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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

Homeownership Trivia: 12 Facts to Share

In honor of National Trivia Day, here are a dozen interesting facts about homeownership that may surprise you…or at least they will provide you with some memorable minutiae to use throughout the day.

How to Save Money for a Rainy Day and Emergency Fund

Saving money can be a challenge. However, setting aside money for a rainy day or emergency fund can be advantageous if you encounter an unexpected cost. Even if you’re cash strapped, there are still smart choices you can make.

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.

Renting vs. Buying a Home: Which is Right for You?

For many people, owning a home is the ultimate fulfillment of the American Dream. Buying a home is a major life decision, but is it the right time for you to buy?

Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costume Ideas

So, it’s almost Halloween and you’re looking for a clever costume idea that’s fast, simple, and affordable. No problem! Whether you’re celebrating Halloween virtually, at home with immediate family, or in a small, socially distanced group, there’s plenty of low-cost, DIY costume possibilities.

Fall Decorating on a Budget

The leaves are changing colors, temperatures are dropping, and pumpkins abound. Fall is here and it’s time to make indoor and outdoor DIY decorations that are seasonally stylish but stay within your budget.

How Do Elections Affect Mortgage Rates?

With election season upon us, many important decisions await voters, from local races to the national ballot. But what does this mean for mortgage rates?

7 Tips to Save for a House

For many of us, owning a home is part of the American dream. Whether you’re doing it for the first time or if you need a bigger house for your growing family, buying a home may be one of the most important financial decisions you may make.

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

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 Can I Benefit from an Interest Rate Drop?

When you hear the words “mortgage rates have dropped” and “lowest refinance rates in years,” many thoughts may race across your mind like “how does that affect me?”, “what can I do to learn more?” and “where do I start?”

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