CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Fisher Mortgage LLC is the new name for the Charlotte mortgage lender formerly known as First Trust Mortgage. The company has also become certified as a lender for FHA-backed mortgages.
“We chose the new name Fisher Mortgage to have a more unique brand name,” said President Doug Bell. “Fisher is an old name in my family and starts with ‘Fi’ like our old name, so that makes it easier to remember.
“We also have expanded our loan offerings with FHA-guaranteed mortgages to help first-time homebuyers and others who may have difficulty getting conventional financing,” Bell added. “FHA lending allows a loan up to 97 percent of the property value, and has raised the upper limit to $300,000, so it’s useful for a lot more people.”
Fisher Mortgage (www.fishermortgagellc.com) operates at 700 East Blvd. in Charlotte and also in Pawley’s Island, S.C., where co-owner Leigh Reid serves coastal clients.
“We’re a boutique-size firm focused on very personalized service,” Bell said. “But we’re able to operate a wide range of mortgage options, working with all the top U.S. lenders as well as the FHA to give clients the most competitive rates available. We walk people through the loan process with a lot of personal attention, which our clients truly appreciate.”
Bell has worked in Charlotte for nearly three decades and is also the founder and owner of The Roasting Company, a popular Caribbean-style, healthy dining restaurant on Montford Drive.