Shashank Shekhar

 Shashank Shekhar is one of the leading mortgage experts in the country. This site authored by him covers everything you need to know about mortgages and home financing. Topics covered includes, rate update, home financing tips, explaining confusing mortgage terms and guideline changes.


Shashank has been associated with the lending industry since he graduated from MBA college in 2000. Before starting his own mortgage company, Arcus Lending Inc, he had worked with GE Consumer Finance and a VC funded mortgage start-up in senior management positions.

He founded his company at the height of mortgage meltdown in 2008. Since then, he has won virtually all industry awards and has published three books including the widely acclaimed - "First Time Home Buying 101." He has been named "Top 40 Under 40 most influential mortgage professionals in the country" for three years in a row by National Mortgage Professionals Magazine. Shashank also made it to the list of Mortgage Professional America (MPA Magazine) "Hot 100", a list of industry's movers and shakers along side Ben Bernanke and Janet Yellen.

Shashank is frequently tapped by local and national media for his mortgage expertise. He either writes for or has been quoted on top sites like Yahoo Finance,,,,,,, and several others. He has also been interviewed on several TV and Radio shows.


Shashank holds an MBA degree with a major in Marketing. He is also a licensed real estate broker in the state of California and a licensed mortgage loan originator (NMLS 8176) in the states of California, Washington, Texas and New Jersey.

Shashank Shekhar

You'll find tips for getting the right mortgage for your needs. Some of the topics I cover include interest rate updates, refinancing, buying your first home, understanding mortgage terms, underwriting guideline changes, loan programs and finding the right mortgage consultant.

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