Getting a mortgage is one of the most emotional experiences that one will go through in their lifetime. As a result, making sure it is simple, fast, and hassle free for you is important to Tom, along with building relationships and helping you finance your home with the loan that best suits your needs. With over 30 years in the mortgage industry, Tom has helped thousands of homeowners finance their homes, resulting in over $1 billion in loan production.
Tom enjoys being active and making a difference in his community. He is actively involved with charities such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Special Olympics, Bolder Options, SMA and the Brewer Foundation. “Today's youth are our leaders of tomorrow, and they all deserve a chance to succeed and move ahead.” Tom also participates in local organizations such as Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce, Apple Valley Rotary and Oktoberfest Grenadier's.
Married to his college sweetheart for over 30 years, Tom and his wife reside in Apple Valley, Minnesota. They recently became empty nesters and have been busy focusing on themselves and spending time outdoors in the beauty of Minnesota.
Overall I thought the process went pretty well. The staff was friendly and easy to work with. We got a great rate as well and overall are very happy with everything.- Timothy B.
You all were very helpful and very informative, you made my first home buying experience a breeze. Your team was excellent in returning my calls and emails promptly.- John B.
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Types of LoansWhich type is right for you?
First Centennial Mortgage offers a full menu of loan products. Whether you are buying your first home, moving up to a nicer home, relocating or want to refinance your current home, we have a loan that will fit your needs. To get started, contact me online or call 612.386.7672 to get in touch.
Fixed-rate home loans are the most common type of home loan in the mortgage industry. This option is low-risk and gives you predictable monthly principle and interest (P&I) payments for the next 15 or 30 years, depending on which loan term you choose. Fixed-rate loans are reliable for long-term owners ready to settle in one place for a long period of time.
An adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) is ideal for borrowers who plan to move within five years. ARMs take advantage of a low "introductory" interest rate so the loan stays at the same rate typically for 5, 7 or 10 years. Once the introductory period expires, the interest rate changes with the movement of an "index" (major interest rate). Following this movement, the amount of monthly interest either increases or decreases.
Conventional home loans are not backed by a federal agency, such as the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, U.S. Department of Agriculture or Federal Housing Administration. Conventional loans are idea for people with a stable job, income and good credit. Conventional home loans are more flexible in their terms and have fewer restrictions compared to government-backed products.
Federal Housing Authority (FHA) loans are government assured and are ideal for people with limited income or money for a down payment. These loans typically help first-time homebuyers, seniors or others with limits on what they can afford.
Jumbo home loans are considered non-conforming mortgages. They are for purchases with a loan value above the federal standard of $453,100, although that number varies based on location. For a home with a purchase price above this limit, a jumbo loan is needed.
Veterans Affairs (VA) home loans are a great benefit to military personnel during and after their service. These loans are partly guaranteed (typically a quarter of loan value) by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.