Meet Mr. Mortgage, Fort Thomas Edition

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NKy native Lee Witte, lifelong mortgage professional and creator of ‘The Fort Thomas Real Estate Forum’ on Facebook, sets up shop in Campbell County

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Today, this industry veteran of almost two decades celebrates a new professional chapter with the official launch of Hometown Mortgage, the culmination of a lifetime of work, contacts, connections, and “just helping people out, the way a neighbor would,” says Witte.

In Fort Thomas, commonly known as “The Hyde Park of Northern Kentucky,” Witte has made both his home and his professional reputation.

Creator of ‘The Fort Thomas Real Estate Forum’

In 2019, Witte created The Fort Thomas Real Estate Forum on Facebook, an ongoing dialogue that accepts broker listings and FSBOs, specific to Fort Thomas, and, along the way, ingratiated himself in the hearts of hundreds of Fort Thomas home buyers and sellers.

The Fort Thomas Real Estate Forum has truly been a game-changer, for me, in helping me transform my business and establish my brand in the local community,” said Witte, 51.

Securing a mortgage will likely be the largest financial transaction a consumer is involved in; to that end, Witte has established himself as a trusted advisor in his community.

Licensed in Ohio, Kentucky and Florida, Witte is a lifetime mortgage professional with almost two decades (19 years) in the business, working at local financial stalwarts such as Fifth Third Bank and U.S. Bank.

House Specialty: Shopping Mortgages to Multiple Wholesale Lenders

I decided to become a Broker four years ago, so I could offer my clients more options. As a Broker, I love having the ability to shop the client’s mortgage with multiple wholesale lenders,” Witte said.

The entrepreneurial bug began biting about nine months ago, putting the wheels into motion for Witte to open his own brokerage.

This has been a burning desire of mine, to work for myself, doing what I truly love, working for the very people whom I have known for years,” Witte said.

For now, near the corner of Memorial Parkway and North Fort Thomas Avenue – a short screen pass from another Fort Thomas landmark, Highlands High School –  it’s just Witte and a support staff, working out a former two-story Memorial Parkway law office that Witte recently purchased for $265,000.

Hometown Mortgage will celebrate its grand opening at Fort Thomas Coffee from 5-7 p.m. with friends, family, industry contacts, some music and light bites. The public is invited. In true Fort Thomas tradition, free Bengals tickets will be raffled off, as will select Bourbon bottles and Jeff Ruby gift certificates.


Mr. Lee Witte, Broker/Owner

Hometown Mortgage

NMLS #437373

(859) 380-5674


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