When you are buying or selling a home, you want to align yourself with the best of the best.  That is why we have compiled a list of professionals that we highly recommend to all of our clients.  We surround ourselves with the best team and people that truly care about the well-being of our clients.

Mortgage Specialists

Finding a great mortgage specialist can be a very hard task with the amount of local banks, credit unions, and mortgage brokers in Sarnia-Lambton. You need someone who will work for you and with you every step of the way, to make sure you not only get the right product, but that you understand the process and all the options (variable vs. fixed, open vs. closed). Mortgage specialists can lay out all your options with the best rates possible. Mortgage specialist also meet outside of banking hours & work on weekends, this is crucial! They can work around your home life and work schedule. We often call these specialists to discuss your options and confirming that you are all set to put in an offer or better yet, change your offer so that you can compete in a multiple offer situation.
Here are our trusted mortgage specialists:

Sandy Brown

RBC Mobile Mortgage Specialist
Office: 519-869-8444 or Cell: 519-331-3287
Sandy Brown’s Website 

Your new home doesn’t come with mortgage advice. I do.
When it comes to your mortgage, it is important to make sure you get the home you really want, with flexible financing solutions that are right for you.
This is where I come in. I’m here to help you get the mortgage you need to suit your lifestyle and to make your home ownership goals happen.
Supported by the considerable resources and expertise of RBC Royal Bank®, I will provide you expert advice and service for your home financing needs. I can help you understand the economic environment and ensure your financing suits your current situation and your future plans. You’ll enjoy the confidence of knowing you are working with a professional who has only your best interests in mind.
If you are looking to make informed mortgage decisions, contact me today and I will be in touch with you within 24 hours.

Casey Winegard

TD Mobile Mortgage Specialist
Cell: 519-331-2345
Casey’s Website

Whether you are purchasing a home, looking to transfer a mortgage or refinancing an existing mortgage to consolidate debt, I can help you find the best mortgage solution.
I am available outside of normal banking hours, including evenings and weekends, to suit your schedule.
Whether you are a first time home buyer or a seasoned homeowner, I am committed to making your mortgage experience comfortable and easy.
A resident of Sarnia, I serve Sarnia/Lambton and have a true understanding of the community.
I am a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and the University of Windsor where I received a B.ED AND H.BA/B.SC

Ron Mahu

Scotiabank Mobile Mortgage Specialist
Cell: 519-384-0096

Specialties: I am available to meet with you 7 days a week, and for your convenience, home appointments are also available. Financing to suit your needs include: Cashback, 120 day interest rate guarantee, refinance, Credit Card consolidations, Best Rate Programs and much, much more. Let me put my experience to work for you!
Experience: I have over twelve years of experience in financing and I am very familiar with local Real Estate trends. I am an Associate member of the Sarnia Lambton Real Estate Board.

Brad Sauve

CIBC Mobile Mortgage Specialist
Cell: 519-381-5404

Linda Belan

BMO Mobile Mortgage Specialist
Office: 519-344-2443 or Cell: 519-384-9237
Linda Belan’s Website

I can make your dream of home ownership a reality. Contact me – together we can review your mortgage financing requirements and determine the best solutions to meet your needs. Let’s set an appointment for a time and place that is convenient and get started!
I am a knowledgeable, service-oriented mortgage lender with over 20 years of mortgage lending experience, ready to advise you. I have guided countless numbers of customers with their mortgage needs – be it to transfer a mortgage, buy their first or next home, or to refinance their mortgage loan to meet other goals. With access to competitive mortgage solutions and detailed knowledge of the Sarnia-Lambton real estate market, I can make your dreams of home ownership become a reality.
For the right borrowing options to suit your unique needs, contact me today.

Lou Bartosek

Invis Mortgage Specialist
Office: 519-491-9392
Cell: 519-466-5131
Lou’s Bartosek’s Website

For the past 31 years, Lou has been with one of Canada’s largest Banks prior to joining Invis and has proven by the 10 years spent as a Mortgage Specialist to be a “THE SOURCE” regarding purchases, renewals, refinances and home equity loans. Lou will work on your behalf to get you the best product that suits your needs at the most competitive rates. Please contact Lou to help you every step of the way. “Experience the PROFESSIONAL Difference”.

Real Estate Lawyers

Choosing a lawyer is an important and big decision. This person is on your side to complete the whole transaction from registering the new deed, title search, and help you if any trouble arises on closing day. The importance of having someone that knows what they are doing–specifically in real estate should be at the top of your list when searching for a home. These lawyers can also help us with any property details (zoning, lot line disputes, and a big one for this area – does the property title actually have deeded beach rights as described in the MLS listing?) You want to know that you are getting exactly what you are paying for! Considering this is likely the most expensive purchase you’ll ever make, is this the time to take a chance?
Here are our most trusted lawyers:

Francis De Sena

DeSena Law Office
422 East Street North, Sarnia
Office: 519-336-9999
Email: francis@desenalaw.com
Website: De Sena Law

De Sena Law office is conveniently located in the Northgate neighbourhood of Sarnia. Established in 1997 by Lawyer, Francis E. De Sena, a native of Sarnia, Francis has been practicing law in the community since 1991. Lawyer, Joseph A. Farina joined the firm in 2008. Joe practiced law in Sarnia for over 30 years. He retired from practice in 2016, the firm continues to provide service to his clients. Martin B. Riley joined the firm in 2015 after completing articles with the firm. With a support staff of seven, we pride ourselves on having people available to assist clients Monday to Friday, 9am until 5pm. Excellent client service is our goal.
We understand purchasing a home is both an exciting and stressful time. For most people it is the largest investment that they will make in their lives. It is not something people do every day. Our team works to make the experience as stress free and straight forward as possible for our clients. Our unique approach to the home purchasing process means that clients will visit our office for two appointments instead of just a traditional “signing appointment.” We offer a preliminary appointment where clients learn about our services, the costs of buying a home and the client’s responsibilities and obligations. Clients are encouraged to discuss any questions or concerns at this appointment, this is particularly important for first time home buyers. Second appointment closer to the closing date takes place to sign the documents and to address any additional questions or concerns. While our method requires a little extra work on our part, over the years we have found that our clients understand the closing process better and enjoy a much smoother experience as they become home owners for the first time or move on to a new stage in their lives.

Colin McElrea

George Murray Shipley Bell, LLP Barristers & Solicitors
2 Ferry Dock Hill, Sarnia
Office: 519-336-8770
Email: cmcelrea@sarnialaw.com
Website: Colin’s Website 

Colin McElrea is an associate lawyer at George Murray Shipley Bell, LLP. Colin’s practice focuses on Real Estate, Corporate and Commercial, and Estate Planning and Administration.
Colin was born and raised in Sarnia, where he attended St. Michael’s Elementary School and St. Christopher’s High School.
Colin obtained his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Western Ontario in 2014. Colin also graduated with an Honours Degree in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario in 2011.
Colin joined the legal team at George Murray Shipley Bell, LLP as a summer student in 2013. He subsequently articled with the firm in 2014-2015 before joining as an associate upon his call to the Bar in 2015.
In addition to his professional activities, Colin currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Bluewater Health Foundation, and the Sarnia-Lambton Chapter of the Kidney Foundation of Canada.
When Colin is not practicing law, he is active in men’s league hockey, golf, and softball. Colin also enjoys spending as much time as he can at his family cottage in Northern Ontario, where he enjoys hunting, fishing, and hiking.

Peter Norris

1587 Birchwood Drive, London, Ontario, N6K 4X3
2 Ferry Dock Hill, Box 2196, Sarnia, Ontario, N7T 7L8

Office: (519) 336-8770 ext. 142
Mobile: (226) 402-0823
Peter Norris Website: www.peterjnorris.com

From studying at Dalhousie Law School in Halifax Nova Scotia to starting his practice in 2012, Peter has always had a passion for helping families and businesses. Peter grew up in Southwestern Ontario and knows its people and industries well. Peter uses the latest technology to deliver superior service and results to his clients and has significant experience in the implementation of new legal software and hardware. Peter knows that his clients want to stay ahead of the technology curve and there is no reason their lawyer should be any different. Peter also uses technology to stay up to date on the latest changes in the law that effect his clients. Staying ahead of the law’s frequent changes is Peter’s sixth sense.
When not assisting clients you will often find Peter on the water engaged in his great passion for sailing.

Home Inspectors

When you put an offer in on a home, you don’t want to be unaware of any issues with the home. That is why we always suggest that you hire a home inspector to comb through the home and find any deficiencies. Often times, a home inspector finds small repairs that can be done by you when after you take possession of the home. They make notes about it in their report and take photos for your record. A home inspector is key before signing off on the home purchase.
Here are our most trusted home inspectors:

Champion Inspection Services Inc.

140 Christina St. Sarnia
Cell: 519-312-4539
Email: championinspectionservices@gmail.com
Champion Inspection Service’s Website

Champion has conducted over 1000 home’s Inspections in Sarnia/Lambton and is known for delivering a quality home inspection, with a same day detailed and comprehensive report and any needed recommendations or advice!

Bluewater Property Consultants

Suite 400-546 N. Christina Street
Toll Free: 1-800-611-2885
Bluewater Property Consultants Website

Buying a house is a fun, thrilling and sometimes stressful time for most home buyers. Not knowing all the facts about a potential property purchase can have lasting effects for years to come and end up costing you, the buyer, thousands of dollars in unexpected repairs.
Would you purchase a vehicle without first having it inspected by a certified mechanic? Of course not. Then why gamble with the largest investment that most people will probably ever make? That’s exactly what you are doing by not getting a pre purchase home inspection done performed by a properly certified home inspector.
Bluewater Home Inspection can alleviate some of the stresses involved with purchasing a new house. We offer a comprehensive inspection of all facets of the property. We also encourage all potential homebuyers to accompany us on the inspection so that we may answer any questions you have relating to your future property. The inspector will take the time to explain any concerns about the property, and will educate you on what maintenance is required to keep your new home in pristine condition. By attending the inspection you will gain the maximum benefit of the entire inspection process.
After the home inspection is complete, the inspector will provide you a verbal explanation of any deficiencies found on the property. A clear and concise written copy of the report is prepared and delivered within one business day. Our written reports are not a checklist type report, which are cluttered and difficult to read. A report from Bluewater Home Inspection is a comprehensive, easy to read report with pictures and visual diagrams to explain conditions found in the house and probable causes of any deficiencies.

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