Platinum Rolls into Reno

Our Newest phmc Location: Reno, NV

Reno, Nevada is the proud home of a new branch of Platinum Home Mortgage Corporation. Platinum is pleased to offer its direct lending mortgage services to borrowers in the growing northern Nevada area. It looks like the city, known as the “biggest little city in the world,” is expanding. Large corporations, such as Tesla and Apple, as well as many start-ups, are choosing Reno instead of San Francisco because of the affordable real estate and close proximity to the Bay area.

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Reno: the biggest little startup community

Platinum’s new branch brings industry veterans to the Reno housing scene. The branch began taking loan applications in late July 2015, and is embracing the growing demand for mortgages in northern Nevada.

So let’s get to know these new additions to the Platinum team!
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From L to R: John, Michelle, Bev, Alicia, Deane

Deane Harlowe, Branch Manager – brings more than 30 years of industry experience as a branch manager and Mortgage Consultant to the table. He also has a background in secondary marketing.  Not only is Deane busy at work with the housing demand rising in Reno, he is busy outside of work spending time with his 6 children and 10 grandchildren. His large family keeps him occupied with many events and activities.

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Beverly Babcock, Regional Manager- has over 20 years of industry experience as a branch manager and Mortgage Consultant. She also has a background in underwriting. Outside of work, Bev likes to stay active and take advantage of the year round sports weather in Reno. She hikes and bikes in the warmer months and skis in the colder months.

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Michelle Flores, Mortgage Consultant – has worked in the mortgage and banking industry for the last 20 years. Her favorite aspect of working in the mortgage industry is helping her clients achieve the American dream. She has called Reno home for more than 2 decades, and has enjoyed watching it grow from a small city into one that is thriving. Michelle spends her free time with her daughters and husband. Her favorite activities are cooking and taking road trips with her family.

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John Ritter, Mortgage Consultant – has worked in many different aspects of the housing industry, and is excited to bring the knowledge he has gained to Platinum. John loves the outdoors, and that is where you will likely find him when he is not at work. He likes to garden, travel and soak up the Reno sun.

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Alicia Mandel, Mortgage Consultant – has experience in various areas of the housing industry. Her favorite aspect of working in the mortgage field is helping borrowers find the best loan program to suit their needs. She loves living in Reno because of the abundance of outdoor activities and close proximity to Lake Tahoe and San Francisco. When Alicia is not at work, she spends her time playing with her kids or volunteering.

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“Platinum is thrilled to welcome Deane and the rest of the Reno branch to the Platinum team. Their knowledge of the northern Nevada market is exceptional, and will be a benefit to both Platinum and borrowers in the Reno area,” said CEO William Giambrone.

Real estate website Trulia reports that home prices in the Reno area are over 12% higher than in 2014, which indicates that demand in the Reno area is rising. Reno is currently in growth mode, and so is Platinum Home Mortgage. Deane and his team are excited to offer Platinum’s many loan programs to borrowers in the flourishing northern Nevada area.

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