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Canada Day 2018

Canada Day 2018

June 26, 2018 | Posted by: Holly Cochrane

Canada Day is fast approaching! We did some research and have created this celebrations guide for you. Spruce Grove Jubilee Park, 510 Grove Drive, Spruce Grove 9 am – 11 pm You can star ... [read more]

Down Payment Sources

Down Payment Sources

June 18, 2018 | Posted by: Holly Cochrane

Many families will have the dream of becoming homeowners.  The first step of being ready to buy a home is to have a down payment. In Canada we are fortunate to have Mortgage Default Insurance Co ... [read more]

Understanding Mortgages!

Understanding Mortgages!

June 11, 2018 | Posted by: Holly Cochrane

Perhaps the time has come where you’re ready to purchase your first home or maybe your current mortgage is up for renewal.  In either scenario there is a lot of information out there and th ... [read more]

Meet Megan Fricker from the Holly Cochrane Mortgage Team!

Meet Megan Fricker from the Holly Cochrane Mortgage Team!

June 5, 2018 | Posted by: Holly Cochrane

Megan has been working with the Cochrane Mortgage Team for a little over a year but has been in the mortgage industry for almost two years. Her current role is administrative assistant. What she enjoy ... [read more]

Meet Jordan St. Pierre from the Holly Cochrane Mortgage Team!

Meet Jordan St. Pierre from the Holly Cochrane Mortgage Team!

May 28, 2018 | Posted by: Holly Cochrane

Jordan is an Associate Mortgage planner with Mortgage Architects. He has been in the mortgage industry since 2012 working alongside Holly. Jordan is local to the area and has based most of his busines ... [read more]

Meet the staff from the Holly Cochrane Mortgage Team!

Meet the staff from the Holly Cochrane Mortgage Team!

May 15, 2018 | Posted by: Holly Cochrane

The Holly Cochrane Mortgage team is a group of people that work together to support clients through the mortgage process. Our goal is to be with our clients every step of the way and to provide except ... [read more]

Why do people break their mortgages?

Why do people break their mortgages?

May 15, 2018 | Posted by: Holly Cochrane

When people buy a new home or sign a mortgage renewal offer their intention is not to break that mortgage. However, life happens, circumstances change and sometimes homeowners need to break their mort ... [read more]

What is a Monoline Lender?

What is a Monoline Lender?

May 15, 2018 | Posted by: Holly Cochrane

Typically, when clients hear the term Monoline Lender they tend to feel uncertain and lack of trust. However, Monoline Lenders are very reputable, trustworthy and have operated in Canada for a long pe ... [read more]

Spring Cleaning!

Spring Cleaning!

April 30, 2018 | Posted by: Holly Cochrane

It is that time of year when our energy levels increase due to more hours of daylight, we feel fresh and we feel more motivated because it’s warmer outside. Spring time typically encourages us ... [read more]

Are you able to port your mortgage?

Are you able to port your mortgage?

April 17, 2018 | Posted by: Holly Cochrane

What does it mean to “port” your mortgage? Porting your mortgage means taking your existing mortgage along with its current rate and terms from one property and transfe ... [read more]

Easy steps to owning a home!

Easy steps to owning a home!

April 9, 2018 | Posted by: Holly Cochrane

The journey to buying a home can often feel intimidating and scary. In reality though, it comes down to a few simple steps!            Managing your credit and spending ... [read more]

Before you sign your mortgage renewal give me a call!

Before you sign your mortgage renewal give me a call!

April 3, 2018 | Posted by: Holly Cochrane

Spring is finally here according to the calendar…..however the weather tells a different story! Along with most other Canadians I am keeping my fingers crossed that the snow melts giving the f ... [read more]

How's your credit score?

How's your credit score?

March 26, 2018 | Posted by: Holly Cochrane

Do you know what your credit score is? If you don’t you aren’t alone! Many people have no idea what their score is or even how to obtain a copy of their credit report. If you don’t ... [read more]

Thinking of buying a new home? Do you have your professional team ready?

Thinking of buying a new home? Do you have your professional team ready?

March 19, 2018 | Posted by: Holly Cochrane

Buying a home can be very exciting …but also overwhelming! Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or it’s your third time purchasing a home. Being prepared and informed can help things ru ... [read more]

5 Reasons Why I Love Being A Mortgage Broker!

5 Reasons Why I Love Being A Mortgage Broker!

March 19, 2018 | Posted by: Holly Cochrane

 To begin, I love what I do and I have an amazing job and I get to work daily with a great team! Our work is diverse, satisfying and no day is ever the same.  Often I get aske ... [read more]

Coldest Night of The Year 2018

Coldest Night of The Year 2018

February 2, 2018 | Posted by: Holly Cochrane

We are back at it this year...Our team is walking in order to raise money for the Parkland Food Bank. We are walking to raise awareness of the evergrowing homeless population within our own commun ... [read more]

Things To Do In January

Things To Do In January

January 19, 2018 | Posted by: Holly Cochrane

Looking for something to do this month? There are still a few things going on in the month of January Edmonton Ice Castles - Opened January 5th - Februaury 28 This castle is like a frozen wonder ... [read more]

12 Days of Christmas Kickoff!! Perks Coffee House!

12 Days of Christmas Kickoff!! Perks Coffee House!

December 1, 2017 | Posted by: Holly Cochrane

We know how important it is to support our local businesses and keep them going. We have teamed up with Perks Coffee House to kick off day 1 of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway on Fac ... [read more]

Looking For Things To Do This Fall?

Looking For Things To Do This Fall?

September 26, 2017 | Posted by: Holly Cochrane

Fall is here and there's a lot going on in Edmonton and our community... The Stony Plain Farmers Market runs every Saturday until December 23rd from 9am-1pm. Click for here more information. Gar ... [read more]

Back to School!

Back to School!

August 28, 2017 | Posted by: Holly Cochrane

It's that time of year again when parents get excited and the kids start dreading...back to school!! This is a crazy time of last minute getaways along side back to school shopping. Here are a few ... [read more]

Come Join Us At The Amazing Cruise - Sunday August 20th

Come Join Us At The Amazing Cruise - Sunday August 20th

August 18, 2017 | Posted by: Holly Cochrane

Looking for a fun, family friendly event to do this weekend? Come join us on Sunday from 1-4pm at the Re/Max Spruce Grove office. We are happy to be sponsoring the hot dogs and pop for the Amazi ... [read more]

What To Do in Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, & Parkland County This Summer

What To Do in Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, & Parkland County This Summer

May 31, 2017 | Posted by: Holly Cochrane

We have acknowledged some of the best events to help plan your summer in our community! From campgrounds to farmer’s markets, to the most exciting occasions – check out what Spruce Gro ... [read more]

Life and Leisure Expo - Spruce Grove

Life and Leisure Expo - Spruce Grove

May 11, 2017 | Posted by: Holly Cochrane

On Saturday, May 13, our team will be participating in the Family Life and Leisure Expo hosted by the City of Spruce Grove and the Spruce Grove Chamber of Commerce. This event is designed to connect l ... [read more]

Tribute to Our Oilers

Tribute to Our Oilers

April 20, 2017 | Posted by: Holly Cochrane

Hockey is a huge part of life for Canadians. It is important to every family in one way or another. Therefore, we at the office believe that it is time to pay tribute to our team. To the team ... [read more]

Where To Take Your Family This Easter Weekend In Spruce Grove & Stony Plain

Where To Take Your Family This Easter Weekend In Spruce Grove & Stony Plain

April 13, 2017 | Posted by: Holly Cochrane

Looking for some Easter activities this weekend for your whole family to enjoy? Today, we took some time to research the tri-region area and some of the Easter events taking place. Spruce Grove, ... [read more]

Exciting New Proposal for Spruce Grove

Exciting New Proposal for Spruce Grove

March 29, 2017 | Posted by: Holly Cochrane

Spruce Grove. What an excellent place to call home. I have lived in this city since I was nine years old. I am not giving you any clues as to how old I am but there were still some dirt roads ... [read more]

Inspiring Story Coming Out of Devastating Loss

Inspiring Story Coming Out of Devastating Loss

February 16, 2017 | Posted by: Holly Cochrane

This story is truly inspiring. We all know how devastating the fires of Fort McMurray were for the residents of the city. The events of last May have come to be known as 'one of the largest exacuatio ... [read more]

5 km Walk for Homelessness

5 km Walk for Homelessness

January 26, 2017 | Posted by: Holly Cochrane

As a team, our resolution this year was to become more involved with our community. As members of Spruce Grove and Stony Plain, the Holly Cochrane Mortgage Team decided that we would like to help crea ... [read more]

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