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Dan Silva

Vice President, Marketplace Lending

Dan is the Vice President of Marketplace Lending at Own Up. Throughout his career, he has held executive leadership positions in the mortgage and banking industry.

Dan possesses a deep understanding of mortgages and residential lending. He leverages his expertise to help improve financial outcomes for homebuyers and supports the team of home advisors at Own Up.

He strongly believes in Own Up's mission to help people avoid overpaying for their mortgages and is dedicated to making mortgage shopping and comparison easy for all customers.

Dan earned a BA in Business Economics from Eastern Connecticut State University.

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First Time Homebuyer Checklist

Looking for the First-time Home Buyer Checklist? Read More to Find Everything you Need to Know.

Buying a House for Sale by Owner (FSBO)?

Some sellers choose the “for sale by owner”, or FSBO, to save money. Here's what you need to know if you are buying a house for sale by owner (FSBO).

Mortgage Preapproval

A mortgage preapproval makes you attractive to sellers. Read this post to learn what you need to do to get preapproved.

Buying A House: The Ultimate Checklist

Buying a house is a huge financial transaction and can be complicated, but it’s not as hard as it seems if you have a full checklist and the right assistance.

How Lenders Evaluate Occupancy Types

This Own Up Resource Center article explains the different home occupancy types and how they may affect your loan.

Step-by-Step Guide: How to Buy a House for the First Time

Buying a home for the first time can be hard. Read this step by step guide to save time and money.

What is Earnest Money (EMD) In Real Estate?

Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) is money paid by the buyer, after an offer is accepted by the seller, to validate that their offer is legitimate. This is also referred to as a “good faith deposit”.

When is the Best Time to Buy a House?

The best month to buy a house depends on goals like price or choice. Read this guide to find the best month for you.

The 3 Failures of the Pre-Approval Process

The pre-approval process is a key component of the homebuying experience, but the modern pre-approval process is a failure. Here's why.

How to Buy a House Contingent on Selling Yours?

What is a sale contingency when submitting an offer to buy a home?

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