Mortgage Rates

March 1, 2015 11:34 AM Eastern

Refinance rates now in Woodbridge, NJ[Change this]

30YearFixed Rates as low as

Interest Rate
3.375%
APR
3.579%
Monthly Payment
$884
Total Mortgage Services
Interest Rate
3.375%
APR
3.579%
Monthly Payment
$884
(844) 334-6186 Contact
Total Mortgage Services
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Offer Details

Home Value $250,000
Requested Loan Amount $200,000
Lock Period 30 Days
Down Payment $50,000
Principal and Interest Payments $884
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $0
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $884
Lender Fees $5,026
Lender Credit $568
Total Closing Fees* $4,458
*Other 3rd party fees may apply
Total Mortgage Services
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About the Lender

Since 1997, Total Mortgage Services has been committed to making mortgages easier.  We combine the personal service and integrity of a local lender with the same low rates and wide variety of programs that you would expect from a big bank.  Total Mortgage is licensed in 32 states plus Washington, DC, and offers conventional, adjustable, jumbo, FHA, FHA 203K, USDA, condo, and co-op mortgages, among others.  We’re a Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Seller/Servicer, as well as a Ginnie Mae Issuer, we have access to some of the best rates and programs in the country.  Because we are smaller and more nimble than the big banks, we’re able to close most of our loans in 30 days or less.  We’re experts in mortgages because mortgages are all we do.

 

Total Mortgage believes strongly in responsible lending.  We want to help you attain financing that you can afford – today, tomorrow, and over the life of the loan.  We understand that you’re not just looking for a home, but a trusted financial partner to help you realize your dream of homeownership.  Total Mortgage believes you deserve a loan that is as individual as you are.

 

With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and a customer service satisfaction rate over 95%, we stand firmly behind our product and service and feel confident that if you use us for your home loan, you will recommend us to your friends and family.  This dedication allowed us to be named to the Inc 5000 list of America’s fastest growing companies for four consecutive years.  We want the opportunity to earn your business, we want to be your lender for life.

Total Mortgage Services
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Total Mortgage Services

Yes, I recommend this lender

I have done over 10 loans with Total Mortgage and have referred all my family and friends. They do everything under one roof, processing, Underwriting and their closing department is all in one building! This made all my transactions flawless. If I could give them a 1000 start rating I would. Tremendous tremendous company!

By: Jason (New Jersey)
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Total Mortgage Services
Interest Rate
3.500%
APR
3.631%
Monthly Payment
$898
(844) 334-6186 Contact
Total Mortgage Services
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Offer Details

Home Value $250,000
Requested Loan Amount $200,000
Lock Period 30 Days
Down Payment $50,000
Principal and Interest Payments $898
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $0
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $898
Lender Fees $3,212
Lender Credit $382
Total Closing Fees* $2,830
*Other 3rd party fees may apply
Total Mortgage Services
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About the Lender

Since 1997, Total Mortgage Services has been committed to making mortgages easier.  We combine the personal service and integrity of a local lender with the same low rates and wide variety of programs that you would expect from a big bank.  Total Mortgage is licensed in 32 states plus Washington, DC, and offers conventional, adjustable, jumbo, FHA, FHA 203K, USDA, condo, and co-op mortgages, among others.  We’re a Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Seller/Servicer, as well as a Ginnie Mae Issuer, we have access to some of the best rates and programs in the country.  Because we are smaller and more nimble than the big banks, we’re able to close most of our loans in 30 days or less.  We’re experts in mortgages because mortgages are all we do.

 

Total Mortgage believes strongly in responsible lending.  We want to help you attain financing that you can afford – today, tomorrow, and over the life of the loan.  We understand that you’re not just looking for a home, but a trusted financial partner to help you realize your dream of homeownership.  Total Mortgage believes you deserve a loan that is as individual as you are.

 

With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and a customer service satisfaction rate over 95%, we stand firmly behind our product and service and feel confident that if you use us for your home loan, you will recommend us to your friends and family.  This dedication allowed us to be named to the Inc 5000 list of America’s fastest growing companies for four consecutive years.  We want the opportunity to earn your business, we want to be your lender for life.

Total Mortgage Services
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Lender Reviews

Total Mortgage Services

Yes, I recommend this lender

I have done over 10 loans with Total Mortgage and have referred all my family and friends. They do everything under one roof, processing, Underwriting and their closing department is all in one building! This made all my transactions flawless. If I could give them a 1000 start rating I would. Tremendous tremendous company!

By: Jason (New Jersey)
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Sebonic Financial
Interest Rate
3.250%
APR
4.108%
Monthly Payment
$1,005
(866) 544-4064 Contact
Sebonic Financial
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Offer Details

Home Value $250,000
Requested Loan Amount $200,000
Lock Period 30 Days
Down Payment $50,000
Principal and Interest Payments $871
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $134
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $1,005
Lender Fees $3,598
Lender Credit $0
Total Closing Fees* $3,598
*Other 3rd party fees may apply
Sebonic Financial
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About the Lender

Sebonic Financial is a division of Cardinal Financial Company, a full service mortgage banking firm in operation since 1987.  The company is an approved seller/servicer for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae. Cardinal is also an approved lending institution for the Department of Housing and Urban Development/Federal Housing Administration and the Department of Veteran Affairs/Veterans Administration with FHAs Direct Endorsement and VA Automatic Lender Authority.  Cardinal is an authorized lender for the USDA/Rural Housing Program, the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency and the New Jersey Mortgage Housing Finance Agency.

 

Cardinal is licensed by the Departments of Banking in many states, mainly in the eastern and southeastern United States.  Its retail and wholesale divisions originate first mortgage loans for qualified borrowers.

Sebonic Financial
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A ok

Yes, I recommend this lender

A ok!

By: SgtGitRDone (Katy, Texas)

Great for the uncomplicated borrower.

Yes, I recommend this lender

Although I was unable to consummate the loan process, for reasons I'll explain, they tried to get it approved. Even though I earn a significant 6 figure salary, I am paid buy my corporation who is paid by my law firm. The earnings being completely distributed each year yielded 0 income. Their underwriters could not wrap their head around that. Bottom Line, If you are not in that situation it should be a short and easy process. If you are, then let them know ahead of time so they can be upfront. Otherwise they are very well organized and do their best to find you the best rates.

By: jjhuckleberry (53125)

Most Stressful ReFi We have Ever Done

I will open by saying that when all was said and done our refi closed with the terms agreed to. However... we have done several refi's through the years and this was hands down the most stressful one we went through. I had to stay on top of the process the WHOLE time - something I have never had to do. I can't imagine what would have happened if I wasn't so diligent in ensuring - and at times facilitating - that things were moving along. Our loan processor was very kind when I was able to get a hold of her, but getting a hold of her was no easy task. I'm a patient person and totally understand that "stuff happens", but I have no tolerance for someone not at least taking 30 seconds to reply with, at minimum, "I got your message, I'm swamped, and will get back with you just as soon as I can." I ultimately had to reach out to someone else to get the service that I needed. The process took much longer than expected, in part due to documents not being submitted in full by Sebonic/Cardinal. (We subordinated our HELOC in the refi.) When it came time to close, I was told I would have to PAY $2,000 in costs; I was shocked! I was told the loan would cost less than half that and that the amount would be rolled into the new loan (except for the appraisal). Again, after making multiple phone calls expressing my frustration (in a firm but kind manner), numbers were eventually adjusted so we would not have to pay out of pocket. As I said at the beginning, all worked out ok in the end, but because of the frustration and stress we experienced, and the "babysitting" I had to do throughout the process, I cannot in good conscience recommend them. They clearly have some very positive reviews and happy customers; we, unfortunately, did not have the experience they did.

By: Fedsavings911bad (Orange County, CA)
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15YearFixed Rates as low as

Interest Rate
2.750%
APR
2.918%
Monthly Payment
$1,357
Total Mortgage Services
Interest Rate
2.750%
APR
2.918%
Monthly Payment
$1,357
(844) 334-6186 Contact
Total Mortgage Services
Email Lender

Offer Details

Home Value $250,000
Requested Loan Amount $200,000
Lock Period 30 Days
Down Payment $50,000
Principal and Interest Payments $1,357
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $0
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $1,357
Lender Fees $2,332
Lender Credit $1,262
Total Closing Fees* $1,070
*Other 3rd party fees may apply
Total Mortgage Services
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About the Lender

Since 1997, Total Mortgage Services has been committed to making mortgages easier.  We combine the personal service and integrity of a local lender with the same low rates and wide variety of programs that you would expect from a big bank.  Total Mortgage is licensed in 32 states plus Washington, DC, and offers conventional, adjustable, jumbo, FHA, FHA 203K, USDA, condo, and co-op mortgages, among others.  We’re a Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Seller/Servicer, as well as a Ginnie Mae Issuer, we have access to some of the best rates and programs in the country.  Because we are smaller and more nimble than the big banks, we’re able to close most of our loans in 30 days or less.  We’re experts in mortgages because mortgages are all we do.

 

Total Mortgage believes strongly in responsible lending.  We want to help you attain financing that you can afford – today, tomorrow, and over the life of the loan.  We understand that you’re not just looking for a home, but a trusted financial partner to help you realize your dream of homeownership.  Total Mortgage believes you deserve a loan that is as individual as you are.

 

With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and a customer service satisfaction rate over 95%, we stand firmly behind our product and service and feel confident that if you use us for your home loan, you will recommend us to your friends and family.  This dedication allowed us to be named to the Inc 5000 list of America’s fastest growing companies for four consecutive years.  We want the opportunity to earn your business, we want to be your lender for life.

Total Mortgage Services
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Lender Reviews

Total Mortgage Services

Yes, I recommend this lender

I have done over 10 loans with Total Mortgage and have referred all my family and friends. They do everything under one roof, processing, Underwriting and their closing department is all in one building! This made all my transactions flawless. If I could give them a 1000 start rating I would. Tremendous tremendous company!

By: Jason (New Jersey)
See All Reviews
Total Mortgage Services
Interest Rate
2.750%
APR
3.039%
Monthly Payment
$1,357
(844) 334-6186 Contact
Total Mortgage Services
Email Lender

Offer Details

Home Value $250,000
Requested Loan Amount $200,000
Lock Period 30 Days
Down Payment $50,000
Principal and Interest Payments $1,357
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $0
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $1,357
Lender Fees $4,000
Lender Credit $3,262
Total Closing Fees* $738
*Other 3rd party fees may apply
Total Mortgage Services
Email Lender

About the Lender

Since 1997, Total Mortgage Services has been committed to making mortgages easier.  We combine the personal service and integrity of a local lender with the same low rates and wide variety of programs that you would expect from a big bank.  Total Mortgage is licensed in 32 states plus Washington, DC, and offers conventional, adjustable, jumbo, FHA, FHA 203K, USDA, condo, and co-op mortgages, among others.  We’re a Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Seller/Servicer, as well as a Ginnie Mae Issuer, we have access to some of the best rates and programs in the country.  Because we are smaller and more nimble than the big banks, we’re able to close most of our loans in 30 days or less.  We’re experts in mortgages because mortgages are all we do.

 

Total Mortgage believes strongly in responsible lending.  We want to help you attain financing that you can afford – today, tomorrow, and over the life of the loan.  We understand that you’re not just looking for a home, but a trusted financial partner to help you realize your dream of homeownership.  Total Mortgage believes you deserve a loan that is as individual as you are.

 

With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and a customer service satisfaction rate over 95%, we stand firmly behind our product and service and feel confident that if you use us for your home loan, you will recommend us to your friends and family.  This dedication allowed us to be named to the Inc 5000 list of America’s fastest growing companies for four consecutive years.  We want the opportunity to earn your business, we want to be your lender for life.

Total Mortgage Services
Email Lender Write a Review

Lender Reviews

Total Mortgage Services

Yes, I recommend this lender

I have done over 10 loans with Total Mortgage and have referred all my family and friends. They do everything under one roof, processing, Underwriting and their closing department is all in one building! This made all my transactions flawless. If I could give them a 1000 start rating I would. Tremendous tremendous company!

By: Jason (New Jersey)
See All Reviews
Sebonic Financial
Interest Rate
2.875%
APR
3.032%
Monthly Payment
$1,370
(866) 544-4064 Contact
Sebonic Financial
Email Lender

Offer Details

Home Value $250,000
Requested Loan Amount $200,000
Lock Period 30 Days
Down Payment $50,000
Principal and Interest Payments $1,370
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $0
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $1,370
Lender Fees $2,177
Lender Credit $0
Total Closing Fees* $2,177
*Other 3rd party fees may apply
Sebonic Financial
Email Lender

About the Lender

Sebonic Financial is a division of Cardinal Financial Company, a full service mortgage banking firm in operation since 1987.  The company is an approved seller/servicer for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae. Cardinal is also an approved lending institution for the Department of Housing and Urban Development/Federal Housing Administration and the Department of Veteran Affairs/Veterans Administration with FHAs Direct Endorsement and VA Automatic Lender Authority.  Cardinal is an authorized lender for the USDA/Rural Housing Program, the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency and the New Jersey Mortgage Housing Finance Agency.

 

Cardinal is licensed by the Departments of Banking in many states, mainly in the eastern and southeastern United States.  Its retail and wholesale divisions originate first mortgage loans for qualified borrowers.

Sebonic Financial
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Lender Reviews

A ok

Yes, I recommend this lender

A ok!

By: SgtGitRDone (Katy, Texas)

Great for the uncomplicated borrower.

Yes, I recommend this lender

Although I was unable to consummate the loan process, for reasons I'll explain, they tried to get it approved. Even though I earn a significant 6 figure salary, I am paid buy my corporation who is paid by my law firm. The earnings being completely distributed each year yielded 0 income. Their underwriters could not wrap their head around that. Bottom Line, If you are not in that situation it should be a short and easy process. If you are, then let them know ahead of time so they can be upfront. Otherwise they are very well organized and do their best to find you the best rates.

By: jjhuckleberry (53125)

Most Stressful ReFi We have Ever Done

I will open by saying that when all was said and done our refi closed with the terms agreed to. However... we have done several refi's through the years and this was hands down the most stressful one we went through. I had to stay on top of the process the WHOLE time - something I have never had to do. I can't imagine what would have happened if I wasn't so diligent in ensuring - and at times facilitating - that things were moving along. Our loan processor was very kind when I was able to get a hold of her, but getting a hold of her was no easy task. I'm a patient person and totally understand that "stuff happens", but I have no tolerance for someone not at least taking 30 seconds to reply with, at minimum, "I got your message, I'm swamped, and will get back with you just as soon as I can." I ultimately had to reach out to someone else to get the service that I needed. The process took much longer than expected, in part due to documents not being submitted in full by Sebonic/Cardinal. (We subordinated our HELOC in the refi.) When it came time to close, I was told I would have to PAY $2,000 in costs; I was shocked! I was told the loan would cost less than half that and that the amount would be rolled into the new loan (except for the appraisal). Again, after making multiple phone calls expressing my frustration (in a firm but kind manner), numbers were eventually adjusted so we would not have to pay out of pocket. As I said at the beginning, all worked out ok in the end, but because of the frustration and stress we experienced, and the "babysitting" I had to do throughout the process, I cannot in good conscience recommend them. They clearly have some very positive reviews and happy customers; we, unfortunately, did not have the experience they did.

By: Fedsavings911bad (Orange County, CA)
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5 Year ARM Rates as low as

Interest Rate
2.500%
APR
2.915%
Monthly Payment
$791
Sebonic Financial
Interest Rate
2.500%
APR
2.915%
Monthly Payment
$791
(866) 544-4064 Contact
Sebonic Financial
Email Lender

Offer Details

Home Value $250,000
Requested Loan Amount $200,000
Lock Period 30 Days
Down Payment $50,000
Principal and Interest Payments $791
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $0
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $791
Lender Fees $2,986
Lender Credit $0
Total Closing Fees* $2,986
*Other 3rd party fees may apply
Sebonic Financial
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About the Lender

Sebonic Financial is a division of Cardinal Financial Company, a full service mortgage banking firm in operation since 1987.  The company is an approved seller/servicer for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae. Cardinal is also an approved lending institution for the Department of Housing and Urban Development/Federal Housing Administration and the Department of Veteran Affairs/Veterans Administration with FHAs Direct Endorsement and VA Automatic Lender Authority.  Cardinal is an authorized lender for the USDA/Rural Housing Program, the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency and the New Jersey Mortgage Housing Finance Agency.

 

Cardinal is licensed by the Departments of Banking in many states, mainly in the eastern and southeastern United States.  Its retail and wholesale divisions originate first mortgage loans for qualified borrowers.

Sebonic Financial
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Lender Reviews

A ok

Yes, I recommend this lender

A ok!

By: SgtGitRDone (Katy, Texas)

Great for the uncomplicated borrower.

Yes, I recommend this lender

Although I was unable to consummate the loan process, for reasons I'll explain, they tried to get it approved. Even though I earn a significant 6 figure salary, I am paid buy my corporation who is paid by my law firm. The earnings being completely distributed each year yielded 0 income. Their underwriters could not wrap their head around that. Bottom Line, If you are not in that situation it should be a short and easy process. If you are, then let them know ahead of time so they can be upfront. Otherwise they are very well organized and do their best to find you the best rates.

By: jjhuckleberry (53125)

Most Stressful ReFi We have Ever Done

I will open by saying that when all was said and done our refi closed with the terms agreed to. However... we have done several refi's through the years and this was hands down the most stressful one we went through. I had to stay on top of the process the WHOLE time - something I have never had to do. I can't imagine what would have happened if I wasn't so diligent in ensuring - and at times facilitating - that things were moving along. Our loan processor was very kind when I was able to get a hold of her, but getting a hold of her was no easy task. I'm a patient person and totally understand that "stuff happens", but I have no tolerance for someone not at least taking 30 seconds to reply with, at minimum, "I got your message, I'm swamped, and will get back with you just as soon as I can." I ultimately had to reach out to someone else to get the service that I needed. The process took much longer than expected, in part due to documents not being submitted in full by Sebonic/Cardinal. (We subordinated our HELOC in the refi.) When it came time to close, I was told I would have to PAY $2,000 in costs; I was shocked! I was told the loan would cost less than half that and that the amount would be rolled into the new loan (except for the appraisal). Again, after making multiple phone calls expressing my frustration (in a firm but kind manner), numbers were eventually adjusted so we would not have to pay out of pocket. As I said at the beginning, all worked out ok in the end, but because of the frustration and stress we experienced, and the "babysitting" I had to do throughout the process, I cannot in good conscience recommend them. They clearly have some very positive reviews and happy customers; we, unfortunately, did not have the experience they did.

By: Fedsavings911bad (Orange County, CA)
See All Reviews
Total Mortgage Services
Interest Rate
2.500%
APR
2.949%
Monthly Payment
$790
(844) 334-6186 Contact
Total Mortgage Services
Email Lender

Offer Details

Home Value $250,000
Requested Loan Amount $200,000
Lock Period 30 Days
Down Payment $50,000
Principal and Interest Payments $790
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $0
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $790
Lender Fees $4,416
Lender Credit $1,178
Total Closing Fees* $3,238
*Other 3rd party fees may apply
Total Mortgage Services
Email Lender

About the Lender

Since 1997, Total Mortgage Services has been committed to making mortgages easier.  We combine the personal service and integrity of a local lender with the same low rates and wide variety of programs that you would expect from a big bank.  Total Mortgage is licensed in 32 states plus Washington, DC, and offers conventional, adjustable, jumbo, FHA, FHA 203K, USDA, condo, and co-op mortgages, among others.  We’re a Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Seller/Servicer, as well as a Ginnie Mae Issuer, we have access to some of the best rates and programs in the country.  Because we are smaller and more nimble than the big banks, we’re able to close most of our loans in 30 days or less.  We’re experts in mortgages because mortgages are all we do.

 

Total Mortgage believes strongly in responsible lending.  We want to help you attain financing that you can afford – today, tomorrow, and over the life of the loan.  We understand that you’re not just looking for a home, but a trusted financial partner to help you realize your dream of homeownership.  Total Mortgage believes you deserve a loan that is as individual as you are.

 

With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and a customer service satisfaction rate over 95%, we stand firmly behind our product and service and feel confident that if you use us for your home loan, you will recommend us to your friends and family.  This dedication allowed us to be named to the Inc 5000 list of America’s fastest growing companies for four consecutive years.  We want the opportunity to earn your business, we want to be your lender for life.

Total Mortgage Services
Email Lender Write a Review

Lender Reviews

Total Mortgage Services

Yes, I recommend this lender

I have done over 10 loans with Total Mortgage and have referred all my family and friends. They do everything under one roof, processing, Underwriting and their closing department is all in one building! This made all my transactions flawless. If I could give them a 1000 start rating I would. Tremendous tremendous company!

By: Jason (New Jersey)
See All Reviews
Sebonic Financial
Interest Rate
2.625%
APR
2.925%
Monthly Payment
$804
(866) 544-4064 Contact
Sebonic Financial
Email Lender

Offer Details

Home Value $250,000
Requested Loan Amount $200,000
Lock Period 30 Days
Down Payment $50,000
Principal and Interest Payments $804
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $0
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $804
Lender Fees $2,308
Lender Credit $0
Total Closing Fees* $2,308
*Other 3rd party fees may apply
Sebonic Financial
Email Lender

About the Lender

Sebonic Financial is a division of Cardinal Financial Company, a full service mortgage banking firm in operation since 1987.  The company is an approved seller/servicer for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae. Cardinal is also an approved lending institution for the Department of Housing and Urban Development/Federal Housing Administration and the Department of Veteran Affairs/Veterans Administration with FHAs Direct Endorsement and VA Automatic Lender Authority.  Cardinal is an authorized lender for the USDA/Rural Housing Program, the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency and the New Jersey Mortgage Housing Finance Agency.

 

Cardinal is licensed by the Departments of Banking in many states, mainly in the eastern and southeastern United States.  Its retail and wholesale divisions originate first mortgage loans for qualified borrowers.

Sebonic Financial
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Lender Reviews

A ok

Yes, I recommend this lender

A ok!

By: SgtGitRDone (Katy, Texas)

Great for the uncomplicated borrower.

Yes, I recommend this lender

Although I was unable to consummate the loan process, for reasons I'll explain, they tried to get it approved. Even though I earn a significant 6 figure salary, I am paid buy my corporation who is paid by my law firm. The earnings being completely distributed each year yielded 0 income. Their underwriters could not wrap their head around that. Bottom Line, If you are not in that situation it should be a short and easy process. If you are, then let them know ahead of time so they can be upfront. Otherwise they are very well organized and do their best to find you the best rates.

By: jjhuckleberry (53125)

Most Stressful ReFi We have Ever Done

I will open by saying that when all was said and done our refi closed with the terms agreed to. However... we have done several refi's through the years and this was hands down the most stressful one we went through. I had to stay on top of the process the WHOLE time - something I have never had to do. I can't imagine what would have happened if I wasn't so diligent in ensuring - and at times facilitating - that things were moving along. Our loan processor was very kind when I was able to get a hold of her, but getting a hold of her was no easy task. I'm a patient person and totally understand that "stuff happens", but I have no tolerance for someone not at least taking 30 seconds to reply with, at minimum, "I got your message, I'm swamped, and will get back with you just as soon as I can." I ultimately had to reach out to someone else to get the service that I needed. The process took much longer than expected, in part due to documents not being submitted in full by Sebonic/Cardinal. (We subordinated our HELOC in the refi.) When it came time to close, I was told I would have to PAY $2,000 in costs; I was shocked! I was told the loan would cost less than half that and that the amount would be rolled into the new loan (except for the appraisal). Again, after making multiple phone calls expressing my frustration (in a firm but kind manner), numbers were eventually adjusted so we would not have to pay out of pocket. As I said at the beginning, all worked out ok in the end, but because of the frustration and stress we experienced, and the "babysitting" I had to do throughout the process, I cannot in good conscience recommend them. They clearly have some very positive reviews and happy customers; we, unfortunately, did not have the experience they did.

By: Fedsavings911bad (Orange County, CA)
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Mortgage Rate Lock Recommendation

February 27, 2015
  •   Lock if closing in 7 days:
    Rates are down
  •   Lock if closing in 15 days:
    Rates are down
  •   Lock if closing in 30 days:
    Rates are down
  •   Lock if closing in 45 days:
    Rates are down
  •   Lock if closing in 60 days:
    Rates are down

Mortgage rates today have changed very little from yesterday's. Yields for 10-year Treasury Notes have dropped by .01 percent this morning, but increases late yesterday mean this morning's yield is slightly higher than yesterday's -- it's at 2.01 percent. Stock markets have moved very little (Dow and S & P down slightly, NASDAQ up slightly). Mortgage closing costs are about the same; lenders that did not raise rates yesterday afternoon may be charging .125 more in discount points than they did yesterday. That would increase costs by $125 for every $100,000 financed.

The Economy

Today we got the revised Gross Domestic Product (GDP) report, which tracks economic growth (or the lack of) for the US. Analysts expected an annual rate of growth of 2.1 percent but got 2.2 percent. Even though that's a drop from the previous quarter's 2.6 percent rate, it's higher than what was expected, making this data slightly bad news for mortgage rates.

University of Michigan's revision to its Index of Consumer Sentiment for February was expected to be up slightly from its preliminary estimate of 93.6, but came in significantly higher than that at 95.4, which was up from the preliminary reading of 93.6 but below the final January reading of 98.1, which had been the highest reading since January 2004. Again, even though this was not an increase from the previous month, it was higher than analysts had predicted, which is positive for the economy and therefor negative for mortgage interest rates.

Monday

Monday brings no pertinent economic reporting, so expect interest rates to be largely driven by changes in stock market pricing. Stocks up, rates up, stocks down, rates down.

What Does it Mean to "Lock" Your Mortgage?

"Locking" your mortgage means that you and your lender have agreed on an interest rate and price for your home loan. Once your loan is locked, that's the rate and price you get, regardless of what happens in the financial markets. If rates go up, you're protected but if rates go down, you won't benefit either -- you close your loan at the rate you've locked and you can’t change it. Locks have expiration dates ranging from 30 to 60 days or more, and the longer your lock period, the more it costs. If you don't close your loan on time, you could end up paying a higher interest rate.

When Should You Lock?

You can lock in your loan at any time during the process. Until you lock your interest rate, you are said to be "floating" your mortgage. The only rule is that you have to lock in before you can close on your purchase or refinance.

The decision to lock or float your loan can have a long term impact so it’s important you make the right choice. That’s why we offer a quick rundown of the key factors that drive mortgage rates today and everything you need to know.

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Mortgage rates can vary a lot between lenders on any given day. So, if you only get one mortgage quote, you won't have any idea if there's a better deal out there. That's why the best way to get a mortgage rate it to request quotes from multiple lenders and compare interest rates, loan terms and closing costs. It puts you on in charge and keeps the banks competing to get you the best rate possible. Remember, even .1 percent can amount to thousands of dollars over the course of a loan. Make sure you shop around!

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