Tuesday, September 25th 2018

Burt Carlson

For over 25 years I have been in the finance business one way or the other. My career started at GE Capital in the early 1980's financing machinery, telecommunications equipment, corporate aircraft and even helicopters. Since then I have worked for several major public companies financing computer systems for auto dealers, providing financing for small ticket machinery and equipment sellers and computers for the hi tech industry. In the mid 1990's I got involved in financing home improvements which led me to the mortgage origination business. I have worked for GMAC Mortgage, Centex Homes mortgage company CTX Mortgage and the KB Home/Countrywide Home Loans joint venture. My current position is Mortgage Consultant with Smart Financial Mortgage the mortgage unit of HomeSmart Real Estate the fastest growing real estate company in Arizona.

One of the ways I connect with the 1200 or so Real Estate agents assigned to me is with a weekly update. Each week the agents get my Smart Financial Weekly Mortgage & Business Update by e-mail. I also post the update on a couple of my Realtors websites the Arizona Real Estate Notebook and the Homeowners Pit Stop.  Besides mortgage origination I also counsel homeowners on loan modification and other matters related to homeownership. My professonal objective is to assist home buyers with getting the best loan as well as helping them keep their homes if they find themselves having problems. All of this keeps me updated on the latest developments in the mortgage world and anything effecting it.

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