Along with providing the more common services listed above, I've assembled specially tailored programs for self-employed people, business owners, persons working on contract, high-profile clientele, new immigrants, and off-shore investors. Give me a call at 604.892.4647 and let me know how I can help you.
Hi there, and welcome to The Mortgage Studio!
I'm Michele Ellis, an Accredited Mortgage Professional (AMP) in Squamish, B.C. with 27 years of experience in the financial services industry. That means for the past two decades, I've been working for Canadians by figuring out their unique financial situation, negotiating on their behalf with my 40+ professional lenders, and - ultimately - finding the mortgage that best fits their personal goals and long-term priorities. That's my job description as an independent mortgage broker, and it's a job I remain just as passionate about today as I was 20 years ago.
I know that buying a house is one of the biggest investments you'll ever make - and one of the most complicated. Many people turn to their bank for mortgage advice simply because it seems like the simplest solution. But that simplicity comes at a cost, because the banks are only interested in selling their own mortgage plans - whether or not those plans are appropriate for your situation. Calling me is just as easy (if not easier!), and we're not beholden to the interests of any one lender. That means that I can give you professional, unbiased advice you know you can trust. In other words - I work for you, not for the bank.
The cherry on top? Since I'm paid directly by lenders, the majority of my clients pay absolutely nothing to have me find them their perfect mortgage.
So whether you're purchasing a home, transferring your mortgage, refinancing to consolidate debt, or simply want to review your financial situation and options, simply get in touch to take advantage of my experience and expertise. My number is 604.892.4647, and my Squamish office is open late and on weekends. I'm also happy to communicate with and service Dutch speaking clients.
by Michele Ellis on Nov28 2017
Hi everyone, and welcome back to the Mortgage Studio Blog! I’m Michele Ellis, Senior Mortgage Broker at the Mortgage Studio. In last month’s post about new federal mortgage regulations due to come into effect in January, I urged any readers thinking about changing or applying for a mortgage to give me a... Read the full post on The Mortgage Studio Blog ➔
by Michele Ellis on Oct30 2017
Hi everyone, and welcome back to the Mortgage Studio Blog. I’m Michele Ellis, Senior Mortgage Broker at the Mortgage Studio, and I want to jump right into things today by discussing the new federal mortgage underwriting guidelines put in place by OSFI, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada.