SOURCE: RBC Mortgage

May 25, 2005 14:47 ET

RBC Mortgage Appoints Barbara Forbes Vice President of Midwest Home Mortgage

HOUSTON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 25, 2005 -- RBC Mortgage Company, one of the nation's leading residential mortgage companies, announced today that it has appointed Barbara Forbes vice president of its Midwest Home Mortgage partnership in Lawrence, Kansas.

Forbes previously served as branch manager for Midwest Home. She entered the mortgage industry in 2001, as a loan officer at North American Mortgage, which was subsequently purchased by Washington Mutual. In 2002, Forbes joined Sterling Capital Mortgage, which later became RBC Mortgage. Previously, Forbes worked in the public school system, teaching special education and first grade for more than 20 years.

Through RBC Mortgage's affiliated business arrangement program, Midwest Home Mortgage provides homebuyers with online applications, quick approvals, 24/7 loan status reports and a smooth mortgage process from start to finish.

A joint venture between RBC Mortgage and McGrew Real Estate, Midwest Home Mortgage offers a variety of products to meet qualified homebuyers' needs, including fixed, adjustable, conventional, jumbo and VA loans. The company also offers low and no down payment programs and mortgages for borrowers with less-than-perfect credit.

About RBC Mortgage

RBC Mortgage, headquartered in Houston, includes a nationwide network of loan officers and branches in 30 states. The company has operations in both retail (originations direct to consumers) and wholesale (originations through third-party brokers). It also has joint ventures with numerous real estate offices and builders through affiliated business arrangements (ABAs). For more information about RBC Mortgage, please visit the company's website at www.rbcmortgage.com. RBC Mortgage is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE: RY) (TSX: RY).

About McGrew Real Estate

Established in 1951, Coldwell Banker McGrew Real Estate has three offices serving the greater Douglas County area, which are home to a staff of more than 80 agents and support personnel. Ranked in the Real Trends list of Top 500 Real Estate companies, Coldwell Banker McGrew Real Estate blends more than 50 years of experience with the latest technology to serve customers exceptionally well.

Contact Information, Midwest Home Mortgage:
Barb Forbes, Vice President/Branch Manager/Loan Originator
Midwest Home Mortgage, Ltd.
1501 Kasold
Lawrence, KS 66047
785-842-2443
Barbara.Forbes@rbc.com

Contact Information

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