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Doc Lite Success Story #2: Approval for Investor Team Without Full Time Jobs

By Mary Mack / January 12, 2020
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Real estate is often touted as one of the best investments a person can make, but very few investors are able to pay out of pocket when they find a property they’re interested in owning. And the traditional hard money…

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5 Ways Embrace Gave Back in 2019

By Mary Mack / December 3, 2019
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Mixed in with all of the consumer “holidays” of the season, like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, is one day that truly matters — Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement and it happens every year on the…

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Doc Lite Success Story #1: Real Estate Investor Avoids Hard Money Loan Process

By Mary Mack / December 1, 2019
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Real estate is often touted as one of the best investments a person can make, but very few investors are able to pay out of pocket when they find a property they’re interested in owning. And the traditional hard money…

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5 of Our Teammates’ Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

By Mary Mack / November 21, 2019
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It’s crunch time: There’s only one more week until Thanksgiving. If you’re hosting this year, how’s your menu looking? If you’re bringing a dish to someone’s house, do you know what you’re going to make yet? Did you answer a…

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Beyond Success Story #23: Self-Employed Borrower Seeking Jumbo Loan

By Mary Mack / October 27, 2019
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During our more than 35 years in business, we’ve learned that it’s impossible for every potential borrower to have a near-perfect credit score, steady W2 income, and zero past events (like a bankruptcy or foreclosure). As a real estate agent,…

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Maryland Does Its Part to Eliminate Student Debt for Hopeful Homeowners

By Mary Mack / September 28, 2019
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Student loan debt is making it harder for Americans, especially younger ones, to become homeowners. Among individuals ages 24 to 32, homeownership fell from 45% to 36% between 2005 and 2014, according to the Federal Reserve. Sure, there are several…

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Beyond Success Story #22: Asset Depletion Income Closes a Deal

By Mary Mack / September 22, 2019
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During our more than 35 years in business, we’ve learned that it’s impossible for every potential borrower to have a near-perfect credit score, steady W2 income, and zero past events (like a bankruptcy or foreclosure). As a real estate agent,…

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Buying a Home Near Amazon’s HQ2 in Virginia? Be Prepared for Some Stiff Competition

By Mary Mack / September 8, 2019
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When Amazon announced it was planning to build a second headquarters in North America, tons of cities put on their Sunday best and tried to woo the mega corporation. But, why? As Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat put it, Amazon…

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Beyond Success Story #21: Divorce, Bankruptcy, and Bouncing Back

By Mary Mack / August 18, 2019
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During our more than 35 years in business, we’ve learned that it’s impossible for every potential borrower to have a near-perfect credit score, steady W2 income, and zero past events (like a bankruptcy or foreclosure). As a real estate agent,…

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6 Books to Read for a Better, More Fulfilling Career

By Mary Mack / August 10, 2019
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Sometimes all it takes for a little push in your career is reading a few encouraging words. Like to read? There are plenty of options to choose from if you’re looking for a little inspiration to propel your career onto…

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