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My Husband and I wanted to work with someone we really trusted, someone who would give it to us straight, someone who we knew would completely have our best interests as their first priority. That person was you, Francesco. We couldn't be more grateful for your guidance. You are just so good at what you do and so passionate about addressing your client’s needs. You exceeded our expectations, put our minds at ease throughout the entire process, and you were there for us on a level I didn't even...
Marcie Hartley - Realtor, Hilton and Hyland
Best experience I've ever had with obtaining a loan. They were very knowledgeable!
Ignacio V. | May 2018
I just wanted to tell you what a tremendous help you have been securing the financing for my new home. You were on top of things from start to finish and handled everything with the utmost professionalism. I will certainly thank Whit Whitmore for referring me to you. It has been terrific working with you!
Lucas Grabeel, Actor High School Musical
I live in Arizona, and my agent suggested using a local loan company but my friend (Mardi Fincher) worked at Guaranteed Rate in California, and she recommended Bashar Hamad. Good thing because Bashar was basically on it from the get-go and did everything in a super timely and professional manner. I usually don't answer surveys, but this guy was a rock star with his friendly, helpful customer service. I will totally recommend Bshar Hamad and Guaranteed Rate to anyone who asks. I also worked with...
Jack S. | October 2018
From the beginning, Bashar was helpful, thorough and patient. I explained my situation and he reassured me that there were different options that were available to me. Once in escrow, his and his team's directions were clear and concise, enabling me to submit the necessary paperwork and close in 19 days! I will gladly refer him to family and friends.
Maryann U. | July 2018
The loan process was very smooth. I appreciate the quality customer service!
Sylvester M. - Redondo Beach, CA | May 2018
Friends kept coming up to me and telling me that if I wanted to get the best mortgage, I had to call their guy. Well, it turned out that Francesco was the guy whose rates couldn’t have been beaten. In fact, when I brought his rates to other brokers, they told me that they couldn’t match it. But, it didn’t end there. Francesco was always accessible, responsive and extremely professional. He ensured that every step of the loan process went smoothly and moved expeditiously.
William M. Thruline Entertainment Beverly Hills
I am very happy with the service provided to me for this refinance. The process went smoothly. Big thanks to Guaranteed Rate and to Bashar, who handled my account. I truly appreciate the full attention to details and also the guidance in providing the information needed to finalize the mortgage loan. I also think the daily updates I got during the process was so helpful and comforting. Thanks again.
Theresa E. - Los Angeles, CA | JAN 2018
Francesco made the process of applying for and qualifying for a mortgage loan about as painless as anybody could. He was always delightful to deal with, took time to explain everything and was legitimately caring about our situation. We will not hesitate to go back to Francesco when we make our next purchase.
Andy Head of Production Gaumont International TV
Bashar was very knowledgeable. Work on time. He replied within 15 minutes max. Get best interest rate for me. Love to work with him in the future.
Satishkumar K. - Stockton, CA | JAN 2018
Thanks so much Lyndi, stressful business --- ha. You make it nice though!
Peter - Purchase
Dear Francesco, I want to compliment you and your office for the manner in which you handled my recent refinance of my mortgage. You completed the process without any hassle and "on time." I am very pleased and hopefully, will be in a position to refer clients and friends when they are seeking financing. Very truly yours,
George R. Royce, Esq. Beverly Hills, California
Many thanks. My son signed the escrow papers yesterday. Great rate, much appreciated, he could not be happier. You are wonderful and I am very grateful to you.
Gus - Refinance
Bill is exceptional. He helps me through a very stressful item with patience and clarity.
Melanie B - Los Angeles, CA | Feb. 2016
Francesco Foggia helped navigate our deal...in fact two deals now; one refinance, one purchase-with the utmost expediency. My husband and I are extremely busy and Francesco has been very conscious of expediting our mortgages with ease and efficiency. He consistently went beyond what we expected from a mortgage broker. He locked in a great rate, sold us exactly what we wanted with nothing hidden. I will be using Francesco for my next deal.
Raelle Tucker Co-Executive Producer "True Blood"
We want to thank you very much for all your hard work. With your help, we got a good mortgage loan to buy our dream home. We really appreciate the fact that while you were on vacation, you still made everything go smoothly for us. We will always be grateful to you.
Tom & Family
Our loan required over 15 months and a great deal of expertise to consummate. Outstanding terms were ultimately achieved. I'll be back when the time comes!
James P.- Temecula, CA | JAN 2016
Bill was great! He was very timely and knowledgeable.
Ozan E. -- Inglewood CA 5/28/2014
Thank you for your help in getting us the great financing for our investment property. Our whole family, my mom, brothers, sisters and their in-laws... they all use your service again and again for so many years. We all are satisfied with your professional service. We would recommend you to anyone we know. It was a pleasure doing business with you again! Take care and we will call you when we find another investment property. Best Regards,
Dianne & Mark P.
Sam was up front and honest about all aspects of my somewhat complicated financial situation right from day one and delivered what he promised from day one. Everything went smoothly, I was kept aware of progress, and all my questions were answered promptly and accurately.
Peter H -- Soquel, CA 1/27/2014
Guaranteed Rate Office in Los Angeles, CAWe have a philosophy to “lend where we live” at Guaranteed Rate and our office has been originating loans in the Los Angeles area since 2013. We’re happy to have our office right in the middle of all the action, halfway between the Sunset Strip in Hollywood and Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica. In our market, we know that Jumbo and other non-conforming loans are important to you. We have a deep understanding of how to get Jumbo loans done and we work hard to convey that knowledge to our clients. We are also armed with a full array of loan products, so that we can meet all of your other lending needs.
At Guaranteed Rate, you will find that we strive for the industry leading value proposition for our loan officers, referral sources and customers, which is why we work by a set of Core Values. While each of these are important to our success, our office embodies the “Bias to Action” core value as we will do everything possible to get the loan closed.
It never rains in southern California, so our office gets outside every chance that we get. We also love to root for our LA teams, the Dodgers, Kings, Lakers, Clippers and now the Rams! While it is important that our office has fun and each team member loves their job, we also are dedicated to giving back. Over the holiday season, we donated almost 1,000 pounds of food to the Greater LA Food Bank.
Our branch is looking to grow its production by expanding into new markets and partnering with great individuals. So, if you’re looking for new career opportunities, start with us! We hire the best of the best and are looking for team members that have a deep connection to their communities and markets, and are looking to take their production to the next level. It is our branch’s goal to become the #1 lender in the Los Angeles market. We even hosted our own GR Palooza at the world famous Troubadour with over 250 guests to help get our name out around town. Come grow with us!