Shelton / Ansonia/ Derby

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Karissa M. Peters
Mortgage Banker
Office: 203.364.2993
Cell: 475.281.1833
NMLS# 952708
Karissa joined Newtown Savings Bank in August of 2006, and is located at our office on 815 Bridgeport Avenue in Shelton. Karissa was awarded the Five Star Mortgage Professional Award from Connecticut Magazine for 2024. She is an active member of the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce, and serves on the advisory board for Women In Networking. Karissa has a passion for giving back and previously held many volunteer roles in the Newtown area where she grew up. She currently resides in Oxford with her husband and two children, and enjoys being involved in their many sport activities. 
I look forward to assisting with your home financing needs - Karissa

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Excellent Service
It was a pleasure to work with Karissa. Very professional and thorough. She kept me well informed on every step of the process and always answered my questions quickly. I would highly recommend her!
Helpful and friendly!
Karissa made the process of getting our mortgage smooth. She was available when we had questions and got us a significantly lower rate than we had found elsewhere. She was a pleasure to work with.

We are impressed
Karissa was extremely competent, communicative and professional throughout our HELOC process. A real pleasure to work with! We knew we were in a safe pair of hands with Karissa. One area where she was a standout was communications. She was extremely responsive- returning calls and texts quickly and keeping us informed all the way. She is cheerful, optimistic and provided just the right amount of guidance just when we needed it. She is the best! We highly recommend her!!!
Karissa is the absolute best!
If you are a first time home buyer looking to start the mortgage process but have no idea where to start I absolutely recommend reaching out to Karissa at Newtown Savings Bank! Karissa took the time to explain everything to us not only about the mortgage process but about the entire home buying process and what to expect. She introduced us to the most amazing relator and as a team the two were unstoppable! We just closed on our dream home that in this day and age we didn't think would be possible. We cannot express how eternally grateful we are for all of Karissa's hard work, she is the best!

You are amazing! My family is indebted to you
Karissa I don’t have words. Thank you! I never thought home ownership would happen for me and you made it happen. Blessings and love always.
Amazing Experience!
I want to express my deep gratitude and appreciation for Karissa, she provided an exceptional level of service during our recent home purchase process. From our first interaction, she exhibited professionalism and a deep understanding of our needs. Despite the complexities of securing a home loan, she navigated the process seamlessly, providing clear guidance at every step. What truly sets Karissa apart, however, is her dedication and personal touch. Even amidst a personal challenge – her father's illness – she remained committed to ensuring our loan was processed without delay. This level of dedication is rare and speaks volumes about her character and commitment to her clients. Thanks to Karissa, we were able to secure our loan in time and purchase a beautiful home for our family. We couldn't be happier with the outcome, and we believe much of this success is due to her tireless efforts. If you're looking for a loan officer who combines professional expertise with genuine care for her clients, we cannot recommend Karissa highly enough.
Karissa Rules
My wife and I had the pleasure to work with Karissa on a mortgage refinance/loan consolidation. From the moment we started the process, she was nothing short of incredible and supportive. She was always extremely accessible through the entire process and was also very knowledgeable about any questions we had. Once we were approved, she gave us a timeline of around when we would close and that was the day we closed. I am also a very anxious person and she was also very patient and understanding with me when I asked her my insane worrying questions. I would highly recommend you seek out Karissa for any of your mortgage needs. You will not be disappointed. She is truly exceptional at her job. Thanks again, Karissa.
A loan officer who will treat you like family
Words cannot express how amazing Karissa is not only as a loan officer but as a human! She was professional knowledgeable and went above and beyond for me and my family. Timely responses, understanding and support were only a few of the things she provided to us during an incredibly stressful out of state relocation process. My family will forever know that Karissa played an integral part in bringing us back home to New England and we will be forever thankful for her kindness. It is not everyday that you meet someone who enjoys their job and takes pride in helping people like Karissa does - this woman deserves a raise, promotion and recognition for her exceptional work ethic - I highly recommend Karissa to anyone in need of a loan officer who will treat you like family!!
Responsive, Professional, and treats you like family
From the moment we met with Karissa about our mortgage, I trusted she was going to take care of our family as we bought our first home. She helped us figure out the best financial solution based on our needs and level of comfort. She helped us through the home buying process seamlessly. She also got us the most competitive products and rates that she could and it truly beat all the competition out there. She was always responsive, able to pivot easily when we changed our approach to offers we were considering, and she ultimately secured us the financing we needed for our forever home without any trouble. If you want to feel like you're being taken care of like family, work with Karissa!
Absolutely wonderful to work with!
Karissa couldn't have helped me any better. This was my first ever home purchase and after a year and a half looking for the right one, I was not satisfied with the previous lender I was working with. I reached out to Karissa and we hit it off instantly. She was always on top of her game, responded to my questions quickly and with a ton of knowledge, and made the process so smooth. My friends and family were honestly very amazed with how easy the process had been going for me, and they've purchased 1 or more homes before and wished they'd had the same experience. 100% would work with her again!

The best help for a first time home buyer!
Karissa was all that we could have asked for and more when it came to walking us through the process of buying our first home. From our first phone call to closing, Karissa provided expertise, advice, and plenty of laughs throughout, all while going above and beyond to provide us with the best rate and smoothest experience possible. She is incredibly communicative and can easily explain anything you may be confused about. We cannot recommend her enough, she's truly a pleasure to work with.
There every step of the way...
We cant say enough positive things about Karissa. She held our hand throughout the process, answered all of our questions timely and went above and beyond to get the final paperwork completed and submitted. Because of Karissa we were able to lock in a great rate and get our home improvement projects underway. Highly recommend!

Energy, Enthusiasm and an attention to detail!
Newtown Savings is always the best at customer service. With all those stars shining bright, our mortgage assistant had to be the sun or a comet. We were fortunate to have Karissa Peters assisting us with our loan. Karissa is fun, engaging and a true professional. We laughed a lot during the serious business of money lending! Karissa is very knowledgeable about the product, the process and we felt confident every step of the way. She is also a patient teacher as I know I asked the same question several times. Thank you Karissa!