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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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Understanding Mortgage Prepaids

Learn about additional costs you may incur while moving through the closing process on your home.

Texas: Down Payment Assistance Programs

Texas has multiple statewide, local, and employee-focused down payment assistance programs for eligible first-time homebuyers and other types of borrowers.

A Comprehensive Guide to Illinois First-Time Home Buyer Grants and Assistance

There are multiple statewide and local assistance programs to help homebuyers buy their first home.

Hybrid Mortgages Demystified: Features, Advantages, and Things to Watch

A hybrid mortgage combines the pros and cons of both fixed-rate and adjustable-rate mortgages. Learn what this can mean for your bank account.

The FHA Loan: Benefits, Qualifications, and Application Process

FHA Loans can open up the mortgage process to buyers who don't have lots of cash on hand, but there may be some additional costs to consider.

Your Down Payment Explained

What exactly is a down payment, and how much do I need to save? We address these questions and more right here.

Are you a North Carolina First-Time Homebuyer? Discover Grants and Assistance Programs That Can Help

Did you know that North Carolina homebuyers have access to statewide, local, and even employer-sponsored down payment assistance?

Should You Get a Fixed Rate or Adjustable Rate Mortgage? What to Know Before Deciding

Choosing between a fixed-rate or an adjustable-rate mortgage can be tough. Learn the facts about this important decision.

A Comprehensive Guide to Georgia First-Time Homebuyer Assistance Programs

Georgia has multiple down payment assistance programs that cater to different geographic areas, professions and levels of need.

Mortgage Repayment Best Practices

Staying current with your mortgage payments is critical. Learn tips for staying on track and how early repayment options could help you save money over time.

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