Lana Jern - Owner / Licensed Mortgage Broker in CO and GA
As a loan originator with 25+ years of experience, I have been helping buyers with their lending needs. I have owned my own mortgage brokerage firm since 2000. I have extensive knowledge about programs for first time homebuyers, down payment assistance, tax credit programs, investment loan programs, rehab programs, and options for both purchase and refinance borrowers. I make it my personal goal to make sure my clients understand the entire process and that the product they select will make their investment a wise choice.
Originally from Virginia via Atlanta, Georgia, I moved to Denver in the mid 90’s. Since that time, I have enjoyed watching my children graduate from high school and college and now spend my time enjoying what Colorado has to offer. One of my favorite activities is country western couples dancing and sometimes I just can’t get enough of great country music! I also love to spend time with my family including my two grandsons Aiden and Harrison.
Working with my clients gives me great pleasure because I do all that I can to make sure they are happy with the choice they made for their loan. During the loan process, we strive to ensure that we meet contract deadlines and regularly communicate with all the parties in the transaction so everyone is aware of the progress of the loan. Real estate agents frequently comment on the high level of service I provide and appreciate my hands on approach.
The biggest compliment I get is the continual referrals and repeat business from past clients. It gives me a sense of personal satisfaction and joy to work with referrals and clients I have dealt with in the past and it inspires me to continue to strive to meet and exceed the expectations of everyone I work with now and in the future.
Jason Kauffman - Owner / Licensed Mortgage Broker in CO and IA
Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, I moved to Colorado in 1995 with my family. I attended Colorado State University and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. I found my way into the mortgage industry and have been originating loans for over 20 years.
Having closed close to half a billion dollars in residential loans, I have a knowledge base that spans just about every loan program available. The thing that separates me from other loan officers is that I pride myself on leveraging my experience to do a thorough analysis on the front end that leaves very little work for my borrowers later in the loan process. This tends to lead to a smoother and faster loan process.
As a professional and someone who cares about the mortgage consumer and the trajectory of mortgage industry regulation, I participate in advocacy initiatives at the local and national level. I was president of the Colorado Association of Mortgage Professionals (CoAMP) in 2015 and 2016, and I spent 5 years sitting on the board of Directors.
I spend my spare time with my wife Amber and our children. When I’m not at home with them you can usually find me fishing on one of Colorado’s many great trout streams while tossing around one of my homemade flies.
It is my goal to create a transaction that is smooth and stress free, leaving my clients thinking of me for their future mortgage needs.