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In over 40 years of working hard to satisfy my clients, I have had the opportunity to work with some amazing people!

Here are just a few comments from a few of them about our experiences of working together.

Mark Washburn and Utah Mortgage are experts in their industry and in their mission of helping individuals acquire financing for their new home.

Our experience with Mark was nothing but exceptional. We built with a builder who took 15 months to finish our home, five months later than promised. Our time with Mark was a long road but he made it much better than it would have been otherwise.

One of the incentives from our builder was to pay closing costs. In our case, this was around $15,000. After reviewing our options and before we really knew what Mark could do for us, we chose to pursue our financing with Mark. Here are a few things Mark did for us:

  • We closed with a 4.75% rate at a time when rates were touching 6.5%
  • Allow my wife to successfully go from full time to part time, one of the big no no’s when trying to close a mortgage
  • Allow me to pursue a business venture which made big changes with our finances
  • With a couple complicated items in our finances/income, he got creative and made things work for everyone
  • Closed on time

Needless to say, Mark and his team did an amazing job getting us into our new home. His communication was borderline excessive, which in my experience was amazing compared to other lenders who only communicate when requested to. Even the team of our home builder commented on Mark’s service and proactivity.

Nobody could go wrong in choosing him for their financing needs. As a real estate agent myself, and as a new home buyer, I recommend Mark above all.

Kaden Cole


Mark Washburn was our angel!  He is a very genuine, sincere person who cares about you as if you are family.  We had complex financials, but we had been pre-approved by a builder’s preferred lender before we started the building process.  When the house was complete and it was time for the loan to close – it didn’t happen!  That’s when we found Mark.  We had a custom home that needed a custom loan!  He and his team, with an in-house underwriter, took the time to understand and process all of our unique financials.  They had the attitude of “How can we get this done?”  Rather than, “Nope, you don’t fit the easy loan mold.”  Many thanks to all from his company who helped make it happen.  We’re so happy in our new home.

Reed, Cam and Fam

Mark Washburn:

Thank you for all your help.  The way you anticipated possible problems or questions and found solutions for them before they occurred made a scary situation very workable.  We hadn’t bought a home for nearly 40 years and were not knowledgeable about all the procedures involved.  You answered all our questions so that we understood what we needed to do.  You found programs so that I could sell my old house quickly without upsetting my new mortgage.  You then arranged a way to bring down my payment without having to refinance my new loan saving me thousands of dollars and lots of time and stress.  We’ve given your name to several of our friends as a resource for their mortgage needs.

Thanks again,

Kevin and Judith

If you are looking at buying a home in Utah, I would highly recommend that you work with Mark Washburn at Utah Mortgage/”Utah Home Owner Benefits” and his team of professionals.  We finished relocating from Iowa to Utah and closed our loan with him in January of 2019.  Mark helped us with every step of the process.  He gave us suggestions on how to sell our Iowa home more quickly and also followed the progress of our new home being built from beginning to end!  He communicated with us so that we never had to worry about what was happening!  Mark and his team went the extra mile to ensure that our loan was done before our deadlines, and he closed our loan exactly on time without any suprises.  He worked with all the parties involved including our agent, our company relocating department, the title companies, and the builder to make sure everything turned out perfectly in the end!  It scares us to think how things would have turned out without his help!!  You will be happily surprised at the amount of work he will do to make sure you are satisfied in the end!  We will recommend him to everyone we know who needs help with loans or homes in any way!

M & A Roberts

Dear Mark,

Thank you so very much for all you did to make it possible for the kids to buy their house! The process was smooth, easy and very fast! They got a great deal and are thrilled to be in a home.

Eric & Elaine


Thank you so much for  all you did for us throughout this entire process. I don’t know if we could possibly feel more positive about our experience working with you and Eric. You both always made us feel reassured and informed with what was going on. We are so excited about our new home and so happy to be moved in time for the holidays.

We will always keep you both in mind when anyone needs any recommendations for who to contact when moving, etc. You all are both fantastic and we are grateful to have met you both through this process.

Julia S.


You exceeded our expectations throughout this whole process start to finish. You helped in areas you were not responsible for. I will recommend anyone I know to you for lending! I loved that I didn’t get any surprises along the way. You were always straightforward and informative. Thanks for making the lending /funding part of our building /buying experience very easy.

Amanda Collett

Hi Mark,

I went through you when I bought my first home three years ago. I must say you were the most positive aspect of that first purchase.

Cody King


Thank you so much for helping us get into our first house! We cannot thank you enough for all the extra time you spent especially there at the end. It was truly a pleasure working with you and we would happily recommend you to anyone!

Thanks again!

Paul & April

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