Branch Program Provides Opportunities for Mortgage Firms Near Military Bases


Nation’s Leading VA Home Purchase Lender, VA Mortgage, Partners With Local Specialists to Serve Military Families and Boost Community Lenders

COLUMBIA, MO – January 10, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Smaller mortgage firms and independent brokers that work with military families are able to take advantage of a new program offered by  nation’s leading dedicated VA lender for home purchases.

VA Mortgage’s recently launched branch program provides local partners with the tools and stability to remain competitive in an increasingly difficult lending environment while creating new opportunities to increase loan volume.

Branches have direct access to underwriters, loan processors, closers, legal resources and a 20-person marketing team. Just as important, local VA loan specialists have the opportunity for greater earnings through an array of compensation plans. Branches can also tap into VAMC’s suite of employee benefits.

The partnership is helping individual brokers and small to midsize companies maximize local revenues and better serve America’s military families.

“This program is already making a huge difference for local VA specialists and the service members who rely on their expertise and efficiency,” said Nathan Long, CEO of VA Mortgage “The response has been tremendous so far, which tells us we’re serving a crucial need in communities nationwide.”

Recent regulatory changes and sweeping financial problems have left scores of smaller mortgage firms vulnerable. Licensing has become costlier and more confounding.

Smaller companies are even more reliant on lending behemoths like Wells Fargo and JP Morgan to underwrite their loans. The process can drag for weeks and create delays that cost considerable time and money.

In contrast, VAMC branch offices receive 24-hour turn times on VA loan files. Special rush services for field offices and even same-day closings are available. The VAMC team includes nearly two dozen VA-approved underwriters and a host of experienced loan processors and loan closers.

“VAMC has brought a number of things to the table that have made our lives so much easier and given me more time to focus on my business and my clients,” said Karen Snyder, a longtime VA loan specialist who’s now a VAMC branch manager in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. “After doing a lot of research on the company, I had no doubt in my mind that this was the right fit for us. I knew we could help each other and I wanted to grow with them.”

Individuals or small to midsize companies that close at least five VA loans per month and that are passionate about serving military families can learn more by visiting the VA Mortgage Center branch partnership page at

VA specialists at larger firms who are interested in opening their own branch are also encouraged to explore the program.

About VA Mortgage
Founded in 2003, Missouri-based VA Mortgage is the nation’s No. 1 dedicated VA lender. VAMC has worked with more than 500,000 military families and serviced more than $1 billion in VA Loans in the last year alone. The company’s mission is to help veterans and active-duty service members take full advantage of their VA home loan benefits. In 2007, VAMC received an Inc. 500 award as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America.

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