Planet Home Lending Opens Branch in Las Vegas

Expanding lender has home loans tailored to the city’s unique population


LAS VEGAS, Nov. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Planet Home Lending, LLC has opened a new branch in Las Vegas at 9130 W. Russell Rd.

“Planet Home Lending is a great fit for Las Vegas because the company understands the way people in Las Vegas make money is a little different,” said Planet Regional Vice President Ed Kami (NMLS #288587). “The local economy includes a lot of service industry employees who rely on tips, so we have home loans you can get based on tip income. And because we have a lot of self-employed people and business owners, we offer a home loan you can get using your bank statements instead of your tax return.”

Las Vegas also appeals to retirees who relocate here because there’s no state income tax. “For them, there’s a Planet home loan based on pension or investment income,” Kami said.

Since real estate investors own a large portion of the properties in Las Vegas, the branch offers investors loans to buy multiple properties using rental income instead of personal income.

There’s one way that Las Vegas residents are like everyone else in the U.S. Many struggle to save a down payment and afford their first home. “This branch is especially good at helping homebuyers who don’t have a big down payment,” said Planet Home Lending Executive Vice President of National Sales Mike Lee. “They know multiple ways to get down payment and closing cost help for homebuyers.”

Branch Manager Adam Haupt (NMLS #371022) will lead the Las Vegas branch, assisted by Sales Manager Tara Damelos (NMLS #1496392), Production Manager Randy Viars, Mortgage Loan Officers Anthony Mason (NMLS #404046), Mark Lewis (NMLS #1480686), Anna Connot (NMLS #1709846), Desiree Hansel (NMLS #1620095), Jacqueline Gargia (NMLS #1069411), Merli Garcia (NMLS #993424), Yelina Garcia (NMLS #1598011), Joseph Giuliano (NMLS #1714202), Michelle Leaf (NMLS #1436732), Donald McCorkle (NMLS #1656849), Loan Officer Assistant Stephany Patino, Loan Officer Assistant Alejandra Martinez, and Processor Carie Ann Ormonde.

About Planet Home Lending, LLC

Founded in 2007, Planet Home Lending (NMLS #17720) is a privately held, national residential mortgage lender with multiple business channels uniquely positioned to provide competitive products and services. It is an approved originator and servicer for FHA, VA, and USDA, 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