Marie Cuddihee - Senior Mortgage Banker
A message from Marie:
"Your confidence is my finest compliment. Success doesn’t get much more complicated than finding out what you love to do and being good at it. It takes strength to persevere in an industry that is ever changing, to have tolerance and “keep the faith”. My mortgage career since 1998 has been forged by endurance, sincerity, ethics and my genuine concern for clients as people and the Golden Rule or Ethical Code…To treat others the way I wish to be treated."
During the past 15 years I’ve worked with some of the area’s top mortgage lenders and have been privileged to forge trusted relationships with real estate agents, title companies and past and present clients in Missouri and Illinois. The mortgage lending industry has undergone substantial overhauls during that time and it’s a challenging task to stay abreast of regulations, guidelines, rules, etc. The aforementioned has allowed me to work side by side with many of the area’s top real estate and mortgage professionals and I am grateful for each opportunity and experience that I’ve been afforded.
"This was my first home purchase, and I enjoyed learning about the experience. I had a wonderful experience and was very pleased with the way Marie went out of her way to accommodate me."
Melissa J Rieger
"We just wanted to take a minute to thank Marie for all of their help throughout our entire refinancing process (and keeping Sean company while we were completing our paperwork). This is by far the best experience that we have ever had. We would highly recommend both of them to anyone! When it comes time for us to move and financed our new home, we will be most certainly coming to see them. Thanks Marie for everything."
Mike and Cheryl
"I can't thank Marie enough for all the hard work and quick turnaround she gave us during this process. I felt confident through the entire process that we made the correct choices, and working with her helped ease much of the stress that comes during this process as I knew she was taking care of us well. Thanks again for everything, I will be sure to refer Marie in the future if we have any friends or relatives looking to buy or refinance a house."
John and Lori Parrett
"The staff at F and B were warm, professional, and helpful. We appreciate the services F and B provided to me and my family. We felt like we were in good hands and trusted them all the way. Marie was a joy to work with and I will refer others to her."
"Marie was able to get our mortgage approved in short order with little hassle for us. Our last lender aggravatingly asked for similar documentation on more than five occasions. With Marie it was only once or maybe twice."
"Marie is wonderful. The amount of professionalism and expertise she brings to the table is impeccable. I would never do a deal without her."
"Marie is amazing. Always on time, professional and extremely knowledgeable. It is a rare find to come across a professional in any field that is willing to go above and beyond and put the client's interest ahead of their own at every opportunity."
"I had not been through the "home buying" experience in 18 years and I was not been looking forward to the paperwork side of things at all! But I must say Marie and her office made it a breeze!! She came to my home to do the paperwork and left me with a very small list of things they needed to complete the loan application. From there on it was smooth sailing. She happened to be out of town on our closing date so she sent her assistant to meet us at the title office to assure that everything went as planned. I would highly recommend her and her office to anyone."
"While the mortgage application process is never fun-Marie made it as painless as possible! I sincerely appreciate her responsiveness & efforts she made in keeping personally involved in the process from start to finish."
"Marie and her team were amazing and very spot on! Always one step ahead and very through Marie and her team worked very fast and always communicated every step with us. We were really satisfied with our overall experience and would definitely recommend Marie and F &B Financial in the future!"
"Marie did a fantastic job going over everything about our loan in detail and making sure that we understood everything about it. she explained our different options that we had and helped us to get the best deal that we could. She went above and beyond when she tried to help resolve some issues on my credit report. I was very pleased with Marie & F&B and would refer them to anyone."
"It was a pleasure working with Marie! She was very meticulous with everything she did and was always available to answer any questions or concerns we had. She went above and beyond by offering names and phone numbers for items we needed. Thank you Marie!"
"My family experiences with the process of financing our home was off the chart great. We were always in contact by phone or by email between Marie or Matt. In either signing documents or needing more information to get us the correct percentage rate for our loan."
Alfred Jones - St. Louis Buyer
"The service was remarkable and the people were very knowledgeable. I was interested in a bridge loan but was not familiar with them. Marie recommended borrower the money from my 401k. I had not considered that. It turned out to be the easiest and quickest way to get the down payment for the new house. "
My experiences with the process of financing our home was off the chart great. We were always in contract by phone or by email between Matt and Marie. In either signing documents or needing more information to get us the correct percentage rate for our loan.
"There literally is no other person I'd go to for something like this other than Marie. She's helped my wife and I through multiple home sale/purchases as well as every person in my family She always puts your needs first and will give it to you straight on what is the best course of action. I recommend a friend to Marie earlier this year and they were blown away by her work ethic and attention to detail. Marie has been amazing to work with."
"Marie was amazing to work with. For perspective, I am a first home buyer, 20 something graduate student (read very limited budget), and I was going at it all alone. Beyond knowing that I wanted to buy a home, I had zero knowledge on what I else I needed to make that happen. On top of that, it was the 2021 real estate market. I was in way over my head to say the least. But in came Marie, who was professional, knowledgeable, thoughtful, kind, and generous with her time. At every stage she took time to educate me and gave me insight when I was confused (which was basically most of the time), and she was always a text away. I felt like she had my back through all this, and that is all I could have asked for. It’s been 4 months in my new home now, and I am very happy that I worked with her. I can’t tell you what mortgage company to work with, but I can tell you that you deserve a Marie in your corner."