About Eric Aasness

With over 35 years of experience in the mortgage industry, Eric Aasness has built his career on integrity, transparency and a relaxed yet professional approach focused on results. He begins every loan process by listening to his clients to customize loan packages that make sense for them. Ignoring the one-size-fits-all mentality means there are fewer bumps in the loan process. This, along with his decades of experience and industry knowledge, allows him to spot and resolve issues before they happen – ensuring a successful and stress-free close.

Born and raised in Seattle, Eric understands the local market and has earned numerous industry awards, including multiple President’s Club honors. As his client, he will make your needs his top priority and work on your behalf to reach them.

Five-Star Professional
Washington State Housing Finance Commission Certified Instructor

What Our Customers Say About Me

Kyle A. Jun-22
“Eric was extremely helpful and transparent throughout the whole lender experience, and was prompt in answering our questions and preparing us for our eventual closing. We would definitely choose him for any future home purchases and will definitely be recommending him to our friends. Thanks again!”
Jannette M. Jun-22
“Our realtor, Reba introduced Eric to us during our initial meeting and about the class that they provide about the homebuying process. The class that they provided was very helpful and in working with Eric during that class, we were convinced that he is the Loan Officer that we wanted to work with in this overwhelming process. Eric is knowledgeable, was available to answer my numerous questions anytime we were confused or unclear about the process, and transparent about the entire process. He's calm and friendly demeanor truly help us be at ease and comfortable with the entire process of financing and homebuying. We can't say enough about how Eric was a big factor in how we were able to procure our forever home. Thank you Eric!!!”
Daniel B. May-22
“Eric and team were very professional and efficient. I'm a happy customer!”
Eriel N. May-22
“He was great, and very very responsive. Great experience.”
Yesul S. Mar-22
“Overall the process was easy and kept me informed of each steps and what it was expected. Since this was first time buying don't have any other reference to compare but was very satisfied with process and results. The only improvement that could have made was the online tool to upload the documents. Was not too clear which section to use to upload documents. More specific document uploading folders, names of folders, could provide a better process.”
Gregory S. Dec-21
“Working with Eric was amazing. We couldn't believe how easy he made the process. We went into it pretty scared because we are first time home buyers, and trying to understand the process on your own is like drinking water from a fire hose. He not only explained the process in a simple terms, but got everything done faster than we could imagine.”
Craig C. Nov-21
“Eric was great in every way! He was very communicative and explained the process to all along the way. He returned my calls promptly and in a timely manner. I worked with Eric before. This is why I chose him again. A Real Professional!!!! Wonderful to know him!”
Amber E. Nov-21
“Eric is a joy to work with. He's incredibly knowledgeable, answers questions quickly, and keeps an eye on the market for me. I've recommended him to several friends already and will continue to do so.”
Karena L. Oct-21
“Eric was excellent to work with! He always responded promptly to our communications. He answered questions well and took time to explain things for us multiple times if needed. We would definitely recommend him and the Homebridge team!”
Amanda T. Sep-21
“Eric Aasness is the absolute best. We have used him for multiple home purchases, and recommended him to countless friends and family. He consistently provides exceptional service, closes on time, and is always available to help us navigate the complexities of obtaining financing.”
Letha M. Sep-21
“I very much appreciate Eric's proactiveness in tracking my original loan's upcoming 2-year date and reaching out to provide the option of exploring refinancing. I had been thinking about it, but wasn't sure where to start and Eric's outreach really clinched my decision to refi, and, helped me save a significant amount of money on my monthly mortgage payment earlier than if I have been left to my own devices!”
Hiroyuki H. Aug-21
“Eric was very responsive and easy to work with. Very smooth and painless process. Greatly appreciated his service.”
Kaylee D. Aug-21
“Eric and the entire team at Homebridge were phenomenal. They handled many bumps for us that came up along the way, and even though it was a stressful journey, I was never worried because we felt like we were in good hands. They figured out each piece perfectly and it was a total success overall!”
James D. Jul-21
“Eric was great! He was very helpful and responsive during all parts of the loan process. We went under contract while he was on vacation and he still took the time to call the sellers agent and make sure everything went well. His responsiveness truly went above and beyond what we were expecting.”
Kem S. Apr-21
“This was the second time we have used Eric Aasness for our home buying/refi needs....He is awesome!!!! He answered all of my questions and helped me through the process of our refi. He was always very responsive no matter what the questions were. I couldn't have asked for a better experience.”
Kevin L. Apr-21
“My wife and I have worked with Eric for a number of years now and he always provides us with the best experience. He is knowledgeable, responsive, friendly and considerate. Always a pleasure!”
Devon P. Apr-21
“Eric rocks. He has helped with multiple home loans and refinances and every single one has been easy and fast.”
Donald W. Apr-21
“I've known Eric for a quite a number of years and I've always found him professional and friendly and very knowledgeable. I would not hesitate to recommend him to others and definitely to work with him again. Thanks Eric and Homebridge team!”
Stuart E. Mar-21
“Eric went above and beyond to explain and guide us through the whole process step by step. This was our first time getting a loan and he made it as smooth and easy as possible. Couldn't be more satisfied with his services!”
Michael S. Mar-21
“Eric was excellent to work with. He worked hard to make sure we were well informed and happy throughout the process. When issues came up he explained them clearly and made sure we understood how they were being addressed and asked if we had any questions. He was fast to respond on any questions and was eager to help. This is the 4th time I've worked with Eric and I will definitely work with him again if I need his services.”
Birgit S. Jan-21
“He is very patient and explains everything until i understood. I communicates very well with difficult customers like me due to my schedule. He simply rocks. Thank you”
Brent J. Jan-21
“Eric has been fantastic from the start. He helped us with our initial purchase of our home and with this refinance. I have recommended him before and will continue to do so. Appreciate the work of him and his team.”
Colin M. Dec-20
“Never had any real issues was kept informed and questions were answered promptly! By far the best experience I've had in buying or refinancing!! I will definitely use Eric in any future financing !!??”
Andrew R. Nov-20
“Eric did a fantastic job handling my mortgage application on a very accelerated timeline. Both the buying realtor and title company consistently told me that we were far ahead of the typical schedule they expected. This was particularly helpful given the pandemic, as I was given a warning from the title company that related delays could mean I wouldn't be able to review the closing documents very far in advance of signing. In reality, we could have closed several days early, even with full appraisal and inspection contingencies. Eric was extremely quick to reply to my questions, and even helped me understand parts of the process he wasn't directly responsible for. My friend's strong recommendation of Eric was 100% warranted and would happily make the same recommendation based off my experience with him. Thanks again!”
Jennifer L. Nov-20
“This is our 3rd experience using Eric Aasness with Homebridge. He is so easy to work with and was able to make our dreams a reality. I highly recommend Eric and have told my friends to use him as well. Thank you!”
Samuel A. Nov-20
“Eric has earned our trust. We have personal loyalty to him and he has helped us many times over the past 5 years with his time and advice, even when it did not result in completing a re-fi. He is the reason we went with Homebridge.”
Ernest M. Oct-20
“Eric was willing to come to our home to get documents. Old school personal service.”
Kristin M. Sep-20
“Having worked with Eric on the initial purchase of our home 6 years ago we were very keen to work with him on our refinance. He again was extremely helpful in walking us through the process, answering all of our questions in a timely manner and giving us good direction when it was needed. We would happily work with Eric again!”
Craig P. Sep-20
“Eric went above and beyond to help us. He was always available to us. Weekends, nights, whenever we had a question, he was there for us.”
Vicki C. Sep-20
“Eric was incredible to work with on many levels. He was amazing on how he made things happen so efficiently and in an imposed short time frame.”
Lawrence S. Jun-20
“Eric Aasness and his assistant Tam did an outstanding job under some considerably difficult circumstances during this extraordinary and difficult COVID19 crisis. His advice, experience and professionalism is greatly appreciated. I will be more than happy to refer Eric & Homebridge to anyone I know that is looking to Re-FI or looking for a mortgage to purchase a new home.”
KEVIN L. Apr-20
“I have worked with Eric Sadness in the past and he is always a joy to work with. He's extremely knowledgeable, patient and friendly. Thank you Eric!”
“Eric gave us excellent service, explained every step of the process, and even helped us understand why certain documents were requested. We were well taken care of and would deal with Eric and Homebrldge again. Highly recommended.”
Todd F. Oct-19
“Eric was fantastic to work with.”
TRUNG T. Jul-19
“Great support, Eric”
Kashata D. – Sept 2019
“Eric is kind and professional. He was instrumental in helping us understand the loan process, as first time home owners. Was responsive and helped us secure the home of our dreams with his prompt follow up. This is no small feet for a closing in under 30 days!”
Mackenzie – Sept 2019
“Eric was very helpful throughout the entire process. He was available to take my questions even after business hours! He helped walk me through my first home buying experience and was very knowledgeable about all the fees associated with it.”
Tarsi P. – Sept 2019
“Eric is very easy to work with and very efficient making any process run smoothly. I would highly recommend him for any banking needs!”
Douglas Wohlman - President
“Love Eric. He was both tenacious and professional in helping us obtain a new home loan. Would highly recommend him.”
Rachel Lloyd
“Eric Aasness did an AMAZING job through the process of buying our home. He has a very pleasant demeanor through the entire process. It was a good experience dealing w Eric. He worked extremely hard explaining things in language we could understand and I appreciate that. His calm sense was a huge asset when things got fast and scary!! Thank you Eric! ”
Joni Moriarty - Real Estate Broker
“Eric was professional, prompt and easy to work with. I look forward to working with him on another transaction in the future.”
Kristie Dutra
“The loan process for our first home was unusually complex, and Eric tirelessly worked through every obstacle and roadblock that came our way. We were impressed enough that we came back to Eric when it was time to refinance, and we continue to recommend him to everyone we know. Without his creative problem-solving capabilities, attention to detail, and excellent communication skills, we wouldn't have been able to buy our first home!”
Kerry Minietta
“I would highly recommend Eric for any mortgage needs. He has helped my family with mortgages for three different homes and the process is always smooth and efficient. The most recent mortgage included two different city plots, one of which is raw land. Eric navigated the issues needed to have everything included with ease. He has been and continues to be our "go to" professional for home loans and I have spread the word among friends and colleagues that they can trust and rely on Eric for any of their needs.”
Christa Banks - -
“We were really pleased with Eric's attentiveness and efficiency with processing our home loan. Purchasing a home for the first time was stressful, but we felt at ease with Eric throughout the whole process. He effectively communicated our options and answered a multitude of questions with grace. We would highly recommend him and Homebridge Bank! ”
Jarem Luke - Fabrication welder / Installer
“Eric is a great guy to work with. I have had his help a few times now and he is quick to respond when ever I have had questions or needed any advice. Really had appreciated his knowledge and experience.”
Tarsi Burnside
“Eric has been absolutely wonderful to work with for our whole family. He is professional, prompt and a total joy to do business with. I would recommend him in an instant, he has made our loans and refinances over the years a snap!”
“It was a pleasure working with Eric. He is very knowledgeable and took time to explain everything we needed to know. He made our home purchasing process very easy,”
Jill M. Judy - Real Estate Broker
“When I started in Real Estate 15 yrs ago, I knew that it would be imperative to add a lender to my team. Eric's professionalism, knowledge and caring for each client as if they were family made him stand out. We both strive to find the perfect fit for our clients and their individual situation, so working together has always been a pleasure. ”
Julie Slawson
“Eric was incredibly knowledgeable about the process which helped make it go smoothly. He was kind to me when I got super anxious and answered each call, text, or email quickly. Would absolutely recommend him. ”
Jalohn - Mortgage customer
“I have dealt with Eric on 2 occasions. First to buy my first home and second to refinance. Each time he was the most professional, helpful person you could want. He was thorough and prompt. He made me aware of programs that would save me money! He has great communication and keeps you in the loop the entire process! I will only deal with him for anything mortgage if possible. I HIGHLY recommend choosing Eric! I normally wouldn't write reviews for anyone even negative ones but Eric deserves recognition! He will go far with his company for sure.”
Kaylene T - No title
“Eric did an amazing job. Very efficient and knowledgeable. Made me feel real confident and comfortable in what I was doing. Cannot recommend him enough.”
Annette P from Federal Way, WA - He did some simply amazing work on closing my home... within a month!
“Eric is one of the nicest people I've met, in addition to being highly professional, communicative and responsive Real Estate Professional. Eric is a extremely hard worker, (sometimes late in to the evening... I know, I've called him) persistent, yet very laid back. He did some simply amazing work on closing my home... within a month! I can't say anything bad about Eric but I can say tons of good things!He is a wonderful Real Estate Professional!!”
Brent J from Snohomish, WA - He was able too get more done in two weeks then our last banker did in two months.
“Eric was gas fanatic to work with. I have had mortgages through other banks, and the process was slow and painful. He was able too get more done in two weeks then our last banker did in two months. I would highly recommend working with him and I will also do all for any other mortgages.”
Jessica A from Olympia, WA - To our surprise the loan we had on the home was eligible for a refi.
“We used Eric as our lender for our home we will be closing on this Friday :) He was extremely knowledgeable and was very helpful throughout the process. Although we are already home owners we are much closer to "first timers" in the understanding of mortgages. On our 1st house we were just so excited to sign we never really asked what we were signed. This time around we were bound and determined to understand the process and the loan docs (line by line). Eric was extremely responsive and took the time to explain in detail answers to all the questions we had. We had also been told by many lenders we were either not ready for a refi or couldn't do a refi on the home we currently have as a rental. Eric took the time to listen to exactly what type of mortgage we had and what our goals were. To our surprise the loan we had on the home was eligible for a refi. No other lender we spoke with asked what type of loan we had on the home. So now not only will we be using Eric for the current home he is also saving around $200 for our rental as well!! Needless to say we are very happy with the service Eric provided and happily recommend him for your mortgage needs as well!”
Dennis R
“Eric was great to work with, always responsive to my texts or calls, always had a ready answer to my questions or concerns. I would highly recommend Eric as a loan officer to other potential customers.”
William L
“Eric was great to work with. He didn't apply any pressure and kept me well informed throughout the whole process. He was an absolute pleasure to deal with and I wouldn't hesitate to contact him in the future for any additional needs I may have.”
Jalohn T from Seattle, WA - At the end of the day, best of all, he got me a loan tailored to my preferences...
“Eric was an absolutely fantastic person to work with. Extremely friendly, knowledgeable, experienced and professional. Trustworthy! My home buying process took a looong time, but he was very patient and was able to clearly and quickly help out with any questions I had throughout the process. At the end of the day, best of all, he got me a loan tailored to my preferences with the lowest rates possible. Couldn't recommend him enough.”
J Harris from Auburn, WA - Eric was always very helpful and happily guided us through our first mortgage process.
“From the moment we first contacted Eric he was very excited to help us as much as he could. He calculated several different ways for us to get the best deal and to find the best loan for our situation. Eric was always very helpful and happily guided us through our first mortgage process. We would happily recommend Eric to anyone buying a home!”
Peter S from Seattle, WA - He was also flexible with the meeting spots which was good for us because it meant...
“First time home buyer, so I don't have much to compare with but I can say that Eric Aasness was very responsive. We reached out to multiple bankers on a weekend and got a quick response back from Eric. The rates he offered were competitive to the others we reached out to and he was very knowledgeable about the mortgage process and was able to succinctly explain the whole process to us. He was also flexible with the meeting spots which was good for us because it meant we had more time to do house shopping.During closing, he made a good impression with the previous home owners. The confidence boost around our loan could've been a contributing factor to our offer going through (because we did have multiple offers higher than ours). The closing dates were fairly tight, he was able to make the 3 week closing date no problem and kept us in the loop the entire time.Overall a very enjoyable experience. Would work with him again if we have a chance in the future.”
Emily E from Seattle, WA - He had moved companies!
“Eric taught a first time home buyers class that I took and I knew then that he would be a great person to work with. Despite that feeling, I still shopped around for lenders. I decided that he was the person I wanted to work with so I went back to find him. He had moved companies! So I found him at his new company--I thought he was that good. Buying a home for a first time is really stressful and has a seriously steep learning curve. Eric explained things to me in a way that i could understand, and never gave me more than I could handle. He helped me buy the home of my dreams. I look forward to continuing to work with him as my loan progresses. Thank you!”
Vivian L from Seattle, WA - He was responsive with our inquiries and documents, and was able to close in less...
“Eric was very knowledgeable and a great help to us especially because we were first time home buyers. He was responsive with our inquiries and documents, and was able to close in less than one month. He even put in a word for us to the home seller to increase our chances of getting offer acceptance. Overall, he was very nice and it was our pleasure to work with him.”
Habib M from Auburn, WA - Hard working guy
“I have work with Eric for like almost 2 months and I was not approved for what I was looking for and we have had a lot of our issue that was personally belong to me but Eric help me go through all that and finally he approve me for the loan and he approve me for the first time buyers as well without having cosigner and I was not even making that much hourly but I really like the house and he was the one”
Tobi A from Seattle, WA - Impecable Customer Service
“It was a great pleasure working with Eric on our loan. He is highly knowledgeable about the various loan options out there. He even told us about a grant we qualified for, which helped tremendously with closing costs. We had spoken to a couple of lenders before meeting Eric, and none of them told us about this grant. Eric made the loan process east and painless for us. He was patient and explained everything we needed to know about the loan and all the documents we had to sign. I will definitely recommend working with Eric!”
Ann G from Seattle, WA - Energetic and Knowledgable
“Eric Aasness helped us work through a complicated loan situation that dealt with a family Trust. Our process involved many emails and phone calls and he was always available and very patient. We truly appreciated his guidance with this process and we are happily living in my childhood home as a result.”
Carolyn H from Seattle, WA - Painless Process
“My mortgage experience with Eric Aasness was wonderful. I was buying a house in the middle of a divorce, and his kind and relaxed manner was exactly what I needed. He explained the process thoroughly, answered all of my questions, and handled everything perfectly. There were no problems. I would recommend him without reservation.”
Darlene S from Kent, WA - Exceeds in Accuracy
“Eric knows his job very well and goes above and even beyond to satisfy his clients. He responded fast and took us through every step thoroughly along the way. Eric was personable and professional, we were delighted to meet with him because he answered all our questions and put us at ease during this life changing moment of purchasing our first house. He should be well recognized, for being so zealous about doing what he loves.”
Hanley Bonynge - Senior Associate
“Eric was instrumental in getting us into our first house. He was quick, responsive, and very helpful. Since being in our new house, he has helped us take out a home-equity loan and given us agnostic advice on financial decisions, even if it meant going somewhere else. I completely trust Eric and would never hesitate to work him in the future.”
Gregory Dorrell - Real Estate Agent
“Eric was a please to work with and assisted my clients as a professional. Eric closed on time and with minimum hassle. Greg”
Amber Powell - Homebuyer
“Eric made the homebuying process smooth and easy for us. He was quick to reply to emails, I didn’t try to call him but I would guess he’s quick there too. Eric was very helpful when we had questions, he explained the process easily and clearly for us. Eric also kept us updated as we waited for everything to go through on our home purchase. It was helpful to be kept updated since there can be quite a bit of time you’re not hearing back. Eric was very reassuring throughout the whole thing. I honestly cannot think of anyway Eric could have improved, he was fabulous and we would certainly ask for his assistance again. ”
Brian Saeteurn - NEW HOME OWNER
“Very knowledgeable and helpful. Always at our services. Would recommend to all friends and family. ”
Zach W from Seattle, WA - Excellent With First Time Buyers!
“I was fortunate enough to have Eric guide me through the loan process as a first-time home buyer. Eric met with me while I was still in college and helped lay out a plan for home ownership post-graduation. One year after graduating, I had the savings and credit built up to close on my first home. Throughout the loan process Eric was patient, responsive, and went out of his way to make sure I understood all aspects of financing a home. He has been in the industry for many years and knows the ins and outs of all home loan programs on the market and will match the ideal program with your needs. He has also been my parent's banker for many years and helped guide them through home purchases and home equity line of credit extensions. My family is looking to continue working with Eric on investment property purchases and as an investor himself, he is very knowledgeable in that area as well. In short, whatever your needs may be, Eric will work with you on a plan to make it happen!”
Eric Liljegren - Landlord
“Eric Aasness was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. We needed a HELOC in a hurry, and with his expert guidance, Homebridge Bank had us approved and funded without a hitch, after another national bank couldn't get it done. ”
James Reed Powell - Program Manager
“Eric is not only an expert but professional as well. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Home Street and recommend it to others. Eric helped to educate me through the home buying process, loan procurement, and essentially any other question I had. Furthermore, his response time is phenomenal with tangible answers. I am a results oriented person and Eric checked all the boxes for me. ”
Jared - IT System Administrator
“Working with Eric was an absolute pleasure and the process went so smoothly I almost forgot I was buying a house. I asked a lot of questions and he was always quick to reply. I would recommend Eric to any person looking to buy a home that wants to make the process stress free.”
Angela Williamson - Home Buyer
“Eric Aasness is THE ONLY loan professional that we will use. He helped us nearly 15 years ago on our first home purchase. We were overly pleased with his kindness, patience, and considerable expertise that we chose to partner with him again on a new purchase in 2018. He is top-notch. We are so grateful for his help. ”
Jennifer Lawrence
“Eric is an amazing loan agent. He's friendly, approachable, and always ready to help answer my questions. I highly recommend Eric for any of your loan needs and have already recommended him to my friends. ”
Julie Burr - Retired school administrator
“Eric has assisted our family on numerous occasions with home loans and refinances. He’s wonderful to work with, efficient and highly competent. ”
Dennis Radford - Homeowner
“We needed a quick homeowners line of credit (HELOC) that Eric set up for us. He came to our location to fill out the paperwork, set everything up in a short time frame. The initial loan came thru when we needed it. He even coordinated a second draw while we were traveling out of state and needed some extra funds. Eric was easy to work with and always available and responsive to our calls. ”

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