Clara Arango

Clara Arango - The Truth About Lending
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NMLS #: 292673
Phone: 772.341.6964

Clara has been involved with the lending industry for more than 25 years, including commercial lending in Colombia and loan origination in Bank of America. In 2003, she started her own boutique Mortgage Broker business, which she closed in 2008, after the real estate crisis, and in 2008, Clara joined a different company as a loan originator. In the meantime, after obtaining a Bachelor’s in Finance and Economics from the University of Miami (2014), she performed as the Financial Director of Fantasy Theatre Factory, a non-profit organization, for several years.

In 2015, Clara graduated with her Master of Science in International Real Estate from Florida International University and graduated with her Master of Accounting from Florida Atlantic University in August 2020. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration at Florida International University. Clara is a passionate learner. She believes that the more she knows, the better she can assist others. Clara prides herself in helping a borrower obtain the best results for their financing needs.

The Truth About Lending

Melinda Payan offers you more than twenty years of business and financial expertise in order to successfully and expeditiously negotiate your financing needs.

Our staff is comprised of a former loss mitigation underwriter, a mortgage company owner, mortgage processors, and licensed active mortgage brokers, all of whom are here for the sole purpose of assisting you and getting your loan successfully completed as quickly as possible.

In addition The Truth About Lending has access to many programs that other lenders may not. If you have had a recent bankruptcy, foreclosure or short sale and you want to purchase a house we may have financing options for you. In 2008 when the mortgage industry crashed Melinda and her family went through some difficult times when one of her children was very sick. She ended up having to short sale her own home. She knows how it feels to get a fresh start and it has become her passion to be able to help others. If you have been turned down by other lenders call The Truth About Lending we may have options for you.

Call us today at 1-888-76-TRUTH or click apply now to start the loan process.


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