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OWN YOUR PIECE

LIFE AND MORTGAGES ARE NEVER SEPARATE. I'M HERE TO HELP YOU NAVIGATE BOTH.

The journey to owning your piece of the earth can be scary and often feels clear as mud, but I bet you’re closer than you’d thought.

 
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I'VE BEEN THERE

Mortgages can be scary. I get it. I’ve been there—many times. My journey started with a (much beloved) little condo on Oxford Street in East Van. Marriage brought a new mortgage, growing commutes a third. Job changes and two children later, our fourth mortgage and first detached house in Delta. Now a fifth—my new office. I’ve been through all the twists and turns, and know just how to make it a smooth process for you.

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I'M A REALIST

While it might appear otherwise, you don’t need to win the lottery to own property—even in Vancouver. I know it’s true, because that’s my life. My parents restored a Victorian house and filled it with pianos. You might think we were well off—we weren’t. By treating ownership as a marathon of small steps rather than giant leaps, we reached our eventual goal. 
So can you.

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I KNOW HOW

Each mortgage is unique because every home is unique, as are the people buying it (that’s you). The good news is I know every option. I’ve been in the business a long time. I’m an expert at clearing away financial clutter—beating the bank at their game and letting you harness the full potential of your future mortgage.

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I AM TIRELESS

I find the mortgage that’s right for you, and won’t rest until we do. Like a great pair of jeans, mortgages don’t come in one-size-fits-all. I listen carefully to your short and long term goals, and then build your application to ensure you get a mortgage tailored for your life. And I track changes in the mortgage market by the minute so you don’t have to.

 
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Hello

I’m Irene Strong, expert mortgage broker and author. Fiery. Determined. A big-city girl born in a small town, equally comfortable in high heels and running shoes. I’ve worked with leading organizations such as NBC Olympics Inc, TED Conferences, and Habitat for Humanity—and I apply that experience towards being the best mortgage broker possible.

I also write what I know. My work helps first timers understand just how mortgages can be used to advantage. I also write about life, because the two are never separate. My articles can be found in places like The Globe and Mail. I can be seen on stages, including panels on Women Leading in the Mortgage Industry. My book, Own Your Piece of the Earth, is available at Amazon and other online book sellers.

As both a mortgage broker and author, I want to help you prepare for your dream—you’re closer to that piece of the earth than you’d thought.

 

What they say

 

6 Reasons
To own a piece of the earth

What my readers say

 

“Wow - I wish I'd read this book before I bought my first condo! Irene lays the process out in an easy-to-follow way. She explains all the lingo and provides worksheets to follow so you feel like you've got this!”

Victoria Gray

5 STARS

 

“Fantastic reading for anyone thinking about purchasing. Well laid out and easy to understand. I’m a mortgage broker and I gave one to my teenage daughter as a 'must read'.”

Monica

5 STARS

“A book worth reading not just for every first time home-buyer, but also well worth the read for every new mortgage agent in Canada. Help your clients get their plan in place early on, read this book.”

Dustan Woodhouse

Author of the Be The Better Broker Series

 

“I find reading Mortgage books very difficult. Frankly they bore me.  Yours is different!!!I am only 75 pages in but WOW!! I love your writing style. It’s so personal, descriptive in a way that’s fun and real.”

Gary Mauris

President and CEO, Dominion Lending Centres

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I know for most people, it’s a stretch to want to read a book about mortgages. But this is different. It only takes two chapters to see this book is the life (and mortgage) resource you’ve been looking for.

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Working With Me

Access to over 50 lenders

100s of mortgage products

Specialized in mortgages

Works and represents you, the client

Licensed: UBC Mortgage Brokers Course

Multiple options for credit challenged clients

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Working With A Bank ADVISOR

Access to self-branded products only

Limited mortgage products

Not always specialized in mortgages

Works for and represents the bank/credit union

Not required to be licensed

Few to no options for credit challenged clients

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