First Houston Mortgage, a mortgage-banking firm licensed in 20 states, has added Cascade Mortgage, a Vancouver, Wash.-based mortgage lending and financial services firm, to its network of affiliated offices.
As an extension of First Houston, Cascade is able to integrate First Houston's suite of products, services and technology into its own business practices. These services include a unified, paperless lending platform, a complete in-house underwriting system, electronic signature capability, competitive rates and a paperless file management system. Cascade Mortgage also gains access to First Houston's offshore operations facility in India for loan processing assistance.
"Our union with First Houston yields cost and time savings that can be leveraged into a competitive advantage for Cascade Mortgage," says Rod Mastrud, regional division manager of Cascade Mortgage. ‘With the extensive back-office support provided by First Houston's headquarters in Houston, we can now focus entirely on originating new loans and better serving our customers."
Source: First Houston Mortgage