Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation Ratings & Reviews

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NMLS ID: 2289

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

(5 of 5) 240 Reviews

97% of our customers would recommend this lender.

About Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

Customer service is a way of life at Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation. Our philosophy is that Fairway and the customer are a TEAM. We work with you to make the dream of owning a home a reality. Fairway's flexibility to act as either a direct lender...

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Loan Officers

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Michael Certo Chandler, AZ
Jennifer Patel Scottsdale, AZ
Michael Tubin South Boston, MA
Scott Halvorsen Naperville, IL
Keith Goeringer Nashville, TN
Timothy Potempa Phoenix, AZ
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240 Reviews

(5 of 5)
  • Loan Officer Review
    from Phoenix, AZ
    (5 of 5)
    Recommended!
    Reviewed:
    Loan Type:
    Home Purchase
    Services:
    None - we connected, but I didn't move forward

    Loan

    He was very plesant, efficient and knowledgeable.

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  • Loan Officer Review
    from Surprise, AZ
    (5 of 5)
    Recommended!
    Reviewed:
    Loan Type:
    Home Purchase
    Services:
    I'm currently working with this loan officer

    home purchase

    Very helpful

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  • Loan Officer Review
    from Scottsdale, AZ
    (5 of 5)
    Recommended!
    Reviewed:
    Loan Type:
    Home Purchase
    Services:
    None - we connected, but I didn't move forward

    EXCELLENT MORTGAGE ADVISOR

    Joel is a conscientious, caring and thorough professional who has the ability to reduce the anxiety most people feel about obtaining a mortgage. Two of the other four lenders I spoke with were either inexperienced, lacked sufficient knowledge, and/or didn't give me a comfortable feeling. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Joel took the time to provide as much details as needed, made me feel extremely comfortable with what he was able to offer in terms of rates, terms, and closing fees, and willing to match any other legitimate offer from another lender. Although I decided not to move forward with obtaining a mortgage through Fairway Independent Mortgage Company, I would highly recommend Joel to my family and friends, or anyone else who may need his excellent services.... Read More

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  • Loan Officer Review
    from Glendale, AZ
    (5 of 5)
    Recommended!
    Reviewed:
    Loan Type:
    Home Purchase
    Services:
    Closed loan with this loan officer

    Fast closing

    Amazing, my loan was turned down by my local bank and lease was up in 12 days. My agent recommended the Potempa team and they made it happen! Cannot say enough, will recommend them to everyone I know ! Thank you again ,

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  • Loan Officer Review
    from Glendale, AZ
    (5 of 5)
    Recommended!
    Reviewed:
    Loan Type:
    Home Purchase
    Services:
    Closed loan with this loan officer

    Homebuying

    Tim and Tim were amazing. We close on time without a hitch. I would highly recommend using them for all of your home financing needs. What a great experience in the homebuying process

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  • Lender Review
    from Sun Prairie, WI
    (1 of 5)
    Reviewed:
    Loan Type:
    Home Purchase
    Services:
    Closed loan with this lender

    Bad Recommendation

    We were referred to Fairway by our real estate agent, and we have been very disappointed. The loan officer was not very responsive. While Fairway's website recently improved, it's still not great, especially considering this is a national company. Since the loan management was transferred to the national offices, we have continued to find that the customer services reps aren't helpful. To top it off, they have now messed up our mortgage interest tax statements. If it weren't for the cost, we would be refinancing our loan with another lender... Read More

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  • Loan Officer Review
    from Scottsdale, AZ
    (5 of 5)
    Recommended!
    Reviewed:
    Loan Type:
    Home Purchase
    Services:
    I'm currently working with this loan officer

    Dream come true

    Recently completed a pre approval and contract approval application. Another lender had told me I was not able to utilize a local assistance program based on my debts, and Tim and his team thought otherwise. After crunching numbers and thinking outside the box, I was able to utilize this great program. I will recommend and tell everyone to take a look at his team first ! For any home financing ... Read More

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  • Lender Review
    from Mount Clemens, MI
    (1 of 5)
    Reviewed:
    Loan Type:
    Refinance
    Services:
    None - we connected, but I didn't move forward

    Waste of Time

    I was looking to do cash-out refi’s on 4 properties and based on their great reviews I went to Fairway Independent Mortgage’s website and found a local agent in Michigan named Trevor Hahn. First, Trevor wanted me to send my tax returns (which include sensitive information like my social security number) over regular email. After I mentioned this he set me up with a secure account for uploading. But there were constant issues with the website and I got a stream of error messages every time I tried to upload a document. After 50+ attempts and emails back and forth regarding the issues, after several hours I was finally able to upload my documents. I was then asked my permission to run my credit. I said before we do that could I please know if there is an origination fee and whether I can switch the properties back to my LLC’s after closing. I was told they charge $1,545.00 ($645 Processing Fee / $550 Underwriting Fee / $350 Funding Fee) on all files. These fees are high and why should I agree to such high fees when there’s a dozen other companies who charge no origination fees? These fees should be the first thing they disclose up front. About an hour later Trevor emailed me again and said his Underwriting Support Dept told him for them to be able to close on my rentals they must have been titled in my personal name 6 months prior to closing and he therefore cannot help me with 3 of the 4 properties I wanted to finance. I have never heard such a thing from any lender and I have spoken with many. Lenders require the properties to be titled in the owner’s personal name at closing only, not 6 months prior that is ridiculous. Who would put their personal assets in jeopardy by titling a rental property in one’s own name for 6 months? And what would the purpose of the 6 month period anyway? I am surprised this company has such good reviews they obviously are amateurs when it comes to financing investment properties... Read More

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  • Loan Officer Review
    from Surprise, AZ
    (5 of 5)
    Recommended!
    Reviewed:
    Loan Type:
    Home Purchase
    Services:
    Closed loan with this loan officer

    New purchase

    Timothy has been a loan officer for 15 years, and believes the most important part of a loan transaction is listening to your customer. Successful communication leads to customer satisfaction and great loan transactions. Timothy utilizes his wealth of product and service knowledge in order to achieve his customer's goal of owning their dream home. He tries to always be available, even on weekends, in order to meet his customer's needs. Timothy is a huge sports fan, and still dreams of wearing a Chicago Bulls uniform! With Timothy, a customer can expect a smooth loan transaction for all borrowers and circumstances and docs to closing before the closing date... Read More

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  • Loan Officer Review
    from Cave Creek, AZ
    (5 of 5)
    Recommended!
    Reviewed:
    Loan Type:
    Home Purchase
    Services:
    Closed loan with this loan officer

    Home Buying

    Top notch Timothy always answered his phone and email day or night! Being a first time home buyer I had many questions that were all answered when I needed them to be! Thank you again

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Customer service is a way of life at Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation. Our philosophy is that Fairway and the customer are a TEAM. We work with you to make the dream of owning a home a reality. Fairway's flexibility to act as either a direct lender or as a mortgage broker ensures that we will find the right loan product at the best price to fit each customer's specific needs. We specialize in assisting First Time Homebuyers and Military Veterans with little or no money down loan products, which include using Down Payment Assistance programs. Our experience and knowledge of government (HUD/FHA/VA) loan programs make buying your first home or relocating to your new military post simple and stress free. We offer a complete line of loan products including programs for customers with less than perfect credit. Our ability to connect you with a local and professional Realtor may allow you to move into your new home with ZERO OUT OF POCKET COSTS! Our goal is to expedite and streamline the loan process, educate our customers, customize the loan program to meet your financial goals and become your lender for life. By consistently providing outstanding customer service, Fairway customers become not only our friends, but our Raving Fans.