you tube

Category Archives: Community

CMP Women of Influence 2017

Women of Influence

For decades, the mortgage industry, like many other business sectors, has long been dominated by men. In 2017, that’s no longer the case. The 50 women on this list prove that mortgage brokering is no longer just a man’s game.

Following an overwhelming response from lenders and brokers across all provinces, CMP culled this year’s Women of Influence list to the professionals you will meet on the following pages.

From industry trailblazers who started their own businesses from scratch to innovators who are creating new products and processes to better serve homebuyers, this year’s Women of Influence list highlights the female leaders who have overcome hardships and struggles to succeed in even the most uncertain markets. Their astounding personal and professional accomplishments have earned them a place among the industry’s best.

Congratulations to Sandra Lastovic of The Mortgage Centre who has made the 2017 Canadian Mortgage Professional’s Women of Influence list.


sandra lastovicSenior mortgage agent and principal
The Mortgage Centre

As a brokerage owner, Sandra Lastovic enjoys seeing people reach their financial goals. “I get goosebumps when we’re able to help people buy their first house, restructure their debt to help them through a tough financial time or buy another rental property,” she says.

A strong advocate for women in leadership, Lastovic has volunteered on many boards in her community, including the Guelph Community Health Centre and the Ontario Agricultural College Alumni Association. In addition, she has been a member of the Rotary Club of Guelph since 2003, where she has served on several committees over the years. She is also past president of the Mid-Day Momentum Chapter of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce, where she has been an active member for 10 years.

What can we expect in the housing market for the rest of 2016?

Is Guelph and surrounding area in a housing bubble? The general definition we use to describe a housing bubble is two to three consecutive years of unsustainable price appreciation. Unsustainable price growth would include a 10% or more price increase year-over-year. According to The Guelph and District Realtor’s Association (GDAR) as of September 9, 2016… Read More

OSFI Tightens Supervisory Expectations for Mortgage Underwriting

OTTAWA ─ July 7, 2016 ─ Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada (OSFI) today released a letter to all federally regulated financial institutions (FRFIs) reinforcing its expectation that federally regulated financial institutions engage in prudent underwriting of residential mortgage loans. With Canadian household debt levels… Read More

Housing Market Outlook 2015 and projection for 2016

New Home Market In the Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo (KCW) and Guelph areas, housing starts will be lower in 2016 and 2017 compared to 2015. There will be a greater decline in apartment starts (both condominium and rental) in KCW however, single-detached starts will increase slightly as the demand will remain strong and more land will become available… Read More