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Home1st Lending

by Shelley Ouellette

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Whether they are helping someone financing their first home or their 100th property, Home1st Lending believes homebuyers deserve competitive rates and first-class service – and they deliver both.

“We shop the rates and deal with the banks so that you don’t have to,” says CEO Theresa Lentini. “You get the best of both worlds – competitive rates and the first-class service only an independent lender can offer. Our main focus is providing a smooth home-buying process for our clients. We also pride ourselves in offering state-of-the-art programs that allow clients to easily submit applications and stay up-to-date on the status of their loan at any time, in any place.”

Founded in Lake Mary in 2005 by Theresa and her husband Pablo, Home1st Lending now includes seven offices in Florida, Tennessee, and Louisiana.

“While we have definitely grown, at our core, we are still the same company that highly values family and stands by our mission: to break down the barriers of homeownership by serving our community with a simplified mortgage process that offers less hassle and full transparency for an unforgettable closing,” says Theresa. “We truly believe these values set us apart from other lenders. We also take great pride in the team we have built. Our loan originators, assistants, and in-house processing team must meet a high standard of organization and communication, and they must possess an overall desire to wow every client and Realtor they have the privilege of working with.”

Those exceptional standards are just some of the reasons clients turn to Home1st Lending for their mortgage needs.

“Home1st Lending was amazing through the whole process – honest, helpful, patient, flexible, organized, you name it!” says client Jessica Erickson. “They made the process quick and painless. Even our Realtor and his transaction coordinator could not believe how efficient and ahead-of-the-game they were. We had all our i’s dotted and t’s crossed at least two weeks before our closing, if not more. With all of the other preparations and stress that goes into buying a home – packing, inspections, appraisals, etc. – knowing that our financing was secured and all set weeks in advance was such a huge relief. You don’t come by this level of service often. I highly recommend Home1st Lending to anyone purchasing a home.”

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