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About Our Arizona Mortgage Lenders

With years of experience in the mortgage banking industry and extensive practice in originating home loans for both home purchases and Arizona mortgage refinancing, the KHoward Mortgage Team provides homeowners with truly top-quality mortgage solutions.

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Meet the Team

Kirk Howard, manager and head Mesa mortgage banker at KHoward Mortgage Team, has over 20 years of experience providing home buyers and real estate agents with a variety of loan options, ongoing support, and incredibly fast loan turnaround times.

Kirk Howard, owner and best Mesa mortgage lender at KHoward Mortgage Team

Kirk Howard

Branch Manager | NMLS #326442

Kirk and KHoward Mortgage Team have over 20 years experience in the mortgage industry. KHoward Mortgage Team has helped over 4,000 clients obtain the American dream of homeownership. His team is amongst the best in the industry and their goal is to always exceed expectations.

Kirk has lived in Mesa, Arizona over 33 years. He met his beautiful wife Julie in 1989. They have three amazing boys, John (26), Dakota (25), and Chase (23). Kirk prides himself in always including his entire family in all activities he does outside of work. The family enjoys many recreational sports activities including golf, riding dirt bikes and boating at Saguaro Lake!

With many years of experience in the mortgage banking industry, and extensive practice in originating home loans for both purchase and refinance, Kirk is a firm believer in exceeding customer service and offering the most competitive pricing. Through working with Benchmark Mortgage, a Direct Lender, Kirk has continued to be one of the most knowledgeable Loan Officers in the industry.

Julie Howard, production assistant at KHoward Mesa Mortgage Team

Julie Howard

Production Assistant

Julie Howard joined her Husband Kirk Howard in the Mortgage Industry in 2011 as a Processor. She has been in the Real Estate/Mortgage Industry over 21 years in the East Valley of Arizona. She brings energy, creativity and personal knowledge to her work. You can be assured that she will stay on top of all the details of a deal to provide a smooth transaction.

She has lived in Mesa, Arizona over 34 years with her wonderful family. She has been married to her husband Kirk for 29 years. They have three amazing sons John (26) Dakota (25) and Chase (23). She takes pride in helping many families accomplish their housing dreams.

Shelley Rikli, Mesa AZ home mortgage production assistant

Shelley Rikli

Production Assistant

Shelley Rikli joined Kirk Howard in the Mortgage Industry in 2016 as his Assistant/Licensed LOA. However, she is no stranger to the industry. She has been in the Real Estate/Mortgage Industry for over 18 years in the East Valley of Arizona.

She brings a level of professionalism, excellent communication skills, as well as her personal knowledge to her work. You can be comforted knowing that your deals are in good hands. Shelley has lived in Arizona for over 38 years. Outside of work, Shelley enjoys baking and spending time with her family. She has been married to her amazing husband Andy for 18 years and they have two wonderful children: a daughter named Kendall (16) and a son named Austin (14).

She loves being part of a team that helps in making a family’s dream of homeownership become reality!

Liz Trandal, Mesa AZ home mortgage loan officer assistant

Liz Trandal

Loan Officer Assistant

Liz Trandal is the newest member to the team as she joined the KHoward Mortgage Team in the beginning of 2020 as Kirk’s full time Assistant. Liz is quickly learning the business and loving every minute of it! With Liz’s extensive background in sales and customer service, she makes sure all of our clients are well taken care of.

Liz is a native to Arizona, growing up in Scottsdale and even attending school at NAU! She loves to ski and even met her fiancé on the mountain- who is also Kirk’s son Dakota. When she is not skiing, she is either hanging out with her friends and family or enjoying a day at the lake. Liz has a passion for helping families into beautiful homes.

Liz Trandal, Mesa AZ home mortgage loan officer assistant

Dakota Howard

Mortgage Loan Officer

Dakota Howard joined the team in 2018 after finishing college at NAU. Dakota has been quickly learning the business with his Dad Kirk, as a mentor. Learning from the best he has already helped over 100 families into a home! Dakota is thrilled to be working under his father and is excited for the years ahead!

Dakota has lived in Arizona for over 20 years and continues to enjoy Arizona’s beauty. When Dakota is not in the office he is either wake boarding, snowboarding, riding his dirt bike or spending time with his fiancé, Liz.

Dakota has a true passion for connecting with families and turning their homebuying or refinance dreams into a reality.

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It was the best experience I’ve had when it came to refinacing my home.kirk and his team were spot on on everything.pleasure doing business with him.thks kirk for a great job!Top-Rated Mortgage Team in Mesa, Arizona
Gilbert, AZ
Thank you for keeping me informed of the progress and walking me through the steps of the refinance. This was a wonderful experience and I am very pleased with the outcome.Top-Rated Mortgage Team in Mesa, Arizona
Mesa, AZ
Kirk kept me informed and helped me figure out all my loan options so I could choose the best one for me! Kirk, Julie and the rest of the team made the process painless and quick, I would recommend them!Top-Rated Mortgage Team in Mesa, Arizona
Mesa, AZ
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