National-Recognized Company Expands With Offices In Virginia & Maryland Despite Economy

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Advanced Financial Services (AFS), a residential mortgage lender based in Newport, RI, opened a retail origination division in Herndon, Virginia on June 1. Opening of the Towson, Maryland office is projected for mid-July. Opening these two new offices will require the addition of several loan officers and support personnel, creating jobs in a climate which has suffered a drought as of late.

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Advanced Financial Services (AFS), a residential mortgage lender based in Newport, Rhode Island, opened a retail origination division in Herndon, VA on June 1. Opening of the Towson, Maryland office is projected for mid-July. Opening these two new offices will require the addition of several loan officers and support personnel, creating jobs in a climate which has suffered a drought as of late.

In 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005 & 2004, Advanced Financial Services was selected as one of the "50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work for in America", (by the Society of Human Resource Management and The Great Place to Work Institute)

This new retail region is led by Ronald Wivagg, an Ashburn, Virginia resident, with over 17 years in the retail mortgage industry. Customer care has been a huge part of Advanced Financial Services' success over the past 26 years, Wivagg is confident that the competitive rates and fast loan closings offered by this new division will continue to see the company's success and bring a valuable service to the residents of Virginia and Maryland for many years to come.

Advanced Financial Services (AFS) is a residential mortgage lender, headquartered in Newport, Rhode Island, and operating in 46 states nationwide. Last year, its 350 employees originated over $1.3 billion in loans, helping over 10,000 homeowners achieve their financial goals. AFS is an approved lender by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, Ginne Mae and an active member in the Mortgage Bankers Association. AFS was founded in 1983 by CEO Dennis Hardiman.

Additional information is available at http://www.afsfitfinance.com.

Additional information about Advanced Financial Services "Best Small & Medium Companies to Work for in America" awards is available at http://www.greatplacetowork.com

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