Happy Mortgage Customers at Inlanta Mortgage

What-Makes-Inlanta-Customers-HappyEvery month we survey our loan customers to get feedback on their home buying or refinancing experience. So what makes our customers happy? After reviewing all the surveys received from customers in 2013, we noticed that happy clients consistently referred to the following key behaviors that Inlanta loan officers showcase:

  1. Communication – Timely and Constant:
    Whether you are buying or refinancing, our customers appreciate being kept up-to-date on their loan status. From the moment an application is received to the final clear to close approval, our loan officers consistently communicate with our borrowers. Here is one testimonial: “Our loan officer treated us like we were her only client. She responded to multiple phone calls and emails very quickly. She even got back to us on the weekend!”
  2. Speed – Quick Closings:
    No one likes to wait! At Inlanta we have streamlined our loan process to ensure we close your loan on the requested date. In many cases, our homebuyers are closing in 30 days or less. Here is a testimonial on the speed in which our loan officers and staff strive to close your loan: “The loan officer was phenomenal to work with. She exceeded our expectations and made the process painless. We closed 30 days after making the offer to the seller. I do not think any other lending service could have made that happen for us.”
  3. Flexible Hours & Scheduling:
    In today’s fast paced world, we realize our borrowers don’t always have time for a traditional meeting in our offices. It is often much more convenient for our loan officers to meet their borrowers where they live, work, etc. Here is a testimonial from one borrower who appreciated that flexibility: “Fast, professional and willing to work around my schedule, not theirs. This made my home buying experience a breeze. I will use them for all financing needs.”
  4. Access to Technological Tools:
    Today, many more borrowers prefer to handle business online. While our loan officers can still take the traditional route and walk borrowers through a full mortgage application, many borrowers want to fill out their application online and save time. Inlanta offers online applications, secure document transfers and instant chat options that enable a borrower to complete almost everything from the comfort of their home.
  5. Knowledge of the Mortgage Industry & Process:
    A loan officer’s knowledge of the mortgage industry, available loan programs and the loan process is essential to a smooth home buying experience. Here is a testimonial one of our loan officers received in regards to her knowledge: “The loan officer’s knowledge of all the assorted details that needed to be dealt with throughout the entire process made getting a loan easy and painless.”
  6. Referrals to Industry Partners:
    Since Inlanta Mortgage has been in the mortgage lending business for more than 20 years, our staff has developed relationships with true professionals in the real estate and mortgage industry. Whether its a contractor referral or a Realtor, Inlanta loan officers seek to align themselves with and recommend the very best.
  7. Access to Loan Products:
    The variety of loan programs a lender offers makes a difference. Inlanta is proud to offer a number of loan programs that many of our competitors do not, including VA loans, USDA loans, renovation loans (both FHA 203k and HomeStyle), Jumbo and more. Inlanta has strong relationships with many investors which translates to more options for borrowers! Here is a testimonial on the importance of having options: “I went to two other mortgage companies prior to going to Inlanta. Both of them denied me for a loan. Inlanta, however, was able to make it happen!”

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to be the home financing partner that you trust to serve your family, friends and community. Through our family of dedicated mortgage professionals, our commitment is to deliver an exceptional experience. Our unwavering dedication to integrity, honesty and ethics is the foundation of all of our relationships.

About Inlanta Mortgage

Last year, Inlanta Mortgage celebrated its 20th Anniversary. Inlanta Mortgage is a growing mortgage banking firm committed to quality mortgage lending, ethical operations and strong customer service.

Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is an agency approved lender for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, FHA/VA, FHA 203K and USDA. 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. Inlanta Mortgage was named a Top Mortgage Lender in 2012 by Scotsman Guide and has been listed on Mortgage Technology’s Top 25 Tech Savvy Lenders List for the last four years.

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:
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.

Rates Keep Dropping…but for How Long?

According to Freddie Mac, rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 4.15 percent with an average 0.7 point for the week ending Aug. 18, down from 4.32 percent last week and a 2011 high of 5.05 percent in February.

These are new historical lows for 30-year fixed rate loans not seen since the week of November 11,  2010 when 30-year fixed-rate mortgages hit 4.17 percent. Rates on 15-year fixed rate loans haven’t been this low since 1991.

All these rate drops and the Mortgage Banker’s Association says that the demand for mortgages are down 13.5% from a year ago. Refinancing applications accounted for nearly 8 of 10 loan requests and up 8% from last week.  Some lenders are having a hard time keeping up with the refinancing boom – but not Inlanta Mortgage. Consult a licensed mortgage loan professional to discuss if refinancing is an the right option for you.

7th Annual Inlanta Sales Conference

Inlanta Mortgage’s 7th Annual Sales Conference at Potawatomi Casino in Milwaukee on August 15th & 16th is shaping up to be a fantastic opportunity for our loan officers through out the nation to meet and discuss issues that relate to the ever-changing mortgage industry. Honored conference speakers include Mike Zimmerman from MGIC, who will discuss the current housing and economic market, ORM and other housing reform initiatives. Additionally, we will hear from Sara Walker, SVP and Investment Officer with Associated Wealth Management, who will explain how to de-clutter our financial lives. We are also delighted to have Steve Richmond from Genworth Financial, Kate Knowlton from Stippich Selin Cain & Knowlton, Craig Haskins from Knight-Barry Title Group and Sam Parker from CreditAbility.

In addition to the aforementioned guest speakers, Inlanta has also scheduled a number of employee fronted presentations to address underwriting, discuss the best practices of our organization’s top loan originators, as well as an advisory panel who will discuss employee questions and concerns in a round table discussion.

Inlanta is also proud to announce that a raffle will be held through out the conference. Employees will be eligible to win a number of wonderful prizes and raffle ticket collections will be donated to the Habitat for Humanity!


Inlanta Mortgage’s Nick DelTorto Publishes Article in National Mortgage Professional

Inlanta Mortgage Senior Vice President, Nick DelTorto, published an article in the June 2011 issue of the National Mortgage Professional Magazine. The article “Shooting the Wounded…What Happened in Our Industry?” discusses the state of today’s mortgage industry.

Check out Nick’s article at: Shooting the Wounded….


Inlanta Mortgage Expands to Kansas City Market

Inlanta Mortgage is proud to announce Mid America Mortgage Services, of Overland Park, Kan., has merged its operations with Inlanta Mortgage. The merger brings Kevin & Cindy Laffey to Inlanta with more than 20 years of experience, along with a highly experienced team of mortgage professionals. Laffey and his team have ranked in the top of the Business Journal’s “Top 25” in Kansas City.

The mortgage industry has changed significantly in past three years and financing availability is critical to the recovery of the market. “A lender, like Inlanta, with access to multiple correspondent banker relationships, both regionally and nationally, provides us with the best options and best execution for getting the transactions done,” Laffey said. Mortgage financing has become the most critical component to the home purchase process today. Inlanta’s platform and experienced team, offers the tools and the availability of products necessary to ensure a smooth transaction in the future.

The partnership with Inlanta made sense for Laffey and his group to be able to offer clients the best experience when it comes to their home buying needs. “Inlanta gives us higher quality products, along with better control over the delivery and services for our clients,” Laffey said.

“As mortgage planners, it is our job to educate our clients on how to use their mortgage as a financial tool to help them realize their long and short term financial goals,” Laffey said. “Through our strong referral partnerships we are able to offer our clients a custom tailored mortgage plan for one of the largest financial decisions they will make.”