Testimonials: First Time Home Buyers

Working with you has been a blessing. Truly. I recall reading prior testimonials on your website, and now I’ve seen them transform to life, and then some. Walking into this process was very intimidating, as neither of us have any background with financial planning or anything regarding the home owning process. You were so exceptionally patient, clear with explanations, and extremely timely in all your responses. This made such a big difference in our mortgage experience, as there was no such thing as a dumb question. I felt very at ease, comfortable, and confident throughout the entire mortgage approval process. I certainly don’t think this is the norm for first-time home owners. I value the fact that you were willing to respond to inquires after hours to ease any lingering anxiety. Our real estate lawyer made a point of stressing how organized, timely, and efficient you were, and highlighting the fact that this is not a common theme for mortgage brokers.

Thank you for your efforts, Craig. I can’t stress it enough!

Andrea & Shane Butnari London, ON

I was 100% satisfied with the process and product you provided. You kept things easy and simple for a first time home buyer like myself. I appreciated the input on the different mortgage options available for me and ultimately helping me decide the best product for me. I absolutely would recommend you to others looking for mortgage solutions. Your way of business is simple, easy and comprehensive.
I look forward to working with you again.

James Perdicaris Guelph, ON

It was a pleasure and great experience dealing with you for my mortgage. Such precision and fine understanding to various mortgage related stuff. I will never forget the care you took of me during this process, educated me with different real estate and mortgage stuff. I will always be grateful to you for providing such honest and great service to me.
I would any day refer my friends/ family to you in a heart beat.
Thank you again! ?

Anirban Chatterjee London, ON

Craig was kind, considerate, caring and compassionate during our mortgage dealings. He worked tirelessly over a holiday to ensure my spouse and I qualified for the correct rate. He contacted us when necessary, and always attempted to give us the most up to date information and advice that was pertinent to our situation. Craig went above and beyond to make our mortgage application as painless as possible. I am grateful to Craig’s help and expertise as he helped us navigate! Thank-you Craig!!

Jake Mooney London, ON

“Absolutely exceeded our expectations! Thanks so much for your help in making this an easy, clear, and concise process for some first timers. We would happily refer you to any of our family and friends!”

Jamie Linker & Melissa Berube Strathroy ON

Mortgagesbycraig.com made our transition to becoming homeowners seamless. Craig was not only a mortgage broker to Olivia and myself, he was a teacher. He went above and beyond educating us on how many options there are when looking to becoming a homeowner. We found a personal connection with Craig that we were missing with our bank advisors. Craig has the knowledge and ability to seek out the best option/deal for buyers. I strongly push any and all people looking to purchase a home, refinance a home, purchase investment property or planning to renew an existing mortgage to call Craig. 

Craig took all the first time home buyers stress away for us and we can now proudly say we own a beautiful home! 

Alex Lewis & Olivia Harty London, ON

Craig was extremely patient with me through the purchase of my first home. He was there to answer my questions about not only mortgages but the housing market, the home buying process, and guided me through it step by step even after the mortgage was complete. He was available whenever I needed him and was always prompt to return calls, texts or e-mails. I learned a lot from Craig and I would recommend his services. He is a great guy.

Quincy Buis New Hamburg, ON

As my wife and I were first time home buyers and the world of real estate was completely foreign to us, we relied on Craig to guide us through the labyrinth of mortgages, financing, paperwork, and the countless other details that accompany buying a house. We certainly were not disappointed with Craig’s work. He worked with our personal schedules as he fought to get us the best mortgage for the best interest rate possible. We also very much appreciated how Craig walked us through the process step by step to ensure that we knew what he was doing and why it all mattered. If someone is looking for a friendly, reliable mortgage broker to provide a stress free mortgage experience, I would certainly recommend Craig Pritchard.

Kevin & Eryn Wursten St.Catharines, ON

As we were first time home buyers, we didn’t really know what to expect for the process of financing a house. Craig was always willing to explain and simplify the process of applying and getting a mortgage. We spent several hours on the phone going through every detail which Craig patiently explained. Craig’s helpful and professional manner was greatly appreciated and we hope to work with Craig again in the future. We will recommend Craig to friends and family, especially if they are purchasing their first home!

Nathan Kranendonk & Vanessa Wursten Hamilton, ON

“Being a first time home buyer I was nervous until I talked to Craig, he went through every little detail and made sure I understood everything fully.  I have already been spreading the word about his amazing service! He has made my home buying experience stress free and I really appreciate everything he has done! Craig will forever be my mortgage broker and I will persuade all of my home buying friends to come talk to him! Thank you for everything.”

Ken Jackson Waterloo ON

“As a first time home buyer I was not familiar with the mortgage process.  Craig walked me through the process and was very helpful and informative.  He was always available to answer any questions which I had and he took the time to explain things to me very thoroughly.  I would not hesitate to recommend Craig to my friends and family and I will be sure to use Craig’s services in the future.  Thanks for all of your help!”

Jennifer Stolz Guelph ON

“For anyone looking to team up with a mortgage broker,  Craig Pritchard is an excellent choice.  His positive and energetic attitude are just a couple of the attributes that made the financing process stress free.  Being a first time home buyer, I had many questions and Craig always took the time to explain and make sure I understood the information he was providing to me.  Craig provides information in such a way that he clearly breaks down what is required from the purchaser and timelines for providing the information.   The fact that he was always willing to accept phone calls to answer questions from me day or night was another bonus.  Purchasing a home is an exciting experience and in my dealings with Craig, I could tell that he understands this.  If you are looking for a broker who will take time and work with you for your best interest, Craig is your man! It was a pleasure dealing with him. Thanks again for all your help Craig.  It was much appreciated.”

Matt Morrison Kitchener ON

“I would like to take a moment to recognize the excellent work of Craig Pritchard. In a first home purchase, I have to say it was a total privilege to work with Craig to secure financing. Craig was friendly and professional. In our conversations I felt he was in it for us and wanted us to succeed. He drew diagrams to simplify complicated scenarios. He patiently talked through the details and pushed the paperwork through with speed and precision. In the end, I walked away with a great mortgage and a pleasant experience. Craig is a mortgage broker who builds trust and I look forward to working with him again in the future!”

Pastor Steve Williamson London ON

“If you’re looking for someone approachable, knowledgeable and encouraging, Craig is a fantastic choice. As a single person buying my first home, I was extremely nervous especially with the mortgage information. I was referred to Craig by my realtor, and from our first conversation I felt instant relief. Not only did he spend the time answering all of my questions and educating me on the mortgage process but he did it in a way that was easy to understand and left me feeling empowered and excited about purchasing a new home. Craig frequently checked in with me during my long search for a house. Through the purchasing process he problem solved setbacks from my financial institution with ease and provided me with the reassurance and optimism I needed during this very stressful time.  I found Craig had a sound financial knowledge, and client centred approach. Using his services was one of the best decisions I’ve made and I look forward to working with him the in future.”

Sasha Siewah London ON

“As first time home buyers, we didn’t know where to begin. Craig worked hard to ensure that we received the best rate, the most up-to-date information and that we were informed of every step in the process. Craig took the time to walk us through all of the paperwork and was able to answer our questions professionally and accurately. We were so impressed with Craig’s professional and personal service that we recommend him to family and friends. We love our new home and are very happy with our current mortgage rate. Thanks Craig!”

Helen & Charles Howard/Zeidler Kitchener ON

“Adam and I would like to thank you so very much for all the work you have done for us to get a mortgage approved.  You have worked really hard to answer all of our questions, and as first time home buyers, we had a lot!  We felt we had a bit of a different situation in that we really wanted to stop paying rent to a landlord and take that step in purchasing our first home, however we were not sure if we would be approved for a mortgage as we did not have  money saved for a down payment.  After a lot of hard work, you were able to find us a lender who approved us without having a down payment and we were able to buy our first house!  We are so happy and cannot thank you enough. We found your website easy to understand  and it provided us with a wealth of knowledge.  You were recommended to us by friends and we will be sure to pass your name along to anyone we know looking for assistance in the future.  You come highly recommended in our books!! Thanks for everything.”

Shannon & Adam Mahn Kitchener ON

“My Husband Nuri and I were referred to Craig Pritchard by our real-estate agent. Craig was immediately approachable and friendly. Being that this was my first time buying a home I had a lot of reservations and questions. Craig was always readily available and took the time to patiently explain the process to us and answer any lingering questions. All in all we had a great experience working with Craig and we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him. Craig will undoubtedly make the process a little less stressful and a whole lot easier. Thanks!”

Stacey & Nuri Gagnon/Halil Kitchener ON

“We really appreciated your help throughout the mortgage process. Being first time home buyers, we had a lot to learn and you took your time with us explaining how things work and answering all of our questions… and there were a lot of them! We appreciate the ease of working with you! Thanks Craig!”

Darroll & Denise Powe Grand Bend ON

“My husband and I were very happy with Craig’s services. We were first time home buyers and had received a pre-approval for a mortgage from our bank. When we found the house we wanted we went back to the bank and they advised us that upon a second look we actually were not approved. Thankfully we were aware of Craig and he was able to work with us to make it happen. He worked non-stop for us over several weeks and was constantly in touch. He explained everything in detail and kept us optimistic. Because of him we were able to purchase the home we wanted and ended up with a much lower interest rate! I would definitely recommend Craig to anyone looking for a mortgage.”

Kristen and Geoffrey Dearlove/LeClair Mount Brydges ON