Michael was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, but fell in love with Virginia some twenty years ago when he attended the University. At UVa, he majored in Economics and Psychology. He also holds an MA in Communications from Regent University in Virginia Beach.
He brings a varied life experience to the mortgage process. In a prior career, Michael was an award-winning writer, working on The Discover Channel shows, The FBI Files, New Detectives and Diagnosis: Unknown. He also penned the video Bankruptcy Chapter 7: Your Rights & Responsibilities for the Virginia State Bar. The award-winning film instructs Virginians on the process of clearing debt.
Michael serves as a Ruling Elder at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville. He is also a member of the National Association of Mortgage Brokers. He also serves on the Virginia Joint Presbytery Committee for Reformed University Fellowship, as well as a member of the ministry's national Permanent Committee.
You can contact Michael directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
★★★★★ "Michael Martin was nice, open, and got my rate locked in quick! highly recommend." R.W. — Charlottesville
★★★★★ "Michael and Crown Mortgage were amazing to work with. It is such an ordeal to get a loan and buy a home. Michael is an amazing resource of knowledge and experience. The notion that people would use a random website or other program is bizarre to me. The service and expertise offered by Crown was incredibly valuable. They answered all my questions, helped me understand the bottom line, and were clearly working in my best interest and not just seeking a quick deal or a commission. If more companies operated this way the world would be a much much better place." B.R. — Williamsburg
"Awesome experience. I can not recommend Crown highly enough! We have a VA loan and the Interest Rate Reduction Program is an unbelievably awesome deal. Now, we have perfect credit, but even if you don't, you should absolutely reach out to Michael Martin at Crown to see if he can save you some money. . . Michael and his team thoroughly explained every detail and we never felt pressured. Crown has my highest and most enthusiastic endorsement."
T.L. - Charlottesville
"Crown Mortgage was great to work with. My loan officer couldn't have made the process any easier for me. They helped me get a very low rate and saved me hundreds of dollars per month. I thought that re-financing was supposed to be a difficult process with lots of paperwork, but Michael (my load officer) made it so easy and clear. I couldn't believe how simple it was. I have complete confidence in Crown Mortgage and would recommend them to anyone who is looking to finance or re-fi their home."
S.L. - Charlottesville
"I used Crown Mortgage to finance my Mortgage with a Co-op apartment. Co-ops are particularly difficult to finance as the owner is a shareholder of the corporattion and partner in the whole complex as opposed to an owner of an individual unit such as a condo. Michael Martin was very professional and the process was very timely and efficient with no trouble whatsoever.
I definitely recommend Crown Mortgage as a professional lending institution with highly professional people."
M.A. - Norfolk
"Michael Martin from Crown Mortgage did an excellent job. Mortgages these days can be a hassle when you are dealing with underwriters and open helocs. Michael kept us informed and we got a great new rate. All the paperwork was correct and complete and Michael's estimates on what we were going to get back and escrow amounts were spot on. It was as painless a process as I have ever had."
E.E. - Barboursville
"Michael, Thank you for all of your help in securing our loan. We greatly appreciate your adce, dedicated effort, and generosity in providing your services and expertise to us. . .Your doing so has been a tremendous blessing to our family, and we are grateful for you and to you you!"
A.H - Roanoke