About Me

I have over a decade of mortgage experience with various lenders.  I started out working with the big banks (JP Morgan, Chase and Co last employer) and as time has past, scaled down to smaller, more consumer friendly mortgage companies.  I have always been a top banker in terms of volume and most importantly customer service.


Currently I am a Mortgage Advisor for a direct lender named Finance of America Mortgage.  We localize our services to just AZ and CA.  With with the larger lenders, you do not get specialized service, nor do you get experienced loan officers.  I focus my attention on a handful of clients every month instead of 20-30 in order to make a paycheck.  My experience has given me a wealth of knowledge in every aspect of mortgage lending and allows me to think outside the box to tailor loan programs to every individuals needs.  Whether you are looking to purchase a home or complete a refinance, please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any and all questions.  I am happy to help!

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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