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We are a full-service mortgage broker in Honolulu, licensed to provide loans on all islands of Hawaii. We have the ability to service mortgage loans through both national lenders and local banks. The benefit of working through us rather than directly with a Lender is our ability to shop for the best program available, instead of being unhappy with what one bank is offering then having to start the process again with another. Also we work with Lender's wholesale departments, so we have more flexibility with their interest rates and points.
Some of the banks we partner with include: Central Pacific Bank, American Savings Bank, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, First Hawaiian Bank, CitiMortgage, Washington Mutual Home Loans, Security National, Finance Factors, Bank of Hawaii, Pinnacle Mortgage, and more, with a majority having local underwriting here in Hawaii.
These lenders visit our offices regularly, so clients can feel confident that they will get the best programs available since several banks are competing for your business through us.
24 years customer service & sales experience
8 years mortgage experience
Ability to work with English speaking and Tagalog (Filipino) clients
Strathmore's "Who's Who" National Outstanding Professionals - 2007, 2009, 2010
Schooner Award - Top Performing Newcomer, Charter Funding 2006
Ranked in Top 2% nationally, "Big Spin" Winner - Ameriquest Mortgage 2005
"Other than providing good customer service and product knowledge, I believe that finding a Hawaii Loan Officer who you feel comfortable working with is how you should determine who you choose as a Hawaii Mortgage Lender. Most companies basically offer the same products and similar interest rates, so choose a Loan Officer who is honest and ethical. After all, your home is one of your biggest investments."
"I do value your referrals, so I always keep your client's best interest in mind with every loan transaction. I will also continue to refer a Realtor business if he/she upholds the same professionalism and attentiveness that my clients deserve... Lenders do refer business too, so be nice!" :)
Do you want to hear a low interest rate, or find out what the client will actually get approved for?? Beware of Loan Officers who quote the client low rates before even pre-qualifying. If it sounds too good to be true... it probably is! Also watch how many points they are charging. A low interest rate will always be advertised prompting you to make the phone call. But accurate mortgage interest rate quotes are based on establishing the client's credit worthiness, debt-to-income ratio, payment history, long/short term goals, and what they can comfortably afford so there are no surprises and rate changes the day of signing.
Areas of Expertise
Home Affordable Refinance Program - up to 105% LTV
My fiance' and I had home owner experience on the mainland, but once we moved to Hawaii, we were unfamiliar with leaseholds, fee simple and other unique Hawaiian real estate considerations. Also, we had complications of credit restoration and current and previous employment as well as self employment status. We had also heard many people complain that the Hawaiian housing market is so expensive we couldn't have hope of owning property here.
However, we had our visiion and were determined and creative and Pete explored many financing opportunities with us. We finally found the perfect property for us and made an offer. Pete matched the mortgage to our needs and answered all our questions. The escrow went smoothly because Pete was attentive to details on a daily basis until we closed and recorded.
Pete has been pleasant, professional, knowledgeable and a valuable resource every step of the way. We highly recommend his services and look forward to future business with him.
Pete, Aloha Nui Loa and Mahalo!
Mary Rose L. - Real Estate Investor
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Pete a respectable Hawaii Loan Officer. Especially at the current state of the mortgage industry, it is very hard to find reliable, honest, and respectful loan officers. He stays on top of his loans and is very well received by his clients. I work with many loan officers and I can honestly say that Pete is one of my favorites to work with. He responds quickly to requests from our company and is very up-front about his scenarios. I wish more loan officers were like him. I would refer him to future clients and recommend him to other lenders to do business with him.
Anne B. - Mortgage Lender
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Pete is a great loan officer that works hard to get his clients the best interest rate possible. His clients love his personality and his ability to get great rates. If you are in the market for a home, I would recommend getting a quote from Pete.
Cory M. - Certified Financial Planner
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Pete is one of the most AMAZING guys on this island - he's not only a wonderful Daddy of a beautiful lil' baby - he's ALSO a BRILLIANT networker - in person - as i'm sure he'll be online.
I think everyone who's anyone on the island - KNOWS Pete - and they all smile when you mention his name. I think it's because he knows how to connect people to each other, host events to bring people together and really knows his stuff.
If you're considering refinancing, or buying a home in Hawaii - I'd HIGHLY RECOMMEND you work with Pete. You'll never regret it - and you'll be his friend for life.
Thanks for all you do Pete!!! And for welcoming me when i first came to the islands... YOU ROCK!!!
Deborah M. - Home Owner
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Pete is a hardworking individual with unwavering commitment to provide you with the best of the best. His charismatic personality makes any project with him very fun, easy, and efficient. Pete's professionalism makes it very easy to recommend him!
Dr. Cynthia C. - Home Owner
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"Pete is a great Loan Officer to work with. He's friendly, detail oriented, and definitely reliable."
Maile T. - Real Estate Appraiser
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"Pete is of great character, integrity and will look after your best interests. He delivers on his promises with on time results."
Nikki O. - Realtor Associate
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"Pete is one of the best mortgage loan professionals I've worked with. He saw my transaction from start to end and his follow through was great. Pete gave me helpful advice on my options and made the refinancing process go smoothly. I'd work with him again and highly recommend him to others who are looking for a loan officer."
Jocelyn C. - Home Owner
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"Pete is a wonderful mortgage broker, and is able to find some great deals on mortgages. He always beats everyone else's rates and is patient and understanding when it comes to understanding people's situations. We have dealt with him twice before for a primary home mortgage, and a refinance on an investment property, and are now working on another refinance on another property. He is a people-oriented person and works hard to provide excellent customer service.
Pete is also a networking machine. He knows a lot of people on this island and can hook you up with whatever service that you need. From flashlights to attorneys... Pete is a great resource for referrals. And you can't forget that phone number... 779-PETE... He's always just a phone call away."
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.