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    Silverton Mortgage Specialists, Inc. -- We are NOT Silverton Bank

    08/2013 - SILVERTON MORTGAGE SPECIALISTS RANKS AMONG NATION’S FASTEST-GROWING COMPANIES BY INC. MAGAZINE

    05/2013 - SILVERTON MORTGAGE ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE

    SILVERTON FOUNDATION

    04/2013 - SILVERTON MORTGAGE SPECIALISTS RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF ATLANTA’S
    100 FASTEST-GROWING PRIVATE COMPANIES

    04/2013 - SILVERTON MORTGAGE RECOGNIZED WITH GOLD AWARDS BY MORTGAGE BANKERS ASSOCIATION OF GEORGIA

    04/2013 - TIPS FOR WORKING WITH ONLINE MORTGAGE LENDERS – CEO JOSH MOFITT

    04/2013 - SILVERTON MORTGAGE ANNOUNCES NEW VP OF OPERATIONS AND

    OPERATIONS MANAGER

    03/2013 - SILVERTON MORTGAGE CONTINUES IMPRESSIVE GROWTH IN 2013 AND WELCOMES EIGHT NEW HIRES TO ITS ATLANTA OFFICES

    02/2013 - NEW YEAR BRINGS NEW CONTROLLER DERK ALLISON TO

    SILVERTON MORTGAGE SPECIALISTS

    02/2013 - SILVERTON MORTGAGE RECEIVES “AFFILIATE OF THE YEARAWARD FOR GOLDEN ISLES ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

    01/2013 - “REAL ESTATE RADIO ATLANTA WITH SUSAN PRYORHITS ATLANTA AIRWAVES

    ON ALL NEWS 106.7

    11/2012 - 2012 YEAR IN REVIEW: SILVERTON MORTGAGE CELEBRATES ANOTHER ROBUST YEAR AS REAL ESTATE MARKET REBOUNDS ACROSS SOUTHEAST

    09/2012 - SILVERTON MORTGAGE SPECIALISTS IN MYRTLE BEACH ANNOUNCE NEW MORTGAGE LOAN ORIGINATOR KAREN O’DONOVAN

    09/2012 - SILVERTON MORTGAGE SPECIALISTS ANNOUNCES NEW HIRES IN

    SILVERTON NW OFFICE FOR H1 2012

    09/2012 - SILVERTON MORTGAGE SPECIALISTS RANKS ON INC. 500|5000

    Josh Moffitt, Silverton President, Honored - 2010 Business to Business Top 25 Entrepreneurs

    Silverton Mortgage Receives Atlanta Business Chronicle's 2010 Pacesetter Award for Fastest Growing Private Companies

    Silverton Mortgage Specialists' Loan Originators Win 2010 Gold Awards from Mortgage Bankers Association of GeorgiaFour Silverton Mortgage Loan Originators received Gold Awards from the Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia (MBAG).

    Silverton Mortgage Specialists, Inc. Awarded Atlanta Business Chronicle's Pacesetter Award for Second Consecutive Year

    Silverton Mortgage Specialists, Inc. Earns Spot in Inc. magazine's Top Fortune 5000 Fastest-Growing Privately Owned Companies

    Silverton Award Winners: Georgia Mortgage Bankers Top State Awards

    Silverton Mortgage Specialists  Second Consecutive Year:  Inc Magazine's Top Fortune 5000 Fastest-Growing Privately Owned Companies

    Silverton Mortgage Specialists, Inc. -- We are NOT Silverton Bank

    We have received several calls and emails from our clients and industry partners concerning the recent news reports about the lawsuit the FDIC recently brought against several former officers and directors of a bank named "Silverton Bank," which ultimately failed in 2009. Please be assured that Silverton Mortgage is not associated, affiliated, or related in any way with Silverton Bank.

    We are very sorry for any confusion and hope that the news reports have not caused you any concern regarding the work we have done together or the services we perform. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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    Silverton Mortgage Specialists Ranks Among Nation’s Fastest-Growing Companies by Inc. Magazine

    Silverton Ranks for Third Consecutive Year, Reporting Three-Year Sales Growth of 527%

     

    Inc. Magazine announced that Silverton Mortgage Specialists has ranked among the nation’s fastest-growing private companies in the publication’s seventh annual Inc. 500|5000. This year, Silverton Mortgage ranks No. 847 out of 5,000 private companies, only one of 15 to make the top 100 financial services companies for three consecutive years. The company is ranked No. 53 in the financial services industry and in the top five mortgage companies in the nation. Silverton is the 33rd fastest-growing company in Georgia and 32nd fastest-growing in Atlanta.

     

    “We are thrilled to be listed among the nation’s top companies,” said Josh Moffitt, President of Silverton Mortgage Specialists. “Not only does this show our commitment to the industry, it is representative of our commitment to our clients as we continue to strive toward providing the best products with the best customer service in residential lending."

     

    The 500|5000 list recognizes the significant accomplishments of the fastest-growing privately held entrepreneurial companies in America, whose performances have established them among the best in their industries. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/5000.

     

    In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2013 Inc. 500|5000 companies is an impressive 142 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created over 520,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $241 billion.

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    Silverton Mortgage Announces Official Launch of the Silverton Foundation

    New 501(c)(3) Provides Mortgage and Rent Assistance to Families with Hospitalized Children

    Silverton Mortgage Specialists, Inc. today announces the official launch of The Silverton Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides a mortgage and rent assistance program for families with hospitalized children. The goal is to help families maintain their homes and reduce financial and emotional burdens during times of crisis.


    “As mortgage professionals, we realize that ‘home’ is an important center for families; a place to return after the crisis subsides. It is a place where continued care may be provided and where loved ones wait for a child's return,” says Josh Moffitt, President and Founder of Silverton Mortgage Specialists. “Our goal is to lessen financial and emotional burden on families, allowing them to concentrate their efforts on their ill child.”
    The Silverton Foundation serves families with children who have been hospitalized or who receive ongoing critical care treatments. The Foundation connects with this population by reaching out to Georgia-based hospitals with a focus on serving children and works directly with social workers at these facilities who determine those families in need of The Silverton Foundation's assistance. From there, The Silverton Foundation makes the rent, mortgage or temporary housing payments directly to the mortgage company or landlord. The first payment was made in September 2012 and, in the course of the last nine months, the Foundation has helped 12 different families keep their homes.


    The Silverton Foundation was a dream of Moffitt’s, who lives by the philosophy that “success without sharing is failure.” From the company’s beginning in 1998, their mission included a strong commitment to giving back to the community; to share success and good fortune with those who need a little extra help. In this spirit, Moffitt spearheaded annual fundraisers to help various Atlanta-based nonprofits, raising tens of thousands of dollars. With the good fortune and growth of the company, Moffitt felt it was time to take the next step and make the commitment to a full-time nonprofit backed by Silverton Mortgage. Thus, The Silverton Foundation was born.


    Until now, The Silverton Foundation was funded through Silverton Mortgage Specialists who set aside money from every loan closed throughout the company to make housing payments for families identified through Atlanta Children’s Healthcare/AFLAC Center for Blood Disorders. Now, with the official Letter of Determination announcing the Foundation’s 501(c)(3) status, the entire Atlanta community can join in to give back.
    “While donations will still be made in-house from each closing, we now invite our friends and neighbors to join us in helping these families in need,” says Moffitt. You can do so by going to by going to www.TheSilvertonFoundation.org/giving.html.

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    Silverton Mortgage Specialists Recognized as One of Atlanta’s 100 Fastest-Growing

    Private Companies


    Silverton Mortgage Specialists has been recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of Atlanta’s 100 fastest-growing private companies at the 2013 Pacesetter Awards. Silverton Mortgage ranked 59 on the list, having experienced a 127.95 percent revenue growth from 2010-2012, and a 73.08 percent employee growth.


    The Pacesetter Awards recognize Atlanta’s fastest growing companies that are taking their business to the next level. The companies selected use methods that are unconventional and their growth is top speed. According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, qualifying companies had to be privately owned, based in the 20-county metro Atlanta area and not a subsidiary of another company. Companies had to be established in the first quarter of 2010 or earlier and experienced a two-year growth in sales of more than 50 percent, with revenues between $1 million and $300 million.


    Josh Moffitt, founder and president of Silverton Mortgage Specialists, attributes the company’s success to three main factors: its people, its products and its processes. “We are a communications company that also excels at mortgages,” says Moffitt. “We manage the entire loan process internally, from application to closing, providing our customers with faster processing times, improved communication throughout the process and an overall better loan experience.”

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    Silverton Mortgage Recognized with Gold Awards by Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia

    Silverton Mortgage Specialists congratulates seven of its top performing loan originators who were recognized at the Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia (MBAG) 2012 Gold Awards Banquet on March 21, 2013, at the Atlanta Athletic Club. The Gold Awards program was established to recognize those loan originators who demonstrate excellence in mortgage banking through loan production, continuing education, professional ethics and involvement with the association.


    Silverton Mortgage’s 2012 Gold Award winners are:

    Ari Berman, Assistant Branch Manager, Dunwoody office
    Reid Clark, Loan Originator, East Cobb office
    Jerry Elinger, Branch Manager, Dunwoody office
    Mike Garrett, Loan Originator, East Cobb office
    Gretchen Johnson, Branch Manager, Brunswick office
    Leighton Johnson, Branch Manager, St. Simons office
    Jasmine Krnjetin, Loan Originator, Corporate office


    In addition, Jasmine Krnjetin was the fifth-highest ranked loan officer in the state of Georgia, with more than $92 million in volume.


    “These seven are an inspiration to us all and leaders in our industry,” says Josh Moffitt, president of Silverton Mortgage Specialists, who was also recognized with a 2012 Gold Award. “They not only produce at a high level, but also provide our clients with outstanding service. It’s no coincidence that everyone on this list is also at the top of Silverton’s customer satisfaction list as well.”

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    TIPS FOR WORKING WITH ONLINE MORTGAGE LENDERS – CEO JOSH MOFITT

    Whether a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned homebuyer looking to refinance, everyone wants the best deal when it comes to their mortgage loan. The challenge of finding the best deal is not in finding a mortgage lender, but in choosing the right one. While working with online mortgage lenders is a valid way to get a loan and there are a multitude on lenders online, how do you differentiate between the less reputable ones and the lender that you can trust to work with you through the loan process? It’s imperative for you to do your due diligence to find the one that’s right for you.

    In order to get the best deal on a mortgage, prospective homebuyers and refinancers should know what research to do up front and what to ask for. Below is a list of tips to help when it comes to working with online lenders.

    Check your income. Create a comprehensive listing of your income versus expenses, including the down payment, to honestly assess what you can afford.

    Check your credit. Order your credit reports from all three major credit reporting agencies before you speak with a lender. This will help lenders determine what type of loans they can offer you and at what rates. Requesting your own credit reports also saves your credit score by preventing too many inquiries.

    Do your homework. Compare interest rates from local lenders so you have a working knowledge of the market and can compare it to the offer from your potential lender.

    Request a good faith estimate. Keep in mind that during the early phases, quotes can be somewhat generic. These are good reference points to help narrow down your choices. Once someone pulls your credit, be sure to request a good faith estimate. This will be a formal quote and, from there, very few fees can change. Only third party/ non-mortgage related things can change, such as property taxes, homeowners insurance, etc.

    Read the fine print. Read all Licensing & Disclosure statements on the company’s website. These should disclose all fees related to the mortgage from that particular lender.

    You can also ask the lender with whom you are working to disclose all fees to you.

    If you are unsure whether a fee is legitimate, ask a local lender if it is reasonable.

    Look for reviews. Check out feedback of different lenders online and in mortgage industry magazines. Someone may have been in a similar situation before and can offer advice from an objective standpoint.

    Ask for referrals. Ask people you trust for referrals of reputable online lenders. Real estate agents, friends, family, etc., who have recently bought a home or have taken a client through the purchase of a new home are a good place to start.

    Be proactive. Stay on top of the progress of your application with your lender and ask questions about the expected time frame.

    Ask questions. If you are working with a realtor, ask them if you have any questions along the way.

    Familiarizing yourself with the basics of finding and choosing the right mortgage loan for you will be the most useful tool when it comes to finding the most competitive rate from a trustworthy lender.

    Josh Moffitt is president of Silverton Mortgage Specialists Inc. www. silvertonmortgage.com.

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    SILVERTON MORTGAGE ANNOUNCES NEW VP OF OPERATIONS AND OPERATIONS MANAGER

     

    ATLANTA, April 18, 2013 – Silverton Mortgage Specialists, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Lisa Rambler as vice president of operations and Deanne Martinez as operations manager.

     

    Rambler has more than 30 years of experience in the mortgage finance industry. Familiar with the Atlanta market, she has served in senior leadership roles at five mortgage companies in Atlanta since 1983.  She previously served as vice president of secondary marketing at both Mt. Vernon Federal Savings Bank and SunTrust Mortgage, and as vice president of product development and customer relations at United Guaranty Insurance Company. In her most recent position, as senior vice president at BankSouth Mortgage Company, Rambler was instrumental in developing a system of policies and procedures to provide the best price on a loan while maintaining profitability.

     

    “We are excited to welcome Lisa Rambler to the Silverton team,” said Josh Moffitt, President of Silverton Mortgage Specialists, Inc. “Given her impressive background and successes in systems management, product development and customer service enhancement, we are assured that our company and its clients will benefit from her expertise.”

     

    Martinez has more than 17 years of experience in operations management, including a decade of senior-level management at multiple national companies. She has prior experience in an operations management role, and has also served as an underwriting manager, specialty lending manager and product development manager for national companies within the mortgage industry. As a product development manager, she coordinated trainings, national program rollouts and investment presentations leading to substantial investments from industry giants like Morgan Stanley, FannieMae and Wachovia. 

     

    “Deanne Martinez provides operational expertise and the leadership to successfully implement practices that will help Silverton Mortgage best serve our clients,” said Moffitt. “These new additions to the corporate office will expand Silverton’s overall capabilities and improve the loan process for everyone involved.”

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    SILVERTON MORTGAGE CONTINUES IMPRESSIVE GROWTH IN 2013 AND WELCOMES EIGHT NEW HIRES TO ITS ATLANTA OFFICES

     

    ATLANTA, March 14, 2013 – Silverton Mortgage Specialists, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of five new loan originators, as well as a loan processor, closer and loan assistant to its team.

     

    “We are excited to begin 2013 by adding several reputable new hires to our Atlanta offices,” said Josh Moffitt, President of Silverton Mortgage Specialists. “Their knowledge of the Atlanta area will allow us to better serve both our new and existing clients by ensuring loans close as quickly and smoothly as possible.”

     

    The new hires are listed below by office.

     

    Corporate (NMLS 109600, 1027 Monroe Drive NE, Suite B, Atlanta, GA 30306)

    Abby Lesure, Mortgage Closer, has 20 years of experience and will assist the corporate office with preparing closing packages for loans, ordering funds for loans and reviewing closing forms for accuracy. Prior to joining Silverton, she was a mortgage closer for Suntrust Bank.

    Dunwoody (NMLS 299227, 4360 Georgetown Square, Suite 809, Atlanta, GA 30338)

  • Steve Epstein, Mortgage Loan Originator, (NMLS 200478, Residential Mortgage Licensee GA 28829) has been providing assistance to Georgia homeowners for more than a decade. His many years of experience in mortgages and business technology, combined with a love of people and passion for finding the right solutions, contributes to his excellent customer service.  Prior to joining Silverton’s Dunwoody office, he originated loans with Southeastern Mortgage Solutions and his own brokerage, SE Home Loans.
  • Sarah Greene, Mortgage Loan Originator Assistant, is a certified project management professional.  Prior to joining Silverton, she was president of her own company, Greene Management Group, and also served as office operations supervisor of the US Census Bureau’s Department of Commerce.
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    Silverton NW (NMLS 177283, 1301 Shiloh Road, Suite 120, Kennesaw, GA 30144)

  • Bonnie Stewart, Mortgage Loan Originator, (NMLS 371716, Residential Mortgage Licensee GA  30831) has been a loan originator since 2000.  Prior to joining Silverton NW, she was a loan officer for Embrace Home Loans LLC.
  • Michelle Ditchkoff, Mortgage Loan Originator, (NMLS 241920, Residential Mortgage Licensee GA 26345) has been a loan originator since 1999. Prior to joining Silverton NW, she served as a loan officer at Equity Loans LLC.
  • Sharon Mason, Mortgage Loan Originator, (NMLS 275784, Residential Mortgage Licensee GA  28601) has been in the mortgage industry since 1997. Prior to joining Silverton NW, she was a senior loan officer for Embrace Home Loans LLC.
  • Jeanna Southard, Processor, has 14 years of experience in processing Conventional, VA, FHA, USDA, New Construction, Jumbo, Purchase and Refinance transactions. Prior to joining Silverton, she worked with Brand Mortgage, closing more than $14 million a month.
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    Vinings (NMLS 385123, 2255 Cumberland Pkwy, Bldg 1200, Atlanta, GA 30339)

    Julie Fazlollah, Mortgage Loan Originator, (NMLS 127021, Residential Mortgage Licensee GA 36551) has been in the mortgage industry in Atlanta for more than 15 years, having previously served as a loan officer for companies across the greater Atlanta area.

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    NEW YEAR BRINGS NEW CONTROLLER DERK ALLISON TO SILVERTON MORTGAGE SPECIALISTS

     

    ATLANTA, Feb. 5, 2013 Derk Allison, CPA, has joined Silverton Mortgage Specialists, Inc., as the company’s controller, effective Jan. 1, 2013. In this role, he will oversee the accounting, finance and internal controls of all nine Silverton offices across the Southeast.

     

    “We are pleased to welcome Derk to the Silverton team,” said Josh Moffitt, President of Silverton Mortgage Specialists, Inc. “His knowledge of accounting and finance will be a tremendous asset to Silverton and will help us maintain the steady growth we’ve been fortunate to see over the last few years.”

     

    Mr. Allison brings more than 25 years of financial experience to Silverton Mortgage Specialists, Inc., with extensive expertise managing accounting, budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis, and management reporting processes.  Most recently, he spent four years as the vice president of accounting and finance at Generation Mortgage Company in Atlanta.

     

    A former U.S. Naval Officer, Mr. Allison obtained a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina and a master’s degree in finance from Emory University.

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    SILVERTON MORTGAGE RECEIVES “AFFILIATE OF THE YEARAWARD FOR GOLDEN ISLES ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

     

    ATLANTA, Feb. 2013 – Silverton Mortgage Specialists, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Brunswick office (208 Scranton Connector, Unit 123, Brunswick, GA 31525) and St. Simons office (1700 Frederica Road Suit 106, St. Simons Island, GA 31522) have received the Golden Isles Association of Realtors 2012 “Affiliate of the Year” and “Extra Mile” awards. 

    The “Affiliate of the Year” award went to Leighton Johnson (NMLS 319563, Residential Mortgage Licensee GA 29791), St. Simons Branch Manager. The award recognizes an affiliate who has done the most to support members of the Board of Realtors through sponsoring programs, putting on events, educating real estate agents on new industry requirements, etc., and who gives back to the community.

    The “Affiliate Extra Mile” award went to Gretchen Johnson (NMLS 323733, Residential Mortgage Licensee GA 29790), Brunswick Branch Manager.  The award recognizes an affiliate who, on at least one occasion, has gone above and beyond what is expected to ensure that a deal happens. In Gretchen Johnson’s case, there were several examples given of times when the deal would not have happened without her involvement.

    “We are humbled and honored to have received these awards from our local association of Realtors,” said Leighton Johnson. “These Realtors are a very large part of our success and we are grateful for all that they do.”

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    REAL ESTATE RADIO ATLANTA WITH SUSAN PRYORHITS ATLANTA AIRWAVES

    ON ALL NEWS 106.7

    ATLANTA, Jan. 22, 2013 – “Real Estate Radio Atlanta (RERA) with Susan Pryor,” part of the national Real Estate Radio Network (RERN), has officially hit the metro Atlanta airwaves after an initial three-month soft launch to clients. The show covers a wide variety of topics of interest to many professionals in the real estate industry, as well as metro Atlanta consumers, but primarily focuses on financial wisdom, prosperity and home ownership. The show, produced and hosted by Susan Pryor of Silverton Mortgage Specialists, Inc. with co-host David Perrie of Perrie & Associates, LLC, airs on Saturdays from 9-10 a.m. ET on All News 106.7 FM. For a list of upcoming shows, please visit http://realestateradioatlanta.com.

    “We are committed to helping families achieve the dream of home ownership, which remains one of the most significant milestones in American life. We are excited about igniting the spark of hope toward attaining that dream through education and by connecting listeners with the professionals whose services they truly need to achieve this goal,” said Pryor.  

    Pryor has been involved in real estate since 2001 and currently serves clients as Branch Manager at the East Cobb office of Silverton Mortgage Specialists, Inc.  She is a licensed mortgage loan originator in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.  Over the last decade, Pryor and her team have helped over 1,500 families become homeowners.  She also personally owns 10 rental properties and two office buildings. 

    As an attorney, Perrie has more than 18 years of experience in the title underwriting industry. Perrie is a founding partner of Perrie & Perrie, PC; Perrie & Cole, LLC and Perrie & Associates, LLC. He is a member of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, active in the Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia and has served on its Board of Governors. Perrie is also an active member of the Cobb Board of Realtors. 

    Topics covered to date include: Atlanta’s current real estate market; pre-qualifying for a home loan; down payment assistance programs; bankruptcy and foreclosure; and refinancing options, among many others. For a list of upcoming shows, please visit realestateradioatlanta.com.

    About the Real Estate Radio Network

    The Real Estate Radio Network® (RERN) is a nationwide alliance of real estate and financial professionals with a common objective: delivering the truth about local real estate markets, creating a forum for recognition of deserving professionals and promoting the ways people can save money and achieve the dream of home-ownership. There are currently more than 30 RERN hosts and the network is growing every day. For more information please visit http://realestateradiohost.com.

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    2012 YEAR IN REVIEW: SILVERTON MORTGAGE CELEBRATES ANOTHER ROBUST YEAR AS REAL ESTATE MARKET REBOUNDS ACROSS SOUTHEAST

    Continued Focus on Clients and the Community Leads to Exponential Growth and Firm Recognition

     

    ATLANTA, Nov. 2012 Silverton Mortgage Specialists, Inc. adds several distinguished awards and notable accomplishments to its repertoire in 2012. Company president, Josh Moffitt, attributes this success to the company’s clients, exponential growth rate and commitment to the community.  

     

    "In many ways, 2012 was our best year ever," said Moffitt. “As a company, we went into 2012 knowing that the economy had not fully recovered and, in response, the real estate market was still relatively volatile. But we also saw a number of opportunities to grow our business due to our unique business model and unbeatable customer service. It was a great effort from the entire team, and we look forward to an even better year in 2013.”

     

    Company Growth: 

  • When the real estate industry as a whole has seen its share of lows, Silverton Mortgage has remained profitable. The company's revenue has grown by 51% in the last year. 
  • The company’s reach has expanded across its nine Southeastern offices with more than 57 new hires. This represents a growth rate of 42 percent in 2012 alone.
  • In response to client demand, the company opened X new offices, including those in Myrtle Beach, SC and St. Simons, GA.
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    Company Recognitions: 

  • Inc. magazine ranked Silverton Mortgage Specialists, Inc., as No. 702 on its sixth annual “Inc. 500|5000” list.  The list recognizes the significant accomplishments of the fastest-growing privately held entrepreneurial companies in America, whose performances have established them among the best in their industries.
  • Moffitt was recognized as one of Atlanta’s “Business to Business Top 25 Entrepreneurs.” Winners of this award are the city’s top entrepreneurs who have created innovative, high-achieving companies that contribute to their industry and business communities.
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    Commitment to Community:

    Silverton Mortgage Specialists, Inc. brings its long-time vision of ongoing charitable work to fruition through the formation of The Silverton Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to provide a mortgage and rent assistance program for families with hospitalized children. The goal is to help families maintain their homes and reduce financial and emotional burdens during times of crisis.

     

    Moffitt explains, “As mortgage professionals, we realize that ‘home’ is an important center for families, a place to return after the crisis subsides.  It is a place where continued care may be provided and where loved ones wait for a child's return. Our goal is to lessen the financial and emotional burdens on families, allowing them to concentrate their efforts on their ill child.”

     

    Silverton sets aside money from every loan closed throughout the company for The Silverton Foundation and makes housing payments for families identified through Atlanta Children’s Healthcare/AFLAC Center for Blood Disorders. The first payment was made on Sept. 1, 2012.  To date, The Silverton Foundation has made mortgage and rent payments for six families across the state of Georgia while it awaits 501(c)(3) status.

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    SILVERTON MORTGAGE SPECIALISTS IN MYRTLE BEACH ANNOUNCE NEW MORTGAGE LOAN ORIGINATOR KAREN O’DONOVAN

     

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Sept. 27, 2012 – Silverton Mortgage Specialists, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of new mortgage loan originator Karen O’Donovan (NMLS 878499, Residential Mortgage Licensee: SC MLO – 878499) to the Myrtle Beach, SC, office (NMLS 878632, 3565 Fountain Lane Unit A, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577).

     

    In total, Silverton Mortgage Specialists, Inc. has hired 56 new employees across nine offices in the first half of 2012, a growth of 60 percent.

     

    With more than 15 years of experience in the mortgage industry, and having previously worked in real estate, O’Donovan is well-versed on both sides of the deal. She is an expert in understanding and analyzing clients’ mortgage financing needs. She is skilled in FHA, VA, USDA and conventional mortgages, which allows her to provide the best product for each unique situation.

     

    O’Donovan has always been very active in local fundraising and charitable volunteer work. While living in Georgia, she helped to raise more than $100,000 for Susan G. Komen For A Cure, as the leader for marathon runs and annual golf tournaments. Since moving to Myrtle Beach, O’Donovan has been very active helping raise funds for the local chapter of the American Red Cross and also for Ground Zero Youth Ministry.

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    SILVERTON MORTGAGE SPECIALISTS ANNOUNCES NEW HIRES IN SILVERTON NW OFFICE

    FOR H1 2012

     

    ATLANTA, September 12, 2012 – Silverton Mortgage Specialists, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of 11 new employees in its Silverton NW office (NMLS 177283, 1301 Shiloh Road, Suite 120, Kennesaw, GA 30144), including eight mortgage loan originators, one loan processor, one junior processor and one assistant.

     

    In total, Silverton Mortgage Specialists, Inc. has hired 56 new employees across nine offices in the first half of 2012, a company-wide growth of 60 percent.

     

    The new employees are:

    Jeff Bayer, Mortgage Loan Originator (NMLS 379963, Residential Mortgage Licensee GA 31186)

    Garry Berardi, Mortgage Loan Originator (NMLS 79139, Residential Mortgage Licensee GA 27045)

    Craig Conner, Mortgage Loan Originator (NMLS 806917, Residential Mortgage Licensee GA 33692)

    Sheryl Crawford, Mortgage Loan Originator (NMLS 153070, Residential Mortgage Licensee GA 25486)

    Betsy Fickling, Junior Processor

    Melissa Maynard, Loan Processor

    Corin McCay, Assistant

    David Neisch, Mortgage Loan Originator (NMLS 268218, Residential Mortgage Licensee GA 28465)

    Kathy Pilgrim, Mortgage Loan Originator (NMLS 379712, Residential Mortgage Licensee GA 31252)

    Bradley Shivers, Mortgage Loan Originator (NMLS 856045, Residential Mortgage Licensee AL 54161)

    Ron Sluder, Mortgage Loan Originator (NMLS 917858, Residential Mortgage Licensee GA 35037)

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    SILVERTON MORTGAGE SPECIALISTS RANKS ON INC. 500|5000

    ATLANTA, September 4, 2012 Inc. magazine has ranked Silverton Mortgage Specialists as No. 702 on its sixth annual Inc. 500|5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.  This is due, in part, to Silverton’s revenue growth of 502 percent over the last three years.

     

    The 500|5000 list recognizes the significant accomplishments of the fastest-growing privately held entrepreneurial companies in America, whose performances have established them among the best in their industries. Complete results of the survey, including Silverton’s company profile and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region and other criteria, is available at www.inc.com/5000.

     

    “It is a great honor to be named among the nation’s fastest-growing companies,” said Josh Moffitt, President of Silverton Mortgage Specialists. “The real estate market has seen its share of ups and downs over the last few years, but our commitment to our clients and giving back to the community in which we live has helped us grow through it all."

     

    In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 97 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created more than 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion.

     

    About Inc.

    Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown from two million in 2010 to over six million today. For more information, please visit www.inc.com.

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    Josh Moffitt, Silverton President, Honored - 2010 Business to Business Top 25 Entrepreneurs

    Silverton Mortgage Specialists, an Atlanta-based mortgage lender, announces that its President, Josh Moffitt, was selected by Business Leader Media's Business to Business as one of the Top 25 Entrepreneurs in Atlanta. Partnering with accounting firm Gifford, Hillegass & Ingwersen, Business to Business compiles the Top Entrepreneurs list each year, recognizing those who are leading Atlanta's business community and who significantly contribute to Atlanta's entrepreneurial community. Selection is based on companies' total revenue growth, growth, sustainability, and entrepreneurship.

    ''The entrepreneurial spirit runs strongly throughout my family and I've worked to carry that spirit to Silverton. Silverton has always respected the opportunities that the Atlanta area and the community's dynamic entrepreneurial spirit have provided to us. We're very honored to have been recognized with this award.''

    An entrepreneur who knows the value of customer service, Moffitt takes pride in having developed the correspondent lending platform which keeps the entire process in-house, providing clients with more competitive rates, lower costs, and faster closings. Moffitt is a firm believer that having confident, talented decision makers is a huge part of the company's success; his clients will tell you that his demeanor, honesty and personal attention made all the difference in their mortgage experience.

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    Silverton Mortgage Receives Atlanta Business Chronicle's 2010 Pacesetter Award for Fastest Growing Private Companies

    Silverton Mortgage was recently named one of Atlanta's fastest-growing privately held companies by Atlanta Business Chronicle. The Atlanta Business Chronicle annually publishes a list of the top 50 companies within the community based on revenue and employee growth over a two-year period. Even in tough economic times, Silverton was among companies in the Atlanta metro that grew by more than 50% during the last two years; and that increased their staff. Among the mortgage companies honored, Silverton placed as the company with the most growth.

    According to the Business Chronicle, qualifying companies had to be privately owned, based in the 20-county metro Atlanta area and not be a subsidiary of another company. Companies had to be established in the first quarter of 2006 or earlier, and have 2008 revenue between $1 million and $300 million. The companies are ranked according to a growth index formula, which is used to even the field among companies of different sizes.

    Silverton's President, Josh Moffitt, attributes the company's growth to its decision several years ago to develop its platform as a correspondent lender. Moffitt explains, ''We started as a correspondent lender when the industry as a whole did not realize the merits of embracing extra responsibility in transactions. By developing the correspondent lending foundation, which keeps the entire process internal while still accessing rates from multiple banks and investors, we have been able to give our clients the most competitive products, improve communication, and speed up processing times. While the industry itself is shrinking, Silverton has continued to grow by attracting the most talented sales and office staff in the southeast.''

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    Silverton Mortgage Specialists' Loan Originators Win 2010 Gold Awards from Mortgage Bankers Association of GeorgiaFour Silverton Mortgage Loan Originators received Gold Awards from the Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia (MBAG).

    Recognized for their achievements:

    Platinum Award Winners:

    Jasmine Krnjetin, Loan Originator NMLS 116216

    Josh Moffitt, Company President NMLS 109958

    Gold Award Winners:

    Gareth Thomas, Branch Manager Marietta NMLS 177403

    Lori Beardslee, Branch Manager Woodstock NMLS 169631

    To qualify, a loan originator must have closed a minimum of $10 million during the current calendar year while employed by an MBAG member company. The breakdown on award categories:

    Gold $10M-$24.9M or 100 units

    Platinum $25M-$49.9M or 200 units

    Diamond $50M or 400 units.

    Award winners must have earned five Gold Award credits by attending seminars, luncheons, local chapter meetings, educational summits, convention classes, etc., and have contributed $100 to the Good Government Fund, MBAG's political action committee (PAC). Donations are made to candidates who support the interests of our industry.

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    Silverton Mortgage Specialists, Inc. Awarded Atlanta Business Chronicle's Pacesetter Award for Second Consecutive Year

    For the second year in a row, Silverton Mortgage Specialists, Inc., a locally owned and operated residential mortgage lender, has been awarded an Atlanta Business Chronicle's Pacesetter Award as one of the Fastest Growing Privately-Owned Companies in Atlanta. This year, Silverton moved to number 19 of the 50 companies recognized. Honored for outstanding growth over the past two years at the April 15th breakfast awards ceremony, Silverton was proud to be listed among Atlanta's top producing companies. The Atlanta Business Chronicle's Pacesetter Awards recognize promising privately-held companies headquartered in the Atlanta metro area that have experienced the most rapid growth in the preceding two-year period, 2008 to 2010. The Atlanta Business Chronicle ranks businesses using a growth index formula that incorporates weighted variables such as total revenue ($1 million-$300 million), revenue growth rate over time, and number of employees.

    Silverton exhibited significant growth, increasing its revenue 425% in the past two years. Silverton's President, Josh Moffitt, credits this growth to people, product and business process. Silverton's correspondent lending platform, allows the company to access rates from multiple banks and investors, offering more products and more competitive rates to their customers. Silverton manages everything in-house, from application to closing, ensuring better communication, better service and faster closing times.

    Recognizing the rapidly changing mortgage industry, Moffitt says, "We acted proactively to the changes in the mortgage industry and consumer laws putting procedures in place and getting our staff up to speed with the new laws and requirements so that they could continue to grow production."

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    Silverton Mortgage Specialists, Inc. Earns Spot in Inc. magazine's Top Fortune 5000 Fastest-Growing Privately Owned Companies

    For the first time, Silverton has earned a spot in Inc. magazine's annual ranking of the top 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America! Silverton is positioned at #1,019 of the top 5,000 companies and ranked #49 in our industry.

    Silverton is pleased to share this distinction with previous alumni such as Zappos, Intuit, Microsoft, Patagonia and others. We're very proud to have earned this recognition and plan on working our way up!

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    Silverton Award Winners: Georgia Mortgage Bankers Top State Awards

    We are pleased and proud to announce the Silverton Award Winners in the Mortgage Bankers of Georgia End of Year awards. We are especially proud that Silverton was the only company in the state to have every category of award winners represented.

    GOLD AWARDS
    Production: 10 million+ and education requirements

    Ari Berman, Assistant Branch Manager, Dunwoody

    Gretchen Johnson, Mortgage Loan Originator, Brunswick

    Leighton Johnson, Branch Manager, Brunswick

    PLATINUM AWARD
    Production: 20 million+ and education requirements

    Josh Moffitt, President, Corporate

    DIAMOND AWARD
    Production: 50 million+ and education requirements

    Jasmine Krnjetin, Mortgage Loan Originator, Team Jasmine

    One of only 8 Platinum Award Winners in the state and finished 6th overall in Georgia!

    RISING STAR-ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

    Gretchen Johnson, Mortgage Loan Originator, Brunswick

    The only Gold Award Winner in the state of Georgia in their first year as a Loan Originator!

    L-R: Jeff Goddard, Jasmine Krnjetin, Ari Berman, Josh Moffitt, Gretchen Johnson, Leighton Johnson

    A huge congrats goes out to these Loan Originators who worked so hard this past year in a tough, tough market and still found a way to shine. They not only produced and hit the volume numbers, but also met the additional education requirements for the awards. A huge thanks goes out not only to our Loan Originators, but to their processors, their co-workers, their spouses and better halves, and our corporate team for everything they did along the way to help make these Loan Originators stand out amongst their peers.

    Congrats again to all for a great year!

    Recognizing the rapidly changing mortgage industry, Moffitt says, "We acted proactively to the changes in the mortgage industry and consumer laws putting procedures in place and getting our staff up to speed with the new laws and requirements so that they could continue to grow production."

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    Silverton Mortgage Specialists, Inc - Second Consecutive Year on Inc. magazine's Top Fortune 5000 Fastest-Growing Privately Owned Companies

    Inc. magazine has ranked Silverton Mortgage Specialists as No. 702 on its sixth annual Inc. 500|5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.  This is due, in part, to Silverton’s revenue growth of 502 percent over the last three years.

     

    The 500|5000 list recognizes the significant accomplishments of the fastest-growing privately held entrepreneurial companies in America, whose performances have established them among the best in their industries. Complete results of the survey, including Silverton’s company profile and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region and other criteria, is available at www.inc.com/5000.

     

    “It is a great honor to be named among the nation’s fastest-growing companies,” said Josh Moffitt, President of Silverton Mortgage Specialists. “The real estate market has seen its share of ups and downs over the last few years, but our commitment to our clients and giving back to the community in which we live has helped us grow through it all."

     

    In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 97 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created more than 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion.

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