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Area native advises homebuyers to start by speaking with a local mortgage expert


DANVERS, MA – December 18, 2017 – Mortgage Network Inc., one of the country’s largest independent mortgage lenders, announces that Linda Murray has joined the company’s Portland, Maine, branch as a mortgage loan officer serving southern Maine.


Based in Danvers, Massachusetts, Mortgage Network is a full-service retail lender that provides a complete range of conventional, non-conventional, government and reverse residential mortgage loans, with nationally acclaimed customer service. According to company research, more than 98 percent of customers would recommend Mortgage Network to friends and family members.


Murray, who grew up in Portland and now lives in Scarborough, brings six years of local real estate finance experience to Mortgage Network. Before joining the company, she served as a mortgage originator for Maine Capital Group and also worked in marketing and business development for two large local title companies. Murray is deeply involved in the community and spends a great deal of her personal time giving back to military veterans in particular. In 2016, Murray started a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization called K9s on The Front Line, which adopts shelter dogs and trains them to become certified post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) service dogs, and gives them to Maine combat veterans free of charge. To date, the organization has provided nearly 80 dogs to veterans.


Murray advises those interested in buying a home that the best place to start is to speak to a mortgage officer before they even go shopping. “It’s important to work with a local lender who knows the market and can review your credit and finances ahead of time to ensure your loan will close once you make an offer,” she says. “My real estate experience has taught me the importance of all of the steps necessary to ensure a smooth transaction, and none is more important than communication with your loan officer every step of the way.”


On joining Mortgage Network, Murray says, “I’m so happy to have this opportunity at Mortgage Network. I was drawn to the amazing culture and leadership from the executive level down to the local team players. The company has a great reputation for being customer service-centered and that’s what is most important to me. I look forward to continuing to serve borrowers and homeowners in my community.”


“People like Linda are the reason our borrowers continue to talk about their experience with Mortgage Network long after their loan is closed,” said Dean Gilbert, manager of Mortgage Network’s Freeport branch. “I’ve known Linda for almost five years and she is truly dedicated to helping others, both in her work and her personal life. Beyond her track record with clients, what I’ve seen her do for others in the community is just amazing. I am excited to welcome Linda to our team and believe she will be a valuable part of our continued success.”


Murray can be reached via email at or by phone at (207) 272-0954. She can also be followed on Facebook at and Twitter at