Nation’s Largest Black-Owned Mortgage Company Opens First Office in South Carolina March 11th

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(COLUMBIA, SC)LEGACY Home Loans, the nation’s largest Black-owned mortgage firm, is pleased to announce its expansion into South Carolina with the opening of three new branches in Columbia, Florence and Greenville. The first office in Columbia, located at 1345 Garner Lane Columbia, SC 29210 area, opens with a press conference this Thursday March 11th at 11:30am.

Unwavering in its commitment to the Black community, the opening of these new locations is testament to the company’s progress in its goal of being positioned in states where the Black population is 25% or higher. With Black homeownership at an all-time low of 46% (according to the U.S. Census Bureau), every new branch opening demonstrates Legacy’s footprint in its greater mission of helping Black families leave a legacy by building sustainable wealth through homeownership. We are on a mission and are highly motivated to solve the wealth disparity in this country by making a commitment to lend one billion dollars (that’s right, one billion—with a “B”) in home loans to new African American homebuyers by 2023.

Joining LEGACY Home Loans as the Regional Manager of the firm’s three South Carolina locations is Columbia SC native, T. Todd Simon. Todd brings 17 years of experience working in the Banking-Finance industry, along with a love of South Carolina and advancing the community through homeownership and financial literacy education. “I am thrilled to be joining the family at LEGACY,” said T. Todd Simon. “I look forward to assembling an innovative and hardworking team that is just as passionate as I am about serving the community and delivering high quality, competitive loan products.”

“Todd is a proven leader with an unparalleled skill set and character to match and we are proud to have him onboard,” explained Ben Slayton, President & CEO of LEGACY and the nation’s first Black REALTOR®. “At LEGACY, what sets us apart from other mortgage companies is that we not only contribute to Black communities via donation, but we also reinvest our profits to open new offices in predominantly Black cities nationwide. This allows us to not only serve potential customers within these communities, but it enables us to hire, train and develop new talent from within. We’re also proud to have an employee home purchase program to help our employees purchase their own homes as well.”

Ben Slayton, Todd Simon and other City of Columbia and Richland County dignitaries will be onsite speaking at the press conference this Thursday. Seating will be limited. COVID-19 Social

Distancing guidelines will be strictly enforced.

The grand opening will be streamed live on Instagram and Facebook @ttoddsimon. For more information on Legacy Home Loans SC please contact

To learn more about LEGACY Home Loans, its loan programs and/or job opportunities with the company, please visit

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