Whether you are relocating for the first time, on your fourth set of orders, or retiring…moving is Exciting! Exhausting! Emotional! We get it. We are people just like you that have relocated numerous times, whatever the reason: a new job; to be closer to family; for health reasons; retirement – like I said, we get it. It takes a lot of energy to move to a new area and locate a new home, a new doctor, a new school – new everything!
Our goal is to help you find a financing option for your next home. Together we’ll select the right loan program – we offer VA, USDA, FHA, Conventional and Portfolio loans. We operate on your timetable and will communicate according to your preference - email, fax, text, mail and phone. We’re ready to serve you and serve you well.
~ Jennifer McClaren & The Albemarle Team
Do you feel lost about your mortgage options?
Do you feel like you do not have ANY
options to purchase a home?
Do you realize how low interest rates are right now?
Want to Refinance?
Trying to find or sell a house is just part of the stress in relocating, Coasties on the Move wanted to provide you an amazing resource to help answer all your financial questions, concerns, or just a source to seek advice if you are feeling lost! See what fellow Coasties have to say about Jennifer McClaren and her team of loan officers [Heather Hunter & Marilyn Turner]. Contact them NOW before you proceed any further in the buying/selling process -- YOU WILL BE SURPRISED WHAT YOUR OPTIONS TRULY ARE RIGHT NOW!
~ Wendy [Creator of Coasties on the Move]
Jennifer C. McClaren
Sales Manager, Mortgage Division
Albemarle Bank & Trust
"A West Town Bank"
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After talking to Heather Hunter I knew she was going to be the perfect person to help us out and she didn't disappoint us. She was so efficient and got us all the documents that we needed the evening that I told her the job was hers. It was nice to talk to an actual person and know that we were being taken care with the up most respect. She was able to get our house closed in 3 weeks. I knew that no matter what question I had she would always get back to me quickly. They gave me the best interest rate and treated me like a person and not just another case. I called and talked to USAA, considering we bank with them, but it just did not feel right and then after reading peoples posts about their issues with USAA I had no doubts that I made the best decision. I actually just referred another CG family to Heather as they are buying their first home here in Virginia. They do not treat their clients as another case they treat them like friends and that makes the process that much better.
Thank you again for recommending Albemarle Bank & Trust ~ Nicole J. [Virginia Beach, Va]
When we were going through the process of buying another home, we called around to several banks, including USAA and Navy Federal. By far, Jennifer McClaren and her team at Albemarble Bank offered the best rates, the most personal & amazing customer service, and always responded to any questions we had immediately. Hands down they exhibit the best customer service I have encountered in a business in a long time. I think a smaller bank offers you the time and service that a client deserves with all the quality of a bigger bank. I will definitely contact Jennifer the next time we need any mortgage assistance.
I cannot recommend them enough ~ Mike L. [Headquarters / Washington D.C.]
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Albemarle Bank and The McClaren Team. After what felt like a never ending up hill battle with Navy Federal the McClaren Team took over, found me a better rate, and worked endlessly to help get us to closing on time. My loan agent even worked while she was on vacation. They really truly care about their clients and bend over backward to make things happen for them. I without hesitation highly highly recommend choosing them!
~ Kim H. [ASCC / Cape Cod, Ma]
Heather was great! We were first time buyers on top of buying from another state (so we've never even met). She was referred to me by another Coastie and I am so glad she was. We had some last minute issues and she worked to quickly get them straightened out and answered all our questions, calmed all our jitters and was just plain awesome! I can tell why they are the official bank referral for COTM!
~ Stephanie S. / Virginia
Our experience was EXCELENT! Heather Hunter is awesome and patient. She goes above and beyond anything we could have expcted and worked even after hours on many occasions to make things quick and smooth for us. HIGHLY reccomened them to anyone looking to purchase!
~ Lori C. / Georgia
Based on the COTM referraL and other spouses input we went with Albemarle instead of USAA. So glad we did. Our loan rep was attentive, time conscientious, thorough and professional. I tried to have all documentation ready to begin process. Marilyn was fabulous. She helped with getting purchase offer info and pre-approval together with our realtor. We recommended them to a friend who chose USAA and they regretted it. No personal service, or attention to detail. You can definitely use me as as reference for them. Thanks. From offer acceptance To close, 6 weeks and not a hitch.
~ Jenene H. / Avon, Ohio
Jennifer McClaren of Albemarle Bank and Trust is a CTOM mortgage referral for good reason. Her product knowledge, professionalism, stellar customer service and communication is what sets her apart from the rest. She took her time to find just the right mortgage and rates for our needs. She cared for us throughout the entire process, looking out for our best interest. I wouldn't hesitate to do business with her again as I'd love an excuse to connect with her! I was a client and she became a friend. Thank you Jennifer and your awesome team at Albemarle Bank & Trust!
~ Jenny R. / Air Station Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Albemarle Bank & Trust
"A West Town Bank"
Loan Production Office
Moving to a new area can be overwhelming on it's own, but adding in making a first time home purchase can really take stress to a whole new level. Adding to the stress, my husband was underway for most of the home search and mortgage application. I first tried to find a realtor and mortgage provider on my own, and was not happy with the result (total disregard for my time, my concerns, etc.). After finding your site, I contacted Jennifer online, and she called me on the phone right away. She was able to answer all of my questions and put my mind at ease. She also got us all of the numbers we had been looking for (price range, monthly mortgage payment) the same day. Jennifer was extremely patient with me, responding to every one of my (MANY) emails, texts, and calls throughout the several month long process. She was prompt and organized, something I came to realize is unfortunately not the standard. She never hesitated to take time out of even her personal schedule if we needed an updated document or if we had a question. She was a pleasure to work and was able to take something that terrified me and turned it into something that wasn't painful at all.
I am so grateful to her for helping us purchase our family's new home! ~ Stacy S.
We recently went through our ninth PCS, moving from Kodiak, Alaska to Cape Cod, Ma. We decided for several reasons to buy a home this time and were referred to Jennifer McClaren. Due to the geographical distance of our home purchase and the fact that my husband was deployed, the uncertainty and stress level with the financial dealings was a scary thought, but once we spoke with Jennifer the first time our fears were put at ease. She was not only professional and knowledgeable, she listened to our concerns and helped us through each and every step along the way. She was always available to help us in any way and to keep us updated on where we were in the loan process. Jenniferʼs hard work and dedication to her clients, would explain why she is a preferred
lender on the COTM website. Without thinking twice I would recommend Jennifer McClaren to any Coastie looking for loan assistance in buying a new home. She is available to help with any of your lending needs, no matter where you are heading next in your Coast Guard life! ~ Elizabeth C. [Cape Cod, Ma]
Jennifer McClaren (Albemarle Bank and Trust) showed us what honest mortgage banking is all about...We had initially intended on renting a home in Cape Cod, considering we still own our first home in Virginia Beach and were aware of the out of pocket expenses that come with buying a home. After researching packages that other major banks (Navy Federal, USAA, etc) were offering I was blown away by not only the amount of money Jennifer could save us, but by the true customer service and attention we received. Albemarle not only saved us THOUSANDS of dollars in closing costs with their “honest banking” mentality but with Jennifer’s diligence and professionalism we were able to meet a very close closing deadline. I can honestly say, we will never consider another bank for our future mortgage needs. -- Kari E.
Jennifer McClaren was such a pleasure to work with when buying our second home. She made the home buying process so clear and easy to understand by going into detail about our options and explaining everything to us. Jennifer was extremely easy to work with and was always just a phone call away! I really enjoyed working with her and her team. If you are thinking about purchasing a home, I highly recommend giving Jennifer a call to talk about your options!!!
-- Meghan R.
After working with Jennifer McClaren from Albemarle Bank & Trust, we wanted to make sure our experience was passed along to other families on the hunt for a new home. After receiving a recommendation from a fellow mom at our son's daycare in Cape Cod, we decided to try a shot at buying our first home through Albemarle Bank. We were relocating to Virginia (from Massachusetts) and knew we would have to complete the whole home buying process via remote. Jennifer was completely understanding and made the process as simple as possible. She even gave us her personal cell phone number to call when we had questions (which we did multiple times!) and made sure she had our files available for review while she attended two family vacations out of state. She was very polite, positive, professional, and knowledgeable. She made us feel like we were working with one of our friends, which was very comforting. Thanks to Jennifer, we are first time homeowners now and couldn't be happier. If you know anyone looking to buy a home, please refer them to her, as we will be doing the same!
-- Crystal and Jared T. / Virginia