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About Ashley Cantley

Ashley Cantley

Ashley Cantley

Staff Writer, New American Funding

Ashley is a staff writer at New American Funding. She brings two decades of experience to her role at NAF, having written scripts for Emmy Award-winning television shows, a best-selling book published by Workman, entertainment articles and personal essays for major national magazines, and TV commercial campaigns for well-known home brands.

Posts by Ashley Cantley

Beat the Heat: 7 Ways to Save Money on Buying a Home This Summer

The challenges of today's housing market don’t mean that would-be buyers and bargain-hunters should despair. Instead, they should strategize. In fact, there are plenty of ways that buyers can save big money.

Nine Mortgage Lenders Rejected This Technician Before He Finally Became a Homeowner. This Is How He Did It

Unfortunately, it's not as easy for some people to get a home loan as it is for others. Here's the story of how someone who was turned down by nine different lenders was finally able to buy a home.

How the Right Lender Can Guide You Through the Entire Homeownership Journey

You are ready to buy your home, but where do you start? From obtaining the initial loan approval to finally moving into your new home, this article outlines the crucial stages to ensure a seamless experience.

One-Time Close Loans: Empowering Homeowners Who Are Building and Renovating in a Changing Market

Our One-Time Close loans and other unique products are designed to help people overcome the challenges of building and renovating homes in the current market.

Empowering Homebuyers: Success Stories from Our Team

Here's the success story of Ericka and Pat. Before working with NAF, they weren't able to get approved for a loan. But NAF helped make it possible to get approved and buy their home.

Innovative Solutions to Homeownership Disparities: A Close-Up on New American Funding's Strategies

Homeownership remains a cornerstone of the American dream. Although disparities in access to homeownership continue to persist, efforts are underway to address these inequalities.

House Hunting Checklist

This comprehensive house-hunting checklist will guide you every step of the way, helping you navigate this journey smoothly. From preparing for property viewings to making the most of open house visits, this is your how-to.

Homeownership as a Pillar of Wealth: Strategies for Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

For many in historically underrepresented communities, the dream of homeownership—and the financial security and wealth it can build—remains elusive due to longstanding barriers. But here's the good news: actionable strategies and resources can help bridge the gap.

The Evolution of the New American Funding Logo: From a Rising Star To a Mortgage Icon

The New American Funding (NAF) logo has undergone a transformation that mirrors our company's journey. It symbolizes our commitment to service, integrity, and innovation.

How New Real Estate Commission Rules Could Affect First-Time Buyers

With "commission decoupling," buyers and sellers will now shoulder the responsibility for their respective agents' fees. This change will create a new financial landscape.

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