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About Karen Rodriguez

Karen Rodriguez

Karen Rodriguez

Staff Writer, New American Funding

In her diverse freelance journey, Karen has taken on various roles that greatly inspired and fueled her growth. From creating digital products for websites and content strategy, she remains dedicated to continuous learning within the industry. In her current role, Karen writes about housing and lending at New American Funding.

Posts by Karen Rodriguez

4 Key Qualities to Seek in a Mortgage Lender

Choosing the right mortgage lender is pivotal not just in the initial homebuying journey but throughout the entire mortgage experience, impacting both the financial aspects of purchasing a home and the ongoing interactions with your lender

Is Now the Best Time for First-Time Homebuyers in 2024?

At the start of a new year, we are presented with fresh opportunities, and one important question in the housing realm is whether to buy or rent a home. Let's explore the factors to consider when making the right housing decision in the new year.

2024: The Year to Organize Your Space and Ace Your Real Estate Race

"New year, new me" – how many times have we heard that one? But in 2024, it's not just about reinventing ourselves; it's about reorganizing our spaces. And for those in the real estate game, be it buyers, sellers, or dreamers, staying organized isn't just a nicety; it's a necessity.

Offering Incentives in 2024 Could Help Your Home Sell Faster

The real estate market today presents unique challenges and opportunities for sellers. Offering strategic incentives can greatly enhance the appeal of your property to potentially fuel a quicker and more profitable sale.

2024 Condo Guide: Balancing Pros and Cons

As you stand at the crossroads of deciding between the charm of a condominium and the space of a single-family home, consider it a pivotal moment in shaping your lifestyle and realizing your future dreams.

Honoring Black Leaders: Paving the Way to Fair Housing During Black History Month

At New American Funding, we believe in homeownership's power to build wealth and create opportunities. In this article, we pay tribute to the trailblazing individuals who played a pivotal role in dismantling discriminatory housing practices and promoting fair housing for all.

Why Is a Co-Borrower Beneficial?

When purchasing your first home, there are several decisions that require careful consideration. One fundamental decision is whether to involve a co-borrower on your loan.

Who Should Hire a Real Estate Attorney? Simplifying the Process for Homebuyers

In the dynamic and often convoluted world of real estate, the decision to use a real estate attorney is not only a matter of formality but a strategic step towards safeguarding your interests. This guide aims to show you who benefits most from legal counsel in property dealings and the reasons behind it.

What You Need to Know About Bank-Owned Homes

As we navigate the dynamic landscape of the 2024 real estate market, one thing to consider is the presence of bank-owned homes, known as real estate-owned (REO) properties.

The 411 on the FHA’s 203(k) Loan Program

As the inventory of homes for sale tightens, you can find yourself looking at properties in your price range that do not meet your criteria or fighting the urge to step up into a higher price range in hopes of finding the perfect home. Meanwhile, you may have noticed that there are homes languishing on the market that seem well-priced but are in serious need of updating.

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