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    Daren Poppen

    Daren Poppen

    Loan Officer
    NMLS# 183438
    Direct: (865) 671-8910 Ext. 289
    Cell: (865) 936-3965
    10118 Parkside Dr. Suite 100
    Knoxville, TN 37922

    Take Advantage of Loan Pre-Qualification

    The Advantages

    • Know how much house you can afford.
    • Know how much cash you will need for the down payment.
    • Simplifies pre-approval.

    A number of factors determine the price range of homes you'll want to preview - one of these factors is loan pre-qualification.

    As your Loan Officer, I will help you pre-qualify. Items considered when pre-qualifying for a mortgage loan include:

    • Employment History
    • Credit History and Scores
    • Monthly Income and Expenses

    With my knowledge of the mortgage market, I'll help you make an informed decision as to the type of loan you'll want. There are many different types of loans to consider - FHA, VA, Conventional and even Bad Credit Loans. We'll find the best loan for your situation.


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    About Me:

    As a lifelong Knoxvillian and graduate of the University of Tennessee, I feel a real connection to East Tennessee. I have a vested interest in this community, as it has always been and will continue to be my home. So I enjoy being one of the first professionals newcomers meet when they move to town and need help financing a home loan. Whether I’m advising first-time homebuyers or a local veteran, my on-going goal is to be their “Friend in the Business.” I brought four years of mortgage lending experience to MIG when I joined its West Knoxville/Parkside branch as a loan officer in 2007. Today, I work with Loan Processor Laura Rauhuff and Closer Angie Haun to provide our clients with hands-on, goal-oriented service. 

    As a licensed mortgage loan originator, I have the knowledge to advise customers about their mortgage loan options and help them choose the best program for their needs. At MIG, I also have the support and confidence to look customers in the eye and assure them that we will close their home loan on time, every time. I am a member of the Knoxville Mortgage Bankers Association, which has recognized me with its Bronze Award in 2013. 

    When I’m not helping families finance or refinance their homes, I enjoy casual hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains and other surrounding national parks, biking greenways and exercising at Fort Sander’s Health and Fitness Center. I also enjoy traveling, reading and spending time with family, friends and my fiancée, Mary. I look forward to assisting you with your current or future mortgage loan needs. You may reach me at the contact information below. I hope to hear from you soon.

    Awards / Recognition

    Hundreds of satisfied customers that often refer their friends and family to me.

    What is an unknown fact about you?

    On my 5th grade safety patrol trip to Washington D.C. I was selected to represent Knox County Schools to lay a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

    If you were not a loan officer, what would you be? 

    News Reporter or Architect.

    What is playing right now in your ipod / iphone / Pandora / tape player / CD Player / 8 Track Player?

    Foreigner’s greatest hits and some early Racontuers.