My wife and I recently bought a new house. Our representative at the mortgage company was Caren. There was a mountain of information to go through, but Caren explained everything in language that we could understand. Whatever Caren said she would do, she did. That won my confidence in her. Caren is a genuinely nice person, and she has an infectious laugh and smile. She made buying a house fun!
– Gary & Patricia C.


Caren Hildinger has been our loan officer for two new home purchases. It is true that without the support of Caren, there would not have been a first house, let alone a second. My husband and I, for the first home purchase, were a young couple just starting out with two small children under the age of three and a small credit history. Caren met with us about our options and helped to simplify the home buying process. Caren said that she had a great feeling about us, and served as an ally for us to get into our first home. We will forever be grateful for her support. We lived in our first home for nine years. When we decided to sell our first home and upgrade, we did not hesitate to call Caren. She again worked diligently to get us into the home of our dreams. She did an incredible job with paying attention to detail and making sure that we were a complete part of the home buying process. She prepared us for closing so that there were no surprises. Caren’s smile is contagious and infectious, and for each new home purchase, she has put us at ease with the complete home buying process. Caren has always been and always will be a stepping stone and a gift from God to us. Caren is not only an amazing person but someone my husband and I consider a true friend and ally for us. We will continue to recommend her services to everyone we speak to. She will be who we call for our next home purchase without a doubt!
– Jeremy & Brandi K.


The service and personal attention my family and I received from Caren Hildinger was exceptional and beyond what we were expecting! Her knowledge of the local and national market and her commitment in finding us the best rate helped us in our search for our dream home. As first time home-buyers, everything was new and very confusing to us, and the most important thing we wanted was something we could trust to give us the best advice. She held our hands for each step of the way and never let go! She went extra miles for us. After patiently going through every figure and explaining what each payment was for, she made sure we were comfortable and sure of our decisions. She was kind, patient, and answered all questions in a friendly way. I still remember that feeling of everyone else telling me “NO!” and turning me down for my credit. When I met Caren, my life changed. She believed in me since day one. She cheered me on, guided me to the right people to fix my credit, and was there every step of the way. After 4 years of fixing my credit, I was finally ready to take this big step and she made it an amazing experience! She was there for us every step of the way. If I had to do this all over again, I would go the same route with no doubt! I’m glad we chose her services and would recommend her to anyone buying a home. A good loan officer doesn’t disappear once the closing papers are signed. Thank you for your services and for being such a down to earth person.
– Rosie, Rafa, Mayeli, Dominick & Trinity (our fur baby) C.


Out of all of the people I encountered during the home-buying process, Caren Hildinger was by far the most knowledgeable and the most helpful. In addition to being able to quickly and accurately answer every question that I had about financing, she was also my go-to contact for all of the questions I had as a first-time homebuyer. Friendly and responsive, Caren is one of those rare people in life who is truly excellent at her job. I would recommend her to all potential home buyers.
– Jeremy B.


Caren is my personal mortgage loan officer. It’s always refreshing to work with someone who leads you through a process with confidence and integrity. Working in the industry, I also work alongside Caren. She lives the goal ‘we are all in it together; and together, we can make it happen’. There is always an uplifting energy with that kind of goal. Therefore, making it a pleasure to work with Caren.
– Claire H.


Caren Hildinger, and the wonderful associates at Fairway Independent Mortgage made the process of buying my very first home, painless and as stress free as possible for this retired army veteran. She walked me through each and every step, explaining (sometimes more than once) all the particulars and details that come along with buying a home. In my case, we were in a time crunch because I was planning on proposing to my soon to be wife on the day after we closed on the house. This required multiple phone calls and lots of expert coordination from the staff at Fairway. Thanks to Caren’s expertise, persistence and diligence, I was able to close on my home and pull off a surprise proposal all within 24 hours of each other. In fact, Caren actually helped coordinate, with the help of our amazing realtor and our families, the surprise proposal in my new house without my fiancé every suspecting anything except that she was looking at a house for sale. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Caren Hildinger and the staff at Fairway Independent Mortgage. They helped make all my dreams come true and I will be forever grateful for all their help and support.
– Daniel A.


Caren has helped us through the purchase of three homes. Each transaction has been a pleasant experience. She is friendly, helpful, and always three steps ahead to identify any potential obstacle in the process. Her smile always put me at ease, and instilled confidence as a buyer. I appreciate her personal and professional approach.
– Mickey K.