Funny, the lenders still in business are by and large good lenders. One of the good things that came out of the "housing crisis" was a shake-up. Integrity was not always a part of the equation, it seems to be for now. For that I am grateful.
Mark Smith with Abacus Financial is awesome, one of the smartest people I know, his number is 303-488-0202. If you plan on using FHA or any government first time programs I would call Julie Mason with Universal, she is a plethera of knowledge and information and an amazing heart. If your planning on investing using your 401K I have a different lender for that.
Tom, if you can let me know what your intentions and goals are I will be better equipped to send you in a direction that serves all.