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Bob O'Connell

Branch Manager

NMLS #476424

Office Address

2700 Lighthouse Point East
Suite 230
Baltimore, MD 21224


As the manager of the Baltimore City, Canton branch and a First Home Mortgage Loan Officer, Bob O’Connell began his career in mortgage banking in 2005 after 8 years in the liquor industry proceeded with an Industrial Design background and a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University. With great care towards customer service and pride in his work, he strives to exceed his customer’s and business partner’s expectations every time.

Bob and The O’Connell Team are dedicated to educating their customers throughout the loan process and making sure that all of their needs and questions are attended to.  With knowledgeable and committed team members they continue to receive top honors and accolades from their clients, which keep them coming back year after year.

Bob has closed over $160 Million in loans and is a member of the Leader’s Club of First Home Mortgage. He is one of the highest rated lenders in the area, with client reviews found on YelpZillow, and Facebook.

Their office is located on the Canton waterfront in Baltimore City where Bob has resided for 20 years.

Bob and his wife, Cody, have a beautiful daughter, Marrleigh and they enjoy their time on the water and in their community.  Bob is a graduate of Calvert Hall High School and a member of the Masonic Order & Boumi Shrine, giving back through the philanthropy of the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children.

Licensed in: DC (MLO476424), Florida (LO50694),   Maryland (26-21772), Pennsylvania (44685), Virginia (MLO-22203VA)

Kimberly (agent) introduced us to Robert O’Connell, Branch Manager for our Mortgage Company. As we went through this process, Robert set forth to get us the lowest payments, knowing I was the sole provider because my wife’s health prevents her from working. Robert worked the numbers and gave us a mortgage payment that we were comfortable with and we could afford. We were very happy with what Robert had given us! Both Kimberly and Robert were there every step of the way and as we sat down for the final stages for the purchase of the home, Mr. O’Connell surprised us again and our mortgage was now a few dollars cheaper! Working with Kimberly Runkles and Robert O’Connell has been a blessing for my wife and me. We now have our forever home.

Richard and Kathy M.

We are extremely happy to be in our new home. Also, we wanted to let you know how grateful we were to have had the opportunity to work with such nice people at First Home.

Vivian and LaMar

I just told my good friend about how helpful your team has been to me throughout this process. He is considering purchasing a home for his family and I told him that First Home was the place to go. I felt completely comfortable with you and working with your team and knew I was in good hands. Your knowledge, superior customer service, and accessibility were beyond my expectations! Feel free to use this as a testimony for other clients if you want. Thank you! 😀

Dy R.

Just in case anyone’s looking for a mortgage or a refi – We just signed our papers with Bob O’Connell at First Home in the Tindeco Building. Not only a great rate, but he took the time to explain everything and answer all of my questions without making me feel like an idiot. Highly recommend!

Karen Baker Baltimore, MD

Thank you. We were in such good hands and couldn’t have asked for a more professional, talented and fun group of people to work with. We were beyond hopeless six months ago. Not liking where you live and feeling powerless to change it is the worst. Waking up this morning in this beautiful place is beyond a dream come true for us. I just can’t thank you all enough for your encouragement, tenacity, and professionalism.

Betsy B.

You and your staff went above and beyond our expectations to ensure that our mortgage process went smoothly. Aside from answering a million questions, you took time to explain the process, the intricacies, the details, the necessary steps to keep us informed and on track. Jessica and Margie were just as efficient — in follow up, know-how — and were always pleasant, even when hounding us for important documents. And of course, we give you all the credit for helping us to secure the lowest interest rate possible!

While we don’t anticipate purchasing another home for a very long time, we look forward to recommending you to our friends and family.

Caitrin & John H.

I wanted to thank you so much for everything you have done for me during my first home buying process. You always calmed my fears and made this as easy as possible for me.


Thank you for all your hard work, advice, and patience through this process. This is an amazing team and I’m so grateful for you.

Will B.

I would like to thank the entire First Home Mortgage team for making this a smooth and efficient transaction. We have all heard nightmares about the lending process, but I always felt that your team was trustworthy, supportive, kind and very encouraging. I will highly recommend your service to others and will look forward to our next meeting!

Pam S.

Wow! Great service and care!

Robert and his team were a great addition to our home buying experience. Robert was patient with our first-time home buyers questions and he was extremely knowledgeable. We had a major issue that came up due to the seller/seller’s agent. Robert and his team absorbed the cost and made what could have been a much more stressful situation more manageable. Robert worked super quickly, he was so easy to get in touch with and responded to any calls and emails with lightning speed. He was friendly, funny and he even came to closing. What a great experience!


Bob! I can’t say enough! I am so glad I had you in my corner. Your dedication to your job, sick math skills, and professionalism were so greatly appreciated by myself & family. Thank you again for helping me find my dream home and make it a reality!



As we spend our first Christmas in our new home, we can’t help but think about you and all you did to get us here. Thank you for being so kind and patient with us.  Most importantly, thank you for answering all of those text messages, even after we purchased our home. You have no idea how grateful we are to you. Thank you!


Michelle and Gretchen

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