MEET YOUR LOAN OFFICER
Rick Bussey – Loan Officer NMLS #1780232
Your Family. Your Future. Our Focus.
I grew up in Macon Georgia, graduated from University of Georgia with BA degree, moved from Sarasota FL to Asheville NC in 1996. Having more than 18 years of banking and mortgage lending experience when I moved to Asheville, I immediately went to work for First Citizens Bank as the branch manager of their Merrimon Ave branch. In 2001 I was later hired by Blue Ridge Savings Bank as a mortgage loan officer to help them grow and build their single family and commercial loan portfolio.
While working full time for both banks, I became co-owner of the Fun Depot facility of Asheville, co-owned and helped build the Mount Carmel condos in west Asheville, and purchased and renovated 7 old historic homes and condos in the downtown Asheville/Weaverville area. Later in 2004, l left Blue Ridge Savings Bank to develop and build out the Wolf Ridge Ski resort as a year around vacation mountain resort. I built over 48 single family homes and town homes on the mountain, became part owner and operator of the Wolf Ridge Ski Slopes, owned and operated the mountain year around vacation home rental program and build and operated the Wolf Creek Market Exxon Station.
With a great deal of experience in every facet of mortgage lending coupled with my background in building, developing and business operations, I believe I have a lot to offer in assisting your buyer/client meet their home mortgage lending needs.