Grafton Group at Atlantic Coast Mortgage

Atlantic Coast Mortgage, LLC is an Equal Housing Lender LO NMLS # 312906 | Company NMLS ID #643114 (

Atlantic Coast Mortgage, LLC, is a full service residential mortgage lender licensed to serve the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan, Maryland, Virginia area and Delaware real estate markets. We are experts in navigating the challenging, heavily regulated loan process, securing financing smoothly and successfully. Our office headquarters are located in Fairfax, VA, with additional branches located in Alexandria, Loudoun County, Prince William County, VA. Atlantic Coast Mortgage, LLC is an Equal Housing Opportunity lender and is licensed by the Virginia State Corporation Commission (MC-5560). Fairfax County Office/Headquarters 4100 Monument Corner Drive, Suite 300 Fairfax, VA 22030 Company NMLS ID # 643114 Loudoun Office 20365 Exchange Street, Suite 300 Ashburn, VA 20147 Branch NMLS ID # 1167353

Mission: My mission is to provide exceptional customer service, competitive rates and diverse loan options through our effective support team known as The Grafton Group at Atlantic Coast Mortgage. I am passionate about finding the best loan program to suit my client’s needs and making the process of buying or refinancing fun and enjoyable.

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Caryn Grafton | Senior Loan Officer | NMLS ID #312906

Atlantic Coast Mortgage, LLC
T 703-259-0746 | C 703-785-1143 | F 703-738-7001
[email protected] | www.CarynForYourMortgage

1618 Harvest Green Ct Reston VA 20194

If you're in the Reston area on Sunday make sure to swing by 1618 Harvest Green Ct., for an open house from 1 PM-3 PM!

Our very own Michelle Singer will be there as well as Elena Voronova, Real Estate Specialist!

See you there! OFFER DEADLINE IS TUESDAY 2/21 AT 1 PM. A gem in North Reston! Immaculate, move in ready townhome with charming front porch is ready for its new owner. Recently replaced roof and HVAC! Interior updates on 3 finished levels include: kitchen, baths, recessed lighting, custom closets, beautiful dark wo...

Important Area Loan Limit Change!!

Great News! The Loan Limit has been lifted for VA Loans for 2020!

This means if you are VA eligible there is no limit on the amount you can finance with a VA loan!


Captain Caryn Here

Captain Caryn says don't miss the boat!!!

Contact us for a free analysis to see if refinancing makes sense for you!



Rates are extremely low right now! Message us to see if refinancing would benefit you!

History of our Community

The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross

Falls Church, VA
Even though Bob Ross passed away over 20 years ago, he still carries a legacy.

Famous for his unforgettable hair, calming voice, and phrases like "Happy Little Trees" and "We don't make mistakes, just happy accidents." Millennials in particular have fallen in love with him, partly because his show The Joy of Painting is now featured on Netflix.

Fun fact: Bob Ross' iconic hair was actually not originally curly. He would get it permed in order to save money on haircuts.

Another Fun Fact: The first season of The Joy of Painting was filmed in Falls Church, VA.
Bob Ross personally spent most of his time in Florida, but his wife spent most of her time here in Northern Virginia. Bob Ross, Inc. still has a warehouse in the Herndon, VA area. It's at this warehouse where the 1,000+ painting that Ross painted on his show have been stored until recently when they donated some of those paintings to the Smithsonian.

His show continues to resonate with many people and his legacy lives on because his simply show went much deeper than just painting. He always wanted to inspire people to have confidence in what they could accomplish and to always be trying new things.

The Smithsonian does not have a plan to create an exhibit for his artwork, but there is good news! September 10-October 15 at Franklin Park Arts Center, in Purcellville, VA there will be "Happy Accidents: An Exhibit of Bob Ross Paintings." This will be the largest collection of Bob Ross paintings to be shown at one time. This exhibit will be free! You just need to have a timed ticket to enter. Tickets are going fast, though!

To reserve tickets:

Happy 4th from The Grafton Group!


Thanks to Circadian Team and Generosity::Feeds for putting on such a great event and for loving our community the way that you do!


Buying a home is an adventure. It is filled with danger and unknown risks, but it also can lead to being an exciting and remarkable experience when entrusted to the right people.

We work hard to protect the adventure of home buying. We try to make it as stress free as possible so that it can result in an exciting and remarkable experience for you and your loved ones.


We had the honor of providing the auction paddles for the Evergreen Mill PTA fundraiser this past weekend!

We got to combine our love for the community and our love for puns.


Monday Motivation
Remember that life is a precious privilege. Appreciate that privilege to the fullest today!


Working by Referral

This video contains 2 things we love: Family and Referrals!


Monday Motivation
We may all have different things we do, but one thing we have in common is that we were all meant to make a difference in the lives of those around us. Think of how you can enrich the world today.
The Grafton Group aims to enrich the world by walking you through the mortgage process in a way that is simple, easy, and stress-free.


Good Shepherd Alliance

Our charity for the month of April is The Good Shepherd Alliance.

Be on the lookout later this month for another video explaining more about how amazing work that The Good Shepherd Alliance is doing in our community!

In the mean time, if you are spring cleaning, don't throw away all the good items that you purge! Consider donating them to one of Good Shepherd Alliance's in Leesburg, Ashburn, and Sterling!

What's your favorite winery in Northern Virginia? Let us know in the comments! We'll use all the recommendations to help us decide which one to feature in our April Community Highlight Newsletter!

Monday Motivation
Remember who you fight for today.

What makes your work great is not what you do but who you do it for.

At the Grafton Group YOU are who we fight for!


Monday Motivation
What's the one thing that you know you're meant to do but have not started yet? You may not know the entire path but you can take the first step!


March Charity Highlight

Our March Charity Highlight is the Generosity::Feeds

Did you know that 17% of children in Loudoun County struggle with hunger?

Generosity Feeds is a charity that was started right here in Loudoun County, but it has now grown to helping communities across the United States to help fight childhood hunger.

That's why a portion of every loan closed with the Grafton Group in the month of March will be going to this incredible charity that makes a difference in the lives of so many families.

Generosity Feeds, thanks for all the love you pour into our great community!

#ACMLending #CarynAndMichelleForYourMortgage

Another reason why we love our community:

Did you know that this past weekend at Loudoun County High School, over 800 volunteers packed over 20,000 meals for children in our community who struggle with hunger?

This all happened through our Charity of the Month: Generosity::Feeds

Be on the lookout for a video explaining the amazing work that they do and how you can get involved!

Does anybody recognize this historic building of Northern Virginia?

If you know where this is, share the Google Map Street View in the comments!

Tomorrow we will share where this building is located and what it looks like today!


We work hard to make sure you don't have to ever let go of the dream of buying a home!


Helping you get into your dream home is the work that fulfills us!


A huge congratulations to Sean and Kelly for closing on their new home!

They said this about closing with the Grafton Group:

"As a working mother and father of 2 young children, buying a new home can be stressful. Caryn and her team made the entire process extremely easy via the document portal, e-sign process, and their willingness to answer any and all questions. Thanks to Atlantic Coast Mortgage, this was the least stressful process of purchasing a new home!"

Sean and Kelly, enjoy your home! It was an absolute honor for us to be a part of this incredible moment in your lives.


Are you crazy enough to believe that you can be a world changer?

The Grafton Group’s goal is to make the mortgage process as stress free as possible so that you can spend your time thinking about how you can change the world.

Reach out to us to get pre-qualified!


Historic Buildings of Our Community for the month of February:
The Pope-Leighey House
Originally built in Falls Church now in Alexandria

This month's historic building was designed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, known for his work with Falling Water and the Guggenheim Museum.

In 1939, Loren Pope, a 28 year old journalist approached Frank Lloyd Wright about designing a house for him and his family. In his letter to the architect he said, "only you can create one that will become for us a home."

A few weeks later Frank Lloyd Wright replied with "Dear Loren, of course I’m ready to give you a house. Signed Frank Lloyd Wright."

Now that Loren Pope had the architect he just needed a loan. This actually proved to be way more difficult then he could have ever imagined. Multiple banks turned him down, one even claiming that this house would be a "white elephant."

Thankfully the newspaper that Pope had worked for began a program where they would lend money to their employees to build houses in the area. The house ended up being built in Falls Church, VA for around $7000.

Frank Lloyd Wright designed this 1200 sq. ft. home with simplicity in mind. He designed small bedrooms with visions of a family all being able to be together around the fireplace.

Eventually the Pope's sold the house in 1943 to the Leighey's for $17,000. In 1964, news spread that the Pope-Leighey house was in danger of being demolished due to the rerouting of Route 66. Marjorie Leighey, a year after her husband's death, made certain that this historic house would be preserved by donating it to The National Trust for Historic Preservation who ended up moving the house to the Woodlawn Plantation in Alexandria, VA.

The Grafton Group loves the rich history of our community!

The Pope-Leighey house is open to the public. Tours start back up on March 1 and tickets are $15.


For more information on touring this home you can visit:

To read more about the amazing history of this home check out this article:

B&W- Historic American Buildings Survey
Color- Paul Burk for the National Trust for Historic Preservation

Leesburg, VA Accounting Firm | Welcome Page | Taliaferro and Associates, PLLC

Our Local Business Highlight for the month of February is:
Taliaferro & Associates, Certified Public Accountants

Our local business highlight comes just in time for tax season! John Taliaferro is an accountant out of Ashburn who can handle your taxes with professionalism and excellence. Not only will Taliaferro & Associates help with tax preparation and planning, they also perform many other types of financial services. Their doors are always open for tax questions, tax planning, business advisory services, and for any audit help you may need. Filing taxes can be a very confusing and stressful time, but the team at Taliaferro & Associates will help to make it a much smoother process!

If you want more information you can go to their website:

Or give them an email ([email protected]) or a call at (703) 669-8784.

Taliaferro & Associates, thanks for the quality you bring to our community this tax season! Take a look at our Welcome page. Taliaferro and Associates, PLLC is a full Accounting firm located in Leesburg, VA.

The Grafton Group treats you like an individual. We would love to sit down with you and answer any questions you have about buying a house! #AtlanticCoastMortgage #GraftonGroup

Did you know that it is Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week?

Did you know that 1 in every 100 babies is born with a congenital heart defect?

This July our dear friends Josiah and Carly, who recently closed with the Grafton Group, had a precious baby girl named Joanna (the adorable baby in the picture) who was diagnosed with Hyperplastic Left Heart Syndrome.
Today, 7 month old Joanna is at Children's Hospital for open heart surgery.

It's families like this that show how real and difficult congenital heart disease can be.
This is why this month we are so proud to be highlighting the Wholehearted Foundation.

If you would like to give financially to Wholehearted, you can go to their website here:

If you would like to give financially to help assist Joanna's family you can do so here:

If you are one of the brave heart warriors or one of the brave family members of a heart warrior know that we love you!

February Charity Highlight

This week is Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week.
We are proud to announce that our February Charity Highlight is the Wholehearted Foundation.

A portion of every loan closed with the Grafton Group in the month of February will be going to this amazing charity.
Watch to see what all wholehearted does to help families who have children with congenital heart diseases and to see how you can help!

#AtlanticCoastMortage #CarynAndMichelleForYourMortgage

[02/08/19]   Congrats to Mary on winning our Ring Doorbell Contest with her winning guess of Patriots 27-14!

Comment below with who you think will win the game this Sunday as well as the final score.

Whoever guesses the winner and is closest to the final score wins a Ring Video Doorbell!

If you do not want the Ring Doorbell still submit a guess! If you win we will get you $100 to your favorite restaurant in place of the doorbell.
*Winner must 1. guess the winning team and 2. be closest to the final score among all who guessed the winning team.
*Winner receives a Ring Video Doorbell or $100 restaurant gift card, whichever they prefer.
*If there is a tie we will randomly select from all the winners.
*1 guess per person (if you guess multiple times we will go with your first guess).
*Guesses have to be posted by Sunday, Feb. 3, 6:30 PM ET.
*Prize must be shipped to a valid U.S. address.
*We will select the winner from all the comments in the comment sections of this post/subsequent shared posts. (We have to be able to view the shared post. If comment is made on shared post that we cannot see because of privacy settings then that person might not win.)

*This promotion is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.​*

January Community Highlight from The Grafton Group

We love our community. It's why we do what we do.

That's why in this newsletter you won't see just a bunch of real estate statistics, but rather highlights of charities, businesses, historic buildings, people, and other amazing reasons to love the community we call home.

Make sure to be on the lookout in February for more community highlights!

#AtlanticCoastMortgage #CarynAndMichelleForYourMortgage It has been blisteringly cold this January. The temperature and winds make it brutal just to go from your car to your front door. Now imagine being a teenager and having to face these conditions while sleeping in a tent, rooftop, or street. That’s just one of the examples of why Mobile Hope is so ...

Closing with Caryn and Michelle

Fernando and Anjelica just closed with the Grafton Group and sent us this thank you:
"Just stopping by to send your way a BIG BIG THANK YOU for everything in this last month. All went well yesterday and we love the house. Thanks a bunch!"

What they loved about closing with the Grafton Group:
Fernando said, "As a software engineer, what I loved was the system of pre-qualification."

"We closed in 20 days thanks to the work of Michelle, Monica, and Caitlin. Another reason why we loved working with Atlantic Coast Mortgage and the Grafton Group!"

Fernando and Anjelica, thank you so much for choosing the Grafton Group! Enjoy your new home!

#AtlanticCoastMortgage #CarynAndMichelleForYourMortgage

Our Local Business Highlight for the month of January is: King Street Oyster Bar
Located in historic downtown Leesburg & Middleburg

King Street Oyster Bar specializes in bringing fresh oysters from both the West and East Coasts of the US and Canada to the communities we call home. On any given day, they offer 10+ varieties, which we get no more than 24 hours out of water from the East Coast, and no more than 48 hours out of water from the West Coast. It’s a quality and freshness you can taste.

Their menu also offers other creative seafood dishes and American-style fare with fresh, relatable ingredients, and a $5 happy hour menu every day of the week with inventive cocktails and craft brews.

They are a member of the Shell Recycling Alliance - Instead of our shells that would be dumped in landfills, they are now recycled, cleaned and treated with baby oysters and put back in to the Chesapeake Bay. They are also 100% strawless in both locations to help eliminate plastic pollution.

King Street Oyster Bar, thank you for the excellent food that you provide and for being part of what makes our community so great!

#AtlanticCoastMortage #CarynAndMichelleForYourMortgage

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