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"I’ve always valued relationships and helping connect people and Mortgage Sandbox amplifies the power of this philosophy. I’ve designed an easy to use, data driven, matching tool that connects you with local, pre-screened real estate professionals, who share your interests, values, and have a complimentary work style. I believe aligned values lead to better working relationships and a more successful home buying experience."

~ David Stroud, Founder of Mortgage Sandbox


To help you to make better financial decisions and cut through the noise, Mortgage Sandbox provides advice and analysis using:

  • Simple and intuitive tools that guide you through big decisions.

  • Guides and checklists for every stage of home buying and ownership.

  • Analysis and insights into the real estate industry and interest rate trends.

Home ownership and rent are most people’s largest expenses. We believe Canadians deserve more transparency, simplicity, fairness, and options for renters, homebuyers and homeowners.  To support you and your housing dreams, we advocate in favour of changes to common industry and government practices that shift more power to you.


Mortgage Sandbox’s mission is to empower Canadians to make better financial decisions and help them find a service provider aligned to their values.


David Stroud Founder Mortgage Sandbox

David Stroud
Mortgage Sandbox

David has 24 years of experience in banking and mortgage finance with leading global banks, and over 13 years’ experience working for top tier consulting firms leading Strategy, Process Improvement, and Digital initiatives.

With a Finance degree from Sauder School of Business (UBC) and an MBA from the Beedie School of Business (SFU), I understand the macro-economic trends that influence interest rates and real estate prices.  As certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Six Sigma Black Belt I have the skills to bring the right tools and information to give them more confidence making home ownership decisions.


Our Purpose

Mortgage Sandbox is an easy to use matching platform to connect you with trusted real estate professionals and advice to empower you to reach your housing dreams.

It all starts with a values based survey to understand your values, interests and work-style to match you with the right professionals – locally.

How? By using:

  • Simple tools and calculators to guide you through each step of home ownership,

  • Checklists for every stage of home buying and ownership, and

  • Analysis and insights into the real estate industry and interest rate trends.Estate.

Who? Real Estate Professions including:

  • Mortgage brokers to help pre-approve you for a mortgage and finalize your home buying budget.

  • Real Estate Agents to list your home or help you find a new home.

Price? Free for you:

  • Free for you to use and explore.

  • The platform is paid for by the real estate professionals who use it.



  • We are beta testing the system , so for now it's free for you to use too!

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