After working thirty years in multiple corporate settings, Maureen knew she wanted something different. In previous roles, when Maureen would work with large banks, she didn’t get the opportunity to really educate her clients.
“I really like to work with the families and get to know them. I saw Habitat had an ad out for Community Loan Officer position, and I was familiar the mission. I had always been interested in working with first-time homebuyers, because I like to have the opportunity to teach.”
Maureen applied for the open position and started working for Twin Cities Habitat in November 2016. She brings a wealth of experience to Twin Cities Habitat, and works with clients on all aspects of closing on a home: mortgages, underwriting, closing, and origination. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Minnesota and has a Minnesota Mortgage Originator license.
The main focus of Maureen's work at Habitat is to work with homebuyers on their final steps to close on a home. After an interested homebuyer goes through sign-on and attends trainings, they will meet with Maureen to go through a mortgage application. This process involves meeting in-person a couple times to discuss income, credit, loans, and the steps to take to get them to their closing date.
Maureen is well aware that the information and homebuying process can be complicated and hard to understand.
“I tell families that they can ask me any question. Ask me 800 times!”
That is what Maureen loves about working at Twin Cities Habitat—being able to answer all those important questions so families can be successful through the process. “I believe everybody should be able to have a home that’s a good place to live.”
“Maureen brings a wealth of mortgage knowledge and experience to our lending team. She works closely with all our mortgage applicants to walk them through the process, meeting with them several times a long the way. She has proven to be a great resource and support for our homebuyers.”
When I asked Maureen what her favorite part of her job is, she answered:
“I love hearing families’ journeys. Where they are from, how they got here, and their excitement to be in a new home. Everyone’s journey is unique and different.”
*TCHFH Lending, Inc. is Habitat’s wholly-owned nonprofit mortgage company.