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Meet YourLoan Officer Steve Buckingham

After graduating from the Robert O. Anderson School of Business at the University of New Mexico in 1982, Steve Buckingham embarked on a distinguished financial career. For over 15 years, he served clients as a Certified Financial Planner with a Fortune 200 company before transitioning to the mortgage industry in 1996. Steve’s expertise spans various areas, including loan origination, wholesale lending, reverse mortgages (purchase or refinance) and underwriting.

With over 35 years of personal experience as a homebuyer, Steve brings invaluable knowledge of the real estate markets to his clients. Specializing in residential real estate finance, he covers a wide range of loan types, like VA, FHA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Non-Conforming Jumbo loans. 

As a Reverse Mortgage Specialist, Steve is dedicated to assisting clients, whether first-time homebuyers needing down payment assistance or seasoned buyers looking to upgrade, purchase a second home or invest in property.

Steve's commitment to his clients is unwavering, driven by his strong passion for helping others and his "whatever it takes" attitude. He fosters long-term relationships with his clients and their families, ensuring their needs are met positively and enthusiastically.

Outside of work, Steve cherishes spending quality time with his beloved wife, Beth. He enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, golfing and softball. With four children, Steve eagerly anticipates the joy of welcoming new grandchildren into his family in the near future.

Based in Peoria, AZ


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 Peoria, AZ

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

Find Out More About Our Loans, Like How Much You May Qualify For

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