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ARTICLE: ADVICE-BASED MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS; IT IS EASY TO SELL BUT HARDER TO GUIDE [Mortgage Broker News, DECEMBER 2021]

The first rule of business dictates that the consumer should always come first. Nowhere is this more evident than in the mortgage sector. In today’s mortgage climate, there are a host of choices available when shopping for the best mortgage fit.    Mortgage services, once viewed as the bank’s domain, are now being offered by

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ARTICLE: We’re in the People Business [Mortgage Broker News, June 2021]

“We’ve always focused on being customer-centric,” Goncalves explains. “I never really cared about chasing the deal size or commission; it was always about giving customers proper advice. And that type of environment is what we’ve created here at Vine. We’re focused on the client experience first and foremost.” 

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VIDEO: As prices cool, where is Metro Vancouver housing market going?

It started out with the detached homes, and now the condo market in Metro Vancouver appears to be cooling down. But just how significant is the recent stall in the market and will it stay this way? Mortgage and investment advisor Peter Kinch joined Jennifer Palma on BC1 to help answer those questions. Watch the

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ARTICLE: Top producers double as financial advisors

By Neil Sharma The Vine Group has been the top-producing team in the Mortgage Alliance family for the past two years, and, perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s on pace to set yet another record year. After doing $400 million in 2017 and $500m last year, Vine Group is on pace for over $600m in 2019, and according to its

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ARTICLE: OSFI regulation benefits commercial sector

By Neil Sharma With no sign of residential lending restrictions loosening any time soon, demand for commercial real estate has become white-hot. “On the commercial front, we’re seeing a lot more activity on buildings of more than 5 units,” said David Goncalves, a mortgage broker and partner of Mortgage Alliance Vine Group. “We’re seeing this upswing because

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