I have been at Homestead Funding since January of 2012, and have been originating loans in the Hudson Valley for ten years.
I currently live in historic Rhinebeck, NY and have been a resident of New York State since 1989. I grew up in California and attended San Diego State University, but I’ve turned into a New Yorker!
When I am not originating loans, I am an avid gardener and love to play golf. I am a huge advocate for Habitat for Humanity and serve as a member of the Ulster County Family Selection Committee. Our Chapter has built 11 homes for deserving families over the past two decades. Helping people get into a new home is an extremely gratifying experience for me and I am passionate about my work. I think that home buyers recognize this when they speak to me, and it makes all the difference! This is particularly true for first time home buyers who require, and deserve, extra attention during the biggest transaction of their lives. What separates me from the crowd is my passion: I eat, sleep, and breathe real estate financing! I also tend to be very strategic about customizing transactions to each borrower’s unique profile. Everybody has a story, a life’s ambition, and a dream that includes owning their own home. My mission is to help them achieve that dream.
What Merri's Clients Are Saying...
I just wanted to drop a line, which I should have done sooner, to thank you for sticking by us all these years. You have been great and if you ever need a recommendation for clients, I would definitely make myself available. We are in the house and doing what needs to be done (very little as a matter of fact). The girls have never been happier. Even after being out of school and camp during the summer, they always did something. Sarah volunteers sometimes at the horse farm on the same road as us and enjoys herself there. Destiny loves that she can play downstairs in their own play space, including a TV and computer, so she is happy. They ride on their bikes and razor around the driveway as well. They are happier than they have ever been. Thank you so much for all the time you gave to us. It was a long haul, but you did it for us. Since we live so close to you, please feel free to stop by anytime, we owe you a dinner for all you have done.
-Jo and Rich F.
I know you haven't hear anything from us for a year, but let me just say that we really appreciated all your hard work in helping us purchase our first home. We've had some ups and downs, but we still love the house. My wife wants to get a hot tub and do some interior changes. I'm just happy to be a home owner.
-Chris and Nicole
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Licensed Mortgage Banker - NYS Department of Financial Services - # NY-50902-004628