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DO NOT GO WITH THESE PEOPLE THEY SCREWED US OVER $2000 ON THERE SO CALLED FAST TRACK PROGRAM AND 7 MONTHS LATER OUR CREDIT IS STILL THE SAME AND THEY KEEP FEEDING PEOPLE FALSE HOPES AND PROMISES..DONT GET CAUGHT UP WITH THE COMPANY THEY HAVE A F RATING WITH THE BBB ABD HAVE SEVERAL COMPLAINTS ON RIP OFF REPORT.
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As with anything like this, some are scams, some legit but poorly organized or run, some legit. There are a few new companies set up by hedge funds just getting into rentals and into buying foreclosed properties in good shape, which they then rent or lease and will, in some cases, allow rent to partly apply to purchase.

 

Before you even think about this type of arrangement, you should have it THOROUGHLY reviewed by a lawyer, because once you get into it you will be stuck, and most likely there will be a LOT of terms restricting your investment. Considering the average person moves every 5 years or so for employment or family or medical reasons, and generally these sort of arrangements have to be carried through to completion to get ANY of your investment back out of the deal, it is generally a losing proposition for almost everyone - a fact the companies count on.

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Mortgage Lending reviews in Skokie

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5 year and a Originally I had signed up for a mortgage loan with Chase Bank who promised me a closing date of 45 to 60 days. Chase also told me that I only qualified for a 30 year plan and a 4.1 % interest rate. After 85 days of pestering Chase to get me to closing I finally fired them and found Prime lender. Withing a day, my loan agent was able to qualify me for a 15 year plan and a 3.85% interest rate with a closing date of 35 days. They handled everything and I just got my funds. They did everything so fast and so efficient. I don't know why anyone would choose another lender.
- Guinevere M.
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From the beginning working with
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Echeandia at
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(301) 802-6426 was smooth, professional and respectful. I called
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and told him I wanted to refinance my mortgage. We spoke for a little while and he told me of several loans that were available from the selection of available loans I told him which loan met my needs. After that it was preparing paperwork, phone calls and emails to get the loan set up. This process was very well executed in a timely manner by
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and it was a pleasure to communicate and talk with him. I closed on the loan in my home at a time that was convenient for me.
- Lee Ann S.
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I have used
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- Courtney D.
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was quick to respond, answered all of my questions thoroughly and made sure I understood exactly what was happening. I've recommended
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to numerous other friends and family not only for business, but as a resource should they have any questions about mortgages. I absolutely trust his recommendations, and would not hesitate doing business with him again.
- Edward S.
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Our first contact was in 2013, we got back in contact in April or May. We have maintained contact because she is so good and is able to explain everything clearly, thorough. She is very personable and professional.
- Stacey S.
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Working with
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went very well. This was my first time buying a home, and
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was very patient in answering all of my questions.
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was easy to get in touch with, and went out of his way many times to touch base with me to make sure the process was going well. Also,
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worked tremendously fast in putting together the mortgage. I did a bit of shopping to see if I could find better mortgage offers, but
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found the best interest rates and had the lowest fees, and ultimately cost me the least amount up front.
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made the entire process seamless and as stress free as possible.
- Richard J.
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The beginning of the process was excellent. I talked to three people that where polite, courteous, and professional. I certainly understand that it is hard to get any kind of loan when your taxes show so many deductions it looks like you make nothing. I do believe that when it comes to any loan the loan people should do all they can before they run out of options which these particular loan officer did not do. He talked so fast I could barely understand him. He was disrespectful to me and to the fact that my husband served this country in the
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for twenty years. He never tried to find other options for us. He used one other option and never went to work so find any other. I just cannot believe still that we where treated like second class citizens. When it comes to loans even if you are not in the military a professional organization should do all they can until nothing is left to help the customer. This person never even tried. I would have been
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if this person actually looked at several options instead of just one. He is a disgrace to the military man/ woman and those others that serve this country. I also think to most customers in general. It does not matter what you do the customer always comes first!
- Kristen K.
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We were buying a new home and I sought mortgage bids from 3 companies for a 15 year mortgage, and 3 companies for a 30 year mortgage.
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from Trident responded quickly and efficiently, even calling me one time while he was finishing a family vacation. He said he knew customers had choices for their mortgages and he promised good service. His mortgage rate was very competitive, and since he knew I was getting other bids, he made concessions on the mortgage processing fee. He also did something that no one else did....he gave us the right, before settlement, to lock in on a lower rate that what we committed to, should the
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shift downwards, while waiting for settlement. It could only shift down 25 basis points, or 1/4 of 1% but he made that offer. As fate would have it, the mortgage rates went up while waiting for settlement, so we never got the 25 basis points down, but we did lock at a very competitive rate.
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has two people that work with him.
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in the final stages. They were polite and efficient. But all 3 of them hid behind unseen "underwriters" who claimed they need more and more information....unending requests....more than 50 documents before it was done. And the requests bordered on the absurd that had nothing to do with the credit worthiness of the loan. They blamed it all on the bank scandals and problems in the financial world that required much more intense underwriting. It was ugly.
In the end, one of the most important things a mortgage company can do is meet deadlines, first the deadline to have a mortgage approval by a certain date, consistent with the sales agreement, and doing everything needed for settlement date. In my opinion, Trident did poorly on both.
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started telling the real estate agent about a week before the mortgage approval commitment date, that he might not have the approval in time. The approval date was a Friday and at 5 p.m. on that date, we had no mortgage approval. The real estate agent called me and told me we had to modify the sales agreement. After 6 p.m. that date, Trident came through with the approval, after causing a lot of unnecessary anxiety. They claimed to have sent the approval around 3 p.m. via email, but everyone who was on that email did not receive it. For settlement, we were one business day before settlement, when the settlement lawyer's office contacted me at 2 p.m. to share that he had absolutely nothing from the Trident for settlement the next business day. Another round of grief. Ugly. It is obvious that Trident works on deadlines....and leaves the customers hanging to the very last minute. Trident did make the settlement deadline, but only in the final hours. Trident preaches good customer service, but what we got was a lot of ugly and jerking the customer around with a lot of odd ball and last minute requests. There was nothing smooth about it at all.
But the biggest surprise came at settlement when the settlement lawyer and I were talking about when the first mortgage payment was due, and where to send it. I said I would just set it up with the bank for automatic withdrawals each month....and the lawyer said ....don't do that....Trident is going to sell the mortgage quickly....and you better wait and see who to send the check to. Sure enough, after I made one mortgage payment, Trident sold the mortgage to someone else.....and then it hit me....that they had no incentive to treat the customer properly because it 30 days, they would no longer have a relationship with the customer.
What is the bottom line here....the whole process was ugly....a lot more than it had to be. Could all mortgage companies be subject to the same crazy and ridiculous underwriting....maybe....maybe not. Someone compared it to preparing for a colonoscopy. But does a mortgage company have the right to be so cold to leave the customer hanging on important deadline dates. Absolutely not.
If I had to do it all over again, would I do it differently? I would certainly consider it. I would ask if the mortgage is going to be sold. I would see if a local bank would take the mortgage. One of the other bidders for the loan was a local bank that has a very good reputation. The mortgage process is not a customer friendly process; buckle your seatbelt if you are getting ready to apply for a mortgage.

- Paul K.

Mortgage Brokers in Skokie, IL

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1AM Direct

701 E 22nd Street
Lombard

1st Eagle Mortgage Inc

790 W Frontage Rd
Northfield

ACCUNET MORTGAGE

13000 W SILVER SPRING DR

Aggressive Lending Company

6351 W. Montrose, Suite 102
Chicago

ALLEGIANCE MORTGAGE CO

300 N MANNHEIM RD
Hillside

America Funding Lending

332 S. Michigan
Chicago

AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE

538 Broadhollow Rd Fl 4

American Portfolio Mortgage

318 Alana Drive
New Lenox

AMERICAN PORTFOLIO MORTGAGE CORP

1 Tiffany Pointe
Bloomingdale

American Portfolio Mortgage-Jim Strachan

419 Center St Ste A
Grayslake

AMR Lending

1141 E Main St
East Dundee

Andrew Mabadi Chicago Mortgage Lender

One First Bank Plaza #102
Lake Zurich

Avalon Mortgage Services, Inc.

9439 W. 144th Place
Orland Park

BANK ONE

1048 LAKE ST
Oak Park

Barclay Butler Financial

1051 E Main St.
East Dundee

Berkshire Hathaway Starck Real Estate

300 W Golf Rd
Mount Prospect

Big Shoulders Realty, LLC

4748 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago

Bruce Beddard Mortgage Team

44 Kingsport Dr
Schaumburg

C & R MORTGAGE CO

7788 N MILWAUKEE AVE
Niles

C & R Mortgage Gary Franchi

1288 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago

CAPITAL FUNDING MORTGAGE COMPANY LLC

747 N LASALLE ST
Chicago

CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE

4701 N CUMBERLAND AVE
Harwood Heights

Chris Chambers Guaranteed Rate

3940 N Ravenswood Ave, Suite 100

Citibank

Chicago

CITIBANK MORTGAGE

817 Church St
Evanston

CityWorth Mortgage

11781 Lee Jackson Hwy

Cole Taylor Mortgage

225 W Washington Street
Chicago

CORBY MORTGAGE SVC INC

5215 Old Orchard Rd Ste 950
Skokie

Crosscountry Mortgage, Inc.

2030 E Algonquin Rd.
Schaumburg

Dave Caldwell - Guaranteed Rate

3940 North Ravenswood Ave
Chicago

DIMENSION MORTGAGE CORP

1000 SKOKIE BLVD, SUITE 570
Wilmette

ELB Mortgage Brokers Inc

1240 Meadow Rd
Northbrook

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp

1000 Rand Road, ste 110
Wauconda

Forum Mortgage Bancorp

6774 North West Highway
Chicago

FRANKLIN BANK

1000 N HALSTED
Chicago

Glenview State Bank

800 Waukegan Rd
Glenview

Global American Title Agency Inc

449 Taft Ave
Glen Ellyn

GSF MORTGAGE

1111 N Plaza Dr Ste 760
Schaumburg

Guaranteed Rate

1733 Park Street
Naperville

Guardian National Bank

4400 W 109th St.

H2H Movers Inc

4419 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago

Homeowners Defense Solutions

8057 Daniel Dr.
Justice

HomeTrust Mortgage Corporation

1475 E. Woodfield Rd
Schaumburg

ING DIRECT

PO BOX 60

Inland Home Mortgage Corp

15255 S. 94TH Ave Suite 539
Orland Park

JMC Mortgage

528 W. Roosevelt Rd

Koenig and Strey Real Living

210 N York St
Elmhurst

LA SALLE BANK/ABN AMRO

10000 SKOKIE BLVD
Skokie

LeaderOne Financial

1540 West North
Chicago

Magiera Mortgage

1540 West North Avenue Fl 2
Chicago

Marilu's Cleaning Services

180 N Stetson Ave
Chicago

MB Financial Bank Home Loan Center

225 West Washington St
Chicago

McIntosh Realty

133 S Belmont Ave
Arlington Heights

MidAmerica Bancorp, Inc.

8260 W. 95th St., Suite 1E
Hickory Hills

Mitch Saul of 1st Advantage Mortgage

2 Northfield Plaza
Northfield

NETWORK MORTGAGE

3516 N Ashland Ave
Chicago

NewCastle Home Loans

1700 W Cortland St Ste 207
Chicago

NEXUS COMMERCIAL MORTGAGE, LLC

6323 N Francisco Ave
Chicago

NOTARY PUBLIC ASSOCIATION OF IL

PO BOX 1101
Crystal Lake

NVR Inc

11700 Plaza American Dr

OAK BROOK BANK

2200 WAUKEGAN RD
Glenview

Open Mortgage

18w140 Butterfield Rd
Villa Park

Open Mortgage, LLC

15744 S. Bell Road
Homer Glen

OPTION ONE MORTGAGE CORP

1834 WALDEN OFFICE SQUARE
Schaumburg

Peoples Home Equity, Inc

1801 S. Meyers Rd. Suite 500
Villa Park

Perl Mortgage - Katie Wresch

1701 E. Woodfield Rd, Suite 1030
Schaumburg

Prism Title

1011 E. Touhy Avenue, #350
Des Plaines

PROFESSIONAL MORTGAGE PARTNERS

600 HART RD
Barrington

PULLMAN BANK

8905 S COMMERCIAL AVE
Chicago

Qazi Law Office

Two MidAmerica Plaza Rte 83 & 22ND St
Villa Park

QUANTUM FINANCIAL MORTGAGE

7840 Lincoln Ave Ste 101
Skokie

Real Estate Expert, The Kucharski Team at REMAX

1200 Iroquois Commons Ave.
Naperville

RESERV MORTGAGE

1 W STATE ST
Geneva

Security One Lending - Reverse Mortgage

777 Lake Zurich Road
Barrington

Security One Lending-Reverse Mortgage

777 Lake Zurich Rd
Barrington

Smart Mortgage Centers / Patty Harrison

1355 S. Route 59
Naperville

SUMMIT FINANCIAL MORTGAGE CORP

1122 Kenton Rd
Deerfield

Supreme Lending - James McCarthy

505 Newport Drive Suite 300
Rolling Meadows

Tarko Property Group Inc

5757 W 95th St
Oak Lawn

Team Rhino Lending.com

43 East Crystal Lake Avenue Suite C
Crystal Lake

The Eckert Group of Century 21 Affiliated

15812 S. Wolf Road
Orland Park

The Federal Savings Bank

300 N Elizabeth St
Chicago

The Law Office of Scott D. DeSalvo, LLC

200 North LaSalle Street
Chicago

The Mortgage Store Co.

1933 N Meacham Rd Ste 501
Schaumburg

THE PRIVATEBANK MORTGAGE CO

640 N LASALLE
Chicago

TLG Properties LLC

904 Longmeadow Ct
Barrington

TRUE NORTH MORTGAGE

Arlington Heights

United Loan Company

224 E 51st
Chicago

WASHINGTON MUTUAL

555 E TOWNLINE RD
Vernon Hills

WASHINGTON MUTUAL

1 TRANSAM PLAZA DR
Villa Park

Wells Fargo Renovations

4332 Fox Valley
Aurora

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