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IChoose Home LoanWhen Christopher Browning purchased his first home, he remembers the tedious and time-consuming loan process. He turned to INB when the opportunity arose to refinance.

Since then, he’s purchased two more homes with INB. Curt Vance (VP, mortgage lending with INB Bloomington, NMLS #502420) and the entire INB team did all the heavy lifting, making the process painless and giving Chris more time with his family.

Browning told his story for a television commercial for INB, and it’s just one of the stories told by customers that have helped our Mortgage Department stand out among others. 

INB’s Mortgage department has expanded from three lending officers and three operations staff in Springfield in 2012 to new markets across the Midwest. From Champaign, Bloomington and Peoria to Chesterfield, Missouri, INB Mortgage is driven by solutions and strong customer relationships.

At INB, we consistently collaborate throughout the entire transaction process to provide the best service possible to our clients. From our underwriters to our loan processors, mortgage loans are a cohesive effort and fully supported by our executive team.

However, we don’t have to constantly spell out our own high-quality service and expertise – because our clients are doing the talking for us.

Service and Convenience 

A young couple had found their first home but run into an issue with our initial bank that would be supplying their mortgage. Because the property was not zoned as typical residential land, their anxiety grew as they rushed to find a lender who could issue a mortgage for the property. 

That’s when they were referred to INB Bloomington’s Mark Larsen (NMLS #638040) by their real estate agent.

“We were able to fulfill almost all of the requirements electronically, which was important since we lived over an hour away,” the Mt. Pulaski-based homeowner said. “Mark was accessible at all times of the day and was even willing to answer our questions when I would get off of my shift at 9 p.m. He really went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable with everything and made our first home buying experience a breeze.” 

Justin Gensler, VP, mortgage lending for INB Champaign (NMLS #611367) provides such outstanding service that many of his clients return for repeat loan transactions.

“This was my second experience working with Justin; I refinanced my home in 2016 that I just sold. I also purchased a new home, and Justin made the entire experience simple,” said a Mahomet-based client. “He is easy to talk with and takes the time to answer all questions. Even after I received all my documents before closing, Justin called the day before just to go over it again one more time.”

INB lenders throughout the Midwest are known for going above and beyond to make the loan process seamless for homebuyers.

Natalie Dodson (VP, mortgage lending, NMLS #574151) took the time to meet with me in person and even came to a different bank location that was closer to me to meet,” noted Natalie’s client in Springfield. “Throughout the entire process, she was always quick and timely with responses to any and all questions that I had.”


One of Stacy Borho’s clients was engaged in a unique incentive program from the seller, which required extra time to complete the loan process. Stacy, NMLS #689948, operates from INB Peoria.

“She was patient in providing me multiple loan options per my request, which I know took extra time and consultation. She even made a special trip to our home, when we couldn't get to her office, to secure our signatures due to last-minute requirements from our relocation company before closing,” the Edwards-based homeowner said. “With every situation, Stacy was friendly, patient, understanding, consultative and extremely willing to help.”

David Nelson, mortgage lender for INB Champaign (NMLS #1718338), was commended for keeping recent customers informed through each step of the process.

“As a first-time homebuyer, I was unsure of the process for purchasing a home. David was there every part of the way, always letting us know next steps and quickly responding to all emails,” David’s client noted. “The process was smooth and easy. I truly felt he cared about us especially when he called to let us know when interest rates dropped and that now would be a good time to lock in rates.” 

Another client shared about his positive experience with INB Peoria’s John Lofgren (NMLS #461250): “The timeframe for closing was only four weeks, but John was able to expedite the mortgage approval process, and we were able to close on the property on time. I’m very happy with his professionalism, his attention to detail and how smoothly the whole process went.”

With INB’s professionalism, our mortgage clients are able to move into their dream homes after a convenient loan process, thanks to our expert lending team!

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