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Cleveland Purchase Team

2217 E. 9th Street, First Floor, Suite 100
Cleveland, OH 44115

216-390-3123 216-390-3123
[email protected]

NMLS #2247119

A suburb of prospective homes in Cleveland, OH



Our team + your home loan = success!

Our mortgage team is dedicated to one thing. You. We work together to give you the smoothest home loan experience possible. Because we each have our own role, we can concentrate on helping you with our individual expertise, creating a mortgage process that moves easily from milestone to milestone. Our commitment to communication means you will always know what’s happening as your loan progresses, and you can reach out with your questions at any time. We offer a wide range of loan programs, from FHA and VA to conventional and jumbo. We have the knowledge and experience to find the loan that’s right for you. Whether you are buying, refinancing, or renovating, our team is ready to give you the outstanding mortgage experience you deserve.
A kitchen remodel funded from a cash out refinance in Cleveland, OH

Owning a home is exciting and rewarding!

We’re here to make the financing process as easy and enjoyable for you as possible — because it’s more than a mortgage, it’s the keys to your future!

Whether it’s your first home, a luxury home or an investment property, a mortgage puts you in position to enjoy all sorts of personal and financial benefits: equity and wealth building, security and stability, pride of ownership and more!

At CrossCountry Mortgage, your future is our focus.

Emil Kokolari, Sales Manager

It has been my pleasure to be a Mortgage Loan Originator for twenty years now. Since I started in this business, a lot of things have changed, most for the better. But one thing stays the same: taking good care of your clients, working in their best interest and ensuring that the process is a pleasant one. I have taken these words to heart and have always strived to run my professional life by this standard. I help people to buy houses; big houses, small houses, investment properties, homes to raise their families. This is a very important job and I take it very seriously. Always making sure that I am available to answer questions, explain the details in a way that is clearly understandable and listening to the needs of my clients. To me, my clients always come first, and I am always available for them. Buying a home is a major life decision and no one should go into it alone. They need someone who has their best interests at heart and follows through with expectations. My goal is always to serve the people of Northeast Ohio with the finest service and products available today in an ethical and positive matter.

Alex Kokolari, Loan Processor

I have been part of this business for almost two years and have loved every second of it. Helping clients purchase a home, whether it’s their first home or not, is always a very rewarding feeling. I love hearing from past customers just how excited and happy they are with their home. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science as well as a Master’s degree in Public Relations. I take a great deal of pride in staying organized and consistent with our clients so that they can fully understand the loan process and have the greatest experience possible. CCM is a great company and our branch and team make the experience very enjoyable for both the customer and for us, given that we have so many valuable resources to draw from.

Evan Vanover, Loan Processor

I have been in the mortgage business since 2006. I was a loan officer for the first 13 years of my career and then moved into the operations side of the business. I have always enjoyed helping people make their homeownership goals a reality. After being a loan officer, I made the move to processing to be able to give a unique perspective to the loan officers, since I have been in their shoes, and it has paid off tremendously with my role at CCM.

Madison Avolio, Loan Processor

As part of the Cleveland Purchase Team, my favorite aspect of my career is the ability to assist clients in making their homeownership dreams come true. With my master’s degree in accounting from Case Western Reserve University, I specialize in self-employment income as well as alternative loan programs (bank statement, asset qualifier, investor cash-flow). With so many types of loans in our back pocket, our team will leave no stone unturned on the way to helping you purchase your dream home.

Sarah Darby, Loan Officer Assistant

I bring almost ten years of work experience that provides me the necessary tools to fully engage myself in our clients’ needs. Earning my Bachelor of Arts degree from CSU allowed me to explore topics that require critical thinking, research, and interpersonal skills. That combined with my firm belief that maintaining and creating order by structuring tasks and spaces in our workplace not only increases productivity but allows me to properly manage time and critical deadlines, prioritize tasks, and keep track of steps in processes. At the end of the day, we all have the same goal in mind and that is to provide the best to our valued clients.

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