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Marketplace Home Mortgage branches into New England market

At Marketplace Home Mortgage, we’re continuing to grow our footprint and are currently expanding service in the state of Massachusetts and the New England real estate market.

Marketplace Home Mortgage loan officers are already helping area real estate agents and home buyers meet their goals of achieving home ownership and we have now tapped industry professional Rick Schlager to lead our efforts in the Bay State.

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Rick Schlager

“I joined Marketplace because no other company offers New England the technological edge we can,” Schlager said. “As a service-oriented loan originator, I know that kind of convenience is going to thrill the Massachusetts market by combining the great tools Marketplace utilizes with the focus of producing outstanding customer service.”

Presently, Marketplace has offices in Bedford and New Hampshire, with plans to open a second New Hampshire location in Portsmouth in the fourth quarter.

“We see New England as a major growth focus for the Marketplace team,” says Eastern Division Manager Michael Wesson. “With the overwhelming response our efforts have received, we plan to hire more than a dozen new loan officers and support staff within the next year.”

The New England team will continue building its reputation for quick, dependable mortgage service in the coming months.  In addition, we will build the infrastructure – such as fully local underwriting and processing – to ensure that Marketplace can continue to provide outstanding service and results to consumers and referral partners in the New England real estate market.

“It’s no surprise that Rick has a laser focus on achieving high levels of customer service,” said Marketplace CEO Keith White. “That sincere, tangible connection to home buyers and Realtors is what makes our company stand out.”

 

Marketplace Home Mortgage Voted “Best of Business”

We are proud to share that Marketplace Home Mortgage was voted Best Mortgage Company in this year’s TC Business Reader Poll.

Each year, TC Business Magazine works with DataJoe Research to accumulate votes for their “Best of Business” Awards.  Through the process, they survey thousands of professionals to determine which companies exemplify excellence in their respective industries.

We are honored to be recognized. Thank you to all of the clients and industry peers who voted for us. Our mission is to provide our customers with the best possible mortgage experience, and we are so proud to know that you are experiencing the excellence we always strive for.

Thank you for your business. It is truly an honor to serve you.

As always, contact us with any questions or concerns.

Marketplace Home Mortgage Launches Commercial Lending Division

Stephanie SafeMarketplace Home Mortgage, L.L.C. is excited to be adding to our product line as we launch our new Commercial Lending Division.  With the acquisition of First Financial Commercial, a 20-year Commercial Lender owned and operated by Stephanie Safe, Marketplace Home Mortgage now offers commercial lending to clients across the nation.

Together, Stephanie, and Marketplace executive, Greg Ettinger, will be leading the effort.

With her long list of industry contacts, Ms. Safe and Mr. Ettinger will connect commercial clients to the resources, support and unmatched talent Marketplace provides.

“Marketplace is built on relationships, expertise and technology that simplifies lending,” Ms. Safe said. “Now that commercial lending is under the same roof, we can guarantee great service for every possible type of customer demand.”

Ms. Safe has spent the past decade running her own commercial lending company, headquartered in Minnesota while closing transactions across the United States. Her national experience with projects from Multi-Family, Senior Facilities and a variety of other commercial real estate puts a new tool in the arsenal of the 180-plus Marketplace loan officers across their footprint.

“With Stephanie on board, we don’t have to point customers interested in commercial options to the lender down the street,” said Chief Development Officer Greg Ettinger. “Marketplace becomes the go-to option for any and all real estate related lending services.”

Marketplace is well into an expansion that has seen new offices in Iowa, South Dakota, New Hampshire and other states in the past year. CEO Keith White – who’s known Ms. Safe for years – said he envisioned her for the company’s commercial lending leadership long ago.

“Stephanie brings a lot more than her Rolodex to our team,” White said. “She’s charismatic, hardworking and committed to stellar results. Whatever your commercial lending needs, our team will deliver – faster and smarter than anyone else.”

3 Reasons to Love Our On-Time Closing Guarantee

As a mortgage company, we are committed to making sure our clients have the best home buying experience possible. We understand one thing that gives many homeowners headaches is worrying about their closing date being pushed back. There are a lot of logistics that go into a real estate closing. If you plan for a closing date and move out of one home before you can close on and move into the next, things can get complicated and expensive. That’s why we created the Marketplace Home Mortgage On-Time Closing Guarantee *.

Here are 3 Reasons Our Clients Love It:

1. Make A Stronger Offer
Closing on time is important to both the Buyer AND the Seller. In today’s competitive market, our On-Time Closing Guarantee* helps you stand out during multiple-offer scenarios. It lets the seller know they can count on Marketplace to keep the financing on track and helps give them peace of mind.

2. Worry Less 
With the added protection of our guarantee, you don’t need to worry as much about the possibility of unexpected costs due to a delay. If for some reason Marketplace Home Mortgage is unable to close your new home purchase on or before your scheduled closing date, we will pay your first mortgage payment up to $1,500 and the seller of the property will also be paid $5,000*.

3. Enjoy the Excitement
With the On-Time Closing Guarantee * in place, you are able to focus on the exciting parts of your home purchase, like the joy of preparing and planning for life in your new home.

To learn more about our On-Time Closing Guarantee * and what it can mean for you during your home buying process, reach out to a Marketplace Home Mortgage Loan Officer today.

 

*For details see our complete Terms & Conditions.

 

 

New Hires in Michigan and Florida

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Al Duoba

We are pleased to welcome new team members to more branches across the US.

Al Duoba has joined MPH Mortgage in Novi, MI. With over 25 years of experience in the mortgage lending industry, Al has worked as a Loan Officer, Branch/Sales Manager, and Broker Owner.  When asked why he chose to work with MPH, Al says, “I saw Marketplace’s innovative approach of using Marketing Coordinators, a solid product line, and their On-Time Closing Guarantee as real differentiators in the marketplace.” He joins our Novi office as the Branch Manager where he will serve home buyers and help grow MPH’s presence in South Eastern Michigan.

Jeremiah Rogan
Jeremiah Rogan

In Florida, we welcome two more new key hires. Jeremiah Rogan and Tina Lou Lang will be joining the Marketplace Home Mortgage team as members of our Wellington branch. Jeremiah will operate as the Branch Manager and Tina will be serving as a Senior Loan Officer. Together they will be using their years of experience, combined with Marketplace Home Mortgage’s tools, to provide homebuyers with a top tier mortgage experience.

Rogan writes, “I am very proud of the company I am part of because Marketplace Home Mortgage shares my intense desire to make a difference in each and every client we work with, the need to be the best by providing the best.”

Tina Lou Lang
Tina Lou Lang

Tina Lou Lang’s reputation for excellent customer service precedes her and aligns perfectly with Marketplace Home Mortgage’s commitment to client satisfaction.  Having built her business on a strong referral network we are pleased that she will be bringing her expertise to MHM.

 

 

 

Marketplace Home Mortgage Expands into Iowa

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Senior Mortgage Loan Officer, Sara Lindecker NMLS# 746725

We are excited to announce that Marketplace Home Mortgage will be adding an Iowa market to our growing list of service areas and locations.  As part of this expansion, we will be welcoming Senior Loan Officer, Sara Lindecker, a 15-year veteran of the Dubuque area market.

“Sara’s experience gives us an anchor in eastern Iowa as we expand across the state,” said Marketplace Business Development Manager Craig Nester. “She’s the perfect ambassador to show Iowans how Marketplace outperforms our competition.”

Lindecker grew up in the tri-state area and says Marketplace’s advanced technologies focused on home buyers and Realtors – like the mobile app which lets them check the status of their application and upload documents – present a new opportunity for her to provide exemplary service to her clients.

“Dubuque’s strong housing market means real estate agents and lenders will compete for the chance to serve home buyers,” Lindecker said. “I’m excited to work for a company that’s always thinking about how best to serve those customers.”

“Our unique approach to serving real estate partners and home buyers has made Marketplace a sought-after commodity,” says CEO Keith White. “Loan officers like Sara are phenomenal relationships builders in the markets they know best, and these are the people that will allow us to grow across the U.S.”

Marketplace Home Mortgage’s South Dakota Team Continues to Grow

We are excited to announce that our South Dakota base has continued to expand with the addition of another key loan officer.

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Jen Albers

After nearly 15 years as a mortgage loan officer at a large bank, Jen Albers joins our growing team of home mortgage experts in Sioux Falls. She’ll work alongside Josh Osborne, another new major hire, as a key team member assisting the company’s goal of becoming the No. 1 mortgage lender in the city within a year.

“I’m thrilled to join Marketplace and help South Dakotans find their perfect home,” Albers said. “I am so excited to surround myself with the professionals at Marketplace and continue to learn what has made them so successful.  Through working with the best, I will be able to provide my clients and customers even better products and services.”

Albers said Marketplace’s deep catalog of loan programs and marketing tools convinced her to join the company. She’s also excited to use Marketplace’s industry-leading technology suite, which speeds up and simplifies the loan approval process for every party involved.

More and more loan officers with backgrounds at large banks are joining Marketplace for similar reasons, said Northwest Regional Manager John Showers.

“We’re big enough to offer our team the resources of a major financial institution but nimble enough to stay on top of industry trends,” Showers said. “New hires see the value in our innovative approach to the mortgage business, such as the security that comes with our On-Time Closing Guarantee.”

Marketplace is continuing to expand our Sioux Falls presence as the area is experiencing major growth in industries like health care.

“We fought hard to bring Jen and Josh on board because they operate with the high level of excellence Marketplace is known for,” CEO Keith White said. “I have great confidence that our new team members in Sioux Falls will deliver the same extraordinary results and bring outstanding benefits to their clients that we are known for in every market we operate in around the country. ”

South Dakota’s Top Loan Producer Joins Marketplace Home Mortgage

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Josh Osborne

In his seven years as a loan officer, Osborne has created a respected, experienced group of home mortgage professionals. Last year alone his team executed more than 400 closings. The Sioux Empire Housing Partnership named him 2016’s housing lender of the year. The state Housing Development Authority deemed him the “best of the best” at helping families use its first-time homebuyer program in the Sioux Falls region.

“Josh has built in less than a decade what many people take a lifetime to achieve,” said Marketplace Northwest Regional Manager John Showers. “He matches the Marketplace profile of friendly, expert service with no surprises along the way.”

“We love the people and economics of Sioux Falls. It is a key piece of our strategy in this region and we believe that our unique approach to reaching more consumers will help further enhance the home buying experience for the people of SD,” said CEO Keith White.  “We wanted the right person to expand and lead our South Dakota footprint, and there’s truly no better choice.”

4 Major Tax Benefits for Homeowners

Homeownership has many benefits, one of which is the valuable tax deductions that come each spring. Although tax benefits for homeowners may require a little extra work, claiming these deductions can create significant savings. So if you bought a home this year, or are considering becoming a homeowner in 2017, here are some deductions you should know about.

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