In May 2009, my then boyfriend (now husband) and I began our search together for our first home. We were finished university and had both landed our first career jobs. As both of our families lived in the south end of Ottawa, we agreed that this was where we wanted to look to find a home. We ended up buying a house in Riverside South in Ottawa, taking possession in August 2009.

We struggled with the decision to buy brand new or to buy a house that was previously owned. However, we decided to buy a house that was already built since it had a shorter turnaround time. Buying a house can be a very stressful task, especially when buying your first house.
We met with a real estate agent and started our search in May 2009. And, we soon realized that learning all the rules, costs and steps of the home buying process was pretty overwhelming.

We viewed a few houses with our agent and we continued to search online extensively ourselves too. Our online search brought us to the house we currently call home. It was listed on Grapevine and we loved it, but the owner was selling privately and would not accept an offer from us with our real estate agent. Therefore, we had to tell our agent we no longer needed their services and had to continue with the purchase of our first home on our own. This also forced us to heavily rely on our mortgage broker and lawyer to answer all our questions and help us through every step of the home buying process.

Thankfully, we met a great Mortgage Broker, Lawrence, from Centrum Bank Street Mortgage. Lawrence walked us through all the steps of the home buying process and kept us calm throughout. He kept us well informed and stress-free, as he secured a competitive mortgage rate and finalized all the paper work in order for us to obtain our dream home. We really appreciated his help and professionalism. We have also referred many of our friends and family members who have used his services as well.

Thanks Centrum Bank Street Mortgage for assisting us in the purchase of our first home. We look forward to working with you again for the purchase of our next home in a few years.

Matt & Nicole
Matt & Nicole
First time home buyers

Dear Centum Bank Street Mortgage,

I'd like to take to thank you for the incredible service I have received from your team! Your receptionist, Glenda, was very helpful in addressing my questions. Her professional attitude made me feel that I was at the right place. I must say that I have been to other Mortgage brokers before, but I have never felt the credibility and genuine support that I felt at your office. Your team did their utmost to research all of my options and provide me with every possible solution to my needs. This made me feel very secure and comfortable in bringing my business to you. I would highly recommend your services to my friends and colleagues, and I will definitely be returning for more of your services in my future endeavours.

Wishing you a warm and happy holiday season!

My sincerest thanks,
Nada Mroue
Nada Mroue
1st time home buyer

Hi Lawrence,

Just writing to thank you for your work on my mortgage renewal and for getting all the terms signed and settled before I go on vacation this Friday. I wanted to have that out of the way before my trip (with only the formality of presenting ID to the lawyers remaining), and you got it done and stayed past dinner to meet me.

I really appreciate your expertise and the value that you place on client service. Since you handled my first mortgage and now my first renewal, I know I can recommend you with confidence to friends and others looking for a mortgage broker.

Mortgage Renewal