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John Edward Hunter

Vice President of Mortgage Lending
23220 Maple Valley Hwy SE, Ste 12, Maple Valley, WA 98038
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NMLS: 76887
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John Hunter was amazing!!! Helped me every step of the way, making sure I was knowledgeable and comfortable with the process.

Courtney M. – Seattle, WA | SEP 2015

John Hunter has made this process very smooth

Vladimir K. – Des Moines, WA | Apr. 2015

Everyone was so helpful, and knowledgeable, and more than willing to go out of their way to make my part so much easier. It was simple, I got a very good rate and reasonable payments. I am so happy with my results.

Katlyn B. -- Auburn, WA 7/2/2014

We have used John Hunter and Lauren Nelson twice now with great results both times.

Jedediah D. -- Milton,WA 9/24/2013

Zero complaints and nothing but praise.John Hunter is a class act. The man knows what he is doing and his experience and preparedness explains it all.He is very knowledgeable and I had zero unanswered questions. I received top notch service.

Matthew A. -- Lake Tapps, WA

I would use Guaranteed Rate again because of the all the people you have working for you that helped me. John Hunter was a great help!

Juanita Louise B. -- Redmond, WA 10/25/2013

Guaranteed Rate did the impossible! I am so happy that someone actually had the faith in me as I know myself. Thank you, thank you to John and his staff!

Sheryl K. -- Tacoma, WA 12/4/2013

The professionalism of the team and the set up online made it really easy to track what's going on. The team showed that they care. Guaranteed Rate team are knowledge in their individual area. John laid out the plan and the entire process from the beginning and it was helpful to have that map upfront.

Bertrand N. -- Redmond, WA 2/23/2014

Hey check out the amazing review from John about John Hunter! “?John E Hunter our lending agent did a masterful job on getting us our dream home! It was not an easy loan and John did what it took to get the job done with the highest level of ambition and professionalism. Job very well done, kudos! We would highly recommend John!”

John T.-- Auburn, WA -- 03/2013


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John interview Q&A

How long have you been in the mortgage business and what inspired you to get into it?
I have been in banking since 1988 and started doing mortgage lending exclusively in 1993. I viewed the problem solving and challenges we face daily as an exciting and rewarding career choice.
Tell us about a mortgage product that consumers may not be aware of?
VA loans are a real favorite on mine and the program has some pretty neat options most take advantage of. The specific option I am eluding to is using you VA entitlement to purchase a home up to $1,000,000. In fact VA is the only government loan to go to $1,000,000. There are some catches as always but a very good option for our veterans.
What can borrowers do to insure a smooth mortgage underwriting process?
The key to a smooth closing process is having our team setting the appropriate expectations from the beginning. Clients who know what to expect and what they need to do to make the process as painless as it can be. Expectations are everything.
What do you enjoy doing most in your spare time when you are not helping people with their home loans?
Being a single dad with three kids under 8 doesn\'t leave me with a lot of spare time these days. If I do get some free time I really enjoy hunting (wild turkey) and golf.
Tell us something that makes you unique or something wacky, yet interesting about you?
I have spent the last several years traveling to locations I choose based on one of Ernest Hemmingway\'s stories: Marlin, Dorado and Wahoo fishing in Cabo, Sailfish in Xctapa, Rooster fish in Costa Rica, Dove hunting in Argentina, Fishing and hunting in Idaho, and Tarpon and tuna fishing out of the keys. The trip that may end this pattern is my African hunting safari I have planned for this October. Who knows what the next author I will be excited about next but now that my kids are getting big enough to travel they may get a bigger say. Ok maybe not. :)

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