Since 1989, John K. Holmgren has been committed to responding quickly to client needs and structuring loans that are well-suited to individual financial situations. John was formerly associated with United Savings Bank, Sears Mortgage Securities Corporation and PMI Mortgage Insurance Company.
He received his MBA from UC Berkeley, his MA in International Studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC and his BA in Political Science from UC Berkeley.
In addition to running his office, John is also an active member of Oakland Rotary #3 and enjoys tennis, travel, music in all forms, soccer and spending time with his wife and three grown daughters.
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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.
Loans That I Specialize In
Homebuyers age 62 and older can unlock equity in their current home to finance a new home with this loan.
For homebuyers who need larger loan amounts, these loans feature interest-only, adjustable rate, and fixed rate options.
Fixed Rate Loan
Offering predictable payments and protection against rising interest rates, this loan is ideal for homebuyers who prefer fixed monthly payments.
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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