We know what it takes to help our  Coasties make a seamless move.

At Coasties on the Move, we understand that trying to find or sell a home when relocating creates unwanted added stress. Jennifer and her team of loan officers are efficient, knowledgeable and always available to help our Coast Guard members with their mortgage-related questions. We chose West Town Bank & Trust to be our preferred lender partner because they came recommended from military families that they have helped. Not only does Jennifer and her team know the ins and outs of the VA loan process, but they truly go above and beyond to offer exceptional customer service and ensure our members secure the lowest possible rates.

– Wendy | Creator of Coasties on the Move

We know how to help regardless of whether this is your first move or you’re ready to retire.

Whether you are relocating for the first time, on your fourth set of orders or retiring, moving is exciting, exhausting and emotional!

We are people just like you that have relocated numerous times, whatever the reason – a new job, to be closer to family, for health reasons, or retirement. We get it!

Our goal is to help you find a financing option for your next home. Together we’ll select the right loan program for your family. We offer VA, USDA, FHA and Conventional loans. We operate on your timetable and will communicate according to your preference. We’re ready to serve you and serve you well.

Meet Our Team

Lori Tulloch

NMLSR# 572047

Jennifer McClaren

NMLSR# 76129

Heather Hunter

NMLSR# 572048


Hear From Some of The Coasties On The Move That We Have Helped!

Jennifer McClaren from West Town Bank was amazing. She came recommended from another Coastguard family. Jennifer exceeded our expectations. She educated us as first time home buyers, and was always there when we needed her. She was on the east coast and our agent and new home was on the west coast. We were faced with bad agents and brokers, but Jennifer saved us. I will recommend her to everyone I meet. I can't say enough about how great Jennifer is.

– James D. / USCG

Purchasing a home from more 4,000 miles away is a daunting task. Throw first-time home buying on top of that and it may seem unbearable. After seeking out multiple lenders, Lori at West Town Bank & Trust put us at ease. Her knowledge of all things “Coast Guard”, the VA loan process, and working remotely made our purchase as smooth as possible. She always put us first, answering all big and little questions with a fast turn-around time. She walked us through each step of the loan process and guaranteed we were getting the best rate on our loan. We highly recommend Lori and Albemarle for any Coastie looking to purchase a home.

- Theresa DiJospeh and Lindsay Jones / USCG

I am so thankful for Coasties On The Move... this Facebook group/site has not only provided a place where we can get transfer advice, housing sale info, etc from other Coasties but I would have never found Jennifer McClaren without it!!! Jennifer McClaren is one of the preferred lenders for COTM and I can without a doubt say that SHE IS THE BEST! When I first found Jennifer, I priced out loans with USAA, Navy Federal, Bank of America, etc and was blown away when I saw how much money we could save by using Jennifer because her bank doesn't charge all of the ridiculous fees that other big banks do. If you have any doubt, feel free to get a few quotes and you'll see for yourself how much she can help you! Since then, we've used Jennifer for all of our loans and have recommended her to countless friends and family who have all raved about their experience. Our last home purchase was done without a real estate agent, and Jennifer not only handled the loan aspect of the purchase beautifully, but she went out of her way to ensure I handled the entire purchase process correctly! Jennifer and her team are efficient, knowledgeable, always available for questions/explanations, and they go above and beyond to offer exceptional customer service!! We are forever grateful for Coasties on the Move and Jennifer McClaren!

– Ron and Kari E. / USCG

West Town Bank & Trust (WTB&T) was the most incredible experience we have ever had when making a purchase on a new home. Not only were the rates far better than all larger banks, but the support and dedication of the team at WTB&T to lock in the lowest possible rate was evident. WTB&T truly works around the clock to ensure the process is completed with 100% accuracy while making the buyer feel comfortable and well informed throughout the process. Additionally, WTB&T is very familiar with the service's rank/pay structure, the PCS process and entitlements, and accommodating to our dynamic work hours. I have recommended WB&T to more than 20 other members throughout the service and without a doubt, they will be the first bank I call with my next purchase! Thank you so much for the time and continued support to make our dream house into our new home!

–Travis C.

Heather Hunter made our first home purchase unbelievably effortless. Heather was always so polite and personable in every e-mail and phone call. Her efficiency and availability was outstanding. Our realtor and closer even raved about how wonderful our loan officer had been throughout the process for them, too.

- Rachel C.