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Meet YourRetirement Mortgage SpecialistLona Craig

Chances are you haven’t met someone in the mortgage loan industry quite like Lona Craig. For starters, her expertise in window tinting landed her a job as a special effects technician in the 1990’s movie Blind Fury and later as an extra in Stephen King's psychological thriller movie, Misery. She’s battled intense wildfires and protected our homes and forests as a wildland firefighter for four years at the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District. Which lead to a 20 year medical career to include a degree in Radiology and elevated into a cardiovascular interventional technologist where she treated heart attack patients as an emergency response team member; she’s always had a passion for helping others. Her sense of adventure is unrivaled.

She’s traveled and worked around the world, including California, Hawaii, Georgia, Connecticut, and even Australia. She chose to return to Reno, where she grew up because there’s no place like home.

Today, as a reverse mortgage specialist for Fairway IMC, Lona enjoys connecting with people throughout northern Nevada to help them navigate the often-confusing home buying process. At Fairway, she’s part of a team of loan officers and a branch manager that has been together approaching 20 years. They are a 100% employee-owned company with a solid reputation. A perpetual learner, Lona was determined to get her mortgage origination license in both Nevada and California, although it wasn’t a requirement of the position. She’s a natural fit for Fairway as she’s built her career and life on solving problems and the power of connection. She prides herself on creating sustainable homeownership through responsible lending in the communities in which we live and work.

Based in Reno, NV


What Fairway customers are saying *

My wife and I really appreciated the huge financial help from Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation. Our lives have been better than before. Thank you again.

Donald Y.

Fairway was always professional, expedient, and truthful about the process of obtaining a reverse mortgage loan. No part of the process was concealed or confusing. It was a pleasure to work with Fairway and its representative.

Sandra H.

This is an invaluable loan for seniors. The staff was terrific helping us navigate through the process and explaining the benefits this provides.

Gwen R.

What is a Reverse Mortgage Loan?

A reverse mortgage is a unique loan that allows those 62 years of age and older to convert a portion of the equity they have built up in their homes into cash and defer repayment until they pass away or move out. The loan can provide you with cash that you can use now, help you develop a line of credit, and more, giving you more financial flexibility in retirement.

Benefits of A Reverse Mortgage

There are many incredible benefits to this unique loan, and it can be a great way way for you to feel secure in your retirement and provide you with the financial freedom you are looking for.


  • No monthly mortgage payments except for taxes, insurance, and maintenance
  • Growing line of credit (applies to unused funds)
  • Increased discretionary cash flow
  • Can sell YOUR home at any time
  • Does not require payment until last living borrower permanently leaves the home
  • Bridge the medicare gap
  • Increase your purchasing power

Benefits of working with a Fairway loan officer in Reno, NV

We Deliver On Customer Service

Our customers experience some of the fastest turn times in the industry. The Fairway reverse mortgage loan process is designed to exceed expectations, provide satisfaction and earn your trust.

Specialized Training

Each Fairway loan officer is required to attend live training classes before he or she can originate a reverse mortgage loan. Our Reverse mortgage planners have access to a dedicated support staff and ongoing weekly educational training calls.

National In-Person Appointments

Fairway has offices located nationwide with trained reverse mortgage planners, giving us the ability to meet with you in a face-to-face setting.

Who We Serve


You invested so much into your home and future, and retirement is meant to be a time where you can reap those benefits. With a reverse mortgage, Fairway can help you convert the equity in your home into useable, nearly tax-free funds.

Financial Advisors

With Fairway Mortgage, we can help your clients secure smart financial decisions when it comes to reverse mortgages and their retirement planning. We are proud to be a trusted resource for financial advisors and their senior clients.


The Fairway team is proud to be the top reverse mortgage partners for Realtors. With our years of experience, we will be there every step along the way, from the vital pre-approval process to a smooth, surprise-free closing.

Reverse Mortgage Resources

The Fairway team wants you to have convenient access to all of the details you need regarding reverse mortgages and has prepared a variety of resources that can help you along your planning journey.

Calculate Your Reverse Mortgage

Reverse Mortgage Myths & Facts

Reverse Mortgage Brochure

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