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Carissa Abazia

Loan Officer

NMLS #1602380

19620 W Catawba Ave, Suite 202
Cornelius, NC 28031
[email protected]
Specializes in
Purchase and Refinance
Purchase and Refinance
Refinance Loans
Refinance Loans



About Carissa

My father owned a mortgage brokerage firm, and that’s where I quickly learned the importance of good credit. I obtained my real estate license after college and then began helping clients finance their homes in Northern California. I have tirelessly worked to grow my expertise in sales and marketing to come full circle with my passions: finance and real estate. Investing in a home is a big deal, and I do not take my role lightly. It's an honor to be involved in this milestone, and I want my clients to feel that I care – because I do.

I was born and raised in the heart of wine country: Sonoma County, California. In 2010, I worked as communications manager for more than 50 international wine and spirits brands at one of the world’s largest wine companies. My next adventure involved working closely with the nation’s top orthopedic doctors and neurosurgeons as a spinal and biologics sales consultant. This role taught me that I can persevere under any given circumstance.

As your mortgage lender, I am 100% focused on you. Communication is key, from listening to your home financing needs to sharing information with you every step of the way. I care deeply about people and believe the measure of a person’s life is the effect they have on others. In some small way, I hope to help people achieve their dreams from buying a first home to establishing a college fund for their children.

I focus on three key areas that are becoming increasingly integral in my life: a healthy mindset, respect in my career, and surrounding myself with solid people. As an American-Swedish citizen, I have cultivated a passion for language, food, and wine through my international studies and travels. I am fluent in Swedish and enjoy hiking, painting, reading, playing guitar, and sipping aged Scotch with my beloveds.


Recent Posts and Articles

  • Senior couple browsing home financing options for their home renovation

    Whether you’re aging in place or bringing older relatives into your home, know your options and limitations for building in, building out and reducing hazard risk.

  • First time homebuyers fixing up their historic home thanks to their rehab home loan

    Historic Home Living: What You Can and Can’t Change

    Fantastic benefits come with living in a historically significant home, but certain restrictions can limit your rehab dreams—know your options going in

  • A woman standing in her new home

    Women Taking (Home) Ownership

    Let’s hear it for 100 years of women’s progress in homeownership! Read about their phenomenal influence on the market as we celebrate women and mortgages.

  • A couple reading an email from their realtor about their offer

    Winning a Homebuyer Bidding War

    Winning a homebuying bidding war depends on key factors you can control, including your outlook, tactics and the team around you.

A homeowner with a child on his lap calculating whether to buy a new home or refinance his home loan

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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