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About Brian Harris

Brian Harris

Brian Harris

Editor, New American Funding

Brian is the Editor in Marketing for New American Funding. In this role, he leverages his 20+ years of copywriting and copyediting skills to support the company’s key messaging objectives in the online and print categories. During his career, he has worked across a continuum of industries serving the B2B and B2C markets. Brian attended California State University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications: Journalism and a Minor Degree in Political Science.

Posts by Brian Harris

Acceptable Down Payment Sources for a Mortgage

If you’re thinking, “I want to buy a home,” there are some important things to be aware of—especially if you’re a first-time home buyer. One important factor to consider is the down payment.

What to Know about Closing on a Home

From the buyer and the seller to the Real Estate Agent and the Loan Officer, closing on a home has different implications for different individuals.

11 Things to Do Before Buying a House

Buying a house can be an exciting time. While it’s one of life’s more important decisions, it can be accomplished simply with some basic preparation.

What is the Cost to Refinance a Mortgage and the Break-Even Point?

With rates so low, you may have wondered what the cost to refinance your mortgage is? The answer is that every refinance is unique, depending on your credit score, your income level, and whether you have a low loan-to-value ratio.

How to Buy a Home in a Seller's Market

In many parts of the country, potential homebuyers are noticing the low number of homes for sale. According to many real estate analysts, the situation looks like it’s not going to change any time soon, as more Millennials decide they are ready to make their move into homeownership.

Real Estate Investing 101

At some point, you’ve probably heard some talk about investing in real estate, and you may have wondered if it was right for you.

How to Create a Personal or Household Budget in 2021

Whether you are trying to build credit, pay off student debt, or are looking to buy a house or condo, having a personal or household budget in place for your finances is a smart move.

Buying a Home in a Different State - What You Need to Know in 2021

Interested in buying a home out of state? This can be a challenging process, especially if you don't know the area well. As more employees are working from home and moving into more affordable housing markets, relocating is becoming a real possibility.

How to Stop Paying Mortgage Insurance

When buying a home, your focus is often on getting the deal done with as low a down payment as possible.

Forecasting the 2021 Housing Market

It’s a New Year and that means bold new predictions for what 2021 may hold for the housing market. While there’s no way to absolutely know what’s ahead, there are some trends and signs that may offer a glimpse of what factors might impact the housing market this year, as well as few constants.

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