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Mike Tassone

Founder and COO

Mike is a Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Own Up. He has expertise in all areas of residential lending, having led operations for a top 40 lender in the United States.

He is the leader of Own Up's home advisor team, where he offers personalized advice to homebuyers. His expertise helps them explore and compare different mortgage options. Mike also empowers individuals by providing them with valuable educational resources and advocates for financial literacy and equality.

Before working in residential lending, Mike helped start the nation's first student loan debt advisory service. The service aims to assist students in better managing their student loans.

Mike holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Brown University.

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A Mortgage Comparison for First Time Home Buyers

You won’t be a rookie for long!

Solid Mortgage Advice for the First Time Home Buyer

Discover essential mortgage advice for first-time homebuyers

Monthly Housing Expenses: The True Cost of Home Ownership

Understand the nuances of your monthly housing expenses with Own Up's detailed guide. Learn about mortgage payments, insurance, property taxes, and how to manage these costs effectively for a secure and comfortable living situation.

What is a Mortgage?

What is a Mortgage? Learn about loan principles, interest rates, types of mortgages, and understand how this key financial tool can help you own your dream home.

What to know about getting a mortgage if you're self-employed

Grasp the unique considerations for self-employed mortgage applicants. Learn key tips and information to present your strongest financial profile. Transform your self-employment into a home ownership advantage.

Your Mortgage Approval Roadmap

Looking for clarity on the mortgage approval process? Own Up's 'Mortgage Approval Roadmap' simplifies the steps. Master the process, from pre-qualification to closing, for a hassle-free path to your new home. Your home ownership dreams are closer than you think.

Using Lender Credits to Pay Closing Costs

Learn how you can effectively use lender credits to offset closing costs and potentially save thousands on your mortgage. Turn home ownership from a dream into reality today.

The Cheapest States to Buy and Own a House

Looking for a cost efficient place to buy a home? Here are the top 9 states that have the most affordable home prices in the US.

How Much Does It Cost to Buy a House?

Understand the true costs of buying a home with Own Up's comprehensive guide. Uncover the various expenses involved, from down payments to closing costs, and prepare for your home buying journey.

When a Conventional Mortgage Doesn’t Work

A conventional mortgage won't work for everyone. Learn how a non qualifying mortgage could meet your needs.

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