Mon - Fri : 09:00 - 5:00
  • CORE Lending
  • Magnolia, TX
  • 32310 Tamina Road
  • 281-367-CORE
  • 9:00AM - 5:00PM
  • 2014
  • Service Overall rating: 5 out of 5 based on 13 reviews.


The Magnolia division of CORE Lending is readily available to assist you with your financial needs.

Meet The Team

Carolyn Knigge
RMLO - #221410
I am a 30+ year veteran of the mortgage industry and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to your transaction. My expertise extends from basic conventional purchase & refinance transactions to FHA, VA, USDA, new construction/build-on-your-lot programs and many more. I am well-versed in working with the self-employed borrower and those customers needing special high-end financing for the executive home. With an extensive background in the mortgage industry and understanding the nuances of the Mortgage Loan business, I use the latest in web technology to provide the most up-to-date tools available to you. I am a committed and passionate professional who puts my clients' best interests and satisfaction above all else. My team’s determination to cater to our clients' specific needs coupled with our market expertise, attention to detail and superior negotiating skills allows you to receive first class service.
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Janae Kageler
RMLO - #298813
Janae Kageler is a Residential Mortgage Loan Originator at CORE Lending in Magnolia, Texas, with extensive experience in the home buying process. Whether it be first time homebuyers, refinancing a home, or purchasing a second property, Janae is dedicated to making sure the process runs smoothly for both clients and agents. Customer service is of utmost priority, and delivering exceptional results to all involved in the home buying process is what makes CORE, and Janae, the first choice in residential mortgage lending.
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Sal Trapani
RMLO - #1055510
Sal Trapani was a former law enforcement officer and relocated his family to The Woodlands as a result of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The community welcomed him warmly and as a person of service, he reciprocates through actively participating as a Reserve Deputy locally with the MCSO today. His passion is helping people build their own success through teaching, encouragement and moral support.
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Stephanie Wood
RMLO - #254745
Stephanie was the Top Producer for CORE Lending for 2015 and 2016 & has been a Loan Originator for 16 years. She is heavily involved in HAR and WCR as an affiliate. She is well versed in all loan types. She will gladly help with any mortgage needs you may have. She has received numerous awards from various organizations for her work in the Mortgage Industry.
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Branch Reviews

Dave Your Mortgage Guy

5 5 1
Dave I cannot thank you enough for everything you did for me. I’ll be honest I was extremely nervous stressed out about buying my first home, but Dave walked me through every little detail and made sure I was well prepared and completely comfortable with any concerns I had. Dave showed up to my closing for extra support and to make sure everything went over smoothly, which helped me out a lot. He always responded right away and really made this whole process as painless as possible. I will DEFINITELY be recommending Dave to everyone I know. Thanks again for everything Dave, It was truly a pleasure! Geovanni Delao

Outstanding Service of Brenda Hogue

5 5 1
I cannot say enough about the service I received from Core Lending and especially that of Brenda Hogue. My case turned out to be a very difficult one, and Brenda knew the answer for every issue that popped up. She was quick to reply, and had the unique ability to help me understand what was happening very complicated matters. She went well out of her way to insure that the incredible interest rate she got for me stayed locked in when the house deal was delayed due to unrelated matters, and she kept me on track when I was ready to give up. She went far beyond what anyone would expect, and I owe her a great debt of gratitude for a job well done.

Brenda Hogue

5 5 1
Brenda was great to work with! She was always there if we had questions, just went above and beyond the call of duty!