needs to do is grow at half the rate of the reverse mortgage in this case 2.5 being half of 5 and you don’t lose a single dollar of home equity.

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Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial Head Office: 201-8 Sampson Mews Toronto Ontario M3C 0H5 Independently Owned Operated Reverse Mortgage Pros CONTACT US Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial Head Office: 201-8 Sampson Mews Toronto Ontario M3C 0H5 Monday through Sunday all day – call us Toll-Free: 888 358-7771 Email: contactreversemortgagepros.ca Page 8 of 18 And of course this rule applies for all reverse mortgage amounts:  If you take out a reverse mortgage for one quarter of your home value your home only needs to grow at one quarter of the reverse mortgage rate for you not to lose any equity  If you take out a reverse mortgage for one third of your home value your home only needs to grow at one third of the reverse mortgage rate for you to not lose any equity. And so on. This is why at present the vast majority of people in Canada are actually still increasing their home equity whilst having a reverse mortgage. How is this Well in 2015 average house prices in Canada grew at 12 5.4 outside of Vancouver and Toronto. At these growth rates assuming you took a reverse mortgage for as much as half of your home as long as the interest rate of your reverse mortgage was below 24 10.8 outside Vancouver/Toronto you would be gaining equity. If you took out a reverse mortgage for one third of your home the reverse mortgage rate would have to be above 36 16.2 outside Vancouver/Toronto for you to be losing home equity at these growth rates. Of course reverse mortgage rates are absolutely nowhere near this high This is why 99 of people who have taken out a reverse mortgage in Canada still have equity in their home at the point their home is sold and the reverse mortgage is paid off. And as shown above the vast majority of Canadians are actually gaining equity in their homes just now – even with a reverse mortgage. So next time someone mentions you losing your home equity with a reverse mortgage you might want to send them this little math lesson

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Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial Head Office: 201-8 Sampson Mews Toronto Ontario M3C 0H5 Independently Owned Operated Reverse Mortgage Pros CONTACT US Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial Head Office: 201-8 Sampson Mews Toronto Ontario M3C 0H5 Monday through Sunday all day – call us Toll-Free: 888 358-7771 Email: contactreversemortgagepros.ca Page 9 of 18 5. The Benefits Of A Reverse Mortgage Before making any decision it is common for people to make a list of pros and cons. Let’s do the same for reverse mortgages. We’ll start with the benefits. We have already outlined many of them here is a quick summary with a few others too:  You can get the money whenever you need it as long as you qualify.  Reverse mortgage cash is 100 tax free.  You can spend the money however you wish.  Stay in your home. Forever. No exceptions.  No payments are required at all unless you chose to move or sell.  You can never owe more than what your home is worth. Ok let’s look at the other side of the coin...

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Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial Head Office: 201-8 Sampson Mews Toronto Ontario M3C 0H5 Independently Owned Operated Reverse Mortgage Pros CONTACT US Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial Head Office: 201-8 Sampson Mews Toronto Ontario M3C 0H5 Monday through Sunday all day – call us Toll-Free: 888 358-7771 Email: contactreversemortgagepros.ca Page 10 of 18 6. The Disadvantages Of A Reverse Mortgage Our job as mortgage professionals of Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial is to give you the best mortgage advice. We work as objective and independent mortgage professionals – we don’t work for any bank or lender – this applies to reverse mortgages too. So what that said we wouldn’t be doing our job if we didn’t discuss the downsides of a reverse mortgage with you. You should make your decision knowing that – like almost every single other financial product there is – reverse mortgages have a downside too. Here are the key ones: 1. Moving Out Of Your Home Is Harder The ironic thing is that many people think that they’ll ‘lose their home’ but the exact opposite is true – a disadvantage of a reverse mortgage is that it makes it harder to leave your home. You now have to discharge a mortgage as part of that process. Reverse mortgages – just exactly like a HELOC or normal mortgage – make this a little harder. 2. It Is Still A Loan Even If There Are No Repayments Yes you won’t lose your home. No you don’t have to repay a penny. But of course a reverse mortgage is still a mortgage loan subject to interest. If you refer to the pages above we showed you how home equity growth can easily offset this interest but it is definitely something still to be aware of. As for interest rates here is how a reverse mortgage compares:

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Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial Head Office: 201-8 Sampson Mews Toronto Ontario M3C 0H5 Independently Owned Operated Reverse Mortgage Pros CONTACT US Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial Head Office: 201-8 Sampson Mews Toronto Ontario M3C 0H5 Monday through Sunday all day – call us Toll-Free: 888 358-7771 Email: contactreversemortgagepros.ca Page 11 of 18 As you can see reverse mortgage rates tend to be just above that of a Home Equity Line Of Credit HELOC or the current ‘top’ mortgage rates available today – but well below a Line Of Credit or Loan rate. Of course a reverse mortgage is the only one of these products that doesn’t require repayment So this makes it a little different and not really so comparable. 3. Reduction Of Your Estate Size A reverse mortgage reduces the size of your estate and thus the inheritance that you would leave your family. This is of course assuming that you spend all the cash – if you kept all the cash for a reverse mortgage and didn’t spend it all there would be no reduction in your estate As we mentioned 99 of Canadians who took out a reverse mortgage still had equity when they sold their home. So it is very unlikely that you would be reducing your estate to 0. Now it goes without saying that your estate and your home is yours to do with whatever you see fit. However you might want to have a discussion with your family and anyone who might be impacted before making this decision. This is completely up to you of course. This is a very personal thing that differs from family to family. For example personally I would be happy if my parents left me anything more than 0. However you know your family members better than I do and if you think they would want to know this information then I suggest that you have a discussion with them.

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Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial Head Office: 201-8 Sampson Mews Toronto Ontario M3C 0H5 Independently Owned Operated Reverse Mortgage Pros CONTACT US Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial Head Office: 201-8 Sampson Mews Toronto Ontario M3C 0H5 Monday through Sunday all day – call us Toll-Free: 888 358-7771 Email: contactreversemortgagepros.ca Page 12 of 18 7. A Reverse Mortgage vs. A Home Equity Line Of Credit HELOC A Home Equity Line of Credit HELOC is a loan that is registered against your home. That means that there is a risk of losing your home with a HELOC if you cannot make payments. On top of this a HELOC is a traditional loan that requires monthly payments of at least the interest due where as a reverse mortgage does not. A HELOC also requires you to qualify for it – most likely this will involve income verification and a credit check. A reverse mortgage does not require these. Furthermore you could make voluntary monthly payments of the interest and effectively turn a reverse mortgage into a HELOC with none of the down-side. What we trying to say is that if you pay the monthly interest each month on your reverse mortgage you have created exactly the same situation as you have with a HELOC – except that you can’t lose your home for missing payments as your reverse mortgage payments would be voluntary not mandatory and all the other negative down-sides of a HELOC do not apply. When Is A Home Equity Line Of Credit HELOC A Better Option Quite simply a HELOC is the best option if you don’t need the cash for something. If you just want to have an emergency fund or something you can tap into on a temporary basis if necessary then a HELOC fulfils this perfectly. There would be no need to take out a reverse mortgage and get a large cash sum or monthly cash sums subject to interest if you didn’t particularly need the cash. The table on the following page shows a detailed comparison between a Reverse Mortgage and HELOC:

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Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial Head Office: 201-8 Sampson Mews Toronto Ontario M3C 0H5 Independently Owned Operated Reverse Mortgage Pros CONTACT US Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial Head Office: 201-8 Sampson Mews Toronto Ontario M3C 0H5 Monday through Sunday all day – call us Toll-Free: 888 358-7771 Email: contactreversemortgagepros.ca Page 13 of 18 Reverse Mortgage And HELOC Comparison Table

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Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial Head Office: 201-8 Sampson Mews Toronto Ontario M3C 0H5 Independently Owned Operated Reverse Mortgage Pros CONTACT US Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial Head Office: 201-8 Sampson Mews Toronto Ontario M3C 0H5 Monday through Sunday all day – call us Toll-Free: 888 358-7771 Email: contactreversemortgagepros.ca Page 14 of 18 8. How Does The Reverse Mortgage Process Work If you are ready to proceed we’re here to help. As we have emphasised before there is absolutely no rush and we recommend that you take your time with the decision. Here are the steps involved: 1. Get your free Reverse Mortgage assessment in just 90 seconds - we will let you know if a Reverse Mortgage is a good fit for you: http://www.ReverseMortgagePros.ca/apply-now 2. A Reverse Mortgage representative will call you to discuss next steps and make sure you are completely happy with everything. 3. If you decide to proceed we’ll send you the full information on how much you qualify for and what is required to complete the deal. 4. At this point an appraisal of your home is usually necessary in order to get a correct valuation. This is the only out of pocket cost you will incur during the process. 5. Finally before making a commitment we will require that you get independent legal advice from a lawyer and will even speak to family members if you wish 6. You receive your money You can set up your reverse mortgage to be one lump sum payment or continual monthly withdrawals.

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Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial Head Office: 201-8 Sampson Mews Toronto Ontario M3C 0H5 Independently Owned Operated Reverse Mortgage Pros CONTACT US Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial Head Office: 201-8 Sampson Mews Toronto Ontario M3C 0H5 Monday through Sunday all day – call us Toll-Free: 888 358-7771 Email: contactreversemortgagepros.ca Page 15 of 18 9. Frequently Asked Questions FAQ Here are some of the most frequent questions we get about reverse mortgages.  Can I use a reverse mortgage to pay off an existing mortgage Absolutely you can In fact this is one of the most common uses of a reverse mortgage. The only catch is that the reverse mortgage funds must pay off the existing mortgage before any remaining balance left-over is yours to do what you please with.  How much do I qualify for The amount you are eligible for depends on a number of things including your age the age of your spouse your home value type of property and the location of your home. To get this amount simply apply for a free assessment at: http://www.ReverseMortgagePros.ca/apply-now  Do I have to make any payments The answer is simply that no payments are required until you move or sell your home. That includes any interest accrued during the lifetime of the reverse mortgage. You can voluntarily make payments though and thus turn a Reverse Mortgage into a Home Equity Line Of Credit HELOC.  Can I lose my home You remain the owner and have full control of your home. You will never be asked to move or sell your home. You and your spouse can stay in your home as long as you wish.  Do I keep any equity left in my home if I sell Over 99 of homeowners have money left over when their reverse mortgage is repaid. And on average the amount left over is over 50 of the value of the home. You maintain the equity that is earned on the home during the lifetime of the reverse mortgage.

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Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial Head Office: 201-8 Sampson Mews Toronto Ontario M3C 0H5 Independently Owned Operated Reverse Mortgage Pros CONTACT US Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial Head Office: 201-8 Sampson Mews Toronto Ontario M3C 0H5 Monday through Sunday all day – call us Toll-Free: 888 358-7771 Email: contactreversemortgagepros.ca Page 16 of 18  Will government benefits be affected Reverse mortgages do not affect any government benefits you may be receiving including but not limited to Old Age Security or Canadian Pension Plan.  What penalties are there if I repay a reverse mortgage Like a conventional mortgage reverse mortgages do have penalties if you repay the balance in full. However unlike a conventional mortgage these only apply during the first 5 years – beyond this there are no penalties. Furthermore the penalty amount declines the closer to 5 years you get.  What if my spouse is under 55 If your spouse is under 55 and on title to the home you will not qualify for a reverse mortgage. This is something that gave them a really bad name in the USA so we are trying to avoid this in Canada.  Does the interest compound Yes it does but – like almost all mortgages in Canada – it compounds semi-annually twice a year. So your home is not subject to daily compounding interest which would eat up your equity faster.  Are any areas of Canada limited Yes. Just now reverse mortgages are not available in the Yukon not available on leased land unless the lease is for at least 75 years not available on native land and the property must be your primary residence so no ‘Hobby Farms’ for example unfortunately.

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Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial Head Office: 201-8 Sampson Mews Toronto Ontario M3C 0H5 Independently Owned Operated Reverse Mortgage Pros CONTACT US Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial Head Office: 201-8 Sampson Mews Toronto Ontario M3C 0H5 Monday through Sunday all day – call us Toll-Free: 888 358-7771 Email: contactreversemortgagepros.ca Page 17 of 18 10. The CHIP Reverse Mortgage The CHIP Reverse Mortgage is the only reverse mortgage product available in Canada just now and is offered by HomEquity Bank. At Reverse Mortgage Pros we are a team of licensed Mortgage Agents with Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial – with expertise in Reverse Mortgages. We work with you and with HomEquity Bank to help you with your reverse mortgage decision – absolutely free. We do not work for HomEquity Bank or any other bank – we are independently owned operated. Let us look at your situation and determine if a Reverse Mortgage is the right fit for you or if there are other options available that might be better. Whether you are just enquiring about reverse mortgages or are looking to begin the process we can help. Start by getting your reverse mortgage assessment in just 90 seconds – absolutely free and there is no commitment. http://www.ReverseMortgagePros.ca/apply-now Our Service Is Entirely We do not charge you a penny for our reverse mortgage advice – it is part of our service as licensed mortgage professionals. You’ve worked hard your whole life – so sit back relax and let us do the mortgage hard work and research for you. For further information please visit: http://www.ReverseMortgagePros.ca

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Reverse Mortgage Pros CONTACT US Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial Head Office: 201-8 Sampson Mews Toronto Ontario M3C 0H5 About The Author This report was written by Michael Sneddon Agent with the following mortgage brokerage: Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial FSCO License 10710 Independently Owned Operated Dominion Lending Centres are the 1 mortgage company in Canada. Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial Head Office: 201-8 Sampson Mews Toronto Ontario M3C Independently Owned Operated Edge Financial 8 Sampson Mews Monday through Sunday all day – call us Toll-Free: 888 358-7771 Email: contactreversemortgagepros.ca Michael Sneddon CPA CA who is a chartered accountant and licensed Mortgage mortgage brokerage: Edge Financial Dominion Lending Centres are the 1 mortgage company in Canada. Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial 8 Sampson Mews Toronto Ontario M3C 0H5 Independently Owned Operated Page 18 of 18 o is a chartered accountant and licensed Mortgage

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