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Mortgage and Lending - Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - NMLS #138061 MMCD #1141
The Power of the Rain       Referrals.  They're the lifeblood of many a business, and in the real estate industry, they play an important role in business growth.  They come from all over - sometimes they're self-generated through marketing, sometimes they come from a friend or family, and someti...
Monday Market Forecast 7/13/15      It's been quite some time since I've done a market forecast, mid-week update, or Friday Wrap, but I'm trying to get back into the swing of things, so what better time than now?       The name of the game over the past several weeks has been Greece.  The country...
Door Knocking - You're Doing it Wrong       Door Knocking.  Ugh.  When people are teaching marketing and they discuss "door knocking" they're talking about an approach to meet people in a neighborhood and form relationships.       As a real estate agent, have you ever been on a marketing seminar ...
Ask an Ambassador:  I'm new to ActiveRain.  Now what?       Just signed up for an ActiveRain membership?  Congratulations, you're ahead of the curve.      Many people I've noticed come to AR, set up a profile, then forget their login and never come back.  To that group, I say:  "You're doing it w...
Now Licensed in Florida       A short while ago I got email notification that Florida's department of banking has finally updated my NMLS records with an approval to do business in Florida.      I'm thankful for the opportunity to help people in the Sunshine State with their mortgage financing ne...
Are you taking a Vacation?       With the summer season in full swing, this is a question we all need to throw into our scripts when working with a new client.  Even when it's not summer, I advise people to always ask "will you be away for any extended period of time during the process?", because...
Do you run a tranactional business, or a relationship business? If you're truly successful, I'd say there's a 99% chance you run a relationship business.  A drip marketing campaign with a generic "happy birthday" each year is not building a relationship.  Taking interest in your clients and helpi...
DU/Fannie Mae mean, Game Changers       Attention!  Attention!  This one goes out to the "Getting a loan is nearly impossible these days" crowd.  Fannie Mae has recently taken a huge step to making things easier, helping to reduce barriers in home buying, and allowing us lenders ...
Everyone loves ActiveRain or they wouldn't be here, but often times I hear & see complaints along the way.  One of the best pieces of advice I've ever heard is "if you're not working toward the solution, you don't have the right to complain about the problem". Here's your chance to give your inpu...
Rates Are Getting Worse (warning, this is a rant, albeit an informational one, I hope)      Back in April Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac, the nation's 2 mortgage giants, announced that changes would be forthcoming to LLPA (loan level pricing adjustment) charges, better known as "risk based pricing", an...

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