What moves you
Real People. Real Stories.
Tell us what moves you
We want to hear your story! Did you purchase your home...
- As a first-time homebuyer?
- To have extra room for a new family member?
- Because of a career change or promotion?
- For a yard space for your furry friends?
- To downsize for retirement?
- As an investment?
- For a place to vacation?
- Because you got engaged or married?
Buying a new home isn’t just about a place to live, it’s about YOU. And at PennyMac, it’s not just about a loan, but the people moving into the home.
Submit your story below and be featured here and on our social media pages. Whatever your reason, we want to hear it!
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What moves us?
"Understanding home finance is important. It’s my job to empower our customers with knowledge, so when the time comes they can make an informed decision. For us, it’s not just about customer communication, but customer education.”
- Alena S., Digital Marketing
“I cultivate real relationships with my borrowers by truly listening and understanding the goals they're trying to accomplish. Playing an essential role in getting keys into a homeowner's hand, makes me proud to work for PennyMac; a company that truly cares. A company that builds long-term relationships, not customers."
- Nick B., Home Loan Specialist II
"To make a positive impact by helping with a borrower's largest lifetime purchase, whether it's a simple answer or a thorough explanation. It's about building trust and making a difference in their experience. That's something worth walking in the door for."
- Carlton B., Home Loan Specialist I
Making the move across the Mississippi for the beard of my dreams (pictured below) was a big change. Being new to the area, we wanted city living and socialization.
After three years, we decided to make it permanent… us and Missouri. So in February 2017, we celebrated our engagement dinner with toasted ravioli instead of the Pittsburgh pierogi.
We knew with the upcoming nuptials (and wedding presents) that we’d need more space to start our life together, so we packed up our Soulard apartment in June of 2017 and moved to our cul de sac in the suburbs and couldn’t be happier.
Naturally, as a couple of recently married dog lovers, we wasted no time expanding our family with a new puppy. Now, with two large dogs, a German Shepherd (Maverick) and a Husky (Ahwahnee), it was clear we needed more room than our little apartment provided.
To add to the urgency, finding a rental property that allowed our dogs was next to impossible, especially due to their size and the preconceived aggressive nature of German Shepherds. “Not my boy, Maverick,” I’d exclaim… to no avail.
Many promises and dog kisses later, we still couldn’t get past the rental application stage, so the search to buy our first home began. With PennyMac’s help on our loan, we settled in a great neighborhood and our kids dogs finally have plenty of room to play!
Seven years ago, we decided to make the move from New Jersey to California for my soon-to-be husband’s new job. Over 2,780 miles later, we arrived at our two bedroom apartment in Calabasas.
Five years of renting and one wedding later, our apartment seemed to be shrinking while rent was growing. Knowing we wanted to start a family soon, we began the search for our first home near the end of 2017. In January 2018, we rang in the new year with our new home! Luckily we found our dream home when we did, because just one month later, the sonogram showed a little girl, making us a family of three.