About Me

As a mortgage advisor for Finance of America Mortgage, I know just how overwhelming the financial aspects of buying a home can be. Owing to my work history with some of the largest lending institutions across the nation and over a decade of direct mortgage experience, I will use my knowledge and expertise to help you navigate the loan process without losing your mind.

While many of the larger lenders can only offer generalized service at best due to the sheer volume of clients they take on, I’ve chosen to focus my personalized attention on only a handful of clients at any given time. Providing specialized, local service to Arizona residents allows me to provide a positive customer experience that generates referrals from past clients, financial professionals, and real estate brokers alike.

By presenting my clientele electronic services and solutions for the digital age, I’m able to save them precious time as well as money. Not only will I find you the terms that are just right for your budget, I will make sure all the legalities are skillfully handled to allow for a smooth closing. I am here to help you consider all of your options and concentrate on making the best decision for your needs, whether you want to refinance your current home or take ownership of that new property of your dreams!

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Why Finance of America Mortgage?

We’re not about pushing loan papers. We’re about moving your dream forward. And we do that through knowledgeable local advisors, a personal approach, and a variety of smart loan options.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many properties should I look at?

The total number of properties you may look at will depend on several factors, such as your budget and the housing availability in your area. In general, real estate agents recommend that homebuyers look at several properties before making a decision, but there is not an exact number. Most people look at 10 homes, at a minimum, so they can compare them. However, you may find the dream house with more or fewer searches.

What is the best way to search for homes?

When it comes to the best home buying tips, there are different ways to search for properties. Statistics from the National Association of REALTORS® reveal that 51 percent of buyers searched and found their homes on the internet, while 30 percent used real estate agents. Other ways to search for homes include asking friends, relatives, neighbors and homebuilders for help. A small percentage of homebuyers used newspaper advertisements and yard or open house signs to search for homes.

Should I get pre-approval before making an offer?

Although a pre-approval is not one of the required steps to buying a house, it can certainly help you stand out in a competitive market with many buyers. A pre-approval can show sellers that you’re serious and capable of getting a mortgage, so they may be more likely to accept your offer.

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My Office

Scottsdale, AZ
16427 N Scottsdale Rd., Suite 210
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday - 9 AM - 5 PM