Bridget's Blog

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Welcome to my world!

This is my first blog.  I was never really good at journaling, I would start and then move on to something else.  I have at least 20 journals around the house that have a few months of my life in them. 

I hope to make this an informative space that makes people think and makes people smile.   Thanks for taking the time to read it.  I will attempt to keep my entries short and sweet.  My brother tells me that even my emails are too long...I'll try. 

If you know of anyone who does GREAT work in Maryland, let me know.  We are putting together a list of GREAT individuals and companies for our clients and friends.  We have clients all over Maryland, so even though we have a roofer in one area, doesn't mean we don't need one in another!  We are looking for any service that will be of help to our clients.

Right now we are on the lookout for a GREAT small business and personal accountant.  We have a client that is not terribly happy with hers.  Let me know if you know anyone.

I put a lot in my profile, but maybe you want to know a little more about me personally....I am married with 3 kids.  My oldest are boys, they are 16 and 17, both handsome, smart and funny.  My youngest is a girl, she just turned 2.  It is amazing to see the changes in her daily.  What a sense of humor she has, she makes me laugh all the time.  My husband retired from the military and is still looking for his dream job.  He is working for the USPS, but I don't think it will be forever.  His background is logistics and supply.  He is really quite good at it, I don't think selling stamps will be fulfilling for him. 

I live in Catonsville, work in Dundalk and worship at St Vincent's Catholic Church in downtown Baltimore.  My son's live outside of Morgantown, W.V., so I am also very familiar with Route 70.  My husband and I have been together for almost 16 years and married for 11. I met him when the boys were 6 mos. and 20 mos.  They live with their (other) mom.  I graduated from University of Delaware...Go Blue Hens...with a degree in Human Resources with a concentration in Consumer Economics.  In a loooonnngg way around, I am finally working in my field.  I never thought that I would be in mortgage business. 

Some people that I tell what I do look at me with disdain. I think it is because so many in our business have given it a bad rap, it is unfortunate.  Considering that anyone wanting to purchase a home, or anyone that lives in a home will eventually deal with a mortgage broker, a loan officer, or a banker, it is too bad that so many aren't to be trusted.  Hopefully they meet the good ones.  There are lots of them out there.  I also often get the look of sympathy when I tell them what I do.  Everyone has heard what a horrible market it is, so they are concerned for me.  I just smile and let them know that if you treat people well, they will remember you when they need you, and they WILL need you or will know someone who does!  As far as I am concerned, this is a great time in the business.  It will drive many of the dishonest brokers out of the business...kinda like the flood in Noah's time...clean out the riff raff and start again.  The sad thing is that many companies and brokers that really are good at what they do and are honest will get washed away.  I am confident that they will eventually land on their feet, and they too will be able to take care of their clients again.

Warm Regards,

Bridget McGee  Maryland Mortgage Mama  NMLS# 196068  Corridor Mortgage Group.   410-960-2061 EHO   bmcgee@corridormtg.com or marylandmortgagemama@gmail.com

 

If you are considering purchasing a home in Maryland and want to be sure you are mortgage ready, my brother Tony and I will be happy to help! We help to make the mortgage process a pleasure! 

If you already own your home, we are happy to provide a no-cost mortgage review to help you to determine if refinancing may be in your best interest.  Please contact me at 410-960-2061.

Comment balloon 32 commentsBridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee • August 21 2007 02:11PM

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Welcome to AR Bridget!  Great first blog - your personality really comes through.  Hope you find the network beneficial to you and your business; there is a lot of information here and people are very generous to share.  Enjoy!
Posted by Earlene Myers, Your Client Connection about 11 years ago

Briget

I am so glad that you're here with us.  You have much to offer this community.  Keep the posts coming. 

Posted by Ed Rybczynski, Your Source for Local Real Estate (Integrity Real Estate) about 11 years ago
Thanks for your kind words Earlene and Ed.  I am excited to be here and look forward to the education and the friendships.
Posted by Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee, Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068 (SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061) about 11 years ago

Hi Bridget,

I'm so pleased to see you have joined AR and I thoroughly enjoyed reading your first post ! 

Welcome to ActiveRain  ....I'm glad Ed pointed the way here.   (((-:

If I can ever be of any help, let me know.

Jo 

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith about 11 years ago

Welcome to Active Rain.  Sit back read, write and build relationships...and of course do some business... That's what it's all about.

Posted by Bob Carney, Licensed MD/PA Real Estate Agent (Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales) about 11 years ago

We Loan Officers are now what Lawyers used to be..... the bad guys.

We shall overcome!!!

Posted by Tom Burris, Texas/Louisiana Mortgage Pro - 13 YRS Experience (NMLS# 335055) about 11 years ago

Welcome!

There are good and bad apples-in every crate!

Honesty, Integrity, Humility and Dignity...

Will ALWAYS prevail, in the END!

Posted by Mott Marvin Kornicki | 305.935.3533 (Waterway Realty, Ltd. Co. | 305.935.3533) about 11 years ago

Bridget, Welcome. All LOs aren't bad. I recently posted "do we need higher standards?" and I invite you to comment. Ask Ed. I'm big on comments.

See you around AR.

Bill Roberts

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Bridget,

Welcome to AR. Excellent first post. I found you through Ed's post. I agree with your brother:^). Keep writing. Thanks,   Fran

Posted by Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ (Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.) about 11 years ago
Welcome to A.R. Bridget.  Any friend of Ed's is a friend of ours.
Posted by Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Agent (Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL) about 11 years ago
Hi Bridget, if Ed likes you then I like you lol.  Welcome to the Rain Puddle! Btw, I like Dundalk too.
Posted by Carole Cohen, Realtor, ePRO (Howard Hanna Cleveland City Office) about 11 years ago
Welcome to the Rain, Bridget. Thanks for the intro. I look forward to reading your contributions.
Posted by Andrew Trevino, Wilkes-Barre Homes For Sale (ADT Real Estate) about 11 years ago
Welcome Bridget.  GREAT first post!!!  I followed Ed's link to you - glad I did!!
Posted by Lisa Work, Realtor; Wellington, Colorado (Wellington Realty - Wellington, Colorado) about 11 years ago
What year from Delaware?  I have many friends who are Blue Hens.
Posted by Brian Brady, 858-777-9751 (San Diego VA Home Loans/858-777-9751) about 11 years ago
Hi Bridgett...I'm a bit slow on the uptake...but welcome! You're going to love it!!
Posted by Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire (Homequest Real Estate) about 11 years ago
Jo-Anne  I love the ghostly encounters!  I am looking forward to reading the whole series.  Thanks for the nice comments.  I will definitely be in touch!  Thanks again!
Posted by Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee, Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068 (SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061) about 11 years ago
Bob- I love Frederick.  In the 3 1/2 years I sold industrial equipment I was in Frederick A LOT !  My customers included ALCOA, Coca Cola and even the city of Frederick.  It's a beautiful area and the people are great.  My husband is even looking into a second career (He's retired from the military) at Ft. Detrick.  Do you happen to know Jim and Steve Petruzzello?  Jim is an LO that I used to process for, Steve is a police officer and a part time LO.  Looking forward to learning, and doing business!  If I can help you in any way...please let me know. 
Posted by Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee, Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068 (SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061) about 11 years ago
Tom B. I had a customer that told me that he put Realtors, used car dealers and repo guys in the same category...they were all RASCALS!  Somehow, as a loan officer I had escaped that label...Treat em right, they'll come back!
Posted by Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee, Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068 (SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061) about 11 years ago
Mott Marvin Kornicki, I tried to follow your link to find out about you, but I got an error message saying that there is no user found.  When that gets fixed, let me know, I need all the help I can get!  I love your philosophy!
Posted by Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee, Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068 (SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061) about 11 years ago
Jon Angevine  Thanks!  I love the area in your blog that has links to individual communities.  What a great service for your clients.  We could sure use some of that internet "savviness" Our website is awful...I don't even advertise it.  Any suggestions are appreciated.
Posted by Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee, Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068 (SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061) about 11 years ago
Bill Roberts- I commented on your very insightful post.  (Please click on the link to Bill's post above, I don't know how to link it yet!)  Looking forward to reading more and learning from you.
Posted by Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee, Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068 (SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061) about 11 years ago
Fran G.  I don't know if I will let my brother know you agree with him or not, I don't want it to go to his head!  I checked out your site...WOW!  Lots of great info!  I love your philosophy too!  It's nice to see a business man not afraid to offend by sharing his beliefs.  Your  Philosophy and Integrity are obvious in your profile and your blogs.  Let your light shine!  Keep it up.
Posted by Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee, Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068 (SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061) about 11 years ago
Chris Elizabeth Griffith  I am going to have to find some time to tour Bonita Springs.  It is beautiful and your virtual tour is lovely.
Posted by Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee, Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068 (SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061) about 11 years ago
Carole: How long did you live in Maryland?  What part?  Were you a teacher here before a realtor in Ohio?  What made you move to Ohio?  Looking forward to your teachings!
Posted by Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee, Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068 (SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061) about 11 years ago

Bridget,

It's easy. As you get older you worry about retiring. You lose hair and gain courage:^) Thanks,   Fran

Posted by Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ (Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.) about 11 years ago
Andrew:  Thanks for checking in.  I read your post about a home inspections.  It is SO important to get someone that really knows what they are doing.  Just like realtors and loan officers, there are great inspectors and not so great ones.  We highly recommend them to our buyers, for budgeting purposes if nothing else.  First time buyers especially need to know what to look for.  I recommend that they be at the home inspection to ask any questions.  So many fall in love with the back yard, or the work shop, or the view that they forget that the home itself is their investment!  Get a professional to look it over!
Posted by Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee, Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068 (SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061) about 11 years ago
Hi Bridget! I lived in Rockville and Greenbelt (liked Greenbelt best of all) and was in the DC area for 19 years before moving back here in 1997. I'm from Cleveland and at that time, my mother needed some assistance. I love Cleveland but I miss Maryland, and look forward to hearing all your Maryland stories on Active Rain!
Posted by Carole Cohen, Realtor, ePRO (Howard Hanna Cleveland City Office) about 11 years ago
Lisa Work:  Wow, I read your profile...Work seems to be an appropriate last name.  It also looks like they are going to need to change the name of the town from Wellington to WORKton!  You just need to add the Wellington Bakery and the Wellington Church of God and you'll have the whole town covered!  Looking forward to you emerging from Lurkdom, based on your profile, you have a lot you can comment on!
Posted by Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee, Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068 (SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061) about 11 years ago
Brian Brady:  I graduated in December of 88.  I was supposed to graduate in June of 89, but was able to graduate early and save a little money!  I worked at the Down Under, ask your friends if they remember that place...it was fun!   Oh the memories!  I noticed that you had a liquidity crisis seminar...I'd love to know how it went, we are working on getting one together in Maryland.  I never thought about a conference call, great idea!  Looking forward to your insight.  Are you a member of LTB and MMG?  What do you think?
Posted by Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee, Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068 (SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061) about 11 years ago
Joan:  With all the great info and posts on AR I don't know how everyone gets around to checking in! 
Posted by Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee, Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068 (SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061) about 11 years ago

Bridget...

I was led here by Ed. Welcome to AR dear. Nice to have you.

You're gonna love this place. Great first blog post. I admire your transparency. It tells me you are a courageous woman. I like that :)

I also enjoyed the comment you made right above me...Checking in? Good way of putting that :)

TLW...ROAR!

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) about 11 years ago

TLW-Thank you for the nice comments.  I look forward to reading a lot more from you and BB!  Shouldn't he be TLH (The lucky husband)?

Posted by Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee, Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068 (SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061) about 11 years ago

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