Pardee Homes launches new lending service, Tri POinte connect, in the Inland Empire

Corona, CA--- (September 18, 2015) – Pardee Homes, a member of the TRI Pointe Group, announced today the launch of TRI Pointe Connect as its in-house mortgage company, making California the eighth state in the nation to offer mortgage services through the new company.

TRI Pointe Connect will offer an integrated team of mortgage loan consultants on-site in the Inland Empire, who will provide personalized service, competitive rates, and a wide portfolio of mortgage products to Pardee homebuyers—all intended to make the home buying process simple and smooth.

“We’re always looking for new ways to make purchasing a Pardee Home easier for our buyers,” said Mike Taylor, division president for Pardee Homes. “Providing a service that personalizes the financing experience, and enables communication between all parties, ensures a smooth process from beginning to end.”

Formed as a joint venture between TRI Pointe Group and imortgage, a division of loan Depot LLC, TRI Pointe Connect opened its doors in California following launches earlier this year in Arizona, Colorado, Washington, Texas, Maryland, Virginia and Nevada.

“We look forward to a successful relationship with Pardee Homes, and are thrilled to roll out TRI Pointe Connect in California,” said Dan Pena, senior vice president of imortgage.  “Through TRI Pointe Connect, Pardee Homes can leverage the in-house knowledge and expertise that imortgage has offered customers for more than 15 years. We look forward to providing customers with best-in-class service across all six of TRI Pointe Group’s brands.”

imortgage is one of the nation’s top five nonbank retail mortgage lenders whose new homebuilder platform has produced the highest customer service scores of all U.S lenders as measured by Eliant in 2014. TRI Pointe Connect is the company’s first lending service and has launched across all six TRI Pointe Group homebuilding brands. TRI Pointe Connect’s focus will be on delivering competitive mortgage products, personalized service and an enhanced buying experience.

The rollout of TRI Pointe Connect in California follows after one of the largest mergers in homebuilding history, wherein Pardee Homes and four other builders became part of TRI Pointe Group in the company’s 2014 merger with Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company (WRECO).  The merger made TRI Pointe Group one of the top 10 largest public homebuilders by market equity capitalization in the United States.

For more information about Pardee Homes, imortgage and TRI Pointe Group, visit:

www.pardeehomes.com; www.imortgage.com; and www.TriPointeGroup.com.

About Pardee Homes

Established in 1921, Pardee Homes is recognized for superior master-planning concepts, quality construction, energy-efficient building practices, responsive customer service and dedication to the educational and civic goals of the communities in which it builds.  Pardee Homes was one of the first builders in the Inland Empire to embrace sustainable building practices and continues to build consideration for the planet into every home and community.   Pardee Homes is a member of TRI Pointe Group, a family of premium regional homebuilders supported by the significant resources, economies of scale and thought leadership of a national foundation.  Together this makes TRI Pointe Group one of the largest homebuilding companies in the U.S. For more information please visit www.pardeehomes.com.

About TRI Pointe Group

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TRI Pointe Group (NYSE: TPH) is a family of premium regional homebuilders that design, build and sell homes in major U.S. markets. As one of the largest homebuilding companies in the United States, TRI Pointe Group combines the resources, operational sophistication and leadership of a national organization with the regional insights, community ties and agility of local homebuilders. The TRI Pointe Group family includes Maracay Homes in Arizona, Pardee Homes in California and Nevada, Quadrant Homes in Washington, Trendmaker Homes in Texas, TRI Pointe Homes in California and Colorado, and Winchester Homes in the Washington, D.C. area. TRI Pointe Group was honored to receive the 2015 Builder of the Year Award by BUILDER magazine and was named the fastest-growing public homebuilder in the country.  In 2014 TRI Pointe Group was awarded Developer of the Year by Builder & Developer magazine.  For more information, please visit www.TriPointeGroup.com

About imortgage

imortgage, a division of loanDepot LLC, is a customer friendly, national nonbank lender offering a wide array of home loan products to borrowers and through trusted partnerships with real estate experts and new home construction builders. Headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ, imortgage operates 90+ branch locations across the nation and is committed to enhancing the communities in which we live and serve. imortgage is a loanDepot LLC brand operating under NMLS# 174457. Learn more about imortgage at imortgage.com or by calling a local branch.