Mackenzie Gartside & Associates – Select Mortgages

Why Use A Mortgage Consultant Like Me?

I have more options – Your bank or credit union has one set of mortgage products and mortgage rates to offer. I have the mortgage products of over 40 mortgage lenders (see Lender List) available to me, and am not tied to any one lender.  Some lenders are better at financing different situations than others, and I can help you find the lender with the best mortgage product and rate for you.  See Mortgage Options and Mortgage Basics for descriptions of mortgage products.

I am paid by the lender – In most cases, residential mortgage brokers are paid by the lender where I place the mortgage, and not the client.  My compensation is based on the size of the mortgage – not the mortgage rate, so you can feel comfortable knowing that I will work hard to get you the best rate.

We’re a growing trend
– In Canada, approximately 1 in 4 mortgage borrowers are using a broker, and almost 1 in 3 in BC. Mortgage brokers are not just for those with bumpy credit histories.  My clients include average families, professionals, first time buyers, self employed workers, vacation home buyers, rental home buyers, and clients from all backgrounds.

My company is local and independent –  Unlike many other mortgage companies, Select Mortgage is Canadian – based here in BC – and is not owned by a financial institution.  Select Mortgage may be local, but produces enough mortgage volume to allow me to access the very best and largest mortgage lenders – something smaller mortgage companies can’t always do.

I am a Licensed Professional – As a member of the Mortgage Brokers Association of BC, I have met academic requirements for licensing, and am governed by strict professional rules of conduct designed to ensure that the advice I give is impartial and meets the needs my clients. Licensing is not required of mortgage representatives in most traditional financial institutions.

Whether you’re a first time home buyer, renewing an existing mortgage, refinancing, buying a rental property, or looking for ways to pay off your mortgage early, I will be able to help answer your mortgage questions.  Here are just some scenarios where I can find you great mortgage solutions:

First Time Buyers         Renewals and Equity Take Outs
Construction Mortgages   Self Employment
95% and 100% Financing       Rental Properties
Past Credit Problems       25-40 year Amortizations

Even if you’ve already visited your bank about your mortgage needs, talk to me too for a no obligation quote.

Mackenzie Gartside & Associates – Select Mortgages

525 Cliffe Ave. Courtenay, BC V9N 2J5