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Jennifer B. Brown, CDLP®, CADP ™, CVLS

Vice President & Owner Partner

Neighborhood Mortgage, Inc. (NMI)

In 2022 NMI was awarded the NAMB Southeast Region (25 or more employees) Mortgage Broker of the Year and Best of Forsyth Mortgage Lender of the Year.

Leave the Shopping to Us

Deciding on the home loan right for you and shopping for the best rate can be overwhelming.  Leave it to us, it’s what we do!  Our mission is to provide the best terms available in the marketplace to our clients and the communities we serve.  

With access to over 20 investors and banks, we work with clients to identify the financing that best meets their needs, secure the best terms for that financing, and deliver the best customer service experience in the industry. 

At Neighborhood Mortgage, Inc. we offer a broad range of products, Conventional, FHA, VA, USDA, Jumbo, Fixed and Adjustable Rates, as well as Non-Agency Portfolio Products like bank statement loans and non-warrantable condominiums. 

Our platform generates profitability on lower margins.  Operating on lower overhead creates savings we pass on to our clients.   No middle sales management and a streamlined process equals better pricing and the most competitive terms.


Divorce Mortgage Planning

Divorce mortgage planning is critical to ensure divorcing homeowners have the knowledge to make more informed decisions as it pertains to post-decree housing. As a Certified Divorce Lending Professional (CDLP®), I have the expanded knowledge and vision to identify the mortgage financing strategies tailored to meet your specific needs and goals.  I collaborate with you and your divorce team to implement a strategic divorce settlement agreement, setting you up for success.

 

As a member of the Amicable Divorce Network (ADN), and as a Certified Amicable Divorce Professional (CADP ™), I partner with divorce professionals who respect your choice to divorce peacefully. We focus on the life cycle of a divorce, giving me a deeper understanding of how to assist clients through the divorce process in a low conflict, child focused and efficient manner.

 

There is no fee for a divorce mortgage planning consultation.  Our consultation will include a review of your current living arrangements, housing expenses and what you envision post-divorce.  Some of the topics we will discuss include:

  • The difference between actual and qualifying income.
  • Return to work strategies that will expedite mortgage eligibility.
  • The best way to structure an equity buyout.
  • The definition of contingent liabilities and how they impact your ability to be eligible for a mortgage.  

After our initial consultation, we will come up with a plan to implement our strategies during the mediation and negotiation stage.

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VA Home Loan

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I am a Certified Veterans Lending Specialist (CVLS) and a US CARES Certified Military Housing Specialist and take great pride in being a VA Home Loan expert.  As a CVLS, I have been trained on advanced topics like proving eligibility for everyone including reservists and surviving spouses; restoring entitlement and the different restorations, truths about VA appraisals and the Tidewater Initiative, Joint Loans for non-married and non-occupant co-borrowers.

 

The VA Home Loan has suffered from negative publicity, misunderstandings, and misconceptions.  The VA Home Loan is a Benefit you earned by serving our country. Don’t let someone that doesn’t understand how the benefit works talk you out of taking advantage of this great loan!  

 

Let’s break down some of these misconceptions:

 

Veteran misconceptions:

🔝 ALL OF THE ABOVE ARE FALSE! 🔝

 

Seller misconceptions:

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About Jennifer Brown, CDLP®, CADP ™, CVLS

A 27-year veteran in the mortgage industry, Jennifer has originated mortgages in metro-Atlanta since 1998 and is licensed in AL, FL, GA, SC and TN. In 2019 she became a partner and co-owner of Neighborhood Mortgage, Inc. founded in 2001. Jennifer takes great pride in her role as Vice President of NMI and serving her community and business partners as a trusted mortgage expert.

Born and raised in the great state of Alabama, Jennifer relocated to Atlanta in 1997 when she began her career in the mortgage industry. Confusing to most, she is a huge Bama fan even though she graduated magna cum laude from AUM with a finance degree.  Jennifer and her husband of 20 years reside in Alpharetta with their daughter and black lab, Bear Bryant Brown, Jr. In their spare time you can find them hosting or attending a tailgate, spending time at their home on Florida’s beautiful 30A, on the golf course, at the softball fields or spending time with their large family from Kentucky to Colorado.

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What Our Customers Say About Us


I must say Jennifer Brown with Neighborhood Mortgage helped me tremendously. I was moving through the legal stages of divorce. I needed to decide my future living arrangements. Unlike many mortgage companies, Jennifer took the time to help me figure out which was best option for me at this financial stage in my life. Buying again vs. Renting? down payments, monthly payments, staying within my monthly budget, and how long did I plan to stay in GA? So many variables went into this other than just getting prequalified, finding a place and moving on. Jennifer did not treat me as just another mortgage. In fact based on the information I provided it was not in my best interest to buy right away. I appreciated Ms. Brown’s honesty and hard work. She could have given me a loan and sent me on my way. However, we decided on other options and that is what makes her FAR ABOVE the rest. Thank you Jennifer and to Neighborhood Mortgage for the prompt responses, professionalism and most of all going above and beyond.

Kim Wood

Jessica and Jennifer were great to work with. We went with a 21 day close and they both made sure that every aspect of the process was completed on time. They took the stress out of the closing process, highly recommend.

Brandt R.

Jennifer Brown’s customer service is unmatched. She always provided prompt responses to questions and provided numerous options during the loan process to best suit our needs. We really appreciated Jennifer’s hard work through the loan application process.

Rachel Buck

Jennifer and her team are amazing! They receive an A++ for fast, friendly customer service. They made the whole process of refinancing my loan painless and effortless. I can't recommend them enough and will definitely use Neighborhood Mortgage again!

Sherri Michaud

We had a great experience with Jennifer Brown and Neighborhood Mortgage. We had a lot of questions and she was able to address all of our concerns. We have financed 3 houses now and this was bi-far the most streamlined experience we have been through. We highly recommend Neighborhood Mortgage and will use them for all lending going forward.

Kendra Cooley

Jennifer and her team are amazing! We were able to get a great rate on our loan and are now homeowners. We couldn't be happier with choosing Neighborhood Mortgage!

Christa Bachman

I cannot say enough good things about Jennifer Brown and her team at Neighborhood Mortgage. We just completed our 3rd time working with them (two home purchases and a refi). Jennifer and her team stay in communication through every step of the process and are quick to respond to any questions. We highly recommend Neighborhood Mortgage!

Melissa Haunson

Neighborhood Mortgage came highly recommended by a friend who had used them in the past. I shopped around in spite of the recommendation and found the rates at Neighborhood Mortgage to be the most attractive. Even though the office is located in Atlanta, I was able to secure my mortgage for my new home in Florida. Jennifer and the rest of the staff were a pleasure to deal with and I am very pleased with the end result.

Bo Laterveer

Jennifer Brown and the team at Neighborhood Mortgage set the standard for the mortgage experience. As a local attorney, I have complete confidence recommending Neighborhood Mortgage to my clients as I know they will be well taken care of. Jennifer is a Certified Divorce Lending Professional which adds another layer to her professionalism. Jennifer is responsive and on top of the most up to date information on mortgages to assist in all situations.

TA G

We love Neighborhood Mortgage! We've worked with Jennifer Brown and her team for all of our mortgages and refinances and every one of them has been a terrific experience. Working with them makes a complicated, stressful process so much easier. Highly, highly recommend!!!!

Andrew N

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