First Option Mortgage said Tuesday it has opened three new branches across the country.
The new branches in Tampa, Fla.; El Paso, Texas; and Columbia, S.C., all opened in the fourth quarter of 2022, it said.
"I'm very excited to be growing into these new areas," said First Option Managing Partner Alvin Shah. "While we were already licensed and doing some business here, the launch of these teams will allow us to better serve these communities with a dedicated team that is knowledgeable on their specific local needs."
Atlanta-based First Option Mortgage is a national mortgage lender, licensed in 38 states and with branch locations across the U.S. The company serves borrowers nationwide with lending services in conventional, FHA, USDA, and VA residential home loan products.
The new Tampa office, along with the established Jacksonville team, is the company's second Florida branch. In addition to the established teams in Dallas and Laredo, the El Paso branch is the third team that will serve communities in Texas. Columbia marks the company's first location in South Carolina.
First Option said it also plans to open a branch in the Houston area early in 2023
"Mortgages are much more than numbers and rates. They are about people: families, veterans, newlyweds, retirees …" Shah said. "Purchasing a home is life-changing, which is why we're committed to every person that reaches out to us with the dream of homeownership."