About Us - Our First Home

We'll Get You Home In No Time




Lean on our experience 

from funding over 3,800 mortgages


Our approach to financing is based on the belief that owning real estate is a key ingredient in building financial and emotional security. We’ve helped ordinary people achieve extraordinary financial results through owning real estate, and we’ve seen couples become families in the homes we’ve helped them buy.

We feel it's a gift to be a part of our clients' life - to be there to celebrate all the milestones that come along the way - all in a place they call their home.

We'd like the opportunity to be there for you - every step of the way.


The Team


Nishka Riley - Mortgage Advisor

Nishka is that type of person who just exudes warmth and makes you feel relaxed as soon as you meet her. Her ability to see past the numbers and look at a first time buyer’s personal situation has been honed by being in the financial industry for over 20 years. An avid real estate investor, Nishka has her finger on the pulse of the real estate market, especially on the North Shore where she lives.

Another one of Nishka’s talents is renovating.  She has the gift of being able to walk into any home and see the possibilities .  First time buyers  often comment how incredibly helpful this is when they are looking for a home and need some ideas on how to make it their own.  

Fun Facts About Nishka

  • Loves to  renovate homes
  • Is fascinated by psychology
  • Currently working on certification as a vegan chef
  • Reads about 20 books a year
  • Is madly in love with her two dogs

Paul Riley - Mortgage Advisor

Paul is the Ying to Nishka’s Yang.   He has a tendency to geek out over the numbers and will sometimes loose himself in spreadsheets. He brings a personal touch to simplifying the home buying process and has a tremendous amount of knowledge from his 25 years in the financial industry that he generously shares with his clients.

Paul’s other talent is writing. He is the author of most of the content for OurFirstHome.ca and loves distilling the jargon filled worlds of real estate and finance into language that is easy to understand.

Fun Facts About Paul

  • Avid mountain biker
  • Has a background in financial planning
  • Loves reading biographies
  • Is a productivity junkie
  • Has been published in three magazines

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