Preferred Lender

Why use a Brookline Homes preferred lender? Getting a mortgage for a new construction home can be tricky and confusing, but having a good lender on your side can make all of the difference. Brookline Homes hand selected these mortgage companies and loan officers because we feel they can best help you through the process. Our preferred loan officers are very experienced in the intricacies of mortgages on new home construction and will work hard to get you into your new home sweet home.

Benefits of using a preferred lender:

  • Timely closing of your loan
  • Reliable and responsive loan officers
  • Consistent appraisals
  • You will receive your keys at the closing table, rather than having to wait until the loan closes and deed records
  • Credit towards options or closing costs


SunTrust Mortgage, Inc
Debra Passarelli, Loan Officer

NMLS ID#:78135  |  Phone 855-383-2431 | Cell 704-408-6123  |  Email

 Debra moved to North Carolina in 1999 after graduating from UNLV. She studied Sociology while working for a large Property Management company in Nevada. Debra’s passion has always been working with people. Listening carefully and taking the best care of her clients is what she prides herself on. A favorite quote she lives by is, “To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.” (Sir Thomas Watson) Debra Passarelli has been specializing in consulting & assisting clients for over 11 years at SunTrust Mortgage. Debra has a tremendous knowledge of the mortgage loan process & programs. These programs range from low down payment options such as FHA, Conventional Loans with & without PMI, & VA loans as well as specialty products for physicians, dentists, and medical residents. Debra and her exceptional team are focused on their client’s needs, and providing a smooth and stress-free mortgage experience.

In addition to being a fantastic Loan Officer, Debra is also the proud mother of 2 daughters, a dog, and 2 ducks. We haven't managed to convince her to bring the ducks into our office yet, but maybe soon.

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Cornerstone Home Lending
The Cortez Team - Lisa and Damon 

Lisa NMLS ID#:194506 | Damon NMLS ID#:53135 | Lisa Cell 803-554-4886 | Damon Cell 803-412-0684  |  Email


Damon and Lisa Cortez are a husband wife team here to help you and your family get into your new home. At Cornerstone Home Lending, the Cortez team uses cutting-edge technology to provide a seamless and transparent experience from start to finish.

Damon is currently serving as Vice President and Regional Sales Manager for Cornerstone Home Lending and has been in the home mortgage business since 2003. Damon and his team have managed and funded over $5 billion in residential loans. His passion and expertise lie in providing unparalleled service and education to his clients.

Lisa has devoted her career to enriching – and saving – the lives of others. “My passion has always been to make a positive difference,” she says. “Working in education, healthcare, and now, housing are my ways of giving back to the community I love so much.”  Clear guidance, open communication, and instant accessibility form the foundation of Lisa’s exceptional service. Educating clients about their options and the financing process is a top priority for Lisa. Backed by her personal attention and prompt updates, Lisa’s clients have everything they need to make confident, well-informed mortgage decisions.

Damon and Lisa reside in Fort Mill, SC with their two sons, two standard poodles and miniature schnauzer. Their pets are an integral part of their family. When they are not helping people achieve their home ownership dreams, you may find them hiking the greenway or spending time at the Mary Warner Dog Park, located within Anne springs Close Greenway.