Don’t Forget to Set Your Clocks Back!

Don't Forget to Set Your Clocks Back!

Don’t Forget to Set Your Clocks Back!

Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, November 5, so don't forget to set your clocks back an hour.

As Winter approaches, if you need advice regarding purchasing or refinancing a home before the end of the year, we are always available to help you and those you would like to refer.

McLean Mortgage Corporation Sponsors College Scholarships to Local Eagle Scouts

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Associate Member of the Year Award

McLean Mortgage Recognizes Local Youth

This past Spring, McLean Mortgage Corporation underwrote two college scholarships to the Scholarships For Eagles™ Program. Scholarships For Eagles is a local 501(c)3 non-profit that provides college scholarships for Fairfax County High School Seniors who have earned their Eagle Scout Award (www.scholarshipsforeagles.org). In supporting the Program, McLean Mortgage endeavors to recognize our local youth who are preparing themselves to serve their community and country in the future.

The photo above is taken at McLean’s headquarters at 11325 Random Hills Road in Fairfax, Virginia. Shown from left to right are Roxann and Tobin Seven of Mid Atlantic Real Estate Professionals, Pat Peavley and John Landry of McLean Mortgage, and Tiffany Perry of Pride Settlement and Escrow. Pat Peavley, CEO of McLean Mortgage, is holding a picture of the Spring 2017 Eagle Scout Scholarship Winners:

• Christian A. Wesbrock of West Potomac High School • Timothy J. Hunt III of Lake Braddock Secondary • Jason L. Seiler of West Potomac High School

Tiffany Perry is a Board Member for the Scholarships For Eagles™ Program. John Landry and Tobin and Roxann Seven are Co-Founders of the Organization. Roxann also serves as the Organization’s Executive Director.

As a local lender, McLean Mortgage Corporation has been integrally involved in supporting the Washington community, especially organizations that support veterans and our community’s youth. The company was recently ranked #6 of the Top Volume Lenders in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area by the Washington Business Journal.

In 2017, McLean was also named a Top Employer by the Washington Post. McLean Mortgage Corporation is a privately held full-service mortgage lender based in Fairfax, Virginia with branch offices in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and the District of Columbia. McLean Mortgage is dedicated to delivering first-in-class customer service to each client. (www.McleanMortgage.com)

McLean Mortgage News Release: Local and National Awards

McLean Mortgage Garners Local and National Awards

McLean Mortgage Garners Local and National Awards

McLean Mortgage Corporation is proud to announce that the company and its sales force have received a multitude of awards thus far this year.  These awards are in recognition of achievement with regard to their volume of production, as well as personal accomplishments and employee satisfaction.

Company Awards

Individual Awards

  • The following McLean Mortgage loan officers were named as Top 400 Originators in the Nation by National Mortgage News: Sean Fritts, Robert Rudd III, Mike Stein, Melissa Bell, Larry Justice, Troy Toureau, Reginald Maddox, Andrea Wine, Vinnie Apostolico, Jeremy Johnson and Mark Bragaw
  • The following McLean Mortgage loan officers were named as Top 1% Originators in the Nation by Mortgage Executive Magazine.  All originators listed above plus:  Leslie Wish, Glen Bralley, Darren Chamblee, Stephen Walker, Paula White, Mike Orsini, John Masci, Todd Call, Remigio Ferrara and Jaqueline Sommer.

“I am proud of what our company has accomplished in less than one decade of existence. We have provided leadership for the industry and especially within the Mid-Atlantic Region,” said Pat Peavley, CEO of McLean Mortgage Corporation, “It is particularly gratifying to recognize that 20% of our loan officers were named nationally to the top 300 list, and over one-third were named as top 1% loan officers.” James Nader, COO of McLean, added:  “Being named as a Best Mortgage Employer in the DC area along with multi-national companies, and being ranked as the #2 independent DC home mortgage lender, are both outstanding achievements which are a testament to our entire staff.”

McLean Mortgage Corporation is a privately held full-service mortgage lender based in Fairfax, Virginia, with branch offices in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and the District of Columbia. McLean Mortgage is dedicated to delivering first-in-class customer service to each client. Our company is focused upon continuing their expansion footprint throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region and is interviewing branch managers and loan officers who share our ideals and goals.

Website www.WhyMcLeanMortgage.com

Remembering Those Who Have Served Our Country

Remembering Those Who Have Served Our Country

"We Shall Keep the Faith" and the Remembrance Poppy

On 9 November 1918, inspired by John McCrae battlefront-theme poem In Flanders Fields, Moina Michael wrote a poem in response called We Shall Keep the Faith. In tribute to the opening lines of McCrae's poem -- "In Flanders fields the poppies blow / Between the crosses row on row," -- Michael vowed to always wear a red poppy as a symbol of remembrance for those who served in the war.

After the war was over, Michael returned to the University of Georgia and taught a class for disabled servicemen. Realizing the need to provide financial and occupational support for these servicemen, she pursued the idea of selling silk poppies as a means of raising funds to assist disabled veterans.

In 1921, her efforts resulted in the poppy being adopted as a symbol of remembrance for war veterans by the American Legion Auxiliary.

Shortly before Memorial Day in 1922, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) became the first veterans’ organization to nationally sell poppies. Two years later their “Buddy” Poppy program was selling artificial poppies made by disabled veterans. In 1948, the US Post Office honored Ms. Michael for her role in founding the National Poppy movement by issuing a red 3 cent postage stamp with her likeness on it.

"We Shall Keep the Faith" penned by Moina Michael inspired by In Flanders Fields.

Oh! you who sleep in Flanders Fields, Sleep sweet - to rise anew! We caught the torch you threw And holding high, we keep the Faith With All who died.

We cherish, too, the poppy red That grows on fields where valor led; It seems to signal to the skies That blood of heroes never dies, But lends a lustre to the red Of the flower that blooms above the dead In Flanders Fields.

And now the Torch and Poppy Red We wear in honor of our dead. Fear not that ye have died for naught; We'll teach the lesson that ye wrought In Flanders Fields.

 


Happy Memorial Day

Wishing you and your family a peaceful Memorial Day as we pause to honor and remember those have fallen while serving our country. At McLean Mortgage Corporation we are committed to helping those who serve our country realize their dream of homeownership.

To demonstrate that commitment, McLean Mortgage Corporation does not charge lender fees to either the buyer or the seller on VA mortgages* closed through our company. It is just one more way that we can show our appreciation of those who have served our great Nation.

If you are a veteran or active military, or you know someone else who is looking to purchase or refinance their home, we stand ready to serve you and your referrals.

*On VA mortgages, McLean Mortgage Corporation does not charge standard underwriting, processing, funding and tax service fees for a savings of $739 to $1,049, depending upon the location. All other closing costs apply. Contact us for a preliminary estimate of closing costs.

 

McLean Mortgage Corporation Ranked #6 on “The List” in the Washington Business Journal

Washington Business Journal The Washington Business Journal has released the 2016 ranking of leading home mortgage lenders serving Washington, DC. This list ranks all residential mortgage lenders by loan volume within the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

McLean Mortgage Corporation was ranked #6 on “The List” with a home loan volume just shy of $1.7 Billion. “This speaks volumes about what we have been able to accomplish in the nine years we’ve been in business,” commented company CEO Pat Peavley. “Our people and our culture will continue to be our guiding light as we move to grow and expand our footprint helping more and more people realize the American dream of home ownership.” Peavley also thanked all employees for their hard work and dedication in his announcement to the company.

 

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Char-Lee Smith of McLean Mortgage Corporation Receives Associate Member of the Year Award

Associate Member of the Year Award Char-Lee Smith of McLean Mortgage was awarded the Greensboro Builder Association's 2016 Associate Member of the Year Award.

Char-Lee just recently celebrated her fifth anniversary as a member of McLean Mortgage's Greensboro team.  She has been involved in the Greensboro Builder Association for more than three decades.

For the past two years, Char-Lee has chaired the Association's Membership Committee and currently serves as an Associate Director on the Association's Board of Directors.

McLean Mortgage Corporation Breaks Production Records

McLean Mortgage Corporation Breaks Production Records

McLean Mortgage Corporation Breaks Production Records

McLean Mortgage Corporation announced today that the company closed $1.84 billion in mortgage production in 2016, approximately 25% higher than the production volume closed in 2015 and more than 20% higher than their previous production record achieved in 2013. By way of comparison, the Mortgage Bankers Association has estimated that nationwide, residential loan volume increased approximately 13% in 2016 from the previous year.

Pat Peavley, CEO of McLean Mortgage Corporation, remarked that the Company was able to outperform the industry average because of the contributions of offices opened in the mid-Atlantic region within the past few years – including Frederick, Maryland and Washington, DC.  “I am especially proud of the fact that our purchase volumes continue to substantially exceed industry averages,” indicated Peavley. The MBA has indicated that purchase volumes averaged approximately 52% nationally in 2016. Meanwhile, McLean Mortgage’s purchase volume averaged 67%, which is 30% higher than the national average.

James Nader, COO of McLean, also noted that the company’s growth has taken placed organically, without acquisitions or mergers. “We have been able to attract quality loan officers by referral because of our reputation for operational, technological and marketing support of our sales staff,” Nader said, “Our goal is not to be the biggest, but to be the highest quality mortgage organization in the mid-Atlantic.”

McLean Mortgage Corporation has been named the 10th Best Company to Work For by Mortgage Executive Magazine and a Top Mortgage Employer by National Mortgage Professional Magazine.  In 2014, McLean was also named an Inc 500/5000 company for its growth record during the previous three years.  In addition, the company was cited as the 9th largest lender in the Washington, DC metropolitan area by the Washington Business Journal and the 66th largest lender in the nation by the Scotsman Guide for 2015.

McLean Mortgage Corporation is a privately held full-service mortgage lender based in Fairfax, Virginia with branch offices in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and the District of Columbia. McLean Mortgage is dedicated to delivering first-in-class customer service to each client . The company is focused upon continuing their expansion footprint throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region and is interviewing branch managers and loan officers who share our ideals and goals.

Website www.WhyMcLeanMortgage.com

Thank You for Your Service. Happy Veterans Day

Thank You For Your Service

*Application must be made between November 1, 2016 through November 30, 2016, however the transaction may close at any time within 90 days of application. The applicant will receive a lender credit toward closing costs at time of closing with McLean Mortgage Corporation. This lender credit may not result in cash back to the borrower at closing. The donation to the Bolder Crest Retreat will be made directly from McLean Mortgage Corporation to the charitable organization after funding.

 

 

McLean Mortgage Corporation Supports the Navy Memorial Golf Tournament

2016_US Navy Memorial_Golf Tournament This year on June 6, McLean Mortgage Corporation was proud to be a sponsor of the 2016 Navy Memorial Golf Tournament. McLean has supported the efforts of the Navy War Memorial for the past four years by sponsoring and playing in the golf tournament, an annual event designed to raise money for Navy Sailors and their families in need. The Navy War Memorial was envisioned in the early days of America's national independence, by architect Pierre L'Enfant "to celebrate the first rise of the Navy and consecrate its progress and achievements."  The Memorial was dedicated in October of 1987, on the 212th birthday of the United States Navy.

This year the event was held at the Army-Navy Country Club and McLean Mortgage’s representatives, Pat Peavley James Nader, Sean Fritts and Tom Leshko  came in second place in the tournament with a team score of 13 under par.  Captain Tom Leshko, (US Navy Retired)  who has spearheaded this sponsorship for McLean for the past four years, enrolled in the naval aviation officer candidate program in September of 1958. During his storied naval career, he accumulated over  7,000 hours of flight time to over 34 countries and 16 Islands.

“We looking forward to continue to support the efforts of the Navy War Memorial in this worthy cause,” commented Tom Leshko, “Next year we are aiming to help the even raise even more money and coming in first place in the tournament.”

McLean Mortgage Corporation Closes Record Production

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McLean Mortgage Corporation News Release

McLean Mortgage Corporation today announced that the company closed $507 million in mortgage volume during the second quarter of the year.  This represented an increase of over 50% compared to the production levels achieved in the first quarter of this year and an increase of 17% over the busy second quarter of 2015.

“This quarter’s production represented record results for our company as we exceeded the peak production quarter of the refinance boom of 2013.  And while the mix of production has evolved since 2013, our production has continued to out-pace the industry average with regard to purchase volume every year, including  averaging over 75% purchases thus far this year,” said President Nathan Burch. “Many of our new branches have contributed to this performance with regard to purchase production, including Fredericksburg in Virginia; Frederick, Maryland; and Washington, DC.” Burch added.

As a comparison to national performance, The Mortgage Bankers Association forecasts a growth in production of less than 50%, as compared to the first quarter, with  purchases representing less than 55% of the industry’s total volume.

McLean Mortgage Corporation has been named the 10th Best Company to Work For by Mortgage Executive Magazine and a Top Mortgage Employer by National Mortgage Professional Magazine.  In 2014 McLean was also named an Inc 500/5000 company for its growth record during the previous three years.  In addition, the company was cited as the 9th largest lender in the Washington, DC metropolitan area by the Washington Business Journal and the 66th largest lender in the nation by the Scotsman Guide for 2015.

McLean Mortgage Corporation is a privately held full-service mortgage lender based in Fairfax, Virginia with branch offices in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and the District of Columbia. McLean Mortgage is dedicated to delivering first-in-class customer service to each client. The company is focused upon continuing their expansion footprint throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region and is interviewing branch managers and loan officers who share our ideals and goals. Website www.WhyMcLeanMortgage.com

McLean Mortgage Corporations Recognizes Area Organizations Supporting Vets and Scouts

header_news McLean Mortgage Corporation presented donations to two very important groups in recognition of those who serve our country and those who are preparing themselves to serve our country in the future.

McLean presented these donations at their company headquarters at 11325 Random Hills Road in Fairfax, Virginia (see pictures attached).  The first donation was presented to sponsor the Loudoun Salute 2016, an effort spearheaded by the American Legion in support of the Loudoun County Veterans Program.  Loudoun Salute is the largest event in Northern Virginia that is dedicated to honoring our Veterans and Active Military.

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“Loudoun County is comprised of more Veterans than almost any County in the nation.  On October 15, 2016, we expect to have over 1,000 Veterans in attendance for a full day of workshops and over 34 non-profit organizations will be in attendance that provide help and support for our Veterans in Loudoun County,” said Tobin Seven, Army Veteran and Director Loudoun Salute 2016, “We thank McLean Mortgage for providing significant financial support to make our 3rd annual Loudoun Salute 2016 the most successful Veteran related event in Northern Virginia.”   Seven is also a Realtor with RE/MAX Select Properties and in 2016 was named a Top 100 Real Estate Agent by Northern Virginia Magazine

The second contribution was earmarked to support the Scholarships For Eagles, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide college scholarships for Loudoun County High School Seniors who have earned their Eagle Scout Award.  McLean Mortgage’s investment will help two high school seniors.

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“Many Eagle Scouts come from working class and blue collar families. Affording college is a real challenge.  There is no similar local organization offering college scholarships anywhere on the East Coast.”  John Landry, Board of Directors of Scholarships For Eagles. Landry is a loan officer with McLean Mortgage Corporation.

As a local lender, McLean Mortgage Corporation has been integrally involved in supporting the Washington community, especially those who support veterans and children’s organizations.  The company was recently ranked #9 of the Top Volume Lenders in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area by the Washington Business Journal.

In 2014 McLean was also named an Inc 500/5000 company for its growth record during the previous three years.  McLean Mortgage Corporation is a privately held full-service mortgage lender based in Fairfax, Virginia with branch offices in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and the District of Columbia. McLean Mortgage is dedicated to delivering first-in-class customer service to each client. Website www.McleanMortgage.com

 

McLean Mortgage Receives a Multitude of Awards

header_news McLean Mortgage Corporation is proud to announce that the company and its personnel have received numerous awards during the past quarter.  These awards are in recognition of achievement with regard to their volume of production, as well as personal accomplishments and employee satisfaction.

Company Awards

  • Ranked #64 of the Top Volume Lenders in the Nation by Scotsman Guide.
  • Ranked #9 of the Top Volume Lenders in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area by the Washington Business Journal.
  • Named a Top Mortgage Employer by National Mortgage Professional Magazine.

Individual Awards

  • McLean President Nathan Burch was presented with the Burton C. Wood Legislative Service Award by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) for his sustained and superior service to the association and the real estate finance industry.
  • The following McLean Mortgage Corp. loan officers were named as Top 300 Originators in the Nation by National Mortgage News: Robert Rudd, Sean Fritts, Melissa Bell, Andrea Wine, Troy Toureau, Vinnie Apostolico and Leslie Wish.
  • The following McLean Mortgage Corp. loan officers were named as Top 1% Originators in the Nation by Mortgage Executive Magazine.  All originators listed above plus: Mike Stein, Mark Bragaw, Jerry Quick, Darren Chamblee, Loretta Flynn, Stephen Walker, Paula White, David Nishan, Mike Orsini and Larry Justice.

“I am proud of what our company has accomplished in less than one decade of existence. We have provided leadership for the industry and especially within the Mid-Atlantic Region,” said Pat Peavley, CEO of McLean Mortgage Corporation, “It is particularly gratifying to recognize that more than 10% of our loan officers were named to the top 300 list and over 25% were named as top1% loan officers. I don’t know of another company in the nation that can show this quality of leadership.”

In 2014 McLean was also named an Inc 500/5000 company for its growth record during the previous three years.  McLean Mortgage Corporation is a privately held full-service mortgage lender based in Fairfax, Virginia with branch offices in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and the District of Columbia. McLean Mortgage is dedicated to delivering first-in-class customer service to each client. The company is focused upon continuing their expansion footprint throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region and is interviewing branch managers and loan officers who share our ideals and goals.

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