Mark Bragaw

Mark Bragaw

At McLean Mortgage Corporation


To be your trusted mortgage advisor for life and provide the individualized advice and service essential for each of my clients to achieve their financial goals more efficiently.  My goal is for you to have an expert mortgage advisor not only to help you meet your own needs, but to meet the needs of your family and friends as well.

Financing a home is a huge monetary transaction. Whether you are a first time home buyer or a seasoned investor, it is important that the transaction enhances your personal financial picture. And you must have an advisor you can trust. I take a huge interest in your wealth management plan and will help you determine what mortgage best fits with YOUR financial goals. It is not about how much you qualify for, but about your monthly budget, your comfort range, and your long-term goals.

We also speak Farsi and Pashto.

Options To Fit Your Needs

Through McLean Mortgage, we are able to offer a complete line of residential mortgage options at very competitive rates because we have access to the largest and most trusted sources of mortgage finance products available anywhere. These products include:

  • Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Loans
  • Veterans Housing Administration (VA) Loans
  • Conforming Loan Products
  • Jumbo Loan Alternatives

Whether you are financing a $100,000 home or $1,000,000 home, we have options to fit your needs. And for those who have special circumstances, we offer alternatives which can help overcome those unique challenges.

Mark Bragaw

Mark Bragaw

Senior Mortgage Advisor
NMLS ID # 659367

I have been helping clients in the Northern Virginia area accomplish their real estate finance goals for over 17 years. During that time I have guided hundreds of clients toward the celebratory goal of owning a home or reaching additional real estate goals through refinancing. With my experience in real estate finance, I am uniquely qualified to deliver on my mission to educate each individual client regarding the alternatives available to meet their objectives and provide first-in-class service from day one of the process.


DC Mortgage Loan Originator License #: MLO659367
VA Mortgage Loan Originator License #: MLO-10081VA
MD Mortgage Originator License #: 26-21409

The Mark Bragaw Team

Jon Mukai
Production Manager
NMLS ID# 338958

Jon has many years of experience in managing loans from beginning to end and focuses most of his time communicating directly with clients to ensure a smooth and on-time closing.

After a ratified sales contract is received and Mark and the client have determined a mortgage strategy, Jon gets actively involved by keeping all parties informed of the loan progress throughout the transaction and up to the closing. Buying a house can be an intimidating process, and Jon is with our clients, every step along the way!

Please feel free to contact Jon if you have any questions that you would like answered!

DC Mortgage Loan Originator License #: MLO338958
VA Mortgage Loan Originator License #: MLO-7610VA
MD Mortgage Originator License #: 37852

Email Team Member
(571) 490-7125

Carey Bragaw
Production Coordinator
NMLS ID# 659368

Carey is the Loan Coordinator for The Mark Bragaw Team. She has been in the mortgage industry for over 10 years, and 7 of those years have been at McLean Mortgage.

Her main focus is centered around keeping in constant contact with every client and walking them through each step of the buying or refinance experience. Carey says that the best part of her job is “helping our clients feel comfortable with the process and being a part of such an important milestone in their life.”

In her time outside of McLean Mortgage, she enjoys spending time with her three daughters and two beagle pups!

DC Mortgage Loan Originator License #: MLO659368
VA Mortgage Loan Originator License #: MLO-10132VA
MD Mortgage Originator License #: 37869

Email Team Member
(571) 490-7120

Bahareh Kia
Loan Officer Assistant
NMLS ID# 2020035

VA Mortgage Loan Originator License #: MLO-51496VA
MD Mortgage Originator License #: 49463
DC Mortgage Loan Originator License #: MLO2020035

Email Team Member
(571) 490-7122

Here’s just a small sampling of the reviews our clients and partners have shared with us.

Mark was excellent through the process and took great care of me and my family. I highly recommend him and his team.
Alexandria, VA - Homebuyer
We have worked with Mark Bragaw and McLean Mortgage previously with the refinancing of our previous home. He laid out and recommended various options based on our current financial situation. Mark and his team were right there for us answering questions for us late on Sunday evenings, and even while he was on vacation.
Ashburn, VA - Hombuyer
Mark worked with my client on a large refinance of a 2nd home in New England; my client was very satisfied with the results and she enjoyed working with Mark.
John B. - Realtor
Mark and his team were incredible during my house financing experience. Mark's communication, professionalism, and expertise were a cornerstone of the successful processing of my loan and my ability to secure my dream home (despite the pandemic, historically low inventory, and competitive market). I was referred to Mark through my realtor. Mark and his team had a very high response time to all requests/questions. His honest, positive, and calm demeanor enabled us to build trust quickly. At each step of the loan process, Mark provided me with a thorough explanation of what to expect and walked me through every document. He developed and continuously updated a spreadsheet of my projected costs for the property I was looking to buy, so I had zero surprises throughout the process. Mark and his team were exceptionally professional and I could genuinely tell how much they cared about me as their client. Mark's practice is grounded in integrity and following every mortgage guideline to the letter. I heard several individuals I worked with throughout my process comment in a complementary tone that Mark is known throughout the area for being 'by the book' and trusted. Mark went above and beyond to coordinate my VA loan expeditiously and help me be competitive during bidding. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a mortgage, but especially to active duty service members, veterans, and first time homebuyers.
K. Sper
Mark was recommended by our real estate agent. The seller was pretty inflexible and required a quick close without allowing any contingencies but Mark worked to the aggressive timeline and small bumps along the way. In the end he and his team were able to close in 3 weeks— four days earlier than the sellers requirement. In a sellers market the right mortgage lender is key— Mark is that kind of lender and I can’t recommend him enough.
John H.
Mark Bragaw and his team went above and beyond with our mortgage process to help us purchase our new home! From the very beginning, Mark patiently walked us through the mortgage process and gave us excellent advice on how to best position ourselves for the right loan. As first-time homebuyers in a competitive market, Mark was a huge asset to us- he was responsive when we needed pre-approval letters for offers, spoke to seller's agents to vouch for our credit-worthiness, and helped us make the right decisions for determining what the best mortgage was for our situation. In addition, he was able to help us quickly get an appraisal and ensure that every step of the loan process was done as quickly as possible before our closing. I enjoyed working with Mark and his team at McLean Mortgage and would highly recommend them to anyone seeking to buy a home!
Vienna, VA - Hombuyer
I have been a client of Mark and his team for over four years; first when I purchased my first house and recently with a refinance of that house. Both he and his team were understanding of my concerns (fears as a new home buyer) in 2017 and my VA loan refinance this year went through without a hitch in less than two weeks from start to finish. I highly recommend using McLean Mortgage Corp. for a VA loan (really any home purchase loan type) or refinance.
Marie M.
In the last year Mark has helped us refinance 3 properties, including my parents' who required a great deal of assistance. I couldn't recommend him highly enough. He and his team are smart, kind, responsive, and motivated to help you quickly get the best rate and to make the process as easy as possible. I would recommend him to anyone with any lender needs. He is our go-to guy!
Daniel G.

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12500 Fair Lakes Circle, Ste 350, Fairfax, VA 22033

Office Phone Number

(571) 490-7119

Mobile Phone

(703) 509-3838

Office Fax

(703) 667-1934

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