Northern California

John Holmgren

Branch Manager | Mortgage Advisor NMLS-293904
John Holmgren

About Me

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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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

Oakland, CA
4200 Broadway, Suites 4200-2 & 4200-D
Oakland, CA 94611