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Gary Opalewski

Loan Officer

NMLS #256268

5601 Mariner St. Suite 101
Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 333-9853 (813) 333-9853
Cell phone
(810) 841-1973 (810) 841-1973
[email protected]
Specializes in
Purchase and Refinance
Purchase and Refinance
Refinance Loans
Refinance Loans



About Gary

A dedicated Home Lending Specialist with over 25-years' experience, Gary has been highly successful in building a reputation for being trustworthy and accomplished within the mortgage industry. Gary has assisted hundreds of families in achieving their dream of home ownership. A standout and true professional in the highly competitive lender market, and well-respected member of the Florida Mortgage Professionals and National Association of Mortgage Bankers.

Gary's career is championing the First Time Homebuyer and takes pride in his knowledge and expertise and passionately applies that knowledge to homebuyers seeking to purchase their home. He ensures each client receives top-tier service and personally oversees every detail of the process to ensure they navigate smoothly though the complex mortgage process. His goal is to always paint a clear picture for his clients of what to expect, and to communicate transparently and promptly. Gary's insider knowledge with all major banks and lenders and wealth of network connections is a key in supporting any real estate transaction.

Gary enjoys spending his leisure time boating on the beautiful waters of Tampa Bay with his wife of 33 years Judy, and Lucy their four-legged companion.


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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