Irene Mattingley "The Money Lady"

Years in business: 18 years

Overall years of personal experience:30+ years

Areas of expertise: All residential mortgage loands including VA, FHA, USDA, Reverse Mortgage, Fannie Freddie

Education or experience that qualify you as an expert in this field: Unlike most originators, I started at the front desk in 1985 and worked all departments of mortgage lending

Brief description of your job: Branch Manager, Green Valley location - Where knowledge, experience and smiles serve our community

What do you like about the products/services you provide? Our competitive - Full serve lending provides unmatched customer service

Why your customers like to do business with you? Word of mouth - We get the job done currently the longest running loan office in Green Valley

Community involvement: Food Bank, Toys 4 Tots

Hobbies or special interests: I am very grateful to work and live in the Green Valley/Sahuarita community. My joy is welcoming new and current clients obtain their dream home

Special honors, achievements or anything else that potential customers should know about you? Honorary member in the USMC League



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“People associate loans that are insured by the Federal Housing Administration with first-time buyers, and it’s true that FHA loans are ideal for people in that situation,” explained Irene Mattingley of VIP Mortgage. “However, the flexibility…

If you have equity in your home, and you or your spouse are at least 62 years old, a reverse mortgage is a possibility for you. Its official name is Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), and it does just that – converting your home’s equity…

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The Federal Reserve raised interest rates in December with rumors of more to come, so if buying a new home or refinancing the one you have is on your list of resolutions, January is a great time to get your rates locked in. We talked to our a…

With interest rates at historic lows, many area residents are taking advantage of this prime buyers’ market and purchasing a new home. To help our residents gain the best home-buying experience, we talked to our mortgage expert, Irene Matting…