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Bashar Hamad

VP of Mortgage Lending
12121 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 350, Los Angeles, CA 90025
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NMLS: 954758
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Bashar is the best. Would definitely use him again and feel comfortable referring him to a friend.

Timothy R. - Redondo Beach, CA | MAY 2017

Bashar Hamad was helping us with the loan and he was simply amazing. We were first time home buyers and had a ton of questions (some quite stupid). But Bashar was very patient and explained everything to us in simple terms. He understood what we needed and made sure all our needs were met. He was always available (phone and email) and was very responsive whether it be late in the evening or over the weekend. Thank you Bashar for making our dream house a reality!!!!!

Nausher H. - Los Angeles, CA | APR 2017

About Bashar

Integrity. Transparency. Dedication. Passion. I always abide by these values and many others for every transaction and guarantee to do everything possible to insure your loan closes successfully, smoothly and on time. I have been in the Mortgage Industry for over 15 years in several different roles and have closed thousands of loans successfully for myself and others. My extensive background and experience allow me to provide expertise in areas of mortgage rates, underwriting, loan structuring and complex income analysis. I have come across almost every scenario and always welcome new challenges to provide solutions. I provide results and in the rare chance a transaction is not possible, I’ll let you know in the very beginning of the process to save you time and energy. I am always available to assist with your Mortgage Financing needs.

Bashar interview Q&A

How long have you been in the mortgage business? What awards have you won?
I have been in the mortgage business for over 15 years now and witnessed many substantial changes to the industry. Always being able to adjust and adapt quickly to new regulations and the changing landscape of mortgage lending is one of my key strengths. I’ve been voted a Los Angeles Five Star Mortgage Professional the last 3 years in Los Angeles Magazine.
What advice would you give new or first time home buyers?
My advice to first time homebuyers is to be wary of any financial scams that prey on home buyers, especially involving wire fraud. Beware of any emails asking to wire funds and never wire anything until you have verified the source completely. Also, do your best not to make any significant changes during the loan process that could jeopardize your transaction. Do your best to not transfer or deposit large sums of money from unverified sources and to not apply for or co-sign any new debt without consulting your mortgage loan officer first.
Tell us about a mortgage product that consumers may not be aware of?
Down Payment Assistance Programs such as Guaranteed Rate’s 1% Down Payment “Double Match Program”. Lower Down Payment options for Jumbo Loans. Interest Only Loans.
What part of the home loan process do customers find most difficult and how do you help them through it?
All the documentation involved. I like to have a comprehensive initial conversation with all my clients to figure out which documents are necessary. I help facilitate obtaining those documents in the most convenient and secure way possible. I gather as much information as possible upfront to insure a smooth loan process and to be able to tackle any issues in the beginning to avoid any surprises or delays at the end.
Summary of where you grew up: family, affiliations, college, high school, etc.
I was born in Cleveland, Ohio and my family moved shortly after to sunny South Florida where I grew up in West Palm Beach. I came to Los Angeles in 1995 to go to USC (Go Trojans!) and have been here ever since.
Tell us something that makes you unique or something wacky, yet interesting about you?
My sense of humor.

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