Florida - Maitland
485 North Keller Road, Suite 500
Maitland, FL 32751
For Carlos Barcia, the memory of his family buying their first home over 30 years ago — and the change it brought to their lives — still burns bright. Never forgetting that feeling, Carlos has a passion for helping his clients realize their own dreams of homeownership.
Carlos earned a scholarship to attend Rollins College, but deferred admission for six months as he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps to serve our country. He served and studied for the next four years to accomplish his childhood goal: to become the first of his immediate and extended family to receive a college degree. He graduated from Rollins College in 2000 and went on to join the coaching staff for the Orlando Predators, a professional arena football team. That year, the Predators won the ArenaBowl Championship.
In 2002, Carlos graduated from HomeBanc’s legendary “Loan Officer Boot Camp” where he received the most intensive mortgage training offered in the country. Since then, he’s gone on to enjoy a rewarding, successful career in the mortgage industry. Carlos has laughed, hugged, cried, and shook hands with thousands of clients at their closing celebrations. He takes pride in doing his part to keep the dream of homeownership alive and well.
Carlos was born in Manhattan and lived in New Jersey until his family built their first home in Deltona, Florida back in 1988. The city kid quickly took to life in The Sunshine State and never looked back. Recently married, he now lives with his wife, Shelby, and they’re enjoying life together as they raise their daughters, Sophia and Mia. Both girls show great promise as future REALTORS® or loan officers, so don’t be surprised if you meet them at a home closing someday.
Mortgage Rates, Applications Jump Thanks to Economic Optimism
Mortgage applications recovered slightly from last week, inching up 0.5% compared to the week prior, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Purchase loans increased by 2%, while refinance loans rose just 0.1%. The news is a little surprising given the notable jump seen in rates over the week. The average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate loans…Read More