Diana is a compassionate and trusted lender with a passion to help homebuyers and homeowners purchase, build or refinance while creating wealth and legacy. As your personal navigator, she guides you from start to finish, removing the guesswork, to ensure you secure the financing needed to meet your goals.
Diana has dedicated her career to helping people achieve the American Dream- Homeownership. She began her career working for Indiana National Bank where she was a loan officer and underwriter. Eventually, she was promoted to Vice President of Mortgage Operations because of her in-depth understanding about every facet of the home financing process from Origination to Closing.
While in this position, Diana was instrumental in developing two special loan programs: one designed to serve low to moderate income families and one designed to help renovate properties in the Old Northside, Woodruff Place, Mapleton Fall Creek and the Herron Morton communities.
With a deep sense of passion and mission, Diana took her valuable skill sets to work for the Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership (INHP), a non-profit that is committed to serving the low to moderate income families. In her role as Director of Mortgage Programs, Diana expanded the homebuyer counseling services and established a rehabilitation administration program for properties in need of repairs.
Diana next served as Executive Director of the Greater Indianapolis Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit that helps very low-income families obtain homeownership. While at Habitat, Diana led the “25 homes in 25 days” super build in celebration of Habitat International’s 25th Anniversary.
Diana returned to her loan officer roots in 2002 when she joined Freedom Mortgage. After working for several mortgage companies and banks, Diana joined Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation in 2015 where she remains today. In her commitment to serve the broader community, Diana co-hosts a weekly radio & tv broadcast of the Home & Finance Show, along with Janis Bradley, broker/owner of JB Real Estate Consultants. The shows which air on WTLC and WHMB, Channel 40, are designed to educate the community on all aspects of homeownership.
Diana is honored to play a role in the home buying process and refers to her work as her ministry.
Articles by Diana Rice-Wilkerson
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