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Zachary Balas

Loan Officer

The 614 Group

NMLS #2037249

131 Dillmont Drive, Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43235
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(614) 323-9545
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About Zachary

After 20 years in the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, I have learned the importance of teamwork, attention to detail, and operational efficiency. I offer a wide range of loan programs for every borrower, but VA loans are my natural passion. I understand military life firsthand, and it is an honor to assist my fellow Veterans with a VA home loan.

I work with an exceptionally experienced loan team. Our focus is always on you, our client. I will make sure you understand your mortgage, are kept informed as it moves through the required steps and approvals, and can always get answers to your questions. My goal is for you to feel comfortable with your loan and experience the joy and satisfaction of homeownership.

After growing up on the east side of Columbus, I graduated from Otterbein University with a bachelor's degree in accounting. I later obtained a Master of Business Administration from Ohio Dominican University. In my free time, I enjoy traveling with my family and participating in Scouts BSA.

Whether you are buying, refinancing, or renovating, I am ready to give you the outstanding home loan experience you deserve.


  • VA Loans
  • Purchase
  • Refinance Loans

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A veteran's family playing in their dream home purchased with a VA 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.

Reach your homeownership goals

Choose from the tools below to help you achieve your homeownership goals or view all purchase and refinance tools.

  • 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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