Rhonda D'Bene

New branch to be located in Newport News will be managed by 30-year industry veteran Rhonda D’Bene

DANVERS, MA – October 15, 2018 – Mortgage Network Inc., one of the largest independent mortgage lenders in the eastern U.S., has opened a new branch in Newport News, Virginia, its first in the state. Rhonda D’Bene, a 30-year veteran of the residential mortgage business and a Virginia native, will manage the office.

The new branch (NMLS #1781297) will be located at 11815 Fountain Way, Newport News, VA 23606. The branch phone number is 800-334-4648.

D’Bene (NMLS# 451095), who grew up in Newport News, has been originating mortgage loans for the past four decades. She comes to Mortgage Network from Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, where she worked for the past 28 years. “We are really excited to open our first branch in Virginia and hope this will be the first of many,” said Brian Koss, executive vice president of Mortgage Network.  “We’re also fortunate to have a person with Rhonda’s vast experience and local real estate knowledge to lead the new location.”

D’Bene said she was attracted to join Mortgage Network by its strong reputation for customer service, its many loan options to offer borrowers, and the company’s team-oriented culture. “Those looking to buy a home or refinance their mortgage can expect a stress-free mortgage process as we will be there to assist them every step of the way,” D’Bene said.

Home prices in the Newport News area are well below the national average, which means homebuyers can buy a lot more house for the money than in other places, D’Bene noted. Still, she says, prospective buyers need to be prepared when they make a bid on a property. “Your offer will be taken a lot more seriously by the seller if you already have financing in place,” D’Bene said, noting the importance of getting preapproved for a mortgage. 

D’Bene can be reached via email at or by phone 757-560-1164.  She can also be followed on LinkedIn at 

Based in Danvers, Massachusetts, Mortgage Network is celebrating its 30th year in business this year.  The company has now grown to over 400 employees, with 40 branch offices licensed in 27 states. The company provides a full array of residential mortgage products, from conventional and non-conventional loans to FHA and VA loans to mortgage refinances and reverse mortgages.  Mortgage Network is more focused and agile than many larger competitors, which allows the company to provide a high level of service to its customers and its business and referral partners. 

About Mortgage Network, Inc.
Mortgage Network, Inc. is one of the largest, privately held independent mortgage companies in the eastern U.S., with over 45 branch offices and licenses in 27 states. The company offers a flexible menu of agency direct, portfolio and jumbo solutions and is backed by its proprietary, award-winning technology and a commitment to help mortgage professionals grow their business. Year after year, more than 98 percent of Mortgage Network customers and referral sources say they would recommend the company to family and friends. Based in Danvers, Massachusetts, Mortgage Network was founded in 1988 by Robert McInnes and can be found online at and on Twitter at

Ron Anderson
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