By Sandrine Murray
Finding a mortgage is always a daunting challenge. Being in the military only increases the possibility of relocation and change, making it even more important to find a mortgage agent who understands the Canadian Armed Forces.
Having grown up in a large family, Diane Holleman knows the value of the best deal for your dollar. Diane is an agent with Martel Mortgages, serving the Ottawa community and its surroundings. With honesty and integrity, she seeks to provide the best financing solutions for her clients. More importantly, she knows the Canadian military.
Diane retired honourably from the Forces with 27 years of service, Logistics Branch. During her time in uniform, she played a vital role as an instructor and educator to newly recruited personnel. Her duties as a culinary arts specialist saw her responsible for many administrative and leadership tasks, and overseeing hundreds of military and civilian staff.
The latter half of her Logistics career focused on administration and finance. She provided administrative guidance to the chain of command, and was responsible for subordinate mentoring and career development. Her expertise in management and financial systems stems from years as chief clerk and senior tasker, managing offices, staffs, and budgets. Her career path led her across Central and Eastern Canada.
For those in the Forces and the RCMP, Diane’s extensive service, and rich, varied background means she has an in-depth understanding of how relocations work, and how to interpret the related DND directives and orders. After her retirement, she became well versed in U.S. real estate investing, through formal and informal training and experience. As a U.S. real estate businesswoman and coaching advisor in the industry, she has mentored many other like-minded Canadians.
As a licensed mortgage agent (FSCO 11963) with access to dozens of financial institutions, banks and private lenders, she looks for the best available options. Diane’s website page offers online applications, related links, and samples of available current rates. Whether it is buying a home for the first time, relocating, or looking to switch mortgages, Diane is there to help. She offers expertise in budgeting, affordability, best fits, appropriate strategies, and informed decision-making. There is no charge for services to qualified borrowers, consults are complimentary, and there is no obligation.