Syracuse, NY

Job Summary


Commonfund Mortgage Corp

Commonfund Mortgage is seeking a REAL ESTATE/MORTGAGE LENDING PARALEGAL/LEGAL ASSISTANT to handle residential mortgage transactions for NY closings. As an employee of Commonfund, you become a part of an organization committed to serving our customers’ needs with their mortgage transaction. Commonfund is an established Mortgage Banker serving NY State for almost 35 years.

Major Duties & Responsibilities Include:

  • Communicate effectively with clients, attorneys, real estate agents, and co-workers
  • Manages incoming phone volume; Routine correspondence with clients and other attorneys
  • Tracking loan progress from underwriting through closing
  • Updating database accurately and timely
  • Scheduling closings and obtaining related documents and closing figures
  • Drafting, for review by attorneys, contracts, affidavits, deeds, transfer documents and other real property related documents
  • Drafting routine real estate documents, including contracts, riders, engagement letters, power of attorney forms, statements of sale, closing checklists
  • Preparing closing and post-closing packages
  • Experience with title review process is desired
  • Reviewing deeds, real estate contracts, etc.


  • Effectively multi-task and ability to prioritize
  • Acquainted with representing buyers and sellers of residential mortgage transactions
  • Familiar with TRID requirements
  • Experience performing notary closings
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • STRONG attention to detail and organizational skills a MUST
  • Minimum 1 year of real estate legal experience
  • Abstracting experience helpful
  • Ability to take direction, meet deadlines, work independently
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and Access

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