Charlie Sparks

Mortgage Advisor NMLS-195031
Charlie Sparks

About Me

Charlie began his mortgage career as a Loan Officer in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1986.  Having lived in the Midwest all his life, the winter weather finally got the best of him and he arrived in Albuquerque in 1997.  Here he served the New Mexico mortgage community for the next decade as an Account Executive and Branch Manager for a few national wholesale lenders, as well as a Board Member and Executive Director of the New Mexico Association of Mortgage Professionals.  In 2008, as the mortgage industry was adjusting to economic conditions, Charlie returned to his roots a trusted Mortgage Advisor and eventually joined Finance Of America Mortgage in May of 2013.

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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

Albuquerque, NM
320 Osuna Road NE, Suite G1
Albuquerque, NM 87107