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Welcome Tony Baker

Sep 19
9:25
AM
Category | New Hires

Homestead Funding would like to welcome Anthony (Tony) Baker to our Sarasota, FL sales team. Tony has been in the sales industry for over ten years.

Tony understand that his clients are real people who have given him the privilege of helping them buy what will probably be the largest purchase decision they will ever make.  He prides himself on never ending a conversation without his client knowing what is happening, when it will happen and what will be coming next.  When you work with Tony, he will take an overall look at your financial situation and listen to your goals to determine the most beneficial loan program for your needs. 

Tony says working with managers and the sales and support staff at Homestead Funding fits right in with his philosophy.  “We have a family atmosphere that is always ready to serve in the best interest for our clients from your application right through to the closing process.”

Tony has been in the Sarasota region since 2003 and therefore knows the area well to help serve your needs.

To Learn more about Tony visit his webpage.

Welcome, Tony!

 

 


Informational

Savory Shrimp Piccata

Aug 10
1:45
PM
Category | Informational

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons olive oil
12 ounces uncooked shrimp (peeled and deveined)
½ teaspoon salt, divided
1 medium shallot, diced
¼ cup chicken or vegetable broth
¼ cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
4 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
3 tablespoons drained capers
2 tablespoons butter, diced
Lemon slices (to serve)


Instructions:

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and season with half the salt. Cook the shrimp until it turns pink and is slightly undercooked (about 3-4 minutes). Remove the shrimp from the skillet with a slotted spoon and set aside for later. Add the shallot to the pan and cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Then add the broth, wine, lemon juice, pepper, and the remaining salt. Simmer for 5 minutes. Put the shrimp back into the skillet to finish cooking. Cook for 1 minute, or until the shrimp is completely cooked. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the parsley, capers, and butter. Serve immediately (once butter has melted) over the pasta of your choice, rice, or zoodles and top with lemon slices.

Serves 2


Informational

One common misconception about buying a home is that you need a 20% down payment. While there are some benefits to putting more money down, it may be possible to get a zero-down home loan.* This could help you purchase a home if you have a steady income but have not been able to save enough for a large down payment. Understanding what zero and low-down payment options are available is the first step in figuring out what program best suites your needs. Whether you are a first-time home buyer or a repeat buyer, at Homestead we have many options to suit all borrowers. With every option there are qualification requirements, so it is best to ask your Loan Originator for more details about these programs. The chart below reviews few of our best flexible options.   

 *Down Payment will be based on program type. Each program has certain qualification restrictions. Contact you Loan Originator for program qualifications.


Informational

Back To School Safety Rules

Aug 10
1:32
PM
Category | Informational

At Homestead, we know that the health and safety of the children if your life are top priorities on your list. This time of year can get very hectic for parents and guardians - from purchasing school supplies to shopping for new school clothes, there is a lot to accomplish before the first bell of the season rings! As we look forward to the upcoming school year, elementary age and even older children need to be reminded of about safety when attending school.

Below are some helpful tips and safety rules to remind children about when they head back to school.

Have a great 2018-2019 school year!


Informational

You might wonder if you need a Real Estate Agent to help you purchase or sell a home. We have created an infographic that outlines the responsibilities of Buyer’s and Seller’s agents and what that means to you during the process.

Click the image below to view the full infographic.


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