Oracle Road, AZ — V.I.P. Mortgage Team

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Ben
Walker

Hi my name is Ben Walker and I am a Senior Loan Officer at VIP Mortgage.

I am passionate about meeting the needs and goals of my clients. With over 20 years of experience, I specialize in bringing peace of mind to the home financing process.

My goal is to make your homeownership dreams come true. It’s a great feeling when you can help people achieve their dreams of homeownership. Communication is the key to a good working relationship.  I pride myself on being accessible 24/7; Staying in touch and never leaving you wondering about the status of your loan.

My team and I understand that the mortgage process can be exciting, but also challenging and complicated.  We focus on taking the pressure off of you so you can make the best decisions for you and your family.

Give me a call, let’s get started!

5401 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, AZ 85704
Office: 520-918-2096
Fax:
bwalker@vipmtginc.com
NMLS: 206708
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Brett
Ames

I am a native to the great state of Arizona and a Graduate of Northern Arizona University. After a 20-year career in Law Enforcement serving my community, I have acquired the simple principles of dedication, service, integrity, honesty, and work ethic that I bring with me to the mortgage industry. I provide education, direction, and the attention to detail that is desired in an often daunting process.  With over 40 years of combined industry experience, this attention to detail is backed by our team of industry professionals. I pride myself on being accessible 24/7; Staying in touch and never leaving you wondering about the status of your loan.

“The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.”

― John Wooden

As a proud father and husband of 21 years, I am blessed to have had the support of a loving family, and the community as a whole.  When not diligently working for my clients, I enjoy working with youth and am a proud volunteer coach at a local high school.  In addition, my wife and I volunteer with charitable organizations in our community.  In truth, I always receive more than I give in these endeavors as the relationships developed have had long-lasting effects on how I approach life.

Whether you’re a first time home buyer home; a seasoned investor looking to expand a portfolio, looking to purchase a second home, you will be provided with the care and attention you deserve; before, during, and after your purchase.  You are not a mere number, nor should you be expected to be treated like one!

5401 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, AZ 85704
Office: 480-719-8824
Fax: (480) 725-0266
bames@vipmtginc.com
NMLS: 1655577
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Buzz
Dempsey

I have been originating loans since 1983. I spent nine of these years underwriting loans to ensure accurate and reliable loan approval. In my 30 years, I have amassed  more than 6,000 on-time closings in Southern Arizona, resulting in more than $1.2 billion in closed loan volume.  I am licensed in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Washington, Illinois, and Texas.  I am passionate about my clients and I am committed to meeting their needs and expectations.

My philosophy is simple – find the right loan product at a competitive price, provide realistic expectations and ensure on-time closing. I have developed a loyal following of customers who won’t make a move without me because I’ve fulfilled the trust they have placed in me and have never let them down.. I have worked hard to develop this standard of excellence and make it my personal motto – life is in the details, and it shows.  I personally stay involved in the transactions from beginning to end and personally manage all transactions.

In the early 1990s, I served as president of the Arizona Mortgage Bankers Association and was named Tucson Association of Realtors Affiliate Member of the Year in 1985. I have a BA and MBA from the University of Illinois. I have been married for 39 years, have three grown children and two granddaughters. I enjoy reading, visiting my family, and am a sports enthusiast, having spent 25 years as a soccer official before retiring in 2012.

5401 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, AZ 85704
Office: 520-444-3982
Fax: 520-437-0376
buzzdempsey@vipmtginc.com
NMLS: 205245
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Chris
Barclay

I am Chris Barclay, your mortgage professional. As a VIP Mortgage loan officer, my reputation is built on professionalism, integrity and the ability to keep transactions on track. I am dedicated to helping my clients obtain a mortgage that fits their specific financial goals. I am passionate about helping my clients and focus on bringing you peace of mind throughout the home financing process.

I am always here to answer your questions! Ultimately a successful loan closing is my main goal. My team and I use our collective skills and expertise to make that happen for you. We are 100% committed to total client satisfaction. From the first phone call to the closing, we are here for you. I can assist first time homebuyers, investors, self-employed borrowers or high net worth clients with the same smooth efficiency. Regardless of your situation, I will direct you through the process and continue to be a resource well after your loan has closed.

5401 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, AZ 85704
Office: 520-918-2111
Fax: 520-844-1217
cbarclay@vipmrginc.com
NMLS: 1022107
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David S.
Kime

I am originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, but have spent most of my life in Arizona other than an 8 year stint in Northern California. I received my bachelor’s degree in Finance with an emphasis in marketable securities from Arizona State University. I entered the mortgage industry soon after and feel blessed to have chosen a career that gives me such great satisfaction; knowing the hard work and dedication my staff puts into each deal plays a huge role in the quality of our clients lives.

I have been fortunate to have originated more than 6,000 loans in my 26 years lending; 19 years in management and three in private ownership. Every day presents a new challenge and always an interesting story. Good service and a reputation for honesty, integrity and financial reliability are as important as interest rates and fees. A lender you can trust will save you unwanted expenses and unexpected surprises in the end. After all, my clients’ mortgage loans are likely to be the biggest financial commitment they will ever make.

I am proud to spend my free time working with various volunteer organizations throughout my community including the Wounded Warriors Project, Project Healing Waters, Catalina Foothills Touchdown Club and Lacrosse, executive board member and past chairman for the Tucson Fiesta Bowl Committee, past board member for Ronald McDonald House, Arizona Mortgage Lenders Association, and past president and board member for Southern Arizona Mortgage Lenders Association. My favorite pass time, however, is watching my kids play sports. I also enjoy golf, tennis, skiing and have coached football and other youth sports for many years.

5401 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, AZ 85704
Office: 520-918-2115
Fax: 520-838-8973
dkime@vipmtginc.com
NMLS: 5211
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Drew
Dodds

I am Drew Dodds, your local Arizona mortgage professional. As a VIP Mortgage loan officer, my reputation is built on professionalism, integrity and the ability to keep transactions on track. I am dedicated to helping my clients obtain a mortgage that fits their specific financial goals. I am passionate about helping my clients, and focus on bringing you peace of mind throughout the home financing process.

5401 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, AZ 85704
Office: 520-488-3063
Fax:
drew.dodds@vipmtginc.com
NMLS: 1289137
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Dustin
Turner

Dustin Turner joined the mortgage industry in 2012 and has worked as a Sales Manager, Office Manager, and now as a licensed Loan Officer for the US Lending Team. Dustin enjoys assisting people in reaching their financial goals and matching them with the best possible mortgage product and program for each of their unique financial situations. His role in the US Lending Team consists of keeping customers updated, educated, and comfortable.

When Dustin is not working, he enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, fishing, and golfing. He also loves spending time with his wife, daughter, and two dogs

5401 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, AZ 85704
Office: 520-403-9204
Fax:
dustint@vipmtginc.com
NMLS: 1145730
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Hoang
Le

I was born and raised in Asia before emigrating to the U.S. in 1984.  I received my bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona in 1992. For more than 10 years, I worked in the medical device and automotive electronics industries, specializing in research and development, production, and operation management, before switching career paths in 2003.

Being a part of the mortgage industry and its ever changing climate has been immensely rewarding for me. Even when preoccupied with volatility and uncertainty, I feel blessed to be able to use my knowledge and experience to help others make informed decisions in one of their life’s greatest investment. I feel fulfilled, both professionally and personally, and believe that success is all about staying relevant, trusted, educated, and ready to earn repeat business, referrals, positive feedbacks and appreciation, while maintaining high degree of integrity, quality, and compliance.

5401 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, AZ 85704
Office: 520-440-9844
Fax: 888-667-5576
hle@vipmtginc.com
NMLS: 294419
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Hunter
Sampsel

I am Hunter Sampsel, your local Tucson mortgage professional. As a VIP Mortgage loan officer, my reputation is built on professionalism, integrity and the ability to keep transactions on track. I am dedicated to helping my clients obtain a mortgage that fits their specific financial goals. I am passionate about helping my clients, and focus on bringing you peace of mind throughout the home financing process.

I am always here to answer your questions! Ultimately a successful loan closing is my main goal. My team and I use our collective skills and expertise to make that happen for you. We are 100% committed to total client satisfaction. From the first phone call to the closing, we are here for you. I can assist first time homebuyers, investors, self-employed borrowers or high net worth clients with the same smooth efficiency. Regardless of your situation, I will direct you through the process and continue to be a resource well after your loan has closed.

Ready to get started? Give me a call at 520-531-9474 or shoot me an email! I look forward to working with you.

5401 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, AZ 85704
Office: 520-531-9474
Fax: 520-531-9468
hunter@vipmtginc.com
NMLS: 14215
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Iliana
Duarte

I am a Tucson native and the University of Arizona Alumni – Go Wildcats!! I have been originating loans for more than twelve years and specialize in first-time home buyers and down payment assistance programs. I enjoy guiding my clients through the options and challenges present in mortgage financing. Each time I deliver a home loan approval, I am genuinely glad and proud to be in this profession.

5401 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, AZ 85704
Office: 520-531-9474
Fax: 520-437-0376
iduarte@vipmtginc.com
NMLS: 849476
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Karen
Woolridge

Karen is a loan industry veteran with close to three decades of experience under her belt! As a Senior Loan Officer at V.I.P Mortgage, she is passionate about helping her clients achieve their dreams of home ownership and whether her borrowers are first time home buyers or are looking to purchase a second home, she guarantees open communication and a smooth transaction. She ensures that her clients understand the process and the loan program in which they are getting into. Karen also makes it a point to always be available to answer any questions they may have. And, even after all these years, Karen still loves when her borrowers get to closing!

When not making dreams come true, Karen and her high school sweetheart husband enjoy spending time with their college aged son camping at the lake or in the mountains. And, their favorite getaway is the always popular Rocky Point!

5401 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, AZ 85704
Office: 520-696-8943
Fax: 520-334-1983
karenw@vipmtginc.com
NMLS: 630016
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Kevin
Barela

I am originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico and have lived in Tucson for 22 years. I earned my bachelor’s in business from the University of Arizona and have been doing loans for more than a decade. I firmly believe the secret to success is building strong, long-term relationships with clients, Realtors and business partners. I have always aligned myself with like-minded people who share this priority – people who have continually brought integrity and thoughtfulness to this complex business.

Running, hiking and doing outdoor activities helps me to not only stay in shape, but remain mentally sharp. My wife and I  got married in 2011 and recently welcomed the birth of our first child. Getting married and having kids has changed my life and help keep everything else in perspective.

5401 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, AZ 85704
Office: 520 591-2563
Fax: 866-818-6555
loans@uslendteam.com
NMLS: 201229
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Matt
Kaiser

Industry knowledge is the key to having owners succeed with their mortgage instead of living for their home. We are driven to advise our clients to an educated decision and help our partners flourish in their own businesses. It is our goal to change the tarnished outlook on our industry and to have individuals once again prosper and enjoy the experience of owning a home.

Through V.I.P.’s entrepreneurial approach to business, our team has been able to create a culture that provides an exceptional client and partner experience with industry leading technology and support.

Since moving to Tucson in 2005, I have worked with a variety of financial institutions in Tucson, continuing to learn and grow in our ever-changing business. I am blessed to have this opportunity and look forward showing everyone why what we do and who we are is so special.

The free time I get is spent with Joleen and our daughter Kailee. Family is most important, which is why V.I.P. is the company for us.

5401 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, AZ 85704
Office: 520-293-5363
Fax: 866-818-6555
matt@uslendteam.com
NMLS: 228082
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Nick
Andress

As a 22-year veteran of the mortgage industry with a background in both mortgage banking and brokerage I am proficient in financing strategies inclusive of Conventional, Jumbo, FHA, VA, USDA, Construction, Land, Commercial, Renovation, 203K, Reverse Mortgage, and Private Capital programs and options.  My greatest loves in this industry are government loan products, finding solutions, and the “Congratulations Call” to 1st time homebuyers.

A native New Yorker, I came to Arizona in 1978 with my family and enjoyed the weather and community so much that I chose to make the area my home for the years to come.  I attained a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and have applied my skills and expertise to my career and the benefit of the community that has given so much to my family and myself.  With my wife and boys by my side, I regularly spend my time away from the office involved in golf, cooking, lacrosse games, the “History Channel”, charity/volunteer work, or somewhere in the cable TV 24-hour news cycle.

My career and personal philosophy are the same; “Never do anything that I would not be proud to have my sons see me do.”  I believe in battling for a worthy cause and have a handshake and phone-call approach to interacting with people while using technology for efficiently accomplishing tasks. V.I.P. Mortgage, Inc. and I have shared values and as a member of the team, I discover opportunities and flexibility to support my customers every day.  I look forward to the future of the mortgage industry, my personal continuation of growth as a person and a professional, and the opportunity to work with my fellow man with the end-goal of shared-success always within our reach.

5401 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, AZ 85704
Office: 520-400-9739
Fax: 520-531-9468
nandress@vipmtginc.com
NMLS: 208764
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Resa
Kaiser

I have been passionate about the real estate and mortgage industry for more than 30 years. After receiving my bachelors at Cortland State University, my plan was to become a physical education teacher and coach. A chance encounter with the president of a major real estate company started my career as a specialist in co-op and condominium conversions in Manhattan. I worked there for 10 years before moving to Tucson in 1993. I immediately was drawn to Tucson’s exquisite scenery and charm of the Old Pueblo.

While working for Long Realty, U.S. Homes recruited me for on-site sales at their new construction site. For more than a decade, I was a top producer and achieved recognition as an elected member of the sales advisory team.

Knowing what realtor’s and clients needs are, as well as how to manage their expectations, I was invited to start a new career in the mortgage industry. I know what it means to provide incredible customer service and build valued relationships with the customers I serve. I hold myself accountable for providing reliable information and dependable service that has helped build my success along the way. I believe Ive found a team at V.I.P. that supports my delivery and breathes the same principles and ideas that show integrity.

My husband and I have one daughter, who is very active in softball. We spend the majority of our weekends traveling Arizona and the southwest with the USSSA Girls Fast Pitch Softball Team. We also love traveling to the White Mountains to ski, fish and relax. We are also proud season ticket holders for both basketball and football and the University of Arizona.

5401 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, AZ 85704
Office: 520-906-7173
Fax: 520-437-0911
resak@vipmtginc.com
NMLS: 202773
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Rob
Purvis

After pitching for the Chicago White Sox for seven years, I began my banking and mortgage career in 2006 as an executive and professional relationship banker at Alliance. From August 2009 until joining V.I.P., I served as sales manager at Gateway Funding, one of the country’s largest privately held mortgage companies. Here I received honors as a national top originator.

My focus is on developing personal relationships with clients to ensure I deliver what is best for each individual situation. I am active in the Tucson community with Project AMOR, Wright Flight, and my own children’s foundation. I am also an avid golfer and a member of the Oro Valley Country Club.

5401 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, AZ 85704
Office: 520-777-1055
Fax: 520-844-1217
rpurvis@vipmtginc.com
NMLS: 199836
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Robert M.
Dryden

I am Robert Dryden, your local Tucson mortgage professional. As a VIP Mortgage loan officer, my reputation is built on professionalism, integrity and the ability to keep transactions on track. I am dedicated to helping my clients obtain a mortgage that fits their specific financial goals. I am passionate about helping my clients, and focus on bringing you peace of mind throughout the home financing process.

I am always here to answer your questions! Ultimately a successful loan closing is my main goal. My team and I use our collective skills and expertise to make that happen for you. We are 100% committed to total client satisfaction. From the first phone call to the closing, we are here for you. I can assist first time homebuyers, investors, self-employed borrowers or high net worth clients with the same smooth efficiency. Regardless of your situation, I will direct you through the process and continue to be a resource well after your loan has closed.

Ready to get started? Give me a call at 520-696-8946 or shoot me an email! I look forward to working with you.

5401 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, AZ 85704
Office: 520-696-8946
Fax:
rdryden@vipmtginc.com
NMLS: 205559
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Rose
Leyva

I’m an Arizona native and have called Tucson home for more than 30 years. I’ve worked in the financial industry for more than 25 years – 15 of those in the mortgage lending business. I find my work very fulfilling and love working directly with people. I find great satisfaction in helping my clients obtain their dream of owning their own home.

Throughout my career, I’ve worked with many people whose commitment to their clients shines through, building a foundation of integrity and honesty. Since joining the V.I.P. team in early 2014, I get a strong sense that these values are strongly reflected in the company’s spirit and support. I’m looking forward to the opportunities ahead of us.

My husband and I enjoy participating in car shows both on local and national platforms. Our own classic cars are our pride and joy and have been displayed all over Greater Arizona. In 2008, my husband dismantled his 55 Chevy – which he has had since high school – and completely redid the whole car from top to bottom. It was a great accomplishment. I also am extremely active in our community and catholic organizations feeding the homeless, as well as helping aid the sick and poor.

5401 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, AZ 85704
Office: 520-918-2112
Fax: 520-838-8642
rleyva@vipmtginc.com
NMLS: 223170
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Sam
Azares

Sam and Trisha are a husband and wife team that have been originating loans for over the past 17 years. Sam graduated from the University of Phoenix with his Bachelor degree in Business. Trisha spent some of her career working in Wealth Management Banking and obtaining her 6 and 63 Series licenses. They have both found their niche in home loan origination. Over their 17 years of experience, Sam and Trisha have been able to perfect their systems and processes to be able to offer and achieve the highest level of service for their clients. They understand that communication and educating their clients is key in every successful home loan transaction. They have achieved high honors throughout their career, most recently, the President’s Club with VIP Mortgage. They have much passion for what they do and have found their home with VIP Mortgage. VIP Mortgage demonstrates the same core values as they have. With The Azares Team, you can expect to be walked through every step of the home purchasing process and feel confident in your decisions.

In their spare time, Sam and Trisha enjoy RVing with their three boys. They spend time at the lakes and enjoy driving up the west coast. Their three boys also keep them busy. However, they will always have the time to keep their clients and business partners updated, comfortable, and happy.

5401 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, AZ 85704
Office: 520-494-3710
Fax: 520-300-8396
azaresteam@vipmtginc.com
NMLS: 629829
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Stephen Keli'i
Collins

I am Stephen Keli’i Collins, your local Tucson mortgage professional. As a VIP Mortgage loan officer, my reputation is built on professionalism, integrity and the ability to keep transactions on track. I am dedicated to helping my clients obtain a mortgage that fits their specific financial goals. I am passionate about helping my clients, and focus on bringing you peace of mind throughout the home financing process.

I am always here to answer your questions! Ultimately a successful loan closing is my main goal. My team and I use our collective skills and expertise to make that happen for you. We are 100% committed to total client satisfaction. From the first phone call to the closing, we are here for you. I can assist first time homebuyers, investors, self-employed borrowers or high net worth clients with the same smooth efficiency. Regardless of your situation, I will direct you through the process and continue to be a resource well after your loan has closed.

Ready to get started? Give me a call at 520-531-9474 or shoot me an email! I look forward to working with you.

5401 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, AZ 85704
Office: 520-531-9474
Fax: 520-334-4171
scollins@vipmtginc.com
NMLS: 211342
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Tim
Dempsey

I am a native Arizonan – born and was raised in Tucson. I attended Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff where I obtained my bachelor’s in Psychology with a minor in Business. In 2012, I moved to Southern California and began my career as a wealth management operational assistant in Beverly Hills. The experience gave me a superior eye for detail and an extensive understanding of the entire finance industry. In three years, during an extensive audit process, there were zero negative findings on my work.

I believe that all customer service begins with a strong sense of ethics. This encompasses honesty, respect, determination, and drive. I am extremely enthusiastic about my 2015 move to join my father, Buzz Dempsey and V.I.P. The Company allows, encourages, and assists me in putting the customer first and doing everything I can for them. This includes always looking towards their best interests, quick response time to inquiries, on-time closings, and going the extra mile to ensure an ecstatic borrower. I also believe strongly in V.I.P.’s mission in building lasting relationships with H.E.A.R.T. and the core Dempsey Team value of T.R.U.S.T.: Trustworthiness Respect Urgency Significant value Timeliness.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending as much time as I can with family – especially my two nieces in California Maddie, 4, and Lanie, 2.  Growing up, I was a competitive gymnast and, now when possible, I enjoy giving back to the gymnastics community by coaching and mentoring young athletes.

5401 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, AZ 85704
Office: 520-820-8830
Fax: 520-437-0376
timdempsey@vipmtginc.com
NMLS: 1365474
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Tina
Steele

I have been in the mortgage industry for nearly 20 years, making reverse mortgages my niche for the past six years. After seeing the benefits of the program work for my grandmother in Washington State, I knew this could be a tremendous program for the right people in Tucson. Homeowners over the age of 62 consider this program for all different reasons; it’s a big decision and one that takes time to make. My goal is to fully explain the program to my customers, ensuring it is a good fit. While I aim to get all of their information up front in order to make the right decisions for them, I never want my clients feeling pressured in any way.

V.I.P.’s mission statement, “People are our Priority” reflects whole heartedly my business philosophy and the way I have handled my reverse mortgage business. This program is not for everyone but for the right person, it can be a tremendous benefit – I have seen it happen loan after loan. I am thrilled to be part of the V.I.P. team and approaching mortgages in this way.

Networking with senior related professionals in Tucson is important to me. Knowing the resources that are available and to have personal connections with trusted professionals for other services should my clients inquire about such needs. I am currently involved with Elder Care Council, a group of senior related professionals who specialize in providing services to seniors in many areas. I have been involved with the Alzheimer’s Association and the “Task Force Team” for the annual Memory Care Walk.

Originally from Portland, Oregon, my husband and I moved to Tucson 12 years ago for his job. We have two boys, ages 6 and 8. I enjoy the balance of my job at V.I.P. and my time with family. Being involved with kid’s school, church, cub scouts and sporting events during my time away from reverse mortgages, keeps my days full.

5401 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, AZ 85704
Office: 520-861-2821
Fax: 520-300-8327
tinasteele@vipmtginc.com
NMLS: 250989