Press Room: In The News

Stay tuned to this page for news, announcements, articles, interviews and videos featuring President Dan Smith, our people, and the unique approach of PrivatePlus Mortgage.

  • November 27, 2016

    Dan Smith’s opinion on interest rates makes Fortune Magazine article concerning important real estate trends in 2017.
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    Trends and tips for homeowners planning to make any real estate moves in 2017 are the subject of this recent Fortune feature. Read article.

  • August 18, 2016

    Private Bank of Buckhead included in the 2016 Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private companies.
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    Inc. magazine includes Private Bank of Buckhead (and its PrivatePlus Mortgage division) on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, which recognizes the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Read the Press Release.

  • May 2, 2016

    Atlanta Business Chronicle names Private Bank of Buckhead a 2016 Pacesetter company.
    Pacesetter 2016 awardPrivate Bank of Buckhead was recently recognized as one of the 100 fastest-growing companies in Atlanta. Every year, the Atlanta Business Chronicle names its Pacesetters, Atlanta’s top privately-held companies recognized for their ...

  • May 1, 2016

    Private Bank of Buckhead receives 5-star rating from Bankrate®.
    wres013727Online company Bankrate® recently gave Private Bank of Buckhead its highest rating of 5 stars. Bankrate monitors and evaluates the solvency and daily activity of over 4,800 financial institutions nationwide, and is considered the leader in ...

  • April 14, 2016

    Dan Smith on Biz 1190, talking mortgages
    Did you catch PrivatePlus’ Dan Smith on the radio today? Dan was featured on The Eric Holtzclaw Show on Biz 1190, talking about…what else?…MORTGAGES, but also about his journey as a serial entrepreneur.
    The Eric V. Holtzclaw Show

  • April 7, 2016

    Dan Smith to judge for an innovation competition at Georgia Tech.
    ACC-InVentureThis past weekend, Dan Smith was a judge for the inaugural ACC InVenture Prize competition. Student-entepreneurs from each ACC university battled it out Shark Tank style as they pitched their inventions or business ideas.
    This ...

  • April 4, 2016

    Victor Higbee recently talked about downpayment assistance programs.
    TheMortgageReports.com sought Vice President, Mortgage Banker Victor Higbee‘s comments in this article detailing the ins and outs of down payments.
    Explaining Low Down Payment Options.

  • March 30, 2016

    Our Charlie Crawford recently talked with U.S. News & World Report about your home as an investment.
    In this U.S. News.com article about homes as investments, Private Bank of Buckhead CEO Charlie Crawford weighs in with other experts.
    How Your Home Stacks Up as an Investment.

  • March 29, 2016

    Michael O’Nan recently wrote an article about mortgages in divorce scenarios.
    Vice President, Mortgage Banker Michael O’Nan discusesses the legal issues of the home mortgage during a divorce in this DailyProperties.com article.
    Michael’s article about mortgages in divorce scenarios and why divorcing couples need to think about the mortgage before getting too far ...

  • March 21, 2016

    Changes every homeowner should know about new mortgage regulations.
    Mary Hardy, our VP of Operations, recently wrote an article in DailyProperties.com about evolving mortgage regulations and what you as a consumer may need to know as you head to the closing table. Mary’s article discusses how the CFPB rolled out the new TRID (TILA-RESPA Integrated ...


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