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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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Beyond Success Story #20: Self-Employed Borrower Inherited Debt

By Mary Mack / August 4, 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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Beyond Success Story #19: Short Sale Puts the Brakes on Building Dream Home

By Mary Mack / July 21, 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 Ways to Up Your Leadership Skills at Work

By Mary Mack / July 14, 2019
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Are you looking to step up at work and showcase greater leadership skills, but need a little help in doing so? Or, maybe you are currently in a management role and are looking for ways to be even better. Regardless…

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