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.
Dustan Woodhouse Is Awesome!
Hi Derek, (cc ing Dustan)
I just wanted to advise you that I followed your recommendation for a mortgage broker and worked with Dustan Woodhouse and I was immensely impressed with him throughout the entire process!
Dustan was professional, affable, responsive, and informative. It was a very busy and demanding process as I had left little time to complete the many legal processes required to legally separate, transfer the house, and apply for the mortgage. Dustan assisted with every step and reduced my needless anxiety making everything much more easily achievable!
I always appreciated your advice to us. Hey, you got us out of our very comfortable rental and back into property ownership. We would have done it eventually but an hour call with you got me motivated to get back in there and it ended up being great timing. Thank you.
Good Morning Sir
I was relieved to receive my obligatory but much anticipated congratulations email from Spagnolo and Co.
It was received bittersweetly as I knew deep down that yours and mine daily exchanges would cease.
I want to thank you very much for your hard work and hard thinking on your part in putting our deal together and making it possible to own a home in Powell River.
I really appreciated working with you and how you made yourself available always.
You earned every penny for what little commission you will receive on our meagre mortgage. 🙂
Not only am I indebted to First National, but to you, my good man.
Talk soon I hope
Thank you for everything you've done for me and for getting me closer to owning my first home! I really appreciate it. You made everything so easy, it's been just great. 🙂