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Finance1 LLC 5 out of 5 based on 8 ratings. 8 user reviews.
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We were referred to Steve for advice after having some problems with a different institution. We'd been working with them for a month, and had just been told it would take another month to sort things out. Not only was Steve able to provide us with advice, but within days he was able to complete our application! He worked with us to make things so easy that in two months we were moving into our first home – just in time for my birthday. He kept in constant contact and was always willing to answer questions. I've happily passed his name on to others, and we will definitely use Finance 1 again.

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“We had a great experience with Randy. He was very “fatherly” to us as first time home buyers–wanted to make sure we got the best deal and understood everything. We will continue to work with Randy in the future.” – Mattisen Moss

I worked with Randy Forest to get my VA home loan this last summer (2017) and he was great! He went above and beyond many times, even referring me to a place that gave me the lowest quote for home insurance and helping us with other small tasks. Thanks for all of your help in getting us our beautiful home! – Charlotte Hunt

“I chose to work with Randy Forest based on my excellent realtor’s recommendation. As a first time home buyer, I was adjusting from being a renter to being an owner. There were so many questions about financing I didn’t know how to ask. Randy was professional, patient, and speedy in responding. Even though my closing and moving have passed, he is still available to answer questions that may arise. And he helped me to secure a great interest rate. I greatly appreciate his reliability.” – Kaylene Powell

Randy walked us through buying a vacation home; we had not applied for a mortgage in 26 years! The process has really changed and he was very patient with two people that are not computer literate, many thanks for all of the good advice and great help! – Debra Hebrew

“Randy Forest was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. He made the process of buying a home very smooth. I definitely give him and Finance 1 my strongest recommendation.” – Nate Hunt

Randy Forest and Finance 1 were amazing to work with! As we looked for our forever home; Randy was helpful, knowledgeable and patient as we spent months looking at many homes and asking for many numbers. When we finally found the right home, Randy was quick with responses and always had our best interests in mind. We highly recommend Randy and Finance 1! – Chris Shives

“I was recommended to Finance 1 through a friend and I am so glad I contacted them. Randy made filling out paperwork so easy, and explained every process! I would absolutely use them again in the future!” – Kaci Croxell

Randy at Finance 1 was very helpful in getting me into my mortgage, I would highly recommend doing business with him again! – Brad Lucas

“Randy, we can’t thank you enough for all you assistance on helping us obtain a mortgage for our home in Omaha. You made it so easy and you thought of everything, keeping us on track and making sure we completed all the paperwork in a timely manner.  You got us a really great rate as well! Thanks again for all your help. We will be happy to recommend you and your firm to all our friends and clients who are in need of mortgages.” – Bruce Frasier, AIA

I had a wonderful experience working with Randy.  No question big or small went unanswered and the questions were explained in a way I could understand.  He was always available for questions.  The day I put in the offer it was after hours and he was still hard at work for me to get me the maximum amount in my budget so I could win the bidding.  He walked me through all the tons of paperwork that comes with buying a house.  The coolest part was he drove to Lincoln to my closing at the title company to answer any questions I might have had going through all the paperwork and signatures.  The assistance with the process doesn’t stop at closing either, he is committed to answering any questions I’ve had after I closed.  You won’t find anyone better than Randy to help guide you through a complicated and stressful but exciting experience of buying a home! – Angela A.

“I had the pleasure of working with Randy Forest in the purchase of our new home. The man is personable, professional. and patient. As we used to say in the Navy, he is top shelf, no dust. There were many swells in this voyage, but Randy was always there to help us weather the storm. Bottom line, he helped us and looked out for our best interest. I would recommend Finance1 to friends and family. Family that used Finance1 recommended Randy to us because they were so pleased with the service and results.” – Michael Lietz

Randy took a complicated process and made it relatively easy. Having him to deal with the complexities was a huge help. – John W.

“Randy was a wonder to work with, his attention to detail & his communication with us throughout our home buying purchase was above measure.  He was patient, kind, and so knowledgeable.  I would recommend Randy and his team to anyone interested in home buying.  He definitely was the main reason our home buying experience was as good as it was!  Thank you Randy!” – Matt & Angela Lippert

Steve and Randy were extremely knowledgeable about market trends and interest rate fluctuations. They were also very personable and took a genuine interest in us as clients. They still send me a birthday card every year! Thank you! – Nevada S.

“Steve Hanson is a truly special person who cares about the people he is working with.  He went above and beyond with helping me refinance my home and stuck with me throughout the process.  This is the second time I have worked with him and he is amazing, is workable, and is always there for me no matter when I call. Steve is always up front an honest with my questions and his answers.  I felt very comfortable having Steve handle everything and would not hesitate to use him in future. I will definitely recommend him to people.” – Josiah Schoepke

I had the pleasure of working with Randy Forest in buying my first home using the VA home loan. Not only did Randy know every single detail in the mortgage business, he took the stress out of buying a home. Randy took care of everything with the loan while I focused on choosing what colors to paint! Randy made the whole process simple and we ended up closing over a week early thanks to his expertise! I am so thankful to have had Randy and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or refinance their home. Thanks again Randy! – Mitchell Sanford

“We were referred to Steve for advice after having some problems with a different institution. We’d been working with them for a month, and had just been told it would take another month to sort things out. Not only was Steve able to provide us with advice, but within days he was able to complete our application! He worked with us to make things so easy that in two months we were moving into our first home – just in time for my birthday. He kept in constant contact and was always willing to answer questions. I’ve happily passed his name on to others, and we will definitely use Finance 1 again.” – Krystin Mavity

As first time home buyers my wife and I were nervous about the process. Randy was more than willing to answer any questions we had and showed amazing patience and understanding. He treated us like family and made us feel more at ease with each step. We are more than impressed with the personalized service we received and have absolutely no problem recommending Randy and Finance 1 to friends and family. – Todd Dawson

“My wife and I had the pleasure of Randy Forest handling our home loan financing. He was courteous and responsive at all times, a true professional. He made everything easy for us by maintaining a constant stream of communication, providing us with clear and concise instructions as to his needs so that we could expedite the process as needed. Randy is extremely knowledgeable and caring, he even hugged us when we finalized our purchase. You just don’t see that level of service and support anymore. Thank you Randy for all that you do!” – William and Sheri Pierce

Randy was great to work with! He is the first person that I will contact for my home financing. I will also pass on his information onto anyone that in the market for a home loan. – Rashad D.

“I am so glad that I was referred by a friend to use Randy Forest and Finance 1 to help me with purchasing my first house. I did not have any prior knowledge of the home-buying process, and Randy was very informative and knowledgeable throughout the whole process. He was able to get me approved above and beyond what I thought I would be approved for. In addition, he was able to get me a very low interest rate. Randy was very friendly and helpful, and I would gladly recommend him to anyone who is looking to purchase a home..” – Kathleen Brown

Everything went great with Steve.  He made our transaction go very smoothly.  Thanks so much for the time and effort you put into our loan and thanks for keeping me calm when the other side of the transaction seemed to fall apart at times.  I have always enjoyed working with you and once again you did a great job. – Julie Barnes

“We’ve known Steve for years and he is a very professional, knowledgeable, and trustworthy mortgage loan officer.  The best part during our refinance was the great communication on our loan process.  We always knew what was going on and what was expected from us especially during underwriting.  We highly recommend Steve and would definitely use his services again.” – The Schonberner’s

I have worked with Steve Hanson at Finance 1 for several years. I know when I refer my clients to him, they are receiving top notch service. Steve knows the mortgage business from top to bottom and always helps my clients find the best fit for their needs. His experience and knowledge are always appreciated and communication is consistent. When I work with Steve, I know that the transaction is in good hands, closing happens on schedule and anything unexpected is handled timely and professionally. Being a REALTOR, I have to know that I can count on the mortgage lender to make the sale a success. Steve is always my first stop when referring clients, friends and other real estate professionals. Steve even handled my mortgage 2 years ago, my husband and I could not have been happier. – Crystal Archer

“Awesome guys! Very caring, compassionate, and professional. They are always willing to answer any question any time. They made buying our first home easy and fun.” – Tara Ketteler

I was referred to Finance 1 by my agent. I was absolutely amazed at the professionalism, and personal touch that Randy provided from day 1. It is very rare find in the technology driven world we live in today. Thanks for helping me restart my life! – Roger Elliot Jr.

“The guys are Finance1 are professional, informative and really take the time to make sure you understand your loan situation, and also how they can help. You are fully aware of your closing numbers before your closing date with the thoroughness of these loan professionals. I would recommend Finance1 to anyone that is looking for a loan to purchase a home or to refinance for whatever reason. Nothing negative to say about these guys.” – M.J. Thiel

By far Randy has some of the best customer service we’ve come across for a long time! Randy was extremely professional, diligent and thorough while dealing with our loan! Randy made the process painless and easy with his involvement! – The Wilson’s

“I have known Steve and Randy for several years now and sent numerous clients to them. They are very sincere, knowledgable, and work hard to get the best rate for customers. To make your financing easy and competitive call them first and avoid the hassle!” – James Devine

We have gone to Randy for three home mortgages and two refinances and couldn’t have been more pleased with the service and outcome each time! Randy’s communication, work ethic, and knowledge exceeded our expectation. Randy is a man of integrity and certainly has earned our trust with our personal finances! Thank you, Randy! – Rony Ortega

“We recently worked with Randy Forest at Finance 1 to refinance our home. Randy was friendly and professional at the same time. He was quite thorough and efficient in dealing with the various avenues required to get this done in a very timely manner for us. We have refinanced before a few times and this was the best experience we have ever had in getting the job done well and quickly. We are happy to highly recommend Randy to anyone who needs this service.” – John & Sharon Towne

We have financed/refinanced our mortgage 3 times with Randy. Our real estate agent recommended him and he surpassed our expectations. We have found him to be honest, knowledgeable, and responsive. He also assisted me with a couple of my questions long after the mortgage set up was complete, alleviating my concerns. Additionally, Randy helped us find another financial services professional. He provided several possible contacts and our recent experience with the selected referral was also exceptional. We highly recommend Randy Forest and Finance 1 for your mortgage financial needs. You will have an excellent experience. We have already referred friends and family to him. – Debbie Maynor

“If you are looking for a caring, experienced, and knowledgeable mortgage broker who consistently goes above and beyond to do the best job possible for their clients, then you’ve come to the right place. Randy Forest and Steve Hanson of Finance 1 are not your average, every day, mortgage broker. I first worked with Randy and Steve in about 2001 when I re-financed my home. I have worked with them three times since and have been just as impressed each time as my first experience with them. That tells me a lot because it would be easy to take repeat customers for granted and not give them 110%, knowing that they are not going to look elsewhere. The kicker is that I have referred many of my friends to them over the years and each one of them gave me rave reviews on how Steve and Randy gave them great advice and were wonderful to work with on their mortgage. However, many times they didn’t even end up doing business with them because the time just wasn’t right yet. Once the time was right though, they knew who to get in touch with. Give Steve and Randy a call, I guarantee that you will not be disappointed!” –
Ron Randall

Several years ago we had the privilege of refinancing our home through Finance 1. We worked directly with Randy Forest . He was very courteous and helpful and a pleasure to work with. It had the feel of a team working together on our behalf. We continue to receive notes on special events and it is a great reminder of the joy we had working with them. We highly recommend them to our friends or anybody wanting personal and professional service! -The White Family

“We refinanced our home with Randy in summer of 2012. This was the 5th home refinance I have done in my lifetime and I have to say Randy was the best to work with and this was the best experience out of all of them. I would highly recommend Randy. Great guy to work with.” – The James’

From the first day we applied for our loan until the day we closed on our new home, we appreciated the hard work and professionalism that was shown to us. We felt that Randy Forest worked very hard to find us the lowest rate and made the process very simple.We highly recommend Finance 1! – Mike & Amy Raes

“I have worked with Randy on two occasions when buying and selling my home. He was a dream to work with and there were never any surprises at closing! I would highly recommend him to anyone that wants to be sure all your closing needs are met.” – Joni Poutre



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