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Shabrena Buchanan

Loan Officer

NMLS #1853622

8840 Stanford Boulevard, Suite 4100
Columbia, MD 21045
(443) 423-1566 (443) 423-1566
[email protected]
Specializes in
Purchase and Refinance
Purchase and Refinance
Refinance Loans
Refinance Loans



About Shabrena

As a mortgage loan officer, I’m on a mission to turn your dreams of homeownership into reality. Throughout my career, I’ve accomplished many goals by using a P/P/B/A strategy:

  • Planning and preparing the foundation to accomplish my desires
  • Programming resources needed to fulfill my desires
  • Budgeting and balancing resources to invest in my desires
  • Accountability means accomplishing all that I desire

No matter if you’re buying your first home or tenth, it’s my desire and dedication to help you reach your goals.

Success starts with personalizing the process. That’s why I treat each mortgage as unique to my client's goals, circumstances, and priorities. I’ll begin by listening to understand your goals so I can offer a home loan that’s right for you. Maybe a conventional mortgage will meet your requirements. Perhaps a jumbo loan is a better fit for your big dreams. I offer a wide range of loan programs, from FHA and VA, to conventional and jumbo. Whether you’re purchasing, renovating, or refinancing, my product recommendations will respect your unique circumstances and plans.

Effective communication and timely sharing of information is key. From pre-approval to closing and beyond, I’ll make sure you know what’s happening at all phases as it progresses through the process. I’ll always answer your questions and make sure your home loan continues to meet your changing circumstances. I’m ready to give you the outstanding home loan experience you desire and absolutely deserve.


Recent Posts and Articles

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    If you need a mortgage and are a current member of the U.S. Military, a Veteran, or a Surviving Spouse, a VA loan is an option for you.

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    Spring and summer are typically strong periods for home sales, and this season may be more competitive than ever. When navigating today’s complex mortgage environment, here are some things to consider based on recent trends.

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    Frosty Fixups: 10 Ways to Winterize Your Home

    Whether you’re facing snow showers or sunny days, now is the time to follow our home winterization checklist to stay warm all season long.

  • Fall Check Up: Protect Your Home in 10 Steps

    Preparing for a new season may spotlight home repairs. Maybe it’s something simple, or perhaps your roof is caving in! Read more about fall home maintenance and how we can help.

A homeowner with a child on his lap calculating whether to buy a new home or refinance his home loan

Owning a home is fun and fulfilling!

What’s not to love about having a space that is entirely yours? You can paint your bathroom fuchsia, have hardwood in the master, put up a wild Mosaic in the kitchen, install a smart thermostat, you name it. After all, it’s your home!

Equally enjoyable are the other personal and financial advantages of being a homeowner: security and stability, equity and wealth building, and more! I’m here to help you get the most from your home financing — whether you’re buying your first home, moving up or downsizing to match your lifestyle, or refinancing your current mortgage.


Helping your home financing process go smoothly.

  • There are some major milestones on your road to home financing. As your loan officer, I’ll be with you every step of the way to make sure you understand each one and get through them quickly.

  • How much will your mortgage payment be? How much can you save if you refinance? Is it better to buy than rent? Use these online calculators to crunch the numbers and see for yourself.

  • I separate myself from other lenders by offering a broader selection of home financing options — from loans for first-time homebuyers to refinance programs for accessing your home’s equity.

  • Before you explore the endless options of home financing, some preparation is in order. Planning ahead for your mortgage is the key to an easier and more successful home financing process.

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