Kelly and I first met Paula in 2009 to discuss buying our first home. We were quickly given some up front information about our options and buying power in a devastated real estate market. We took some time to absorb her advice and contemplate this mountainous task!
In March of 2010 we contacted Paula once again and after a review of our financial status, we were off looking for our first home. Being a military family and wanting to use a VA loan, she made us aware of all the pros and cons and guided us every step of the way. In July of 2010 Kelly and I were moving into our first home!
In 2011 we once again contacted Paula Swanson to take advantage of the low interest rates and the VA Rate Reduction Program. Paula quickly looked into all of the available programs and before we knew it we had refinanced to a lower rate.
Like a true family oriented lifelong friend, she once again came through when we noticed that the market was on the rise and began the process of refinancing for debt consolidation/or payoff. With Paula's vast knowledge of the market she was able to walk us through the appraisal process and we were amazed to find out we were able to pay off all of our unsecured debt!
Paula Swanson is a true professional! Her understanding of the market is invaluable, not to mention her ability to understand her clients and what they want. Many times, we as homebuyers, can be a bit choosy with what we want and Paula, not only understands that, but embraces it. If you have never bought a home and are pondering the decision, or if you had a bad experience with other agents, pick up the phone and call Paula Swanson.
In closing I must say Paula will work as fast as you do. If you are a procrastinator, she will remind you, however, a lot of the process relies on us, the client, to get things rolling. That being said, when the ball is in her court she will keep it moving! If you are looking for an Agent to assist in Refinancing, or First Time Home Buying, look no further! Paula Swanson will be a friend of the family in no time at all.
Thank you Paula for all you have done, as we will continue to call upon you for any of our future real estate needs!
The M. Family, First-Time VA Homebuyers