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The Company was founded in 1989 by Glenn Stearns and is a privately held company. Mr. Stearns received the Horatio Alger Award and was named Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year. In addition, he received the Orange County Business Journal Excellence in Entrepreneurship award.

Mortgage Professional America Magazine's Hot 100* list of the mortgage industry's biggest movers and shakers featured the Chairman and Founder, Glenn Stearns, President, Katherine Le, CEO, Brian Hale, and EVP of National Third-Party Production, Kathleen Vaughan, for 2015. Also, Stearns is the 3rd largest privately held direct lender Nationwide.**

At Stearns, our mission statement is simple:"We Can Help You".
Our people bring this goal to life every day.

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"Positioning for the Next Wave of Opportunity"

Stearns understands the challenges that Mortgage Bankers face in today's market and has taken the steps to simplify the purchase process.

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Common Sense:  At Stearns Correspondent Lending we understand the difficulties in obtaining and maintaining investor relationships.  Whether you are a seasoned Mortgage Banker or just reentering the industry, Stearns takes a common sense approach in the Correspondent approval process.

Operational Clarity:  Your staff will be equipped with the same tools that are utilized at Stearns to instill confidence that your loans are properly underwritten, funded, and meet all regulatory compliance.

Accessibility:  With 17 operations centers Nationwide and “Best of Class” Technology, you will have unparalleled access to our dedicated operations team and 24 hour access to your production pipeline.

Warehouse Lending Alliance:  Stearns has aligned itself with some of the largest Warehouse Lenders in the country.  Additionally, the company maintains relationships with Mid Size Warehouse Lenders as well as new entrants to the industry.  This not only gives you the confidence that your loans will be purchased timely, but it also gives your company access to our Preferred Warehouse Lenders allowing you to grow your business and obtain greater profitability.

Preferred Vendors:  Whether it’s E&O/Fidelity Insurance, AMC’s, Contract Processing, Quality Control, or assistance in obtaining your Direct Endorsement from HUD, Stearns has the relationships to help your business grow.

"MPA Hot 100." Mortgage Professional America. Mpamag.com, Dec. 2014. Web. 18 Mar. 2015.
** Top 40 Mortgage Lenders: Rep.no. 1Q15. Inside Mortgage Finance, Apr. 2015. Web. 7 May. 2015.

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