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Michael Johnston

Mortgage Advisor NMLS-241833
Michael Johnston

About Me

Michael helps people manifest the vision of how they want to live and is inspired to see them on a path of stability and abundance.  He educates clients about the mortgage process so they can make wise, informed decisions.

A seasoned mortgage advisor, he began his career at Home Savings of America.  His background includes loan origination, marketing, lead generation, underwriting and appraisal.

Michael is at the forefront of helping companies introduce voluntary mortgage benefit plans to their employees which enhances financial wellness and employee retention.  He leads a team providing all types of home loans including conforming, jumbo, FHA, VA and reverse mortgages.

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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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$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

Westlake Village, CA
31200 Via Colinas, Suite 110
Westlake Village, CA 91362
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