Inlanta Mortgage Donates $1,000 to HRI

Inlanta Mortgage donates $1,000 to Housing Resources, Inc.

Pictured from left to right: CFO John Watry, HRI Director Trena Bond, Brookfield Manager Adam Deputy, EVP Nicholas DelTorto, President John Knowlton, COO Jean Badciong, and HRI Board Member Tammy Maddente.

Housing Resources, Incorporated (HRI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families purchase their own homes. Inlanta Mortgage is an organization dedicated to helping people realize the dream of home ownership.

On Tuesday, June 19, members of both organizations met to discuss the struggles many new home buyers are facing in South East Wisconsin with today’s economy and tighter lending environment. Executive Vice President Nicholas J. DelTorto welcomed HRI Executive Director Trena Bond and HRI Board Member Tammy Maddente (also of First Weber Group) to Inlanta’s Brookfield, Wis. headquarters for a working lunch to discuss how Inlanta can support the efforts of HRI as it helps potential homeowners with the challenges they face. lnlanta Mortgage affirmed its support of HRI’s initiatives with a $1,000 donation. Additionally the company will be available to participate in many of the first time homebuyer seminars sponsored by HRI in greater Milwaukee, Racine, and Waukesha.

“The challenges facing many first time homebuyers are tougher than ever since the mortgage market meltdown,” DelTorto said. “The underwriting guidelines and documentation requirements have become very strict with little to no flexibility, so it is more important than ever to have strong technical knowledge of the loan programs to serve the first time homebuyer. The loan officers at Inlanta are the best and most knowledgeable in the industry because mortgages are all they do every day.”

Inlanta and Bond look forward to further developing a relationship and finding new ways to help area residents realize the dream of home ownership. Inlanta Mortgage – Brookfield Manager, Adam Deputy was on hand to pledge his support and offer the assistance of his experienced team of mortgage loan professionals.

Bond and her team at HRI currently offer a number of services for homebuyers and homeowners including: post-purchase education and counseling, reverse mortgage counseling, a tool loan program, and down payment and closing cost grant assistance. HRI operates offices in Milwaukee, Waukesha, and Racine and be found online at www.hri-wi.org.

Nick DelTorto Installed as President-Elect of WMBA

WMBA Officer Installation Breakfast

Pictured in upper left photo: Nicholas DelTorto & Tommy Thompson. Pictured in bottom left: Joe Ramis, Jean Badciong, Peter Salamone, John Watry, Nicholas DelTorto, Harold Bloch and Adam Deputy. Pictured on right: WMBA President-Elect DelTorto is sworn in to office.

“Wealth, opportunity, and the American Dream,” – We all want these things Tommy Thompson declared at the Wisconsin Mortgage Banker’s (WMBA) Officer Installation Breakfast last Friday morning at the Country Springs Hotel in Pewaukee, Wisconsin.

Thompson, Wisconsin’s 42nd Governor and former U.S. Secretary of Heath and Human Services, was the keynote speaker and discussed the mortgage industry’s role in economic recovery. Governor Thompson stressed the importance of organizations such as WMBA that help educate the public and real estate professionals, manage and influence regulatory changes, and cooperate to advance the interests of ethical professionals engaged in selling real estate or originating mortgage loans.

Inlanta Mortgage’s Executive Vice President, Nicholas J. DelTorto is the WMBA’s 2012-2013 President-Elect. Mr. DelTorto agrees with Governor Thompson and believes that together, mortgage and real estate professionals can further advance the quality of the mortgage industry and eliminate the negative perceptions that persist about the industry in general.

“Much of what has been considered ‘bad’ about the mortgage industry – bad loan products and many of the unqualified ‘professionals’ –  just don’t exist anymore,” Mr. DelTorto said. “The industry has been consolidated and most of the bad eggs have been flushed out of the system. What remains is a group of dedicated professionals that adhere to the highest ethical standards and sincerely want to help consumers with their dreams of home ownership. Organizations such as the WMBA allow us to pool our collective knowledge and tackle industry issues head on.”

The WMBA announced the following board positions for 2012-2013:
Officers:
President: David Rause, Bank Mutual
President-Elect: Nick DelTorto, Inlanta Mortgage
Treasurer: Marcia Howe, Monona State Bank
Secretary: John Inzeo, Wisconsin Mortgage Corp.
Past President:  Debbie Hodge, AnchorBank
Regular Director Members:
Anthony Larke, AnchorBank
Brenda Schwab, Genworth Financial
Craig Kouba, First Bank Financial Centre
Scott Fletcher, Mid America Bank
Steve Hansen, Associated Bank
Betty Feierstein, Landmark Credit Union
Associate Director Member:
Jim Kopp, J.E. Consulting

Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is fully delegated HUD-FHA including FHA 203K, VA, and USDA approved. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs. Review Inlanta’s mortgage loan programs here.

Inlanta Mortgage Voted Top Workplace 2012

Top Workplaces

Top Workplace 2012

John Knowlton, founder of Inlanta Mortgage, believes honesty and employee satisfaction to be his recipe for success. That commitment led rise to Inlanta Mortgage employees voting their workplace as a Top Workplace in 2012.

When Knowlton began operations as First Choice Mortgage in 1993, he knew he wanted to take a different approach to helping people achieve their dreams. Almost 20 years later, Knowlton’s start-up has grown into Inlanta Mortgage, Inc. serving 14 different states and continuing to expand.

Commitment to Customer Satisfaction

At the core of Inlanta’s business is a commitment to customer satisfaction, building relationships and taking an honest approach to financing their customers’ dreams.

“We take pride in the highest level of honesty, integrity and ethics in all of the services we provide for our customers,” said Nicholas J. DelTorto, Executive Vice President for Inlanta Mortgage. “Our employees are the reason we are able to live up to that standard.”

DelTorto firmly believes that Inlanta Mortgage can only be successful when employees feel a sense of ownership and pride in their company which translates into great customer service. To help foster this culture, Inlanta Mortgage works hard to involve employees in decision making and keeps them happy and healthy with wellness initiatives and annual company outings to a Brewers game.

“Since I founded Inlanta Mortgage in 1993, I’ve made my employees’ well-being, opportunity for success and happiness a priority,” Knowlton said. “I firmly believe that the foundation of any successful business stems from great employees. We will remain committed to our employees and their well-being in the future.”

John Knowlton invited a number of employees to join him at the Top Workplace 2012 Awards Breakfast held at the Milwaukee Italian Community Center on Friday, April 18th. Attendees included Jean Badciong – Chief Operating Officer, John Watry – Chief Financial Officer, Joe Ramis – VP of Branch Development, Chris Knowlton – VP Technology and Marketing, Ashley Duvernell – Marketing Coordinator, Adam Deputy – Brookfield West Branch Manager, and Kip Warzon – Brookfield West Loan Officer.

Many companies were recognized as a Top Workplace, but Inlanta Mortgage distinguished itself as being the only mortgage company. Winners were featured in the Sunday edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel but Top Workplace 2012 details can be found online here.

About Inlanta Mortgage

Inlanta Mortgage specializes in 203k loans, FHA mortgages, first time home buyers, loan refinancing and VA mortgages – just to name a few. Inlanta Mortgage is committed to finding the best loan for you and your specific situation and the staff at Inlanta Mortgage are ready and willing to guide you through the process of choosing the best loan to finance your dreams.

Click here to find a licensed mortgage loan officer near you.

Inlanta Mortgage NMLS# 1016.

 

HARP – Help for Underwater Homeowners

Underwater? We Can Help

Harp 2.0 is a federal government program designed to help millions of underwater or near-underwater homeowners refinance into a fixed loan with a lower monthly payment. There are some key eligibility requirements to this program that need to be reviewed as this program hits full stride on March 17, 2012:

• Only loans owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are eligible. Underwater borrowers who have FHA, VA or other types of mortgages are not. Both companies’ websites —http://www.fanniemae.com and http://www.freddiemac.com — offer “look up” features that tell you whether they own your loan.

• Your mortgage must have been purchased or securitized by either agency no later than May 31, 2009, and must have an LTV ratio in excess of 80%.

• You must be current on your loan with no 30-day late payments during the six months preceding application and no more than one late payment during the last 12 months.

It must be noted that not all mortgage lenders are participating in this program.

Inlanta Mortgage COO, Jean Badciong stated that, “Inlanta Mortgage is proud to offer the HARP 2.0 program. This program is aimed at helping homeowners who have persevered through the economic downturn – yet still fell victim to plummeting home values and were not able to take advantage of historically low rates before now.”

By month’s end, most mortgage lenders are expected to “have their HARP 2.0 operations fully up and running,” said HUD Secretary Secretary Shaun Donovan in a February 28th Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs. Inlanta Mortgage is definitely among this group.

If you are interested in finding out if the HARP 2.0 program is right for you, please contact a licensed mortgage loan officer near you for more information.

Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is fully delegated HUD-FHA including FHA 203K, VA, and USDA approved. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs. Review Inlanta’s mortgage loan programs here.

Inlanta Mortgage is a multi-state mortgage banker based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin. NMLS# 1016.