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Richard Donohoe is a native Arlingtonian who has been active in residential lending for over 26 years. From the time of his early education at St. Agnes in Cherrydale to earning a business degree from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Richard has always had a close connection to Virginia. His first job out of college was at the Falls Church-based First Virginia Bank. After four years of retail lending and branch management, he made the move into mortgage origination in 1986. Focusing on the booming Northern Virginia residential market, Richard quickly rose in the ranks to become one of the top young loan officers at Developers Mortgage, Inc. in the late 1980s.
In 1996, Richard joined market leader Crestar Mortgage and added VHDA first-time homebuyer loans to the list of programs he was able to offer. When the opportunity to teach several large first-time homebuyer classes was presented to him, he did not hesitate to help out. Today Richard is a highly sought-after VHDA trained teacher who has taught hundreds of potential first-time buyers how to achieve their dreams. From 2003 to 2009, he was a top-VHDA originator with 50 or more loans per year. In 2007, he led the state in VHDA production with over 100 VHDA loans. In 2016, VHDA recognized Richard again as a Bronze Circle top-producing loan officer for continuing his dedication to affordable housing and first-time homeownership.
Currently Richard volunteers with several local groups, most notably housing committees in Arlington and Falls Church City. He is on the Board of Directors for the non-profit National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP). Today, under Richard's expert guidance as a senior mortgage banker at Ameris Bank, purchase production for potential homebuyers has never been stronger.
- Fixed Rate Mortgage
- Adjustable Rate Mortgage
- FHA Loan
"I just want to thank you for helping me get my first home. I am so happy and very appreciative for all your help. I never imagined getting my first home and here in Alexandria City where I have always lived ever since I came to Virginia. At the age of 13, I left my country because it was not safe and I traveled through Mexico to get to the US. I started working when I was 14 years old and by the age of 15 I ended up in foster care. I was placed with different families and moved several times. I was homeless multiple times even after I graduated from college and I had no place to live. I am sharing this information with you because you helped me reach one of my goals of having a place to call home. I really appreciate your help and it was great working with you! "
- Onelio A.
"We were extremely happy we worked with Richard at Fidelity Bank Mortgage. As first time home buyers he answered our many questions and walked us step by step through the entire process. Richard extensive knowledge and worked hard to ensure all our paperwork was ready to go for closing. We loved working with Richard and would highly recommend him as he made the home buying process seem easy and as stress-free as possible!"
- Laura F.
"I was very impressed with how quickly Richard would respond to questions, requests, and provide us with information. As first time home buyers we had a lot of questions and I felt all those questions were answered and options were explained in an easy to understand way. "
- Lisa C.
We had a great experience with Ameris bank. Our closing process was extremely smooth and well organized despite the Covid19 pandemic. Richard and Helen were great to work with! Thank you Ameris Bank!
- Katie F.
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