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What are the first steps to take to homeownership?
As a long-distance runner and coach, I think that training for a marathon and planning to
buy a home are similar: fail to plan, plan to fail. Both require planning, goal setting and
strategy. We recommend an informal consultation six months to one year prior to home
purchase. Part of what we discuss is how to save and plan for this large purchase and its
new monthly obligations. Owning a home you love and living in a home you can afford
are not mutually exclusive. We help you identify the specific steps you need to take to
buy a first home, a move-up home or a vacation/investment property.
Many people diagnose their own mortgage options online. Research is great, for sure,
but keep in mind that mortgage professionals offer homebuyers an advantage by keeping
up-to-date with industry and local real estate trends. A web browser cannot replace that
level of experience and education. Shopping for a mortgage rate is frustrating, and there
are many components that go into an interest rate. Rates are critical, but don’t let that be
the sole focus of value. There can be other considerations that will affect you financially.
Why choose an established, local team?
We’ve provided home mortgage loans since 1986, working in every kind of market condition and in a variety of positions in mortgage banking. I grew up in Potomac and chose to
raise my family in Bethesda. As local homeowners, Lisa and I are invested in the community and want to help more people find the best path to homeownership. We’ve earned a
superior track record by providing excellent rates and services to your neighbors. Securing a mortgage loan is not the easiest thing to do, but we try to make it fun.
2001 K St. NW, Suite 150
Washington, DC 20006
Deb Levy, Vice President and Senior Mortgage Banker, NMLS ID 481255
Lisa Bennett, Residential Mortgage Loan Sales Assistant
“Best Mortgage Broker” by the readers of Bethesda
Magazine, 2012-2015, “A Top Vote Getter,” 2016
Top 1% of Mortgage Loan Originators Nationwide
2012-2016, Mortgage Executive Magazine
All loans are subject to credit approval and not all borrowers
will qualify. Loan rates and terms are affected by credit
score, down payment, occupancy and other financial
considerations, and are subject to change at any time.
EagleBank NMLS 440513