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  • Guaranteed Rate Opens New Mortgage Lending Location in Bethesda, Md.

    Guaranteed Rate, one of the ten largest retail mortgage lenders in the U.S., is making it easier for home owners and buyers in Maryland to seek mortgage help as it announced the opening of its newest retail location in the D.C. corridor. The new retail office is located at 10411 Motor City Drive, Suite 500, Bethesda, Md.

    Founded in 2000, Guaranteed Rate has become one of the nation’s fastest growing mortgage companies by offering low rate, low fee mortgages and superior customer service. The company has approximately 175 offices nationwide. The company is licensed in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., and funded nearly $16 billion in loans in 2013 alone. Part of a previously announced expansion of the company’s operations in the Mid-Atlantic, Guaranteed Rate moved its Rockville, Md., office to the new Bethesda location and has brought in two additional top area loan originators: Tony Cato as branch manager and vice president of mortgage lending, and Joshua Thompson as vice president of mortgage lending.

    Cato has more than 15 years of mortgage experience, most recently with Capital One Bank, where he was regional manager, and previously was an associate vice president of mortgage lending with JP Morgan Chase. He also served in the U.S. Navy as a naval aviator. He holds an MBA from Rutgers University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the U.S. Naval Academy.

    Thompson has nearly a decade of experience in the mortgage industry, most recently with JP Morgan Chase, where he served as senior mortgage broker and Altabanc Financial Corp., where he was a mortgage broker. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He holds a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University.

    In addition to visiting Guaranteed Rate’s latest retail location, local consumers have the option of pursuing lending or refinancing online at or by calling 202-800-9944.

    Nov 24 2014