Catherine Ellis is a Mortgage Professional and owner of Mortgages by Catherine with XEVA Mortgage Verico, known for her outstanding ability and ambition to assist, educate, and guide her clients in building wealth through real estate investment. With over 9 years of lending expertise, she provides step by step guidance, whether you are saving for your down payment, buying your first home or building your investment portfolio.

With a strong passion for helping her clients succeed, she would love to discuss your goals and help you build a plan towards financial freedom.

As a Mortgage Professional, Catherine assists clients with determining the best lender solutions for their individual needs, build a financially sound plan to help them not only meet but exceed their real estate goals, and to build wealth through investing in real estate.


Mortgages by Catherine was founded by Catherine Ellis in 2016, who has been a Licensed Mortgage Professional since 2013. She commenced her career in private lending back in 2010, owning and operating her own private lending business and she became a licensed broker three years later fulfilling a passion for assisting clients with their real estate goals.

Her passion is helping individuals, by providing them with a knowledge-based approach to home ownership, real estate investment portfolios and commercial real-estate.

Catherine completed a Bachelor of Management, specializing in Finance, in the Spring of 2013 from UBC, jointly obtaining her Sub-Mortgage Broker License in the Province of British Columbia through UBC’s Sauder School of Business.

She has furthered her education through attending annual conferences, educational forums, MBIBC and CHIP certification, and commercial lending courses. Catherine also a member of the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, WIMI (Women in the Mortgage Industry), MBABC (Mortgage Brokers Association of BC) and CMP (Canadian Mortgage Professionals).

Catherine has proudly assisted with funding over $200 Million in mortgages over her career as a Mortgage Professional, underwriter and within the private lending sector.

Recently Catherine was awarded Top WIMI of the Year for British Columbia in 2018 and Best Overall Growth Award with XEVA Mortgage Verico for 2017.

Catherine’s specialties include:

  • Private Lending
  • Home Equity and Refinancing
  • Mortgage Renewals
  • CHIP Reverse Mortgages
  • Credit Repair
  • Self-Employed and Entrepreneurs
  • Vacation Homes
  • New To Canada

Catherine’s greatest aim is to, not only help you obtain the keys to your first home, but to help you confidently build a concrete foundation for your future by helping you in setting SMART goals.

With her solid background in finance and the real-estate sector, Catherine is able to provide a solid, well-rounded, straightforward approach, and to patiently guide you through the steps in a comprehensive manner.

Whether you are considering buying or selling your home or investing in real-estate, Catherine will always be at the other end of the phone and is happy to discuss your options with you. Valuing every client, she chooses to provide a hands-on approach to keep you ‘in the loop’ every step of the way.

Buying real-estate is one of the biggest decisions in people’s lives, and Catherine strives to ensure you are provided with all the information required and the best potential lending solutions.

Outside of Work

Catherine enjoys being outdoors: hiking, running, sailing, skiing, skydiving, swimming, scuba diving, and traveling to name a few favourite hobbies. She loves to experience new cultures, wines and try new cuisines!

Catherine is deeply passionate about wine which has allowed her to travel to many wine regions around the world including Australia, Europe and North America. She is WSET Level 3 Certified and if you ever need help picking a bottle of wine for your next dinner party, or are looking for something new to try, Catherine is your go-to! Send Catherine a message today, she would be delighted to help!


I look forward to hearing from you and helping you develop a plan for your home ownership future whether it be your first home, building your rental portfolio or debt consolidation and refinance. I will find the perfect product to meet your needs.