Amanda Benson Sr. Loan Consultant
- NMLS # 1232051
About Amanda Benson
My name is Amanda Benson, and I am proud to work with the community on behalf of New American Funding. As a highly-skilled Sr. Loan Consultant, NMLS #1232051, my goal is to provide the best customer service possible along with knowledgeable, unbiased advice.
It may sound cliché, but mortgage lending was my destiny. Most of my family have been in the business at one point or another, including parents, aunts, and uncles. I spent afternoons as a young child coloring in the conference room of a mortgage lending office.
Promptly after high school, I started college with every intention of making my own path in the sciences. I have a biological sciences degree among a few others. I thought I would pursue Orthodontics, then considered Healthcare management. When I started at California State University Sacramento, I switched gears to business administration. That is when mortgage lending pulled me back in.
I finished my degree as a full-time student while working full time as a production assistant to a leading area loan officer. I quickly grew to love the puzzle of qualifying buyers – every situation is unique. Even more so, the rewarding feeling of helping a well deserving buyer to obtain the keys to their new home.
In the years that have led to now being named in the top 1% of mortgage loan officers nationwide, I have created lasting relationships with people across California as their lender for life. There is no greater compliment then knowing my commitment, integrity, and knowledge of the industry does not go unnoticed through repeat customers and customer referrals.
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Pathway to HomeOwnership
Are you Ready?
At New American Funding, we believe that every person deserves a clear path to achieving their dream of homeownership. So, we created the Pathway to Homeownership initiative to alleviate some of your financial worries.
What is the Pathway to
The Pathway to Homeownership offers qualified borrowers in select areas up to $8,000 in assistance. These funds are not a loan that needs to be repaid and are available to first-time homebuyers in designated areas.
This program can also potentially be combined with other down payment assistance programs to offer you even more support as you build the life of your dreams.
NAF Cash Can Turn You into a Cash Buyer
Buying in cash means convenience, certainty, and may mean cost savings too. In fact, buying in cash may help you save up to 11% over those using a traditional mortgage.* With NAF Cash, you can make a competitive, true cash offer that is not contingent on financing and close in little as seven days without having to sell your current home first.
*According to a study from researchers at the University of California - San Diego, cash buyers have paid about 11% less than using a mortgage. Reher, Michael and Valkanov, Rossen, The Mortgage-Cash Premium Puzzle (September 24, 2021). Available at SSRN: ssrn.com/abstract=3751917 or dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3751917
Every story of home buying is unique, we offer a variety of loans to meet our clients' needs.
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"Amanda was amazing. Very considerate and helped me through a very difficult time. Always making me comfortable and answered all questions and concerns"
"Amanda, would answer our questions after business hours or during the weekends. She exceeded our expectations at every turn. She is definitely an asset to your company!"
"We are continually impressed by Amanda—her communication, professionalism, and effectiveness. She is a trusted advisor and maintains the highest standards of quality. We are so grateful!"
"Excellent communication and speedy process"