I am a native of Randolph County, North Carolina. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and shortly thereafter began a career in the mortgage industry as a Loan Processor with Oakwood Homes. Four years later, I was offered an opportunity in an Apprenticeship as a State Certified Real Estate Appraiser, became state certified two years later and remained in this position for five years. During the latter years as an Appraiser, I joined a partnership to start our own Mortgage Brokerage business. This was in April 1995.
We eventually had so much business, I had to quit the Real Estate Appraisal business and focus on building the Mortgage Business. In the early years of the 2000 decade, my company was the largest Mortgage Brokerage shop in Central North Carolina. We had 22 Mortgage Loan Originators and 2 Processors and the company was licensed in North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, and Louisiana. It was during this time period that I met my wife…on-line. We were the pioneers of internet dating. We married when were both in our late 30’s and it was the first marriage for both of us. As the LG logo goes…”Life was Good.” Then the recession of 2008 hit. We had to close the company in September 2009.
After closing, I sold insurance, bought into a Sears Hometown Store franchise, became a Financial Advisor but none of these seemed to “fit.” The economy in our area never fully recovered. So my wife and I decided we needed an change and made the decision to move from North Carolina to sunny Southwest Florida. We packed up our two dogs (our children) and bought a home in Cape Coral in December 2017. The economy here is so much better so I decided to get back into the business that’s “in my blood.” I opened another Mortgage Brokerage Company in October 2018 called Elite Mortgage Source, LLC. I am a full-service mortgage brokerage company which gives me the option to close any possible kind of mortgage loan on the market with hundreds of wholesale mortgage companies begging for my business. I am back in the mortgage industry where I belong. And “Life is Good” again!
Don Vuncannon, NMLS#71918