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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
Elite 8 (5x)
Chairman’s Club (12x)

Washington DC

Key to the City awarded by the DC Housing Finance Agency

DC Open Doors Top Producer, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

National: Top Producing Mortgage Loan Officers in the nation

National Mortgage News, 9x top 200 loan officers(Top 100 in 2023)
Mortgage Executive Magazine, 2016 (Top 200)
Scotsman Guide Top Producer 2016-2022 (Top 500 or Top 1000)
Washingtonian Platinum Producer / Top Mortgage Pro 5x 2019-2023

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Bank Statement Underwriting

Our bank statement program allows us to use 12 or 24 months of bank statements in lieu of tax returns to calculate income. This can be a helpful alternative for self-employed purchasers! This is a conventional 30-year fixed loan and is available starting with a 20%+ down payment. Two years of being in business, self-employed, is required. It's allowable to provide either 12 months of bank statements to document business income, or 24 months.  24 months will be potentially helpful to document stability of income. Here's how we calculate the income from the bank statements:   Revenue: We add up...

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1st Time Advantage

Maryland Mortgage Program has numerous loan programs, and 1st Time Advantage is the most common Maryland Mortgage Program product we offer, because it comes with a down payment assistance loan of up to 5% of the loan amount.  This program is for first time buyers in Maryland and is available throughout the state.  1st Time Advantage can be paired with a conventional, FHA, VA, or USDA loan. The assistance is repaid without interest to the state when you move out, sell, or refinance your home. Because the assistance loan of 5% is greater than the required down payment of 0%,...

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Address:

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

Phone Number:

240-479-7658

Email:

ajaffe@firsthome.com

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