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Mark Hood and his team have opened Mason-McDuffie Mortgage's second Richmond-area office

BON AIR—Mark Hood and his team have opened Mason-McDuffie Mortgage’s second Richmond-area office here in the historic post office at 2060 Buford Road.

Hood’s team includes senior loan officer Sonya Jacques and transaction coordinator Lori Justice. They’ve worked together for years—eight for Sonya and 14-plus for Lori.

The Bon Air branch is the second Richmond-area office. The two offices are Mason-McDuffie’s first on the eastern seaboard and are part of a national expansion strategy into key markets across the country.

Mason-McDuffie Mortgage is a privately held mortgage banking firm headquartered in San Ramon, CA. Its roots date to 1887 in the California real estate business.

When he came on board, Hood was re-united with Mason-McDuffie executives Chairman Herb Tasker and Executive Vice President Bill Godfrey. Hood had managed the Richmond office for seven years when Tasker was CEO of Irwin Mortgage.

“It was a no-brainer to join them. My team has been part of this community for years and Mason-McDuffie is very supportive of that approach,” said Hood.

He also was attracted by the excellent tech and social media platform that Mason-McDuffie offers through its Prime Services Group headed by Jason Frazier.

Hood will be working to expand his branch in the Richmond area.

During his 25-year career, he has worked for just four firms and had maintained the same office phone number for 16 years.

“The stability and being part of the community is huge. All three of us are extensively involved in the community through volunteer organizations. Most of our loans are to repeat clients,” said Hood.

Hood’s team offers a full range of loan products including Conventional, USDA, VA, VHDA, FHA, and FHA 203k rehabilitation loans as well as Energy Efficient Mortgages. He has been a speaker and presenter at various events, including the Energy and Environmental Building Association and the Financing Residential Energy Efficiency conferences.

Hood is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and lives in Richmond with his wife and two children. As a community volunteer, Mark is on the Oak Ridge Juvenile Correctional Center Community Advisory Board, a mentor with the Department of Corrections and works on various mission outreach programs with Redeemer Lutheran Church.

When not working, Mark likes spending time with his family and coaching his daughter’s soccer team. Mark enjoys music and is the bass player for Simple Truth.