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This is a list of recommended lenders we have used, that work hard for you. I recommend calling at least 3 and interview before settling on one!


Brandon Briese & The “Breeze” Team

New American Funding

NMLS# 219467

Cell: (720) 381-8353

Tel: (720) 598-9332

Fax: (720) 385-1819

I  have a passion for this business and helping people get to the finish line.  I use my 16 years of lending experience to find solutions for every client I meet with, we set the right expectations up-front to make sure every client has a "World Class" experience, and I stay in touch after the loan closes.  I feel that my job really starts once the loan closes. 


Our goal is to help you save money on your mortgage. We can help you find out how much home you qualify for, crunch the numbers on your refinance, or simply learn about what it takes to get a mortgage. Let us guide you through the process, so you can join the thousands of happy homeowners who trust New American Funding.


 As a Direct Lender, we don’t have any overlays with Fannie/Freddie Mac.  This eliminates nitpicky conditions.

We service 98% of our loans!  We can make decisions quickly, close quickly, and offer unique programs other lender’s can’t.  We also do a lot of appraisal waivers.

We don’t do Pre-Qualifications.  I only issue Pre-Approvals.  This means that an underwriter reviews and issues an approval before our borrower’s write an offer.  There’s not a lender/bank in town that does this.  As a Realtor, you will have very little fall-out with us and no surprises before closing.  What’s better than that? 

We are one of the few lender’s that offers Recasting.  This allows us to remove the PMI in a timely fashion for a borrower who pays down the principal shortly after closing.

We offer special in-house programs for Teachers, Fire Fighters, Nurses, and Teachers.

New American Funding makes Customer Service our number one priority. We encourage you to call our Corporate Customer Service department at 800-450-2010 ext. 7100 between 8 am and 5:00 pm Pacific or email us anytime at for any complaint resolution you may have regarding the origination of your loan.

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Proudly serving the entire state of Colorado, including, but not limited to …

Fort Collins • Loveland • Greeley • Berthoud • Longmont • Lyons • Estes Park • Nederland • Eldora • Ward • Louisville • Superior • Erie • Lafayette • Broomfield • Westminster • North Denver/Denver Metro • Northglenn • Thornton • Arvada • Lakewood • Eldorado Springs • Golden • Firestone • Frederick • Mead • Boulder • Gunbarrel • Niwot



Derek Erickson – Mortgage Loan Originator

Elevations Credit Union

2495 E. 13th Ave, Loveland CO 80537

NMLS# 403816

Cell: 970-691-4692

Office: 970-267-7679


To make application:

About me:

I began my career in the banking and financial services industry after earning my MBA in Finance from Colorado State University in 1998. With over 20 years of experience, I know the importance of listening and understanding a client’s situation to help develop a unique solution to reach their financial goals. I pride himself on helping clients understand a mortgage loan and guiding them through the home buying process. As a Marine Corps Veteran, I specialize in VA loans and understands the unique challenges and situations common to Active Duty and Veterans alike.

About Elevations Credit Union:

1. More Great Rates. Fewer Fees — As a not-for-profit, member-run financial institution, we offer some of the industry’s most competitive rates and lowest fees.

2. More Choice — We offer home loans to fit every lifestyle…and budget. From fixed to adjustable rates, FHA to Jumbo, trust Elevations to get the job done. Fast. In fact, you can often close in 30 days or less!

3. More House — Does everything seem out of your price range? With 3% down payment options available on conventional home loans, your budget

4. More Access — From online and mobile banking, to over 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs and 5,000+ branches nationwide, you have access to your accounts anytime…anywhere. Including fast online applications and pre-approvals.

5. More Community — We’re committed to Northern Colorado. We’re local and we invest back into the communities we serve. Our Elevations Foundation raised over $600,000 just last year for local disaster relief, scholarships and grants. goes further. A lot further


Matt Tarka Mortgage Loan Originator
Bank of Colorado Home Loans
1609 E Harmony Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80525

OFFICE (970) 229-5502 * CELL (970) 213-5737 * FAX (877) 528-5529

Helping people with home ownership, real estate investments, and wealth building strategies is one of my passions. As a Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist I am able to help you secure the best mortgage for your personal and financial goal through your life stages and transitions.

Remember shopping for the lowest rate on the wrong mortgage product with will cost you tens of thousands of dollars! I have helped my clients increase their net worth value using my mortgage services.

I look forward to helping you achieve your financial goals! Call or TEXT me today at 970-213-573.


Chris “Paz” Pasquinzo Senior Mortgage Broker & Partner
Excel Financial Group

Office: (970) 232-3596 * Mobile: (970) 682-9263

123 N. College, Suite 230, Fort Collins, CO 80524

Chris “Paz” Pasquinzo is originally from Las Vegas, Nevada. He has also lived in Oregon, Hawaii, and California. Moving to Colorado was a life long dream of his that was realized in 2008. He found a solid company with Excel Financial Group.

He has a unique perspective of the business because he started as a real estate agent, and eventually transitioned into the mortgage broker role. Being in the real estate industry in three different states for over 18 years, Chris has seen a multitude of scenarios.

Communication and education is something Chris prides himself on. As a client you will know all of the details of how your particular situation fits into the market of today. He loves the challenge of fitting a loan to your specifications, not the bank’s.

Chris currently lives in Fort Collins with his wife and their black lab, Onyx.