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Branch Manager Dean Gilbert obtains military certification to better
serve military personnel

November 9, 2017 ─ DANVERS, MA – Mortgage Network, Inc., one of the largest independent mortgage lenders, announces that its Freeport, Maine branch is offering a $500 discount* on closing costs to Veterans and members of the military in the month of November to celebrate Veteran’s Day on November 11. Other Mortgage Network branches may be offering the same discount. Discounts apply for mortgage applications made in November only.

Mortgage Network is committed to helping the veteran community.  Dean Gilbert, branch manager of the Freeport, Maine branch, recently became a Certified Military Housing Specialist to ensure he was well equipped to understand the unique needs of veterans.  Gilbert received the designation after passing a military course offered by Boots Across America.

“Mortgage Network is pleased to offer VA financing to veterans and active military members,” Gilbert said.  “VA loans make home financing easier and more affordable by offering generous approval requirements.”

Gilbert’s military housing certification enables him to better counsel Veterans on the benefits of VA financing. “Veterans often don’t understand the huge value of their benefit as veterans, and that is sizable when it comes to mortgages,” he said. “Among other things, the certification acquainted me with military terminology so that I can speak to veterans and active members of the military in their own language.”

The VA home loan program is a great option for veterans, as it allows 100 percent financing and is also in many cases assumable, which means that an outstanding VA loan and its terms can be transferred from the current owner to a buyer.

* Applies to 3rd party expenses on loan amounts over $150,000 when obtaining home financing through Mortgage Network, Inc. This coupon must be presented to loan officer at the time of application. The credit will be applied at time of closing. If loan does not close for any reason, costs will not be refunded. Limit one coupon per loan transaction. Not valid with any other discounts, offers or no closing cost loan programs. Expires December 31, 2017. This coupon has no cash value. Mortgage Network, Inc. reserves the right to suspend, change or terminate the coupon at any time without notice. Nothing herein is or should be interpreted as an obligation to lend. Loans are subject to credit and property approval. Other restrictions or limitations may apply, please see loan officer for additional terms and conditions.


About Mortgage Network, Inc.
Based in Danvers, Massachusetts, Mortgage Network, Inc. is one of the largest, privately held independent mortgage companies in the eastern U.S. region. The company is licensed to do business in 26 states and has more than 400 employees and 40 branch offices. Mortgage Network provides a full range of residential mortgage products, including conventional and non-conventional loans, FHA and VA loans, mortgage refinancing and reverse mortgages, while offering borrowers a unique combination of experience, product development, and commitment to great service. According to a customer survey conducted from December 2012 through January 2016, more than 98 percent of customers would recommend Mortgage Network to friends and family members. Founded in 1988 by Robert McInnes and Albert Paré III, Mortgage Network can be found online at and followed on Twitter @MNETMortgage.

Dean Gilbert can be reached by email at or by phone at 207-417-7003.