4/18/2018

Guild Mortgage, Oregon’s Leading Purchase Lender, Opens New Branch in Oregon City

Senior loan officer Tammy Wittren will head new office

Oregon City, Ore. – Guild Mortgage, one of the largest independent mortgage lenders in the U.S., has expanded its presence in Oregon with the opening of a new branch in Oregon City.

Senior loan officer Tammy Wittren (NMLS# 113328), who has more than 25 years of real estate and lending experience and previously worked out of Guild’s main Portland branch, will oversee the new branch. She joined Guild in 2014 when the company acquired her previous firm, Northwest Mortgage Group, where she served as a mortgage loan officer for 16 years.

Wittren was recently ranked as one of the Top 200 Mortgage Originators in America for 2017, according to Mortgage Executive Magazine.

“Oregon City has undergone an amazing transformation and become an attractive destination for homebuyers searching throughout the greater Portland area,” Wittren said. “We felt like it was a natural step to expand into the city to serve this growing community. As an Oregon City resident for the past five years, I am pleased to have a local team offering an array of loan options and programs that will meet the needs of virtually any homebuyer – from first-time buyers, to those looking for high-end jumbo loans.”

Wittren brings a team of seven dedicated loan partners to Oregon City, including Bonnie Adams (NMLS #952603), Caryn Barney (NMLS #694723), Victoria Bartley (NMLS #1421444), John Bates, (NMLS #184541) Tracy Calhoon (NMLS #988562), Patty Page (NMLS #1574210) and Lisa Riccobuono (NMLS #243823). The team has more than 100 years of combined experience in the mortgage industry.

Guild’s new branch is located at 1010 5th St. in Oregon City in the mid-century office building previously occupied by Oregon lighting manufacturer, Cedar & Moss. Oregon City was recently named one of three Great American Main Streets for 2018 by the organization Main Street Americaa group involved in historic preservation and community development across the country.

Guild has 32 branches and satellite offices in Oregon and is the leading purchase loan lender in the state, according to industry statistics. Guild continues to expand in the Northwest, ranking No. 1 in Portland and Salem and No. 4 in Seattle/Tacoma. Guild’s average loan size in the Oregon region was $289,647 in 2017, ranking second among all Guild regions behind only Hawaii at $417,296.

Overall, Guild 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.

Guild Mortgage is headquartered in San Diego, Calif. and has more than 4,000 employees with more than 250 offices in 27 states. The company’s growth over the past several years has been among the highest in the industry and Guild is consistently recognized for its impact in the communities it serves, commitment to customer service and workplace culture.

A top-10 national lender by purchase loan volume, Guild offers first-time homebuyers a wide range of loan options and personalized service. Its loan professionals can serve the needs of any homebuyer, from helping first-time homebuyers 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.