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Austin Braaten

Austin Braaten

Senior Loan Officer

2330 East Bidwell St., Suite 203, Folsom, CA 95630
Own what matters
Own what matters

About Me

Hi, I’m Austin Braaten. I am a husband, father of three beautiful children, and a full-time professional Mortgage Advisor. I take great pride in lending you clarity and confidence when applying for a mortgage, and shopping for a home!   

Whether it’s your first home, or tenth, my team is dedicated to making sure you have a great experience during the biggest transaction most folks ever deal with.   

I have been licensed in California and Arizona for over 8 years now, here in the Greater Sacramento area.   With extensive experience in First Time Homebuyer Programs, including being a Preferred Loan Officer by the California Housing Finance Agency, and my successful history of helping folks leverage their equity through bridge loans and reverse mortgages, we will have the right program for you!  

When I’m not helping my amazing clients and partners, you can find me chasing my three babies around, or volunteering at the local food bank.   

I look forward to working with you!   

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I work closely with my team of specialists to get you the financing you need. See what each member brings to the team.

Let’s find the right home loan for you

We have loan options to fit every situation, from down payment assistance programs for first-time homebuyers to government-sponsored programs for military families and rural residents or jumbo loans in high-cost markets.

Conventional

Conventional

A Conventional loan is a great option if you have an average to high credit score and little debt. This allows you to take advantage of lower interest rates. With these types of loans, you have the option to put 20% down, which eliminates the need for private mortgage insurance (PMI) and saves you money. If you don’t have a large down payment saved up though, don’t worry. We have Conventional loan options for down payments as low as 3%.
Down payment assistance

Down payment assistance

If you’re purchasing your first home, you have options to buy without saving a full down payment. Down payment assistance (DPA) programs can help with your down payment in the form of a loan or grant that is often forgiven over time.
Reverse mortgage loan

Reverse mortgage loan

If you’re retired or at least 62 years old and looking to purchase or refinance to make the most of your home investment, this may be a good option for you. A reverse mortgage allows you to use the equity in your home to supplement your retirement income.

All loans are subject to underwriter approval; terms and conditions may apply. Subject to change without notice.

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Testimonials

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David
May 23, 2023
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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.
Minh V
May 18, 2023
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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.
JoLynn C
Sep 20, 2022
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Wonderful experience with the Guild Team especially Austin Braaten!
Kristofer
Jun 17, 2024
Verified

Austin kept us in the loop and provided a on-time closing
Ryan
Jun 04, 2024
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My fiancé and I are first time home buyers and we had Austin in our corner helping us through each step. Explaining what the jargon of real estate is and how to navigate it. He even took the time out of his day to Zoom call us and kindly answer all our first time buyer questions. We can’t be more grateful for his help! I highly recommend Austin with Guild Mortgage for your home buying needs or refinancing.
Rolanda L
Jun 04, 2024
Verified

Great communication throughout entire transaction. Very knowledgeable and thorough about expectations. Excellent experience!!

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NMLS ID #1480453
I am authorized to do business in the states of Arizona and California. AZ BK#0018883; AZ BKBR# 1041263; AZ LO Lic.# 0936117; Licensed by the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act;