April 25. 2013 12:35AM

Mortgage company celebrates opening

MANCHESTER ­- Guaranteed Rate, the largest mortgage company by sales volume in the country, is hosting a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of its third New Hampshire office today starting at 4:30 p.m. at 62 Lowell St.

The event is open to the public, with food, beverages and incentives for local real estate agents to sign up for the company's agent portal. Mayor Ted Gatsas is expected to attend at 6 p.m. to cut the ribbon, and representatives of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce are also expected.

Guaranteed Rate was ranked number one by Mortgage Executive Magazine for sales volume in 2012, with $14.7 billion in sales on 53,411 mortgages. The company has 150 offices nationwide.

The company has other New Hampshire locations in Nashua at 20 Trafalgar Square, and in Bethlehem at 108 Wilson Heights Road.

The Manchester office will be managed by Shawn Harressey, vice president of mortgage lending. For more information, call 232-9583.