Broker vs Bank
Blast from the past!
Here’s a little blast from the past for your enjoyment! We had fun doing a little spin-off from the old Mac vs PC commercials and instead featured (Jeff as the) Broker vs (Rodger as the) Bank! These were a loooong time ago but funny to look back on today. Enjoy!
Mortgage Broker? Bank? What’s the difference?!
This is a common question many house-hunters and home-owners find themselves asking before they begin searching out a mortgage that is right for them. Many people don’t know what the actual differences are between using a mortgage broker as opposed to going directly to their bank for assistance, so they often do whatever their friends and families do. There is nothing wrong with this, however I am a strong believer that people should know what the differences are so that they can make decisions on their own. This website has been designed to help you understand the advantages to using a Mortgage Broker. For example, did you know that it normally doesn’t cost you a dime to use the services of a mortgage broker? Now you do! The commercials we have created put a fun spin on these advantages and are not a direct attack at any specific bank. In fact, some of the big chartered banks are preferred partners of ours and we use them quite often. Stats show that only about 30% of all mortgages in Canada were arranged by a Broker. It is my goal to increase that number substantially! So browse our site, watch our videos, and tell all your friends why using a Mortgage Broker gives YOU the options and control when arranging your mortgage!
I was a first time home buyer and really didn’t know what to expect. I wasn’t sure what my price range was or if I could even afford to get into the market. However, Jeff and the Ingram Mortgage Team showed me it that becoming a home owner was possible and I was approved in no time. I thought the whole process was going to be nerve racking and uneasy, but Jeff illustrated such optimism and care towards my family and I that it made it impossible to be uneasy. Thank you Ingram Mortgage Team for being a key component to an important stage in my life.
Jeff helped us with each of our last two mortgages. In each case he was proactive and went the extra mile to ensure that we found the mortgage that was right for us. Jeff’s creativity and ability to see the ‘big picture’ ensured that we got the best rate possible, even in difficult circumstances. We have been extremely happy with the Ingram Mortgage Team.
Jeff Ingram and his team were great! He was easily accessible and answered every question I had. What I appreciated the most was his ability to take our full needs into consideration and present us with different solutions. He also negotiated the best rate for our circumstance and took the time to explain the process, calming any fears we had. Real-estate is a large investment, whether you are just starting or if you have been in it for a while. Either way, I would have no problems recommending Jeff and his team for his experience, availability, insight and hard work!
Colby & Shannon Smith
My wife and I were struggling with credit card debt. We were making our payments, but we weren’t making any progress. We went to the bank we had our mortgage with and they told us they couldn’t do anything for us. I spoke to Jeff about our problem and he was able to use the equity in our mortgage through a refinance and he got us a rate that was much better than what any of the banks were offering. Now, we are able to focus our money where we want it and are saving hundreds in interest, all thanks to the IMT.
I have purchased several properties in the last 15 years and have always gone through the bank for my mortgage. For my latest purchase I went through Jeff as my mortgage broker. The difference between Jeff as opposed to the bank is that he actually goes out and finds the best rate for you. He was always available for any questions and made the entire application process effortless from start to finish. I would recommend Jeff and the Ingram Mortgage Team to anyone looking for a mortgage. He will save you thousands over dealing with the bank.
Trent & Misha
We had the pleasure of working with the Ingram Mortgage Team during the recent purchase of our first home. Jeff always went above and beyond to explain the details of what we needed to know for our mortgage needs. He did all the research for us, secured the best rate (better than any bank), and always stayed on top of all the current information. We always felt very confident that Jeff had our best interest at heart and that we could trust him fully. We couldn’t ask for more in a Mortgage broker and we will definitely be recommending him to all of our future home-buying friends and family. A sincere thank you Jeff and the Ingram Mortgage team!
I was very appreciative and impressed by how hard Jeff worked for us to find the lowest interest rate and terms available. Jeff went the extra mile, or more, for us by always being available and ready to answer any and all questions that we may have had. Jeff has integrity and is a dedicated and honest mortgage broker. He works hard for his clients. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him!