Gwendolyn Prater

Gwendolyn Prater

Mortgage Loan Originator
352-237-8222 EXT 2912
352-681-8218 (cell)
NMLS # 1887710
Located at FCU's Country Oaks Branch


Howdy, from a small town girl. I grew up in the country, just south of Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. Yes, we had youth Football/Baseball meetings at the local Dairy Queen every Friday night. I knew most of the kids bagging my groceries on Sunday afternoon, as well. Think stereotypical small town movie. I was happily married for several years and was blessed with three audaciously independent children. My children are now all grown with their own families and live throughout the U.S.

I started my career in the financial industry in 2003 while I was in college for Biblical Studies/Pastoral Care. During this time, I came to the conclusion that I enjoy the fast-paced world of finances. There is something to be said for helping someone purchase their first home or start a long-term plan for investment properties. After graduating, I continued working in the financial sector and used my free time to put my college degree to use.

I moved to Florida in 2016, two days before Hurricane Irma hit! I immediately fell in love with the small town feel of Marion County. You can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl. When I’m not at work you can usually find me traveling somewhere for a short weekend getaway.

My number one goal in life is to live, enjoy and be happy. I have had an amazing story so far, and I am excited to help be a part of your next adventure in financing a home. The truth is, no one likes the mortgage process, but when we work together, the process is easier.

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