Your Avenue to Financial Freedom

With Laura Sawatzky

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“Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or have multiple properties, we guarantee the best mortgage rates, and the easiest process, for your purchase At no Cost to You.”

Laura Sawatzky

Mortgage Professional &
Owner of First Avenue Financial

Meet Laura

First Avenue Financial is owned by Laura Sawatzky, in addition to mortgage expertise, Laura also has over 20 years’ experience as a paralegal and is therefore fluent in all aspects of mortgage and real estate transactions.

This extra insight helps Laura navigate transactions, find opportunities, and resolve challenges with greater efficiency and creativity than your average mortgage broker.

Laura personally has investments in residential and commercial real estate both in Canada and the US and is currently director of six privately held companies. She also enjoys helping her clients invest in their future by leveraging banking and real estate options beyond their personal mortgage.

She is a known leader in the financial industry, speaker, and wealth creator for her clients as well as a multi-awarded mortgage broker, claiming a rank as Top 5% in Canada “Summit Club” – the last 5 years running.

5 stars
Before we found Laura we looked for our own mortgage rates ourselves and after ten years of feeling like we were getting nowhere as far as paying down our mortgage we thought we should try using an expert. It has been a good experience, going through Laura Sawatzky at The Mortgage and Financial Avenue in Okotoks for our mortgage. She makes it easy and always finds us the best mortgage rate out there. We have now used her twice and will keep coming back. Her knowledge and professionalism is outstanding, and finally we are paying down our mortgage very quickly and it feels great.
Robert Kadlec

5 stars

The best service around, which says a lot since we are in Calgary! Amazing customer service and fast results, can’t say enough great things about the team. Laura has substantially helped our small business not only save money (yes, we even switched banks!) but are currently also working on our mortgage…thanks again!

Amber Bryan

Laura helped us with our mortgage needs and she was amazing. She was always available when we needed to ask her questions and she had no problem staying late to meet us after working hours. Laura really seems to enjoy what she does and it’s shows through her work and willingness to help. Thanks Laura!
Kelsey Kilborn

Why Use a Mortgage Broker?

More Options

With a network of major lenders and products to choose from, we can source your ideal mortgage options from the banks, credit unions, non-traditional lenders, and more. Taking the time to find the best option for your unique needs is a basic role as a mortgage broker

Negotiating on Your Behalf

Negotiating can be stressful. We act in your interests and do all the negotiating to secure competitive rates and terms that make sense for you. We have negotiating power because we fund millions of dollars in mortgages and lenders compete for our business. To you, that means more negotiating power to get you the best rates and terms for your needs.

No Cost to You

We are paid by the lending institution in the vast majority of cases – this means there’s no cost to you and no surprises. Essentially you get to use all our knowledge, expertise, and connections within the industry to secure the best mortgage for your needs, for free.


We are specialists providing expert advice and guidance on mortgage products, interest rates, and current housing market conditions. We help choose the right mortgage product for you and assist you by creating a strategy for your specific situation and needs.

Fast and Efficient

From the initial assessment of your unique situation right through the closing process, transactions move quickly when working with us. We do the research and shopping for you so there’s no need for you to waste time organizing appointments with competing mortgage lenders when you could be house-hunting!

Ongoing Support

Even after your successful mortgage transaction, we are a great resource for advice, queries, or future needs. Our focus is to build a lifetime partnership with you and your family.

Access to Special Deals & Add-ons

Many financial institutions offer incentives including retail points programs or appliance discounts. Sometimes, we can tap into those perks and savings and pass them along to you and your family.


The mortgage broker industry is highly regulated through federal and provincial regulators to protect you, your family, and your future.

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First Avenue Financial – Calgary
208 – 40 Sunpark Plaza SE
Calgary, Alberta T2X 3X7

Office: 403-938-6888
Toll Free Fax: 1-877-758-1206

First Avenue Financial – Okotoks
205 – 15 McRae Street, PO Box 1483
Okotoks, Alberta T1S 1B4

Office: 403-938-6888
Toll Free Fax: 1-877-758-1206