“The service my wife and I received through Fitzwilliam Mortgage was superb. We had just put in an offer on our first home and with a very tight time frame (roughly 10 days) to remove financing subjects we were a bit worried everything would go off without issue. Caroline and everyone else at Fitzwilliam Mortgage worked extremely hard to get everything worked out and financing secured within our time frame, and I couldn’t be happier with how everything was handled. Caroline even met us at our workplace to get some documents signed which is really going the extra mile in my book. I whole heartily recommend their service to anyone in the Nanaimo and surrounding area and would happily do business with them again in the future."
Brendan Hargrove, Nanaimo, BC
"I have twice gotten a mortgage through The Mortgage Centre, in particular John Woods. I gave John a double challenge of being hard to qualify and not much notice. With his knowledge and experience John came through with a mortgage that was ideal for me, and his follow up through the years is much appreciated. I would not hesitate to recommend John and The Mortgage Centre, he has my complete confidence."
Dee Kennedy, Nanaimo, BC
"If you are looking for a mortgage broker who knows the market, takes the time to understand your needs and consistently exceeds your expectations our vote is John Woods. My wife Carol and I have used John's services for over 10 years for a combination business/personal mortgages. He has proven time and time again that he is on top of market trends and product options.
With his low key approach he listens first to understand your needs, then provides his objective assessment and rationale for various alternatives; he has never tried to "push" a product. If some research or follow up is required he has always delivered when he promised and if there are delays he keeps you updated on his progress on a timely basis. We view John as a trusted advisor who will spend whatever time it takes to meet our needs!"
Ed and Carol Robinson, Nanaimo, BC
"I have benefitted from John Woods expertise as a mortgage broker on 3 mortgages since 2005. I am a solo, self employed woman; not the ideal individual the banks favor to finance a mortgage to. On my own merits I would not know how to begin, let alone navigate through all the steps required to secure a mortgage. John Woods listened to my story, concerns and empathized with my situation. I am now in a very agreeable mortgage and when the due date arrives I would without a doubt have John Woods secure another mortgage for me. Thank you John. Cheers "
Kathy Wadley, Gabriola Island, BC.
"The Mortgage Center is a rare gem of an establishment. Caroline and John are extremely knowledgable, friendly and very dedicated to their clients. We have, and will continue to, recommend them to ANY person looking for a mortgage. It was a real privilege to work with them, and I look forward to working with them again soon! "
Lindsay Balson, Nanaimo BC
"So very grateful to you John for helping me to purchase my home. As a self-employed person, it was a challenge to get the bank to approve me for a mortgage, but with your professional, expert assistance, my dream was able to happen. I have recommended you to many others and will use your services again in future. Thanks again."
Andrea Cossar, Nanaimo BC
"For the past 14 years My wife and I have benefitted from John's work on our behalf. We are on our third mortgage arrange through John, and each time we've come to him with our new plans he has provided the expert advice and encouragement we've needed. We've found John to be focused, diligent, trustworthy, and a pleasure to work with. He has faithfully served our interests. We haven't encountered any other borrowers who've 'done better' that we have with similar arrangements, but a number who've done worse. We've learned to trust John and don't hesitate to recommend him."
Earl Jacobson, Gabriola Island BC
"John Woods at the Mortgage Center has provided my husband and I excellent mortgage service by locating a great product that meets our long term needs at a very competitive price. John is attentive to his clients, professional and efficient in every aspect. John was also very helpful in providing mortgage option advice to help us care for our aging mother while remaining in her own home. I highly recommend John and his company."
Kerry and Tom Marcus, Gabriola Island BC
"For over 15 years John has helped me with my mortgages. I feel comfortable and safe today in my financial position and love my home."
Heather MacDonald, Nanaimo BC
" I want to tell you about my experience in working with John Woods who is a mortgage broker. Over the years, I have explored a few property purchase options. I had heard about John's positive reputation, so I contacted him to ask him for his advice. After extensive exploration and review of the interest rates a few years back, on at least two occasions I decided not to purchase property even though John had done a lot of work to investigate financing for me. He was always willing to discuss things with me and I never felt pressured to move forward if the timing wasn't right for me.
My ultimate goal in 2012 was to purchase a home in a downtown location that would provide enough space and for my entire family as they grow into independence. I had really hoped to be able to purchase a house with a legal suite. After searching the market, it looked to me as though my goals were out of reach. I met with John and described my scenario. He encouraged me to consider what I really wanted to have happen.
Working with John over the past few years has been a very rewarding experience. I never felt judged or intimidated when I disclosed my financial situation to John. He really had my dreams and best interests at the forefront. He explored the best possible options to the umpteenth degree. He always explained everything to me in understandable terms so that I felt comfortable in my decisions. He never rushed me.I honestly felt like he was a brother who was looking out for my best interests!
Finding the right mortgage that fits your needs can be an intimidating…. but that wasn't the case for me. I felt supported and secure in this process with John. And I got the house that I really really wanted!!"
Maureen O'Connor, Nanaimo BC