Dominion Lending Centres

Homestead Financial

Dominion Lending Centres is one of Canada's largest mortgage brokerage companies. We can find deals you won't see anywhere else.

Sometimes, we can even get you a better rate from your own bank than what you'd get at your local bank branch.

Plus, you get unbiased advice from an experienced mortgage broker that is dedicated to you.

We would be honoured to have you as our next valued client.

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Our Team

Catherine Evel
Principal Mortgage Broker / Owner
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Catherine Evel discovered her passion for the mortgage industry in 1999, following a diverse career that began with working as a sales representative for a trucking company and later owning and managing a successful carpet cleaning business. Her experiences eventually led her to a role as a Small Business Account Manager at CIBC, where she found herself drawn to the world of mortgages.

In 2009, Catherine established Dominion Lending Centres Homestead Financial, leveraging her expertise and dedication to helping clients navigate the complexities of mortgage financing. Her hard work and commitment have not gone unnoticed, and she has been recognized in the Top 75 Canadian Mortgage Brokers.

Catherine's career path has continued to evolve as she now works alongside her son, Richard Hopkins, forming a dynamic team that combines her wealth of experience with his innovative approach to client service.

Away from her professional life, Catherine enjoys exercising, reading, gardening, and enjoying outdoor activities such as camping and boating.

Richard Hopkins
Mortgage Broker
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From a young age, Richard Hopkins was exposed to the world of mortgages through his mother, Catherine Evel, who has been a successful mortgage professional since 1999. After completing a financial services program at Mohawk College, Richard initially ventured into life insurance, but he soon realized that the mortgage industry was a better fit for him. With his mother's extensive experience and the natural advantage of their close relationship, he decided to follow in her footsteps.

In March 2013, Richard began his career in the mortgage business, working side by side Catherine. With a passion for efficiency, he transformed their paper-based filing system into a modern, streamlined process, ensuring clients received the best possible experience. Since then, Richard has continued to build on Catherine's legacy.

Richard is known for his unwavering dedication to client satisfaction, promptly addressing their needs with clear communication throughout the entire mortgage process. His commitment to excellence has earned him a stellar reputation as an expert in the field.

Away from the office, Richard is married to his wife Stephanie, and enjoys spending time with their adorable Golden Retriever puppy, Loki.

Stephanie Hopkins
Mortgage Agent Level 1
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Stephanie Hopkins, a skilled mortgage agent, combines her meticulous attention to detail with a passion for helping people in the mortgage industry. With a background as a production coordinator for TV shows, she brings a unique perspective to her role, ensuring precision and excellence in her services.

Her attention to detail is not just limited to her professional life; it shines through in her hobby of baking and decorating intricate cakes, reflecting the patience and precision she brings to her role as a mortgage agent.

Stephanie's decision to join the family mortgage business was fueled by her desire to directly help individuals navigate their financial journeys and to make a tangible, positive impact in people's lives. Stephanie Hopkins is more than a mortgage agent; she is a professional who brings a unique perspective, unwavering dedication, and a personal touch to every interaction, making the complex world of mortgages a more approachable and enjoyable experience for her clients.

Married to Richard and a proud pet parent to their Golden Retriever, Loki, Stephanie balances her professional achievements with a fulfilling personal life, making her a relatable and committed advisor in the world of mortgages.

Take the First Step Towards Achieving Your Mortgage Goals Right Now.