Black Brokerage Thrives Amid Covid-19 Pandemic; Expands to Alabama

Phoenix Mortgage Company shows success and growth during tough times
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Dec. 18, 2020 - PRLog -- Black-owned Phoenix Mortgage Specialist, Inc. is thriving amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. The Georgia based company is now expanding its services to Alabama. "We are extremely excited to start servicing the wonderful residents of Alabama," says owner, Lucius Mack. "Homeownership is the gateway to creating generational wealth for American families.  It's the single largest asset most people will acquire their entire lives and we want to help dreams come true in every city in Alabama."

Phoenix recently received its Alabama Consumer Credit License allowing it to operate both as a mortgage lender and mortgage broker in the state. According to economists, mortgage rates are falling drastically and consumers are taking advantage. Rates on 30-year fixed mortgages have recently dipped below 3 percent and it's keeping Phoenix Mortgage extremely busy in Georgia, and now in Alabama.

Growing a business hasn't been easy for Mack. The devastating market crash of 2007 cost his first company, previously known as Diverse Financial Services, everything.

"It was heartbreaking," reflects Mack. "We invested our entire livelihood into our business, and then it was destroyed." That same tenacity to survive in 2007 is the same strength Mack now relies on.

Of the nearly one million privately owned businesses, within the finance industry, less than 5% are owned by African-Americans, according to Census data.  "I am deeply proud to be among the 5% of Black owners in this industry," says owner Lucius Mack. "If little kids, particularly those who look like me, are inspired to work in this financial industry because of my work, then I am doing my part in society," adds the husband and father of four.

During this economic downturn, Phoenix has been specializing in helping the under-served and often rejected buyers. "I was unable to close with several other lenders, but Phoenix got it done," says new homeowner Shanae Bowles. From his company's inception, Mack has helped thousands of families, with credit scores as low as 620, secure the American Dream. "While major lenders are tightening their strings during Covid-19, we deal with smaller lenders who are willing to be more flexible," he says.

For the second year in a row, has listed Phoenix Mortgage Specialists, Inc. as one of the Top 19 Mortgage Brokerage firms, out of 149, in the Atlanta area. Phoenix outpaced its competitors in all of the five major scoring categories.

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