About Barka

Barka Atsemet has worked in the financial industry since 2004 and at Elevations since 2014. He earned a bachelor’s degree with a minor in business management from Colorado State University. Inspired by the credit union philosophy of “people helping people,” Barka’s goal is to help you navigate through the mortgage financing process from application to closing. Barka will be your personal advocate and help you find a loan that best fits your needs, whether you're a first-time homebuyer, a homeowner thinking of refinancing your existing mortgage or a seasoned homeowner looking to upgrade, downsize or purchase a vacation home or investment property. Barka and his family came to the United States as refugees in 1990 and quickly felt at home due to compassionate, caring people like his family’s sponsors, who helped them assimilate to the U.S. and made them feel welcome. After this experience, Barka knew he wanted to serve his community and pay it forward. In his free time, Barka coaches his son’s basketball team, watches all their sports games and enjoys spending time with his wife, two sons and dog.

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"Barka was amazing! He answered all our questions, he was always available, and everything he said was accurate. He honestly made this the smoothest refinance we have ever gone through. He also was able to get as an additional credit." -Robert Sible

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Why Elevations Mortgage Lending?

Top three reasons Colorado Borrowers choose Elevations Credit Union.

  1. Easy and Seamless Process

  2. Wide Range of Options and Products to choose from

  3. Competitive Rates and Fees that allow us to give back to both you and the community

Why Elevations Mortgage Lending?

Top three reasons Colorado Realtors refer Elevations Credit Union:

  1. Smooth, on-time Closings with no Surprises – We provide a consistent experience throughout the entire loan process

  2. Excellent, Local Customer Service

  3. Strong Reputation amongst the Real Estate Community

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Why Elevations Mortgage Lending?

Top three reasons Colorado Listing Agents accept our offers:

  1. Personal Relationships within the Real Estate Community

  2. Quick turn times that allow us to compete with cash competitive offers

  3. We provide local appraisers who are familiar with the area

2022 Scotsman Award

Top Originator Award

For the last 12 years, Scotsman Guide has ranked thousands of the nation’s top-producing residential mortgage originators. The longevity, verification process and comprehensive scope of this list have positioned it as a benchmark for the mortgage industry. Received Following Awards:

  • Top Dollar Volume

  • Most Loans Closed

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