Guild Mortgage Continues to Expand in Pacific Northwest, Opens New Salmon Creek Branch

Independent Mortgage Lender Opens Office in One of Greater Portland’s Fastest
Growing Neighborhoods; Branch Manager Scott Haij Leads New Team

Vancouver, Wash. – Guild Mortgage, one of the largest independent mortgage lenders in the U.S., has expanded in the greater Portland market with the opening of a new branch in the Salmon Creek neighborhood of Vancouver.

The Salmon Creek office is led by branch manager Scott Haij (NMLS ID #110467), who joins Guild Mortgage after serving as a sales manager with HomeStreet Bank for more than four years. Haij is a native of Vancouver and graduated from the University of Portland.

The Guild team also includes loan officers Brian Tovey (NMLS ID #178430), Christopher Nelson (NMLS ID #1740894) and Danielle Hinton (NMLS ID #492094). Together the team has been serving homebuyers in Clark County for more than 35 years.

“As prices continue to increase across the Portland metro area, many families are looking to Vancouver and other suburbs to find a more affordable, accessible place to purchase a home,” Haij said. “For more than five decades, Guild Mortgage has been providing a variety of loan programs and outstanding customer service to homebuyers across the country. We look forward to leveraging that experience and expertise to serve current and future residents in Salmon Creek and beyond.”

Guild’s new branch is located at 2621 NE 134th Street, Suite 110 in Vancouver, less than two miles from the Washington State University Vancouver campus. Offering a scenic escape from the city, Salmon Creek is known for its many parks and trails within view of Mount Hood and Mount St. Helens. The neighborhood is also home to many hotels and restaurants near the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater and Clark County Event Center.

Headquartered in San Diego, Guild Mortgage has more than 60 branches in Oregon and Washington. The Northwest has been among Guild’s fastest-growing regions over the last several years; the region was up 13.8 percent to $2.5 billion in loan volume through the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2018. The company recently opened new offices in McMinnville and Oregon City and expanded its team in Seattle and Salem. Guild is the leading purchase loan lender in the state of Oregon and currently ranks No. 1 in the Portland market according to industry statistics.

Guild Mortgage has more than 4,000 employees with 344 branch and satellite offices in 29 states. The company achieved records in purchase loan and servicing volumes in 2017, while reaching near-record overall loan volume of $15.94 billion for the year. Since 2010 (when loan volume was $4.1 billion), Guild has grown almost four-fold, expanding from its base in the West to the Southwest, Southeast, South and Midwest.

A top-10 national lender by purchase loan volume, Guild specializes in developing unique pilot programs and niche products to help deliver the promise of home in every neighborhood and community it serves. Its loan professionals can serve the needs of any homebuyer, from helping first-time buyers achieve homeownership, often through government loan programs, to homebuyers looking to upgrade with a jumbo loan. Guild also specializes in helping active duty and retired military personnel to secure VA loans, with 100 percent financing and flexible qualifying standards. The company is consistently recognized for its impact in the communities it serves, commitment to customer service, strength in regulatory compliance and workplace culture.