What Our Customers Are Saying *


"Darren is awesome to work with! He stays on top of things and keeps you in the loop. My refinance did not take very long - which is surprising given how crazy this industry is ! (I work in this industry- so I would know). Awesome job! Thanks Darren ! "


"Darren is awesome to work with! He stays on top of things and keeps you in the loop. My refinance did not take very long - which is surprising given how crazy this industry is ! (I work in this industry- so I would know). Awesome job! Thanks Darren ! "

Elizabeth & Adam Mabry

"Michael and Mitzi were phenomenal! We had some extensive seller issues and they were fabulous to work through anything and everything that came up. They worked diligently to make this happen for us! Many many thanks! "

Marisa Balderaz

"I cannot even find the words to express how thankful I am for Darren! Took ALL of my stress away regarding the whole process. He was so responsive, walked me through every step and answered all my questions. I will send all my friends and family to him for life."

Lorena Suleymanova

"We really appreciate everything Darren did for us to refinance our mortgage. He was a pleasure to work with. Darren is highly professional, knowledgeable, and responsive. He was patient and thorough answering all of our questions. He kept the ball rolling and the process was completed in the time frame promised. Darren extended his expertise beyond the scope of the business deal and we look forward in working with Darren in the future. Thanks for everything Darren! "

Megan Hagberg

"I highly recommend Michael and his team. They made my first experience buying a home a breeze. Always available for questions, prepared me for every step of underwriting , and got me to closing day on time. If you are thinking of buying a home , give Michael a call and he will make sure it’s a smooth process. I look forward to working with you and your team in the future! "

Pilar Sinawi

"Darren has been an outstanding, phenomenal support through the entire home buying and refinancing process for our family. Over 10 years ago, as a young married couple we met Darren with just ok jobs and just barely ok credit and he helped us get our first home. He was patient and earned our trust quickly. Since then he has helped us refinance and also assisted my brother in buying a home. He is the most trustworthy person in the mortgage business. Darren is our go to guy and would highly recommend for everyone to got to him for all their mortgage needs."

Brian Thomas

"We ended up in a tight spot with another lender, and Michael was able to deliver quickly. He really came through for our family, and provided an easy and great solution!"

Lora Patterson

"Michael was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. This was my first time buying a home and I could not have had a better loan officer. He walked me through every step and was always available for questions. I would recommend him to anyone buying a home. "

Kylie Harmon

"Michael was fantastic to work with! Always available to answer our questions and was there to help through the entire process from start to finish. He kept things moving along, made sure we understood our next steps and helped us buy our dream home! "

Cheryl Rushing

"It has been a pleasure working with Michael over the years. Great Service! "

Julia L

"From start to finish, the entire loan process was smooth and transparent. Michael was always available to answer any questions we had. He was always pleasant and friendly - taking the time to update us at every step. Highly recommend and will use again in the future!"

Fran Charlton

"It has been a pleasure doing business with you Michael! From start to finish you were the consummate professional. During these trying times getting things done is not always easy. You were on top of everything from start to finish. You fielded questions without a flinch and I could sense your patience and smile across the phone lines. Thank you for all your help and it is a pleasure to recommend you. In all the years we've either financed or re-fied, no one has ever followed up after the fact. Hearing you offer this service is most amazing and kudos to you for this! We look forward to hearing from you down the road."

Kevin J

"We had a great experience using Darren from DMFI for our home loan. After our builder and there lender dropped the ball Darren was able to get us approved and closed in 17 days. Thank you Darren and DMFI"

April and Corey Biemiller

"Michael, was very knowledgeable and was quick to answer any and all questions we had. His in depth expertise led to a smooth process and helped us to feel completely confident about the financial commitment we were making. I would highly recommend him to anyone! "

Steve F

"Bruce and I just want to thank you again for everything that you’ve done for us recently with getting the purchases and re-finances done. You helped to hugely improve our financial situations for both the short and the long haul. You were always a pleasure to work with and extremely responsive if there were any questions or concerns on our end. The processes couldn’t have been smoother or easier. I will of course refer you enthusiastically to anyone who might benefit from your help and services as we have. "

Daniel Hilger

"it is too bad i cannot give 10 stars since there is only 5 stars. But Darren was awesome. I tried getting approved with a few other lenders before reaching out to Darren.The first lender didn't want to work with me, the second lender blew off two appointments that we had scheduled. He never called me when he was supposed to or returned my calls until three weeks later. I was a first time home buyer and Darren simplified the process so it was easy to understand. Anytime i had a question he was very responsive whether it was text email or a phone call. Darren also met with me in person to go over what i had gotten approved for which i couldn't even get the other people to return my call. he got me a good loan rate for my first home and the customer service was top notch. I will be recommending any friends/family to Darren if they are looking to get a loan for a new home purchase. Thank you again for all your help Darren 10/5 stars "

Alexis Gabaldon

"Darren is best in class when it comes to loans! I couldn’t go anywhere else. He is very detailed and answers all my insane amount of questions! With everything with Covid-19 it caused new territory for all of us. Darren was positive and kept pushing. I appreciate his dedication to his clients and will be back again. "

Deborah Neal

"Thanks for all of your help, Paul. We really appreciate it!!"

Roger Seekins

"Thanks, Paulie, from this vet."

Angel Ochoa

"Michael Storey and his team at desert mountain are the best out there , this is the second time that Michael has helped us with home loans and in both occasions he walked us through the whole process always looking for our best interests , long story short he doesn't mess around and gets it done! I highly recommend Michael Storey for all your financial needs thanks again for all your help and knowledge Sir! . "


"Michael was so helpful throughout the whole process. I’m a first time buyer, with limited knowledge on home buying, however not once did it feel that way as Michael was very prompt and proactive in detailing and walking me through the whole process in an orderly and supreme fashion. Not only am I a homeowner but now we’ll educated in the field of real estate. Thank you Michael! "

Retha Williams

"We have used Darren Storey for all of home purchases. He is professional, proficient, and knowledgeable. I wouldn't go with anyone else. "

Brad Van Cleve

"Hey Paul, thank you very much and sorry for the delayed response! We appreciate everything you did for us and helping us through the process. Thanks again and have a great day!"

Josh meyer

"Timely, transparent, and extremely easy to work with. Desert Mountain has exceeded expectations when servicing our lending needs. I highly recommend for your future projects. "


"Very impressed! Michael was great to work with and really made the process easy to understand and complete. Interest rate offered was lower than competitors we checked with."

Shelby Della Donna

"Darren was amazing to work with. Throughout the entire refinance process, Darren was quick to reply and on top of it all. We had spoken with other companies previously and nothing compared to the service that Darren provided. Even with several setbacks, Darren was quick to get everything completed and never once failed to get us the best rate possible. Darren went out of his way to ensure that our refinance went seamlessly and we would definitely recommend him to anyone needing to go through the mortgage process. "

Cara Patterson

"Michael was an amazing loan officer. He helped me through each step of the process. He was very responsive to all of my questions little or small. He was able to talk me through the documents that were not as clear to me and clarify any questions I had. Michael assisted me with my last home purchase and I had a similar experience. I will definitely refer or use him in my next home purchase. "

Chad Borgstedt

"Darren was absolutely amazing to work with. I had already started a process with another company and wasn't 100% pleased with how it was going. A friend of mine gave me Darren's number and I gave him a shout. After that intial call I knew that I'd rather work with him. He took care of everything and more. He explained everything to us and even answered phone calls when most people wouldn't. I will definitely be referring people to him. Thank you for helping me and my family, we greatly appreciate it! "

Nathaniel Clark

"Darren is so easy to work with when it comes to the mortgage process. He is always there to answer all the questions we had and he never blow us off. I have recommended Desert Mountain Financial to all my family, and Darren did a great job helping my parents with their refinance. Thank you for all that you have done to meet our financial needs! Thanks, Nate. "

Adrian V

"Michael has done a number of purchase and refinance transactions for my wife and I and he is always on it. He is a top notch communicator and takes a great deal of pride in getting his clients the best possible rate and deal out there. He tells it straight and wants to make sure we are putting ourselves in the right situation. I always recommend Michael and Desert Mountain to all of my clients as well as my friends!"

Kathleen Valenciano

"Michael Storey and his team with amazing to work with. They kept us informed and made sure everything was in order for a smooth closing. I HIGHLEY recommend Desert Mountain!"

Mike morris

"I am a military veteran and have been through the buying or refinance process multiple times. I have NEVER had a smooth worry free process until I got to work with Darren Story at DMF. He was professional, knowledgeable and always up front with information. He gave advice and acted in my best interest. He was on time and always had an answer. My family and I are so happy to work with Farren and DMF and will work with no one else. I highly recommend this company and Darren Story"

Rick Shimonek

"Michael got us to close, as promised, ahead of schedule. We had about 26 days to close and we were essentially ready in 20 days. He even went above and beyond to help find us a new homeowners insurance policy. He made himself available after traditional work hours. I initially signed up with Desert Mountain because they had the best rates but was pleased to find excellent service as well. Would definitely use again."

Sharon C

"Michael was great to work with and very responsive during the process. I am thankful to him for his help in getting us out of what we thought of as a no-win situation with our debt situation."

Ira Kirsch

"Michael made sure communication was clear and simple to follow. Made a smooth closing take place quickly."


"My refinancing with Dessert Mountain went very smoothly. Michael Storey was great to work with. He was knowledgeable, efficient and timely. "