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Whether you are buying or refinancing, we understand it can be a big and often daunting decision. That’s why we want to make providing your information for your home loan quick and easy.

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Learn everything you need to know about financing a home. Information is categorized for ease of understanding.

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Meet Alex Jaffe

I’m your loan officer; I take a complicated process and make it simple and easy.

I ensure it is an understandable, fast, and smooth, because I handle the details. I help you choose the best loan program and pricing possible. I anticipate needs, answer questions, and keep you up to date, so that there is nothing to worry about.I help you make the right financial decision for you now, with our sights and minds always considering your future.

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Testimonials

  • Alex was a consummate professional during the entire process. He knew when it was appropriate to talk about something over the phone rather than email. He was straight with me about what I could and could not afford. He patiently went over details with me and helped me weigh the pros and cons of certain decisions, such...

    user2998841 from Arlington, VA

    Alex and his team did a fantastic job. The website worked well and the team was always on top getting me the necessary paperwork in a timely manner. Whenever I had any questions, someone on Alex's team was quick to respond. I'd definitely recommend Alex to anyone looking for a smooth home loan process.

    Alexander R.

  • Alex was a consummate professional during the entire process. He knew when it was appropriate to talk about something over the phone rather than email. He was straight with me about what I could and could not afford. He patiently went over details with me and helped me weigh the pros and cons of certain decisions, such...

    user2998841 from Arlington, VA

    Alex and his team did a fantastic job. The website worked well and the team was always on top getting me the necessary paperwork in a timely manner. Whenever I had any questions, someone on Alex's team was quick to respond. I'd definitely recommend Alex to anyone looking for a smooth home loan process.

    Alexander R.

Condominiums and Cooperatives

Over 40% of our business is in financing these properties. Work with a loan officer with experience in these more complicated purchases.

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Local and National Awards

First Home Mortgage

Top Producer, 2016
Chairman’s Club (6x)

Washington DC

Key to the City awarded by the DC Housing Finance Agency

DC Open Doors Top Producer, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

National: Top Producing Mortgage Loan Officers in the nation

National Mortgage News, 2015, 2016 (Top 200)
Mortgage Executive Magazine, 2016 (Top 200)
Scotsman Guide Top Producer 2016 (Top 500)

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Down Payment Assistance

There are down payment assistance and low down payment programs available both nationally and locally.  I have written below the descriptions of each program to aid in understanding what is available.  During your initial conversation, we will review your financial situation to see what is the best fit for you. For most first time buyers, putting together the down payment is the hardest part of purchasing.  And so the government has eased this by offering down payment assistance programs with either grants or interest-free-loans.  The "catch" is that sometimes these loan programs come with higher interest rates than if you...

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Employment history

Whenever you apply for a loan, you'll be required to provide a two year history of either employment or time in school. If your income is salaried, we'll calculate and qualify your income based on your salary. If your income is variable and is hourly, bonus, commission, or via tips, we'll calculate your income based on a two year historical average. If your income is via self-employment, we calculate your income based on your profit (after expenses) as reported in the past two years' tax returns.   These are general rules.  There may be some flexibility in the calculation based on...

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Local First Home Mortgage Branches:

1015 15th St NW Ste 375 Washington DC 20005 (Metro: McPherson Square)

8401 Connecticut Ave Ste 1100 Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (Metro: Bethesda)

Phone Numbers:

202-448-0883
240-479-7658

Email:

ajaffe@firsthome.com

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