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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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Additional Details Revealed for the BC HOME Partnership Loan Program

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Great News for First Time Home Buyers!

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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!

Just wanted to send you a quick note on how easy and organized it was to re-mortgage with you. Thank you very much. [The lender] contacted me and we set up my annual 20% contribution plus my extra bi-weekly contributions. They were very helpful and easy to deal with as was you and your team. I am very happy with my rate and the whole process. I would highly recommend your company.

Scott H.

Comox, BC

I highly recommend Mackenzie Gartside & Associates. They were willing to go that extra mile in making sure my mortgage experience was a great one. Thank you Lisa for all the research you did on income for care givers. That has always been a stumbling block for myself and probably others.


Courtenay, BC

Mackenzie, Kevin and Lisa shine through when it comes to getting a job done. As a realtor I find them great to work with and would not think twice to send them clients that are in need of mortgage consultation.

Samuel Ennis

Courtenay, BC

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