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About Me

Kevin Areia is a Mortgage Advisor trained to help you achieve your real estate goals, whether they be new Purchase, Refinance, Reverse, Commercial, Fix & Flips and more. He believes in this digital age many consumers are searching for a more efficient, user friendly and fun mortgage experience. He is a lender who takes pride in protecting his clients time, money & sanity.

Kevin  joined Finance of America Mortgage in the spring of 2018, bringing extensive experience in service, sales, and the discipline of martial arts. It wasn’t until he had a very personal encounter with Mortgage lending that he grew interested in shifting gears to become a Loan Officer.

After losing his home in the real estate crash of 2006, and frustrated with continued increases in rent, he decided to reach out to a mortgage loan officer “just to see”. After meeting with one and receiving an evaluation of their finances, they were shocked to learn their home-buying potential. A few months later, Kevin and his wife closed on their new home, and couldn’t be happier.

This incredible experience was life-changing for Kevin and his family. He knew immediately that he wanted to help others in the same type of situation, and quickly became a licensed Loan Officer. While he is licensed to originate nearly every loan type, Kevin’s passion for first-time home buyers has fostered a natural niche.

Kevin’s confidence and attention to detail lets his clients feel comfortable and at ease, giving them more time to relax knowing that everything is being taken care of in a timely manner. He knows that buying or refinancing your home is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make, and for that reason he will do everything possible to make your experience a smooth and enjoyable one.

Kevin grew up in Northern California, where he lived until relocating to Reno in 2009. He is happily married to, and works alongside, his wife of over 16 years, Stefanie. Kevin has two wonderful kids: a son, Riley and a daughter, Taylor. When not helping his clients with their home funding needs, you will likely find him in the garage or cruising in his hot rods!

Kevin and his team were great on getting my home mortgage. They were quick on getting the paperwork processed and if any problems came up they were quick to resolve them. I've gone through this finance game several time with either home purchases or refi's and this had to be one of the easiest and stress free times. Give him a call.
Barney S.
We cant say enough good things about how awesome our home financing experience was with Kevin Areia and Finance of America. Seriously, we've bought homes before, but Kevin and his super great team streamlined the entire process for us, & pre-approved super fast! Our loan process also went so smoothly, we thought surely it can't be this easy (it NEVER had been before). Sometimes, I had to even call after hours about something and he NEVER failed to answer my text or call , now who does that these days? Kevin Areia does! Trust us, if you need a home loan and want an overall great experience, call Kevin Areia at Finance of America.
Julie C.
Thank you so much Kevin I can not be happier with how the process went. I was an extremely nervous first time own buyer and wanted to see if I could even afford a home. Not only did Kevin help me find that I could afford a home but he got me in contact with the amazing realtor Mechele Duhmael who got in touch with me THAT NIGHT. The next day Mechele and I were house hunting with 7 showings lined up! We found the perfect house in a little over 1 yes 1 week. Once the offer was accepted I sat back and Mechele and Kevin handled it ALL. I would get a call or text(my preference) updates. They ended up getting me into a home (on 5 acres, 3bd 3 bath at 1780sqft) that was appraised $20,000 over what I paid for it PLUS all said and done with the help of Kevin's advice and knowledge in types of loans my mortgage is only $1,495 while BEFORE I had this home my RENT was $1,556 plus the cost of my horse at $325. I will be HIGHLY recommended Kevin to all my friends and family. He and Mechele both showed up at my signing and had gifts in hand and made sure to know I was never alone in the process. Home buying is said to be a stressful time but with the work from Kevin and his recommendation as well as Mechele was minimal stress and no heavy lifting from me. I cannot thank Kevin and Mechele enough. You are truly the best. PLUS my title company said that Kevin's fee were loaner than a lot of the other fees she has seen when processing titles.
Kylynn N.

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