Marcia's Blog

The borrower the mortgage industry too often overlooks

It’s human nature to prefer things to be as easy as possible. So it makes sense that many of us in the mortgage industry want to focus our attention on those borrowers who are already mortgage-ready.  We know they will easily qualify for a loan and the homebuying process is more likely to go smoothly, providing an easier experience for all of us.

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How the mortgage industry should be measuring success

At the end of the year, it’s natural to reflect on recent successes. However, success is relative.

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My Thanksgiving Gratitude List

There are so many things that I love about Thanksgiving.

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What $1,000 Can Tell Us About Our Industry

I came across a recent study that found that more than half of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings. Even more disturbingly, 34 percent of Americans have no savings at all. 

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Building a better Baltimore together

There’s no doubt the city of Baltimore has been dealt a tough series of blows. We’ve all seen the headlines about the police trials surrounding the death of Freddie Gray, and we witnessed the riots that broke out last April. But Baltimore is a great city and there is good reason to be optimistic about its future. Not only that, but we as an industry have an incredible opportunity to be a part of its revitalization.

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