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Colorado Lending Team: Your Trusted Partner in Homeownership

Established in the heart of Colorado, Colorado Lending Team is a locally-owned, client-focused mortgage company dedicated to making the dream of homeownership a reality for countless families and individuals. Rooted in the philosophy that homeownership changes lives, evolves communities, and builds futures, we’ve been striving to serve our community by providing an unmatched blend of exceptional service and optimal mortgage solutions since our inception.

As a company, we are driven by a mission to stand as the most valued and trusted mortgage advisor to our clients. We do this by delivering transparent, hassle-free mortgage transactions, marked by incomparable service, and a diverse array of mortgage products designed to accommodate the unique needs of every client. Our goal is to be recognized as the leading and most reputable mortgage brokerage company within our geographical marketplace.

At Colorado Lending Team, we serve a wide range of clientele. Whether you are a seasoned real estate investor or a first-time homebuyer, our experienced team is equipped to guide you through the often complex process of securing a mortgage. Our empathetic approach, born from our firsthand experience of the challenges involved in applying for a mortgage, ensures we never forget the importance of our role in facilitating your journey towards homeownership.

Carrie Bakunas & Scott Baade  //  Owners

Our service offerings are as diverse as they are inclusive. We specialize in a plethora of mortgage options, including but not limited to First Time Homebuyer programs, FHA, VA, USDA, Jumbo, ARMs, Multiple Property loans, and more. In addition, we provide solutions for unique situations such as Doctor Loans, Manufactured Housing, Recent Bankruptcy and Foreclosure cases, Non-Warrantable Condos, Fix-n-Flip, Bridge Loans, and an array of refinance options.

We understand that every individual’s circumstances are unique. As such, we provide financing options that cater to a variety of needs including no credit score FHA loans, reverse mortgages, no income verification loans, bank statement and 1099 only loans, ITIN borrower loans, DACA/Dreamer FHA loans, among others. Our investment loan options also span an impressive range, offering solutions for foreign nationals, vesting title in an LLC, unlimited properties, and more.

At the heart of our operation is a team that is dedicated to exceeding expectations. We have built our reputation on our unwavering commitment to our clients, demonstrated through our dedication to offering fair pricing, tailored mortgage solutions, and clear, timely communication throughout the mortgage process.

Our clients’ testimonials bear witness to our professional ethos and dedicated service. Time and time again, they express appreciation for our professionalism, quality, responsiveness, and value. From our white-glove service to our prompt and detailed responses, we’ve been able to turn the complex journey of securing a mortgage into an enjoyable experience for our clients.

Innovation and change form an integral part of our journey towards excellence. We constantly strive to improve our offerings, by learning from our experiences and embracing changes in the industry. At Colorado Lending Team, we believe in being socially and ethically responsible, a commitment reflected in every interaction with our clients and partners.

From the first-time homebuyer to the seasoned real estate investor, Colorado Lending Team is here to provide an exceptional mortgage experience. As we look to the future, we pledge to continue evolving our services to meet the needs of our clients while upholding our commitment to transparency, fairness, and excellence. Let Colorado Lending Team be your trusted partner in your journey to homeownership.

Carrie Bakunas //  Loan Officer

Scott Baade //  Loan Officer

John Tidwell //  Loan Officer

Christina Eastman //  Senior Processor

Brandi Ruff //  Loan Partner

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