About Our Company

What makes us different?

Most people don’t fully appreciate a smooth home loan experience until they have had a bad experience. We’ve spent decades refining our operational processes, vetting lenders, testing new mortgage technology, and closing loans – all in an effort to provide the best experience to the borrower possible.

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Mortgage Brokers

We work with a portfolio of lenders to find the right home for your loan.

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Expert Originators

Often the difference between getting a home or not

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More Loan Options

Access all of the loan types that can help you into your new home

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Competitive Rates

Shopping with over 25 lenders ensures that you will get the best rate

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Personalized Service

You will work directly with your Loan Originator. No go-betweens.

Our company’s journey

Over 20 years ago Uptown Mortgage was founded by Lana Jern out of the living room of her home in the Uptown district in Denver, CO. Her background had been in processing mortgages for other loan originators and she believed that she could structure a better loan experience for homebuyers. Driven by her strong entrepreneurial spirit and soft-spoken leadership style she began building the framework of one of the top mortgage brokerages in Colorado.

Since then, we have helped thousands of our clients become homeowners. Our headquarters is now located in Lower Downtown Denver (LoDo). The company has also grown in size and reach, with a staff of licensed originators that are able to assist homebuyers in states other than Colorado.

Our mission of creating an exceptional home loan experience for every borrower that walks through our doors is as fundamental to our success now as it was back then.

We achieve this primarily through the service we provide. You will work directly with your mortgage professional and their processor to get your loan to the finish line.

As proud Mortgage Brokers, we’ve built our success on the relationships we’ve developed over 20 years with a network of wholesale lenders. This network allows us to provide our clients with exceptional service and competitive rates. It also allows us to find the right lender for more challenging loan situations or property types.

Because the origin of our company was rooted in the operations side of the mortgage industry, our processes and technology are second to none. The people who work for us and the systems we’ve built with them are what drive our success and borrower experience. Our licensed mortgage professionals are the best in the business. Figuring out difficult loans is what we do.

Purchasing or refinancing a home is a big deal, and you should be thoughtful about who you choose to work with. Since 2000, we’ve been successfully helping people navigate the home loan process. Reach out to us today and let one of our professionals help guide you on your mortgage journey.

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Lana Jern
Owner / MLO

Read about our borrower loan experiences

The care and customer service provided by Lana and the entire Uptown team is like nothing I have experienced before when buying a home. You are part of the family and any questions/concerns are addressed immediately, making for a smooth, confident transaction. Highly recommend.
I was searching for a home to purchase and selected Uptown MTG because of their great reviews. I was lucky enough to have broker Jason Kauffman on my side.Throughout the process (about 10 months) Jason went above and beyond to help me through the great fun of obtaining loan funding.Jason would help me with pre-approvals and estimates, with an almost immediate response about 99.9 percent of the time. I highly recommend Jason and Uptown. A shout out to all @ Uptown... Thank you.Jeff Martin
I absolutely love using uptown mortgage! Barb, Nicole, Erika, and the whole team are amazing. Thank you for making our home purchase/sale process as easy as...
Shout out to Barb from Uptown Mortgage for helping us with our first home purchase. Barb went above and beyond to make our first experience a wonderful one....
My fiance and I couldn't be happier that we got the opportunity to work with Barb Van Horn on our very first home purchase! Barb is so kind and wonderful to...
This is our second time using Lana and Uptown Mortgage and have nothing but positive things to say about them! In this crazy market, they were willing to work at all hours to help us out in as many offers as we could to ensure we found a new home. They just go above and beyond when it comes to communication and speedy response times. If you are looking for knowledgeable experts to get you the best rate, Uptown Mortgage makes it simple and easy. I automatically recommended them to anyone who is even thinking about buying a home or looking to get pre-approved.
Jason Henkel and the Uptown Mortgage team went above and beyond expectations to help me close on my first primary residence! I started by trying to contact banks and lenders on my own, but after talking to Jason he was able to get me better rates and close faster than I would have been able to do on my own. Uptown Mortgage makes the whole process easy and transparent! Will be recommending them to family and friends!
As a first time home buyer, the process is daunting. Lana understands this, and is delightfully patient. Not only did she handle everything except the...
Jason (and team) were such a wonderful find. We were so lucky to have found and worked with Uptown Mortgage for our first home purchase. They were incredibly responsive and explained everything patiently as we were learning the entire process. We really felt Jason listened to us and found the best options and rates for our situation which was so appreciated. We would highly recommend Uptown Mortgage to anyone!
Jason Henkel from Uptown Mortgage was recommended to my by a colleague of mine because he said his experience with Uptown Mortgage was amazing. Being that it was my first time buying a home we were very unsure about a lot of the things that were going to happen. Jason was there step by step through the process and made it very enjoyable. He responded in a timely manner to all of our questions throughout the process, and when we go to upgrade to a new home we will definitely be working with Jason again.
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Uptown Mortgage Headquarters
1350 Lawrence St. Suite 100
Denver CO, 80204

(303) 839-5262