Lori worked diligently to make this process as easy and stress free as possible 10/10 recommend!
Joshua R Mar 17, 2022
Easy to work with. Very professional. Great knowledge of the process. Patient. Extremely smooth process.
Patricia B Mar 14, 2022
Communication was great, return calls immediately, kept us posted and updated on all aspects.
Thanks for making the experience so enjoyable!!
John B Mar 14, 2022
Dwain G Feb 07, 2022
Any questions I may have had were answered promptly. Really great experience for a first-time home buyer.
Deante T Feb 07, 2022
Lori is always one step ahead. My experience was exceptional as always! I’ve used Lori a couple of times and her service is always top notch!
Rhonda G Feb 04, 2022
Lori moved heaven and earth to help us get our loan so that we could buy the house and fund the renovations!! She is absolutely the best!!
Sue S Jan 13, 2022
good friendly and nowledgeaable service
Anna M Dec 29, 2021
I had loaned some money to my very dear friend, and you went above and beyond in assisting her to her
Marlowe B Dec 16, 2021
Fast and efficient and fought all the way to get me closed.
Anthony R Nov 30, 2021
Communication was the key.
Bradley W Nov 30, 2021
Kacey and Lori made things extremely easy for me being a first time home buyer! I would recommend them to anyone! Thank you guys!!
Timothy H Nov 15, 2021
Lori was so excellent at walking us through the whole process It was our first time buying and she really helped make each step so easy she responded so quickly and gave us peace of mind on each step forward she is a asset to your company We recommended her to many people so far and your company
Stevie B Oct 25, 2021
Lori was very informative and helped us understand things we were not sure of. I was able to contact her at anytime, even after hours, to answer my questions. She is very knowledgeable in her line of work!!
Colleen Y Oct 20, 2021
Lori is the best. Always available and very helpful throughout the refinancing process.
Joycelyn F Oct 04, 2021
Overall fast and friendly
Melissa H Oct 01, 2021
I appreciate how quickly my questions are answered and the excellent customer service from Lori and Eustis Mortgage! These simple things make the whole process less stressful. Thank you!
Rasia D Jul 27, 2021
Lori was very professional and very friendly.
Michael S Jul 26, 2021
Overall smooth and easy process. Thank you!
Jordan Z Jul 14, 2021
Lori was great to deal with. Her expertise in her job made the process smooth and pleasant. She always returned my calls in a timely manner and answered all of my questions. I would recommend Lori to anyone.
Kathy B Jun 12, 2021
She was very responsive to questions and everything went smoothly overall.
Colin S May 10, 2021
I was very happy with the overall support and competency!
Kelly S May 07, 2021
Lori helped me through the entire process of buying my first home. She took her time to explain EVERY question I had in detail sometimes into the late hours of the night or weekends. She seemed very professional and always had a good attitude I would definitely recommend to anyone I know wanting to buy a home.
Tyler B Apr 18, 2021
Mrs. Lori was amazing! Very patient and attentive to us.
Taylor W Apr 12, 2021
Great communication and very helpful.
Cherie S Apr 06, 2021
Lori was so helpful every step of the way and made our first time home buying process a little less terrifying!
Alex M Apr 06, 2021
Lori is thorough and extremely helpful!
Kenneth L Mar 19, 2021
Lori was very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the entire experience of purchasing a home! She always made herself available to answer questions and give advice.
Kayleigh G Mar 12, 2021
Everybody was very professional
James L Mar 09, 2021
Lori is the best of the best! I can't say enough about her amazing work ethic and her readiness to take on the most challenging situations. I will continue to work with Lori for many years to come.
Scott G Mar 04, 2021
Lori was fantastic. She cleary communicated our options for rate and term on the loan. The whole process was very easy. We are very satisfied with the service that we received.
Raymond E Mar 03, 2021
She was very courteous and professional. She quickly responded to any questions and I felt as though she always had the clients best interest at the forefront.
Jeff D Feb 23, 2021
Lori made the whole process so smooth and easy. I was nervous that refinancing was going to be overwhelming, but it was a breeze!
Jessica R Feb 22, 2021
Lori always delivers! Excellent customer service and speedy closings!
Tiffany M Feb 22, 2021
Lori was everything I needed in my journey to homeownership. She was professional, knowledgeable and very helpful with walking me through the loan approval process. I highly recommend Lori she’s the best!
Traneica C Feb 22, 2021
Lori was very helpful throughout my loan process, I could communicate with her on a moment’s notice. I will certainly highly recommend her to anyone.
Harold S Feb 09, 2021
Lori provided a fast and efficient service. Very prompt in responding back to our questions.
Lori is very professional and an asset to her company.
Marvin R Feb 08, 2021
Was an easy process . Made everything self explanatory
Jeffrey Z Feb 04, 2021
Communicated clearly all details and information from day 1. Knew our goals, met our goals. Exceeded our expectations.
Bruce C Feb 01, 2021
Ms. Lori would bend over backwards to help you anyway she can. Highly recommend
Brett B Jan 09, 2021
Everything went smoothly.
Vasikili A Jan 02, 2021
Everything was great, Lori was a lot of help and made everything very convenient!
William M Dec 30, 2020
Detail oriented, helpful, and efficient.
Paula N Dec 21, 2020
Lori—you were so easy to work with and always very helpful when we had questions. Thanks for your assistance in our first home purchase!
Heather H Dec 20, 2020
Lori was on top of the paperwork throughout the whole process. If we had a question Lori was always there to explain and answer us. I highly recommend Lori!
Carl C Dec 15, 2020
Lori was very helpful, informative, and honest throughout the entire process!
Todd G Dec 09, 2020
Angie F Dec 08, 2020
Lori is a wonderful lender to work with. She is always honest and upfront from the beginning of the transaction and stays true to her word. Lori makes the process seamless and get's the job done efficiently. I would definitely recommend her.
Scott G Dec 05, 2020
Working with Lori was a completely stress-free process! I absolutely recommend working with her!
Kali N Dec 04, 2020
Lori was a pleasure to work with.
Alejandro M Dec 03, 2020
Your service was excellent and I am satisfied ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Sallam A Dec 03, 2020
The process was smooth from the beginning to the end.
Billy B Dec 02, 2020
Lori is friendly and accommodating. She was always very responsive when I had questions or concerns. Buying a house was very easy because of Lori!
Ashton H Dec 02, 2020
Easiest process ever! Lori and staff made this one of the smoothest transactions I have experienced. I have known Lori for years and she is the best in the business. Thank you Lori and Eustis, I will recommend this team to everyone I know!
Karen T Dec 02, 2020
Made the process simple, straightforward & convenient.
Glen K Nov 30, 2020
Always a pleasure to work with Lori. She’s professional & efficient which creates an easy, low-stress experience.
Tara K Nov 29, 2020
It was a pleasure working with her. I appreciate that fact that she was very knowledgeable about the home buying process. Her knowledge helped me understand things I didn't know about buying a home.
Napoleon S Nov 20, 2020
Leslie O Nov 19, 2020
Refinancing our home could not have been easier!! Lori was not only knowledgeable but so helpful. The entire process was painless. We are very appreciative and will definitely recommend our friends to reach out to Lori when considering a purchase/refinance!
Kevin H Nov 12, 2020
Lori works around the clock just like me so it was easy to reach out to her at any time knowing that she would be there to answer any questions. Super quick, super professional. #TeamLori from now on!
Neyda B Nov 07, 2020
Lori was very helpful with my lending process. She was available to help even after work hours.
Susie C Nov 06, 2020
Lori was an absolute gem to work with! She went above and beyond to help us. There was no questions unanswered! She walked us through every step of the way and was available even after hours when I was need of help. We are so happy that we chose Lori and Eustis!
Kristin G Nov 03, 2020
Had everything covered from start to finish. Made it easy.
Brandon H Oct 13, 2020
Lori was amazing! She was very knowledgeable, extremely efficient, patient and it was our pleasure working with her from start to close. She made no mistakes and was on top of everything every step of the way! Best part, she got us the lowest rate possible! I would refer anyone to her without hesitation! Thanks to Lori for all she did to help us!
Rhonda G Oct 07, 2020
Ms Lori’s expert guidance made the decision to refinance incredibly easy and worry free.
Chad O Oct 01, 2020
Lori is there whenever you need her. Even on weekends.
She works tirelessly and will go the extra mile for my clients.
Sie J Sep 28, 2020
Lori was excellent to work with! Very easy process and closed the line fast.
Alicia H Sep 24, 2020
Lori did an amazing job through the entire process! She was very helpful and answered and accomplished everything I asked of her in a timely manner. If you're smart you'll give Lori a call when the time comes.
Kyle K Sep 24, 2020
Lori was a God send . She went far and beyond to ensure that we closed on our house.
Ninette B Sep 23, 2020
Lori was efficient and had everything done quickly
Jennifer H Sep 22, 2020
We really appreciate your help 🙏
You where always very fast responding very detailed about everything we wanted to know very knowledgeable overall you know your business and you're really good at it 👍 unfortunately you can only rate up to 5 starts on the servey she deserves more than that!
Thank you for everything 😃
Michel B Sep 18, 2020
It was so easy working with Lori. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to refinance. She had answers to all of my questions and concerns. Pleasant experience.
Kathleen B Sep 16, 2020
It was great because, Lori gave her word she would do the best she can, and she delivered me and my family with a wonderful home. I couldn’t be more thankful.
Craig A Sep 15, 2020
Christine B Sep 06, 2020
I can honestly say that Lori has made all of my transactions go smoothly... she works extremely hard to the point where I was stress free....i would and do refer my friends to her. If you want the job done right, then make sure you get Lori Serpas!
Donna M Sep 04, 2020
Lori was awesome at communicating and kept us updated regularly.
Nicole B Aug 29, 2020
I have known Lori for many years. Has the patience to work with my individual needs. Tries very hard to give you the best rate possible.
Darryl G Aug 27, 2020
Lori was great, got back to you quickly, and really explained every step of the way. I will recommend her to anyone that is getting ready to buy a home
Colin G Aug 27, 2020
Lori was very quick and efficient. Easiest process overall! We appreciate everything she did for us!
Lacy R Aug 23, 2020
Lori made everything so easy and with a newborn and Covid that was essential for us.
Ashley M Aug 14, 2020
It was a pleasure working with Ms. Serpas.
Paul D Aug 14, 2020
Lori was very helpful and professional throughout the process to refinance my home. I would definitely recommend her to family and friends.
Karen K Aug 04, 2020
Lori handled everything. She made the whole process easy and simple for us!
Corey L Jul 31, 2020
Lori was kind and helpful. She was always there to answer any questions I had.
Tara L Jul 27, 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 of less 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.