PNC Mortgage, a unit of PNC Bank Corp., plans to form an independent joint venture with real estate broker Coldwell Banker Corp. to offer a multilender mortgage origination service, both companies announced Tuesday.

As a result of the joint venture between the Illinois-based mortgage company and the Mission Viejo, Calif.-based Coldwell, customers will be able to shop for a home and evaluate mortgage loan options from local and national lenders in most of the more than 300 company-owned Coldwell offices.

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