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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

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.

Juneteenth: Honoring the Legacy of Freedom for All

June 19 is a momentous and important day for many people in the United States. The day, known as Juneteenth, commemorates when the scourge of slavery ended in this country: June 19, 1865.

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.

How to Read a Loan Estimate

The mortgage process can be confusing and overwhelming sometimes. We get it. Luckily, there are plenty of resources and tools available to make the process easier and less stressful for everyone who did not attend the University of Mortgage.

How a New Job Affects Getting a Mortgage

Outside of buying a house, there aren’t too many things that cause more stress and excitement at the same time besides getting a new job. But what happens if you’re doing both at the same time?

DTI and What it Means

When it comes to getting a mortgage, there are a few numbers that are important to the process. Chief among those is your credit score, which is a numerical value that signifies how good you are at meeting your financial obligations.

What are the Types of Fixed-Rate Mortgages?

When it comes to buying a house or refinancing your existing mortgage, one of the most important decisions you will make will be what type of loan to get.

How low will your payment be?