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Who's Managing Your Largest Asset?

Most people believe that once they purchase a home, they are on their own to effectively manage their newest and largest asset. Our goal is to change that mindset, and show homeowners they don't have to do it alone. That's why we've created our TotalHome program, an all-inclusive experience for home buyers and owners who desire a more insightful and extensive relationship with their mortgage.

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Don't Overpay for Your Mortgage

Never worry that you're overpaying for your mortgage again. Our Mortgages Under Management program, offered exclusively through Apex Home Loans, brings together our experienced staff and reporting tools to make sure you have the best terms on your mortgage. Here's how it works:

1. Expert Mortgage Planning
Out of the gate, I'll structure your new mortgage to complement your financial plan, getting you the perfect mortgage at a great rate. I'll consider your financial goals, cash flow, retirement budget, and more - helping you understand each factor.

2. Interest Rate Locking & Monitoring
Interest rates change daily. With our Auto-Lock service, I'll help you target a competitive rate and lock it in when it becomes available. Then, I'll work with you to plan for the future by establishing a preset rate target at which a refinance can save you money.

3. RateWatch Reporting 
After your loan closes, my work doesn't end. I'll provide RateWatch Reports: quarterly mailings that compare your interest rate to the current mortgage market. You will be alerted when savings are available and always know where your mortgage stands.

Not a customer yet? No problem. Enroll in my Mortgages Under Management program using the button below. I'll "adopt your loan" by collecting the necessary information to actively manage your mortgage and alert you to its position in the marketplace.

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Certified Divorce Lending Professional

As a Certified Divorce Lending Professional (CDLP), Craig has a particular niche for working with clients going through separation and divorce, solidifying his knowledge of the connection between divorce, family law, IRS tax rules, and mortgage financing strategies as they relate to real estate. Craig's role as a CDLP® is to help not only you as the divorcing client, but also the attorney and financial planner understand the opportunities available, as well as the challenges divorce can bring to mortgage financing.

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About Craig Strent


Craig Strent is the Co-Founder of Apex Home Loans, a firm he helped start in 1998. He graduated from the American University’s Kogod School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He lives in Bethesda, MD with his wife, Amy, his sons, Sammy & Ollie, and his dogs, Pavarotti and Butters. In his free time, Craig is an avid roller hockey player, loves to hike the local trails, travel the world, and study history.

For more than 15 years, Craig has been consistently ranked among the top 1% of mortgage bankers nationwide and has been named among the Most Influential Mortgage Executives in America. In addition to Craig's Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist (CMPS) designation, which speaks to his mortgage planning expertise in working with financial advisers to tailor a mortgage that complements long-term financial goals, he is also a Certified Divorce Lending Professional (CDLP) which allows him to effectively work on Professional Divorce teams. 

Over the years, Craig has been recognized as a subject matter expert and has garnered both national and local media attention for his adept understanding of the mortgage and housing market. He has provided commentary on NBC Nightly News, CNBC, News Channel 8, and Fox Morning News and his writing has appeared in several notable publications, including the Washington Business Journal.

Craig is a longtime member of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, where he served on the Board of Directors for four years and co-chaired the membership committee. Craig is a graduate of Leadership Greater Washington, where he served on the Board for 6 years and chaired the membership, selection, and nomination committees.  Craig is also a member of the Economic Club of Washington, where he joins the likes of other CEOs, Presidents, and major national corporation heads in the attendance of exclusive events that signal the future of the U.S. economy and the local business landscape.

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Craig Strent, CDLP, CMPS
Division President
NMLS #6342
  (301) 610.5480

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