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About Ben Lane

Ben Lane

Ben Lane

Managing Editor, New American Funding

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

Homebuyers on a Budget: It's About to Become Easier to Purchase a Fixer-Upper Home

It’s about to become a little easier for buyers hoping to save a few bucks by purchasing a fixer-upper. Here's why.

Homebuyers are More Optimistic About the Housing Market Rising as Price Growth Slows

If there’s any one consistent thing about the housing market over the last decade, it’s that home prices have constantly been on the rise. But there could finally be some relief on the horizon for prospective homebuyers.

New Home Sales Fall for Second Straight Month, but Money-Saving Opportunities Exist for Homebuyers

The total number of newly constructed homes sold fell sharply in May, marking the second straight month of declines. However, there is a silver lining for homebuyers.

5 Year Rate Protection Pledge for a Refinance

See how our 5-year rate protection can get you a low rate and avoid repeat fees on a refinance.

5 Year Rate Protection Pledge

See how our 5-year rate protection can get you a low rate and avoid repeat fees.

Pros and Cons of Buying a Condo

Are you interested in buying a condo? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Buying a condo is somewhat like buying a single-family house, but there are some differences you should be aware of.

Tired of Losing Bidding Wars to Cash Buyers? NAF Cash is the Solution

Discover the new homebuying cash offer program from NAF Cash. Compete with all cash buyers in the real estate market. Learn more here.

Credit Tips: Why Does Your Credit Score Matter for Mortgage Rates?

Are you thinking about buying a home or refinancing your current mortgage? If so, one of the biggest pieces of the puzzle will be the interest rate you are eligible for on your loan.

Condo vs Apartment: Which is Better for You?

Are you conflicted between buying a condo or renting an apartment? Choosing one over the other presents a very different type of lifestyle, and it may be difficult to even know what the difference is between a condo and an apartment.

Tips for Improving Your Credit Score

Are you considering applying for a mortgage at some point in the near future? If you are, it is probably a good time to review your credit information and perhaps take steps toward improving your credit score.

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