Great Lakes

Lee Heckenlaible

Mortgage Advisor NMLS-1775593
Lee Heckenlaible

About Me

My interest in finance and investing began at an early age and I was trading stocks by the time I was a teenager in the mid-90’s.  Immediately upon graduating from Gustavus Adolpus College I went on to spend the last 16 years in the world of Finance.  After over a year of conversations with my good friend, Thomas Jussila, he convinced me to join the team at Finance of America.  It has been an amazing experience to learn from the best.  As a loan officer with Finance of America, I’m able to utilize my financial acumen in conjunction with the enjoyment of helping and networking with people.   

Every day brings a unique, new experience and the grind continues on when I leave the office.  I look forward to the opportunity to educate and guide clients using a relationship based process. 


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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.

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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

Edina, MN
7900 78th Street West, Suite 215
Edina, MN 55439