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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.

How to Buy a House Contingent on Selling Yours?

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

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 Qualify For A Mortgage

Many factors impact your ability to get a mortgage. Learn how to qualify for a mortgage in this guide. Understand crucial factors like credit score, debt-to-income ratio, and employment history.

How Old Do You Have to Be to Buy A House?

Once people pass 18, the reality is that age is just a number. Your income, savings, maturity and life situation matter much more. The same goes for buying a house.

Here's How to Get Rid of PMI ASAP

Cancelling PMI is not always automatic, nor is it easy. Here are six ways to eliminate PMI from your mortgage.

Decoding Mortgage Jargon

Confused by mortgage terms? Gain confidence with Own Up's straightforward 'Decoding Mortgage Jargon' article. Equip yourself with the language of home financing, demystify complex terms, and turn uncertainty into understanding for a stress-free home buying process.

3 Real Estate Agents Separate 8 Homebuying Myths from Truths

We spoke with three influential agents to demystify some of the myths and truths about buying a home in the Boston area.

Fixed Rate vs. Adjustable Rate Mortgages: What to Know Before Deciding

In this article, we will explain the features of a Fixed Rate and Adjustable Rate Mortgage.

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.


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