Financing & Loan Options: Buy Your Dream Home

Ready to seal the deal on a new home? Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or have been through the buying process before, if you have any questions about financing the purchase of your home, Sturdy Real Estate is here to help. We’ve partnered with reputable and trustworthy local lenders who will help you realize your dream of homeownership with a financing plan that fits your budget.

Meet Our Lender Partners

Each of our current lending partners are based in the Springfield, MO area and are ready to assist new and seasoned home buyers alike with the mortgage and home loan process. They specialize in a variety of financing options including:

  • Conventional Loans
  • FHA Loans
  • USDA Loans
  • VA Loans
  • And more

Learn about each of our mortgage lending partners below and contact them by phone or online to get started on the lending process.


Brenton Illum

Brenton made the move into mortgage lending after buying and selling seven homes over the course of his personal and professional travels. Before entering the mortgage industry and officially settling down in Springfield, he coached college football for 20 years. Brenton has also served in a number of civic groups, committees and leadership initiatives.

OnQ Financial Mortgage

Chris Krans

Chris Krans has been in the mortgage industry for two decades and is committed to finding and offering the best financing program for your payment needs. Chris, along with OnQ Financial, offers FHA, VA, conventional, USDA, MHDC, bond programs and many other loan products.

USA Mortgage

Christi Bukaty

Christi Bukaty has more than 20 years of lending experience. She has been a top-10 producer for the Missouri Housing Development Program and loves working with every single one of her customers. Whether you are a first-time buyer or seasoned homeowner, Christi has the knowledge to place you with the right loan.


Need more information on your available loan options? Do you have a financing question for one of our lending partners? Reach out to Sturdy Real Estate today, and we’ll be happy to connect you with an industry expert!

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