Mortgages are like puzzles. I enjoy solving those puzzles and providing a clear path to a healthy financial future for all of my clients.
After getting my Bachelor's degree in Public Relations, I spent 15 years in the mortgage industry before joining the Commerce Home Mortgage team. I learned my work philosophy from my father when I was young. I once asked him why he left for work half an hour before he needed to. He told me he wanted to make sure he'd get there on time, no matter what happened. I always strive to have that same sense of responsibility and urgency whenever I am working with a client.
Outside of work, I have a devotion to service and a thirst for adventure. I am a private pilot and an advanced scuba diver. My wife and I enjoy feeding our friends experiencing homelessness or hardship every Saturday at the Crossroads Church in Costa Mesa, California.
Real Estate mogul, Sean Conlon, host of The Deed: Chicago on CNBC, was recently asked the question, should you buy? Or should you rent a house?
“I am a true believer that you save every penny and you buy your first house… and that is still the fastest path to wealth in this country.”
Conlon went on to suggest that first-time buyers put down 10-20% “if they can make it work,” and to remain in their home at least 4-5 years to see a return on their investment.
Within a few years of working in the real estate industry, Conlon had established himself as one of the leading agents in the United States and has founded 3 billion-dollar brokerages dealing in residential, commercial and investment sales. Since immigrating to America from the United Kingdom in 1990, he believes very strongly in the American Dream and the role that homeownership plays in achieving it. Conlon is quoted on his website as saying:
“I treat people the way I would like to be treated if I went in to buy a house and I work harder than anybody I know. I think if you do that in America, you will always succeed.”
Homeownership is an investment you can leverage against in the future that not only provides shelter and safety but also helps you build your family’s wealth. If you are debating whether or not to purchase a home this year, let’s get together to discuss the opportunities available in today’s market!