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NewsFebruary 9, 2024
UMortgage Caps January 2024 with Record Week for Loans Locked
After more than doubling its year-over-year loan volume in 2023, UMortgage is off to a hot start in the new year as it set a new record for loans locked in a week. During the week of January 29th, the innovative mortgage platform locked 196 units for $68.1 million in total volume – its highest since May 2023. “Typically, May is the peak of the purchase season, so for us to accomplish this record lock week at the end of January is a telling sign of the trajectory we’re on for 2024,” said Anthony Casa, President & CEO. “This is a team effort – our sales activities are up 25% which generates leads, those leads are leading to credit pulls and pre-approvals, and those pre-approvals are putting more loans in our pipeline. I want to share a big kudos to everyone throughout our organization for working in tandem to help us Get Better Every Day as a collective.” UMortgage’s record lock week capped an outstanding month which saw the platform accomplish +112% locks and +53% funding growth year-over-year from January 2023. With sights set on a third consecutive year doubling its production, UMortgage is once again poised for its best year yet. The national mortgage platform is growing at an exponential rate behind an innovative and experienced leadership team and some of the country’s most talented Loan Originators. If you want to attack a housing market on the rise with enhanced marketing support, a full-time operations team diligently working through your loans, and a support network of experienced Loan Originators sharing their secrets to success, register here for our next Loan Originators Powered by UMortgage call hosted by Anthony Casa, President & CEO, Sean Grapevine, VP of Strategy, and Corie Meredith, VP of Marketing, on February 29 at 2pm ET.
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NewsFebruary 6, 2024
UMortgage West Expands Service to Homebuyers in Utah with Houzd Mortgage Partnership
BOUNTIFUL, UT., January 29, 2024 — UMortgage West — the Utah-based branch of the national mortgage platform, UMortgage — is delighted to announce that it is partnering with Houzd, a mortgage brokerage serving homebuyers throughout Utah since 2006. UMortgage West Branch Managers — Kyle Koller, Jimmy Hobson, and Adam West — and a team of 59 Loan Originators have made a tremendous impact on their community in 2023; together, they served more than 1,000 families throughout Utah with dutiful homebuying experiences that put the buyers’ needs first. UMortgage West’s partnership with Houzd — which served 400 families this year — is a mutual effort to continue to create life-changing opportunities through homeownership for more homebuyers across the state. “We’ve been looking at partnership opportunities with brokerages throughout our state to help boost our ability to best serve homebuyers in Utah,” said Kyle Koller, a Branch Manager at UMortage West. “The team at Houzd really emerged as the group that aligned directly with our vision. We’re excited to combine our talents to give homebuyers in Utah the best experience possible.” Houzd was founded in 2007 by President, Anthony VanDyke. With more than 17 years serving homebuyers throughout Utah and California, VanDyke built Houzd to become one of the top-producing brokerages throughout the state. “Anthony Casa and I go way back, and when I finally saw the glittering opportunity with UMortgage, it was like my wife finding the perfect pair of shoes on sale – you just couldn’t pass it up!” said VanDyke on his decision to bring Houzd to UMortgage. “I was truly impressed by the loan and marketing resources that UMortgage has cultivated. Their capabilities in these areas far exceed anything I could have achieved on my own, elevating what we can offer to a level I had only dreamed of as a small company owner,” continued VanDyke. “UMortgage's impressive scale gives me access to lower interest rates. This translates into tangible advantages for my real estate partners and mortgage clients. Aligning with UMortgage is akin to unlocking a hidden level in a game, revealing new possibilities and opportunities for everyone involved.” Carter Campbell, a former Houzd Branch Manager, joins VanDyke at UMortgage West with the pair taking roles as Branch Managers for UMortgage West’s new office in Draper, Utah. Campbell is a Utah native with a decade of experience under his belt in the mortgage industry. “UMortgage’s momentum and growth in the most difficult market I’ve ever seen is a really attractive prospect as someone who wants to help more homebuyers,” said Campbell. “This platform will allow me to easily scale my business to help more buyers throughout Utah. By providing my homebuyers and Realtor partners with value through education, personable service, and a more accessible mortgage experience, the UMortgage platform is really going to help me become a better Loan Originator and manager.” Following this merger, UMortgage West will have a roster of 73 Loan Originators accessible for homebuyers across the state with offices in Bountiful and Draper. In 2023, UMortgage West funded more than 1,000 units for $350 million in volume. With Houzd’s 2023 production of 400 units for $185 million, UMortgage West aims to become the top brokerage in the state of Utah. As a whole, UMortgage has seen consecutive years of exponential growth since its founding in 2020. In 2023, it saw a 116% year-over-year funded volume increase with more than 6,000 families served in 48 states across the nation. UMortgage is eager to continue its trend of doubling its production for a third consecutive year in 2024. If you’re interested in learning more about the ways that UMortgage is helping create strong communities by offering homebuyers a streamlined and stress-free buying experience, please visit umortgage.com. About UMortgage UMortgage is a mortgage platform built to help loan originators scale their businesses and create life-changing opportunities through homeownership. With LOs licensed nationwide, UMortgage is providing opportunities to create strong communities through financial literacy, support, and homeownership advocacy.
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NewsFebruary 5, 2024
UMortgage Carolinas Join Forces to Create More Accessible Homeownership Opportunities in North and South Carolina
WILMINGTON/RALEIGH/CHARLOTTE, N.C., February 5, 2024 — UMortgage, a national mortgage company committed to creating life-changing opportunities through homeownership, is excited to announce that its three North and South Carolina-based branches are joining forces to form UMortgage’s newest sales division, UMortgage Carolinas. The creation of UMortgage Carolinas — which will be led by Scotsman Guide Top-Ranked Mortgage Brokers and Branch Leaders, Patrick Stoy, Mike Alberico, and Alec Conrad — signifies a strategic move to significantly enhance UMortgage’s commitment to provide unparalleled service to homebuyers throughout North and South Carolina. Following the merger, UMortgage has more than a dozen experienced Loan Originators and half a dozen full-time support team members available to offer homebuyers in the Carolinas a top-notch homebuying experience that puts their client’s needs first while offering the most competitive rates, a full range of loan products to fit each individual financial circumstance, lightning-fast turn times, and industry-best customer service certified by UMortgage’s 95 Net Promoter Score. In a statement provided by Alberico, Conrad, and Stoy, the trio said, “We could not be more excited to launch this new era for homebuying in the Carolinas. The power of the UMortgage platform allows us to give homebuyers a truly custom homebuying experience specifically catered to each individual’s wants and needs. With a more unified approach, we’re eager to offer a more affordable, efficient, and relationship-focused mortgage experience for every homebuyer throughout the state. Together, we look forward to ushering in a new era as we help turn homeownership dreams into reality in the Carolinas.” Last week, UMortgage announced that UMortgage Carolinas was the recipient of its 2023 Create Strong Communities award for hosting the most community events among all UMortgage branches. The UMortgage Carolinas leadership hosted charity events for Habitat for Humanity, Homes for Heroes, and groups of individuals throughout the Carolinas. UMortgage Carolinas has offices in Wilmington, Raleigh, and Charlotte, North Carolina, and Loan Originators licensed in South Carolina. With a larger team and a more aligned strategy, UMortgage Carolinas is eager to expand its service to positively impact residents throughout the states. With real estate affordability on the rise at the start of the year, Alberico, Conrad, Stoy, and their team of 12 Loan Originators plan to further grow their impact in 2024 and beyond. As a whole, UMortgage doubled its production for a second consecutive year in 2023. The innovative mortgage platform served more than 6,000 families across the country with nearly $2 billion in volume. If you’d like to learn more about how UMortgage is committed to creating life-changing opportunities through homeownership across the Carolinas, reach out to Branch Leaders, Mike Alberico, Alec Conrad, and Patrick Stoy through their digital business cards linked with each name.
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NewsJanuary 22, 2024
Missouri Brokerage Joins UMortgage Platform to Offer More Accessible Homebuying Opportunities to Its Clients
SPRINGFIELD, MO., January 22, 2023 — UMortgage—a national mortgage platform committed to creating life-changing opportunities through homeownership—is excited to announce a partnership with the Springfield, Missouri-based brokerage, Community Mortgage Brokers (CMB). Under this partnership, CMB will operate under the name UMortgage Springfield and will act as the latest branch of UMortgage. With offices in Missouri and Colorado, UMortgage Springfield looks forward to utilizing the resources available with the UMortgage platform to expand its offerings and provide its homebuyers with a faster, more accessible, and more affordable mortgage experience. “We’re thrilled about the opportunities that we’ll be able to offer our clients with this partnership with UMortgage,” said Andrew Chavez, UMortgage Springfield Branch Manager. “The UMortgage platform will empower us to offer more competitive rates, a wider range of loan products, and faster turn times to help give our clients more buying power and get into their homes quicker. These advantages not only make the homebuying process more affordable but also more convenient and efficient for clients.” UMortgage Springfield boasts a team of 11 experienced Loan Originators eager to offer knowledge and value to the buyers and real estate agents they work with. Its Loan Originators are equipped to serve any type of homebuyer with fluency in 7 different languages and a wide range of loan products and programs available. The branch is licensed in 18 states from coast to coast, including Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. In 2023, UMortgage Springfield funded more than $100 million in volume and served more than 400 families across the country. Following this partnership, the branch is eager to use its expanded offerings and more competitive rates to help a greater number of families achieve their dreams of homeownership in 2024 and beyond. As a whole, UMortgage has seen consecutive years of exponential growth since its founding in 2020. In 2023, it saw a 116% year-over-year funded volume increase with nearly 6,000 families served in 48 states across the nation. UMortgage is eager to continue this trend for a fourth consecutive year in 2024. If you’re interested in learning more about the ways that UMortgage Springfield is helping create strong communities by offering homebuyers a streamlined and stress-free buying experience, please reach out to info@CMBrokers.com. To learn more about the opportunities available with UMortgage and its vision to create life-changing opportunities through homeownership, visit https://www.umortgage.com/. About UMortgage UMortgage is a mortgage platform built to help loan originators scale their businesses and create life-changing opportunities through homeownership. With LOs licensed nationwide, UMortgage is providing opportunities to create strong communities through financial literacy, support, and homeownership advocacy.
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