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Mortgages Aren't Spooky When you Have a Great Team!

Oct 21, 2022 ● By The Hood Magazine

Sponsored By: DVN Mortgage

When you see the word “mortgage” what’s your first feeling? If you’re a homeowner, maybe it’s worry over your monthly payment. Or if you’re renting, it triggers fear because you have no idea where to start. I’m here to tell you that with the right team, your mortgage experience can be smooth, stress-free, and anything but scary.

How does the right team make such a difference?

First, mortgage is complicated. But it shouldn’t feel that way to you. There are many steps to the process and intricate details to cover, but none of that falls on you. A great team works with you to collect all information through an easy, secure, and smooth process.

Second, buying a home is one of the most significant financial investments you’ll ever make. It’s crucial to have an experienced mortgage banker helping you navigate this journey. A seasoned mortgage banker knows how to find a loan that fits your financial goals and sets you up for future financial success. Experience is what sets great teams apart from the good ones.

Third, your decision to buy a home is exciting! Or at least it should be. The right team should feel like your biggest fans. They should celebrate every win with you, no matter how small. From application to closing, it’s essential that you feel supported, well-informed, and confident. A great team does just that!

So, what are you waiting for?! Whether you’re a repeat homebuyer, first-time homebuyer, or looking to build a custom home of your dreams, my team would be honored to help make it happen.

Here’s a little bit more about our team:

Kaleigh is our team captain. She knows the ins and outs of every borrower’s files, allowing her to jump in at any moment to ensure the process is smooth and your mortgage experience is nothing short of fantastic!

Derek, Brooklyn and Cade are the frontline. These three are the brains behind each prequalification to purchase a new home and every set of refinance numbers we present to you. They help ensure we have all the necessary documents to get you your approval letter so you can start shopping with your realtor! This is all done through an easy and secure online portal, personalized just for you.

Skylar gets the exciting role of helping you schedule your purchase closing with the title company. This is where you sign all the documents and become the official homeowner!

And last, but not least is Michael: the expert. Mike helps get your loan across the finish line. He’s the one who scrutinizes the documents and underwrites your loan. Mike is also the one who will say those three favorite words: CLEAR TO CLOSE!

Our talented and dedicated team is committed to helping you get the mortgage that is right for you. Give us a call today and let’s get you started!


Dawn Van Nieuwenhuyzen – Senior Mortgage Banker – NMLS #21096 – Plains Commerce Bank

Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.