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!
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.
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.
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