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Barb Lanis

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Lender

Vice President, 50 States, TFSB (28 years experience)

Specialties:
Purchase Loan,
Refinancing,
Home Equity,
Mortgage Planning

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10/12/2014 - phillipdebernardi
We connected, but it did not work out. Looking in Lehigh Acres, FL 33974

I was unaware of a loan product that could consider the appraised value of the foreclosure I purchased for lack of time since I purchased until Barb informed me of portfolio loans which are more flexible than second market loans with regard to requirements for approval but at the same interest rates. She proved herself to be knowledgeable of mortgage finance; highly recommended.

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06/03/2014 - abeln2672
Applied for a loan, but it didn't work out. Highwoods, Spring Hills, IN 46228

Barb is amazing! She saw a post I made on Zillow and immediately provided a thorough response. I was so impressed that I reached out to her for my mortgage needs, and she was amazingly responsive and helpful throughout the process. She'll respond to calls or emails within minutes -- even after hours -- and her answers are always helpful. If she's not sure, she tracks down the info and gets right back to you. I can recommend her highly enough and would encourage you to give her a shot to win your business!

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05/30/2014 - zuser20140530082915823
Closed purchase loan.

Barb was fantastic!! I first called her explaining the unique situation I had. I was told by other lenders I would have to wait another year to purchase a home as some rental property I had went back to the bank. Barb said she thought she could help me. I was excited and scared at the same time. She gathered all my info and went to right to work. She stayed in constant touch through email & phone and was able to get my loan approved. No excessively high interest rates either. It was a standard FHA. Barb is a lender that is on her "A" game at all times and is constantly working for you. Without her, I wouldn't be in our home today. She totally rocks and I have been referring anyone I hear looking for a mortgage to her.

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05/20/2014 - c young8
Closed purchase loan. Indianapolis, IN

Words cannot express how grateful I am to Barb and her terrific team for providing a second chance at home ownership for me and my family.

Unfortunately, there can be times when situations happen beyond our control and force us to make difficult choices that affect us for years to come. I lost my job in 2008 and struggled to help support my family, however we ended up losing our home in 2010. Fast forward to 2014 and with Barb’s insight, and market expertise we were able to close on our very own home three weeks ago!!

It wasn’t an easy journey however I couldn’t imagine having had the success with anyone but Barb! She is so committed and patient through the entire process….. I discovered Barb based on advice she had provided for someone in a similar financial situation as me however I selected Barb due to the excellent reviews in Zillow and she did not disappoint. If you want to work with a truly dedicated professional that will get you the best results possible, then look no further!

Thank you so much Barb.

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02/20/2014 - hopperdan2003
Closed purchase loan. Schaumburg, IL

Like many, we had a short-sale 3 years ago and the road back to owning a home seemed beyond reach. Great credit after a short sale is critical! Mine was good but like most I had oversights that I should have paid attention to. I tried Quicken, and another bank and talked with several lenders who "can try" but cannot be sure until they run it through. Save yourself the trouble and go to Barb Lanis the first time, who is in my opinion a ONE STOP SHOP. Barb is a consummate professional and went above and beyond to get us our "second chance". She walked our file to the underwriter after working with me on what needed to be explained lots of sweating on my part and tons of effort on her part. We closed on time!

Truthfully I have and will continue to recommend anyone to Barb. If you are not sure, she can explain your options, if it might or can happen for you, Barb will CLOSE IT FOR YOU!

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12/27/2013 - cakin07
Was pre-approved. Lake View, Chicago, IL 60657

Barb was an absolute pleasure to work with. I reached out to her while I was lender shopping. I found her to be one of the most knowledgeable and forthcoming people in the business. She worked diligently to make sure I was properly informed and all of my questions answered. I would recommend her in a heartbeat to anyone who is lender shopping. There is no good reason not to do business with her. If you're reading this looking for comfort, reach out to her and find out for yourself... if it is within her power, it will get done.

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12/20/2013 - Justin Malcolm
Closed purchase loan.

I cannot thank Barb enough for everything she has done for us! We were very blessed to have found Barb and her team and 1st Advantage Mortgage. Before working with Barb, we were just about ready to give up on looking for a mortgage. Not only was she able to help us, she went above and beyond any expectations we could have asked for. Not only did she get us approved and into our new house, she took the time to get items removed from our credit reports as well.

Absolutely amazing woman, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!

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09/09/2013 - user34249377
Closed Home equity loan.

My wife and I applied for a home loan with one of the Big Names. Everything looked like it was going great, until the loan process went from from good to a Nightmare! Feeling hopeless we were blessed with meeting Barb on this site. With her professional help we were able to close on our dream home after the Big Names messed it up. I am confident to say that if Barb and her team cannot get financing, then no-one can.

Thank You Barb and your Team! Dennis & Diana

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06/24/2013 - user8690539
Closed refinance loan.

Barb was very helpful in explaining a very complicated situation I was in during a ReFi. She was very knowledgeable and took the time to help me which I greatly appreciated.

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06/07/2013 - user46799321
Closed refinance loan.

Just refinanced my investment property in Florida w Barb thru Harp program. I found Barb online thru GOD's help. Wells Fargo sucked my hard earned money on an interest only ARM for 7years and kept denying me for a HARP loan even until recently citing some kind of caution on my loan from freddie mac. Long story short. Barb Lanis is our lucky charm. I remember my conversation w her when she confirmed that we're approved by Freddie and her lender. The previous let downs by other lenders made me not believe the refi was happenning until the day I did closing and saw loan paid in full with Wellsfargo. Barb Lanis was so wonderfull thru the entire process. She's very professional and excels at what she does. very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend her and would call her for my next home financing needs. Thanks Barb!

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