I graduated from Brandeis University in 1989 with a B.A. degree and from Fordham University School of Law in 1992 with a J.D. degree. I am a licensed attorney and was associated with Hahn & Hessen LLP, a New York law firm, for over ten years, where I practiced commercial finance, secured and unsecured lending and real estate law. In 2004, I decided to make a career change and entered the mortgage business. I am a Mortgage Loan Originator at loanDepot, LLC., one of the largest nonbank consumer retail lenders in the nation.
I assist individuals in obtaining financing for the purchase and refinance of primary and vacation homes and investment properties. I have extensive knowledge of cooperative, condominium, single-family and multi-family financing, as well as commercial loans. loanDepot LLC. works with over sixty investors and lenders and therefore we are able to offer some of the best programs, products and interest rates available, including providing mortgages in some of the most difficult condominiums and co-ops. We offer a variety of loan products including conforming, jumbo, FHA, fixed rate and adjustable rate loans.
As your trusted mortgage loan originator, I will help identify the best mortgage financing to fit your needs and explain and guide you through the loan process and support you from pre-approval through your closing/funding date. My website will be a useful resource for you throughout your loan process and it will provide you with many tools for you to utilize to ensure the loan process is a stress-free experience. Whether you are a first time home buyer or seasoned buyer, you can trust me with all of your home financing needs. I appreciate your business and thank you for choosing me!
loanDepot.com, LLC NMLS ID 174457. Licensed Mortgage Banker - NYS Department of Financial Services No. 109061
We were really impressed in working with Stu Kolinsky. This was not our first home buying experience so we thought we knew the process pretty well but hadn't realized how many things had changed. Stu took us step by step through the process and helped us to navigate our way to a successful closing and a highly competitive mortgage rate. I have recommended him to friends already and would do so again without hesitation.
Allissa R., Yorktown Heights, NY
Stu Kolinsky helped us secure financing for our first home purchase. As first time homebuyers we valued the service that he provided and felt well-informed every step of the way. He was very responsive and communicative in dealing with all of our concerns and questions. Stu got us very competitive terms and worked diligently on our behalf to manage multiple speed bumps that came up during the process. We would highly recommend working with Stu and loanDepot.
Daniel B., Brooklyn, NY
loanDepot made purchasing a home a smooth, easy, pleasant experience - which is the complete opposite of what I've heard of from people who got their loan from their local bank.
I worked with Stu Kolinsky and Erika Vera at loanDepot for the loan of the purchase of my first home. I can't recommend them enough. They went above and beyond, making themselves available and hand holding every step of the way. Thanks to loanDepot, I got the best rate I could have imagined and closed on my new house earlier than expected - and did so stress-free.
Greg Y., Weehawken, NJ
We would highly recommend working with this company. Stuart Kolinsky helped us through this process, got us a great rate and helped us manage some complicated elements of our process. He was thorough, responsive and stayed in consistent communication.
Josh V., Brooklyn, NY
Stu Kolinsky did a great job guiding me through my first co-op purchase and locking in a great rate. I was buying directly from the seller with no brokers, so I had A LOT of questions. Stu was very patient, explained everything, and was very responsive to emails and phone calls. Thanks, Stu!
Justin S., Manhattan, NY
We had a wonderful experience with Stu Kolinsky when we financed our home. He is knowledgeable, extremely attentive, and went out of his way to keep us comfortable during what could have been a very trying process. He's a true pro!
Kate S., New York, NY
Speedy and responsive service sums up my experience with Stu Kolinsky.... He led us every step of the way, ran block on the various complexities, and comfortably guided us through the process after locking in a phenomenal rate. My highest recommendation!
Paul L., Manhattan, NY
Working with Stuart Kolinsky in refinancing both our home and our mother's was a great experience. He is very organized and communicates clearly and responsively making the process seem absolutely painless. Having dealt with other brokers and banks in the past, we have a good basis for comparison. On top of all that, he is secured a great rate saving us substantial money. We recommend him wholeheartedly.
Sharry P., Manhattan, NY
It is rare to find a professional who cares more about doing the right thing than anything else. I have known Stu Kolinsky for probably close to a decade. When I first met him, he took the time to educate me and point me in the right direction on financing he couldn't even write. I passed his name on to a few people, and he actually advised one of them against refinancing. In the past few years, however, he's worked with me on (an incredibly smooth) refinancing - and most recently, purchasing a new home. The new home purchase was a whirlwind experience. He was not only available to us, literally, 24X7, he was the quarterback for the entire transaction - keeping in touch with me, the realtor, the attorney, etc. Closing a large purchase in just about a month was insane - and no matter what ridiculous issue came up, what had to get done, or where he had to go - nothing was ever a problem for Stu. I could trust that whatever Stu was working on, would be done right - and on time. And, I always felt well-informed and that he was on top of things (even when he was supposed to be on vacation.) At this point, I have been so spoiled, I don't think I could ever work with any other mortgage broker.