Almost Home Mortgage

About Us

Almost Home Mortgage LLC was established in 2014 but is certainly not new to this industry. Almost Home Mortgage was created by blending two highly established lending and service entities to create a knowledge and service based Mortgage Company.


NMLS# 139274

Barbara Gallagher (McDonald) started her career in the mortgage industry in 1987. After 13 years of origination and management, she bought Welcome Mortgage in 2000. In 2013 after selling Welcome Mortgage Corporation, she partnered with a federal credit union to open Almost Home Mortgage LLC.

During her extensive career, Barbara has built strong relationships with realtors and attorneys throughout Southern and Central Jersey. She has earned their respect and has built a true reputation as a mortgage expert that delivers integrity, dependability, knowledge and accessibility.

Throughout her career, Barbara’s expertise has been called upon on numerous regional radio and television shows. She has been a special guest on 89.7 WGLS radio as well as CN8’s “Real Life” and a diverse array of news broadcasts including NPR. She has been chosen repeatedly by a leading mortgage industry publication as a top producing originator. She has won Philadelphia Magazines Five Star Professional award an honor given to the areas top 4% of mortgage professionals based on exceptional service. Barbara’s expertise is unparalleled in her industry – and her dedication to the unique and varied needs of her clients is second to none.

In recognition of her experience she was asked to be an Instructor for the finance portion of New Jersey’s G.R.I. Course. Barbara was born and reared in Moorestown, New Jersey, where she currently resides with her two children. She is active in her community where she volunteers for several charitable organizations.

With Barbara’s experience, knowledge, integrity and reputation, with the products, assets and incredible member base, this company will surpass all industry standards.


At Almost Home Mortgage, we operate under the guiding principle do the right thing for your client and the rest will follow. Hometown service and decades of mortgage experience combined with extraordinary assets and multiple lending opportunities becomes a win/win/win, for each of us and you!

At Almost Home Mortgage we combine old fashioned service with state of the art technology and the latest products available to assist you in every way. From start to finish, personal service is your guarantee from pre-qualifying you for your loan to sitting with you at your closing. Unprecedented service, integrity, and excellent rates…..the winning combination at Almost Home Mortgage.

It is our goal to give you the best possible mortgage experience and earn you as a customer for life. Your loan officer will be available to you through the process, meet you in person at application and attend your closing to ensure everything runs smoothly.

If there is anything additional we could do to enhance your experience please let us know. Should you have any questions or concerns you are welcome to speak directly to Barbara. We will do whatever possible to ensure your complete satisfaction.