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ianlee1010, Home Buyer in Berkeley, CA

Can anyone recommend good mortgage brokers in Berkeley?

Asked by ianlee1010, Berkeley, CA Tue Jul 17, 2012

Mortgage broker in Berkeley

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I would also recommend RPM Mortgage. My clients and I have been working with Chet Gohd for years and I strongly recommend him.

Chet Gohd
Branch Manager
Phone: 510.647.5320
Cell: 925.330.1110
Fax: 510.845.5842

License # 00998937
NMLS # 301441
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I would be happy to recommend a lender who would be the best fit for you...I usually try to give a buyer or home owner a few choices, because not just the lender, but the lending agent needs to be a good fit.

RPM is very high on my list, as well. It is important for you to know that they are a mortgage banking company, rather than a mortgage broker. This means they can put you in to a direct loan, or place you with one of the other major lenders, to help you achieve the best loan for you. There are other significant advantages as well. I have my favorite agents within that firm, based on track record.

Direct lender agents are highly variable, and keep in mind that their job is to sell their product exclusively. They sometimes offer short term promotional programs designed to scoop you in, and depending on whether you are reFinancing or Buying, these may be helpful or just a teaser.

It would be easier to make a tailored recommendation based on your scenario...so feel free to give me a call if you'd like to have a more detailed discussion. You can find my contact info on my website. And rest assured, I only recommend lenders with a strong performance and service record...I do not receive any incentive for the referral.
Web Reference: http://www.tomithomas.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 18, 2012
Hi Ianlee1010:

I am going to jump right in and let you know that although our offices are in Fremont and Pleasanton, I will happily meet you in Berkely, if need be.
I have over 20 years experience as a Mortgage Banker (direct lending)..
Give me a call: 510-494-7840 ex: 16
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I really like RPM Mortgage.
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Hello Ianlee,

I am in Oakland and licensed in the State of CA. I work for a Mortgage Bank based in Concord with local processing. Our rates are amazing and can't be beat!

All the Best,

Ivan Diaz
Home Mortgage Consultant
(415) 271-7740 direct/cell
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 17, 2012
I can recommend me. I am not in Berkeley but I am licensed in California.
Web Reference: http://WeFixRates.Com
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Faramarz (FM) Bank of Commerce
Awesome....office on Solano and one in Oakland.
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I work with David and couldn't agree more about Peter Barnes. He has been a huge help for me and my clients and is a very diligent consultant.

I also rely on Chris Graham of Wells Fargo. His office is in Walnut Creek but he serves the whole East Bay. He has helped me with multiple clients and has also been a close friend for over a decade so I've vetted him well. :) Mention my name if you contact him.

Here's his info:

Chris Graham
Home Mortgage Consultant
NMLSR ID 450605

Office: 925-287-6913
Fax: 855-203-6629
Mobile: 925-324-4363

1277 Treat Blvd #150
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
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Great, thanks for the input!
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Peter Barnes of RPM Mortgage (a direct lender) is my preferred loan consultant. His office is located in Berkeley and they offer many great loan products- including a 20 day close, conventional loan. This has sealed the deal for a couple of my last transactions.

Peter Barnes
Senior Loan Consultant
Conventional and FHA Certified

1385 Shattuck Ave. Ste B
Berkeley, CA 94709
Phone: 510.647.5337
Cell: 415.302.3398
Fax: 888.266.6330
CA DRE License #01739948
NMLS #239580

Feel free to contact him at your convenience.

If you have any other questions please feel free to contact me!

Davey Cetina
Buyer’s Specialist | DRE# 01887446

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate
2095 Rose St, Ste 100 | Berkeley, CA 94709
[t] 510.517.7238 | [f] 510.780.2110
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