Below are some of my favorite lenders in Tallahassee. This does not include all the great lenders in Tallahassee, so if your favorite lender is not on here – feel free to recommend them to me!
Some information on lenders – it is in your benefit to shop around for your mortgage. There are federal lending rules and sometimes banks add their own rules on top of those rules (called overlays). Since the rules can be different from bank to bank, you can find that some banks have options that other banks do not (for example, some lenders do not have renovation loans, construction loans, mobile home loans, in-house financing, etc.). I recommend that you talk to at least two to three lenders about purchasing a home and evaluate what they are offering you.
Michael has become my go-to mortgage guy when I have questions about financing. We have closed a lot of mortgages together and not once have we had to have an extension because the lender missed something. He may ask more questions than the average lender, especially up front, but when he gives you a letter, I am confident we are going to closing.
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
4832 Kerry Forest Parkway, Ste A
Tallahassee, FL 32309
Michael Forslund has been in the mortgage industry since 1995. He graduated from Florida State University and began his mortgage banking career in Atlanta, Ga. In 1998 he moved to Tallahassee where he lives with his wife and two beautiful daughters. Michael loves college football and traveling with his family.
With over 25 years in the industry, Michael has the experience in helping his customers achieve the dream of homeownership with the speed and service they deserve. His team has perfected the mortgage process to make it simple and easy from application to closing and beyond. He works jointly with his realty partners and referral sources, who entrust he and his team with assisting their customers in the home buying process. Michael enjoys attending all his closings to congratulate the new homeowners. You can read more about Michael here: www.mforslundfairway.com
Dana is one of the nicest loan officers I have ever met. Besides being super nice and very professional, Dana knows her stuff and if there is a way to get you to the closing table, she will find it. We have found her incredibly trust-worthy and she really cares about her customers!
Senior Loan Officer
Cell: (850)264-5407 (Best number to reach her)
6265 Old Water Oak Road (Suite 204)
Tallahassee, FL 32312
I have been in the mortgage industry since 1995, fulfilling many roles. I have been a processor, a team leader and finally became a mortgage loan officer in 2007.
I have been involved with MBA in Tallahassee for many years, recently serving as president for 2012/2013. I was also a Director for Mortgage Bankers Association of Florida. I was recently elected affiliate director for Tallahassee Board of realtors and named “Affiliate of the Year” for 2018. I am also a member of the “biz to biz” chapter BNI Northwest Florida and 2019/2020 Treasurer for Women’s Council of Realtors in Tallahassee.
My vision is to be the best home lender, guided by integrity, fairness, and a caring enthusiasm. You can read more about Dana here: www.movement.com/dana-cummins
When we were looking for another lender to add to our lenders page, there were so many great people in Tallahassee to choose from the decision was difficult. So, like any great Realtor, we called up our colleagues and asked them who they used so we could poach them. The decision was an easy one to make in the end and we are thrilled that Laura Jo agreed to let us put her on this page. Laura Jo is highly regarded, respected, and recommended by many Tallahassee Realtors, including us. You will be in excellent hands working with Laura Jo and Prime Meridian.
Senior Vice President, Mortgage Lending Manager
Prime Meridian Bank
1471 Timberlane Road
Tallahassee, FL 32312
Laura Jo Hewitt and Prime Meridian Bank pride themselves on providing the finest lending services to homebuyers. Tallahassee is Laura Jo’s home town and she has been a lender here since 2004. She joined Prime Meridian Bank in 2011. Laura Jo is dedicated to finding the right financing options for buyers and can help you purchase investment property in this College Town as well. Give her a call to get your pre-qualification started. Are you a Veteran? Prime Meridian Bank has a special commitment to the men and women who have served our Country.
You can reach Laura here: www.trymybank.com