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Rice-Wilkerson_11TDIANA RICE-WILKERSON, Loan Officer
Phone: 317-402-5555

Diana Rice-Wilkerson has dedicated her career to helping people achieve the American Dream: Homeownership.

She began her career working for Indiana National Bank, a lending institution which led the way in investing in Diana’s hometown community, Indianapolis.  Ultimately, she was promoted to Vice President of Mortgage Operations because of her in-depth understanding about every facet of the home financing process from Origination to Closing.

While at Indiana National Bank, Diana was instrumental in developing two special loan programs: one designed to serve low to moderate income families and one designed to help renovate properties in the Old Northside, Woodruff Place, Mapleton Fall Creek and the Herron Morton communities.

With a deep sense of passion and mission, Diana took her valuable skill sets to work for the Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership (INHP), a non-profit that is committed to providing affordable mortgage products to low and moderate income families.   In her role as Director of Mortgage Programs,  Diana expanded the homebuyer counseling services and established a rehabilitation administration program for properties in need of repairs.

Diana next served as Executive Director of the Greater Indianapolis Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit that helps very low income families obtain homeownership by building quality homes using community volunteers and donated resources.  Families pay for the home using a very unique, affordable mortgage product.  While there, Diana helped many families achieve the American dream.  She also led the “25 homes in 25 days” build in celebration of Habitat International’s 25th Anniversary.

Diana returned to her mortgage banking roots in 2002 when she went to work for Irwin Mortgage as a loan officer, where she focused on providing unique community focused mortgage products for her primary customer:  first time, low to middle income homebuyers.   She has originated thousands of mortgages over the past 15 years and currently works as a loan officer at Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation Inc.

In her commitment to serve the broader community at large, Diana has co-hosted the weekly radio broadcast of the Home & Finance Show, along with Janis Bradley, broker/owner of JB Real Estate Consultants since 2004.   The show, which airs weekly on WTLC-AM, is designed to educate the community on all aspect of homeownership.

Diana is honored to play a role in the home buying process and refers to her work as her ministry.

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Janis Bradley, Broker/Owner, JB Real Estate Consultants


Diana Rice-Wilkerson, Loan Originator, Fairway Mortage