ActiveRain March Madness Sweet 16 Round

Mortgage and Lending with George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages NMLS #65149

Eric's Boucher ActiveRain Version Of March Madness round one is completed and the bracket for the "Sweet 16" round has been posted.   Eric Boucher has given March Madness his own ActiveRain special twist and turned it into a fun ActiveRain contest.

The ActiveRain March Madness Sweet 16 Round is packed with great match-ups and I am matched up against one of ActiveRain's Classy Lady's & Supper Star, Debbie Reynolds.  This will be a good friendly match with someone I follow, and whose blogs I comment on a daily bases.

In order to advance in the ActiveRain Version Of March Madness each participant must write a blog in each round which receives more comments than the ActiveRain member they are paired against.  Even though the brackets are closed, and we are into the second round, I hope all ActiveRain members take the opportunity to participate in Eric's Boucher's ActiveRain Version Of March Madness, and support the ActiveRain Members they follow by making a comment on their blog and help them advance.

Round #2 ends Saturday, March14th, so do not wait to long to make a comment and help your favorite ActiveRainer's advance to the next round.   I hope to advance to the next round, but if I don't I will be cheering on those who stay alive beyond the ActiveRain March Madness Sweet 16 Round.    




 Info about the author:

George Souto NMLS# 65149 is a Loan Originator who can assist you with all your #FHA, #CHFA, and #Conventional #mortgage needs in Connecticut. George resides in Middlesex County which includes #Middletown, #Middlefield, #Durham, #Cromwell, #Portland, #Higganum, #Haddam, #East Haddam,# Chester, #Deep River, and #Essex. George can be contacted at (860) 573-1308 or

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George Souto
NMLS# 65149

C (860) 573-1308
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Fax (860) 760-6891

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About Me
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I am a Mortgage Loan Officer who can assist you with all your mortgage & refinancing needs in
CT, RI, MA, NH, and a FL Licensed Lender

I can assist you with your Conventional,
FHA, CHFA, VA, USDA, & 203K loan programs.

I reside in Middlesex County which includes Middletown, Middlefield, Durham, Cromwell, Portland, Haddam. E. Haddam, Higganum, Chester, Essex, Deep River.


Comments (24)

Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

George: Because I visit both yours and Debbie's articles each day, my comments will cancel each other out. Best of luck to all who are still in this contest.

Mar 12, 2015 07:41 PM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi George.  Good luck to all involved.

Mar 12, 2015 08:19 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Found out about it too late to participate...good luck !

Mar 12, 2015 09:14 PM
Maria Gilda Racelis
Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington - Manchester, CT
Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen!

Good Morning George: This would be a great match. Pitted against Debbie Reynolds - this woul be fun.

Mar 12, 2015 09:18 PM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Here is to your March madness round, George...PC did well the other night so let's see where it all goes!

Mar 12, 2015 09:42 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

As a Duke alum I love the basketball season as it draws to a close. Of course when I was a Duke it was during Bucky Waters' tenure and Duke had a losing season for several years.

Mar 12, 2015 10:57 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

George, I got in too late and never got into the playoffs for this contest, bummer!   Good luck!

Mar 12, 2015 11:05 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning George,

Looks like there will be no foul play in this one.

Make yourself a great day.

Mar 12, 2015 11:44 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

George, This was a contest I missed while on hiatus (LOL) yet must confess likely would not have participated in given the space I am in with life and business. Of course I will do my very best to support my fellow Rainers!

Mar 13, 2015 02:32 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

George I never met Eric Boucher  on the Rain until this contest and I must admit I did not think I had a snowballs chance.....and amazingly I am still here...

Debbie Reynolds  is a tough match up since I am friends with you both all I can say is Game on:))Endre

Mar 13, 2015 04:48 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Hi George, I keep telling you no worries. Business has been crazy and I have to get the word out on my new listings. I am going to make sure you have lots of comment points. It is fun to see how it will all fall out.

Mar 13, 2015 05:30 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Thank you everyone for your comments and participation in this contest.

Anita, Debbie deserves every comment she gets, so comment away :)

Raymond, you are right no foul play.  Debbie is to nice of a person for me to do that to her, and she is to classy to do that either.

Debbie, I am doing this for the fun and if you advance in stead of me, I will be there with the pom poms cheering you on the rest of the way :)

Mar 13, 2015 06:53 AM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi George - This is a fun contest. I'm in a death match with my buddy Michael Jacobs, and if I had to guess, I think he's going to smoke me. I hope you do better.

Mar 13, 2015 08:23 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

George Souto  You are a wonderful blogger . It is not over until it is over .  What is this defeatist attitude . You have dug your way out of horrid snow storms this winter with icicles on your mustache ..


Mar 13, 2015 08:43 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

George, the pressure is on.  I don't think I'll survive this round but it's fun anyway.

Mar 13, 2015 08:50 AM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Hello George,

Thanks for the reminder about this one...I have to go check in and be sure to help advance my favorites!

Mar 13, 2015 11:03 AM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

George Souto 

Not sure how to go about commenting specifically on the posts for the contest...this is all so confusing - but it sounds like the contestants are all having a fun time!

Mar 13, 2015 11:15 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi George Souto , I like some of the others, was too late to get in.  Good luck to you and Debbie.  Too bad you both can't win.

Mar 13, 2015 12:14 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I knew I loved Lise Howe for a reason!  We are a Duke family as well and the competition with UNC during basketball season is one of my favorite times of the year - sad we lost out in the tournament this year but, at least it wasn't to UNC!  George, have fun with the rest of the contest!  

Mar 14, 2015 02:23 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Debe Maxwell = Glad to know there is another Duke family here! My husband's grandson graduates from Duke this year so I get to go to another Duke graduation - (40 years later and then some!) So sorry to see that Duke is out of the competition early this year! But the ACC is not what it used to be! My daughter is at Boston College and it is nice to be able to see some of the BCC games but BC doesn't belong in the ACC!

Mar 14, 2015 08:15 PM