EXPERT SERIES: First-Time Homebuyers Programs

Title: Expert Series: First-Time Homebuyers
Location: Delivered in an Interactive Zoom Environment
Start date: 23 November, 2022
Cost:$0.00 for members or $45.00 for non-members

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Both the federal and provincial governments provide programs and initiatives to assist first-time homebuyers. A broker who understands the availability, criteria, limitations, and process concerning these products will undoubtedly be able to serve their clients better. Some of these programs require certain steps to be taken as well for the individual or family to be eligible. Some of the programs require that no other assistance is used, for your client to remain eligible. We are fortunate to have Geoff Parkin, President of MBIBC, presenting the specific programs and how a mortgage broker might use them in assisting clients. Geoff’s extensive background as a broker and with credit unions gives him a deep understanding of these programs, and knowledge of how you can use them to win a deal, and keep more in your homebuyers pocket.


Join us to be better equipped to adjust your business as and when needed. Join us to learn from the experts.


Geoff Parkin

Currently a mortgage broker with Select mortgage, Geoff has both CPA and Chartered Financial Analyst designations. Prior to his time with Select Mortgage, he held positions at Pacific Coast Savings Credit Union in Victoria and most recently at Coast Capital Savings Credit Union as VP Subsidiary Operations which included real estate, mortgage broker operations, and real estate appraisal.

Geoff is a former Victoria resident and currently a White Rock resident and active member of his community. Currently I lend my time as a member of the board for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, and as the President of the Mortgage Brokers Institute of BC. Previous industry volunteer roles have included President, and Chair Ethics Committee for the Mortgage Brokers Association of BC.


Marci Deane

Marci Deane is a Mortgage Broker and Owner with Ask Marci About Mortgages – Mortgage Architects based in North Vancouver. She has worked in the financial industry for the past 30 years in banking, real estate and mortgage brokering. Marci is consistently a president club winner with Mortgage Architects and she received the top producer award for her team in 2021.

CMP Magazine recently recognized her as a 2022 Woman of Influence in the Mortgage Industry.

Along with running her Brokerage, Marci is very involved in her local community and has held several volunteer Board positions over the years. Currently, Marci is the Vice President of CMBA-BC in her second term as a member of the Board of Directors.

On a personal note, Marci lives in North Vancouver with her husband and two almost adult children. In her free time, she enjoys staying active paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking or snow shoeing in the North Shore mountains and in Naramata with her two dogs.