A little bit about our mortgage company

Uptown Mortgage is located in Historic Lower Downtown Denver. Having operated in Colorado since 2000, we’ve worked hard to build a reputation that we are proud of. We make sure that every borrower that walks through our doors gets exceptional service. All our loan officers take very seriously the fact that purchasing a home is likely the largest purchase you will ever make. Something this important shouldn’t be left to chance. If you are looking to purchase a new home or refinance and existing home, let one of Uptown Mortgage’s professionals show you why we are the best in the business.

Mortgage Broker.

We are mortgage brokers with access to a large network of wholesale mortgage lenders. What this means for our borrowers is that they get the most competitive pricing available and a service level that is unrivaled. Being a broker gives us access to the best Conventional, FHA, VA, and USDA loan programs, as well as down payment assistance programs specific to Colorado homebuyers. At the end of the day, our primary goal is to pair you with a loan that is competitively priced and fits all of your needs.


We work with a wide range of lenders that specialize in loan programs for borrowers with different “risks”. If you’ve had a bankruptcy, if you are self-employed, or you have a low credit score, use our experience to help find a loan for you. We have products for single family properties, condos and lofts, and multi-unit investment properties. Colorado specific down payment assistance programs are available for qualified buyers as well.

Loan Experts.

You will work with one mortgage broker that will help you from the very beginning all the way through to the closing. All of our mortgage brokers have the expertise to guide you through the loan process with confidence and professionalism.

Personalized Service.

Uptown Mortgage has been operating in Denver since 2000 and we have always taken pride in the service we provide. You can meet your loan officer face to face and develop a long-standing relationship for your future purchases. Your loan officer will ensure that every aspect of your loan process goes smoothly.

Borrower Benefits

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    Our company has been operating in the Denver market since 2000. Our group of loan officers is small because we have very specific requirements when it comes to the skills and experience of the loan officers that we hire. We do this so that our borrowers can have the best possible loan experience. Each loan officer on staff has over 10 years of industry experience.

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    From start to finish our goal is to create a smooth loan process for our borrowers. Meeting deadlines and expectations is what our reputation has been built upon and is paramount to our continued success in the Denver market. When you come to Uptown Mortgage you will get five star service.

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    Uptown Mortgage is a Denver, Colorado based mortgage company. This makes us different than many other companies in that we understand the nuances of our local market and the different loan programs available to Colorado residents. We will show you why using a local Denver mortgage company is the only way to go.

Our People

Bio Lana

Lana Jern

Owner / Licensed Mortgage Broker

Bio Jasonk

Jason Kauffman

Owner / Licensed Mortgage Broker

Bio Jasonh

Jason Henkel

Licensed Mortgage Broker

Fred Bio

Fred McNab

Licensed Mortgage Broker

Bio Barb

Barb Van Horn

Licensed Mortgage Broker TX and CO

Nicole Bio

Nicole Reed

Compliance Manager / Licensed Mortgage Broker

Dustin Bio

Dustin Moffat

Loan Processor

Vanessa Bio

Vanessa Moreno Mares

Loan Setup Specialist

Ashley Bio

Ashley Lukens

Administrative Assistant

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  • P D.

    P D.

    Jason Henkel was amazing. He helped us as first-time home buyers. He explained the process, advocated for us, gave us great advice, and helped  get our mortgage approved even with new, non-salaried jobs. We cannot recommend him highly enough!
  • Tom Z.

    Tom Z.

    Jason and his "team" including Vanessa, Nicole and others were wonderful to work with.  I was very impressed that the process was so smooth all the way through closing.  Uptown Mortgage invests much time and effort on the "front end" making sue that all documents are in completely prior to submitting to the lender.  The lender had absolutely nothing to add or ask for.  

    A Company and team I highly recommend.

    Tom Z.
  • Tim B.

    Tim B.

    Jason at Uptown Mortgage got us a great loan, even though unique challenges had to be overcome.  His communication, follow-through and knowledge were exceptional, which made for a smooth process and great  result.  I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him!
  • Sarah W.

    Sarah W.

    I worked with Lana and her team to close an investment cash out refi.  She picked up the phone after hours and answered all of my questions.  We rolled through the process so fast that I closed in 24 days from our first conversation.  I am out of state but it didn't matter, they took the time to walk me through each step of the process and everything was handled online.  This was the smoothest refi I've ever completed. Highly recommend!
  • Ed C.

    Ed C.

    All I can say about Uptown Mortgage is fantastic! To start I wanted to state that I have refinanced twice over the past 5 years.
    The first company I used was very unorganized, not considerate of our time and made my wife angry enough to the point where she removed herself from the process totally except where her signature was needed. We were constantly contacting them on the status after weeks of not hearing from them. The process took over 4 months and I was getting requests for the same info and documentation that I had already provided to them previously all the way up until the day of closing. There were dozens of faxes back and forth also. Not how I expected to be doing business in this day and age. Needless to say we did not use them this time.
    I did some research and found some very positive reviews on Uptown Mortgage so we decided to give them a try and we were not disappointed. Lana and her crew were on top of everything right from the start. We provided all of the info needed once. Our refi moved through each process quickly and easily. They were reaching out to us at least once a day letting us know where we were at and where we were going. Everything was arranged to be signed thru e-signature and they even sent a very nice lady out to our house to close the loan. We literally did not have to leave our house to do anything. The entire process took just over 3 weeks from start to finish. My wife now has faith that there are companies like Uptown Mortgage out there that know what they are doing. I cannot say enough good about Uptown and would recommend them to all of my family and friends as well as anyone else looking for a mortgage or refi. A huge thanks to Lana and her crew at Uptown Mortage!
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