CrossCountry Mortgage Adds New Branch to Expand its Seattle-Area Footprint

SEATTLE, WA – CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC (CCM), one of the nation’s top mortgage lenders headquartered in Brecksville, Ohio, is excited to announce the opening of a new Seattle branch, adding to the company’s presence in this large metropolitan market.

Led by Julie and Paul Johnson, this branch of six loan officers specializes in local underwriting, purchase and refinancing loans, construction and renovation loans, and closings in as few as 21 days with a highly efficient process driven by advanced mortgage technology. Julie serves as regional vice president/originating branch manager and Paul, MBA, is the branch manager/senior mortgage advisor. The husband and wife duo are among the top loan originators in the nation, producing more than $150 million in loans last year, with the branch originating another $100 million.

The Johnsons will be joined at the Seattle branch by loan officers Stephanie Maulding, Jeff McGinnis, John Cassels, and Alex Louie, CMPS. Together, these mortgage professionals have decades of combined experience guiding thousands of families to their dream of homeownership.

“Seattle has a booming real estate market,” said Ron Leonhardt, CrossCountry Mortgage CEO. “We are thrilled to grow in this area, and with their impressive experience, I can’t think of better people than Paul and Julie Johnson to broaden our operations here.”

“I am excited to combine our team's process and communication with one of the fastest-growing independent mortgage companies,” said Julie Johnson. To find out more about the Seattle Branch and its products and services, please visit

About the Seattle Branch

The Seattle branch prides itself on providing exceptional client service and fostering close relationships with real estate agents, buyers, and sellers. Its goal is to provide a great homebuying experience and easy process for everyone from application to closing.

About CrossCountry Mortgage

Founded in 2003 by CEO Ronald J. Leonhardt, Jr., CrossCountry Mortgage LLC is a nationwide mortgage lender with licenses in all 50 states. The company offers a broad portfolio of home purchase and refinance programs ranging from conventional and jumbo mortgages to government-insured programs for veterans and rural homebuyers. Additional options include down payment assistance, home equity products, and expedited closing programs. CrossCountry Mortgage is on the Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies and a recipient of the 2019 Weatherhead Centurion Award for sales and growth. For more information, please visit