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Local home loan experts Derrick Strauss and Wes Tool to manage branch for fast-growing mortgage lender

March 26, 2018 — Denver, Colorado Planet Home Lending, LLC, a national residential mortgage lender, has opened its first retail-lending branch in Denver, Colorado.  The branch will serve the needs of individuals in the area looking to buy or refinance a home. It will be managed by mortgage industry veterans Derrick Strauss (NMLS ID#294753) and Wes Tool (NMLS ID#24210). The two have nearly 40 years of combined mortgage experience.

“I expect the Denver community will be very pleased to have access to Planet Home Lending, as the company offers the loans homeowners here need,” Strauss said. “Planet Home Lending offers everything from low down-payment FHA and USDA mortgages for first-time homebuyers right up to million-dollar home loans with no mortgage insurance for move-up buyers.  We also have a lot of experience working with armed services members who want to take advantage of their VA home loan benefits.”

Planet Home Lending offers competitive rates and fees on home loans to borrowers who fall outside the standard credit box. “We now have home loans and refinance loans for self-employed people, business owners, retirees, real estate investors, and those who’ve suffered bankruptcy or foreclosure,” Tool said.

“Strauss and Tool are the perfect industry experts to manage Planet Home Lending’s expansion into Denver,” said Mike Lee, Planet Home Lending’s senior vice president of national production. “They’re a dynamic team known for delivering value to homeowners.”
The Denver branch will also include loan officers Daniel Brennan (NMLS #558900), Fabbiana Progar (NMLS ID#1611684), and Joshua Saenz (NMLS ID#1518029), aided by loan officer assistants Darlene Zbanek (NMLS ID#695674) and Jaren Thomas (NMLS ID#518500).


About Planet Home Lending, LLC
Founded in 2007, Planet Home Lending is a privately held, national residential mortgage lender with multiple business channels uniquely positioned to provide competitive products and services. The company is an approved originator and servicer for FHA, VA, and USDA as well as a Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae Seller/Servicer, and a full Ginnie Mae Issuer and approved sub-servicer. For more information about Planet Home Lending, please visit