About Us

Navigating the loan process for a new home can be overwhelming. Because our team has experience working every job along every step of the loan application and approval,  we are able to simply the process for both homeowners and REALTORS. Our team has decades of experience and holds a high standard of communication through every step of the process. 

Our Team

Danielle Collins Wear

Danielle Collins Wear

Owner, Licensed Mortgage Broker

Navigating the loan process can be a frustrating experience without an understanding and experienced guide. For decades, Danielle has thrived on being that guide for REALTORS and homeowners in the Gainesville and surrounding areas.

With a deep understanding of each aspect of the loan process and a high commitment to clear communication, Danielle has built a team to make sure every client they serve becomes a raving fan. Her dedication has made it to every level of the organization and there is a common mission to serve and help others.

Danielle is also actively involved in the community, including service clubs and regular volunteering.

Phone: (352) 222-1135
Email: danielle@htmsllc.com

Carol Lindemann

Carol Lindemann

Licensed Mortgage Broker

With over 30 years in the mortgage industry, Carol brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to the Hometown Mortgage Services team. She is extremely dedicated to helping homeowners and REALTORS navigate the loan process and find a solution that fits their needs.

Carol prides herself on proactive communication with clients and finding creative solutions for everyone involved.

As a native Floridian, Carol also has deep roots and a love for the community here in Gainesville.

Phone: (386) 972-5134
Email: carol@htmsllc.com

James "Ron" Starling

James "Ron" Starling

Licensed Mortgage Broker

With over a decade of experience as a loan officer, Ron enjoys the unique aspects of each person’s journey to homeownership. Each person is different and so each solution has to take on a slightly different approach.

Ron has extensive experience in Reverse Mortgages and loves to help clients find the right options for them.

Ron has lived in Gainesville for over 30 years and loves the people he gets to work with. He is active in his church community and is always looking for ways to give back.

Phone: (352) 665-1300
Email: reverseme@att.net 

Past Client Testimonials

"Best team out there! Closing loans faster than anyone and finding the best rates for their borrowers!" -Chris Lazaris

"Best team out there! Closing loans faster than anyone and finding the best rates for their borrowers!" -Chris Lazaris

Chris Lazaris

"Working with Danielle at Hometown Mortgage Services LLC made the stresses of the lending process easy during my wife and I's home buying.  Danielle always had a pleasant and professional demeanor; and guided us through our lending process one step at a time in a way that did not overwhelm us.  We highly recommend her to any family taking the leap in purchasing a new home." -John Dickhaus

"Working with Danielle at Hometown Mortgage Services LLC made the stresses of the lending process easy during my wife and I's home buying.  Danielle always had a pleasant and professional demeanor; and guided us through our lending process one step at a time in a way that did not overwhelm us.  We highly recommend her to any family taking the leap in purchasing a new home." -John Dickhaus

John Dickhaus

"Our experience here was absolutely outstanding! Danielle was fast, patient with our questions, kind and always kept us updated on how things were going. She locked in a rate for us that shocked even our closing agent. We were able to sign all pre closing documents electronically which was super easy. I can recommend this company without reservations. Give them a try!" -James Freeman

"Our experience here was absolutely outstanding! Danielle was fast, patient with our questions, kind and always kept us updated on how things were going. She locked in a rate for us that shocked even our closing agent. We were able to sign all pre closing documents electronically which was super easy. I can recommend this company without reservations. Give them a try!" -James Freeman

James Freeman

"I've had the pleasure to work with multiple people from Hometown Mortgage Services  and was delivered with an extraordinary experience every single time. Danielle and Carol are very well educated and always on par with exactly what needs to be used to handle the job efficiently!" -Kevin Safi

"I've had the pleasure to work with multiple people from Hometown Mortgage Services  and was delivered with an extraordinary experience every single time. Danielle and Carol are very well educated and always on par with exactly what needs to be used to handle the job efficiently!" -Kevin Safi

Kevin Safi

how to get started:

Step 1: Schedule a discovery call

During this 15-minute phone call, we'll get some of the initial information needed to map out a plan for your loan needs. 

Step 2: Get clarity on your budget

From here, you'll understand your true buying power and have a timeline set with clarity on the path forward. 

Step 3: Shop & close with confidence

 Now you get to house hunt with the confidence you deserve. Our team is with you from the first meeting to the closing table.