Denise was a ROCKSTAR! She kept me updated, helped me through the process with such an easy experience and can't thank her enough! She is amazing!!!!!!!
Christy H Sep 28, 2022
She did everything she could to help!! Made it very easy for me
Cameron T Sep 27, 2022
Denise is very personable and helpful.
Natalie D Sep 27, 2022
Denise made everything so easy! Thank you so so much for ALL of your help!
Maegan P Aug 29, 2022
Vivien H Aug 26, 2022
She was great and listened and helped us.
Evan L Aug 24, 2022
Caring attitude and communication
Lane B Aug 23, 2022
Great communication & works hard to give best option
Danielle J Aug 22, 2022
Everything was made so simple and easy.
Jeffrey P Jul 09, 2022
Denise explained each documents and kept it touch throughout the whole transaction. Well done..Thank you !
Debera H May 28, 2022
Denise is amazing. If I had to do this loan process all over again I would choose her again.
Demetrice T May 20, 2022
Denise was so great. She was always available to help and she did professionally.
Connie R Apr 25, 2022
Denise is knowledgeable and so helpful in every step of the process. She represented my interests and kept me informed. I appreciate her so much!
Penny A Apr 04, 2022
Denise Druml is Awesome. She is the Number 1 go to Woman for all my loan deals. And we will be doing many more in the Future!!!!!!!
Brock R Mar 30, 2022
Communication throughout the whole process
James S Mar 28, 2022
Denise worked quickly and communicated excellent and efficiently to get the job done during and after business hours. She was fast to respond and polite and closed us in 3 weeks.
Jerica L Mar 25, 2022
Denise made this a great experience as first time home buyers and let me tell you, she had to hold my hand all the way through. Professional, attentive and pleasant. Knows her job inside and out.
Brad K Mar 18, 2022
Everything was so easy, and every question I had was answered!
Mason S Mar 18, 2022
She was always available when we needed her.
Melissa C Mar 18, 2022
This excellent Loan Team always went above & beyond in every way..I’ve given info to a coworker who is in search of a life time home. They will definitely not go wrong…
Jennifer H Mar 14, 2022
Denise Druml was amazing to work with!
Wayne S Feb 16, 2022
Just overall very helpful
Alyssa S Feb 02, 2022
Overall an awesome experience, Denise and Kendra were great working with. Very quick with responding and had an answer for every question I had. Everyone made it a smooth process all the way through. Would definitely recommend.
Jason S Jan 05, 2022
Denise was very responsive to questions, and worked with us through the whole process which was a little complicated without a realtor to help with the process. Would definitely recommend Denise!
Kelly K Dec 09, 2021
I loved her personality and the way she would talk to me after hours.
Alicia B Dec 08, 2021
Denise was ALWAYS available to answer my questions and help me gather the information I need.
Alexis J Dec 03, 2021
The experience was great becasue Denise Druml gets things done and she get it done fast.
She stays in touch to let you the process of the application. When its approved, that its with the
underwriters and closing department. I have bought two homes with her and will contact should I buy again in the future.
Lois L Dec 01, 2021
I was explain the whole process and if I had any questions they explained it so that I could understand very easy to work with
Jeffrey B Nov 30, 2021
This was by far the smoothest and easiest refi we’ve ever done. Everything was perfect and stress free
Jennifer C Nov 29, 2021
Denise is a rockstar! Start to finish she went above and beyond to make things happen. 14 day closing!!!! I will never use anyone else!
Tina S Nov 13, 2021
Rachel W Oct 10, 2021
Denise did a great job keeping us informed on on everything that was going on.
Chase M Oct 03, 2021
This was the third transaction I have worked with Denise, two for my personal home loans and one for my daughters home loan. She is the absolute best and most efficient Loan Officer I have ever worked with! I have referred her to several people and will continue to do so!
Wendy M Sep 27, 2021
Denise made the entire process stress free and easy.
Darin B Sep 27, 2021
She is the best!!!!!!!
Antha M Aug 06, 2021
Denise is the best she sweet and kind I would always go to her and send friends and family to her
Jacqueline G Jul 24, 2021
My agent was very pleasant and patient with me on this long journey of getting in my home. She answered all questions and made this journey easy. Thanks Ms Denise
Carl W Jul 20, 2021
Really awesome service and highly recommend you to all my friends
Clark T Jul 08, 2021
Mrs. Denise made the process of buying my first home very easy! Throughout the entire process I was a nervous wreck but she took the time to help reassure me that everything was going to be okay and she would take very good care of me. She did just that! I can’t thank her enough for everything!
Ashley T Jun 28, 2021
Denise is awesome. This was my second experience with her and Eustis mortgage. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again. I loved having the app to track the process! That was an awesome bonus feature this time around.
Victoria K Jun 23, 2021
Denise is the best lender! She is very friendly, informative and answers your text, calls and emails promptly.
Erica S Jun 19, 2021
There was good communication and when I needed a question answered it got answered
Mason D Jun 19, 2021
The Best Lender around!! Thank you for always making this process easy!!
Michelle L Jun 19, 2021
Denise is very fast to contact you and make sure all the necessary paperwork is ready for you to close on time! She is dedicated and one of the best!
Alexia A Jun 16, 2021
Eustis is the place to go for your next home loan. Contact Denise Druml for a worry free experience.
Jordan L May 26, 2021
Denise is the best! Can’t wait for our next closing!!!
Tracy M May 14, 2021
I was very pleased, everything went smoothly during the process!!
Charlie C May 07, 2021
Denise explained everything to me along the way to close. Answered every question I had and made it a pleasant adventure.
Pamela N May 02, 2021
Denise is just amazing. IF all loan officers were as dedicated as she is, then no one would have issue with their files. She goes way above to make sure that her clients are taken care of. Wouldn't use anyone else but her. SHE IS AN ASSET TO YOUR COMPANY......
Antha M Apr 19, 2021
Denise is what made my experience great!! She is so knowledgeable and helpful, and works so hard for her clients as if she was working for herself. You can tell she really cares!
Tabetha W Apr 19, 2021
Denise was magical! Made the whole experience great!
Thomas K Apr 19, 2021
Denise never gave up on the deal even though we had some obstacles due to the pandemic.
Philip F Apr 04, 2021
Denise went out of her way to make sure that I received my loan. Thanks...
Linda S Mar 22, 2021
Friendly service. Quick response.
Sullivan V Mar 22, 2021
was patience and understanding. She helped we had no clue where to start or what to do
Amanda R Mar 15, 2021
Denise made everything so easy! She is the best in the business!
Brittany M Mar 12, 2021
Thank you so much for your help you made it so easy I will recommending anyone doing refinance or purchase a new home highly recommended
Paul T Mar 12, 2021
Denise was wonderful. She answered all my crazy questions and always kept me in the loop. Love her.
Kelli D Mar 09, 2021
Fast and Easy from beginning to end! Denise Druml made this Loan Process stress free! Thank you!
Michelle L Mar 09, 2021
Denise was a pleasure to work with.
Shannon D Mar 02, 2021
Denise was great to work with!! Hope to work with her again soon!!
Michelle B Mar 01, 2021
I was encouraged the whole time during my loan process and was informed of changes quickly. Denise worked hard all the way up until the closing. Any recommendations would be only to continue the same direction of Customer excellence. Not to forget Gina who assisted with all essential documents to make my desired Closing date.
Shane O Feb 26, 2021
Denise is always a pleasure to work with. She is knowledgeable and quick to respond to your calls.
Sonja P Feb 25, 2021
Denise made it great. She is amazing.
Catherine G Feb 15, 2021
Outstanding agent! Goes above and beyond for her Clients.
John F Feb 12, 2021
Denise was superb!!! She was very knowledgeable and understanding. She answered any question I had and I learned a lot about my mortgage from her. She was excellent, super sweet, and courteous!
Melvin R Feb 05, 2021
Denise made every step of my refinance process very quick and easy. She answered all of my questions in a very timely manner and I couldn’t believe how quickly the whole process went.
Charles T Feb 05, 2021
She was so friendly and helpful.
Donald C Feb 04, 2021
Everything about my home buying experience with Denise was pleasantly easy. She started working hard & fast from our first phone call. I can’t recommend this company enough!
Anna L Feb 04, 2021
Denise was definitely professional and knowledgeable. She made the process simple and easy. I would not hesitate to refer her to anyone looking to purchase a house. She is the best
Kenneth F Jan 25, 2021
Denise stayed in touch with me at all times! Weekday, weekends, day time, night time she always responded to me! She truly made this process as pleasant as I could have hoped for. Even though the seller was troubling, Denise always stayed positive! I mean it when I say I would recommend Denise to anyone looking to buy!
Morgan R Jan 24, 2021
Wonderful to work with, explains everything and very helpful!
Stephanie O Jan 20, 2021
Denise was an absolute God send for us! She helped to walk us through every little step of the process and made things so much better for us. I will always recommend her and only her to anyone needing a loan officer. She gave outstanding service and went above and beyond. As far as I am concerned, she has made a friend for life with us.
Ginnie M Jan 19, 2021
Denise made the process as smooth as possible. I had many questions and she took the time to answer all of them. I would recommend her to any one I know buying a house.
Jennifer W Jan 16, 2021
Denise is super to work with. She goes beyond her scope of duties to make sure the needs of her clients are met.
Antha M Jan 03, 2021
Very easy to talk too, made everything easy and very understanding..
Jamie V Dec 31, 2020
Denise was on top of the whole process!!! She’s a rare gem in this hectic market! She’s outstanding and goes above and beyond!
Mary Fleming, Broker
Mary F Dec 31, 2020
Denise made the entire process very easy.
Derek D Dec 20, 2020
Denise did a great job in getting my buyer approved and closed very quickly. She was amazing!
Melanie S Dec 07, 2020
We want to make your home financing as easy as it can be. With Eustis Mortgage, you can relax while we handle the details.
You can get a loan before you even select a home. A Eustis home mortgage specialist can perform a pre-qualification or pre-approval so that you'll have a good idea of how much you can afford. Once you've found a home, and a seller has accepted your offer, you are ready to move to the Application process.
- You will know the loan amount you qualify for so that you know what home price range to shop
- Save time to narrow the list of homes to ones that fit your price range
- Discover any credit challenges early in the process we can resolve them at the beginning of the process
- Confidently make an offer as soon as you find your dream house
- Sellers will consider your offer more strongly with a prequalification letter over one that is not
- Your agent will ask for this as it improves your chances of getting the house you want
There are no fees or costs to getting pre-qualified, but it is a vital step in the home buying process. Call us today!
Prequalification: This is an overview of your credit profile that is an important step to writing offers for new homes and one we highly recommend. It just means that you have not submitted the documentation that will be required to verify your income, financial statements showing enough assets to close and you have not yet met the underwriting guidelines of the program you are going to select once you find the home of your dreams.
Preapproval: If you have a little more time at the beginning of the process, we always recommend getting Preapproved. A preapproval is the start of the formal application process before you find the property and is more thorough review of your financial position and ability to qualify for a home.
Why get Preapproved for a Mortgage?
- You’ll be able to move faster to find the house you want
- Most of the paperwork will be out of the way so you can close your loan faster
- You will be able to move to the top of the offer stack as your income, assets, and ability to buy has been verified
- Sellers know you will be less likely to have a delay in closing
- In competitive markets, this is another feather in your cap
Buying a house is one of the biggest decisions you will make in your lifetime. Our goal is to make the process as smooth and hassle-free as we can. Understanding the process will give you the knowledge you need to get started.
- Step in Getting Prequalified or Preapproved
You can get a loan before you even select a home. One of our home loan experts can perform a pre-qualification or pre-approval so that you’ll have a good idea of how much you can afford. Once you’ve found a home, and a seller has accepted your offer, you are ready to move to the Application process.
Once you’ve selected a home, your home specialist completes the mortgage application, gathers information about the property you want to buy, and collects personal information, such as income, assets, and employment history. For a complete list of information that you need to provide, see the Application checklist.
Once your application is complete, a loan processor reviews your file and verifies your information. We order a credit report to determine your credit history and credit score. We also order an appraisal of the property.
An underwriter reviews your file and determines whether your loan will be granted and issues the loan approval. The underwriter may request additional information during this review process.
Once the loan is approved, the closing process begins. Our closing department prepares closing documents and sends closing instructions to the title agent. The title agent is responsible for examining the title of the property and working with you for an acceptable closing date. At the closing, you’ll sign papers, pay closing costs, and finalize the transaction. Now it’s time to move into your new home.
Lower Payments*. Consolidate Debt. Pull Cash Out.
*By refinancing your existing loan, the total finance charges may be higher over the life of the loan.
First, start by asking yourself one of these questions.
Has your income increased? Do you need to consolidate debt? Has the equity in your home increased? Do you need money for a major expense? Has your credit rating improved?
If the answer is yes to any of these questions than we encourage you to call one of our home loan experts to give you a refinance evaluation. It costs nothing but could save you thousands of dollars in interest, pay off high balance credit cards, or help pay for college or unexpected expenses.
Knowing your options is the most import part of the refinance decision so Call us today!
¬ As you pay down your mortgage or as home values increase over time, a cash-out refinance allows you to use a portion of your equity and turn it into cash. The great news is you can use that cash however you want. Home improvements, unexpected expenses, college tuition or just to check a destination off your bucket list.
When is the best time to turn that equity into your house and use it as you see fit? That answer is up to you and can be used to fit your current needs.
Some of the more chosen reasons for utilizing a cash-out refinance are to:
- Remodel of you home
- Pay off high-interest credit cards or auto loans, neither of which is tax deductible like mortgage interest
- Help with life events like a growing family
- Bucket List Reduction
- Elimination of student debt
A renovation loan will let you do almost anything with your home. Some loans are used on smaller projects like ordinary repairs or cosmetic updates. These types of renovations loans typically don’t have minimum loan requirements for the repairs or upgrades you want to make to your home. These loans are limited to non-structural repairs with maximum loan amounts around $30,000.
With these types of loan, you can improve things like:
- Repairing or replacing your roof and gutters
- Redesigning your kitchen or bath
- Landscaping or adding a deck
- Buying new appliances
- Getting new windows, doors or floors
- Making your home energy efficient
- Upgrading plumbing, electrical, heating or cooling systems
- Ask a home loan expert (bolded and hyperlinked to find a loan officer)
Need to do more extensive renovation? We got you covered!
We have other programs that are specifically intended to make major repairs or changes to your home. These will have a minimum loan amount but the good news is you can borrow up to the value of your property plus repairs/renovation. Here are some examples:
- Room additions or adding a second floor
- Major remodeling that requires structural work
- Foundation or other structural repairs
- Projects over six months
You don’t have to settle for a house that only has half of the items on your wish list. With renovation loan you can buy in the perfect neighborhood and then get all the items on your list without coming out of pocket. This loan allows you to combine the purchase price of the home and the cost of repairs and upgrades into a single mortgage. No second lien at a higher interest rate required. Other benefits include:
- Get a home in a great location below market price
- Getting a bargain on a home allows you to move to a higher priced area of town
- Get more bang for the buck with a larger home
- Opens up your search area
- Your home fits your taste and family requirements
A remodeling home loan allows you to make your current home into your home for the future. These types of loans allow you to roll the costs of the work you do into one new mortgage. No second lien required, most likely at a higher interest rate. Since this is a refinance, you can also capitalize on lower interest rates, move to a shorter loan term and possibly lower payments.
A fixed-rate mortgage offers an interest rate that is steady throughout the life of the loan. Fixed-rate mortgages offer the security of always knowing exactly what your monthly loan payment will be. The interest on ARMs can fluctuate (up or down) periodically. The interest rate on ARMs offers an opportunity to save on interest costs. However, you are protected from rates getting too high, because a safe ARM has annual and lifetime rate caps, which limit how high your rate may go.
This a decision you must make. Here is one way of looking at the question: If you can afford the payment and are comfortable with all the other terms, it makes sense to go ahead and firm it up IN WRITING. Do not be overly concerned if rates fall after you lock. If your objective is to purchase the property, you have eliminated one uncertainty. If you are refinancing, locking the rate guarantees that you will reduce your monthly payments or be able to obtain cash you need for home improvements or other worthwhile goals.
You can lock your rate at application, while your loan is being processed and approved, or any time shortly before closing.
Eustis Mortgage offers lock periods up to six months on some loan programs.
PMI is required for conventional loans with a down payment of less than 20th of the value of the home. You can avoid paying PMI by making a down payment of 20 or more of the value of the property you want to buy.
PMI will be automatically terminated when the loan-to-value ration is scheduled to reach 78 assuming all payments are current. Borrowers can request cancellation of PMI when the loan reaches 78 assuming all payments are current. Borrowers can request cancellation of PMI when the loan reaches an 80 loan-to-value ratio, assuming the loan is current.
How do I know whether the house is in a flood zone, and if so, how can I determine my insurance premium?
Eustis will order a flood certification before loan closing, as required by federal law. However, if you would like to find out if the property you are purchasing is in a flood zone, you can contact your insurance agent or check the local library for updated flood maps. FEMA determines flood risk by comparing your lowest floor level to flood levels from the past 100 years. FEMA bases flood insurance premiums on this information. You may need to get a slab elevation if you are unable to obtain this information from the seller or your local permit office
Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is a calculated interest rate that reflects the overall cost of a loan on an annual basis. APR includes interest payments, origination fees, discount points, and other specific costs of getting a loan and is, therefore, usually higher than the interest rate. APR can be useful for comparing different types of loans. However, while all lenders are required to calculate APR based on guidelines provided by the Truth in Lending Act, not all lenders include the same costs in the calculation. This can make it difficult to compare the APR for loan programs from different leaders.
Points, also known as “discount”, are funds paid at closing so that you can get a lower interest rate for the life of the loan. For example, you may be quoted a rate of 7.375 with 0 points or 7.000 with 1 point. One point is equal to 1 of the mortgage amount.
Closing costs are expenses paid, by both buyers and sellers, at the closing meeting. Closing costs include pre-paid taxes and insurance, discount points, origination fees, title insurance, and other fees that may apply to your loan.
Pre-paid items are hazard/homeowners insurance, taxes, and pre-paid interest. Most insurance is paid in advance, so you will be required to pay for your homeowner’s and flood (if required) insurance policy for the first year in advance. Also, the lender will require you to make a deposit of up to 2 months of payments in order to establish an escrow account.
Many loan programs require that the lender pay the taxes and insurance on behalf of the borrower. Your loan officer can determine if the option to pay taxes and insurance yourself is available on the loan program that is best for you.
MORTGAGE PAYMENT CALCULATOR
Estimate your monthly mortgage payment using the calculator below. Simply enter the purchase price of the home, loan term, and details about the home loan. Please note that escrow for taxes and insurance is not required for loans with down payments more than 20 percent. Some of this information may be difficult to determine on your own; please contact a mortgage specialist to review the most accurate monthly mortgage payment for the area you are purchasing.
Types of Loans
Streamline 203K: This is for projects where total renovations do not exceed $35,000. It is more for minor changes like upgrading HVAC, paint, fixing or replacing roofs, patios, septic systems or remodeling a kitchen. It does not allow for structural changes like foundation work.
Full 203K: This for projects that need to be more expansive in nature and may go over $35,000 in total renovations. It can be used for all the repairs from a streamline, but you can also make structural changes and reconstruction, repair or replace plumbing or use it to improve energy conservation, safety or disabled accessibility.
This is a great option when buying a home that needs a little TLC or you want to make your current home into your forever home.
What can a Homestyle Renovation help with?
- In-ground pools
- Interior and exterior upgrades
- Kitchen or bathroom upgrade
Program Flexibility: Conventional loans allow for different terms and down payment. Meaning you can customize your down payment, whether you have a first and a second or if you want to do one loan with Mortgage Insurance.
Program Flexibility: Conventional loans allow for different terms and down payment. Meaning you can customize your down payment, whether you have a first and a second or if you want to do one loan with Mortgage Insurance.
Loan Limits: Conventional loans are capped at a maximum loan amount of $647,250 for single-family homes unless the property resides in a High-Cost Area of the United States.
Second Liens Permitted: Another difference between conventional loans and the other programs is the ability to add a second lien to assist with down payment requirements. This also is a good option when buying a higher price house and need to go above the maximum financing amount in a non-High-Cost Areas.
For loan amounts over conforming limits and up to $3,000,000.
A VA home loan is a great benefit to military personnel during and after their service. Thank you for your service and sacrifice for our country.
No Down Payment: A VA home loan comes with 100% financing. Contact one of our home loan experts for more details.No Mortgage Insurance: Unlike USDA a VA home loan does not have monthly or annually mortgage insurance.
Certificate of Eligibility Required: In an effort to make sure we use your Veteran Benefits properly borrowers must obtain a Certificate of Eligibility . The VA Benefits portal will be able to help you find this information or contact us and we can assist you in getting the info.
Low Down Payment: FHA loans are great for first time home buyers or home buyers that are working with limited down payment. A down of 3.5% is all that is required and can be a gift from a relative.
Flexible Income Requirements: The original goal in 1934 for FHA loans was to make home ownership possible. One way the program does that is by allowing for more flexible income and credit guidelines.
Loan Limits: FHA does have different maximum loan sizes by area. To learn more click on here to see what the Loan Limits are in your city.
No Down Payment: The USDA loan comes with 100% financing. A down payment is not required which can be an obstacle to homeownership.
Low Monthly Mortgage Insurance: The upfront insurance rate on a USDA is generally lower than VA or FHA. It also has one of the lowest annual mortgage insurance fees. Other good news is the upfront fee can be rolled into the loan, eliminating an out of pocket expense at closing.
Only available in certain geographic areas: To get a USDA loan, the property you buy has to be in a USDA designated rural area, but that does not mean it is necessarily farmed land. Over 90% of the U.S. is eligible, which includes small town and suburbs. The USDA Mortgage Eligible Map will show you all the areas where you can use this loan.
Income Limits: The USDA loan was originally designed fro low to moderate-income families. The guidelines for USDA define income level as being 115% of the area’s median income. This income amount if very different in different parts of the country and can be very different in certain areas of a state. Please contact one of our home loan experts to learn more.
- Fixed Rate and Adjustable Rate
- FHA, VA, and USDA Loans
- Jumbo and Conforming Loans
- Conventional Financing
- Renovation Loans
Special Programs for Non-traditional borrowers also available
100% YES! This one decision will make the home buyer process go much more smoothly. The pre-qualification process is simple:
- Gather your personal financial information such as bank statements, W-2 forms and paycheck stubs, and meet with your Loan Officer.
- We will pull your credit report and evaluate your financial documents. With this information, you and the loan officer are able to discuss the best home financing options that will help you achieve your financial and homeownership goals.
- Once you are prequalified, we will give you a prequalification letter to inform your real estate professional and the seller of the property that you’re a preferred and serious potential buyer. This will give more weight to any offer you extend on a property as well as allow you to relax and enjoy the process of looking for your new home.
- How long will you live in this home? Several years, or just a few?
- Do you anticipate your income or finances to significantlychange over the next few years? Do you anticipate significant changes to your income or finances over the next few years?
- Are you either comfortable or uncomfortable with an adjusting monthly mortgage payment? Have you considered an adjusting monthly mortgage payment?
- Do you plan to be out of mortgage debt by, for example, when your children start college or when you retire?
Based on your answers, your home loan expert can discuss different home loan programs that will suit you financially and help you reach life’s milestones.
An FHA loan, on the other hand, is guaranteed by the Federal Housing Administration. FHA is a government agency that works with approved lenders like us.
Typically, origination points are applied and disclosed at the time of locking in an interest rate. On the other hand, discount points can be added at the time of lock or later in the process if you choose to pay to reduce your interest rate.
Origination fees are the fees required to originate the loan. They can include processing fees, underwriting fees, administrative fees, and several others. One of our Loan Officer can give you a complete breakdown of these fees as they vary from state to state.