Southwest

Kristi Lewallen

Mortgage Advisor NMLS-1189667
Kristi Lewallen

About Me

Starting as the receptionist at Lewallen Mortgage over 10 years ago, I’ve learned the mortgage business from the ground up. My experience as an assistant, stand-in processor, and transaction coordinator have given me a wide-range understanding of the loan process that most loan officers haven’t had the chance to obtain. In addition to my knowledge of the “back end” of the mortgage process, I thoroughly enjoy helping customers by answering their questions, helping them find the best loan program for their needs, and giving them guidance through the mortgage maze from application through closing, and beyond! Give me a call today and let’s see how we can change your financial future by purchasing or refinancing a home!

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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$50B+

Consumer Loans Funded

400+

Local Advisor Branches

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

Albuquerque, NM
8801 Jefferson NE, Building B
Albuquerque, NM 87113
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