Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation Ratings & Reviews

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NMLS ID: 2289

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

(5 of 5) 233 Reviews

98% 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 Scottdale, AZ
Scott Halvorsen Naperville, IL
Timothy Potempa Phoenix, AZ
Kenneth Dunkle Charlotte, NC
Robert Lippi Lake Oswego, OR
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233 Reviews

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

    Purchase

    Amazing Experience . Smooth transaction and amazing communication . I couldn't have asked for a more amazing company and loan officer on our first home . I would highly recommend Timothy and his team!

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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

    New home Purchase

    We were first time home buyers. Everything went according to our plans. I would highly recommend Timothy Potempa and his team. The rate was what we expected it to be. We even got money back at closing. They were very friendly and helpful with answering all of our questions. Amazing!

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  • Lender Review
    from Phoenix, AZ
    (5 of 5)
    Recommended!
    Reviewed:
    Loan Type:
    Home Purchase
    Services:
    Closed loan with this lender

    Highly Recommended

    I highly reccomend Fairway Mortgage to friends, families, especially first time buyers! Myself being a first time buyer I had no idea what to expect. Michael Freidhoff was my loan officer and he helped me through the way. I was a first time buyer and I had a lot of questions to ask. Michael was always easy to reach and made sure all my questions got answered. Michael saved me from quicken loans, quicken was over charging me and trying to force me to close the deal. Michael was patient and guided me through the process so that I was comfortable. Most importantly, They closed my deal on time! Once again. I highly reccomend Fairway Mortgage for anyone looking for help and advise... Read More

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

    Highly recommended!

    I highly reccomend Fairway to friends, families, especially first time buyers! Myself being a first time buyer I had no idea what to expect. Michael Freidhoff was my loan officer and he helped me through the way. I was a first time buyer and I had a lot of questions to ask. Michael was always easy to reach and made sure all my questions got answered. Michael saved me from quicken loans, quicken was over charging me and trying to force me to close the deal. Michael was patient and guided me through the process so that I was comfortable. Most importantly, They closed my deal on time! Once again. I highly reccomend Fairway Mortgage for anyone looking for help and advise... Read More

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

    Highly recommend

    In an otherwise frustrating and strenuous purchase process, working with Fairway Independent Mortgage Company was a pleasure. My experience with all that I worked with at Fairway, including Christian, Jodalee, and Brian, was outstanding. They were friendly throughout and quickly answered my numerous questions. I trust them completely and you will too. I highly recommend... Read More

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

    Home Purchase

    Completely awesome mortgage company to work with. They were efficient and great at keeping open communication during the process. They were able to help my wife and I close on our first home when another company was unable to get the job done. Do not hesitate to work with this company. They are definitely my company of choice anytime in the future.

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

    Thank You

    This letter is written to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for the management team overseeing the development of my new home. Your team was supportive and attentive to all my needs. In was initially nervous about the home purchasing process, but the care and concern your team showed in walking me through the entire experience made the journey to home ownership a true delight. They made me feel comfortable and relaxed. I would recommend your company to everyone. Thank you for all the help and support I received from your team. ... Read More

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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.