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Mortgage and Lending - Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - NMLS #138061 MMCD #1141
Very glad to see Doug's post featured.This advice translates directly to the mortgage business and many other fields - maintaining a quality of life allows us to run our business more efficiently, and help our clients as bset we can.   There's No Crying in Baseball, But Plenty of Tears In Real Es...
The Closer Never Came       "PUT....THAT COFFEE DOWN!"  If the notary that was supposed to do my recent closing works in an office environment, I hope someone yelled that at them the day after our document signing was scheduled.  Everyone knows coffee is for closers.      On a refinance transacti...
More "Help" for VeteransThe Veterans Advocacy & Benefits Association - is there advocacy?  Are there benefits?      This blog post wasn't on my radar today.  In fact, I'm in the middle of writing another one for the Mason Mac Blog about down payment requirements as I type this, but thanks to my a...
 Recently Closed - First Time Home Buyer Purchase in Porter, TX       What do you get when you mix a first time home buyer living in Utah purchasing a property in the suburbs of Houston, Texas getting their mortgage from the JM Loans team in Northern California?  A great experience, and a happy b...
You're Looking Out for Veterans?      In today's issue of "I love my business but sometimes hate my industry", I read today that there's a federal investigation into the "churning" of VA loans, which, if you've been in the mortgage industry for more than a few months, falls into the "duh" categor...
Recently Closed - Cash Out Refinance in Wilmington, DE       Over the past few months I've been working with a few clients on their retirement planning, namely how home ownership and mortgage financing fits into the picture, after they inquired about a potential refinance.  A few years ago, I hel...
Licensed to Originate North Carolina Mortgage Loans      I received notification today that I'm officially licensed to do business in the state of North Carolina.  In my slow bid to take over the world country's mortgage market, North Carolina is state #12 where I'm carrying a license.  This is a...
UPDATE:  POLICE GOT HIM! ActiveRain - Can We Make Someone Famous?      At 5am this morning, this "gentleman" decided it would be a good idea to rob a few businesses within our building.  Unfortunately, we were a target.  He broke in, stole several personal items from employees (including cash and...
Here Comes the Appraisal Waiver for Purchase Loans      This past week, Fannie Mae announced they'd be joining Freddie Mac in allowing for appraisal waivers on purchase loans.  For a while now, it has been possible to do refinance loans for people without an appraisal, and it's actually pretty ty...
The Best Things in Life are Free       In thinking of content production for the Mason Mac blog, I went back to my archives for inspiration and found a bunch of my original, "members only" posts from before I became a paying member in ActiveRain (and thank goodness for that, my blogs look atrocio...

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