BETHESDA, Md., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Winchester Homes announced today the launch of TRI Pointe Connect as its in-house mortgage company, in Maryland and Virginia. Formed as a joint venture between TRI Pointe Group and imortgage, a division of loanDepot LLC, the launch of TRI Pointe Connect in Maryland and Virginia follows launches earlier this year in Arizona, Washington, Texas and Colorado. TRI Pointe Connect plans to continue its expansion into a total of eight states. Imortgage is one of the nation's top five nonbank retail mortgage lenders and the imortgage builder platform has produced the highest customer service scores of all U.S. lenders, as measured by Eliant in 2014.
"We're proud to offer this innovative new service to our buyers," said Alan Shapiro, President, Winchester Homes, Inc. "We're excited to join the other TRI Pointe Group builders to roll out this service, which will offer one of the most streamlined buying experiences available in the market today, matching individual home buyers with specific loan services that meet their unique needs."
The rollout of TRI Pointe Connect in Washington, D.C. follows less than a year after one of the largest mergers in homebuilding history, wherein Winchester Homes and four other builders became part of TRI Pointe Group in the company's 2014 merger with Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company (WRECO). The merger made TRI Pointe Group one of the top 10 largest public homebuilders by market equity capitalization in the United States. TRI Pointe Connect is the company's first lending service and will be launched across all six TRI Pointe Group homebuilding brands. TRI Pointe Connect's focus will be on delivering competitive mortgage products, personalized service and an enhanced buying experience.
TRI Pointe Connect will offer an integrated team of mortgage loan consultants in the Maryland and Virginia markets, who will provide personalized service, competitive rates, and a wide portfolio of mortgage products to Winchester home buyers – all intended to make the home buying process simple and smooth.
"We look forward to a successful relationship with Winchester Homes in Maryland and Virginia, and are thrilled to continue expanding TRI Pointe Connect," said Dan Pena, senior vice president of imortgage. "Through TRI Pointe Connect, we'll leverage the in-house knowledge and expertise that imortgage has offered customers for more than 15 years. We are pleased to be a valued partner delivering customers with best-in-class service across all six of TRI Pointe Group's brands."
About Winchester Homes
Based in Bethesda, MD, Winchester Homes, Inc. designs, constructs and sells innovative single-family homes and townhome residences. With over thirty-five years of experience, the company focuses on building in quality master-planned and urban infill communities throughout the Washington, D.C. marketplace. Dedicated to life inspiring design and superior craftsmanship, the company is setting a new standard in homebuilding and customer experience. Winchester Homes, Inc is a member of the TRI Pointe Group (NYSE: TPH), a top 10 public homebuilder by equity market capitalization. For more information about Winchester Homes, Inc, please visit www.WinchesterHomes.com.
About TRI Pointe Group
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TRI Pointe Group (NYSE: TPH) is a family of premium regional homebuilders that design, build and sell homes in major U.S. markets. As one of the largest homebuilding companies in the United States, TRI Pointe Group combines the resources, operational sophistication and leadership of a national organization with the regional insights, community ties and agility of local homebuilders. The TRI Pointe Group family includes Maracay Homes in Arizona, Pardee Homes in California and Nevada, Quadrant Homes in Washington, Trendmaker Homes in Texas, TRI Pointe Homes in California and Colorado, and Winchester Homes in Washington, D.C. area. For more information, please visit www.TriPointeGroup.com.
imortgage is a leading private nonbank national retail mortgage lender based in Scottsdale, AZ. Established in 1999, imortgage operates 85+ local branch offices throughout the United States and is one of the fastest-growing, most well-respected retail lenders in the country today. imortgage delivers a service-driven, customer-focused home loan purchase experience which has earned the company the exclusive Eliant Certification for Customer Service Excellence. imortgage is a loanDepot LLC brand operating under NMLS# 174457. Learn more about imortgage at imortgage.com or by calling a local branch.
CONTACT: Alan Shapiro, 301-803-4800, firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE Winchester Homes