Bonnie Barnes, branch manager in Wilson, North Carolina, is a mortgage expert you know and trust. We would love for you to get to know her even better. When she isn’t busy helping homebuyers achieve the dream of homeownership, she loves spending time with family, gardening, reading and painting. She has a daughter, grandchildren, and her rescue dog Charlie. Charlie the rescue dog provides an excellent exercise regimen for Bonnie and her husband. He keeps them busy but he is definitely loved! She is an Angel Oak Home Loans top producer, President’s Club winner, and ranked on Scotsman Guide’s National Top...

Is it possible to buy or sell a home during the COVID-19 crisis? It may be possible, but it is much different than just a short while ago. If you are in good financial standing and must sell or buy it is possible. The most important thing to understand is that laws and guidelines vary from state to state. With this in mind, it is crucial that you talk to a lender. A trusted lender can let you know what the real estate market looks like in your area and the types of mortgage loan products available now. Explain your...

JP Meglio is a Branch Manager and the #1 volume originator nationwide at Angel Oak Home Loans in 2019. You know him as a trusted resource and expert in the industry. We would like for you to get to know him even better! JP brings 17 years of expertise in the home lending industry. He is a trained chef to the stars in Hollywood and graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York in 1993. He left the hospitality business in 2003 and has had a successful career in lending ever since. He grew up living in Los Angeles and...

We are proud to announce the members of our team who qualified for Scotsman Guide’s Top Originator list for 2019. For the past 10 years, Scotsman Guide has ranked originators based on dollar volume, most loans closed, and performance in niche areas. Congratulations to all of our Licensed Mortgage Advisors who received the Scotsman Guide 2019 Top Originators award: JP Meglio – Woodland Hills, CA Richard Staley – Atlanta, GA Donnie Walton – McKinney, TX Debbie Bennett – Atlanta, GA Mandie Anderson – Columbia, SC Bonnie Barnes – Wilson, NC Randi Barrett – Covington, LA Rickey Powell – Tifton, GA Tara Purvis – Valdosta, GA Each one embodies the above and...

This is an excellent time to get some fresh air, exercise and beautify your yard all at the same time. The best news about getting your garden ready and sprucing up the yard is that it can be very inexpensive to no cost at all. There is plenty to do without getting out and going to a store. If we have to stay home right now, it may as well look it’s best for our own enjoyment! Here are some tips to make your lawn and garden beautiful: Pull weeds – We know this is not fun, unless you actually enjoy weeding....

We welcome a beautiful Spring and all that comes with it. That includes homebuying season! Our dedicated sales and operations team continue to work long hours at home to help our customers achieve the dream of homeownership. We made it happen for many buyers in March setting a record in purchase business and we are looking forward to helping more customers in April. With over 80% purchase business we are your go-to lender during this homebuying season. Angel Oak Home Loans is setting record numbers of purchase loans closed while still enjoying 24 hour underwriting turn times and an average of...

Donnie Walton is one of our experts at Angel Oak Home Loans committed to serving borrowers and supporting Realtors. We would like for you to get to know him even better! Donnie is a top producer, 2019 President’s Club Winner and serves as our licensed branch manager in McKinney, Texas. He is a veteran who proudly served our country in the U.S Army. He entered the mortgage industry in 2007 and also worked as an engineer. Donnie attributes much of his success as a mortgage originator to his diverse background which has given him the skills to effectively communicate with each...

Angel Oak Home Loans offers traditional loan products and phenomenal customer service with the goal to close as quickly as possible – even when we are staying home out of necessity. Our technology was created just for clients and buyers to manage their loan from anywhere at any time with our MyHomeLoan mobile app. We understand your clients are at home but still do not want to delay purchasing a home. Let them know our mobile app is safe and secure allowing them to: Apply for a loan using the app Scan, esign and upload documents Manage the entire process from their...

There is a lot of talk in the industry about 2020 being the year for non-QM. Even though it’s the fastest growing segment in the mortgage industry, many people are still unfamiliar with non-QM mortgage products. Angel Oak Home Loans offers non-QM in our portfolio suite of products along with traditional financing. Chances are you will hear about the benefits of it over and over this year and it could help you sell more homes to more people. To follow is some information about non-QM you may not know: Who Are Non-QM Buyers? Self-Employed – these people may have excellent credit and...

You can create inviting curb appeal even with snow covering the lawn, brown dormant lawns, bare trees or plants void of blooms. It doesn’t have to be costly, either, to make your investment look its best year-round. Here are some great ideas to make you smile every time you pull up to your home this winter. Look to colorful potted evergreens or plants with berries that can withstand cold. Enhance the front porch with a new doormat or freshly painted front door. Replace outdoor lightbulbs for a nice warm glow. Use lanterns or pottery on the porch instead of plants....