Your Certified Renovation Loan Expert in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, Florida and Illinois.

Paul Karas
VP of Mortgage Lending

Paul Karas has been immersed in the business of real estate since he was a child, growing up in Chicago with parents who established a successful home loan company. "I learned what title insurance was before I learned Algebra," he says. After graduating in Finance and Information Systems from Loyola University Chicago, Paul relocated to New Orleans, Louisiana and joined Guaranteed Rate as a loan officer in 2016.
For Paul, joining GR was a natural choice made with no hesitations. "Their status as leaders in online loans, quick loan approval times, and competitive mortgage rates drew me to Guaranteed Rate initially. After learning about their POD processing team and how quickly and efficiently they work to approve loan applications and lender conditions, I knew I found the right mortgage company for me".
Whether you would like to refinance your home, or you are interested in first time home buyer programs, Paul Karas is a top mortgage lender with years of experience and best insight for guiding you through the loan process.

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Areas served
  • New Orleans
  • Metairie
  • Baton Rogue
  • Mandeville
  • Covington
  • Madisonville
  • Slidell
  • Harahan
  • Lafayette
  • Shreveport
  • Uptown
  • Garden District
  • Midcity
  • Gentilly
  • Bywater
  • Warehouse District
  • French Quarter
  • Gulf Coast
  • The Delta
  • Oxford
  • Mississippi
  • Illinois
  • Florida
  • Texas
  • Alabama
Services offered
  • Renovation Loans
  • First Time Homebuyers
  • Condo Financing
  • Jumbo
  • Refinance
  • Conventional
  • FHA
  • VA
  • Investment Properties
  • 203K
  • Commercial Lending
  • New Construction
  • Bridge Loans
  • Development Loans
  • Vacation Homes
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