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Because Every Mortgage
Is Different...



Our residential and commercial mortgage advisors can leverage decades of experience and expertise on your behalf. A mortgage advisor is an independent real estate financing professional who specializes in the origination of residential and commercial mortgage loans.

A Silex mortgage advisor works with as many as 40 lenders at any one time. By combining professional expertise with direct access to hundreds of loan products, your Silex mortgage advisor provides the most efficient way to obtain financing tailored to your specific financial goals without adding more cost.

We have 35 plus years of experience matching the right client to the right lending institution with the right deal–each and every time.

Because like you, every mortgage is different!

  • Residential | Commercial
    Lending Experts

    Because Every Mortgage Is Different...


  • Joseph (Joe) Racamato

    is a 30 plus year veteran of the mortgage banking industry. He has extensive experience operating a retail mortgage banking operation originating all types of loan products. He also has spent many years working as a mortgage banker serving the needs of both residential and commercial clients. Joe’s ties to the New Jersey lending and mortgage banking community run deep. He has always maintained his high standing by being involved in mortgage trade associations.
    (973) 423-0506
    NMLS # 206797
  • Ernest (Ernie) DeMarco

    Vice President
    is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. DeMarco has owned and operated his private practice for more than 30 years in Hawthorne, NJ where the Company has located its headquarters. He is a highly respected member of the community and is an active member of both civic and political groups. His specialty is small business accounting and tax preparation as well as individual tax planning.
    (973) 423-3177
    NMLS # 296653
  • Heidi Bowman

    Vice President, Marketing and Business Development
    is a 30 plus year veteran in Marketing and Business Development. Her focus @ Silex Financial Group is to drive business growth in existing and new markets with a passion for perfecting the First Time Home Buyer experience. Heidi is a post 21 Advocate for Disabled Adults and a CrossFit enthusiast.
    (973) 423-0506
    NMLS # 1668273
  • Scott Smith

    Director of Operations
    with more than 15 years in the mortgage banking industry, Scott has extensive experience in processing and underwriting all types of residential, commercial and investment property loans. Scott’s customer centric approach to processing loans makes him extremely valuable in the loan origination process.
    (973) 423-0506
    NMLS # 211302
  • Robert Snyder (Bob the Broker)

    Mortgage Professional
    is a 15 year plus veteran in the mortgage banking industry. Bob has both wide product knowledge and an extensive realtor and professional network. He is recognized for his superior customer service – before, during and after the loan has closed. Bob is also a dedicated Board member of “Push to Walk,” a non for profit organization focused on providing individualized services to people with spinal cord injuries.
    (973) 495-8925
    NMLS # 207771
  • Anthony Puluse

    Mortgage Professional
    is a veteran mortgage loan originator serving his clients and community since 1995. Anthony is well respected in his local community as the “go to” for all types of residential and commercial loans and has broad product and network experience. Anthony and his family participates in several annual fund raising events to support education in general including “Anthony Rocks Autism” which is a family run fund raiser and he is a of member SEPAC (Special Education Advisory Committee of Hawthorne).
    (201) 988-2932
    NMLS # 209860
  • James (Jim) P Christopoulos

    Mortgage Professional
    brings over 35 years of FHA lending experience and has earned a very favorable reputation among seniors as a knowledgeable advisor in the reverse mortgage area. His ability to connect and become a strong advocate for his clients allows him to put his clients at ease before, during and after closing. Jim is one of the few Certified Reverse Mortgage Specialists in New Jersey, earning this special designation from the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association after rigorous hours of coursework and examinations.
    (201) 400-0010
    NMLS # 129718
  • Peter Nagy

    Mortgage Professional
    is a 20 year detailed oriented, extremely driven mortgage professional with a proven track record of success. Defined by over two decades of consistent production and a large database of satisfied repeat clients and business partners. Peter provides world class service to his clients and especially enjoys working with First Time Home Buyers. He is an expert in helping clients with less than perfect credit scores, by providing valuable information and education to achieve and maintain a valuable credit rating. Allow my hard work and problem- solving skills help you qualify for an FHA, VA or Conventional mortgage. His other passions in life are spending time with friends and family and playing golf.
    (973) 985-1680
    NMLS# 207869
  • Leigh Bodnar

    Mortgage Professional
    is a tried and true mortgage professional with more than 30 years helping people secure the best mortgage financing to purchase or refinance their home. Leigh has extensive knowledge in all facets of mortgage lending, including Conventional, FHA, VA, and non-QM. Words he lives by - “been there…figured it out…done that”. He is passionate about client advocacy and providing world-class customer service. When Leigh is not busy helping his clients, you can find him running on the trails of Randolph or fishing in Shongum Lake but, his greatest pleasure is spending time with his family.
    (201) 715-2251
    NMLS# 192707
  • John Betines

    Mortgage Professional
    is a 24 year veteran of the Mortgage Banking Industry servicing both Residential & Commercial clients. John has been active in his community’s Board of Education, Lacrosse Team Coach & the Chamber of Commerce. John also holds a Mold remediation License that comes in handy with his clients.
    (908) 265-9046
    NMLS # 233981