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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 (7x)

Washington DC

Key to the City awarded by the DC Housing Finance Agency

DC Open Doors Top Producer, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

National: Top Producing Mortgage Loan Officers in the nation

National Mortgage News, 2015, 2016, 2017 (Top 200)
Mortgage Executive Magazine, 2016 (Top 200)
Scotsman Guide Top Producer 2016 (Top 500)

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Home equity lines of credit

A home equity line of credit (HELOC) is generally a 2nd mortgage loan you take out in addition to the loan that you currently have.  Most homeowners take out a HELOC to finance home renovations.  Or, you could take out a HELOC to consolidate debt. When we work with clients who take out HELOCs, it's generally to help them finance larger purchase prices with lower down payments.  Taking out two loans rather than one loan allows you to do 3% down up to prices of $724k, or 5% down up to $977k. A HELOC monthly payment for the first ten...

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Prepay

12/29/17 update: The IRS just put out an advisory notice that you can only pay your 2018 tax bill & deduct the payment if it was assessed in 2017.  So far, only DC has asserted that they've already issued assessments (in October) and they believe the prepayment will be deductible. This is a new announcement and each county/city will need to respond to it.  So, whether the prepayment is tax deductible or not is now a gray area.  It is possible that only some of the payment will be deductible (all local counties and cities run a fiscal year that goes...

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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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