New Hampshire - Portsmouth
1 New Hampshire Avenue, Suite 125
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Ray Tweedie joins Embrace as a Producing Sales Manager, focusing on selling mortgage loan products and supporting loan officers. He’s been named as the 2011 Affiliate of the Year on the Seacoast Board of Realtors. He’s also a 2017 graduate of the Hoffman Hass Fellowship through the NH Center for Nonprofits, and has received the 2018 Paul Harris Fellow Award for the Hampton Rotary Club and the 2011 Connector of the Year award for the Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce.
Ray has spent his entire professional career involved in one nonprofit or another – from working with the arts with service as the Chairman of the Logistics Committee of Pro Portsmouth to Vice Chairman of the Board for Hope on Haven Hill in Rochester, NH – a substance misuse hospital for women, for which he personally raised six figures. And he remains active in his community – is currently the Rockingham County Register of Probate, and is a former baseball coach with the Rye Little League.
Ray studied briefly at the University of New Hampshire at the Whittemore School of Business, and continued studies with the New England College of Finance out of Boston. He completed his studies in Fundamentals In Banking in 1998. Ray was raised as the child of a military family who lived around the U.S. – including at Pease Air Force Base where he was born (and where the Embrace Portsmouth office is now), and in Okinawa, Japan. He currently lives in Rye, New Hampshire.
He’s been married to his wife Alissa for more than ten years, and they have three kids: Emmah, about to turn 16; Isabella, age 9; and Raymond, age 8. His brother and sister also live close by, as do his mother and father. He has two dogs – Cooper, a Vizsla, and Otto, a miniature wire-haired dachshund. Ray is an avid golfer and mountain biker. He loves to read and travel to his family camp in Maine near Moosehead Lake. His idea of the perfect day would be in the low 70s with a nice onshore breeze, riding mountain bikes on the rail trail with his family and then coming home to walk the dogs and cook ribs on the grill.
Home Purchases Dip, as Mortgage Rates and Prices Rise
Homebuyers took a break last week, as rates rose and prices continued their upward climb. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, applications to purchase a home were down 3% from a week ago, marking the second consecutive week of declines. This happened as the average 30-year mortgage rate rose — from 3.17% to 3.18% —…Read More