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.