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Who we are

At Mackenzie Gartside & Associates, we are a team of energetic, customer-focused professionals and we want to make your mortgage experience as smooth and easy as possible. We have all grown up here in the Comox Valley, and as 2nd/3rd generation locals we are dedicated to building our place here in the community through long-term, positive relationships with our clients.

What we do
First Time Home Buyers

You have lots of questions. We have a custom presentation and preapproval consultation specially designed to meet your needs.

Purchases and Refinances

From your initial purchase through all the renewals and refinances, we'll make sure you get the most from your mortgages.

Rentals and Investments

You want to buy wealth-generating properties? We're experts in financing rentals and investments and have financing options that are typically much more advantageous than the banks.

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Our Team
Mackenzie Gartside

The senior mortgage consultant in our office, Mackenzie worked in banking for 4 years before transitioning to mortgages in 2006.  With an energetic and determined personality, Mackenzie works day and night to get our clients the absolute best mortgage terms possible.

Kevin Niemi

A full time mortgage consultant and part time graphics designer, website programmer and college instructor, Kevin is never short on things to do. With his background in business consulting and marketing, Kevin also manages our advertising campaigns and internet presence.

Lisa Gurney

Lisa is the organizational hub of our office, and splits her time between mortgage servicing, document management and working with clients.  When she wraps up her day managing our office, Lisa heads home to her family (5 children!) and sorts them out too.

You deserve a great mortgage experience!

Mackenzie was incredibly helpful in both helping me understand my options, and always made time for me whenever I had questions to ask, or things I needed to go over.

Zanoni A.

Courtenay, BC

Mackenzie, Lisa, and Kevin will strive to make sure you are happy customers! Great customer service, I would, and have, highly recommended their business!

Carla Pendergast

Cumberland, BC

For being a first time home buyer, Lisa and Mackenzie made me feel comfortable and relaxed. They went thoroughly through every step I needed to take and responded promptly to any questions I had. I will recommend their services to all my friends and family:)

Jennifer L.

Courtenay, BC

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