RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Directors Mortgage Loan Corp., the nation's 16th-largest home lender, says it is putting itself up for sale.

The company, which is privately held, said Monday that it had hired Furash & Co., a Washington, D.C., consulting firm specializing in banking, to help it find a buyer. Raymond L. Crebs, president and chief executive officer, said changes in mortgage banking have made Director's sale one method of insuring its continued growth.

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