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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

Qualified vs. Non-Qualified Mortgage Loans: What’s the Difference?

Looking for a loan but don’t know where to start? Have a non-traditional source of income and you’re not quite sure if you qualify for a typical loan?

What is Home Equity?

When it comes to home loans, you’ve probably heard the term “equity” on more than a few occasions, and you might have just as many questions. Fortunately, we have plenty of answers.

Can You Benefit from an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) or Guest House?

Looking for an extra way to make some money on a rented dwelling on your property while you remain in your home?

Self-Employed? Here's How to Get a Non-Qualified Mortgage Loan

Are you self-employed and looking for a mortgage or you want to refinance an existing one? Many in this situation have found it challenging to secure a loan without the usual proof of income that most lenders require during the mortgage approval process.

What Will the Rest of 2019 Bring for the US Housing Market?

If you can remember all the way back to the end of last year, more than a few experts had predicted higher mortgage rates for the US housing market in 2019

7 Quick and Easy Tips for Staging Your Home for Sale

If you want to sell your home faster, staging your house may help. Not only will this get your home showroom ready, but it will allow potential buyers to imagine themselves living there.

Interest Rate vs. Annual Percentage Rate: What You Need to Know

They may sound similar and are often used in the same breath when talking about loans, but an interest rate and the annual percentage rate (APR) are very different even though both involve the cost of borrowing money and how much you’ll end up paying your lender.

9 Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing a School District

Today more and more homebuyers with kids are factoring in the importance of the school district as part of their decision to purchase a home. But what makes a quality school district (and what doesn’t) is based on many considerations.

Who Makes a Good Candidate for a Non-Qualified Mortgage Loan?

Those looking into home mortgage loans have probably noticed that there are a variety of loan types to choose from. However, sometimes borrowers have extenuating circumstances that don’t always lend themselves to the typical loan requirements.

How to Get Back on Track if You Fall Behind on Your Mortgage

It can happen to anyone. You fall behind on your mortgage payments due to the loss of a job, divorce, illness, injury or an unexpected expense. Any of these scenarios can be serious financial setbacks, but with some strategic thinking, can be overcome.

How low will your payment be?