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Damon Germanides: Featured Top Originator, Scotsman Guide, November 2019

Insignia Mortgage’s co-founder and principal, Damon Germanides was recently interviewed by The Scotsman Guide’s chief reporter, Arnie Aurellano, to talk about how he became one of the country’s top loan originators. Damon reveals that working at his family’s beloved West Hollywood restaurant gave him the work ethic that underlies his success and fueled his entrepreneurial spirit.

Read the full Scotsman Guide interview.

Jeff Edwards in Joli Magazine 2018

Insignia’s Jeff Edwards Featured in Joli Magazine

Our very own South Bay / OC specialist, Jeff Edwards, is featured in a beautiful two-page spread in Joli Magazine, a fave of the OC area. Find him on page 78 of this popular publication, in their Fall 2018 issue.

Jeff, a licensed California real estate broker, has been in the business for over nineteen years and offers his financial analysis in the article inJoli. Jeff is based in Newport Beach, CA and serves the surrounding areas as well as Southern California in general. His focus is on properties up to approximately $5.1 million with as little as 25% down. He specializes also in products uniquely designed for borrowers who don’t fit into the traditional big banks’ guidelines, such as high net worth individuals who may also be self-employed with complex finances and/or who are purchasing properties in the name of a trust or an LLC.

Joli Magazine has a 87,500 quarterly readership and enjoys a circulation of 20,000.

Insignia Mortgage Featured in Wall Street Journal

Insignia Mortgage is featured in the June 12, 2015, Wall Street Journal in the “Jumbo Jumble” section! The article, “More Options for Mega Mortgages,” discusses the emerging trend of the financing behind ‘super jumbos’ with home loans typically ranging from $4 million to $20 million.

Insignia Mortgage, based in Beverly Hills, CA, specializes in tailored programs for high-net-worth borrowers whose mortgage needs are often not met by traditional lenders. Insignia is also well versed in managing the international components of these deals.

Principals Chris Furie and Damon Germanides are among the top of all mortgage originators in the US. In 2014, Chris was ranked #6 in the country with over $190 million in loans and Damon was #32 with over $129 million.
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Top Producers for 4th Year In A Row

Insignia Mortgage Nationally Ranked Top Producers For the 4th Year In A Row

For the fourth year in a row, Insignia Mortgage has achieved top status as among the nation’s top mortgage producers for 2018, as ranked by The Scotsman Guide, National Mortgage News, and they’ve again cracked the $150 Million Club, as ranked by Mortgage Professional America. Insignia Mortgage consistently has the highest average loan size per borrower in the country at over $1,950,000.

Chris Furie and Damon Germanides were ranked as #3 and #4 in the Top Mortgage category nationally respectively for this year by The Scotsman Guide, and #11 and #14 for “Top Dollar”, with a total collective volume of nearly $400 million, a total of 223 closed loans between them and an average loan of nearly $2 million.

Chris and Damon ranked #8 and #10 respectively as top national producers by National Mortgage News.

Chris has been in the mortgage business for 30 years and Damon has been in the business for 15 years.

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Insignia Mortgage ranked #1 and 2 in the top 5 of the $150MM Club Mortgage Professional America (MPA) in 2018

MPA Mag, the magazine of American mortgage professionals, has just published their e-zine featuring the top grossing mortgage originators nationwide for 2018. These professionals were nominated by their peers and then substantiated by documentation. Insignia principals Chris Furie and Damon Germanides each earned a spot on this prestigious list of highly accomplished originators for another year.

Both men cracked the top 5 in average volume, with Damon at #1 and Chris comes in at #2 this year, each with an average loan volume of over $1.9 million.

See the full 2018 MPA rankings here.

Ranked Top Producers for 2017

Insignia Mortgage Nationally Ranked Top Producers For the 3rd Year In A Row

Once again, Insignia Mortgage has achieved top status as among the nation’s top mortgage producers for 2017, as ranked by The Scotsman Guide, National Mortgage News, and they’ve again cracked the $150 Million Club, as ranked by Mortgage Professional America. Insignia Mortgage consistently has the highest average loan size per borrower in the country at over $1,950,000.

“We continue to focus on the loans that are hard to place due to the borrowers’ profile” said Germanides, adding, “The fact that we’re able to meet our clients’ needs to close transactions very quickly combined with our access to common-sense lenders keeps us very busy in this robust housing market.”

Chris Furie and Damon Germanides were ranked as #11 and #12 Top Producers nationally respectively for this year by The Scotsman Guide, with a total volume of $414 million, a total of 212 closed loans between them and an average loan of $1.95 million, an increase over last year’s average loan size. Chris and Damon ranked #16 and #17 respectively as top national producers by National Mortgage News.

He remarked, “We remain the top jumbo loan broker in the country by loan size. We specialize in packaging non-traditional loans for high net worth borrowers who may be foreign nationals or not using tax returns.”

Chris has been in the mortgage business for 28 years and Damon has been in the business for 14 years.

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$150MM Club Mortgage Professional America

MPA Mag, the magazine of American mortgage professionals, has just published their e-zine featuring the 46 top grossing mortgage originators nationwide for 2016. These professionals were nominated by their peers and then substantiated by documentation. Insignia principals Chris Furie and Damon Germanides each earned a spot on this prestigious list of highly accomplished originators. Chris is featured on page 8, with over $232 million in total loan volume and Damon is found on page 10 with over $228 million.

Both men cracked the top 5 in average volume, with Damon at #1 with an average loan volume of just over $1.9 million and Chris comes in at #2 this year with an average loan volume of nearly $1.8 million.

View the e-zine here to learn more.

Ranked in the Top 25 by The 9th Annual Top Originators Rankings by The Scotsman Guide

Insignia Mortgage is pleased to announce that its principals, Damon Germanides and Chris Furie, have once again ranked among the very top of all mortgage originators in the country for 2016, according The Scotsman Guide annual reports. The Scotsman Guide has been ranking the nation’s top-producing mortgage brokers, originators, and bankers since 2009. Their list is comprehensive and verified. An estimated $1.9 trillion in residential loans were originated in 2016, a stellar year overall for mortgages, despite a dramatic presidential election. According to the Scotsman Guide, nearly 82% of the 500 top ranked originators reported a higher volume compared to last year.

“Chris (Furie) and I work very hard to stand out as the best in our field,” said Germanides, adding, “In 2016, our average loan size was nearly $1.9 million, which are among the largest average loan sizes in the nation and an industry benchmark.”

Chris Furie ranked #23 for Top Dollar and Purchase volume for this year, with a total volume of $232,500,000, according to the Scotsman Guide, with 130 closed loans. Chris has been in the mortgage business for 27 years.

He remarked, “We are the number one jumbo loan broker in the country by loan size. We specialize in putting together large jumbo loans for our clients, which include foreign nationals and self-employed borrowers who have often been turned down by traditional lenders.”

Insignia co-principal Damon Germanides ranked #25 for Top Dollar, with a total volume for the year of just over $228,776,375 well over last year’s $165 million. Damon has been in the mortgage business for 13 years.

The firm originated $461,290,000 of total loans in 2016. View the press release.