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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.
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.
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