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Mike in Tucson: Back In The Saddle Again!

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MiracleMike in the saddleI've landed at Sunstreet Mortgage here in Tucson!  I took my first signed application this afternoon at 4:30 p.m., a VA purchase for a young family here at Davis Monthan Air Force Base.  The REALTOR who referred the couple is Active Rain's Kevin Wood.

One of the loan officers at Sunstreet is Cathy Radford, my riding partner from our Miracle Mortgage days back in 2004.  (Her horse is named "Cash.")

Thanks for all the comments on Friday's post, and your emails and well-wishes. I'll have more about the new company later this week as I get settled in.

EDIT:  We can originate in all 50 states with Sunstreet!


I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson, AZ Mortgage lender.
Mike Jones (Tucson Mortgage Company, LLC): Loan Officer in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona
Call me if I can help you with a purchase or refi mortgage;
(520) 349-9090

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Comment balloon 29 commentsMike Jones • July 15 2009 12:24AM



It's good to have friends!

Good luck.


Crash, is a treble name for a horse! I may be sensitive because Goldie the little Arab mare that carried me from child to maturity (10 to 30) took 8 major falls (crashes) I was abroad for 7 of them! Including a week before Brenda and I married, when I flipped her end for end! No bruises showed a week later at the wedding!

Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) over 11 years ago

Congratulations, Mike. You know I wish you all the success in the world my friend. 

Posted by Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired (Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®) over 11 years ago

Congratulations my friend I was sure that it would not take you long to land with a good company.  Much luck and continued success.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 11 years ago

Congratulations, Mike!  Sorry you had to go through all that mess, but making a move always gets the adrenalin pumping.  I'm sure you'll be busier and happier than ever.

Posted by Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.) over 11 years ago

Mike, Congratulations!

I bet the shops that wanted to sign you, but didn't, are pretty disappointed.

Posted by Cheryl Johnson over 11 years ago

Way to go, Mike!  You have nothing but my prayers and well wishes, you know that.  I knew that you would land in a safe place amid all the junk.  You have what it takes, my friend. 

Carry on!  We're all so proud of ya!

Posted by Carol Smith (Casmi Photography) over 11 years ago

Does Sunstreet realize what an asset they have yet? You alone will increase there name and exposure 200%. They are lucky you chose them.

Posted by Chip Jefferson (Gibbs Realty and Auction Company) over 11 years ago

GOOD MORNING MIKE!  Yay!  Riding into the sunset with Sunstreet!  Thanks for the personal email yesterday and soon as I have another Buyer - we'll be sure head in your direction -- Gab

Posted by Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner (KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate) over 11 years ago


You're welcome!  We look forward to it.


It's kind of you to say so; I can originate in all 50 states!


Thanks for the prayers and wellwishes!


It's a good shop, and I'm glad to be back to work.


You're right about the adrenaline.


Thanks, Bud!

Jesse & Cathy,



LOL!  The name is "CASH," not Crash.  The big $ sign.  Sorry to hear about Goldie, but it looks like you turned out none the worse for wear!  Thanks for being the first to comment.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 11 years ago

You'll probably call that horse Crash from now on!

Good luck on your new adventure! It sounds like the job is starting out well.

Posted by Donna J. Stephens, CRS (BHHS Ambassador Real Estate) over 11 years ago

They are lucky to have you. I'm sure you will do well.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) over 11 years ago

Congrats on getting together with Sunstreet and on being able to originate all across the country... That alone should make the switch worth your while.  Good luck in all 50 states!

Posted by John Morgan over 11 years ago

Mike - An able man will most likely find his way. May you enjoy your new company

Posted by Claude Cross, Charlotte NC Homes For Sale (Homes By Cross, Inc. ) over 11 years ago

Mike, congratulations on your move. I know that you'll do well!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 11 years ago

I love that her horse is named CASH!  WOW!  Congrats!!  8o))

Posted by Eleanor Thorne, Equity Resources 919-649-5058 (Equity Resources) over 11 years ago


That's what I get for responding in the middle of the night!

"Cash" is a great name, have you priced a bail of hay lately? :>)


Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) over 11 years ago


I like "Crash!"  Thanks for coming back.


You've been such a tremendous asset to me, and I want to say "Thank you" in front of God and all these witnesses!  You and Steve have gone through so much, and come out successfully.  It's an honor to know the two of you.


Thanks for stopping by; I'm excited about the move.


I sure will.  Thanks!

Little Brother,

You're another one who is such a strong and dependable person to have in my corner.  Love to you and Kathie.


Thanks, my friend!


I think that I will!  Thanks for stopping by to comment.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 11 years ago

Congratulations Mike. It will be rewarding to watch your faithful and loyal mortgage borrowers continue to follow you right to Sunset as they've followed you over the years.

One year, the mortgage bank I worked for had so many mergers, buy-outs etc that my Realtors did not even know who I worked for from day to day. But the crowing glory to it all was when a customer told me they didn't care if my office was in a bathtub, they'd keep coming back.

Of course I guess had I published a self portrait with TMI like Mr. Buell's, the bathtub comment would not have been a compliment. :)

Congratulations again. Kate

Posted by Kate Kate over 11 years ago

I'm sure it was stressful but sometimes we have to go through these things in order to head us in the right direction for something better.  Congrats on the new position, much success with it!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 11 years ago

congrats on your new position. you were always good at landing on your feet.

Posted by Sue Jones over 11 years ago

I have a feeling that you handle your clients problems just like you handled yours.  Good Luck!

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) over 11 years ago

Hey Mike, Congratulations and good luck with your new company.

Posted by Suesan Jenifer Therriault, "Inspecting every purchase as if it were my own". (JTHIS-Professional Home Inspection Team) over 11 years ago

Congratulations on the bounce-back! Inspirational!

Posted by Ann Heitland, Retired from Flagstaff Real Estate Sales (Retired from RE/MAX Peak Properties) over 11 years ago

Mike, as I told you last night, you are an ethical and knowledgeable loan officer who will be an asset to any organization.  Congratulations!

Posted by Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty, Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona (Leolinda Realty) over 11 years ago


Now, get that mail out.

Get that e-mail out. 

Stroke some folks.

Good luck.


Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Glad to hear you made a quick, safe landing, and are amongst friends. I wish you all the best.

Posted by Karen Cooper, Helping Homeowners w/Home Loans in 27 US States (Karen Cooper | Sr Retail Loan Originator ! NMLS # 223305 | 360 Mortgage Group LLC Austin Texas) over 11 years ago

They are lucky to have you -- until your post that you went with them -- never in my life hard of Sunstreet -- but now that you are there and posting a whole new market knows who they are  -- because of you. All the best.

Posted by Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes (Benjamin Realty LLC) over 11 years ago

What a smart company!  I think they know exactly how lucky they are and are very grateful to have you on their staff!!!  Congratulations Mike!

Posted by Doreen McPherson, Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~ (Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe) over 11 years ago


Thanks for the encouragement!

Bob & Carolin,

They're an astute bunch, and I'm glad to be on board!


Thanks, my friend!


We're mailing, emailing and blogging!  Thanks for all your support and encouragement!


It was a pleasure talking with you.


You're another encouraging person; I sure appreciate you.




I think that I do just that; thanks for the observation!

Sis in law,

Thank you.  Love to you and Ryan!


It is better!


...a customer told me they didn't care if my office was in a bathtub, they'd keep coming back.  I love that!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 11 years ago

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