I was born and raised in De Pere, WI. I have been in the mortgage business since 2009. Prior to this, I graduated with a Masters degree in Emergency and Disaster Management, and served 9 years in the military with the 432nd Civil Affairs Battalion out of Green Bay, WI. I have thoroughly enjoyed working in the mortgage industry as it provides a rewarding experience to assist clients in making one of the largest investments of their lives. In addition, I continue to work with many, many Veterans in both Wisconsin and Michigan as they use their VA benefits when obtaining a home loan.
One of the special programs I am affiliated with is the Homes for Heroes program. This program is our way to say thank you to those that have served or continue to serve the community. This includes active/retired police officers, fire fighters, military, teachers, and health care workers. I offer discounted lender fees on both purchases and refinances.
In addition, I work closely with a Homes for Heroes realtor affiliate, who gives back a 25% closing credit of her earned gross commission. Our mission is to “provide extraordinary savings to local Heroes who provide extraordinary services to our community every day.”
There are many mortgage options out there, and every situation is unique. I take the time to analyze which one is the best and to educate each borrower thoroughly. I can assist with any of the following products:
· Conventional Mortgages
· Federal VA
· Jumbo Loans
· Construction Loans
Whether you are looking to buy a new home, or simply wish to refinance your existing mortgage, I am ready, willing, and able to assist you every step of the way. If you are looking for experience, knowledge, dedication, and an honest approach then please give me a call!
Specialties Include: Residential Home Purchases & Refinances, VA Loans
“Kristy recently helped us secure a construction loan to build our dream home. She is a consummate professional and exceeded our expectations in every way to meet our needs. She promptly returned our phone calls/emails answering all of our question in a timely manner, many times after hours if needed. We were so happy with our experience working with her that we’re going back to her for our final mortgage once our house is built. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a mortgage who wants an expert in the mortgage services field to find the right mortgage at the best rates possible.”
"Now that I have worked with Kristy Van Lanen and Cornerstone Mortgage I cannot imagine going anywhere else. My wife and I purchased our first home and recently refinanced with Kristy and she was so helpful, taking the extra time to explain the process and answer our questions. On top of it all, Kristy went out of her way to help me (as a veteran) receive home purchasing benefits and navigate the VA Loan process which can be extensive. The best way to describe the whole process is comforting. I could call Kristy any time and ask a question or get clarification. She is extremely knowledgeable, experienced, personable and easy to work with. Our experience with Kristy Van Lanen and Cornerstone Mortgage was spectacular. We have recommended our family and friends there, specifically to her, and will continue to!"
"Kristy Van Lanen is everything I expected and more. You will not find a more pleasant person to work with. She has a wonderful personality, a willingness and ability to carefully listen, the ability to communicate clearly, and a real desire to serve her client. She is always prepared. And when faced with a last minute curve ball, that could have derailed our home purchase, she managed to come up with a solution that satisfied all parties. Our home purchase was a wonderful experience and it was due in large part to Kristy's participation in the process. Give her a call."
"Our family began working with Kristy Van Lanen two years ago. She was a dream! Kristy knew the ins and outs of the mortgage industry which helped navigate through individually complicated legal paperwork to get the best rate available. Recently, Kristy notified us of a change which benefited our mortgage. She was able to meet with me well after normal business hours and we now enjoy a lower monthly mortgage. She is a dedicated broker who is always looking out for her customers best interests. I always recommend her to my friends and my family. I trust her knowledge and judgment; I will continue to rely on her for our future endeavors!"