International City Mortgage Opens New Irvine District Branch in Irvine, 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 Shaun Karlson as manager.

Shaun and his team have extensive experience in our industry and are well established in Irvine and other Orange County communities.

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

With 15 years of residential lending experience, Orange County native Shaun Karlson is confident he has the leadership qualities to be a successful branch manager for ICM. “I believe that every person in a team is important, from setup to senior management, and each one plays an important part in the success of the team and the company,” said Karlson. “I also believe that you cannot manage properly if you are not able to do the tasks of the people you manage.”

During his career Karlson managed a regional wholesale lending office, where he was responsible for sales and all operations, then moved into wholesale sales management, and subsequently made the transition to retail lending where he could work directly with borrowers and loan officers. He is a certified FHA Direct Endorsement (DE) Underwriter and is well-versed on all company guidelines and programs.

Karlson joined the respected direct lender because he likes the direction the company is going. “With the addition of service retained programs we have a real competitive edge,” said Karlson. “We have a streamlined process that allows good borrowers to get a loan without a lot of additional conditions.”

“I have always been in the top five in sales company wide everywhere I have worked and managed,” said Karlson. “I intend to do the same at ICM.”

“We’re pleased to have Shaun and his team select and join the ICM family,” said Mike Matthews, ICM SVP of Production. “Shaun and his team have extensive experience in our industry and are well established in Irvine and other Orange County communities. We look forward to the additional capacity this branch brings us to serve the customers in these areas for a long time to come.”

About International City Mortgage:
International City Mortgage, Inc. is a privately held residential mortgage banker. 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. As an approved Fannie Mae Seller and Ginnie Mae Issuer, they are in a position offer a wide range of financial solutions for homebuyers and homeowners, including Conventional, FHA, VA, USDA, Jumbo and Bond products. Licensed by the Department of Corporations under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act #4130570. Hawaii Mortgage Loan Originator Company #HI-222730 (International City Mortgage, Inc., DBA Pacific Rim Mortgage). Illinois Residential Mortgage License #MB.6760856. Nevada Mortgage Banker License #3795. Utah Division of Real Estate License #8367544. HUD Mortgagee #7906300005. 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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