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Veteran mortgage professional says middle Tennessee housing market still going strong

September 29, 2015 ─ Danvers, MA – Veteran mortgage professional Travis O. Smith (NMLS #332280) has joined Mortgage Network Inc., one of the largest independent mortgage lenders in the eastern U.S., as a senior loan officer in the company’s Brentwood, Tennessee branch office. In his new role, Smith will be responsible for serving buyers and homeowners throughout the greater Nashville, Tennessee area.

Based in Danvers, Massachusetts, Mortgage Network provides mortgage banking services in more than 20 states through a wide variety of retail offices built to fit each local market. Mortgage Network is more focused and agile than many larger competitors, which allows the company to provide a high level of service to its customers and its business and referral partners.

Smith brings to Mortgage Network 10 years of mortgage banking experience in the Nashville area. Most recently, he served as a senior mortgage bankers for Peoples State Bank of Commerce. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Smith is one of four Tennesseans who have earned the Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist (CMPS) professional designation. CMPS holders must adhere to strict ethical standards and continuing education requirements.

“When it comes to serving clients, few mortgage professionals are as passionate, diligent and knowledgeable as Travis,” said Larry Gunnin, Mortgage Network regional manager. “Considering his track record and dedication to borrowers and homeowners in the Nashville area, we expert Travis to be a major part of our success.”

“I am thrilled to join Mortgage Network, which is quickly gaining a reputation in Tennessee for its wide range of mortgage products and unparalleled customer service,” Smith said. “I look forward to continuing to serve my clients and strategic business partners with their mortgage and refinancing needs.”

The Nashville housing market remains hot, Smith added. “Rates are low and the local economy is strong, which is fueling prospects for buyers, sellers, and homeowners who need to refinance,” he said. “With a growing number of loan programs available, finding the right financing can be tricky. More than ever, today’s borrowers need a trusted mortgage expert on their side.”

Travis can be reached via email at or by phone 615-498-3970. He can be found on Facebook at and on Twitter at @CMPSbanker.


About Mortgage Network, Inc.
Mortgage Network, Inc. is one of the largest, privately held independent mortgage companies in the Eastern U.S. region, with more than 42 offices and licensed to do business in 24 states. The company 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 December 2014, more than 98 percent of customers would recommend Mortgage Network to friends and family members. Based in Danvers, Massachusetts, Mortgage Network was founded in 1988 by Robert McInnes and Albert Paré III. Mortgage Network can be found online at and can be followed on Twitter at @MNETMortgage.