Goose Ritter

Mortgage Originator NMLS-1225177
Goose Ritter

About Me

John “Goose” Ritter has worked in many different aspects of the housing industry and is excited to bring the knowledge he has gained to Finance of America.  John loves the outdoors, and that is where you will likely find him when he is not at work.  He likes to garden, travel and soak up the Reno sun.

I always like to let people know when I get taken care of customer service wise. If you need a home loan or need to re-fi, my friend Goose Ritter is your guy. Super good follow up, always answers his phone, and on top of that a super nice dude! Call him at Finance of America Mortgage.
John Costanza
It feels like Christmas. Goose, thank you so much for getting us a great rate on our refinance loan. You made it so easy-even my “paper allergies” couldn’t hold you back!
Kathryn and Victorio Oliveri
We just refinanced our house to a 15 year (non FHA) mortgage and we want to thank Goose Ritter for making this process so EASY! Goose got us the best rates in Reno and the closing costs and fees were the lowest. Thank you Goose!!!
Meghan Gerber
There are not enough words in the vocabulary to thank you, Goose, for getting us through this home buying process. You took two people that were SO jaded with this process and turned us into HOME OWNERS!!! You are truly a genius at what you do, you are so professional, extremely gifted, so kind and never shied away from answering all of our ridiculous questions and PATIENT! Where others failed you not only succeeded you went above and beyond! Thank you so much for everything. If there is anybody out there thinking it’s impossible….Goose Ritter IS YOUR MAN!!
Lynnae Niederkorn
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After working with you for several years, I have seen how reliable, dependable, honest, and caring you are as a person. You are also a great person to work with. I will highly recommend you to anyone I meet that needs a new home loan or a refinance.
Theresa Price
You are awesome! We’ve done business through you when you were in sales and were very pleased with the way you listened to what we needed and what would be your suggestion to help us get what would work best for us. You not only sold us the best product for the money, but you also stayed in contact to make sure we were happy. Stay true to yourself, keep humble, and let truth be who you are! Go out and enjoy your life!
Judi Crawford
If you are looking to refinance or buy, John “Goose” Ritter comes highly recommended by me. He is a professional and a man of his word. Plus he always keeps it fun and relaxing. We have dealt with Goose on several occasions and walked away very happy each time.
Jan Del Carlo

Goose was the most helpful person when dealing with getting a mortgage. Though buying a house can be very stressful Goose put our minds at ease that everything would work out. Can’t thank him enough for the time and effort he put in to get me approved on my first house.
Jesse Fromeyer

It was a pleasure working with John “Goose” Ritter and Finance of America. Every step was explained and my many questions were fully answered. Goose made this process much easier than I expected. I will refer friends and relatives to contact Goose for any mortgage questions or transactions. Thank you for your patience. It was a great experience!
Gloria Richter
Goose went above and beyond. Even explaining the process to my Dad over the phone who lives out of town. He answered questions for me early in the morning, late into the evening. Definitely off business hours. They accepted my offer for my townhouse on June 6th and I was all ready to sign, earlier than originally expected, on June 30th. I will receive the keys today, July 1st. The whole process for this townhouse from start to finish was under a month. Amazing. Thank you so much Goose and Finance of America for all of your help! You have been great! I am so excited!

Brittin Daley
I had the most amazing experience with financing a loan with Goose and his team. They made process less scary and more exciting to purchase my first home. Today, 2 days away from 31st birthday I am getting keys to my new home. Thank you to Goose, his team and Finance of America Reno!!! I would not only recommend but I would also demand those looking for a home loan to only shop here!!! Why go anywhere else? You have Goose, Sue and the rest of the extraordinary team!!! Enough said…..(drops the mic) Love you guys!!!! And thanks again.
– Ebony Holmes

My Husband and I had The Best First Time home buyer Experience with Goose leading way!!! He was always on top of getting things done. Calling and letting me Know what to get done!!! Answered all questions no matter how detailed I wanted Them!! His Happy Fun Personality makes stressful times seem a breeze!!! We Would Definitely Recommend John Goose Ritter to Everyone we Know and Strangers looking for home loan!!! Thanks Goose For Always Being Simply The Best!!! Love You!!!!
– Joyce Lynn Howell
We really enjoyed working with John “Goose” Ritter. He kept us informed at every step, worked with our real estate agents, and was just a delightful person to deal with.
– Ron McWilliams

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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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Reno, NV
6900 South McCarran Blvd, Suite 2020
Reno, NV 89509