We were very pleased with the services that Darren Hartel and Dominion Lending Centres provided us since 2004

including a recent mortgage for the construction. Darren was very professional in his dealings with us throughout the process,

and was very quick to respond to any inquiry that we had. Darren was able to provide the best options throughout the process,

and explained the pros and cons of each option. Whether you are looking for your first Mortgage, renewing an existing one,

or construction mortgage, we would highly recommend Darren Hartel and Dominion Lending Centres.

No doubt it’ll save you money, you will have less stress, and in the end you will get the right mortgage for you.

Svitlana and Andriy P
November, 2018

  • Professional
  • Informative
  • Always available to answer questions
  • Kept us up to date at all times
  • Found us a great rate
  • Very helpful and easy to work with
  • Accommodating

    Justin D
    Oct 22, 2018

Hi Darren, so very pleased with the level of information, direction and detail you and your team provided.  You gave us great insight into the mortgage industry at our first meeting and followed up with sound counsel ensuring we understood all the options available to us.  On top of that, your team was very flexible from start to finish which in the financial world isn’t always possible.  They kept us current and ensured we didn’t miss anything.

All the best Darren and wish you continued success!

Randy C.
August 2018

Hi Darren,

Thank you for providing mortgage service to us.

We both appreciate the hard work you and your team have put in to obtain the best deal for us and to ensure the mortgage application process goes as smoothly as possible.

Mark and Helen W.
July 2018

I am writing to give Darren Hartel of Dominion Lending Centres my highest recommendation. Darren possesses all the attributes necessary to be an excellent financial broker: he knows his market extremely well; Darren is both very professional and personable, as well Darren and his team Nicole de Boer are very diligent, responsive, and understanding. They clearly take pride in doing a good job.

In my particular case refinancing of our home, there were a few hurtles on the road to refinancing and in every instance both Darren and Nicole were a great help. I appreciated his ability to advise with the various financing and rates available, he was there to help and support us in every possible way.

It would be hard to envision someone doing a better job than Darren, Nicole and or being anything but happy in choosing to work with Dominion Lending Centres.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Darren Hartel to any person who is looking for refinancing transactions / opportunities.

George and Margaret M
July 2018

Darren Hartel has been our mortgage agent since we bought our first home in Calgary in 2009. He also helped us find a better deal for our mortgage renewal in 2017.

In 2017 my wife and I decided to build a new house. Just when the house was half built I lost my job.  Darren was committed to looking for alternatives in order to ensure that we would get approved and continue to be able to finish purchasing our new home. Darren prepared and presented our paper to multiple mortgage institutions. He provided us with multiple options that were open for our choosing up to the possession day. Fortunately, l was able to go back to work just before the possession date and we took an option that was best suited to our circumstances.  

Darren is a great professional advisor who has worked tirelessly to get us the best deal as our circumstances changed, provided advice regarding what things we should address with our finances to get approved and took the time to talk us through the pros and cons of each option. We feel that Darren is well informed and decisive individual which makes Darren a great professional.

I sincerely appreciate Darren’s help and look forward to keep him as our mortgage financial advisor.

Manuel G and Cristina L
May 2018

“Thank you very much Darren and Nicole, for your professional approach when we needed a mortgage for a second home purchase. After being given the frustrating road blocks by our current lender, your guidance and necessary suggestions to navigate through the whole process was exceptional. We couldn’t be happier with the result and the terms of the mortgage, given the changing landscape, was beyond what we thought was available. I would have no hesitation to recommend possible clients to you. I am also looking forward to future business with you for any new purchases or mortgage renewals/re-financing. »

Reece T.
January 2018

Trustworthy; Knowledgeable; Dedicated.

We recently transitioned our primary residence and rental mortgages through “A Better Way” at Dominion Lending. Darren Hartel was extremely easy to work with. Guided us through the process and simply put – got us the best rates and terms. The team at “A Better Way” at  Dominion Lending are solutions oriented professional which is sometimes difficult to find in the traditional mortgage industry.

Rego Family
Nov 2017

I met Darren 5 years ago when he was at RBC Mortgage department. I was purchasing my first house then. When we first met to decide on mortgage, I found Darren very supportive and encouraging. Its hard to find someone who follows up on every small details and makes sure that the client understands the financial implications clearly. Because of his level of service, I kept in touch with him even after my mortgage was approved. When I needed to renew my mortgage this year, other mortgage brokers didn’t even occur to me. I was going on a vacation at a time when my mortgage needed to be switched. Darren not only found me an ideal interest rate, he also coordinated with the lender, got the documents signed before we went on our vacation, and our mortgage was switched when we were not in Calgary. Darren provided me an unmatched level of customer service this time as well. Thank you, Darren.

Prakash A.
October 2017

  • Darren Hartel, Dominion Lending. Not just provides a mortgage service, but also he builds his reputation and his trust around it;
  • as a small business owner, it’s hard for me to get a mortgage pre-approval. Darren did numerous search and hard work to customize my financing needs to get me a pre-approval;
  • since we were building a new house, the whole process took almost one year.  During this long period of time, he never ignored our inquiries and always followed up our building progress to make sure our mortgage needs will be there for us;
  • every month he would send us a newsletter to keep us updated about the bank policies and the trend of the interest rates;
  • during the process, he was very patient to educate us about everything related to the mortgage;
  • Darren is a knowledgeable and decent person. Because of that, he built a good team around him, such as Nicole;
  • in the end, we felt our financial needs have been met, and  a good friendship has been made;
  • we sincerely recommend Darren, Dominion Lending as your source for the mortgage needs

Sept 5, 2017