Wayne Thompson, CMB (Walden Mortgage Group)

3609 Walden Drive

Lexington , KY 40513

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Get to know Wayne Thompson

I started in the mortgage industry in 1973 while still in college and never left. Over these 35+ years I have originated thousands of loans and I'm to the point of doing loans for children whose parents I did their first home loan. I'm fortunate that over 90% of my business is referral based.

My goal is to see that my clients are in the proper loan for their financial situation and that they get to closing on time with no surprises. Unlike most companies when I issue a Good Faith Estimate (GFE) I also provide a binding written guarantee for the rate and the fees.

I would welcome the opportunity to work with you and your clients. I know you will be pleased with the transaction from start to finish.


Mortgages are changing so fast that if you are not a student of the industry you cannot provide your clients with the information to make informed choices. The days of "application takers" are over. Also the mortgage industry is about more than making loans or making money. Everyone has a responsibility to give back to their community.

Below are a few of the things I have been involved in to both educate myself and to give back to the community that has been so good to me.


Industry Related Designations Held

Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) - The highest designation in the industry. There are less than 1000 nationwide and only 5 in Kentucky.

Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist (CMPS) - Provides a deep background in using a mortgage as a part of an overall financial plan.

Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) - A comprehensive course in senior and elder issues ranging from healthcare to finances.  As someone who has originated reverse mortgages since 1991 this course was critical to understanding the issues facing the seniors I work with.


Industry Related Honors Received

Shumacher - Buldoc Award - Presented annually by the Mortgage Bankers Association of America for legislative efforts benefiting the industry.

Kentucky Mortgage Banker of the Year - Presented to one individual annually.

Kentucky Mortgage Broker of the Year - Presented to one individual annually.

              (The only person in Kentucky to ever receive both honors)

Appointed Life Director Mortgage Bankers Association of Kentucky

Appointed Life Director of Bluegrass Mortgage Bankers Association

Appointed to the Kentucky Committee on Predatory Lending by Governor Beashear


Civic Activities

Member of the Better Business Board of Directors

Member of the Susan G Komen Foundation Board of Directors

Chairman of the LFUCG Urban Renewal Agency

Founding Member & Past President - Downtown Lexington Corporation

Founding Board Member - Lexington Dream Factory

Appointed to the five member Compel Task Force to review LFUCG procedures by Mayor Baesler

Appointed as Chairman of the Baseball Exploratory Committee by Mayor Miller

Appointed as member of the Fair Housing Task Force by Mayor Newberry


While these lists are not complete I hope they show my commitment to the industry I have made a career of and the value I place on giving back to my community.

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