Steve Schaefer NMLS #950999
As American Family Funding’s Reverse Mortgage Specialist, Steve Schaefer is a licensed mortgage professional committed to helping fellow “Baby Boomers” and retirees secure their golden years. He understands that many retirement portfolios may have taken a hit in recent years and he is happy to show older homeowners how to strategically use the equity in their homes with a Reverse Mortgage to better build a solid retirement plan.
Steve and his wife Linda have lived in the Santa Clarita Valley for over 30 years, raising their two adult children, Mark and Lindsay, in this wonderful community. Steve has a diverse professional background, having worked for KABC-TV, United Way, The Music Center, and the American Red Cross – all with the common goal of helping people meet their needs and improve their lives. He is an active member of the Santa Clarita Valley Nonprofit Leadership Network and the Knights of Columbus Council 6016.
Steve looks forward to meeting with you to show how a Reverse Mortgage can work for you!
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