The Bill Black Team Joins The Wood Group

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The Bill Black Team Joins The Wood Group
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The Wood Group of Fairway is proud to announce that The Bill Black Team has joined our production group. Based in the Austin area, The Bill Black Team serves Texas borrowers as well as borrowers in other states including California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, and Washington.

The Wood Group of Fairway, a Texas-focused group within Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, is pleased to welcome The Bill Black Team as the newest addition to its sales production team. Even in the midst of industry downsizing, The Wood Group of Fairway is committed to growing its team of mortgage professionals serving the state of Texas and beyond.

About The Bill Black Team

The Bill Black Team is Bill Black, Branch Manager, NMLS 543308; George Abaide, Loan Officer, NMLS 2009936; April Jones, Licensed Loan Officer Assistant, NMLS 1243217; and Maria Kennedy, Loan Officer Assistant. While the team calls the west Austin area home, they are licensed to conduct business in Texas, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, and Washington, with additional state licenses pending.

Bill Black joins The Wood Group as Branch Manager for one of our three Austin-area offices. A 20-year mortgage industry veteran, Bill previously worked with Guaranteed Rate as SVP of Mortgage Lending since January 2020 and Prime Lending as a Senior Mortgage Loan Officer from 2012-2020. Specializing in jumbo loans, The Bill Black Team generated over $70 million in funded loans in 2021 and looks to continue growing and expanding their business with the support and resources of The Wood Group.

Fairway is a big, recognizable company with a fantastic reputation. I feel like our team has the same type of reputation so it's a good fit.

Bill Black


Branch Manager, NMLS 543308

About The Wood Group of Fairway

The Wood Group of Fairway is part of Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, a top-ten mortgage lender in the nation recently named the #1 workplace in the U.S. by Energage. With a staff of over 200 mortgage professionals and 20 offices spanning across the state of Texas, The Wood Group is dedicated to finding the best mortgage options for each of our clients, providing quick closings and turn times, and simplifying the mortgage process for our borrowers.

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