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About Us

Who We Are


Mountaineer Mortgages in Blowing Rock is owned by Chris Arquette who has over 20 years of mortgage lending experience in the High Country. He's an ASU alumnus who knows what it takes to make your loan process smooth and hassle free. We pride ourselves on exceeding our customer's expectations, working hard to find the best rates and loan options for you. You can count on us to provide professional, responsive service from application to the closing table. Whether you want the lowest interest rate possible, a large amount of guidance, or a more complex financing package, we realize you are unique and we'll work with you to form a loan that is exclusively for you.

What We Do


Purchase: Whether buying your first home or your last home, we will guide you through the mortgage process with local support and local knowledge. We know the unique issues related to mountain homes and we know the solutions!

Refinance: Refinancing may lower your interest rate, improve your cash flow or help consolidate your debt. We will find the right loan solution for you.
2nd Homes: Planning on buying the second home you have always dreamed of? We will find the right loan for your long term goals and short term needs.
Investment Properties: Investment properties can be a great way to enjoy the mountains and create cash flow. We can help make the numbers work for you.
VA Loans: We are proud to offer VA loans. VA loans help Service members, Veterans, and eligible surviving spouses become homeowners. If you are eligible for a VA loan we would be honored to help!

Why Chose Us?


In a competitive mortgage marketplace we know that it will take something special to earn your business. 

#1. Rates: Getting the best rate available is very important. We work with the most competitive lenders in the country to offer the best rates and loan products available, anywhere!

#2. Service: Our rates are always very competitive but what really separates us from other lenders is SERVICE!! We are knowledgeable, experienced, and responsive. We have been helping home buyers in the High Country for over 20 years and have established a sterling reputation because we care about our clients. We know how to handle the "mountain" issues and prevent any unnecessary delays or confusion.