In my work, I have met hundreds of Mortgage Brokers. Many do only enough to get by; sending information on lenders a client could get online. Not so Alex Gorodinsky. Though my son was a first time homebuyer, he did not have stellar credit. I helped look for someone willing to work with him to get his first mortgage at less than a sky-high rate. I'm delighted I found Alex. Alex worked very hard to find the perfect mortgage. He found my son a standard mortgage at a low rate. The deal was done quickly and professionally. Alex was available to answer questions at all times, gathered the required information quickly and walked us through the whole process. Alex was honest, professional and even recommended the wonderful Realtor (Irina Wagner of The Agency) who helped find the perfect house in only a week. Closing was swift and I can't say enough about the excellent work done by Alex. If you are in search of a mortgage, you can do no better than Alex Gorodinsky.
This is a strong letter of endorsement / recommendation to process any house loan request through Alex Gorodinsky at Carlson Mortgage. We have obtained a house loan and a refinance through Alex, in the last four years. Each time the process was very quick and timely and the rates met or exceeded anything that we could get elsewhere. Closing was on time with no delays and took only minutes to complete. One of our adult children is shopping for a different house and they processed a pre-approval loan request through Alex and a mortgage firm used frequently by the major realty firm performing their housing search. They had a number of questions about the amount that they could properly finance and the various financial facts that affected what amount that they could intelligently finance. Alex answered their questions much quicker and more completely than his competition. Would not go anywhere else to finance a house
I read great reviews of Carlson Mortgage and decided to contact them for my home purchase. I was very impressed with the loan officer's (Alex Gorodinsky) professionalism and responsiveness. I am a first time home buyer and it was important for me that the process be explained in detail. Alex was always available, very patient and made me feel taken care of. He took the time to educate me about the home buying and mortgages during the initial meeting and throughout the actual mortgage application once I found the house. He anticipated all obstacles and structured the loan to overcome them. He even suggested a great realtor, who helped me find my first home. I also got a very low interest rate, without being charged any fees by Carlson Mortgage or by the lender. It's no wonder that Alex and have his company have great reviews. Thanks Alex!
I've only ever spoken to Alex, and he definitely knows what he's doing. I've been looking into purchasing a second home for myself. (I currently own a duplex and rent out half, looking to turn it into an investment property.) Alex is very responsive, professional and was able to communicate clearly what I needed to do next. He gave me advice and walked me through the entire process. He obviously understands the business very well, and was very patient while answering all of my questions. I will definitely be using them for my next mortgage. I only wish I had used them when purchasing my first home! If you're looking for reliable, professional mortgage lenders with low interest rates and great customer service, I would highly recommend giving these guys a call! They will not disappoint.
We are extremely grateful to Alex Gorodinsky for helping us get a loan. He came strongly recommended by several friends who worked with him before. I was very impressed with the level of professionalism, acessibility, responsiveness, and amazing customer service. We knew nothing about the nuances of getting financing for a condo, and Alex took a lot of time to educate us and help us choose the best option. He made a very complicated process easy, and was always available to help. I especially would like to compliment his level of expertise and knowledge of the industry. Working with Carlson Mortgage was such a welcome change from our previous experience in dealing with a large, unresponsive and impersonal provider. Alex Gorodinsky was instrumental in us closing on our dream home.
I've used Carlson Mortgage's services several times and Greg Shmulevich was my loan officer this time around. I was getting confused before I came to them, looking at different lenders, as it seemed that even similar programs had different stipulations and fees that varied from bank to bank. Once I met with Greg, the first thing I liked was the fact that he could explain complicated concepts in plain terms. He answered all of my questions clearly and honestly. He and the realtor that he suggested helped me narrow my home search substantially. We went through pre-approval process and I was provided with several detailed scenarios that were a good match for where I was financially and credit-wise. I am confident that I made a good decision when choosing my mortgage guy!
My husband and I have done a few refinances in the past, but this one was, by far, the smoothest one. The team at Carlson Mortgage, led by Alex Gorodinsky, was very knowledgeable and professional. They made sure that we understood everything, responded quickly and promptly answered all questions that we had. True to its reputation, the company offered us the lowest rate that we could find on the market, didn't charge us any fees and covered all of our closing costs by a sizable lender credit, making it a true no-closing-cost refinance. We chose our closing date and time and Alex attended the closing to make sure that everything went smoothly. The service was excellent and we would recommend Carlson Mortgage to anyone who is in the market for a mortgage.
I highly recommend these guys - they are local, have low interest rates and great customer service to boot! I spent several weeks looking for a mortgage lender and I wish I'd found them right away. The loan officer at Carlson Mortgage was able to offer me a significantly lower interest rate than the lender that I was using before. I did try to go back to my old lender and have them match the interest rate and was explained that it wasn't possible to offer the rate that Carlson was offering since such rates didn't exist and that it would be a 'bait and switch' with a closing that would never take place. This was definitely not the case, my transaction was smooth, the interest rate was honored, the closing was timely and everything was perfect in every way.
I was referred to Carlson Mortgage by a good friend of mine that used them several times in the past. The loan officer that my husband and I dealt with was Alex Gorodinsky. He presented several loan options, provided me with detailed quotes and advised me on how to go about picking the right loan for me. His company offered a large lender credit in addition to the good rate and a complete lack of fees. Alex's communication was almost instant and he would always pick up his phone even when he didn't have to - if I called on a weekend or after work hours. The entire process went well and Alex and his team worked really hard in order for us to have a smooth closing. I would recommend them to anyone needing a mortgage.
I am a real estate agent and I've referred about 20-30 people to Carlson Mortgage over the years. They are an outstanding company to work with. Alex and his team ensure that every client gets personalized attention, a low interest rate and a good explanation of the loan process. They are very responsive and always call back promptly, which is rare to find today. Even with the most difficult deals, they stay on top of everything and are a good fit for repeat seasoned buyers and for inexperienced first time home buyers alike. I also appreciate it that the loan officer always makes time to come to closing. I cannot recommend them enough!