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Lisa Yountchi

Loan Officer

NMLS #1485353

2900 Westchester Ave., Suite 202
Purchase, NY 10577
(917) 947-9929 (917) 947-9929
Cell phone
(415) 310-5241 (415) 310-5241
[email protected]
Specializes in
Purchase and Refinance
Purchase and Refinance
Refinance Loans
Refinance Loans



About Lisa

I love real estate. My father was interested in the property business, and it has always been something I’ve enjoyed. What I truly love is helping people buy their dream homes. It feels great to be part of such a huge milestone in their lives.

I started in the mortgage industry six years ago when a friend introduced me to Chris Albanese and Peter Costakos. I was looking for a job and they were looking for someone who understood this is a business of long-term relationships. I started at the bottom, worked my way up, and I’ve never forgotten the client always comes first.

I don’t take no for an answer and will work until I find a solution and close a deal. I want you to get the place you love on the terms you want. I particularly enjoy working with first-time homebuyers, explaining the mortgage process, and guiding them through each step of their home loan.

If I say I’m going to do something, I do it. I make it a point not to over-promise, but I also ensure I don’t underdeliver. When you work with me, you’ll have the knowledge your need and timely answers to your questions. I’m very aware I’m a woman in a male-dominated industry, but as a working mom, I know how to juggle multiple balls and get the job done.

I grew up in the Bay Area of Northern California, attended the University of Chicago, and have a doctorate in Russian literature from Northwestern University. I taught Russian literature at the University of Pennsylvania prior to my move into the mortgage industry.

For fun, I read chick-lit, watch Big Bang Theory, and sing karaoke. I love spending time with my two little boys, who are the reason I go to work every day.

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Owning a home is fun and fulfilling!

What’s not to love about having a space that is entirely yours? You can paint your bathroom fuchsia, have hardwood in the master, put up a wild Mosaic in the kitchen, install a smart thermostat, you name it. After all, it’s your home!

Equally enjoyable are the other personal and financial advantages of being a homeowner: security and stability, equity and wealth building, and more! I’m here to help you get the most from your home financing — whether you’re buying your first home, moving up or downsizing to match your lifestyle, or refinancing your current mortgage.


Helping your home financing process go smoothly.

  • There are some major milestones on your road to home financing. As your loan officer, I’ll be with you every step of the way to make sure you understand each one and get through them quickly.

  • How much will your mortgage payment be? How much can you save if you refinance? Is it better to buy than rent? Use these online calculators to crunch the numbers and see for yourself.

  • I separate myself from other lenders by offering a broader selection of home financing options — from loans for first-time homebuyers to refinance programs for accessing your home’s equity.

  • Before you explore the endless options of home financing, some preparation is in order. Planning ahead for your mortgage is the key to an easier and more successful home financing process.

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