Houston’s Top Mortgage Producer Joins First United

HOUSTON, Texas - First United Mortgage Group announces the addition of Mortgage Sales Manager Kelly Malatesta, who is ranked as the No. 1 mortgage advisor in the Greater Houston-area in units and volume by Mortgage Executive Magazine.

“We are extremely excited to be able to open up the Houston market with the addition of Kelly Malatesta and her team,” said Tara Price, Senior Managing Director at First United Bank, "Kelly brings the highest level of professionalism and reputation in the Houston market and are a great cultural fit for First United.”

Malatesta tallied over $125 million with over 430 loans in 2016. She ranks as the fourth leading broker in the state of Texas and is in the Top 65 overall in the United States.

“We have a tremendous team that focuses on customer service and providing the most aggressive programs and rates to reach the Houston market,” Malatesta said, who has been in the mortgage business for over 24 years. “The mortgage climate in Houston is competitive, so we pride ourselves on treating our clients like family. That’s what makes us successful.”

Malatesta was at J.P. Morgan Chase for 16 years, before leading Affiliated Mortgage Company since 2009. She now joins First United, which is entering the Houston market.

“I chose First United because of the company’s boutique-feel and the wide array of products we can offer the consumer,” Malatesta said. “I’ve built my business being an advocate for my customers and First United has the a philosophy that falls in line.”

Malatesta is featured on KSEV AM700 on a weekly basis on Steve Drake’s Money Matters. She can be reached at Kelly@kellytx.com or 281.367.0188.

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