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Fed Rate Remains Unchanged       Wrapping up this months Fed meeting, the central bank has decided to maintain the Fed funds rate at it's current target level of 0-.25%.  Mortgage rates are benefitting from the news, stocks are nearly unchanged, and now we've got another window of time before unc...
Are You in Your Own Way??       Mason-McDuffie is looking for quality loan officers to join our team at branches around the country.  If you've seen my recent posts about my move to MMCD, you already know I think it's a good opportunity.  There ends my pitch, and onto the point of my post.      I...
Listing Agents - Are you Vetting Buyers with YOUR Lender?       The practice has been around for quite a while.  Some agents swear by it, others are indifferent, and some are offended.  Vetting prospective buyers - even those that come with a handy, dandy preapproval letter in hand.  Many agents ...
Hollywood Comes to Chester County       Living within an hours drive of Hollywood, and growing up in Chester County, PA, I know the 2 places could not be any more different.  Every once in a while, though, Hollywood visits Chesco - I remember being in school when M Nigh Shyamalan's "Signs" was fi...
What a Difference a Month Makes       It's been a little over a month since I made a move to Mason-McDuffie Mortgage.  In that month, I have 1 major regret, and that's that I didn't make this move a year ago.  I've worked with 4 companies now since entering the industry "straight outta college", ...
Creative Financing Can Save the Day       Creative financing is a term that's meant many things over the years.  In the subprime mortgage days, everything seemed to be "creative financing", however it wasn't really all that creative - it was more a matter of hiding pertinent information, or subje...
WHY You Need a Pre-Approval       You've heard it before.  If you're going to buy a home one of the very first items on your 'to do' list needs to be obtaining a pre-approval from a lender.  Not a pre-qualification (know the difference between a preapproval and prequalification?).  Some of the mo...
5 Ways to Get a Lower Mortgage Interest Rate       Everyone wants the lowest rate.  When shopping for a mortgage, there's no item higher on the list of "to asks" than "what's the rate?".  The problem is, no one knows what the lowest rate is - not your mama, nor your papa, not your mortgage banker...
A Check Mark for the Bucket List       Knocking things off the bucket list is always fun.  Many people don't really think about their bucket list in their late 20's or early 30's, but considering a few of the items on my list are dangerous or semi-risky, I figure I need a head start in case I don...
Park Estates/Bixby Hill/Los Altos (90815 Long Beach, CA) Home Loans       The 90815 zip code of Long Beach, CA encompasses Park Estates, Bixby Hill, and Los Altos.   Known as mostly a suburban community of single family homes, the 90815 zip code offers a great lifestyle with close proximity to ma...

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