Mortgage Advisor

Paul Ellis Rippee III

Mortgage Advisor NMLS# 2042773 Licensed in AL, IN, KY and TN

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(615) 336-4588 [email protected]

2055 N Mount Juliet Road, Suite 100
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
Branch License #2118991

About Paul Ellis Rippee III

Your mortgage is personal, and I understand that.

Music brought Paul to Nashville in 2001, but the spirit and people of the city have kept him here ever since. After completing a business degree at Bemont University, Paul spent the next several years working as a touring and recording musician for several major label acts. In 2008, he met and began working with Curb Recording Artist Lee Brice, an encounter that turned into a great and lasting career. The following 12 years brought with them some amazing opportunities to travel the world, perform on numerous TV broadcasts, and record hit songs including nine number one’s.

All that ended abruptly as 2020 and the Covid pandemic took hold and brought the entertainment, and especially touring, industry to a standstill. Paul saw that as a great opportunity, amidst the turmoil and fear, to take a chance and explore another dream he had always had: to help others achieve their financial goals.

Paul and his team at Preferred Rate see homeownership as one of the key elements to financial security. Regardless of what stage you are at in that process – first time homebuyer, considering rental properties, or seasoned investor; we have the advice, knowledge, experience, and products to help you achieve your goals. Our philosophy is that homebuying should be a fun and exciting experience. We spend the time making sure each buyer is informed, knows their options, the process, and arrives to closing day confident and with a smile!

When he’s not in the office or on stage, Paul can usually be found kayaking, paddleboarding, or biking around Middle TN with his amazing wife Kirsten and 5 year old son Van.

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We keep the mortgage process easy

Buying a new home can feel like everything at once: Exciting, overwhelming, stressful, and even emotionally taxing.

Whether this is your first home, your next home, or you’re thinking about refinancing, we’re ready to walk with you every step of the way.

  • Step 1 Connect with a Loan Expert

  • Step 2 Get Pre-Approved

  • Step 3 Make Offers

  • Step 4 Lock in your Preferred Rate

  • Step 5 Move in to your new home

  • Step 1 Connect with a Loan Expert

  • Step 2 Lock in your Preferred Rate

  • Step 3 Get your new loan approved!

Buying a new home can feel like everything at once: Exciting, overwhelming, stressful, and even emotionally taxing.

Home Loans

  • Fixed-rate Mortgages
  • Adjustable-rate Mortgages
  • Interest-only Loans
  • Jumbo Loans
  • FHA
  • VA Loans
  • USDA Loans
  • Reverse Mortgages

Speciality Products

  • Keys On Time Program
  • Secure Lock Program
  • Jumbo Investor Loan Programs
  • Peak Loan Program
  • High Balance Solutions
  • Jumbo Solutions
  • Home Ready
  • Home Possible Advantage
  • STaR Program for First-Responders
  • Doctor Program for Medical Professionals
  • Manufactured Housing Loans

See what Paul's clients have to say

Noel A

Paul and his teamed performed they're job exceptionally well. They were always available to field my inquiry and responded with a quick response. The team's customer service level is extremely high. I will continue to his team for any future home loans. ... Read More

Apr 01, 2024

Jimmy B

Paul and his team have been amazing to work with. They are very knowledgeable and go out of their way to give the best experience they can. I will be recommending them to my friends and family!

Mar 15, 2024

Noura M

Paul is an amazing, honest, and caring individual so it seems to be perfect that he is a mortgage officer. He has helped my family in more ways than I can count! He is so supportive, explains every document before signing, and is very honest about what he knows and what he doesn’t know. Paul was recommended to us by our real estate agent when my brother wanted to buy his house and he was the best! So fast forward to when I wanted to but my mother’s property, I immediately contacted Paul. We were stressed as to the many technicalities with buying my mother’s property but he brought in so many people to help that I trust him completely! My family and I are forever grateful to Paul! ... Read More

Mar 05, 2024

Braydon W

Paul was wonderful to work with - this was our first home-buying experience and he answered every question we had along the way (and we had lots). He was knowledgeable and professional, and was able to break down the more complicated steps of the process for us. We felt very taken care of and couldn’t recommend working with him enough! ... Read More

Feb 28, 2024

Amelie D

Friendly team, really professionnal, we felt safe and well taken care of in the process of buying our first home !

Jan 12, 2024

David L

Paul and Odysee made the process so smooth and easy. Their great communication, prompt responses and friendly smiles were key to my closing. I appreciate the way they respectfully communicated with everyone involved. Paul gets it done, a class act and a wonderful choice to work with on the purchase of your new home! ... Read More

Jan 10, 2024

Timothy P

Paul and his team were just the best in helping us obtain a loan and purchase a home! From initial contact with them in the beginning of December, to the closing on December 29th…professional, knowledgeable, friendly, all the way through! I highly recommend them for anyone needing a mortgage to purchase a home! ... Read More

Jan 02, 2024

Jeffrey H

As first time home buyers, we shopped around a bit but nobody was as awesome as Paul. We had several questions and he was SO patient and knowledgeable. He walked us through each portion of the process step by step. We will definitely be recommending him to anyone in need of a home loan. Thanks a million Paul! ... Read More

Dec 21, 2023

Dylan W

This was my wife and I’s second time working with Paul, and he exceeding expectations once again. He was patient and helpful considering different options with our loan, and was proactive in walking us through the process. Thanks to Paul we always understood the vital pieces of purchasing our home. On top of that, he’s a great guy and pleasure to work with. Highly recommend!! ... Read More

Dec 20, 2023