First Direct Lending, LLC Ratings & Reviews

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NMLS ID: 1110278

First Direct Lending, LLC

(4.8 of 5) 412 Reviews

97% of our customers would recommend this lender.

About First Direct Lending, LLC

First Direct Lending is a direct lender offering programs that cover a wide range of credit scores and special situations. Whether you have a perfect credit history or not, our loan agents will work with you to help accomplish your home loan goals.

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Amir Jawaid Irvine, CA
Charlene McFadden Irvine, CA
Michael Swetech Irvine, CA
Donnie Porter Irvine, CA
Michael Roe Irvine, CA
Chip Esajian Irvine, CA
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412 Reviews

(4.8 of 5)
  • Lender Review
    from Sanford, FL
    (5 of 5)
    Recommended!
    Reviewed:
    Loan Type:
    Refinance
    Services:
    Closed loan with this lender

    Refinace

    (0) (0)
    Chip and his team worked quickly and smoothly to get my refinance done in a timely manner. Thank you First Direct!

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  • Loan Officer Review
    from Sanford, FL
    (5 of 5)
    Recommended!
    Reviewed:
    Loan Type:
    Refinance
    Services:
    Closed loan with this loan officer

    Great

    (0) (0)
    Very Knowledgeable, and help full

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  • Lender Review
    from Elma, WA Confirmed LendingTree Customer
    (1 of 5)
    Reviewed:
    Loan Type:
    Home Equity Loan or Line of Credit
    Services:
    None - we connected, but I didn't move forward
    Date of Service:
    April 17, 2017

    2 months wasted

    (0) (0)
    9 weeks into our loan, while it was in underwriting, I found out from the payoff officer our loan had been retracted for lack of "seasoning". My loan officer, Keith, had been avoiding my calls and emails for days - the week we were supposed to be closing! You would think that they would know when you are applying, or during the disclosures and documentation that a brand new house had not been lived in for a year or more. Because construction... Read More

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  • Lender Review
    from Abingdon, VA
    (5 of 5)
    Recommended!
    Reviewed:
    Loan Type:
    Refinance
    Services:
    Closed loan with this lender

    Very Glad I Chose First Direct Lending

    (0) (0)
    I worked with Stephan Tarakji and he was great. He listened to me and gave me several options that I could choose from. When I asked for his advice, he was very knowledgeable and helpful. His outstanding Customer Service won me over and I would recommend First Direct Lending to anyone.

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  • Loan Officer Review
    from Abingdon, VA
    (5 of 5)
    Recommended!
    Reviewed:
    Loan Type:
    Refinance
    Services:
    Closed loan with this loan officer

    Received excellent service

    (0) (0)
    Stephan is very knowledgeable and his Customer Service skills are outstanding. He kept me in the loop thru the whole process. I was pleasantly surprised when he called me each day with an update. In the past, I was always the person calling the vendor for an update. Stephan was very professional but made me feel like I was talking to a friend. That was a very nice touch... Read More

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  • Lender Review
    from Cadiz, OH Confirmed LendingTree Customer
    (5 of 5)
    Recommended!
    Reviewed:
    Loan Type:
    Refinance
    Services:
    Closed loan with this lender
    Date of Service:
    September 29, 2016

    Quick Excellent Service

    (0) (0)
    I highly recommend First Direct Lending to anyone in need of a mortgage loan or refinance. Pat Roberto and Sabrina Schaeffer did an outstanding job of processing my loan quickly and professionally.

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  • Lender Review
    from Smithfield, VA
    (5 of 5)
    Recommended!
    Reviewed:
    Loan Type:
    Refinance
    Services:
    Closed loan with this lender

    Refinance Investment Property

    (1) (0)
    We refinanced our investment property. Amir was great! He was very professional and answered all questions and concerns regarding the process! Very accessible! Would definitely use again!

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  • Loan Officer Review
    from Smithfield, VA
    (5 of 5)
    Recommended!
    Reviewed:
    Loan Type:
    Refinance
    Services:
    Closed loan with this loan officer

    Refinance Investment Property

    (1) (0)
    Amir was very professional! He answered all questions and concerns! Very accessible! Returned all phone calls and emails in a timely manner.

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  • Lender Review
    from Chatsworth, CA
    (5 of 5)
    Recommended!
    Reviewed:
    Loan Type:
    Refinance
    Services:
    Closed loan with this lender

    Great experience

    (1) (0)
    I worked with Amir Jawaid and Kelly Strickland and they were both very helpful and nice. Always answered my questions and made the experience pleasant. I would recomend them to anyone.

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  • Loan Officer Review
    from Chatsworth, CA
    (5 of 5)
    Recommended!
    Reviewed:
    Loan Type:
    Refinance
    Services:
    Closed loan with this loan officer

    Amir is great!

    (1) (0)
    Courteous and friendly! Loved working with Amir.

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First Direct Lending is a direct lender offering programs that cover a wide range of credit scores and special situations. Whether you have a perfect credit history or not, our loan agents will work with you to help accomplish your home loan goals.