Synergy Home Mortgage Brings Local, Experienced Lending to Reno Region

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Backed by National Lender New Penn Financial, Synergy Creates Opportunities for Agents, Homebuyers in Northern NV

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New Penn was a perfect fit for Ferrari-Lund because they share our commitment to skilled, personal, informed service and allow us to provide homebuyers with the very best products for their individual needs.

New Penn Financial (New Penn) today announced its expansion into the Nevada market with the launch of mortgage lender Synergy Home Mortgage. Based in Reno and licensed to operate throughout the state of Nevada, the new lender is focused on partnering with area Realtors to provide a complete line of residential mortgage products for their clients in northern Nevada.

Synergy Home Mortgage is a joint venture between national mortgage lender New Penn and leading area real estate firms Dickson Realty and Ferrari-Lund Real Estate. New Penn, based in Philadelphia with more than 160 offices nationwide, is one of the fastest-growing lenders in the United States and has been regularly recognized by business and industry organizations, including the Inc 5000, Scotsman Guide, and Mortgage Executive Magazine. Synergy Home Mortgage operates under the company’s Shelter Mortgage division.

“Our loan officers are based right here in Reno, and they are readily available for face-to-face meetings with clients and to answer questions, address issues, and move buyers smoothly through the mortgage process,” said Dereck Bowlen, Branch Manager of Synergy Home Mortgage. “Through our partnership with New Penn, we’re able to provide competitive pricing and low fees, which means more purchasing power for Realtors and their clients.”

Bowlen and the five additional loan officers in the Reno office have more than 100 combined years of lending and mortgage industry experience. The team is also available to help agents and buyers understand the impact of the new federal tax plan on home ownership, including considerations related to mortgage interest deductions, property taxes, home equity debt, capital gains, and moving expenses.

“New Penn was a perfect fit for Ferrari-Lund because they share our commitment to skilled, personal, informed service and allow us to provide homebuyers with the very best products for their individual needs,” said Vince Rossi, Broker/Owner of Ferrari-Lund Real Estate. “Synergy Home Mortgage is an ideal partner for real estate offices and builders who want to offer their homebuyers superior service and a simple, straightforward loan process, from pre-qualification through closing.”

“Synergy Home Mortgage combines our experience and local knowledge of the Reno and Washoe County markets with New Penn’s superior loan products, lending expertise, and singular focus on finding the right loan for the right buyer,” said Nancy Fennell, President of Dickson Realty. “Our partnership allows us to provide a seamless, one-stop experience for every homebuyer.”

“New Penn Financial and Shelter Mortgage are excited to grow the JV space and committed to expanding across the US by partnering with real estate offices who want to provide a full-service offering to their local client base,” said Corey Caster, CEO of Shelter Mortgage. “We’re excited for this partnership with Dickson Realty and Ferrari-Lund, who have the number one and number two market share in Washoe County.”

For more information or to learn more about Synergy Home Mortgage, please contact Dereck Bowlen at or 775-800-7936, or visit

About New Penn Financial
New Penn Financial® has become a leading nationwide lender by bringing expertise, extremely competitive rates on a broad portfolio of mortgage products, and exceptional customer service under one roof. Founded in 2008 and licensed in 48 states, the company and its reputation have grown rapidly under the guidance of a management team with years of experience in the mortgage industry. New Penn is headquartered in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania and operates offices nationwide. New Penn is a Shellpoint Partners company. More information is available at

About Shelter Mortgage Company
Shelter Mortgage is a leading retail residential mortgage originator predominantly focused on conforming purchase money loans generated through relationships with realtors, builders, and relocation companies. Founded in 1984 as a subsidiary of a community bank, Shelter has loan officers across the country with over 25 joint venture and partner relationships in over 30 States. Shelter has built a strong platform via its differentiated, partnership-based origination model, focus on purchase money originations and compliance-oriented culture.

About Dickson Realty
Dickson Realty was founded in 1973 under the guiding premise that integrity, hard work, and creativity would yield success. Today, those principles have made Dickson Realty the largest real estate company in northern Nevada. Dickson Realty has offices in Caughlin Ranch, Downtown Reno, Sparks, Somersett, Damonte Ranch, and Montrêux in Reno/Sparks, Nev., and in Truckee, Donner Lake, Portola, and Nakoma, Calif. For more information, visit

About Ferrari-Lund Real Estate
Founded in 1988, Ferrari-Lund has earned a reputation as one of the premier real estate firms in the greater Reno, Nevada area. Ferrari-Lund is an independently owned brokerage with more than 185 sales associates. Since 2003, Ferrari-Lund has been the second-highest-volume real estate company in the Reno/Sparks region. For more information, visit

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