Douglas Seder, MBA

NMLS#: 55968
Sales Manager/Loan Originator State Licensing

8 Airline Drive, Suite 200
Albany, NY 12205
My Zillow Reviews
"It's been a pleasure working with Doug. I'm so glad I went with the local bank instead of a national lender. Having someone I can reach anytime has ... more "
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"Doug is amazing! He is informative, knowledgeable, and always immediately responsive! We worked with Doug for two years to find the right home and ... more "
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About me

Let's get it done.
Douglas Seder, MBA, is a Sales Manager and Licensed Loan Originator for Homestead Funding Corp., the region’s largest and most successful mortgage bank for over the past decade, committed to serving the Hudson Valley, New York’s Capital Region and Southern Vermont. With Doug’s experience, and his business, professional and educational background, he is fully focused on making the deal work for you, getting it done efficiently and cost-effectively.

My commitment to you:
Other Loan Originators may do an adequate job, but I take pride in closing the deal in the shortest possible time frame, with the best possible terms, and with personal commitment, expertise and professionalism that go above and beyond. My personal approach makes the process of working together- both for customers and professional colleagues- a pleasure.

What my clients are saying about me:
I’m sorry I haven’t had a chance to write you sooner. I wanted to thank you and your team for all the help in purchasing our house and speeding up the closing process. I also wanted to apologize and thank you for the last minute scramble over the closing time confusion. You all were great, thanks so much! ~Hardin G.

I have absolutely no reservations in referring potential clients. You have been a model of communication and responsiveness at every turn. As we started the refinance process I really had no idea of what to expect…Well you have set a high bar indeed. Both Ann and I thank you. ~Mark C.

I want to thank all of you for the great experience we had with Homestead. Your team really came together and provided fantastic responsiveness and support. The closing went well on Monday and we could not be more thrilled to be in our new home. Thank you so much. I will definitely be recommending Doug and Homestead. ~Wendy T.

I wanted to say thank you again for helping me make this dream come true of finally owning a home! You were great to work with and I can't thank you enough for all that you did! ~Jack M., Burlington, VT

Just wanted to say thank you to you and your team for producing such a speedy and hitch free closing. I'm happy to recommend you and your staff to anyone looking to purchase a home. ~Carol F.

THANK YOU DOUG!!!! I really appreciate all of your help in the process and will definitely refer anyone looking to purchase a home to you! ~Cheryl U.

Great news on the loan approval! I would definitely recommend you to friends. I have purchased multiple houses and this one has by far gone the smoothest! Thanks for your help! ~Rob F. 

We have been and will forever be raving about your service and commitment to this process with us. The communication and efficiency has been amazing. We cannot thank you enough. Our previous experience was an utter nightmare. Receiving emails with steps, updates, etc. let us know our file had not just disappeared in an underwriting pile. THIS is the way the mortgage banking process should work. Your staff is professional, polite and expedient. You have exceeded ALL of our expectations. ~Colleen S.

We want to thank you for everything you have done for us. Helping us to buy a wonderful first home when no one else would. It is greatly appreciated. Our first new home is everything we wanted and more. Thank you again. ~Levi and Vanessa

Thanks for all of your help with the mortgage. Looking forward to making the house a home. ~Anthony D.

I have and absolutely would recommend Homestead. I appreciate how accommodating and quickly you got back to me with Pre-Approval letters. They changed a bunch of times based on locations and value of the offers. Also, you were great in answering my questions relative to the application, percentage down, etc. As you know, we have 2 year old twins and having the electronic means of uploading our application documents was very convenient. I can’t even imagine bringing the kids to the office to sign documents. The review and conditional approval turnaround was excellent. I appreciate you keeping us in the loop about the status of the appraisal and checking in on the progress on the sale of our house. Thank you again for all your help! ~Amanda K.  

Thanks for helping us with the mortgage on the new house. I will mention you/Homestead to anyone that mentions they are looking to purchase a new home. ~David R.

Thank you, will be happy to refer folks to you & your team. It all went very smoothly. ~Christopher P.

Thank you for everything. It was a pleasure working with you and I truly appreciate your professionalism as well as your personable approach. I wish you the best. ~John T.

Thank you so much for your assistance! Everything went smoothly and we are the happy new owners of our dream home. I know we will be very happy for many years to come. You and your staff were outstanding in every way and I would not hesitate to recommend you to family and friends. ~Cynthia & Richard L.

Spending our first night in our new home. Thank you so much for all you did and making it so quick and easy! ~Ryan C.

I am very pleased with your service and have already referred you twice.  If they contact you, I told them to use my name. ~William R.

Thank you again for all your help. You and your team are phenomenal. This is the third time we have had the pleasure of working with you and every time it has been a great experience. We will continue to refer others to you. ~Andrea P.

Thank you Doug.  You were great to deal with, very efficient.  We will certainly recommend you to anyone who is looking to purchase in this area! ~Beth B.

Thanks and I appreciated your help in buying a home, everything went well at closing. ~Jeff G.

Thanks again for all of your help and patience. I know you both had lots to do on your end and rushed to keep things moving. Thank you so much for that. We will definitely recommend you to anyone we know looking for a mortgage and certainly, if we ever want to refinance either property or buy something in future, we'll look you up. ~Kathy & Elliot S.

Your service has been extraordinary. Great advice and options to achieve our goals, friendly service, always accessible even on weekends and evenings, timely processing of paperwork, competitive rates. I really don't have a single complaint or even any constructive criticism. I will definitely recommend you to others if given the chance. ~Tom & Jenny C.

Every step of the way, I have felt very confident that I know what is going on, where my loan application has been, and what steps have come next. My first home purchase, I was in the dark until closing day; this was so much better! I will absolutely be recommending you to anyone I know who is thinking about buying a home. ~L. Rose 

Thank you Doug, you went above and beyond. I will be referring everyone to you!! ~Nicole B.

We wanted to pass along our highest recommendation for Doug and his team at Homestead Funding. Homestead was able to close our loan from application date to closing date in exactly two weeks. We could not believe how quickly Homestead was able to process the loan. Doug's team went above and beyond, all while providing top notch service along the way. We could not with a clear conscious recommend anyone else but Doug and Homestead to anyone with mortgage funding needs. Thank you again to Doug and Maureen for all your help in seeing our dream come true. ~Jon and Kirstin Birtwell

As far as the quality of service, I would put it at the exceptional level. You and your staff have been very helpful, professional, and timely and answered all questions/concerns. The ability to upload information and track everything on your website is both efficient and convenient. I would have no problem recommending you and your staff to others. ~Rick J.

Doug was awesome! Very professional and extremely helpful and aware of his customers. ~Kristina and Aaron K., Voorheesville, NY

Would recommend Doug Seder and Homestead Funding without reservation. It was a pleasure doing business with you. ~Colleen D., Albany, NY

I will certainly refer and recommend Doug! He made the whole process a lot easier!! ~Hilary P., Clifton Park, NY

Everyone, especially Doug, was extremely helpful. He went above and beyond to help me always! ~Lauri C., Valatie, NY

We were very pleased. Doug went above and beyond. We researched several different angles, which was very helpful. I expect to do business with Doug in the future. ~Richard and Colleen G., Troy, NY

… My family is very happy at the fact that we now have a place to call our own. All I know to be true is that I could not have done it without Doug’s help. He was right on the money with answering questions. ~Tim V., Cohoes, NY

We just wanted to let Doug know how supportive, nice and helpful he was. He made the process of buying our first home a pleasant experience. All his hard work was greatly appreciated! ~Jason and Calana Y., Saratoga Springs, NY

I truly appreciate Doug’s hard work and dedication regarding the tiny loan he helped me get. There were a lot of other companies that would not give me the time of day due to the small amount. In addition, I appreciated Doug’s patience in dealing with changes and glitches as we went through the loan process… ~Christopher G., Albany, NY

I just wanted to thank you again for all you did for us. You made everything very smooth and seamless. We are very happy with our new home! ~Roman D.

I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for the work that you and your team did for me throughout this process. As you know this was my first home, and going in, I did not know entirely what to expect. From start to finish all of my questions and concerns were answered and I can't thank you and your team enough. ~Brian D.

Thank you for your team's hard work. You made the buying process approachable and you made Jon and I feel comfortable with everything that goes into buying a house. I will definitely recommend you to friends, family, and co-workers as the opportunities present themselves. I am thankful that you took us seriously and you were able to help us get this done. ~Caitlyn C.

I want to thank you all for your hard work on this. You and your teams were excellent. From dealing with the underwriters to the sellers to the Realtor to ME, I know it wasn't easy and I really appreciate your efforts, your diligence, your patience, your time... ~Martin B.

My new home is fantastic and my family is very happy, as am I. Your service was outstanding! Thank you again for everything you did to make this happen. I will certainly recommend you to anyone I know looking to buy a home. ~Chris G.

I just wanted to let you know that for an average person, finding their dream home is one thing. But finding a lender who is not only true to their word, responds to emails, returns phone calls and is willing to explain things until you understand them is not always the case. You were able to do all those things for us, and always kept us in the loop. I will be recommending Doug Seder to anyone looking for a mortgage or information about a mortgage. Thanks again for all your hard work and making it possible for me and my wife to raise our family in the home of our dreams. ~Scott B.

Thank you for a seamless experience with Homestead. The closing, sale, everything couldn't have been better and I'll definitely recommend you to people looking for a mortgage. ~Carrie B.

Yay!!! Relief and excitement!!!! You have given great service and taken excellent attention to answer all of our questions about this process! Robert and I will 100% recommend you to anyone we know looking for home loans! Thank you so much! ~Rebecca P. 

Your firm is 5 star and I will use it in the future and have already referred friends. If everyone did business like you all would run smoothly. ~ Steve H.

Just wanted to say thank you for getting our loan closed quickly at a great rate. Working with you is a pleasure. ~ George & Lisa W.

I just wanted to thank you again for your help in the home buying process. The level of professionalism and friendliness you displayed should be the yardstick by which all others are judged. Looking back, I'd imagine that buying a home would have been far more challenging had you not been involved. I wish you nothing but the best in your future endeavors! ~ Sean P.

Kyle and I just wanted to sincerely thank you for all of your work in getting us a mortgage. We closed on the house yesterday, and we are thrilled! We really appreciate all of your time, patience, and effort over the last couple of years as we have prepared to buy a home. You have made this process as easy for us as you could, and we appreciate your willingness to take the time to explain all of the steps of the process to us. When our friends are ready to buy, we will certainly tell them to give you a call. Thanks again. ~ Christine and Kyle L.

Doug is passionate about first-time homebuyer education, and really goes the extra mile to deliver essential information and outstanding service. ~ Randy K.

Doug made the entire experience of purchasing a home a very pleasant one from application to the closing. We have recommended Doug to other friends who are in the market. ~ Alisa P.

I have been passing your name around to everyone I can think of. You definitely made the home buying experience much easier. ~ Steve M.

I have to thank you again for your exceptional service during the last closing. I really appreciate it. The property upgrade is exactly what my family needed. It was a property ladder climb and a quality of life boost, that's real estate at it's best. ~ Evan R.

I just wanted to thank you and your staff at Homestead funding for the outstanding service you provided to us for the mortgage on our vacation property. You always answered all of our questions and kept us abreast of the progress of the loan status as well as updates on interest rates. It is especially nice in this day and age to actually get an immediate call back when a message is left!!! Someone was always available at the office to answer my question or make sure they found the answer to my question. You and your team made the entire process go very quickly and smoothly. At the closing our attorney remarked, "I really like your mortgage banker. The documents arrived ahead of schedule and we didn't have to chase after them." I would like to thank you and your staff again for the excellent service. ~Scott L.

Thank you so much for all your hard working days during the purchase of our home. It was so reassuring to know we had complete trust in our Loan Originator. You made a stressful time much easier. Thank you. ~ Robin F.

Doug Seder was and is an incredibly hard working individual and did an amazing job. I will always work with Mr. Seder in the future due to his professionalism and prompt service! Further, I will recommend his services to all of our business partners. ~ Robert R.

I just wanted to drop you a quick line about an employee of yours, Doug Seder, with whom I had the pleasure of working with. I had very negative experiences with other mortgage companies and banks. Luckily for myself and my family I took the opportunity to have Doug handle the refinancing of my home. Doug was personable, professional, and highly qualified when handling every aspect of my refinancing. I am completely satisfied with the job that Doug did and have already recommended him to my coworkers. Not only did he do what he said he was going to do, but he was punctual in doing so. Doug truly is an asset to your company. ~ Anthony G.

Doug was wonderful in helping us with our refinance. He made the process completely painless with top-notch results. I recommend him highly. ~ Joshua M.

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all the help with the home buying process. You made everything so great. Laura and I are all settled in the new house and so very happy. Thank you for everything. ~ Mike M.

Thanks for everything Doug. You guys made the transaction super easy and very pleasant. Actually calling of a transaction is not right. It was a very personal engagement. ~ Perry C.

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State Licensing

Licensed Mortgage Banker - NYS Department of Financial Services
Licensed in VT - # VT55968