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Production Employee of the Month – Ayata Colbert, April 2013

t-ayataCongratulations to Ayata Colbert for being selected as the Production Employee of the Month. Ayata is currently a loan officer in our Danville branch. Ayata has been a loan officer with Mason-McDuffie since March of 2011. In April 2012 she transferred from the Oakland branch to the Danville office. She has made great strides in growing her business. With over a decade of experience in the financial services and real estate financing, Ayata brings a wealth of industry knowledge, as well as impeccable loan origination and communication systems. She has a great ability to connect with people, which becomes particularly important when entrusting a professional with personal financial information. You an count on her integrity, professionalism, attention to detail, and follow up every step of the way. Clients can count on being fully informed and trust that she will get the job done. With 4 amazing children, Ayata’s time management skills and work ethic allow her to not only be a professional at all times, but also a great mom and spouse. Ayata is very involved with church activities, little league, piano lessons, dance performances, and is an active member of her kids school PTA, which keeps her very busy

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Change in Rate Volatility

Bernanke said the Fed could begin winding down its bond-buying program at one of its “next few meetings” if the economy continues to improve, but warned that a step down won’t mean the Fed has started a one-way march to the exit. You can read the article here.

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said the Fed may not continue buying (yes, that includes $1 trillion in GSE MBSs), sending prices on long term interest rates, that we have not seen since last summer.

Bottom line: This is the starting gun for the race to a much more volatile interest rate market