Making Your Home Ownership Dreams Come True
Whether you’re searching for your first home, buying your tenth, remodeling or building, or are looking to improve your financial situation, I can help.
I’m not your typical mortgage lender – my background includes 17 years in high tech marketing. I offer a different – better – approach and provide highly personal and highly professional service:
- Home loan options and rates that fit your individual needs
- Advocacy and communication so you (and your realtor) understand the mortgage origination process – the what, when and why – every step of the way – and always know the status of your loan
- Expertise in a variety of home loan types (jumbo, conventional, renovation, refinance, FHA, investment, etc.) and the ability to help you anywhere in the United States
- Specialized expertise as a Certified Divorce Lending Professional, specially trained to help the divorcing and divorced (and their attorneys) navigate the complicated intersection of family law, tax law, property law and mortgage financing requirements
I remember the excitement of buying my first (and second and third homes) and I will do what I can to keep the process as simple as possible for you, so you can enjoy it to the fullest.
Ready to make your home ownership dreams come true? Contact me to get started now!
We truly enjoyed working with Rebecca while purchasing our first home this summer. She was professional, available, and incredibly helpful during the entire process. She always had time to answer even the most basic questions for us, which we will always appreciate. Can’t recommend her enough!Brit
Rebecca did an outstanding job with my Home Loan for my recent purchase. She’s sharp, responsive, and knows how to navigate through the mortgage process. She’s impressively organized, and has the tools at her fingertips to explain and compare the numbers for buyers. I really enjoyed working with her, and highly recommend her!Alana
Highly recommend Rebecca. She is responsive, highly knowledgeable about industry trends, details and honest. I appreciate her frank approach in laying out options and giving her opinion … in fact when I initially reached out to her about a refi – she actually advised me to wait to get a better rate. This straight-forward/in my best interest approach is a breath of fresh air (v. trying to sell something immediately). Highly recommend!Rachael
Recently, I was asked the following question: "If R puts 20% down on a home and splits the monthly mortgage payments with C, what's an equation that reflects each person's ownership interest? My boyfriend bought a house for $400K and put 20% down ($80K). The mortgage...read more
I was recently asked: What's a realistic down payment percentage for a first-time home buyer? This is a great question, especially in markets like Austin where home prices have been increasing steadily for several years. The simple, short answer is: for any buyer,...read more
Many people dream of having a second home. Wouldn’t it be great to have a place to escape to on the weekends or for vacations – your own private oasis? After all, Richard Branson, billionaire owner of the Virgin Group, has his own island – so you’re not asking for much. But there are certain things you need to be aware of before you take the plunge and buy an additional home. Since a lender is taking on more risk when providing financing for a second home, they may be a little less flexible in providing a second home loan than they were with your first one. In addition, there are a number of potential speedbumps that you should avoid along with opportunities that you might not have considered.read more
Mortgage Planning for Divorce
Going through a divorce is a difficult process – it is full of emotions, paperwork and stress on all fronts. As a Certified Divorce Lending Professional®, I can help the divorcing, divorce attorneys and other divorce team members navigate the complicated intersection of mortgage lending requirements and family, property, and tax laws. My goals are to help the divorced and divorcing make smart choices about their property and settlement and smoothly execute any needed home financing transactions.
This ebook is full of tips and expert advice for rebuilding your finances after divorce or death of a partner. Expert contributors include myself on mortgages, a financial planner, a psychologist, a CPA, a credit specialist, an insurance agent, and an estate attorney.
Working with divorced or divorcing clients often brings different challenges to a home sale or purchase, from your ability and desire to sell a home to financing options when buying. I can help you overcome these challenges and expand your expertise through my course “Divorce, Real Estate, and Mortgages: Principles for Realtors”, in which you will learn about how your role is different, protecting your commission, and how mortgage financing is different for the divorced and divorcing. Interested? Contact me to set up a course session or check out my events calendar to join the next session!
Resources to help you make a fresh start
Divorce is a major life transition that can leave you feeling like you’re lost at sea in a storm. The good news is, there are lots of professionals who have been there themselves, and want to help you navigate your way through the divorce and into a bright new future.
The Austin Divorce Resources group meets every month on the second Monday to let you connect in person with a variety of divorce professionals so you can quickly assess your needs, and who you want to help you with them.