Military Mortgage Specialist

Mortgage and Lending with Guaranty Bank & Trust Co NMLS ID #68160


After attending the "second" Fairway Mortgage BOOT CAMP in Kansas City, I am proud to annouce that I have earned the MMS - Military Mortgage Specialist designation.

The objective of Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp in offering the designation of Military Mortgage Specialist™ is to provide a platform whereby our loan professionals can be thoroughly trained, equipped and certified to handle with excellence the mortgage loan needs of our active and former military clients.

Our mission is to "serve those who serve!"

As a Veteran myself, I am very PROUD that our company took the initiative to recognize the housing needs of our Active Duty Servicemembers, Veterans and their families!





Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, 224 West Commerce St, Hernando, MS 38632 is a "MS and TN Licensed Mortgage Company." NMLS ID #2289. An Equal Housing Lender. All loans are subject to credit approval and compliance with investor guidelines.


Know your mortgage options!

Comments (16)

Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Congratulations to you it is good you are continuing your education and knowledge for your customer's.

Jun 01, 2012 08:27 AM
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

Perhaps now you'll be able to educate some of those real estate agents who steer eligible home buyers away from the VA loan or steer sellers away from buyers with VA eligibility.

Jun 01, 2012 08:30 AM
Elizabeth Straessle, MRP
All American Home Source Realty, LLC - Corpus Christi, TX
~Military Spouse~

Congrats Doug! Thanks for your past service to our country and your continued service to home buyers!

Jun 01, 2012 08:35 AM
Doug Capps
Guaranty Bank & Trust Co - Hernando, MS

Pat - Thanks!  If we don't stay educated and on top of things, we fall behind. 

Lenn - I'm a STRONG advocate of "knowing your mortgage options," especially when it comes to the VA loan.  Active duty and Veterans "earned" this right!  Thanks!

Jun 01, 2012 08:39 AM
Doug Capps
Guaranty Bank & Trust Co - Hernando, MS

Elizabeth - Thanks!  I was excited when our company (Fairway) decided to create this designation, becuase I have always tried to help Veterans/Active Duty with the VA loan.  I think it is good to recognize those who serve us - the ones that have paid and are paying for our freedoms. 

Jun 01, 2012 08:42 AM
Irene Durocher
Coldwell Banker BUYERS AGENT - Boca Raton, FL

Thank you Doug for serving your country. And congratulations on the

Military Mortgage Designation. Have a great day.

Jun 01, 2012 09:14 AM
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

Nice to know there is such a speciality in the Mortgage Profession.  We need more industry professionals dedicated ot helping our military families.

Jun 01, 2012 10:34 AM
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Congratulations.. I have been trying for years --as have many of my VA buyers to have the VA drop the rule that the VA buyer cannot pay any portion of the Commission due the buyer.  FHA dropped this years ago.  They do a disservice to the Veteran, because they cannot be adequatedly represented.  With business models such as entry only where the co-broke fee is $500 or 1 apple... to those who don't split the co-broke. this doesn't make sense any more.  So buyer agent don't want to work for nothing.. and sellers agents represent the seller and not the buyer... and in my opinion the Veteran should be able to make a difference between the co-broke fee and the buyer agent fee so they can be fully represented if they choose.  Please helpl

Jun 01, 2012 12:15 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Doug I loved your post sadly in the Greater Los Angeles area there would be no way a VA loan would fly, sellers and agents do not understand that it works.

Jun 01, 2012 02:58 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Doug, congratulations on receiving the Military Mortgage Specialist designation. Our veterans deserve the best representation.

Jun 01, 2012 11:29 PM
John Crosby
Real Property, Inc. - Marblehead, MA

Hey Doug! Congratulation on attaining the MMS designation, The industry needs more well trained VA mortgage specialists to overcome the misconceptions about VA Loans.  VA loans are a terrific mortgage product both for the Vetaran and the Seller.

Jun 02, 2012 02:27 AM
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Doug, congrats on the new designation. I've closed a few VA deals recently and thought that they were an awesome program for those that have served our Country!

Jun 02, 2012 05:43 AM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Doug -- congratulations on your new designation.  As someone who does many VA loans, both purchase and refi, I know how important they can be to our veterans and active duty personnel.  Keep up the good work.

Jun 05, 2012 05:01 AM
Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender - Leesville, LA
Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA

Proud of you, Doug!  And I now that you will serve those who serve with excellence!

Jun 21, 2012 10:46 AM
Doug Capps
Guaranty Bank & Trust Co - Hernando, MS

Thanks Louise!  Also, a BIG THANKS to you for doing what you do and taking the initiative on this program! 

Jun 21, 2012 10:23 PM
Roger V
Swift Marketing - Studio City, CA

Doug - I just (today!) launched a VA loan video - I'd love your 02 on it... 

see - the video itself is up at


Marketing = Message + Delivery Medium... this is a good way to get the message out!

congrats on the designation.. 100,000 servicemen/women coming home = $$ to be made.

Jul 31, 2012 02:32 PM