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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.

Articles by Dan Silva

Purchase and Sale Agreement 101

Everything you need to know about your purchase and sale agreement.

Buying A House: The Ultimate Checklist

Unsure what to expect while buying a house? Here are 11 steps you can expect to complete during the homebuying process.

What Is an Earnest Money Deposit in Real Estate?

In order to lock in your home purchase agreement, you will have to put down some cash up front; here’s a look at how earnest money works and how much of it you may have to shell out.

Your New House Checklist (All the Things to Buy)

Figuring out what things to buy for a new house can be challenging. This new house checklist will guide your shopping.

9 Essential Tips for Home Loan Shopping

Before you start seriously house hunting, it's important to know your loan options.

Executed Contract: When and How to Walk Away

You're under contract on a house, but you've run into some snags along the way. Can you walk away from the deal?

First-Time Homebuyer? These 10 Tips Are For You

The homebuying process can be long, repetitive, and downright confusing. Here are 10 tips to help you navigate the real estate process.

From Sale to Sold: Your Guide to the “Pending” Status in Real Estate

What does it mean when an active listing moves into the pending phase? This article will break down the details about pending home sales and how they differ from other listing labels.

What are HOA Fees and How Do They Impact the Price of Your Home?

There are many benefits to living in a community with homeowners association fees, but they can also impact your budget.

What is the Difference Between Prequalification and Preapproval?

These two terms may sound similar, but they actually carry different weight when placing an offer on a home. Learn the difference between them here.


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