NMP - November 2019 - 67

National Mortgage Professional Magazine Presents ...

THE BEST MILITARY ORIGINATORS AND LENDERS 2019

"Word to the Nation: Guard zealously your right
to serve in the Armed Forces, for without them,
there will be no other rights to guard."
-John F. Kennedy

F

or our November 2019 issue, National Mortgage Professional Magazine presents its second annual list of our
nation's "Best Military Lenders and Originators." As these men and women so bravely defend our nation, we felt it
was time to begin to recognize those who assist these individuals achieve the American Dream of Homeownership.

General H. Norman Schwarzkopf once said, "It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of
those men who goes into battle." It is these heroes whom those in the mortgage industry cater to. These distinguished
mortgage professionals should be recognized for their work in helping those who serve our nation attain the American
dream of homeownership.
For our "Best Military Originators," we made our selection based on the total VA loans closed in 2018; votes from their
industry peers; and an essay on why these individuals are committed to helping active servicemembers and veterans. For
the "Best Military Lenders," we chose this distinguished group based upon total VA loans closed in 2018; and support
efforts and community outreach endeavors.
Congratulations to the following for making homeownership a reality for those deserving active, retired and reserve
servicemembers, those who have sacrificed so much for the protection of our nation and the freedoms of all Americans.

Matthew Bassitt
Branch Manager, Northwestern Home Loans
Bend, Oregon
Bend, Ore. doesn't have the largest population of
veterans, nor a very large population overall, but as
a veteran himself, Matthew Bassitt is committed to
serving. Five years ago, he started a non-profit
called "The Scotch," a two-day golf tournament and
auction that raises money to send veterans through
the Save a Warrior program. Matthew and The
Scotch have helped raise more than $240K, and
have put more than 80 struggling heroes through the
Save a Warrior program, ultimately saving their lives.

Michael Bolton
Senior Loan Officer, Mid America Mortgage
Addison, Texas
"Helping those who currently serve or have served in
the U.S. military is by far the least I can do to give
thanks," says Michael Bolton, senior loan officer with
Mid America Mortgage in Addison, Texas. "It's my
opinion that serving in the military is the most
unselfish sacrifice a person can make. The
commitment these individuals made makes me give
them 100 percent of my time and effort. It's simply
the best way I know how to say 'thank you' and
show how much respect I have for them."
Michael Brandt
Loan Originator, Benchmark Mortgage
Austin, Texas
"It is an honor to serve those who have served our
great country," says Michael Brandt, loan originator
with Benchmark Mortgage in Austin, Texas "I have
several family members who have served, and my
nephew is currently in the Navy! I admire veterans
and make it my mission to have the homebuying
process be as stress-free as possible!"

67

n National Mortgage Professional Magazine n NOVEMBER 2019

Kristin Babik
Senior Loan Officer, Network Funding LP
Houston, Texas
"It's important to me to help make a difference in the
lives of men and women who have fought for my
freedom," says Kristin Babik, senior loan officer with
Network Funding LP in Houston, Texas. "I will
forever be grateful for their sacrifice."

Blake Bogese
Branch Manager & Mortgage Loan Officer, Arcus Lending Inc.
Richmond, Va.
"My passion is to educate my local real estate
community by dispelling stereotypes that VA home
loans an inferior loan products, while providing
active duty and veterans a transparent, stress-free
and enjoyable mortgage process," says Blake
Bogese, branch manager and mortgage loan officer
with Arcus Lending Inc. in Richmond, Va.

NationalMortgageProfessional.com

Lynnae Aguilar
Senior Loan Officer & Sales Manager, Academy Mortgage Corp.
Layton, Utah
"Serving our country is the most honorable thing
that one can do," says Lynnae Aguilar, senior loan
officer and sales manager for Academy Mortgage
Corp. in Layton, Utah. "To have the opportunity to
serve those who serve for us is a huge honor for me.
Getting them into a home and helping them provide
for their families, when they have provided so much
sacrifice, is truly a privilege for me. I have so much
respect for our veterans and am so happy to
continue to serve them."


http://www.NationalMortgageProfessional.com

NMP - November 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NMP - November 2019

Contents
NMP - November 2019 - CT1
NMP - November 2019 - CT2
NMP - November 2019 - Cover1
NMP - November 2019 - Cover2
NMP - November 2019 - 1
NMP - November 2019 - Contents
NMP - November 2019 - 3
NMP - November 2019 - 4
NMP - November 2019 - 5
NMP - November 2019 - 6
NMP - November 2019 - 7
NMP - November 2019 - 8
NMP - November 2019 - 9
NMP - November 2019 - 10
NMP - November 2019 - 11
NMP - November 2019 - 12
NMP - November 2019 - 13
NMP - November 2019 - 14
NMP - November 2019 - 15
NMP - November 2019 - 16
NMP - November 2019 - 17
NMP - November 2019 - 18
NMP - November 2019 - 19
NMP - November 2019 - 20
NMP - November 2019 - 21
NMP - November 2019 - 22
NMP - November 2019 - 23
NMP - November 2019 - 24
NMP - November 2019 - 25
NMP - November 2019 - 26
NMP - November 2019 - 27
NMP - November 2019 - 28
NMP - November 2019 - 29
NMP - November 2019 - 30
NMP - November 2019 - 31
NMP - November 2019 - 32
NMP - November 2019 - 33
NMP - November 2019 - 34
NMP - November 2019 - 35
NMP - November 2019 - 36
NMP - November 2019 - 37
NMP - November 2019 - 38
NMP - November 2019 - 39
NMP - November 2019 - 40
NMP - November 2019 - 41
NMP - November 2019 - 42
NMP - November 2019 - 43
NMP - November 2019 - 44
NMP - November 2019 - 45
NMP - November 2019 - 46
NMP - November 2019 - 47
NMP - November 2019 - 48
NMP - November 2019 - 49
NMP - November 2019 - 50
NMP - November 2019 - 51
NMP - November 2019 - 52
NMP - November 2019 - 53
NMP - November 2019 - 54
NMP - November 2019 - 55
NMP - November 2019 - 56
NMP - November 2019 - 57
NMP - November 2019 - 58
NMP - November 2019 - 59
NMP - November 2019 - 60
NMP - November 2019 - 61
NMP - November 2019 - 62
NMP - November 2019 - 63
NMP - November 2019 - 64
NMP - November 2019 - 65
NMP - November 2019 - 66
NMP - November 2019 - 67
NMP - November 2019 - 68
NMP - November 2019 - 69
NMP - November 2019 - 70
NMP - November 2019 - 71
NMP - November 2019 - 72
NMP - November 2019 - 73
NMP - November 2019 - 74
NMP - November 2019 - 75
NMP - November 2019 - 76
NMP - November 2019 - 77
NMP - November 2019 - 78
NMP - November 2019 - 79
NMP - November 2019 - 80
NMP - November 2019 - Cover3
NMP - November 2019 - Cover4
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_202001
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201912
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201911
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201910
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201909
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201908
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201907
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201906
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201905
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201904
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201903
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201902
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201901
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201812
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201811
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201810
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201809
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201808
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201807
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201806
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201805
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201804
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201803
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201802
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201801
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201712
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201711
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201710
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201709
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201708
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201707
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201706
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201705
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201704
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201703
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201702
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201701
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201612
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201611
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201610
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201609
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201608
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201607
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201604
http://www.nxtbookMEDIA.com