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Company’s newest loan officer says rapidly changing conditions mean borrowers need trusted mortgage advice more than ever

April 14, 2020 – DANVERS, MA – Mortgage Network, Inc., one of the largest independent mortgage lenders in the eastern U.S., announced Rochelle McFarland has joined the company’s Danvers, Massachusetts branch as a loan officer, where she will help meet the home financing needs of area residents.

A 10-year resident of the North Shore area, McFarland (NMLS #1914250) began her financial services career as a stockbroker for Salomon Smith Barney in New York City. She then moved on to become a private banker for JPMorgan Chase at its Madison Avenue location. She and her family own and manage rental properties in the Northeast, which helps her to stay on top of current real estate trends and market conditions.

“I’m delighted to join Mortgage Network and be part of a team that is highly focused on customer service,” McFarland said. “Now more than ever, a little extra customer care goes a long way. Mortgage Network has the people and resources to ensure my customers receive the best possible borrowing experience, whatever their needs may be.”

McFarland said Mortgage Network is continuing to offer and close mortgage loans during the pandemic, although transactions may take longer than usual.

“Conditions and inventory are evolving rapidly,” she said. “For example, it’s a great time to refinance because rates are so low. However, mortgage rates change on a daily basis and sometimes even multiple times a day. That’s why it’s incredibly important for anyone thinking of buying a home or refinancing to partner with an experienced, trusted mortgage professional, who can help navigate the process smoothly.”

McFarland also advises borrowers looking to refinance their current home or purchase a new one to start preparing all their financial paperwork now. “When the time is right, having all of your necessary documents ready to share with your loan officer will help you get the most desirable rate and make the entire process much easier.”

“Rochelle has an excellent mind and aptitude for personal finance matters,” said Sonny Romano (NMLS #17464), sales manager at Mortgage Network. “She also understands the importance of trusted lending advice, which will serve our customers well. We’re thrilled to have her on the team.”

McFarland earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania and an MBA in international business and finance from Schiller International University in Madrid, Spain. Fluent in Spanish, McFarland also has a Master of Arts Teaching in Spanish from Salem State University in Massachusetts. She has taught Spanish at Dexter Southfield School in Brookline, Massachusetts and North Andover High School.

McFarland can be reached via email at or by phone at (978) 705-3241. She can also be contacted through her website at, on LinkedIn at, and on Facebook at


About Mortgage Network, Inc.

Mortgage Network, Inc. is one of the largest, privately held independent mortgage companies in the eastern U.S., with more than 40 branch offices and licenses in 27 states. The company offers a flexible menu of agency direct, portfolio and jumbo solutions and is backed by its proprietary, award-winning technology and a commitment to help mortgage professionals grow their business. Year after year, more than 98 percent of Mortgage Network customers and referral sources say they would recommend the company to family and friends. Based in Danvers, Massachusetts, Mortgage Network was founded in 1988 by Robert McInnes and can be found online at and on Twitter at