Ben is the Managing Editor for New American Funding. In this role, Ben helps with content creation, news coverage, and serving our audience of borrowers, real estate agents, loan originators, and other housing professionals. Prior to joining New American Funding, Ben worked at HousingWire, a top housing media outlet. Ben joined HousingWire in 2014 as a reporter and was later promoted to Senior Financial Reporter, Editor, and eventually to Managing Editor. During his time at HousingWire, Ben helped elevate HousingWire to national acclaim and record traffic growth. He was also honored with multiple awards for his work, including an Eddie Award from Folio Magazine and a Gold Award for Best Trade Magazine Story from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.
Posts by Ben Lane
This is it. You’re ready to make the move into homeownership. From all the online searching you’ve done, you know you need to get “pre-something-ed” to prove you are a serious buyer. However, which is it: pre-qualified or pre-approved? Both sound good, but they serve different purposes.
- Dec. 2, 2021
- Personal Finance
Given the rise of remote work over the last 18 months, it can be argued that vacation homes have never been more popular than they are right now. A recent report from the National Association of Realtors showed that vacation home sales were up by more than 16% last year and were up by an astonishing 57.2% in the first four months of this year.
- Aug. 19, 2021
- Home Life
- How to Read a Loan Estimate
- How a New Job Affects Getting a Mortgage
- 10 of the Most Affordable Cities to Buy a Home in 2022
- DTI and What it Means
- Inflation Is No Longer Transitory
- What are the Types of Fixed-Rate Mortgages?
- What is an Energy Efficient Mortgage?
- Pre-Approved Mortgage or Pre-Qualified
- VA Loans in 2021
- Transitory Inflation