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Johnny Mateo


Chief Mortgage Advisor/President

NMLS #: 142473

Core Mortgage Services
1840 North Atherton St
State College, 16803

Professional History

With over 18 years of experience in the financial industry, Johnny Mateo always had a hunger for entrepreneurship and envisioned opening his own brokerage company. A self-motivated and driven mortgage professional, Johnny, President/Chief Mortgage Advisor, founded Core Mortgage Services, LLC., in 2014. Today, Core Mortgage has offices in Lewistown and West Virginia, with additional offices opening soon throughout Pennsylvania.

Johnny and his team of experienced Mortgage Professionals share the same passion for the financial services industry and provide clients with exceptional customer service and personalized loan products and services.

Johnny is the  local business affiliate and lending specialist for Homes for Heroes®, committed to providing Hero Rewards, which are easy ways for firefighters, law enforcement, military (active, reserves and veterans), healthcare workers, EMS, and teachers to save significant money on a home purchase or refinance.

About Johnny

Growing up on the upper west side of New York City, Johnny developed a curiosity and dedication to hard work that continues to be a driving force in his life today. When, at the age of 9, his curious nature got the best of him, Johnny chose to skip school to find out what the adults did while he was in 3rd grade.  His parents then sent him to Carson Long Military Academy for the next 7 years before coming to Penn State University, where he studied Business and Spanish.

About Core Mortgage Services, LLC

We Have A Loan for That!® Locally owned and operated and headquartered in State College, PA., Core Mortgage Services is a “boutique-style” brokerage firm. For most homebuyers, buying a home is a big investment, but the company’s innovative and streamlined approach, rivals most big-name lending institutions throughout Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Florida, and Colorado.

As a small lender, Core Mortgage Services delivers the best interest rates in the marketplace. By taking a personalized approach, The Core Team communicates directly with each client, and is available to answer any questions throughout the real estate transaction. The company also recognizes the importance of earning the trust of their clients and building long term business relationships, because service is at the CORE of what we do.