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Canberra mortgage brokers?

By mandapanda - 29 May 2014 12

Hi all,

I’m in need of a good mortgage broker and after googling came across Trilogy and Tiffen&Co. Anyone have good experiences with them or have any other recommendations?


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Canberra mortgage brokers?
theword 11:33 am
29 May 14

I’ve used Eric Gruener from Mortgage Choice a couple of times and he was very good. Eric does also contact me regularly which I like.

My sister used Michael O’Reilly – can’t recall where he is from.

mmillercfp 11:54 am
29 May 14

Pete Williams at Tiffen & Co has done my own personal mortgages and I also recommend him to look after clients. He’s a great guy, knows his mortgages and his always reliable.

Give him a call on his mobile 0412 332 736.

DeadlySchnauzer 11:58 am
29 May 14

Avoid any mortgage broker that doesn’t charge an upfront fee. It means they work on commission with their providers and have an inherent conflict of interest between the best result for you versus the best commission for them.

Also the whole system is much more transparent these days, so you can just shop around online and find the best deal yourself. Mortgage brokers no longer hold any special sway with providers, and are unlikely to be able to get anything better than what you can find online.

The only reason I would use a mortgage broker is
a) You aren’t confident about what your borrowing limit is
b) Your are worried about finance being knocked back

mmillercfp 12:00 pm
29 May 14

mmillercfp said :

…knows his mortgages and his always reliable.

Whoops, should read “is always reliable” not “his.”

farout 12:28 pm
29 May 14

I’ve had good service from Steve Wakeling at Aussie. It was a complex case – bridging finance, one property on the market, another about to commence renovations, and all in pushing the 80% LVR. Steve came back with a few options, organised valuations relatively quickly, etc.
By comparison, two other mortgage brokers I spoke to at the same time didn’t call back after hearing the details – presumable because it was too complex to deal with.

AmarooStu 12:45 pm
29 May 14

Sam Ayliffe, Director, Astute Finance. Well established business in Sydney and are now operating in Canberra. They are Brokers/Financial Planners and now have Real Estate and Property Mgmt in their portfolio. Sam is on 0414 976 865

allyroger 4:27 pm
29 May 14

+1 for Tiffen and Co – outstanding service and product knowledge from David Gawthrop 6260 7880

mandapanda 5:10 pm
29 May 14

Thanks everyone for your help, I’ve decided to go with tiffen&co so have an appointment next week!

Feng 7:29 pm
29 May 14

Nooooooooooo. Go with Trilogy or at least pay them a visit.. I just used them for my first investment property and they are a fantastic team. Tiffen and Co just aren’t as polished when I spoke to them and weren’t as switched on as Trilogy.

If you are first home buyer, I don’t think it matters as much. But if you are investing, Trilogy is the place.

Ask for David Thomas, he is the MD and takes new client. Very bright.

74Daizies 11:29 am
16 Jun 14

We’ve bought three houses and used Ken at Trilogy. We followed him from his last broker. .. best guy ever.

Bosworth 12:49 pm
16 Jun 14

Steve Wakeling at Aussie


alexlee 3:42 pm
19 Oct 14

Jun at Smartline has been excellent, fast and responsive. Very patient at explaining, and structured my residential + investment loan very well.

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