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What Do Mortgage Lenders Want to See in Bank Statements?       When a mortgage lender requests your bank statements, it can be for a variety of reasons.  Bank statements can be one of the biggest causes of frustration in the mortgage process and lead to multiple requests for more paperwork if you...
The Right Way to Refer      Real Estate is local.  There's a lot of truth to that, and because of that fact, the real estate industry has a lot of opportunities for professionals to refer clients, family, and friends to those outside of their local area of expertise.  Clients relocate.  They choo...
What you need to know about AUS      AUS is simply the acronym for Automated Underwriting System.  Still with me?  More commonly known in the real estate world as "DU", AUS is the program that issues automated loan approvals or rejections when a borrower's personal information is input.      All ...
Mason McDuffie Top 10 in Customer Satisfaction       Social Survey, an aggregator of customer satisfaction in the mortgage industry, has released their 2017 Top Performers, and I'm extremely happy (and not surprised) to see Mason McDuffie has been chosen as a top 10 mortgage company in the mid-si...
Jill does a great job laying out some food for thought on solar leases. This topic has become more and more important to residents of California and other places full of sunshine.  Solar panels have been made so easy to get, with solar companies promising the world, only for home owners to later ...
A Lovely Home Buying Experience      This month Lisa Von Domek invites us to share some of the more amorous transactions we've had the pleasure of participating in, and my first entry is a no brainer because it closed just 6 days ago.      A lot of people hate working with their friends and famil...
North View Escrow Santa Clarita, CA What:  An Escrow company in Santa Clarita, CA that seems to care not one iota for - proper communication, follow up, timely delivery of documents and updates, at least based on a transaction we recently worked on "together". Who:  Craig McGuire, an escrow offic...
What's in a Script?      The word script is something that pops up in just about every area of sales, coaching, and training in the real estate industry.  Top producers and trainers swear by using scripts for success.  Low producing agents are terrified of scripts.  What I've found, more than any...
The Fine Line Between Follow Up & Being a Pain in the Ass       Being a real estate agent (or a lender like myself, for that matter) is tough.  Not only do you have to do an exemplary job for your clients, be a problem solver, fire fighter, and customer service rep, but all of your work can be fo...
Mason Mac Gives Back      There are a lot of "community" lenders out there.  But what does that mean?  For me, it means being a part of a community.  When there's a problem, you're a part of the solution.  When people need help, you're a helping hand.  You do more than provide a service and cash ...

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