Network Home Loans Grows by Nine

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Network Home Loans has announced that the company has added seven loan officers and two support staff to its origination team.

We believe we will continue to grow and fill the gap in an underserved segment of the market; the midsize regional mortgage banker. Most of our competitors are much larger and, thus, nowhere near as nimble as we are. On balance, we can provide a higher level of service to our customers and we typically close a loan faster and in a more efficient manner than just about anyone else.

Network Home Loans (http://www.networkhomeloans.com) has announced that the company has added nine additional members to its ranks. Leslylee A. Kelledes, Pattie Bigford, John Blake, Grace Dyer, Alla Strok, Joseph Chik, and Elvira Hernandez have joined the company as Senior Loan Consultants. Additionally, the company recently hired senior loan processor Jill Moon and loan coordinator Joy Blodgett.

Leslylee A. Kelledes, of Mill Creek, Washington, brings 30+ years of mortgage experience to her role with the company and will work in the Lynnwood Home Loan Center. Most recently, she was with Primary Residential Mortgage, in Everett, Washington. She was previously with American Home Mortgage and Washington Mutual Bank where she served as a Senior Loan Consultant.

Pattie Bigford, of Allyn, Washington, is a 29 year industry veteran. She joins the company's Silverdale Home Loan Center as a Senior Loan Consultant. Previously, she held similar positions with Washington Financial Group and Western States Mortgage.

Joining the Everett Home Loan Center, John Blake brings over eight years mortgage experience and has held origination positions with Chase, Washington Mutual Bank, and Financial Advantage. Blake is an ordained minister, attended Puget Sound College, and was previously a missionary to Cyprus. He and his family reside in Everett, Washington.

Dyer, Strok, Chik, and Hernandez join Network Home Loans as part of the company's acquisition of Resilient Mortgage, where Dyer was the owner and Branch Manager.

Grace Dyer began her mortgage career in 1985 with Alaska Mortgage Company. Her industry experience includes former positions with University Savings Bank, Phoenix Mortgage, GMAC Mortgage, Phoenix Savings Bank, and American Home Mortgage. She founded Resilient Mortgage in 2007. Dyer specializes in first time homebuyer education and is a graduate of the University of Washington. She is an active member at St. Thomas More Parish in Lynnwood, Washington and resides with her family in Edmonds.

Alla Strok began her mortgage career in 2004, with local mortgage banker Pacific Crest Savings Bank. She later worked for Countrywide before joining Resilient Mortgage in 2009. She and her family reside in Kenmore, Washington.

Joseph Chik is a 13 year industry veteran and began his career in 1997 with Great Northwest Mortgage. He is a graduate of Central Washington University where he majored in Business.

Elvira Hernandez brings with her 7 years of industry experience starting with Irwin Mortgage in 1993. Subsequently, she has worked for American Home Mortgage, Countrywide, and Resilient Mortgage. She and her family reside in Mill Creek, Washington.

Jill Moon joins the company as a Senior Loan Processor at the Lynnwood Home Loan Center. She previously worked for Mortgage Market, Homestead Mortgage, and Harborside Lending Group.

Joy Blodgett rejoins Network Home Loans after a 3 ½ year hiatus. She will serve as a retail loan coordinator at the Everett Home Loan Center. Blodgett graduated from Central Washington University and she and her family reside in Arlington, Washington.

Geoff Nester, Senior Vice President of the company, states that the recent hiring is part of the company's long term growth strategy that began late 2007. "We believe we will continue to grow and fill the gap in an underserved segment of the market; the midsize regional mortgage banker. Most of our competitors are much larger and, thus, nowhere near as nimble as we are. On balance, we can provide a higher level of service to our customers and we typically close a loan faster and in a more efficient manner than just about anyone else."    

Founded in 1987, Network Home Loans is privately held and is headquartered in Snohomish County. The company originates loans in multiple states through a retail lending center, six branch offices, and its wholesale lending channel. It maintains approvals with HUD, VA, multiple institutional investors and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac).

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