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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

A Comprehensive Guide to Pennsylvania’s First-Time Homebuyer Grants and Assistance Programs

Pennsylvania residents can access financial assistance with downpayment and closing costs through multiple government, lending and non-profit programs.

Guide to Mortgage Tax Credits: A First-Time Home Buyer’s Advantage

Did you know you may qualify for a tax deduction if you are a first-time homebuyer?

Why You Should Do an Annual Mortgage Checkup

If you aren’t happy with the conditions of your mortgage loan, you may be able to refinance or renegotiate your loan terms. Consider an annual mortgage checkup with your mortgage advisor.

Buying A House Without A Realtor

There are many good reasons to use a real estate agent when buying a home – but here’s what you need to know if you’re going to buy a house without a realtor.

Should You Buy a For Sale by Owner (FSBO) Home?

Buying a home that’s for sale by owner could save some money on the purchase price, but it also comes with risks.

What is Title Insurance and How Does it Protect the Homebuyer?

A clean property title is worth its weight in gold.

A Guide to Calculating Your Total Loan Cost

Borrowing money isn’t always as straightforward as it seems. Here are several tips that will help you calculate the actual cost of your next home loan.

Monthly Housing Expenses: The True Cost of Home Ownership

Understand the nuances of your monthly housing expenses; learn about mortgage payments, insurance, property taxes, and how to manage these costs effectively for a secure and comfortable living situation.

Can a Mortgage Advisor Help Me After My Loan Has Been Approved?

Your mortgage advisor has several roles during the homebuying process. Here's a rundown of how they can represent you and guide you from loan application through closing.

Is Refinancing Worth It?

When it comes to refinancing, timing is everything. This article explains how refinancing works and how it may impact your monthly and long-term expenses.


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