Can a Non-Citizen Get a Mortgage?

If you're wondering if a non-citizen can get a mortgage in the US, the short answer is yes.  The longer answer is also yes...but with a few additional details and restrictions. Straight from the Fannie Mae selling guide (the book that lenders use to determine eligibility for conventional loans):   "Fannie Mae purchases and securitizes... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Tips for Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home is a big deal!  There's  a whirlwind of feelings involved from the excitement of getting your house keys to the stress of trying to figure out what exactly is it going to cost.  First time home buyers (FTHB) have a lot of questions along the way, and your home buying team... Continue Reading →

How Much Mortgage Can I Qualify For?

Learning How Much Mortgage You Can Qualify For It's one of the most frequently asked questions when someone begins their search for a home.  "How Much Mortgage Can I Qualify For?" is one of the most important questions someone can ask, because it will help determine what type of home they will look for, what... Continue Reading →

Using a Job Offer to Get a Mortgage

Making a job change is usually an exciting, and somewhat nerve wracking occasion.  The anticipation of a learning curve and training, the annoyance of a change in schedule or winding down work already started.  Add on top of all that a relocation or a move to the mix, and that opportunity starts to look like... Continue Reading →

5 Ways Your Lender Can Help You Get the House

In today's competitive housing market where many areas nationwide are seeing a far-leaning seller's market with limited inventory, it's important for buyers to put their very best foot forward and have all their t's crossed and i's dotted before they find "the one". Most buyers don't consider just how much their mortgage lender can help them land... Continue Reading →

5 Reasons Mason Mac Should Be Your Lender

Size Matters Work with a tiny broker?  You may have to wait for the broker to get loan info from their wholesale account executive...who has to wait to get info from their underwriter (who is located somewhere in the country...we think?)...who has to get info from their underwriting manager...who has to....OK, you get the point.  Small... Continue Reading →

Student Loan Mortgage Rules Loosen Up

Fannie Mae lightens up on Student Loan Mortgage Rules   This Spring, Fannie Mae released big changes to the way they'll allow mortgage companies to underwrite loan files involving student loans.  The student loan mortgage rules will now be more borrower-friendly, and will allow lenders to implement some common sense into underwriting loans for borrowers with... Continue Reading →

MMCD Employees in the Community: Rachel Hanna

At Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, we are proud to say that our employees are not only good at their jobs, but they are also good people who give back to their communities. This week we would like to take a moment to highlight Rachel Hanna and her awesome work with the German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California.... Continue Reading →

Tim Hurlbut joins Mason-McDuffie Mortgage

SAN RAMON (CA) —Tim Hurlbut, an experienced Loan Originator, has joined Mason-McDuffie Mortgage to anchor their new Newport Beach Branch. “It was my goal to find a company that I truly believed in the products they offer, the service they deliver, the culture, and the core values of the employees.  It’s my firm belief after... Continue Reading →

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