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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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Marketplace Home Mortgage Offers Company-Wide Closing Guarantee

The last thing a home buyer wants when making their big move is a surprise. That’s why we promise to help make purchasing a home even simpler with a closing guarantee.

Marketplace Home Mortgage has rolled out a company-wide closing guarantee, which ensures that a loan officer will close out a loan before the new home’s closing date, or the home buyer and seller will be entitled to compensation. READ MORE

Marketplace Home Mortgage Back to School Drives Support Students in Need

Across the US this month children got ready to go back to school, but some students don’t have access to the supplies they will need to succeed. In an effort to support these children, Marketplace Home Mortgage branches and Loan Officers in South Dakota, Minnesota, & Wisconsin held back to school drives. We were overwhelmed by the support and generosity of our co-workers, clients, friends, and families, who pulled together donating money and supplies to help kids start the school year off right. READ MORE