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Mortgage and Lending - Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - NMLS #138061 MMCD #1141
Officially a Virginia Mortgage Loan Originator       I'm happy to announce that as of today my license application to originate mortgage loans in Virginia has been approved.  Back in April I wrote a post that I'd begin the licensing process, but a few busy months held me up as I decided on the ri...
I've written about working from a home office before, and as someone that works from home from time to time, I can greatly appreciate the info Gene shares.Working from home is not as easy as it sounds, but armed with this information, you can do it successfully and you'll never look back.        ...
ActiveRain Is Ahead of the Curve       Yesterday  I tuned in via Facebook Live to Inman Connect San Francisco to catch keynote speaker Gary Vaynerchuk (or Gary Vee, to his 'followers') as he spoke to a room full of real estate professionals on how to survive & thrive in the modern market.  There ...
Step Toward SuccessEducation and action are key to moving mortgage professionals toward their goals By John Meussner, loan officer, Mason-McDuffie Mortgage | As 2016 continues to unfold, people across the country are obsessed with getting in 10,000-plus steps each day to meet their fitness goals....
Linking to the Past      When creating your ActiveRain blog, if you're a rainmaker, you WILL get traffic.  As long as you follow the advice of AR University/blogging bootcamp, and the structure that seasoned ActiveRain bloggers have laid out before you, your blog will rank, get traffic, and hopef...
How to Incorporate Pokemon GO Into Your Business       If you've been on social media the past few days, between political commentary, civil unrest, cat pictures, and ads, you may have noticed the latest social phenomenon - Pokemon GO      The website explains, to play the game, a user must  "Get...
Great advice here from Susan for everyone out there considering buying a home --- finding the RIGHT agent is very different from working with the FIRST agent.  Good agents may not answer on the first ring or call you back within 30 seconds ---- and good agents are very worth waiting 24 hours for ...
Be a Buddha, not a Bull  "They're a bull in a china shop, and that's me trying to put it nicely"       That's how a 3rd party in a transaction described the buyer's agent on a recent purchase transaction.  In this specific deal, there were numerous delays, all caused by a buyer.  First he was bus...
What the Brexit Means for Mortgage Rates       A short while ago someone posed the question "what happens to our markets if the UK leaves the EU?".  Well, in a major surprise, we're seeing that unfold today.       The DOW is (as of this writing) down more than 500, Japan's markets were crushed ov...
Underwriting Isn't Easy  "The underwriter is asking for...".  "Underwriting declined your file...".  "The underwriter doesn't understand this...".       The types of comments above happen WAY more often than "the underwriter was awesome!" and for a good reason - the underwriter is, whether they w...

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