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2012 will go down as a very good year for Mason-McDuffie Mortgage Corp

SAN RAMON—2012 will go down as a very good year for Mason-McDuffie Mortgage Corp.

Mason-McDuffie is Bullish on Growth

Mason-McDuffie is Bullish on Growth

During the last several years, our industry has been roiled by the economy, the housing crisis and the resulting imposition of oppressive new regulations.

The situation has resulted in some huge national players—most notably Met Life—leaving the mortgage business entirely, while others such as Bank of America is reducing its commitment to some markets. Meanwhile, Wells Fargo grabbed a huge percentage of the overall mortgage market.

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

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.

Dianne Pinheiro has been named one of Fresno Magazine’s Five Star Mortgage Professionals

Dianne Pinheiro has been named one of Fresno Magazine’s Five Star Mortgage Professionals

VISALIA—Dianne Pinheiro, a Senior Loan Officer with Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, has been named one of Fresno Magazine’s Five Star Mortgage Professionals.

The list of top mortgage officers is limited to 1 percent of the mortgage officers in the area. Fresno Magazine’s partner, Five Star Professional, surveyed 11,000 Fresno homeowners as well as 3,000 readers of the magazine to compile the list.

Steve Swantkowski has been named employee of the month

Steve Swantkowski has been named employee of the month

SAN RAMON—Steve Swantkowski, a manager in Mason-McDuffie’s Mortgage Corp.’s support operation, has been named employee of the month.

Swantkowski, the lock desk and secondary marketing desk manager, converted to a new software program for loan pricing and did so without any downtime during the work week. That allowed loan officers to continue to work with their clients and obtain current pricing.

Tom Engwer has joined Mason-McDuffie Mortgage

Tom Engwer had joined Mason-McDuffie Mortgage

ROSEVILLE—Long-time area resident and financial services professional Tom Engwer had joined Mason-McDuffie Mortgage to open their Roseville office.

            The San Ramon, CA-based mortgage banking firm is executing an expansion strategy to both increase its California presence and develop a national footprint. The Roseville office at 2267 Lava Ridge Ct. Suite 105 complements a highly productive Sacramento branch.

High-producing Tom Parke Team has joined Mason-McDuffie Mortgage

High-producing Tom Parke Team has joined Mason-McDuffie Mortgage

MONTCLAIR- The high-producing Tom Parke Team has joined Mason-McDuffie Mortgage here as loan officers and, in addition, to assist in managing the sales team.

Parke and his partner, David Biggs, are part of the growing team at the Oakland office, located at 6472 Moraga Ave., 2nd floor, in the heart of the Montclair district.

Margie Carino has been named employee of the month by Mason-McDuffie Mortgage Corp

Margie Carino has been named employee of the month by Mason-McDuffie Mortgage Corp

SAN RAMON—Loan officer Margie Carino has been named employee of the month by Mason-McDuffie Mortgage Corp.

James Harrington has been named Mason-McDuffie Mortgage’s September employee of the month

James Harrington has been named Mason-McDuffie Mortgage’s September employee of the month

CONCORD—Loan officer James Harrington has been named Mason-McDuffie Mortgage’s September employee of the month.

Harrington works out of the Concord office and performed exceptionally well in September. He ranked No. 8 in the company in loans originated and No. 3 in dollar volume. He personally accounted for more than half of the branch’s total volume.

His September totals for one month matched what he had done in the prior eight months.

Loan officer Suzy Dukelow has been named Mason-McDuffie Mortgage’s employee of the month

Loan officer Suzy Dukelow has been named Mason-McDuffie Mortgage’s employee of the month

SAN RAMON— Loan officer Suzy Dukelow has been named Mason-McDuffie Mortgage’s employee of the month for exceptional production in her first two months with the company.

Dukelow is assigned to the firm’s Redwood City branch, although she works out of her home office in Fallbrook in San Diego County. She relocated to Fallbrook in the last year after working for many years in Orange County as both a loan officer and real estate agent.