Buying Home For First Time

Ready to give your Landlord Notice?
Here’s How We’re Going to Make It Happen!

Step 1

The Discovery Call

It’s All About You!

In this step we’ll have a casual conversation and:

  • Get an understanding of what you want to buy
  • Talk about what area you want to live in
  • Your budget and some rough mortgage numbers
  • Your future plans both work and life

After going through this step you’ll feel optimistic about your options and confident you’re in the right place.

Step 2

Develop a financing plan

Mortgages Demystified!

In this step we’ll work our magic behind the scenes and:

  • Map out your purchase price range
  • Talk about the best products and the lenders that meet your needs
  • Show you how various purchase prices fit with your budget
  • Map out how much money you’ll need to complete the purchase
  • Secure a pre-approval with several lenders

After this step you’ll feel excited about the possibilities and ready to go shopping!

Step 3

Let’s Go Shopping

Now the Fun Begins!

In this step our experience really shines through! And we’ll be there to:

  • Help with the big “Is This The One?” decision
  • Revisit the monthly budget, making sure it all fits
  • Guide you through what making an offer looks like
  • Get you a lightening fast approval

This step is usually emotionally charged! Don’t worry, we’ve got you, and we’ll be there every step of the way.

Step 4

Offer Accepted!

Ready to Call the Movers?

In this final step we’ll guide you through:

  • Wrapping up the mortgage approval with the lender
  • Removing final conditions on your offer to purchase
  • Connect you with a great Notary
  • Map out the last few steps before your completion date

You did it! We often hear from clients that they can’t believe how easy we made it for them. Just 1,2,3,4 put the key in your new front door!

Coming home to a place that you can call your own.
How amazing would that feel?!

Why use a mortgage Broker?

Banker vs Nishka Riley Mortgage Team

First-Time Buyers

Nishka Riley Mortgage Team

  • Product Options
    We have access to various lenders, providing a wide range of mortgage products.
  • Interest Rates
    We can often offer competitive interest rates by shopping around among multiple lenders.
  • Personalized Service
    We work independently and focus on your needs, offering personalized guidance.
  • Communication
    We maintain clear and open communication, ensuring you understand the entire process.
  • Flexibility and Advocacy
    We are your advocate. We work to find the best terms and conditions to meet your financing needs.
First-Time Buyers


  • Product Options
    Limited to offering only the products available within their own bank
  • Interest Rates
    Bankers are confined to the rates set by their own institution, potentially limiting options.
  • Personalized Service
    Bankers are constrained by the policies and procedures of their specific bank.
  • Communication
    Bankers wear many hats and may not have the time to communicate the progress of your file.
  • Flexibility and Advocacy
    Bankers represent the interests of their employer, which may not always align with the borrower's best interests.

How The Nishka Riley Mortgage
Team Can Help You

Over the past 20 years, we have been helping people like yourself call North Vancouver, Squamish and Vancouver home. If you are in the early stages of your search, download our award winning mortgage calculator, which factors in local taxes and average strata fees for the area you are considering. Since we are a part of the Dominion Lending Centres network, we have access to lenders like Scotiabank, TD Canada Trust, Blueshore Credit Union, MCAP and dozens more. Because of our lender relationships, we can find a mortgage solution that meets your needs. As a first-time buyer, even if you are self-employed or have credit challenges, you’ll want to harness our experience to guide you through the mortgage maze. As a first-time buyer, you have a lot of questions: fixed vs variable, what is an insured mortgage, which realtor should I use, notary vs lawyer; we’ll be there every step of the way and help you with each one. Come experience why we are one of the highest ranked North Vancouver mortgage brokers by Google reviews.

First Time Home Buyer Incentives

Insights into programs that will help you get your foot in the door.

What Our Clients Are Saying

Get a feel of how we work with First Time Home Buyers

Phillippa Lorincz
Phillippa Lorincz
Niksha and team have made our mortgage renewal so seamless and stress free. They were supportive and informative every step of the way! I highly recommend this team to anyone looking for a fantastic mortgage broker! Thank you again Nishka!
Karen Nowak
Karen Nowak
Nishka was a dream to work with! When other mortgage brokers said it wasn’t possible, Nishka made it happen! She was a wealth of knowledge and really listened to what we wanted. She offered suggestions, answered all our questions, and reassured us every step of the way. She is professional, knowledgeable, and very experienced at what she does. Communication with her is a breeze— she responded almost immediately to every query we had. Buying your first home can be a stressful experience but with Nishka’s expertise and magic, our experience was exciting and enjoyable. We are so grateful to Nishka and her team and wholeheartedly recommend them! Thank you, Nishka for making our dream home a reality.
martin zych
martin zych
Wonderful experience, very helpful and resourceful mortgage broker. Greatly appreciate your help.
Fred Grillet
Fred Grillet
Nishka helped my partner and I with the purchase of our first home. From day 1 she was extremely helpful! We had many questions throughout the process, which Nishka always answered happily and quickly with clear and helpful responses. We will definitely work with her in the future and would highly recommend her. She was a pleasure to work with!
Nicole Thomas
Nicole Thomas
Nishka helped my husband and I secure a mortgage as first time home buyers. She did an amazing job walking us through everything and answering any questions we had along the way. Nishka made the process of securing a mortgage as a first time home buyer far less daunting. I would definitely recommend Nishka to anyone looking to secure a mortgage, she is amazing at what she does!
Ina Ervin
Ina Ervin
Professional. Exceptional service, knowledge and expertise. Nishka not only advises, but as a real estate owner and investor herself she has first hand experience with what she is talking about. I recommend Nishka highly.
Raine Anderson
Raine Anderson
Refinancing a mortgage can be more involved than what you may think. We were fortunate enough to be recommended Nishka and Paul to help us with our needs. We were looking at switching lenders and had plenty of questions. Paul was on top of everything, very professional and accommodating. We were given the best options that what worked for us currently and are very grateful with all the help we received. Nishka and Paul are our go to Mortgage Advisors from here on out!
Nicholas Milton
Nicholas Milton
Nishka was extremely hardworking and professional during the entire experience of refinancing our home. She worked diligently through a complex application and always looked for solutions rather than finding road blocks. She was honest, positive, and communicated with us at every step of the way. I will use her exclusively in the future and would recommend her, and her team, to anyone looking for a top performing mortgage broker.