Craig Greene has been a Mortgage Loan Originator in Santa Barbara since 1989. Born and raised in Montecito and a fifth generation native to Santa Barbara, Craig is well aware of the unique needs of the clients in this community. Craig was raised in the real estate business; his father, Paul Greene was a pioneer of the California Ranch Home in Santa Barbara. His father’s reputation was built by exceeding expectations, a trait Craig carries on. Prior to joining C2 Financial Corporation, Craig worked for 10 years at Montecito Bank & Trust and for the past 8 years with SG Premier Lending Group. Craig has been a consistent Top Producer throughout his lending career. He has grown his business through client referrals and recommendations from real estate and financial professionals.
Craig attended Laguna Blanca School and graduated with a degree in Economics from UCSD. His understanding of economics helps Craig advise clients about trends in the interest rate environment so as to optimize their market timing. Craig is also an expert in analyzing complex tax returns. Having been through the dramatic changes in the lending environment, he has positioned himself to be an expert in jumbo financing for self employed and high net worth individuals. His knowledge of underwriting guidelines surpasses that of most underwriters. Because of this, there are no surprises in the loan process. If Craig tells you a loan will fund, it will fund.
At C2, Craig has all the resources available to provide competitive financing through his network of Fannie Mae Lenders, FHA Lenders, Portfolio Lenders and Jumbo Lenders. Not just a jumbo loan expert, he also finds great satisfaction in helping families purchase their “starter home”. These clients end up being clients for life as their housing needs grow with their family. He realizes the importance of constant communication as well as consumer education in the loan process which helps alleviate any mystery or frustration.
Growing up in Santa Barbara has given Craig knowledge of the community and all it has to offer which he loves to share with newcomers to town. While not working Craig enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, especially surfing with his 2 boys, ages 21 & 23. He also enjoys boating to the islands, fishing, diving and backpacking. At C2, Craig offers not only Single Family Residence mortgages, but multifamily, commercial and reverse mortgage financing.