Jasen has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. He began his career working for a large commercial bank as a Loan Officer, Branch Manager and Private Banker. Since 1999 he has worked in the mortgage industry originating over a quarter of a billion dollars in residential and commercial real estate loans and has helped hundreds of people realize their goals related to home ownership.
Jasen also developed and taught the “Understanding FHA Loans” course in association with the Washington Association of Mortgage Professionals which was used for Loan Originator continuing education in the State of Washington.
Over the course of his career Jasen has been recognized several times; including as one of the “Top 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40” by National Mortgage Professional Magazine, and as Seattle Magazine’s “5 Star Best in Client Satisfaction” each year from 2011 to the present.
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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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