I am a veteran insurance and securities executive with nearly 40 years of experience, who founded and led two
successful Omaha, Nebraska companies.
In 2006 after an especially hard Nebraska winter I cried, “That’s Enough” come spring I retired and moved to
Carlsbad to escape the snow. I bought a home in Carlsbad in 2009 using a new product “Reverse for Purchase”. As
a CFP, the concept of making a larger down payment and not having mortgage payments as long as I lived in the
home was too good to pass up.
The result of this experience and my passion for Financial Planning started me on a new career. Retirements.
Planning for Seniors like myself using Reverse Mortgage products in collaboration with their Financial Planning
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.
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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