I live in Marco Island, FL with my wife Angela and two children, Elise and Easton. We moved here from sunny Minnesota back in August of 2010 and haven’t looked back; we love it here. I currently serve as the SWFL Area Manager for Finance of America and am responsible for increasing FAM’s footprint in the area. I do this while continuing to originate loans as I enjoy helping clients with their financing needs. During my time in the mortgage industry I have encountered many different scenarios as a Loan Officer, and Manager. My ability to think outside the box in has helped get numerous families get into a home and many of my Loan Officers do the same thing for their clients. The high level of service I offer my clients, referral partners, and business associates is the cornerstone of how I do business. My previous career as a professional baseball player taught me how to persevere through adversity in order to meet goals and to work as a team. Put my experience and service to work for you on your next home purchase or refinance; you won’t be disappointed.
Get an idea of what your monthly mortgage payment may be, including costs associated with your mortgage such as property taxes, homeowners insurance, and Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI), if applicable.
Recalculate your new house payment based on loan amounts, interest rates, and other factors, to see if refinancing your mortgage is a smart financial move.
Calculate how much house you can afford. Get an estimate for a mortgage amount that may fit comfortably within your budget.
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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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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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