Do You Need a Menlo Park, CA Mortgage Broker?
Whether You Are Buying a Home, Making an Investment or Refinancing, We Can Help!
Sara and I have guided hundreds of people through the home buying and refinancing process. If you choose to work with us, we will:
- Help you put together a complete and comprehensive application, one that will highlight your qualifications
- Explain your options and provide tools so you can choose the best home mortgage available in Menlo Park to meet your needs
- Provide a custom spreadsheet that shows, in detail, all aspects of home ownership: the monthly payment, taxes, insurance, any Menlo Park HOA dues, closing costs and your specific tax benefits
- Provide your realtor with a spot on pre-approval letter that will boost your offering power
- Ensure all of your personal information is handled with the highest levels of security, privacy and discretion
We are hands on. We prepare all the paperwork, underwrite your file and deal with the lenders. We will work with you from start to finish, and won’t hand your file off to a mindless worker bee who doesn’t know you. You relax while we do the work!
The Process We Will Guide You Through
We will guide you through the entire home mortgage financing process, from start to finish. Let us help you achieve mortgage success through our five easy steps!
- Step #1: Pre-Qualification
- Step #2: Pre-Approval
- Step #3: The Escrow
- Step #4: Closing
- Step #5: Keeping in Touch
Natasha Lovas — Menlo Park Home Financing Expert
As a trusted and experienced home mortgage loan consultant for Menlo Park residences, Natasha is a natural pick to guide you through the tricky home loan process. Her vast expertise, coupled with her efficiency and enthusiasm, ensures that you will get the right loan and the best rate. Before becoming a professional mortgage broker, Natasha was a civil litigator in San Francisco. While skilled at organizing and presenting cases, she realized her true strength was in advocating for her clients. So, in 1993, she took her litigation skills to the mortgage table. Her personalized approach is what has made her one of the most trusted and sought after loan professionals in the Bay Area. She loves helping people one-on-one with the most fundamental part of their lives: their homes.
Are You Moving to Menlo Park – Did You Know?
It was two Irish immigrants, Dennis J. Oliver and his brother-in-law D. C. McGlynn, that bought a 1,700-acre tract of land on the former Rancho de las Pulgas to erect a gate with a wooden arch reading the name “Menlo Park” at the entrance to their property. That is now the intersection of Middle Ave and El Camino Real. That word “Menlo” was derived from the owners’ former home of Menlo, in County Galway, Ireland. It was then that the San Francisco and San Jose Rail Road named a closeby station “Menlo Park” after the sign. Caltrain still uses the 1867 station building on the platform used by the local Chamber of Commerce. The town around the station became a popular home for San Francisco businessmen. In 1870, a post office arrived, and the city was incorporated in 1874.
Menlo Park is on the eastern edge of San Mateo County, and is an affluent town in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. It is bordered by San Francisco Bay on the north and east; East Palo Alto, Palo Alto, and Stanford to the south; Atherton, North Fair Oaks, and Redwood City to the west. With nearly 70% of its residents having earned an advanced degree, Menlo Park is one of the most educated cities in the state of California and the country. The city was ranked in the top 15 US cities in CNN’s “Best Places for the Rich and Single” to live. It is predominantly Democratic, with 47% of residents being registered Democrats and 32% being Republicans. Menlo Park has been divided for over 20 years about environmental, traffic, and other issues, and between many residents and business interests. It is the companies on Sand Hill Road, mostly venture capital, private equity, financial services, law firms, and other professional service companies and investment vehicles focusing on technology that fuel the city economy.
The city’s area of 17.4 square miles is 9.8 square miles of land and 7.6 square miles of water. Downtown Menlo Park’s main street is Santa Cruz Avenue, with the Menlo Center seated at its intersection with El Camino Real. The Menlo Park Civic Center is located at Ravenswood Avenue, Alma Street, Laurel Street and Burgess Drive, containing the council offices, library, police station and Burgess Park. Menlo Park has a population of about 32,026, with a density of 1,839 people per square mile. Menlo Park is home to SRI International, formerly Stanford Research Institute. It is also home to the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, corporate offices and show gardens of Sunset Magazine, Google Inc., and Facebook global headquarters. It is adjacent to Menlo College and Stanford University and Stanford Shopping Center.
Quality of Life
Notable residents of Menlo Park include Joan Baez, folk singer; Isaac Baron, professional poker player; Sergey Brin, Google founder; Lindsey Buckingham, musician; Henry Cowell, composer; Brandon Crawford, San Francisco Giants shortstop; Jeanne DuPrau, author; Nancy Farmer, author; Chris Gulker, photographer, writer; Vince Guaraldi, jazz musician; Jack Herrick, founder of wikiHow; and Ken Kesey, author. The city has bike trails and walking paths, charming neighborhood shops and area attractions, and a historic train station. Many of the communities in the city embrace the area’s natural surroundings, as shown by the thousands of trees found scattered throughout local neighborhoods. The Spanish and Mexican influences of Menlo Park provide inspiration for the city’s dining selections.
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