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Mortgage and Lending - Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - NMLS #138061 MMCD #1141
You Can't Handle the Truth "What incentive do I have to be honest with you about anything going forward?"        10 years ago when I entered this business, I'd have never said this to a builder/seller, but the ability to handle stressful situations and the strength to not be bullied are 2 things ...
Running and Business       This past weekend, the Rock N Roll Marathon tour came to Los Angeles, CA with a 5k & Half Marathon run through downtown LA.  Thanks to the sponsorship by Synchrony Financial, I was invited by a friend employed at Synchrony to run the half marathon.  This invitation came...
Success in planning is planning for success       Planning should be a focal point on your business.  The old saying "failing to plan is planning to fail" could not be more true than in the real estate industry.  While a fool could stumble into a deal here and there, to have a long, rewarding car...
Pricing Specials Now thru December 1      Lately we've been saving people a nice chunk of change here at Mason McDuffie with a pricing incentive that's been in place for a little over a month - for hi-balance FHA & VA loans, we've been offering a .75 pricing bonus to borrowers that lock their loa...
How Hurricane Matthew May Impact Your Mortgage       First off let me say that the information in this post is completely secondary to my thoughts & prayers for those in the path of this monstrous storm, but once it's over, those affected should know what to do next, what problems they may encoun...
Say Goodbye to 30 Day Escrows      We close loans in 14 days!  You've seen the ads.  A lot of lenders in the post-TRID world are attempting to attract new business by focusing on super fast turn times.  A lot of real estate agents are seeing this.  With the implementation of TRID last October, on...
How to Cancel Mortgage Insurance       If you've ever wondered how to cancel PMI, there are a few ways to go about it.  Nearly every option comes down to equity, timely payments, and the amount of time that's passed since a mortgage was originated.      For certain loans (such as FHA), the only w...
Georgia on my Mind       My goal for the end of 2016 was to hold a license to originate mortgages in 8 states.  Number 7 is officially approved (actually, as of a couple weeks ago).  I'm now licensed to originate mortgages in the state of Georgia.     As with all states, loan programs are relativ...
The Buffini group is always giving out great tips, so if you don't follow their blog, I would suggest you start.   This is another piece of gold.  Enjoy! By Brian Buffini   One thing I’ve learned in my more than 20 years in the real estate industry is the basics never go out of style. While there...
USDA Fee Reduction      USDA has announced that there will be a reduction in the cost home buyers incur beginning October 1, 2016.  Til now, USDA applicants paid (usually via a financed charge that added onto a loan, starting USDA buyers off underwater in equity) 2.75% of the purchase price of th...

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