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Gordon McCallum
Works at First Foundation Residential Mortgages and Insurance
Attended University of Alberta
Lived in Sherwood Park
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4 reasons why Edmonton’s most recent condo fire should have you rethinking your condo insurance plan.
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Find out how Mike and Andrea Mathieu from Calgary overcame their debt and found financial freedom.
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Updated with a nice explainer video to show you how lenders calculate their penalties...
A prepayment penalty is a sum of money paid to the mortgage holder if the mortgagor decides to pay off the mortgage before the end of its term.
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Bond yields have been increasing rapidly in the past month which will likely lead to higher fixed mortgage rates. This would be a good time to consider a pre-approval if you're going to buy in the next 4 months or so.
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Bet you didn't want to know about these!
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Grateful for the recognition... +Jamie Sarner tagged us at #8 on the top Real Estate Blogs in Canada...
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I like free money. Do you like free money?
Who wouldn't want free money? Well, there is a way, and if you have kids and live in Canada, it's easier than you might realize! Step into the world of RESPs...
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Effective June 1, 2015, Mortgage Insurance Premiums in Canada increase. We have a breakdown of all the changes in one handy spot.
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It's a big one! A whopper! A 500% increase!
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Avoid these if you want to avoid debt problems!
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Sometimes it makes more sense to pay the mortgage off...sometimes it makes more sense to invest. How do you know what to choose?
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Mortgage Broker, President of First Foundation Mortgages and Insurance
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  • First Foundation Residential Mortgages and Insurance
    President, 2002 - present
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Sherwood Park
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President of First Foundation Mortgages and Insurance. Proud husband and father of four.
Introduction
I'd probably introduce myself by saying, "Hi, I'm Gord." If someone asked me where I'm from, I'd tell them I was born and raised in Saskatoon, but left after high school to chase opportunity in Alberta. I'm a U of A School of Business Grad and have been an entrepreneur my entire working life. 

I work pretty hard because I really enjoy it. President of a great little company full of great people - First Foundation Mortgages and Insurance in Edmonton, and providing service throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan. 

We've won some awards and have lots of happy clients, but we're not perfect either...so every day is a challenge to improve and to grow.

You might catch me talking about sports, technology, and cars when I'm not working on the business or spending time with my family.
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Accredited Mortgage Professional of the Year - 2011 (Canada)
Education
  • University of Alberta
    School of Business, Entrepreneurship, 1996 - 1999
  • Augustana University College
    Economics, 1994 - 1996
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How a Single-income Family found Financial Freedom | First Foundation
www.firstfoundation.ca

Find out how Mike and Andrea Mathieu from Calgary overcame their debt and found financial freedom.

How a Single-income Family found Financial Freedom | First Foundation
www.firstfoundation.ca

Find out how Mike and Andrea Mathieu from Calgary overcame their debt and found financial freedom.

How did you File your Taxes this Year? | First Foundation
www.firstfoundation.ca

Hooray! Income tax season is over. But we're curious... how did you file this year?

Alberta's New Government Cancels Real Estate Tax Increases | First Found...
www.firstfoundation.ca

The new NDP government in Alberta just announced a cancellation of the mortgage tax hike included in the last provincial budget.

Mortgage Fraud - How to Protect Yourself When Buying or Refinancing a Ho...
www.firstfoundation.ca

Important tips on how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of mortgage fraud.

CMHC Raises Mortgage Loan Insurance Premiums | First Foundation
www.firstfoundation.ca

CMHC has increased the insurance premium that home buyers will pay when using less than a 10% down payment.

The 500 Percent Tax Increase in Alberta's 2015 Budget | First Foundation
www.firstfoundation.ca

Here's how the recent Alberta budget punishes success and hits homeowners with a massive tax hike.

9 Myths About Tax Season | First Foundation
www.firstfoundation.ca

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for those expecting refunds, the craziest time of the year for accountants, and the most nail-bitin

5 Types of Behaviours That Will Cause Debt Problems | First Foundation
www.firstfoundation.ca

A quick primer on the five key behaviours that can lead to debt problems, and how to avoid them!

We're Number Eight! (In the Top 50 Real Estate Blogs in Canada) | First ...
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The Top 50 Real Estate Blogs in Canada were recently announced and First Foundation is among the winners!

Pay Off Your Mortgage or Invest in RRSP's? | First Foundation
www.firstfoundation.ca

A mortgage blog article for Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta that describes the pros and cons of investing in RRSP's versus paying off your mor

So, you have kids. Cool, here’s some Free Money!!! [RESP] | First Founda...
www.firstfoundation.ca

Who wouldn't want free money? Well, there is a way, and if you have kids and live in Canada, it's easier than you might realize! Step into t

Surprise! Bank of Canada Drops Overnight Rate to 0.75% | First Foundation
www.firstfoundation.ca

In a surprise move the Bank of Canada lowered it's overnight rate by a quarter point. Here's what happened, why it happened, how it affects

Have You Heard the Story About Purchase Plus Improvements? | First Found...
www.firstfoundation.ca

Putting CMHC's purchase plus improvements program to work for you.

Bank Mortgage Fine Print | First Foundation
www.firstfoundation.ca

Everything you ever wanted to know about mortgage terms and conditions, aka fine print - including some stuff we just made up for fun!

Your Tech Startup Needs a Barbed Wire Fence [Events] | First Foundation
www.firstfoundation.ca

On May 20th & 21st, Phil Baker from Creechurch International Underwriters will be doing a lunch and learn series with TEC Edmonton and the A

CMHC Premium Increase Effective May 1st 2014 | First Foundation
www.firstfoundation.ca

Effective May 1st 2014 CHMC will increase insurance premiums for high ratio mortgages in Canada

CMHC Changes In Mortgage Insurance Product Offering [Breaking] | First F...
www.firstfoundation.ca

CMHC has just discontinued their second home program along with their Self-Employed Without Traditional Third Party Validation of Income Pro

Heartbleed Bug and First Foundation | First Foundation
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First Foundation's statement on visitor privacy and security and our response to the Heartbleed Bug.

Water Management | Spring Home Maintenance Checklist | First Foundation
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Here is our Spring Home Maintenance Checklist feature on Water Management by Inspector Mitch Waldon

Nicole and Len are great trainers...I benefited greatly from my time with them. The techniques are sound, they bring you along at a pace that's suitable to your fitness level, they're fun, they mix it up, and the facilities are perfect for one-on-one, paired sessions, and small groups. Definitely recommended!
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Kyle did a great job on the First Foundation Google My Business Virtual Tour. He took great shots, turned things around quickly for us, and the results are very impressive. It's great service that really helps your business location standout on the search results. Thanks again Kyle!
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
We required a complete roof replacement after a big hailstorm in August of 2012. Jensen was recommended by our insurance company at the time and, after doing some research and seeing many positive reviews for it, we chose them. The work was done quickly, with a minimal disruption, and the work was done well. The shingles look great, they helped us to pick a colour that would suit our home and have answered questions on a number of occasions over the phone. Highly recommended and very happy with the service and the new roof.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Great group of people who are truly professional, very knowledgeable about real estate in Edmonton with very high service and ethical standards. Our clients are always well taken care of when we refer them to Liv.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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I've had the opportunity to refer clients who are in financial distress to Rebecca at Frederick and Company. She's knowledgeable, helpful, and willing to give people the honest advice that they need to get back on track. Hopefully you'll never need her services but if you or someone you know does, then she's highly recommended.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
As a company we refer our mortgage clients to BungoBox Edmonton because we believe in the product and the benefits to our customers. It's always an easy referral to make because we know they'll be well taken care of.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Synergy Medical advertises on their website and signage that they are open for walk-in patients Saturday from 9am-4pm. Unfortunately this appears to not be the case. I arrived at 8:45am this morning, a Saturday, and waited until nearly 9:30 before myself, my two sick kids, and about ten other people who were waiting gave up. It's shameful that anyone in the medical profession can advertise certain hours and leave people who are relying on them in the lurch. Not showing up should NOT be an option. Very disappointed in the lack of service and lack of professionalism. There wasn't even a notice on the office voicemail. Despite the fact that NOBODY showed up, a call to the office indicated that they were "experiencing higher than normal call volume" which was the reason for the long wait on hold. This is shameful, a major fail, and one more example of how us Canadians have equal access to the same crappy care. Now I'm sitting at the only other walk-in clinic in Sherwood Park and it looks like it'll be an hour wait just to talk to the receptionist...let alone see a doctor. There are about 30 people sitting in here and one doctor on duty. #fail.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago