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Rick Nelson

Loan Officer

rick@utahmtg.com

Cell: (801) 201.0082

Office: (801) 758.9962

NMLS # 240751

 

About

Rick F. Nelson has over 30 years of experience in the financing of residential real estate. A Native Utahan he has worked for a number of mortgage companies in Utah including Citicorp, Wells Fargo, Ohio Savings, and Gibraltar Savings. He has a BS in finance from the University of Utah and a graduate degree in banking from the University Of New Mexico School Of Banking.

Rick started Citizens First Financial Corporation in 1990 and successfully owned and operated this mortgage brokerage company for over 19 years and funded nearly 1 Billion Dollars in home loans.

Specializing in helping first time homebuyers as well as seasoned investors realize their dreams of home ownership.  Currently a CMPS (Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist) Rick has the desire to help people with knowledge of real estate financing and the various financing options available.

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Down Payment Assistance Programs

One major concern for people when it comes to buying a home is whether or not they will have enough money for a down payment.  The good news is that there are many different ways to get help with your down payment if you are unable to come up with the money on your...

Avoid Getting a Higher Rate Due to a Low Credit Score

When it comes to getting the best possible interest rate on your mortgage, a good credit score can go a long way.  Your credit score is a representation of how likely you are to pay your debts in a timely manner.  In other words, it is a representation of how much...

Going Through the Mortgage Process

Many people do not know what to expect when they go through the mortgage process.  It can be intimidating to go into the home buying experience without knowing how long it is going to take or what you are going to have to do.  On the other hand, it is very beneficial...

Buying a Home When You Have Student Debt

One common misconception about buying a home is that it is just not possible to do while you are going to school or paying off student debt.  This is simply NOT true.  There are many people that buy a home while they are still paying off student debt.  Below is a list...

Learn How to Optimize Your Credit Scores

Applying for a loan can be stressful.  One of the biggest things our clients worry about is credit worthiness.   Below is a list of things to avoid when going through the loan process to ensure that you maintain your credit scores.   Doing anything to Cause a Red...

Finding the Right Homeowners Insurance

Finding the right insurance policy for your home purchase is one of the most important ingredients when buying an existing home or a new home. When companies begin to talk about replacement values or deductibles, it sometimes get frustrating to figure out what to do...

Use Your Home to Get Cash

Home values in Utah have been rising the past several years. The average selling price along the Wasatch Front has grown 35% since 2013. This includes Weber, Davis, Salt Lake, Tooele, and Utah counties. In 2017, the average home sold for $304,000. Source via Salt Lake...

Understanding VA Loans

Veterans Administration (VA) loans are a fantastic way to obtain home financing for America’s servicemen and women. VA loans are insured by the Veterans Administration allowing private lenders to lend up to 100% of the purchase price. There are several significant...

Advantages and Disadvantages of FHA Loans

An FHA loan is one that is insured by the government and backed by the Federal Housing Authority (FHA). This insurance offers protection to Private lenders who fund FHA loans. In the event of default, FHA will help cover losses incurred by the lender. Lenders are then...

Advantages and Disadvantages of Conventional Lending

A Conventional loan is one that is insured, funded and serviced by private lenders as apposed to FHA, VA, or USDA loans which are also funded and serviced by the private sector, but are insured by the government. Here we will discuss some advantages and disadvantages...

Mortgage rates remain near all-time lows

Thinking about buying a home? You’ve probably seen news reports that mortgage rates have increased. But it’s important to put today’s mortgage rates into perspective. It still can be a great time to buy a home. Mortgage rates have been bouncing around all-time lows...