We are extremely happy with the service we received from Carlos Matos at 1st Florida Lending and they deserve 5 stars. They were the first option we looked into because a close friend recommended them. We had sold our home up north and needed finance. Carlos provided our loan options with as much detail as I requested. Carlos helped us work through the process of collecting all of the necessary documentation. He was incredibly quick to respond whenever I had questions. The most important part for me was that I knew I could count on Carlos and his team. The loan process can be stressful and a quick phone call to Carlos and his team always assured me that I was in good hands. I highly recommend 1st Florida Lending to anyone looking for a home loan. Rich & Rene I hadn't had much luck to get a home loan in the past and I had reached a point where I had completely given up not searching anymore. Till one day I met Carlos at Florida Direct Lenders. They totally changed things around for me. Throughout the loan process, the service was impeccable. There entire team was very professional and kind. They worked patiently with me until the loan was closed. I am so grateful and appreciative meeting Carlos and his team and trusting them to get my mortgage loan. Thanks! Florida Direct Lenders you are the best. Jim & Susan When I was looking to purchase my first home. I found 1st Florida Lending on the internet and was amazed at all of their loan programs and made contact with Carlos Matos one of the owners. He explained everything to me at a level that I could completely understand and was so patient with all of my questions and closed my loan on time. As a professional Jockey, trust is an important factor and Carlos has earned my trust and I consider him a friend. I would recommend 1st Florida Lending to anyone looking for a home loan. Thank you, Fernando de la Cruz Carlos Matos, Hugo & Sylvia at 1st Florida Lending worked with me from beginning to end. I am extremely happy in having a Custom Built Home and having 1st Florida Lending as my lending company who were in contact with me every step of the way. I am extremely grateful for all the hard work that you all did together in order to get me the great interest rate along with the mortgage payments. Evelynlinda Rodriguez I highly recommend 1st Florida Lending ! They walk you through the entire mortgage process and take the time to explain every detail that I didn't understand. He is very quick to respond, and was available to answer my questions even during nights and weekends. I started my journey thinking I wouldn't qualify for a mortgage, but Carlos Matos found me the perfect loan program and I'm now a proud homeowner! I If I ever need to refinance or move, he will be the only call I make! Jake & Sally. Buying a house can be stressful and choosing the right lender can make a big difference. My experience working with 1st Florida Lending was pleasant and smooth. I obtained a pre-approval letter in less than an hour after they reviewed my documents. We were able to obtain a competitive rate and the fee sheets provided were very clear with no extra/hidden fees. They were always up front and never made me feel like she's just trying to make a sale. There are a lot of mortgage broker firms on-line who falsely pitch themselves as lenders that end up shopping your loan, ruined your credit with inquires, charge brokers fees. I worked with one when purchasing my first house and I can tell you the quality of the service and money you can save working with a direct lender for me was totally superior in every aspect. I definitely recommend working with 1st Florida Lending if you're in the process of buying a house. Danny & Teressa I would highly recommend 1st Florida Lending to my family and friends. When our family was looking for a our first home purchase and were having a hard time obtaining financing with our local bank. Our Realtor referred us to 1st Florida Lending. We wanted someone to be honest, trustworthy, and caring to our needs. From the first time we met Carlos Matos, my husband and I felt that we were in good hands, and we didn’t want to do business with any other mortgage company. Not only did he make the loan process less stressful and a wonderful experience. That is true Customer Service. Judith M. 1st Florida Lending Saved the Day! As a self-employed, 1099 contractor I had sufficient monthly income, decent credit and my personal banker told me that he was confident that my wife and I could get a loan. So we found a house, signed a contract with a 45 day closing date. Then the nightmare started when MY LOCAL BANK OF 20 YEARS SAID NO TO MY LOAN! In summary, they could not offer financing because I had taken too many deductions which lowered taxable income and could not proceed? So I went back to the Realtor and requested my money back. There response. I needed a letter of denial from my bank. If not, the seller was going to keep my deposit at the end of the contract period which had 11 days left. The bank gave me a courtesy letter but the Realtor "who I think was conspiring with the seller to steal my deposit" said it had to be an actual letter from underwriting?? I could not provide such a letter since my bank never submitted my loan to their underwriting department. Luckily, in searching the Internet I found a website www.1floridalending.com that said WHEN BANKS SAY NO, THEY SAY YES and spoke to one of their advisers who completely understood my situation and said they could offer me a bank statement loan which did not require tax returns and could provide me with a conditional loan approval within 8 days so that I could request an extension from the seller. I quickly applied and sent them my documents. To my pleasant surprise, they produced a conditional loan approval 7 days later..AMAZING..I got my extension and closed on my home. Overall, they saved the day! My wife and I are extremely happy and our experience working with 1st Florida Lending was incredible and would strongly recommend them. Thank you Jacob & Olivia Joni and I just wanted to say thanks so much for all of your help - we really truly appreciated the fast response and assistance with our loan. In addition, the settlement company also pointed out multiple times -- unprompted -- how great of a job you guys did and how quick you were to respond to any requests they might have had. We were able to spend Monday night in the house and absolutely love it and can't wait to finally have a home we can call our own! Thanks again, Tyler and Joni Our experience with this company was great. Upon first meeting Carlos and his team, they were very welcoming and after reviewing our information told us they could get us approved. We were apprehensive about that because we had already been turned down from one previous lender but they stayed true to their word and got us pre-approved the same day and were able to get us approved for the home we wanted. It was a very long process but they pulled us through it and we couldn't be more happy. Katrina & Hannibal Carlos, I want to thank you for helping me get financing on my new home. It’s people like you that allow people like us to have hopes and dreams and to achieve them,. It was such a pleasure doing business with both you and your team. Thank you so much and may God bless You Rod & Sandy Obtaining a pre-approval on the same day we applied was really helpful in us winning the bid on our new home. We wanted to thank Mr. Matos for providing this simple Pre-Approval process that allowed us the ability to make and offer before making a full commitment. The offer was accepted and are loan was approved. Juan & Dolores After completed the Loan Eligibility Application we were contacted by 1st Florida Lending within 20 minutes who was very helpful in quickly reviewing my credit and bank statements the same day and sending me a pre-approval letter that helped us negotiate our first home purchase. Tim & Beth We wanted to move my wife and child to a better family neighborhood with great schools. We found an incredible house at a bargain price. We completed the Loan Eligibility Application and received a call from Jorge who quickly verified my credit, tax returns an provided us a Pre-Approval letter the same day, the seller accepted our offer. Tony & Maria After finding the house that we really wanted, we needed to make and offer but was not sure if we had the borrowing power to make the purchase and commitment. Without the time to find complete a complete a full loan application, we found 1st Florida Lending’s website and filled out there Loan Eligibility Application form. Carlos and team delivered flawlessly on their Pre-Approval letter that was followed by a loan commitment. We closed the purchase transaction within 15 days. My children enjoy there new school and we are very happy in our new neighborhood and family home. Jim & Sandy Just wanted to take this time to thank Carlos Matos and his team for all of your efforts in helping us acquire a loan to purchase our investment property in Florida. I was happy to know that loans for citizens of Venezuela are possible! I will be recommending your loan services to my friends and colleagues. Domingo & Margarita As most Canadian citizens looking for a second home in Florida, we typically look at our banks affiliate banks in the USA to assist. To my surprise they were very limited, so we decided to look at local direct lenders and found 1st Florida Lending on the web who offered four different foreign national loan programs a very competitive rates. They were very knowledgeable and were able to process our loan less than a month! Gabriel & Tristan As non-us citizens, we were having difficulty finding a bank to finance a property in Florida even though we had good income, credit and plenty of equity in London, England. We were referred to 1st Florida Lending by our Realtor. The rest was easy, from uploading our documents to working with their staff. 1st Florida Lending was the best !! Andrew & Emma 1st Florida Lending is the best ! We never thought we would be able to borrower money in the USA to purchase our Condo in the Florida Keys. Carlos Matos is incredibility knowledgeable and offered us a loan program that match our budget. He got it done!! WOW! Mannie & Marcela 1st Florida lending is one of the best mortgage companies. There staff is friendly,trustworthy and knowledgeable about VA loans. They made our loan process easy despite of the requirements of getting approved. Alan & Jodi I contacted 1st Florida lending feeling not sure of what to expect. At the end of my first call with Carlos, I walked away feeling confident and thought why didn't I call them sooner! Also I was happy to find out that there is no down payment with a VA loan and rest is history. Carlos and his processors are responsible and resourceful. Rick & Sharon When looking for a lender to inquire about a VA loan. I wanted to do business with a company who would be simple, helpful and patience. With that in mind, my first call was to 1st Florida lending and not super big companies that advertise on TV. When we started we didn't realize the process was going to be so fast. It took us by surprise. Carlos & Brenda We are grateful to have had the opportunity to work with the team at 1st Florida Lending. After completing the application, I knew we were in good hands after speaking with Carlos, he took the time to explain in detail all the steps and answer all of our questions. He is devoted to his clients and embodies values of what I was looking for in a lender. Matt & Lynn It was really quick to sign up with 1st Florida lending and get approved for our VA loan to purchase our new home. We were so pleased with the terms of our loan and outcome of our purchase. Glenn & Susan With all of the TV commercials perked my interest and I just wanted some information. But I decided to look for a company were I was someone and not just another number in a national companies address book. I searched the Internet and came across 1st Florida Lending who were direct lenders an offered reverse mortgages. To my relief it was the solution to our problems. Linda & Ralph My Realtor sent me an email ad about 1st Florida Lending who offered Reverse Mortgages. I made the call and to my amazement the process was smooth, quick and easy. I didn’t have to leave the comfort of my home. Tim & Beth Collins Carlos, I want everyone to know that we were very satisfied with how our Reverse Mortgage was handled by you and your wonderful staff. You were so patient and helpful and answered all my questions. Thanks to you, the process was smooth and I would certainly recommend you to anyone who wanted to consider a Reverse Mortgage. Thanks again. Robert & Whitney I worked with Margerita who was the best! She answered all of my questions and returned my calls promptly. I would definitely recommend 1st Florida Lending. Thank you and job well done Joanne & Richard Could not have been more pleased with the service received from the staff at 1st Florida Lending. Each step was explained and questions answered. The process was smooth with very few hold-ups. Stephanie & Wayne Getting married forced my wife and I to make some important decisions about buying a home and start my family. We both had accumulated some debt across a few credit cards and student loans which affected our credit scores. I reached out to 1st Florida lending and was amazed at their ability to provide us with a loan My wife and I are very thankful. Jeff & Donna 1st Florida Lending made it possible for us become home owners. Not only was my interest rate much lower, than what I was quoted from other lenders, but the process was so easy and completed online so we did not not have to physically go to their office to fill out paperwork. My loan was fully funded within 18 days, which was amazing Derrick & MaryAnne Most banks and mortgage companies have set formulas and strict criteria when applying for a loan. I hit the wall with them and turned to 1st Florida Lending . They looked at all aspects of my loan and were able to think outside the box. I am very pleased with their service and would highly recommend them if you need a home loan. Jeremy & Ana It has been a pleasure to do business with 1st Florida Lending. From the start, they were very helpful in providing me with the best solution for my home loan. The loan process was very efficient and they helped us solve some unexpected underwriting conditions it in the shortest time possible. I would definitely use them again in the near future. Javier & Sylvia I have sold from the least expensive to multi- million dollar properties and every transaction is as important as the next. However, finding a reliable lender for multi-million dollar properties with clients who are self-employed is not easy. In researching lenders, I came across a marketing flyer from 1st Florida Lending Corp who promoted financing (up to 3million) for self-employed borrowers at low rates. I suggested that my client who wanted to purchase a million-dollar-plus property contact them which they did and started the approval process. Carlos, Sonia and Mark all reassured me from the beginning that the loan would close! And they made good on their promise! My client was extremely happy with the 1st Florida Lending Corp. “Thank you all for a job well done, I'm was impressed.” Marianne T. Secontine, P.A. * The K Company Realty, LLC. 305-747-8026 msecontine@aol.com http://www.buyandsellupperkeys.com "My experience with 1st Florida Lending and Carlos Matos and his office staff was truly exceptional". My credit was not the best when I applied for a loan and Carlos guided me on how to raise my credit score to get a better rate and term using the rapid rescoring system which updated my scores in only 3 days which caused a slight delay in the original closing date another 5 days. The realtor who I was working with was also the sellers agent and promised to extend my closing date but suddenly changed their minds at the last minute and threaten to keep my deposit money if I did not close on the time stated in the contract. Carlos came to my rescue by reassuring the realtor and seller that the loan was going to be approved, explained the reason for the delay in writing and got me the extension to purchase my home. When talking about experience with friends about previous home financing. I have to say that Carlos is a man of his word and kept his promise with me and the seller. Moreover, I truly felt that everyone in the office who participated in the processing of my loan, was always by my side and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a loan. In summary, This is an honest lender that really cares about their customers.. All the best!! Deb Debra & Rob
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