About Mark 1 Mortgage

Our mission is to serve our customers with honesty, integrity and competence. Our goal is to provide home loans to our clients while providing them with the lowest interest rates and closing costs possible. Furthermore, we pledge to help borrowers overcome roadblocks that can arise while securing a loan.

In 1974, Fletcher Prather was doing the initial planning for his new company. Sitting at the kitchen table in his home, surrounded by his family, he began mulling over what to call the fledgling business. His teenage son, Mark, offered, “Hey Dad, how about Mark?” Today, Mark recalls it wasn’t a serious request, but his Dad thought it was a fine name and Mark 1 Mortgage was born.

Four decades and two generations later, Mark 1 Mortgage continues, having weathered several recessions, and today it is owned and managed by Fletcher’s son, Mark, along with his grandson, Chasin. Truly a family enterprise, Mark 1 is known for its friendly working environment, which is appreciated by agents and clients alike. Mark 1 loan officers operate from three convenient locations — in Orange, Cerritos and Rancho Cucamonga.

Mark1 Mortage serves Southern Californian homebuyers and home sellers spanning Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Upon request, Mark 1 loan officers also can provide clients with valuable real estate services through sister company Mark 1 Real Estate. While Mark 1 utilizes up-to-date technologies that drive the mortgage industry today, the company has not forgotten the secret ingredient to success: attentive customer service.

The loan officers of Mark 1 bring energy and enthusiasm to each transaction – whether they are helping a family sell their home or finding just the right dream home for a buying family. While all clients are welcomed, both real estate veterans and novices, Mark 1 has a special interest in helping first-time buyers navigate the often-confusing process of home ownership. Further, Mark Prather is passionate about introducing the profound financial advantage of real estate investment and he has created the Wealth Academy to provide investment education from professional advisers.