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There are few Canadians who don’t dream of owning a home – and who don’t dream of owning a home mortgage-free the moment they do.

Irene Strong leaped at the chance to buy her first home a few months after graduating from university, even selling her car to be able to make payments. With her husband, she went on to buy three more condos and a house in the hottest real estate market in Canada, using nothing but average incomes and know-how. Along the way, she became a mortgage broker, inspired to help her clients access similar opportunities.

She believes that mortgages are the single most powerful wealth-building tool available to Canadians, and Own Your Piece of the Earth is her way of putting that tool in your hands.

By revealing what lenders are looking for and what homebuyers need to ask, she provides the insider perspective you need to qualify for a mortgage, find the best products for your situation to save interest over the long term – and most importantly, build your wealth.

About the Author

Irene Strong was born in Nakusp, BC, a small village in the West Kootenay region along the Upper Arrow Lakes. It’s home to one of Irene’s favourite beaches—and pizza subs (from Cutrite Meats). The family moved to Revelstoke where Irene lived for 10 years before moving to Calgary, Alberta, to complete a joint degree in kinesiology and business management, majoring in marketing, at the University of Calgary.

She has since worked with leading organizations such as NBC Olympics Inc., TED Conferences Inc. and Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver, among many others. These great organizations have all influenced Irene’s mortgage business model, a model built on a foundation of education and belief in the power of home ownership.

Being a mortgage broker is a career that comes with great challenges, which have fortunately been far outnumbered by the great successes—assisting her clients in realizing their dreams of owning a home.

Irene now lives in Delta, BC with her husband Mark, son Jack and daughter, Mackenzie. When she is not working on a mortgage file, she is attending events and the kids’ activities, playing golf, spending time with friends or working on the next big project. She thoroughly enjoys her time volunteering with Mom2Mom Poverty Initiative Society, a community-based organization focused on improving developmental outcomes for children living in Vancouver’s inner city.