Helping You Build a Strong Foundation

Your financial foundation begins with your primary residence and continues to build throughout your life. Our award-winning record and industry experience rank us among the best mortgage brokers and agents in Vaughan and the Greater Toronto Area.

Saving You Money Now To Build Your Investments Later

With 50 years of experience in the industry, we help you establish that strong base, and then, over the years, we work alongside you to help you build your real estate portfolio. Investment properties, vacation homes, cottages — it’s all part of your foundational growth. Lino Contento and Danielle Palazzo can help you through every stage of the process.

We specialize in

First-time home buyers

Switching and refinancing

New to Canada


Bad Credit

Construction Financing

An interracial Hispanic and African-American family with two children standing on the driveway in front of their house. The father is African-American, mother is Hispanic, and the 14 year old teenage boy and his 11 year old sister are both mixed race. Both children are wearing braces. Everyone is smiling at the camera.

Working on your behalf

Like a mortgage broker, a mortgage agent is not affiliated with any single lender. Instead, the agent works on behalf of the borrower to identify the lender with the best rates — then passes the savings on to you. Whether you’re a first-time home buyer seeking financing or a veteran investor, we’ll work hard to find you the lowest mortgage rates available. Pairing personalized advice with professional experience to help you attain your homeownership goals — that’s the Foundational Growth difference.

Pre-approval, refinancing, second homes and more

Negotiating with the following lenders so you don’t have to:


2021 Top Choice Award Winner for Mortgage Broker
Six-time Chairman’s Roundtable Winner
2-time Leo Award Winner
Multiple Convention Winner
Multiple Gold and Platinum Club Winner

Deborah-Lynn Vitale

Lino and his highly skilled team truly work hard for you and your clients.

Melissa Egan

Lino is a fantastic mortgage specialist and offered us great service and advice. Where other banks failed, Lino got it done. He’s always taking your call and returning your messages in less than one hour. I would recommend him to anyone looking for mortgage financing.

Mike Camilleri

Lino really helped make our dream come true with finding our dream home. He was detailed, informative, and always got the job done. I would highly recommend Lino to anyone looking for a mortgage.

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