Karen Rizzo serves as Senior Loan Consultant at Mortgage Advantage and brings over 30 years of experience in the real estate and lending industries. Before joining Mortgage Advantage, Karen owned Township Property Finance & Consulting Corporation, a residential mortgage brokerage in Melville, which she founded in 1991. Karen is a licensed real estate agent since 1979, a registered mortgage broker since 1987 and a certified mortgage planning specialist since 1999. She is expert in both residential and commercial financing including divorce settlements, reverse mortgages and investor portfolios.
Karen earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Hofstra University and prior to that an associate’s degree in International Marketing & Design from Nassau Community College. She also earned industry-related certificates from New York Institute of Technology, C.W. Post, Metropolitan Institute of Interior Design, Metropolitan College of Tribeca and the Real Estate Training Center, where she taught the Real Estate License and Mortgage Loan Originator courses. From the Long Island Board of Realtors she earned a Short Sale Professional certification, and from the CMPS Institute, the designation of Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist. Active with Long Island’s Network Exchange (LINX) and Association of Divorce Financial Planners, Karen resides in Huntington.Return to Team