Born and raised in Port Moody, BC.
My wife Kerry and I became residents of Anmore in 1996 purchasing our third home together in as many years, to this day we remain in Anmore, although on house #5 since 1996.
Since that First home we have also added children, dogs and cats to our lives.
Most weekends involve a trip up and down a mountain on foot, bike, or skiis. Although the number of two wheeled devices has edged out the skiis the past few years as our amazing climate allows things like Road-biking in February, Mtn biking in December, and epic hikes in March. That side my life is viewable on Facebook, and if you share similar passions please feel free to connect.
Along the way we have bought, and unfortunately sold (never sell!) investment properties in Vancouver, and the Tri-Cities. Both industrial and residential properties. A goal we currently share is to add one new property to our portfolio each year, and to never ever sell any of our properties ever again.
One of my favourite refrains is ‘one never regrets the properties they buy, but regrets every single one sold’.
A short bio written by a trade publication during my first year in this business can be found here.
As our mortgage term approached it's end, my wife and i began looking into renewal option. This was our first time owning and also renewing. I initially contacted Dustan several months before the renewal date. We discussed the different options available and in the end of those calls, my wife and I decided to finish renovations on our home in hopes of maximizing any potential equity in the property...
Needless to say, DIY projects usually take longer than estimated. I called Dustan up about 6 weeks before my renewal date in a panic and with a half finished basement. After a few calls back and forth, my wife and I chose the option that best met our needs. Dustan was very patient and professional through the entire process. We look forward to working with Dustan in the future and we recommend him to anyone else who wants a smooth and as stress free as can be mortgage.
I have now worked with Dustan on three different mortgages and each time his knowledge and experience in the mortgage industry has achieved great results.
Dustan's professionalism, passion and dedication to his career make him stand out from the crowd. We would use Dustan again in a heartbeat and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.
Thanks For All Your Help!
I worked with Dustan while buying my first apartment. As a young first time home buyer I was very nervous, stressed and not sure what to expect about the entire process of securing financing. Dustan was very helpful in clearly explaining the steps, what I would need and how everything worked as well as what to expect out of the entire process. I would highly recommend Dustan to anyone looking to buy a new home.
Now that the dust has settled on my mortgage, I wanted to thank you for everything. This was a very foreign process for me, and I appreciated your patience and availability for all of my questions at all hours of the day. I especially appreciate that you never talked down to me nor treated me like an idiot, just because I didn't know much about mortgages. As someone approaching home ownership for the first time, and on her own, this is huge. I can tell from our conversations and your blog posts that you love what you do, and that is refreshing. I will definitely recommend you to anyone who asks, and you will be my first call should I wish to lock-in, re-finance, or if anything else changes.