Charlie Burkett has been in the lending business for 21 years. During these years he has worked in many capacities and understands every aspect of the business. Born and raised in Tucson Arizona he moved to San Diego to attend San Diego State University. He is married to Michelle and has two beautiful children named Sienna, and little Charlie. Charlie lives in Escondido and enjoys being a part of the community. His hobbies consist of mountain biking, golfing, playing music, and being with his family. Charlie is a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan as his family is from the area. He was sent there in the summers to stay with relatives and the buzz of the city really grew on him. Since Tucson never had a professional football or baseball team he gravitated toward a city with pride in black and gold.
Currently we are in an ever changing lending market and Charlie is here to help you navigate through it to make sure you, the client, and other business partners involved have a clear and accurate understanding of the specific financing through the loan process.
Get an idea of what your monthly mortgage payment may be, including costs associated with your mortgage such as property taxes, homeowners insurance, and Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI), if applicable.
Recalculate your new house payment based on loan amounts, interest rates, and other factors, to see if refinancing your mortgage is a smart financial move.
Calculate how much house you can afford. Get an estimate for a mortgage amount that may fit comfortably within your budget.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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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