Columbus’s housing market is on fire right now, which can make home buying a challenge for even the most qualified buyers. Most buyers must be pre-qualified by a lender to even make an offer on a home. For folks who are ready to buy, but have barriers due to language or culture, the mortgage industry can be especially difficult to navigate. That’s where Revolution Mortgage comes in.
Ved Pyakurel, Reynoldsburg branch manager (NMLS# 1481598), knows the many difficulties refugees and immigrants face when buying a home. As a Bhutanese refugee who fled Bhutan with his parents in the 1990s, he is now building his business around helping people become homeowners. During the turmoil of the 1990s, Pyakurel’s family and many others fled Bhutan and were placed in refugee camps in eastern Nepal.
“Despite the many hardships that I faced growing up in the camps, I enjoyed my childhood,” he said. “Looking back at it now, I realize that I learned at a young age to appreciate the little things in life.”
Pyakurel’s family was relocated to the U.S. in June 2009 as part of the Refugee Resettlement Program. Pyakurel said he finds great joy in helping refugees, immigrants, and everyone else find their home.
“At the end of the day, we are helping people, with dignity and respect, to fulfill their dreams of home ownership.”
Pyakurel opened his branch in Reynoldsburg on the first of the year. “The Reynoldsburg area is a great place to live. It is really diverse and growing, and there are a lot of opportunities here,” he said. It’s with great passion that Pyakurel serves the community.
“The mortgage industry has become home to me,” he said. “My goal is to help the community that has helped pave my way to success. I would like to use this platform to transform the concept of home buying into a possibility for everyone. Now that I own my own branch, I am one step closer to this vision.”
Mortgage lending is much more than just a transaction for the Revolution Mortgage Reynoldsburg Branch team. Pyakurel said his customers become part of the Revolution family. Most of his clients come from word-of-mouth of referrals from other happy customers.
“What’s most important to me is that we always give our best, and that we treat people as best we can,” he said. “My entire business is based on making sure our name is good.”
When you work with one of the four loan officers at the Reynoldsburg branch of Revolution Mortgage, you can rest assured that you will receive all the information you need up front.
“Anytime someone comes to me, I am always transparent up front,” Pyakurel said. “I don’t like surprises. I am proactive and work extremely hard so that at the end of the day, my customers leave happy.”