The Jim Burns Team

(602) 606-6757

(602) 606-6775
Your Hometown Lender Since 1988!

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Jim Burns, Premier Accounts Vice President for Suburban Mortgage, is a Licensed Mortgage Professional with over 33 years experience in assisting clients throughout Arizona obtain their perfect home and begin new chapters in their lives! Throughout his career, Jim has held a variety of positions within the industry which provides real added value to the clients he serves. Jim and his family have made Arizona their home since 1976 and fully enjoy the diversity the state has to offer. One of his primary leisure activities is exploration of Arizona. In addition, Jim and his wife Elizabeth enjoy family activities with the children and grandchildren and giving back to the community through various community endeavors.

Chantelle (Lafferty) Russell, native to Arizona, has been with Suburban's Premier Accounts Team since graduating with a Communications degree from Arizona State University. She has worked her way from starting as a Loan Officer Assistant, Loan Processor, Loan Officer, to becoming a full partner in our Premier Accounts division. Along the way she has developed the required skills and understanding to deal with the most unusual or difficult loan transactions. She is the teams "go-to" person on questions regarding agency guidelines and nuances, which enables her to give unparalleled guidance and service to loan customers. 

Chantelle resides in Phoenix with her husband Kyle and "cutest dog in the world" Sadie! Chantelle is an outdoor advocate and enjoys most all things the outdoors has to offer. 

The Rest of the Burns Team

In addition to Jim and Chantelle, there are 4 other wonderful members of The Burns team - Linda Flores, Jen Madden, Tracie Sienkiewicz, and Brittany Baugh. Our team is very experienced and has been recognized for being able to work with difficult scenarios in achieving our customers' goals. We work as a team and our #1 objective is to eliminate the stress associated with obtaining a home loan.

Who Is Suburban Mortgage Inc?

Suburban Mortgage, Inc. is one of the largest privately owned Mortgage Companies in the state of Arizona, locally owned and operated since 1988!

As a result of our commitment to our customers and our long-standing relationships with our investors, no other mortgage company is better able to serve you.

Suburban Mortgage, Inc. provides financing for all of your residential lending needs. Jim's team of skilled loan advisers has the knowledge and the tools to be able to look at each individual scenario to better serve you and your needs! Our goal is not only to provide the best pricing and lending experience to our borrowers, but to educate them throughout the process as well!

Our Mission Statement

'To Remain the lender of choice through our ongoing efforts to associate ourselves with the most knowledgeable and trustworthy professionals in our industry. We will remain current with industry trends and technology, which will allow us to deliver the utmost in exceptional service and products. We will never lose focus of our reason for doing business...our clients'