About Me

I have been a mortgage professional in the Northwest since 1996. With my years of expertise in mortgage industry, I take the time to counsel buyers to better understand their purchase transaction and various loan products while providing a helping hand step-by-step through the mortgage process. My philosophy is “client first” services, that includes 24-hour access for his valuable clientele. Experienced in all areas of residential real estate lending, contracting and negotiations, I have managed my impeccable career with the highest integrity and customer satisfaction success. I provide overall consultation relative to the loan process, FHA and Conventional loan products including purchase, refinancing, and new home mortgage loan consulting. Attention to detail, dedication and accountability are the core values to my career in the mortgage banking industry.

As a celebrated leader in the mortgage industry, my systematic attention to new products and changing economic markets that affect real estate are addressed through regular industry courses and seminars. A veteran with over 20 years of military service, I reside in Battle Ground with my wife Judy and son Chad.

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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

Vancouver, WA
3250 SE 164th Ave., Suite 200 & 100
Vancouver, WA 98683