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JAMES HOPE joined the Hope Mortgage Team of Gateway Funding in 2001 and has aggressively climbed through the ranks to be one of their top Mortgage Originators. He brings a very different attitude and perspective to the mortgage industry, where he says “The “norm” just isn’t good enough for me or my clients, we both deserve the best, and I’ll settle at nothing less than being #1 and helping my clients achieve THE AMERICAN DREAM of Homeownership, AND Financial Security!”

James attended Penn State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel, Restaurant, & Institutional Management. James brings an extensive background of hospitality and customer service skills from his previous career with Marriott International. He spent several years with Marriott in Vail, CO, Williamsburg, VA, and Washington DC. His unique perspective and outlook on helping others gives him a definite advantage in dealing with his client’s unique situations and needs. The reference of being a “Financial Concierge” is highly respected in James’ eyes!

James is currently a Board Member, and the 2011 past President, of the Harleysville Jaycees (Junior Chamber of Commerce). The Jaycees are responsible for raising and donating roughly $85,000 this year, which helps to fund a large majority of the non-profit organizations in the local area. Amongst the many organizations supported a majority of the funds raised are contributed towards The Harleysville Community Center (Harleysville Pool, Baseball & Soccer Fields – totaling 55 acres), which is privately run and funded by the community with no tax payer support. In addition to being a member, he also sponsors their events under The Hope Mortgage Team.

James is an active mortgage professional licensed by the department of banking in PA, NJ & DE / NMLS#133349 and was voted and named as a Five Star Mortgage Professional in Philadelphia Magazine in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

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