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About Starboard Financial
Starboard Financial is committed to client trust and satisfaction through every stage of the loan process. We are a full service lender offering products to meet all home financing needs. We embrace a unique loan process enabling us to close loans in as little as 10 days. Our philosophy is simple; Underwrite first – Close fast!
Experience Mortgage Lending – The Right Way – with Starboard Financial.
Now may be the perfect time for you to consider a refinance! Take advantage of this low rate market while it is still available. You may be able to lower your monthly payments or reduce the time it takes to pay off your loan. Turning your home’s equity into cash may also be an option for you…learn more
Ready to take your casual house hunting to the next level? Locating the appropriate mortgage for your needs is just as important as finding the perfect dwelling. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, shopping for extra square footage or bedrooms, or downsizing due to changes in your lifestyle, Starboard Financial has a wide range of products to fit any situation…learn more
A Reverse Mortgage, also known as a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), is a unique lifestyle product that offers seniors access to the established equity in their home without having to leave their residence. As long as the borrower maintains the home and pays their property taxes and insurance, the borrower will make zero payments for the rest of their life…learn more
Our Client Testimonials
“My wife and I purchased our first home and I have nothing but great things to say about Starboard. Our lender Jim was awesome! He walked us through every step and made all of the confusing details easy for us to understand. Thanks so much!”
– Tony W.
Queen Creek, AZ
I recently worked with Starboard Financial to purchase my first home and I was so pleased with how comfortable they made me throughout the entire Process. My Credit was not the best but they worked with me to find the best rate available and locked it in. I just moved into my first house with my wife and kids last week and will be sure to recommend the professionals at Starboard Financial to all of my friends and family.
I recently purchased my first home using Starboard Financial as my lender. They made the process clear and easy. The communication between me and my mortgage consultant was great. He was quick to respond and always offered the clarification I needed. The online portal for signing documents contributed to the ease of the process. I signed everything and uploaded it to the site without ever leaving the comfort of my own home. I would definitely use Starboard Financial in the future and I always recommend them to people I know.
Starboard Financial was a pleasure to finance our home purchase with. They were professional at all times and their communication exceeded expectations. The kept their word in getting the loan completed on time.
Lowell and Rita E.
Thank you so much for making our mortgage go so smoothly and quickly. I can’t believe that from the day we found the house and applied for the mortgage to the day we moved in was three weeks. We’ve bought and sold quite a few houses and it’s never been that easy and fast.
We’ll be in touch soon to talk about refinancing and if anyone asks for a referral for a mortgage, we’ll send them right to you.
Nick and Nancy V.
Thank you again SO SO MUCH. Between you and the (Starboard) team there, and (my realtor), this process has not been as big of a headache as I thought. I really do appreciate everything. I know it is your job and all, but every time I talked with you or anyone at Starboard, I honestly felt like each person took a personal interest in me. That is a big deal to me. Also on a side note for you, I did recommend you by name to my boss. He told me he is either in the market for a house or will be soon. I told him you are very easy to work with and I will sing your praises and that of Starboard to anyone else I know.
Hanover Park, IL
Loan Officer | NMLS 552578
Carolyn Litton is a senior loan officer with Starboard Financial. She has been in the mortgage business for over 10 years. Her knowledge and experience has earned her the ability to have pre-approval authority for the loan programs that Starboard Financial has to offer. Carolyn is proficient when it comes to mortgage knowledge and provides superb customer service. She is a top producing loan officer in the company, and multiple time recipient of Chicago Magazine’s 5 Star Professional Award.
Vice President | NMLS 324758
Jim has over 20 years of residential lending and consumer finance experience. There are not many financing situations that Jim has yet to encounter. He prides himself in his expertise in custom construction and lot financing and maintains strong alliances with several top custom and production builders in Arizona. First-time home buyer preparation and credit review are some of his other specialties. Jim is a graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management.
Sara Blodgett Waggoner
Loan Officer | NMLS 973193
Sara has always been drawn to industries of customer service and has found her true niche as a loan originator. Trust is Sara’s main motivator. The more she is trusted, the more she is driven to serve. She works tirelessly to make the process as worry-free as possible. Sara loves her job because it provides her with the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives. Sara specializes in residential lending on all mainstream products, tailored program options, and niche product portfolio lending. She holds state licensing in Arizona, Texas, Washington, and Idaho.
Community News & Information
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Buying a home not only affects your bank account, but it can also affect filing your taxes. There are several tax deductions that might be available once you have a home mortgage. Check out some of the best ways to save money on your taxes. Mortgage Interest and...read more
Are words like preapproval and prequalification being tossed at you now that you’re looking to buy a home? Do you know the difference between the two? Is there a difference? Buying a home is a major life decision and for some, it can be stressful and intimidating. At...read more
Contact Us today if you would like to discuss the purchase process further or if you have any inquiries about our product offerings. If you do not have any questions and are ready to submit your information for a loan decision, please Apply Now.
Thank you for letting Starboard Financial show you -The Right Way- in mortgage lending!