About Us

McKay Mortgage Company is a local, family owned residential home mortgage company. We specialize in great rates, unmatched professional knowledge, integrity and impeccable customer service. Everyone gets the friends and family treatment at McKay Mortgage.

Our Team

With over 40 years of home mortgage underwriting and operational experience, The McKay Mortgage Team can help guide you through the home buying process with confidence and ease.

Brendan McKay

Brendan McKay

Owner & Sr. Loan Officer | NMLS #554441

To put it simply, Brendan McKay is passionate about mortgages. Having dedicated his career to the mortgage industry, he finds purpose in educating his borrowers and demystifying the opaque mortgage financing process. With nearly 10 years of diverse industry experience, Brendan creates innovative financing solutions and optimal home ownership strategies tailored to each individual client.

Tina McKay

Tina McKay

Owner & General Manager | NMLS #870287

With more than 30 years of residential mortgage industry experience, Tina McKay has seen it all. Since joining the industry in 1980, she has worked in every area of mortgage banking from origination to underwriting to management and witnessed the common stumbling blocks at each point in the mortgage process.

Matt Linde

Matt Linde

Mortgage Professional | NMLS #1686769

Matt studied electrical engineering at the University of Maryland, but as fate would have it, Brendan McKay, who has been his friend for as long as he can remember, asked if he wanted to interview at a new mortgage company Brandan’s mother, Tina was going to manage. That was the start of the McKay-Linde Mortgage Team.

Diane Cook CRMS

Diane Cook CRMS

Senior Loan Officer | NMLS #195231

Experience counts! Diane B. Cook has an impressive background as a mortgage loan professional. A Loan Officer for 30+ years, Diane proudly regards her Certified Residential Mortgage Specialist designation from the National Association of Mortgage Brokers as one of her finest professional achievements. She is one of very few in the U.S. to hold this designation. She is also a licensed Washington, DC, real estate agent which gives her an all-encompassing knowledge of the local market.

Our Mission

Most mortgage companies follow a pretty straight forward playbook. Hire as many loan officers as you can, and market to as many realtors as possible. That’s just not us. Managing new loan officers takes us away from the needs of our clients, and marketing is expensive. By staying small and referral-based, we are able to keep our attention where it belongs and keep our overhead low. Low overhead means low margins, which means… LOW RATES! Our mission to help you find your dream home.


Ready to Buy a Home?

Before you start looking, get prequalified by one of our home mortgage professionals. You’ll have the clout of a cash buyer and you’ll know how much you can afford. We’ll help you choose the home mortgage program that’s perfect for you as soon as you make the offer!

Wondering if now is the right time to refinance? Contact us to get a free evaluation of your current home mortgage to see if restructuring makes sense. We can look at options to lower your payment, pay off your home mortgage faster, eliminate credit card debt, or take cash out of your equity to finance large expenses such as college tuition or home renovations.

Mortgage 101 Blog

Check out our blog where you can find home mortgage, home loan and refinancing resources, tips and much more!

The Benefits of Home Refinancing Explained in Plain English

Have you ever wondered what kind of questions you should be asking when deciding whether to refinance your home or not? How much money are you actually saving? Is it worth it? Do I have…

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Top Originator Ranking Awarded to Brendan McKay In 2019 Scotsman Guide

McKay Mortgage is proud to announce that Broker/Owner, Brendan McKay, made the 2019 Scotsman Guide Top Originator Rankings. Brendan originated 145 loans in 2019 for a Total Loan Volume of $61,768,338. This Top Originator Ranking was…

McKay Mortgage Company Announces Sponsorship of The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce NextExecs

McKay Mortgage Announces Bethesda Chamber of Commerce NextExecs Sponsorship

McKay Mortgage Company is very happy to announce that they will be expanding their relationship with The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce (TGBCC) and Sponsoring the NextExecs for the upcoming fiscal year. NextExecs is a…

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Why You Should Never Get a Mortgage from Quicken

Dear Mortgage Enthusiasts, As we went over in the last installment, you have a wealth of options when deciding where to go for help with your home financing. While obviously biased towards mortgage brokers, there…

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What’s the Difference Between Banks, Direct Lenders and Mortgage Brokers?

Dear Mortgage Enthusiasts, As usual I’ve got an exciting one for you today. I’m going to breakdown the pros and cons of the different types of organizations you can go to when deciding how to…

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The Story of Mortgage Law SB 0566

Why you should care about a Maryland Mortgage Law I helped change… Strap in. I’m about to tell a story about everyone’s favorite topic: state level financial regulatory legislation mortgage law. I’ll stay as irreverent…

Contact Us

Buying a home is a big decision. Contact us today so we can help guide you through the home mortgage process.