Smith Craine Real Estate Financing Selected as One of The Leading Mortgage Brokers in the United States

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Bay Area Mortgage Broker Named One of The Leading Mortgage Brokers In The Country by Goldline Research

Smith Craine Real Estate Financing has won yet another industry award for exceptional service in providing commercial and residential real estate financing. This time, the mortgage brokerage has been named one of the Leading Mortgage Brokers in the United States for 2009, by Goldline Research. The full list of leading Mortgage Brokers in the U.S. is scheduled to be published in the April 13th issue of Forbes Magazine.

Smith Craine Real Estate Financing has been based in San Francisco since 1987, and provides full service commercial and residential real estate financing options throughout California. The company has earned numerous awards and accolades during its tenure as one of the oldest private mortgage brokerages in the Bay Area. Ed Craine, the company's co-founder and CEO is nationally recognized as one of the nation's leading mortgage experts, having served as the PR Committee Chairperson for the California Association of Mortgage Brokers (CAMB) during 2007, the year of the now infamous "mortgage meltdown." Ed currently serves as Vice President of Finance for CAMB.

"It's a great honor to be recognized by Goldline Research, and to be included as one of the top brokers in the nation," says Craine. "The team at Smith Craine couldn't be prouder to be in the company of such esteemed fellow brokers. In light of the difficult the year it's been for the mortgage industry as a whole, receiving this award means a great deal to us."

Goldline Research conducted its evaluation of mortgage brokers in the United States in February 2009. During the research process, Goldline Research identified fewer than 20,000 mortgage brokers throughout the United States, representing a decrease of more than 50 percent from two years ago, when Goldline Research identified nearly 55,000 mortgage brokers.

"Those selected provide extensive client service that exceeds the industry standard," said James King, Analyst, Goldline Research. "We believe that they are setting the benchmarks for the industry as a whole."

About Smith Craine Real Estate Financing
With a firm commitment to the idea that a well educated public will make better borrowing and real estate investment decisions; Smith Craine Real Estate Financing has repeatedly been recognized as one of the ten most dependable Mortgage Brokers in Northern California. Specializing in commercial lending, Smith Craine has served as the broker of choice for thousands of investors, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in commercial loans generated. Smith Craine is also a full service residential broker, and has served thousands of homeowners and buyers throughout California in securing purchase and refinance loans. Visit

About Goldline Research
Goldline Research ( is an independent market research firm that specializes in evaluating professional services providers to help consumers identify and select leading services firms. Goldline Research's proprietary research process includes market analysis, individual company interviews and, in many industries, interviews with consumers of those services to gain feedback on market conditions and provider service levels. Goldline Research's lists have been published in leading publications including local, regional and national magazines.


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