The country's biggest originator of home loans is gearing up for a big push in the Tempe and Phoenix areas. 

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, the bank's home-loan division, is preparing to open a mortgage center in Tempe and expects to make hire roughly 900 workers in the region, according to a press release Friday.  Wells Fargo will hire 300 full-time mortgage professionals to staff the Tempe center, and 600 at two existing Phoenix-area home-loan centers, the release said.

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