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Hans Stone Ranks in the Nation’s Top 1% of Loan Originators

Hans Stone

SAN DIEGO, CA (March 1, 2017) – New Jersey-based residential mortgage lender First Choice Loan Services Inc., a Berkshire Bank Company today announced that Branch Manager and Loan Originator Hans Stone has been ranked among the top 1% of mortgage originators in the nation. This list appears in the Winter 2017 issue of Mortgage Executive Magazine.

The Top 100 Mortgage Originator list debuted in 1995 in Mortgage Originator Magazine. Mortgage Executive Magazine expanded the rankings to include the top 1% of the hundreds of thousands of mortgage originators in the United States in 2011. The minimum eligibility criteria are total individual production of at least $30 million in 2016, and entries cannot include loan volume of associate originators or junior originators who earn a commission on the same loan files.

This is the first year for Stone to make this distinguished list. He is based in Long Beach, California.

“I’m deeply rooted in Southern California, and I love having the opportunity to help people make this their home. It’s truly one of the best areas of the country, so I consider it an honor to work every day to show people how they can improve the quality of their lives by living here,” said Stone. “Whether buying a home, refinancing their current one or investing in a second property, my clients deserve a seamless mortgage experience, and that is what I am committed to provide them.”

Stone’s recognition comes as no surprise to Executive Vice President of National Production James Iley.

“I’ve been remarkably impressed with Hans since he joined the First Choice family two years ago. He’s consistently been a very strong loan originator, both in loan volume and, more importantly, glowing customer feedback,” said Iley. “His homebuyers, homeowners and business partners enjoy the mortgage journey they take with Hans. We’re very proud of his ranking and the way in which he represents First Choice Loan Services every day.”

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About First Choice Loan Services Inc.
First Choice Loan Services Inc., a Berkshire Bank Company is headquartered in East Brunswick, New Jersey. Founded in 2009, the company is licensed to originate and close residential mortgage loans nationwide, excluding Arkansas, Hawaii and New York. With 11 locations across 6 states and close to 500 employees, First Choice Loan Services Inc. offers FHA and VA programs, Jumbo loans, fixed and adjustable rate loans, and refinancing and renovation programs. First Choice Loan Services Inc. is an Equal Housing Lender, NMLS #210764. Licensed by the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance. AZ BK# 0918586. To learn more about First Choice, visit

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