About Us

WHEN IT COMES TO HOME LOANS,
ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL.

Many lenders offer their clients a range of services. But what happens if their range doesn’t fit their clients’ needs?

At Insignia Mortgage, we understand that what works for one client does not always work for everyone. Especially when your financial picture doesn’t adhere to the strict model that many conforming lenders demand.

Even under the most complex circumstances, our team of loan experts can quickly navigate through the process to deliver the most highly competitive loan solutions. We’ve successfully closed some of the largest and most complex transactions in the country for high net-worth clients, many of whom are self-employed and have significant assets but fluctuating incomes; and, for foreign nationals who receive income outside of the United States, or are buying in the United States for the first time.

In The Press

Insignia Mortgage co-founder and principal Chris Furie was recently quoted in both the Wall Street Journal and The Real Deal, a New York City-based real estate website.
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Combined loan volume of $462 million Nation’s #1 Originator in the country by loan size! $1,893,404 Ranked in the Top 20 by National Mortgage News and Nationally Ranked by Scotsman Guide thepress-two insignia-press-logo-one

Loan Experts

DAMON GERMANIDES
Co-founder / Licensed CA Real Estate Broker
CA BRE: #01952615 NMLS: #317894
For nearly 10 years, Damon has been an industry leader in crafting mortgage loan solutions for high net-worth and high profile clients at CS Financial. Most recently, he partnered with Chris Furie to launch Insignia Mortgage. After receiving his MBA from the University of Southern Califonia, Damon began his career in mortgage banking at Meridias Capital, a privately owned mortgage lender.
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CHRIS FURIE
Co-founder / Licensed CA Real Estate Broker
CA BRE: #01004991 NMLS: #357449
While many mortgage brokers tout experience, few can deliver a track record as accomplished as Chris Furie. Over the past 23 years, Chris has successfully secured some of the largest and most complex mortgage loans in Southern California while maintaining an unyielding commitment to each of his client’s needs. His first-class service, expertise and quality have become a hallmark for clients and referral sources alike.
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Processing Team

NEIL PATEL, CPA
Senior Analyst
Neil Patel is a licensed California CPA with extensive background in tax accounting for high net worth individuals. He attended the University of California San Diego and attained a degree in Economics with an Accounting minor. Neil’s professional experience with complex financials is an enormous benefit to clients when structuring loans for high net worth individuals looking for the right loan for their unique situation.
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RICHARD CADIENTE
Transaction Coordinator
Richard Cadiente has worked in the mortgage industry for 15 years. He has worked in various segments of the business from customer service representative to funding coordinator. He is a client-focused transaction coordinator and his client-first focus is an important part of keeping transactions closing on time.
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RHONDA RAMIREZ
Senior Underwriter
With over 28 years experience in processing, underwriting, escrow services and bookkeeping, Rhonda brings expertise and knowledge to any lending environment, offering solutions for even the most complex transactions. She began working with Chris Furie in 1992, managing all processing and underwriting for his clients.
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