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100% Mortgage Loan Financing in Baltimore-Margaret Rome was my connection.

100% Mortgage loan financing in Baltimore-Margaret Rome was my connection. 

I had the most wonderful closing with a lovely couple this month. 

It all started when I got a call from Barbara McLain of Action Realty.  She said that she had shown a client a condo that was listed by Margaret Rome.  Margaret had recommended me to her and she wanted to talk to me about her client. The client was very special to her, and she wanted to be sure that she would be well taken care of.  After we spoke, Barbara had her client Pat contact me.

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Pat and I spoke and hit it off immediately.  Pat is a very special woman, soft spoken and faith-filled.  She and her husband Reggie met at church and have been married about 4 years.  They were ready to buy a home.  We discussed her current financial situation and her big picture plans. We discussed their comfort zone for a monthly payment.  They were fully qualified with great credit, and verifiable income and assets. Armed with that information, they were ready to continue their home search with Barbara. 

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The first home they found was a little above the high end of their comfort zone.  We discussed it, they discussed it.  They decided to continued the search.  A very short time later Barbara helped them to find the perfect single family home, in the perfect location, at the right price.  The offer was negotiated, the contract was signed. 

The listing agent, Geri Anderson of Bob Lucido's Team of RE/MAX Advantage was easy to work with.  When the home inspection and the VA appraiser uncovered some needed repairs, Geri and the seller were on them immediately.  Barbara was able to recommend an electrician who will surely be added to Geri's recommended list. 

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A really smooth and joyful settlement conducted by Rebecca McNaughton of Lakeside Title was the cherry on top.  As a special treat they bake cookies just before settlement.  Since I gave up sweets for lent, I wasn't able to taste them, but they sure smelled good!  A lovely touch.

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Since Pat is a veteran, she was able to use her VA eligibility for 100% mortgage loan financing and the seller agreed to pay all of her costs.  Since Tony and I provided an accurate picture of the cost to close prior to the submission of the offer, Pat and Reggie left the settlement table with a check equivelent to the earnest money deposit check and all out of pocket costs.  I love when someone is able to buy a home with 100% mortgage loan financing in Baltimore and are reimbursed for all out of pocket costs.

After settlement, while documents were copied and checks were cut, we all got a chance to check out some of Reggie's amazing art work.  Check out his art here.   This is one of my favorites, not that I am biased, but it's his lovely bride Pat!  His art is for sale and he is available if you want to commission a piece.  I hope to have him turn one of Papa Razzi's photographs into an oil painting...

Thanks so much to Margaret Rome for referring me to Barbara McLain.  Thanks to Barbara for entrusting me with your client.  Thanks to all involved for making this a settlement that was filled with joy! All the best to Pat and Reggie as they fill their new home with love!

Another happy closing with Bridget "Maryland Mortgage Mama" McGee!

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100% mortgage loan financing in Baltimore and Margaret Rome was my connection!

Warm Regards,

Bridget McGee  Maryland Mortgage Mama  NMLS# 196068  SWBC Mortgage.   410-960-2061 EHO or


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 5 commentsBridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee • April 12 2011 11:17AM


So glad i was able to recommend you  and that the transaction went so well. Just remember I met you through ActiveRain!

Thanks for the mention and congratulations!


Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 9 years ago

Bridget, I'm so glad everything went smoothly for everyone. Margaret Rome knows how to connect to people and how to connect others to eachother!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 9 years ago

Bridget, Margaret has taught many of us here how to make a difference. Your telling this wonderful story about your clients is just one example. Someday I hope to meet you both!

Posted by Emily Medvec, Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM (eXp Realty LLC) over 9 years ago

Bridget ~ terrific news! Congrats all around! Love the pics ; )

Posted by Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365, Specializing in Carroll Co., MD (Frankly Real Estate Inc.) over 9 years ago

Margaret,  I am forever greatful!  I love ActiveRain and would never forget how we met!  I am so proud to be recommended by you!

Connie, Margaret is a true treasure, it was a great transaction!

Emily,  I already feel like I know you!  I am thinking that an ActiveRain get together in New Mexico should be on the agenda! 

Diane, Thanks so much!  Just think how great it will be when we have our first transaction!



Posted by Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee, Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068 (SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061) over 9 years ago