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When it comes to obtaining a mortgage loan, experience matters. Mark Paliscak has helped families achieve the dream of homeownership. His commitment to offering an unparalleled customer service experience has created a loyal client base, earning him a place in AmeriFirst Financial, Inc.’s Platinum Producers Club.

Mark and his team at AmeriFirst Financial, Inc. understand the difficulties associated with purchasing a home and the timelines that go along with it. While some banks can take 2-3 months to close your loan, Mark’s team averages just three weeks! This is very important, as an average escrow is only 30 days. In addition, AmeriFirst Financial, Inc. offers a wide variety of loan programs, competitive interest rates, and low closing costs, which allow you to keep your money where it belongs, with you!

When asked what drives him, Mark said, “I take great pride in my job and am available weekends and nights to better serve my clients and real estate professionals. My favorite part of my job is seeing the joy of someone attaining their American dream. I look forward to working with you and together achieving your goals.”

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30-Yr Fixed / 4.25% Interest
  • Principal & Interest $949
  • Property Tax $250
  • Homeowners Insurance $58
  • Mortgage Insurance $84

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Mark and His team did and amazing Job. I needed a lot of assistance to complete even some of the simplest documents needed. But they were always available to walk me through every step of the process. I really appreciate all the help Mark and His team provided in our loan process. Thanks Mark Severo M Garcia Maintenance Mechanic
I am not an easy guy to deal with sometimes, very demanding business person as a client, analytical and challenging in every way. Mark got the job done, and maintained his cool even when I didn't. I am still adjusting to "Mountain Time", but his 'bedside ... READ MORE Israeli Rothman Israeli Rothman Outside Sales Tates Auto Group
Mark and his team were absolutely outstanding. Very knowledgeable and proficient in all aspects. Very easy to talk to and explains the process step by step. Best home buying experience ever. Thanks Mark for all your hard work it is very appreciated. Thank you, Brandi Brandi Oldham Homemaker
Mark and his team are great to work with. They are very professional and efficient. You can't ask for a better real estate transaction experience. Mike Stonefield Chief Title Officer
Mark is excellent at his profession. Very knowledgeable with staff and peers who know how to get the job done. Very efficient. Margaret Glenn Retired
Mark was awesome, I didn’t they would be able to close in such a short amount of time and yet, I was very surprised by how quick his whole team worked to make it happen. I would recommend anyone who I trying to purchase a home to go through this guy for your loans! Omar Flores Dental Hygienist
Mark was excellent to work with once we decided to purchase a new home. He was prompt in responding to our endless questions and always treated us with the utmost respect. We would highly recommend him to anyone purchasing real estate. Mike and Bobbi Manning Mike and Bobbi Manning
Mark did a great job for us ..... always patiently answering our questions and getting things done in an affective and timely manor. We would definitely use him and his team again and highly recommend them to others! Jerry
Mark Paliscak came highly recommended from a good friend, who has worked closely with him. Let me just say his reputation precedes him!! As soon as Mark and his team received my offer they went right to work!! There knowledge and professionalism was quite refreshing. This being my ... READ MORE Donall White Donall White Pool Repair Technician & First time home buyer
I highly recommend Mark Paliscak and his team, they were Amazing!! Mark walked me through every step with kindness and professionalism. Mark answered all my questions and made buying my house a very easy process. Best decision was choosing Mark and his team to help me become a happy home owner. Peggy Fisher Store director
Great job, he and his employees helped us a lot to complete our VA loan, which was quite difficult at times, and required (what seemed like) reams of paperwork . In the end all was taken care of, and we got the loan. PTL! Ron and Mary Hall Clients
Mark Paliscak was a wonderful person to work with, his staff was so helpful in getting me through the process of the loan. When I didn't understand something they broke it down and gave me clarity, I would recommend them (Mark & staff) to my family and friends. Diana Ruiz-Maldonado
My name Is Elgie Johnson and my wife and I are very pleased that Mark and his Professional crew came in and now moving into the home that we wanted after finding out that se could bot be approved for a pre fab we had selected. After being recommended by a relator that mark would ... READ MORE Elgie Johnson
Mark and his team made the taxing process of securing a home loan as painless as possible. Communication was complete, clear and quick. Closed in less than a month and could have closed sooner if I was not out of the country. Kevin Fleming Regional Sales Manager
Mark Paliscak was an awesome fast load office who answered any questions I had. Nelida Villa
Great experience I highly recommend using this helpful group of people to get you what you need Eugene Henning Chef
Mark and his team help us get the fastest approval ever. Just 22 days from pre-approval to a final approval....which helped us secure a great price with an owner who wanted to move quickly. Thanks so much Mark! Kelly Rowland New buyer
Although, it was a long process of asking for a lot of information, I would use This company again. Dora Herr
Very very good. DANIEl Joseph Keelin
Mark and his group are quite spectacular. They did such a wonderful job with my account, answering every question I had and never in a hurry to do so, always patient and informative. I really appreciated their customer skills,. The team is just wonderful to work with and everyone is ... READ MORE Diane Martin Customer
Mark did such a great job helping us with our mortgage! He was thorough and explained everything to us in terms we could understand. He also processed everything quickly so we could close on time. Thank you Mark and your team! We love our new home! Ray and Deena Webb Ray and Deena Webb
Mark and his team were great to work with , always on top of any questions or issues we had during our lengthy home buying process as we looked for about a year and a half before finding our dream home , Mark was very good about keeping us informed and just touching base when we had ... READ MORE Jason Hill Foreman
Mark and the team at AmeriFirst made this process very easy to go through. We closed in exactly one month. They were very upfront and followed through on everything that was promised. We would contact them again if the need comes up! Thank you for everything! Robert and Krista Anderson Sr. Project Manager
Mark was very knowledgeable about the process concerning my loan and was able to help me through many of the " speedbumps" that i encountered. He was also able to accommodate a rather tight timeframe as i turned to him for help later in the overall process. I highly ... READ MORE Ken Wilson EMS Pilot
Mark and his team did a wonderful job thank you so much James McCulloh Byram
Mark, Brayam, and Ricardo made getting a new mortgage painless. They were great communicators and were always quick to return calls and answer questions. They kept us informed as to where we were in the process all the way through. We will definitely look to Mark and his team at ... READ MORE Michael Crane Retired
Mark was in constant communication, really moving the along the process seamlessly. Mark and his team are true professionals, again making the stressful process quite easy. Thank You for all your hard work; I will be referring you and your Team to my family, friends, and co-workers ... READ MORE Bryan T. Brandenburg Receiving Manager - Spoortsman's Warehouse
Mark was great to work with for purchasing our home in Arizona. He was always available to answer questions, was willing to handle paperwork long distance (we live in another state), was prompt with his communication and knew what he is doing. His experience shows and was ... READ MORE Andi Home Buyer
Mark was recommended by my realtor when I asked them for someone that had experience with challenging financing. I can say with absolute certainty that Mark will work whatever comes up and leave no stone unturned if need be. Resourceful, personable, a real Pro. Kevin Avery Business owner
Mark was able to process our loan application quickly. Whenever we had a question, Mark was prompt with a response. John Tautfest Home Buyer
Mark was awesome! He was right there with us all the way, he answered my questions in detail and I always knew what the next step was going to be. He also helped me understand the process to make it smooth and easy along the way. Harold Mitchell Golf Course Superintendent
Mark Paliscak was extremely helpful and attentive in obtaining my Loan on my most recent home purchase, Whenever I had any questions or concerns, Mark always answered his phone or responded in the most expeditious manner. This was about the smoothest mortgaged home purchase I have ... READ MORE David Martin David Martin Retired
As a Realtor in the White Mountains of Arizona, and as a business owner who makes every penny count, I can confidently state Mark and his team are top tier regarding lending and advice. I recommend Mark to every client I work with in real estate. Up here, there are many properties that ... READ MORE Chad & Lara Lawrence Chad & Lara Lawrence Realtor / Business Owner
Mark was extremely knowledgeable, always available and assisted me in every step of the loan process. I couldn't be happier! My home closure had to coincide with the closing of the home I was selling and Mark made that happen seamlessly. I highly recommend Mark. You can expect ... READ MORE Lynn Dillon Certified Surgical Technlogist
We had an especially pleasant experience with Mark and his team! I highly recommend him. Everything he describes in his bio was accurate in our case. We closed early, and there was never a point when we felt he didn't have our back. He educated us and counselled every step of the ... READ MORE Vern Rushing
thank you for everything with the process of our loan and your efforts to make it happen and you and the staff greatly appreciated nelson maintenence school
Mark and his staff have been great over the past few years, helping with several offers on various properties and finally making my first home buying experience a breeze! Highly recommended. Wendy Davidson
Mark did an excellent job and I highly recommend using him for your loan! Marcie Mullican
Mark was so friendly and able to answer all our questions quickly and without hesitation. He made sure we were comfortable with every aspect of our loan process and walked us through to the very successful home ownership we had been striving for! I would recommend Amerifirst to ... READ MORE Barb Simington
Mark was awesome, and very helpful throughout the whole process. I could always call with any questions. Thanks again Mark. Anonymous
I have worked with Mark on two home loan processes. He is always very responsive. His knowledge of his business is noteworthy. Both of my home loans were processed with 30 day closing time lines. He is the best! Wally Neal
My dealings with Mark and his fellow employees was great. All my questions were answered and everyone acted very professional. I will recommend Mark to my friends and I would use his services again if necessary. Judith D. Amen
Mark was amazing during my entire home loan process. He was very quick and efficient and got our new home to closed sooner than expected. I am a first time home buyer and he worked with me step by step to get everything needed to get my home. I would recommend him to everyone. Jamie cannon CNA
Mark made everything easy to require a loan. The process was fast and professional. So Swayze Lowes
Mark is wonderful. Very honest, and professional, he made the process easy and painless. Thank you Mr. Paliscak Geraldine S Kocher Show Low Post Office
Mark team was very responsive thorough and got the job done very quickly. victor muro superintendent
Definitely recommend Mark! Gilberto Garcia
Mark and his team were very professional and easy to work with Bruce Stillman
Mark always does an awesome job-his latest success involves a veteran who was in immediate need of the new home he just acquired because of Mark's skills. Mark made personal visits to people who would need to cooperate within the timeframe to close in order for my client to move ... READ MORE Liz Engelhart Liz Engelhart Associate Broker, Advantage Realty Professionals
Mark has been really helpful in getting our first home. He gave us a complete walk-through of various factors affecting the loan. Even though we had certain hiccups here and there, overall it was a great experience to work with Mark. Krishna Kumar Veeraputhiran
Excellent job worked very hard to get me funded anthony peralta
We were very pleased by the service provided by Mark and his team. Someone was always available to assist with questions, and we are now enjoying our new residence in the White Mountains. Great people to work with! Joe Cotela Retired
When financing a second home in the mountains, our Realtor advised us that one of the lenders he used was Mark Paliscak. I was so glad to hear that since I had worked with Mark in the past and knew his work to be professional, courteous and quick. Mark and his wonderful team came ... READ MORE Brian Sadusky Lecturer - Arizona State University
Mark was instrumental in helping me buy my home. The documents were all done in a very timely manner and everything went smoothly because of his hard work. Judy Lazok Judy Lazok Investigator for the state of Arizona
Although we are difficult borrowers due to self employment and rental incomes. Mark helped us though some of the issues personally and we feel he did a good job. Have used Mark for several years for clients and will continue to do so in the future. Judy Morgan Real estate agent
As a first time home buyer, Mark and Brayam made buying a home very easy. Although we never got to meet in person, their communication was always prompt and emails and phone calls were always detailed. We closed on the home within about 60 days after being prequalified for the loan. ... READ MORE Rebecca Estill
Mark and his team handled the process extremely well. This was a 2nd home/cabin purchase, of which our offer was accepted on 7/25/17 and we got keys to the cabin on 8/25/17. The speed is not something most people experience. There was no back and forth in requesting docs. They were all ... READ MORE Ron Beck Ron Beck Firm Manager
Mark and his team were very thorough, quick, and helpful. I highly recommend AmeriFirst Financial! Judith K Ronnebeck
We were astounded by the effeciency and diligence and knowledge we experienced with Mark. He had our loan closed in an amazing short time frame. Everything was awesome and no mistakes. Very professional, and personable at the same time. We have done business with many mortgage lenders, ... READ MORE Monna Jean Erdman Monna Jean Erdman
My husband, Jim Lewin, and I are Realtors practicing primarily in the Pine, Strawberry and Payson areas. Over the past several years, we have recommended Mark Paliscak to many of our clients and family members, but we recently worked with Mark and AmeriFirst for the first time to ... READ MORE Sue Lewin Sue Lewin Realtor
Thank you Mark for your hard work and diligence in obtaining our financing in an expeditious manner. Jeffrey Melssen Homeowner
Mark was recommended to me by my realtor. After a short conversation about our financial needs we reached a purchase price point. Mark personally walked us thru the needed documents and worked with our Realtor to complete our purchase and closing on time with very few problems​. Joshua Luchtel State highway leadman
Mark helped me a lot with a VA loan. There was so much red tape forms that I almost backed out of loan. Mark was very patient and gave me a list of the VA required forms to fill out and where to get the information. I am now a home owner in Show low thanks to Mark. Raul Ortiz Retired Department of Agriculture (USDA)
I highly recommend Mark for your mortgage needs. He is very professional and prompt to respond to any questions I have. Diane Roberson
Mark and his team did an OUTSTANDING job for both my wife, Robbin, and myself. Everything was done long distance (moved from Spokane WA) and on-time !!! I would recommend Mark Paliscak and his team, without reservation, to anyone needing to secure a new loan, refinance, etc. ... READ MORE PATRICK GEORGE ROONEY B-777 INTERNATIONAL CAPTAIN, FEDEX, Retired
We were referred to Mark by a friend after having some doubts if we would qualify for a loan. Mark explained exactly what we needed to do in order to qualify and within a month we started the process. Mark, Brayam, and the entire Amerifirst team made the buying process very clear and ... READ MORE Chris Corbin
Mark and his team provided exceptional guidance to my wife and I as we engineered our home purchase and relocation from Tennessee to Phoenix. Due to scheduling conflicts, our process had to managed remotely. Mark and his team assured that a confusing, intense process moved forward ... READ MORE Tony Harmon VP, Business Development
My experience was with Bryam, who works for Mark. Always ready with an answer to my many questions. The buying of our home was smooth, despite the many layers of paperwork. Thank you, Richard Fox Richard Fox
Mark and Brayam were outstanding to work with. When problems arouse they stepped up and completed the loan in unbelievable time. it was a pleasure to work with AmeriFirst and Mark and Brayam would highly recommend them to everyone. JAMES SIPLE
Working with mark was a great experience. He assisted through out the entire process and found ways we could save money by refinancing through him. His communication was on spot and explained the need to meet certain dead lines. His staff is also excellent with the assistance they gave ... READ MORE Hugues Byrne Corrections Officer
Mark and Brayam took great care of us through the home purchase experience and got the loan processed in record time. Great job and many thanks. Kim and JoAnn Walsh
Mark and his team have a can do attitude and work hard to ensure all bases are covered and there are no last minute surprises. We were faced with needing to close in 30 days and they made it happen for us. Anyone else we talked to said a minimum of 45 days. The process was easy and we ... READ MORE Marvin Lomax Sales and Service Technician
Mark made the process so easy on us! Thank you for keeping things moving and making sure all the i's were dotted and t's were crossed. You are a consummate professional and what everyone is looking for in a Loan Officer! Nicole Hickey Nicole Hickey
I was in the middle of doing an FHA home loan from another loan officer and had so many problems, 60 later I changed and went with Mark and Brayam and Amerifirst, could not have made a better desicion! They got my loan through in 2 weeks. Love these guys they're awesome. I will ... READ MORE Amy L Fonger
Mark is very knowledgeable and showed a great variety for diverse ability's in finding the perfect fit for us in our mortgage needs. He and his staff worked with great expertise in getting our loan approved and through the underwriting staggs to finalize in perfect time, which ... READ MORE Debbie Farrell Administrative Assitant
Mark and his team did a fabulous job on our home loan! They were there for us and went out of their way to help us!! Stress free!!!! Thank you!! J and J McGinnis Practice Director
Mark Paliscak is not just a great guy! He gets things done, sometimes when you didn't even think it possible.! He is congenial with everyone I send to him, whether they can qualify or not. Taking the time to give good advice to those who can't now, he knows makes for solid ... READ MORE Susan Susan "Terri" Corral Real Estate Agent with Lockman and Long Real Estate Services
Mark and his team were amazing. Not only did he help with getting our loan done he helped with more financial issues we were having. He was super fast and proactive, never skipped a beat. I would recommend him over and over again and will definitely contact him on the future if we are ... READ MORE Christopher Reed Retail manager
Mark is awesome. Very remarkable! Always available on a moments notice. Helps the buyers to get thru this difficult time for first time buyers it's a whole new experience and for the seasoned buyer, it's all changed. I highly recommend Mark to my clients Anonymous
Mark is honest, dependable, and incredibly hard-working. Beyond that, he is an impressive problem solver who is always able to address complex issues with strategy and confidence. Mark is inspired by challenges, and never intimidated by them. His knowledge of loans and the process ... READ MORE Tammy Blair Realtor
Mark is one of the best lenders I have felt with. Always informs you through the WHOLE process from stat to finish. Highly recommended AAA+++. David Weeks David Weeks Realtor
I have had the pleasure of knowing Mark for a number of years and he is an extremely experienced, capable and flexible "lending" professional. Regardless of whether a potential buyer is well qualified or "has some issues" Mark can provide a solution and a program ... READ MORE Mike Woolery Realtor-Rim Country Real Estate
Each client and each escrow is treated with great importance and attention to detail. Closing on time is important to me, and Mark has made that a priority as well. Each client is treated with care, no matter how challenging they may be. Professionalism, efficiency, knowledge...really ... READ MORE Rebecca Stewart Rebecca Stewart Licensed Assistant to Realtor/ Kim Ross - Keller Williams
Mark has helped many of my clients buy homes. He follows through from start to finish and is the lender I always recommend. Maureen Buchanan Maureen Buchanan Realtor - 2017 President Central Arizona Board of Realtors
I had the good fortune to work with Mark on several transactions. A client of mine chose to work with Mark on their VA Loan. They then referred 2 other family members to him and I had the pleasure of closing all 3 with Mark. He did a fantastic job, great communication and navigated the ... READ MORE Elise Fay Realtor
Very professional & knowledgeable, gets the job done!! joe Montalto Broker / Owner
We thought that Mark was right on the "mark". IIt would take a minimum of 30 days to receive a loan from the bank and Mark said he could do it in 2 weeks. He came through on his statement and we were entirely satisfied. Anonymous
Mark should have a tag line, "Getting it done!" I have had more clients finance throught Mark Paliscak than all other lenders combined. Mark knows the White Mountains and the challenges with financing properties in rural Arizona. Mark has never missed a deadline for ... READ MORE Randy Weems Randy Weems Realtor in White Mouintains of Arizona
Mark Paliscak is one of best financial people I have every work with in my 38 years in Real Estate. You can call him and get a quote in a couple hours. He is very pleasant to work with on a loan. Kenneth Gouker Real Estate agent
Highly recommend Mark! He is always there to respond immediately to any situation. He has a very competent staff. He is an expert in his field! I am thankful, I can count on Mark to take great care of my clients. Cindy Cindy Cindy Whatley
Mark is awesome to work with. He answers his phone EVERY day of the week, for starters! He works with clients to make sure the loan fits them and their needs and makes changes to help them along the way when necessary. He will help clients figure out what they need to do, if they ... READ MORE Lisa O'Connell Realtor, Frank M. Smith & Associates, Inc., Pinetop, AZ
Working with Mark assures me that the closing will be successful and the client will be satisfied. Mark has an attitude of "get it done". I like this because real estate is fast pace and demands accuracy. Mark has both those characteristics. Annette Bashaw Annette Bashaw Realtor
Mark is great to work with. He is always available and either answers his phone or returns calls immediately. He is very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. He follows through and doesn't "drop any balls". All of my transactions with him are smooth. It's not ... READ MORE Carol Gianndrea Carol Gianndrea Realtor
I have been a Broker in Payson for 30+ years, owning my own company for 22 years. I, needless to say, have used lots of loan officers during this time. I use Mark every chance I get, recommend him to clients, and to other realtors. He exceeds all expectations. He knows what he is ... READ MORE Carolyn Stanley Associate Broker, Berkshire Hathaway
Mark Paliscak is a fantastic Loan Officer! He is very thorough and always right on top of everything. I am always glad to work with him and have every confidence that we will have a successful and timely close. He is also great to use for single wide manufacture homes. I was his ... READ MORE Marta Rogers Realtor with Century 21 High Country in Show Low
Mark has been fantastic to work with. He communicates well and sets expectations so that my clients have no surprises about the process. His follow-up is consistent and clear. Best yet.. in my experience, he's always closed early or on time! My clients are extremely happy and I ... READ MORE Karen Ingersoll Karen Ingersoll REALTOR
Mark has always been very professional to work with. Over many years and several transactions I have found few loan officers that have the concern, care and skills to make a transaction go smoothly and Mark is one of those loan officers. He is superb in communication and up to date on ... READ MORE Tamra Lee Ulmer Tamra Lee Ulmer Owner/Broker Arizona Resource Realty
I have worked with Mark for close to 8 years now. Being in Real Estate, there is no such thing as a perfect deal. With Mark every deal we have done has been all about the resolutions and never the challenges. If you are looking for someone who is willing to go above and beyond for ... READ MORE Kim Camp Associate Broker with Advantage Realty Professionals
Mark has been lender lender I refer for many of the transactions I work on with clients- He is a wise choice for borrowers because he is a great listener and communicator, uses consistent follow-up action and is tireless in getting the job done no matter what it takes. My clients often ... READ MORE Liz Engelhart Liz Engelhart Realtor
Mark Paliscak and his staff at AmeriFirst Financial were and are an absolute dream to work with. They made the daunting process to purchase our home as easy as possible. Anytime I had a question or a problem they were right there to help and if a call back was in order, it was made ... READ MORE Ardyce Rogers

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