International City Mortgage Opens New Branch Office in Murrieta, CA

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International City Mortgage, a privately held residential mortgage direct lender since 1987, announces the opening of its newest retail branch office, naming local industry professional as manager.

International City Mortgage (ICM) today announced that it has opened a new retail loan origination branch in Murrieta, CA to serve the residential home loan needs of homebuyers and homeowners in Murrieta and surrounding areas.

The company has named long-time local resident and industry professional Paul Claudio as the Murrieta Branch Manager. Mr. Claudio has lived in the Valley since 1990 and has been serving the mortgage and real estate needs of area residents for the last 15 years. His broad knowledge of home loan programs includes a significant expertise in conventional and government programs as well as purchase and refinance products.

His move to International City Mortgage was prompted by the company’s longevity, financial strength and reputation. “I have excellent relationships with the real estate agents in the area, so I chose to join a company that would enable me to support and protect those relationships. ICM is a well established company. It’s financially strong, and it has great service and pricing,” said Claudio.

Commenting on his role as Murrieta Branch Manager, Mr. Claudio explained, “I’m a passionate leader, and I lead by example. I’m honest, diligent and honorable. I care about the people that I work with: my clients, coworkers and colleagues.”

Plans for the new branch include expanding the team of experienced licensed mortgage professionals and becoming a top production unit for ICM. “My goal for this branch is to be the most efficient, productive and profitable branch within the company,” said Claudio. “And we will enjoy making it happen.”

"We’re pleased that an industry veteran with Paul’s experience and talent would select ICM,” said Mike Matthews, ICM SVP of Production. “We look forward to assisting Paul and his team as they grow their office in another new market for our company.”

About International City Mortgage:
International City Mortgage (ICM) is a privately held residential mortgage banking direct lender. Founded in 1987 on the principles of responsible lending, competitive rates, and exceptional service, they have successfully weathered mortgage industry cycles and are positioned for sustained growth. Their retail branch locations are focused primarily on purchase transactions, which are generated from strong relationships with Realtors and Builders. They offer a wide range of financial solutions for homebuyers and homeowners, including the top Conventional, FHA, VA, USDA, Jumbo and Bond products available within the industry today. Licensed by the Department of Corporations under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act #4130570. Illinois Residential Mortgage License #MB.6760856. Nevada Mortgage Banker License #3795. Utah Division of Real Estate License #8367544. HUD Mortgagee #7906300005. ICM’s business services and products do not originate from HUD, FHA, the Government of the United States, or any Federal, State or local government agency. For more information, please visit the Company website at

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