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Alterra Homes Changes Name of its Legacy Division

Alterra Homes Changes Name of its Legacy Division

Industry veteran Ben Slayton will lead Legacy Home Loans in its national expansion

LAS VEGAS -- November 6, 2018 -- Alterra Home Loans, one of the largest Minority-owned mortgage companies in the U.S. and a national mortgage lender focused on serving underserved markets, announced today that its Legacy Division will be renamed Legacy Home Loans, and it will remain under the direction of President Ben Slayton. The new name is designed to focus more on the company's mission, Slayton said.


"Alterra has done a fantastic job of establishing itself in its marketplace; now it's time for Legacy to do the same thing," Slayton said. "Our mission is to increase African American Homeownership so that members of our community can start building sustainable wealth through homeownership. Our company is providing the means for African Americans to leave a legacy for their families. Legacy Home Loans is a name that speaks directly to that mission."


Slayton pointed out that the word "Legacy" means something special to African Americans. It speaks to their ardent desire to provide and to leave sustainable wealth for their families. Legacy is already making good on its commitment to help increase African American homeownership thanks to the firm's recent expansion into Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, Baton Rouge, and Shreveport, and will be opening additional offices over the next year in cities throughout the country that have 25% or more African American population. Now, rebranded as Legacy Home Loans, the company will continue that expansion.


Ben Slayton has been a leader in the African American community since he became the first African American REALTORĀ® in America, in 1964. Since then, he has started, built, and sold several successful businesses in the real estate industry. He presently serves as a member of Alterra Group, LLC's senior management committee as well as a member of its board of directors. In leading Legacy Home Loans, he will extend the success the company has already enjoyed in the Hispanic market to the African American community.


About Alterra Home Loans

Alterra Home Loans is a minority-owned, top U.S. mortgage bank and the second-largest Hispanic-owned mortgage company in the country. With loan coverage in 39 U.S. states, Alterra strives to represent the underserved in the mortgage industry, specializing in serving underserved communities to help build wealth through homeownership. For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.goalterra.com.


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