Mortgages:
Private, Refinance & Self Employed

Whether you need a private mortgage, are refinancing or are looking for self-employed mortgage options Alex Lavender is here for you!

Alex Lavender is one of Nova Scotia’s top mortgage brokers.
Ready to help you today!

FREE & Fast Mortgages

Alex Lavender works for you not the banks.

Using a mortgage broker is 100% free for traditional mortgages. Plus we can provide mortgage options for any credit score!

Ensuring that you get the lowest rate and the best service is our #1 priority.

Get in touch today or see below for what options we offer.

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Mortgage Solutions

We have mortgage options for all sorts of situations. So whether you’re looking for a mortgage approval or pre-approval we can help!

Private Mortgage

Private Mortgage

Private mortgage lenders have realized that conservative lending rules by big banks exclude many people who CAN pay back their loans. 
That’s where private mortgages fill the gap.
Our private mortgages are typically shorter term 1 – 3 years. This is a great solution for someone needing fast approval and financing for your dream home.

Mortgage Refinance

Mortgage Refinance

A refinance can be an ideal option when you want to get rid of some interest debt or obtain funds for renovations or investments. You can access up to 80% of the value of your home and use the funds however you wish.
You may be able to obtain a lower interest rate which could keep your mortgage payments the same or less than you are paying down even with the addition of new funds.

Self Employed Mortgages

Self Employed Mortgages

We all know Halifax is a city of self starters and entrepreneurs. Big banks tend to have a lot of red tape when it comes to self employed mortgages. Our team can get you a mortgage that fits your entrepreneurial lifestyle.

Mortgage Pre-Approval

Mortgage Pre-Approval

Getting a mortgage approval has never been easier! Start your application today to get a pre-approval now. Even as an entrepreneur if you’re self employed you can still get a mortgage approval.

Broker Testimonials

    5 star review  I’ve been a client of Alex Lavender and Clinton Wilkins team for a few years now and if you’re looking to buy your first home or have any questions at... read more

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    2/26/2021

    5 star review  We bought our first house in September 2020. As a first time home buyer as well as a newcomer, we had so many questions. Even during a pandemic, Alex was... read more

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Your Private Mortgage Broker

Alex Lavender is a private mortgage broker. This saves you a lot of time (and headaches) by getting mortgage approvals & rates for you!
You’ll be able to compare and contrast the different mortgages from a wide variety of lenders.

Get the best rate today! Start your application with Alex Lavender:

How Alternative Mortgages Work:

  • FREE to use, we work for you, not the banks. Giving you the ability to choose between multiple lenders and compare rates side by side.
  • Mortgage expertise, by working with a variety of lenders we have all the experience you need. We’ll do the heavy lifting to let you choose the loan that is the best for you!
  • Efficient, we use your information to pull real mortgage approvals from multiple lenders. You can get mortgage rates from all the banks and lenders all in one place.

Meet Alex:

Alex Lavender is and Accredited Mortgage Professional (AMP) the author of “Mortgages For Millennials” and has been providing services as a mortgage specialist for years.

He takes pride in helping Nova Scotians purchase their first homes, refinance their current homes, or obtain a loan when no other options are available.

Alex listens to your situation and uses the necessary information to provide you with a variety of options from different lenders, including the big banks.

Private Mortgage Types

Bad Credit

  • All credit scores accepted
  • $100,000 minimum property value
  • Purchases – 20% down payment required
  • Refinances – up to 80% of the house value

Learn more about our bad credit mortgages here.

Mortgage Refinancing

  • No obligation refinance options
  • Find out what you qualify for
  • Discuss different mortgage refinance options

Learn more about our mortgage approval process works.

Best Rates

  • Minimum credit score of 600
  • Down payment starting at 5%
  • Employment required
  • House price must be at least $100,000

Contact your mortgage broker today to learn more about getting the best rates.

Private Mortgage Lenders

  • Private lenders for your house
  • Short term lending solutions
  • We provide a large selection of private lenders
  • Less than 600 credit score requires 20% down payment

Ask us about the differences between regular and private mortgage lenders.

Purchase + Improvements

  • Roll your renovation costs into your mortgage
  • Up to $40,000 of renovations
  • 120 days to complete the work
  • Not available for appliances

Read more about our mortgage plus improvements here.

Construction

  • Self-built or contractor built
  • Use as little as 5% down
  • Land can be used as a down payment
  • Minimum 650 credit score

Learn more about the mortgage broker requirements for construction mortgages.

Private Mortgage Types