Joe Long, Senior Loan Officer
I have lived in the world of mortgage finance for over 26 years and learned the industry through hands on experience, working in processing, underwriting, management and loan origination. The mortgage lending environment is in constant motion, changing day by day and it is now more important than ever to have a trusted and experienced lending professional by your side. I want to be your lender.
Did you know, home buyers, including first time buyers, can still purchase a primary residence with less than 20% down? Contrary to what you hear on the news, in the office or from friends, there are programs that cater to the needs of buyers with limited cash resources. The FHA has programs which allow for down payments of 3.5%. Mass Housing has programs allowing for as little as 3% down towards the purchase. Eligible Veterans can utilize VA funding to possibly finance the entire purchase price of their new home. An FHA 203k loan can be used to turn that 'fixer upper' into a home with a minimum down payment of 3.5% of the acquisition costs.
Qualifications obviously apply in all cases and the best way to find out how much of a mortgage you can afford is to apply for a pre approval. This process allows me to look at your entire credit profile so that I can give you solid, factual advice on programs that are available to meet your needs. As part of the pre approval process, income, assets and credit are all verified to determine how much and for what types of financing someone may qualify.
I grew up on the North Shore, graduated from the University of Maine and have settled in Ipswich to raise my kids along with my wife of 18 years, Julia.
I enjoy fly fishing, the great outdoors and I am a season ticket holder to my kids sporting and extracurricular events.
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