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Ela Short Loan Consultant

  • NMLS # 498579

About Ela Short

It’s not hard to find a mortgage lender, finding one that fits your needs is what is important.  With over three decades of experience and excellent resources here at New American Funding, not only will you get competitive rates, we have a plethora of mortgage products for every need. 

My desire is to give you that 5-star experience through the process of purchasing or refinancing your property.

I would love to help you with your purchase or refinance goals. You can expect:

·             Professional advice and support in making your home financing decisions

·             A full spectrum of loan products from which to choose

·             Industry leading close times

·             Competitive Interest Rates

·             Technology to make your experience more efficient

Please give me a call today for answers to any of your home financing questions.”

Top Rated
Mortgage Lender

4.9/5 Based on 269,421 Reviews

Company Culture

NAF360 is our commitment to 360 degrees of trust and respect

NAF360 is our strength of character. It starts with each of us and flows from one person to another. It’s the trust we build with our clients, an understanding we’re here to help. It’s our ongoing contributions to the local community, the assurance we extend a helping hand. NAF360 is felt in our offices, transmitted in every call, evident in every referral, and shines brightly in countless glowing reviews.

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

Homeownership Initiative?

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.

Contact me today for more information!

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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.

Source: This dataset combines data from Public Records and MLS transactions. The data lists the number of all-cash purchases and the total number of home purchases nationwide including the most recent five quarters of data. (Cash purchase defined when a Property Sold record does not have a Mortgage Balance.) Data coverage is limited by available MLS coverage. Certain geographies like Georgia (especially Central GA), South Dakota and Vermont were impacted by this data availability. Land sales and manufactured (MFR) home sales are excluded from the dataset.

You're In Good Hands!

4.91/5 Based on 168 reviews

Alexandria M

Transaction Completed:

"Ela and team made things smooth. For us this was our first home purchase and a learning experience as well. In the best way, we have gained knowledge in the process, and if/when someday we get to buy another home we have no doubt this team will be our best again! Special shout out to Josh - you kept the line of communication open with all parties, helped answer clarification questions and kept us in the loop constantly every week. Thank you!!!"

Hayden, ID

Sailen B

Transaction Completed:

"Great communication and easy to work with"

Entiat, WA

Robert L

Transaction Completed:

"All information was clear, concise, and timely. All people involved were very knowledgeable, helpfull, and friendly.I highly recommend Ela Short."

Riverside, WA


Transaction Completed:

"Ela is excellent! She and her team were nearly always available and super knowledgeable. They really made the homebuying experience a great one."

Colville, WA
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Mission Statement: New American Funding (NAF) is an industry leader in culture, dedication to service, and lending to underserved communities. Through Latino Focus, the company identifies and addresses the challenges of Latino consumers in their pursuit of homeownership and to enhance the quality of their lending experience. We utilize education and awareness that aims to lift the community and build generational wealth through homeownership. By 2024, NAF is committed to providing $25 billion in home loans to the Latino community.


New American Funding

Chewelah, Washington

401 South Park Street, Suite E
Chewelah, WA 99109

Direct: 208-964-1395

Email: ela.short@nafinc.com

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