News & Events

News & Events

Monday, Mar 4, 2013
Steve Walden has been named 2012 Affiliate of the Year BERKELEY—Steve Walden, senior loan officer with Mason-McDuffie Mortgage Corp., has been named 2012 Affiliate of the Year by the Berkeley Association of Realtors. Walden was honored as the association’s Gala Fundraiser at St. Mary’s College High School last month. The association also installed its officers and board for 2013.
Monday, Mar 4, 2013
Veteran loan officer Scott Buie has joined Mason-McDuffie Mortgage FAIRFAX—Veteran loan officer Scott Buie has joined Mason-McDuffie Mortgage to establish an office here. Buie was named branch manager by Mark Lynch, the Mason-McDuffie senior vice president of production for the Eastern Seaboard. The privately held mortgage bank is based in San Ramon, CA. The Fairfax office will be the fourth one in Virginia and Maryland to open in 2012.
Monday, Mar 4, 2013
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage celebrates its 125th year of service SAN RAMON, CA—As Mason-McDuffie Mortgage celebrates its 125th year of service to the real estate industry in the Bay Area, it continues to build on the legacy that founder Joseph Mason established when he opened the firm in 1887 on Shattuck Avenue in what was then rural Berkeley.
Monday, Mar 4, 2013
SAN RAMON—2012 will go down as a very good year for Mason-McDuffie Mortgage Corp.
Thursday, Oct 25, 2012
Bill Kellar has been promoted to senior vice president SAN RAMON, CA—Bill Kellar has been promoted to senior vice president and will focus on  strategic projects, Mason-McDuffie Mortgage CEO Marilyn Richardson announced recently.
Thursday, Sep 20, 2012
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.
Friday, Sep 7, 2012
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.
Thursday, Aug 23, 2012
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.
Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012
Jonas Champion of San Ramon has joined Mason-McDuffie Mortgage Corp SAN RAMON— Licensed broker Jonas Champion of San Ramon has joined Mason-McDuffie Mortgage Corp. Champion, a San Ramon resident since 2001, rejoined Mason-McDuffie after working with the company in 2006. “Mason-McDuffie provides the best level of service with the best platform and the best menu of loan options that I’ve seen in the Bay Area,” said Champion. He has worked for four other mortgage firms in his 13-year career.
Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012
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.