John Gardella

Sales Manager/Mortgage Advisor NMLS-305669
John Gardella

About Me

My name is John Gardella and I am a Sales Manager at Finance of America Mortgage. I have been in the mortgage business helping families buy a home for the last 26 years. I am currently a licensed Loan Officer in the states of California and Tennessee. I grew up in Durango, Colorado and finished my college education at Florida State University in Tallahassee. I have been married for 28 years and have a beautiful family with three children, one of which is currently attending Vanderbilt University in Nashville. When I am not working, I love the outdoors, golf, football, great dining, and growing my relationship with God. I am an avid Denver Bronco and Florida State Seminole fan. My team and I here at Finance of America Mortgage look forward to being of service to you in helping you with any financing options with a new home or your existing home

Please feel free to call me or email me with any mortgage financing questions.

Thanks go to you and John and all at Finance of America. From the time John contacted us with a great rate and deal, this process was even more smooth than the previous time. Even with the few slight road blocks that came up, you handled them really well. We could not be happier with your service.
Sid & Tracee S.
Leisa and I are one week away from closing on an incredible home in Thousand Oaks. Just wanted to say thanks for all you did to help us. Also wanted to say how thankful we are for John Gardella and his team. Their thorough work and excellent communication made this a very smooth process. We are really excited about the house and putting down some roots in Thousand Oaks and you guys helped make it happen. I look forward to continuing our work together at Oaks! - Eddie M.
Eddie M

John Gardella's Reviews

5.0 Star Zillow Rating
5.0 Star Zillow Rating

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

Agoura Hills, CA
30401 Agoura Road, Suite 220
Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday - 9 AM - 5 PM