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I believe strongly in the dream of homeownership, and the ability for individuals to build wealth through owning real estate. I take pride in providing a personalized and educational approach to lending, whether that is showing a First Time Buyer how to enter the market or showing the Move Up buyer how to best leverage their equity. Buying a home should be one of your most exciting accomplishments. Don't let a lack of clear answers turn you away from the biggest investment you can make for your future: your home.
With my years of experience as a Loan Officer, Manager and Trainer, I pride myself on providing concierge like, tech-forward approach to lending, making your life easier throughout the process.
When I’m not working, or volunteering with the Salvation Army, I love to stay active around Sacramento with my wife. Whether that is Rowing Crew in West Sacramento or Cycling the American River Trail, we try to be outside as much as possible! I’m looking forward to helping you make a house, your home.
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Austin Braaten was absolutely fantastic. Throughout the entire loan process he was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and very reachable. Whenever we had a question he was immediately there for us, day, night and even on weekends. We are extremely grateful for everything that he did to help us get to where we are today…homeowners. It was an unbelievable but totally awesome experience and we couldn’t have done it without Austin guiding us along the way.
Being a first time home buyer, Austin genuinely wanted to help me. He answered all of my questions, was quick to reply when I would send him a message, educated me about the entire process, and would provide me with status updates throughout the entire process. He followed up with me until the very end. His assistant Whitney was amazing as well. She was very helpful and would also provide me with updates. I can't recommend Austin and Whitney enough. They truly made my experience as a first time home buyer simple, easy, and stress free.
Mr Austin Braaten and Ms Whitney McLeskey (of the “Braaten Group at the “Guild Mortgage) are both very professional, knowledgeable and thorough of what they are both expected to accomplish/ complete the tasks assigned to them. They are both wonderful and would highly recommend both of them to anybody looking for a reliable and speedy financial Mortgage Services.