National Mortgage News Top Producers of 2018

National Mortgage News is a digital information resource providing news analysis and perspective on regulation, compliance, technology and loss mitigation for the entire mortgage industry.  Each year, this resource ranks the country’s top producing loan officers and mortgage brokers.  2018 marks the 20th anniversary of this Top Producers program which highlights those who pursued new market opportunities and progressed from industry challenges.

According to National Mortgage News, these Top Producers are “embracing the digital tools and marketing techniques in an effort to enhance referral relationships and increase their operating efficiency.”  With the refinance market weakened, these loan officers and mortgage brokers were prepared for the change and continued to come out on top.

Among the list of these Top Producers are First Home’s very own.  A BIG CONGRATULATIONS goes to:

  • David Toaff
  • Alex Jaffe
  • Scott Story
  • Neil Bourdelaise
  • Gabe Tuvek
  • Carolyn Flitcroft
  • James Moran
  • Anne Borghesani
  • Bob O’Connell
  • David Strassner
  • Karen Dulmage
  • Bill Payne

To read more about this amazing achievement and who made the list, click here.

Learn more about the home buying process from one of our award-winning loan officers, today!

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  • FHA
  • VA (Veterans Administration)
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Then see what benefits apply:

Down Payment Assistance Grant (DPA)- Contributes to the down payment for eligible first-time homebuyers.  No repayment is required.

Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC)- A federal tax credit that reduces the amount of federal income tax owed.  Eligible first-time homebuyers can potentially save money on their taxes every year that they live in their home.  This is a dollar-for-dollar credit against federal income tax liability.

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The Scotsman Guide Top Originators of 2017

The Scotsman Guide has released their ninth annual Top Originator rankings for 2017.  This Guide provides the most comprehensive, intensely verified list of the top-producing mortgage professionals of the nation.  With more than 3,000 entrants, only 641 originators made it with 500 of them contributing to the total of 146,155 loans closed with a group volume of $50 billion.  What an achievement!

With the inevitable rise of rates in 2017, these mortgage originators were able to “tweak their marketing strategies to target the thriving purchase market,” according to Rania Efthemes, director of content strategy for the Scotsman Guide Media.  Despite this rise, these best performers were able to pull through showing their continued dedication of helping people achieve homeownership.

With that said, I am pleased to announce that First Home Mortgage Corporation’s Ryan Paquin and David Toaff were among the 500 Loan Originators named for Top Dollar Volume of 2017.  Congratulations Ryan and David!

In addition, James Moran was listed as one of the top 25 Loan Originators in USDA volume (niche category).  Niches are rankings of Originators based on dollar volumes of loans financed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  These top 25 Loan Originators of the 2017 USDA volume list closed a total of $217 million in mortgages.  Congratulations James!

For the entire list of the Scotsman Guide Top Originators of 2017, click here.

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