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Bentley Advisors
Specializing in Jumbo Home Loans, CA Dept of Real Estate - Broker (13 years experience)

Specialties:

Consulting, Purchase Loan, Refinancing, Mortgage Planning

 
- Highly likely to recommend
07/03/2013 - user37428417
Closed purchase loan.
We recently closed a Jumbo Loan for a new home with Danny, and I have nothing but positive things to say about our experience with him. We started our mortgage search by carefully compared initial rate quotes on zillow, then getting pre-approved with the 5 most competitive providers we could find (including the D.R. Horton builder’s in-house lender). It was a several months to get to where we could lock a rate, because the construction was delayed by over a month. Throughout the entire process Danny provided both the best value and the best service: • He was incredibly responsive, often turning around items within hours on weekends and holidays • He kept us informed at every step of the way, so we always had a clear understanding of our next actions, deliverables, or milestones. • He was patient during the builder delays, keeping in touch without being aggressive • He was courteous and professional at all times. Where other lenders attempted to pressure us into decisions, locking rates, or build up fears that their competitors would screw up and delay the closing, Danny was forthright, didn’t try to scare us, and let us make our own informed decisions. • His initial good faith estimate was right on and just a little conservative, meaning we had no surprise fees at the end. • At the end he was able to get us a 60 day rate lock at no extra cost, at 0.35 to 0.475% lower rate than the other 4 brokers. The closing went smooth as clockwork.

We would highly recommend working with Danny, and hope your home-buying experience goes as well as ours.
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- Highly likely to recommend
04/30/2013 - user8404403
Closed purchase loan. La Canada Flintridge, CA
Danny provided the financing for our jumbo loan. He is super-responsive, usually replying to email within 10 minutes and was able to answer all of our questions. The process was very smooth. He even negotiated a $1000 reduction from the escrow company's fees on our behalf. I would definitely recommend his services.
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- Highly likely to recommend
04/17/2013 - user31879450
Closed purchase loan.
Highly recommended. Danny was extremely responsive and his attention to detail and transparency made working with him a pleasure.

For comparison sake, we were using a mortage broker and were 17 days from closing on our first home purchase when we checked Zillow and found a much more competitive rate on a Jumbo loan with Danny. It was Friday afternoon when we first spoke, and by Sunday night, we had a rate lock, and Tuesday we had the appraisal. We closed on time with no surprises. I'll definitely recommend Danny to friends and family.
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04/17/2013 - phireflye
Closed purchase loan. Watsonville, CA
Danny did a great job for us; he was quite thorough, prompt with responses no matter the time or day, very personable and a pleasure to work with. Everything went smoothly with no bad surprises, and one good one: he was able to give us an extra credit at closing, which was nice. Plus we got a great rate on our jumbo loan. Thanks again Danny :)
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- Highly likely to recommend
11/30/2012 - user2582610
Closed refinance loan. Mountain View, CA
We just finished refinancing with Danny. It was very easy and enjoyable to work with. He was notably prompt, informative, and accurate with his responses to emailed questions. He ended up getting us a rate lower than initially quoted and was able to give us a bigger credit when we closed than we agreed on at rate lock time. I was able to send him all of the necessary information by secure email and only met in person to sign the final papers. Everything is all set up for autopay now at a great rate. Thanks Danny!
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10/23/2012 - roddymac
Closed purchase loan.
Danny did a great job getting us a Jumbo Loan at a great rate. He turned around questions and paperwork extremely quickly and I was always confident that the process was moving smoothly and quickly.
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03/03/2010 - iris145
Closed refinance loan. West Menlo Park, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Danny was extremely responsive, professional and patient in dealing with all sorts of unexpected developments throughout the underwriting process of super-jumbo refi. I got a great rate, great service and no surprises at the closing. I would like to particularly note Danny's honesty. At the onset of the process, Danny suggested that it would not make sense to lock the rate because the loan would likely take more than 30 days (lock period) to close. Danny promised to keep me updated and to suggest a good moment to lock the rate. The rates went up 25-50 bp shortly thereafter. By that time, I was already invested in two appraisals, paperwork, etc. Another broker could have held me up to the higher rate taking into account my high switching costs, but Danny kept watching the rates with me patiently and we were able to lock and close when the rates went down to the original quote. I highly recommend Danny here and will recommend him to my friends and colleagues.
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12/04/2009 - mjchan
Closed refinance loan. Centerville, Fremont, CA 94536
Danny worked out very well for us. He was very professional always responded quickly to my emails (even late at night or on the weekends). One of the reasons I choose him was that he was close enough for me to go see him if I needed to. I ended up never needing to see him. Our loan refinance just closed and the only people I saw were the home appraiser and the notary that came to our house to sign all the paperwork. All my questions (even questions that I did not ask yet) were answered. Danny is very knowledgeable, very upfront with all costs, explained every step, and kept us in the loop with what was happening and what was going to happen. We highly recommend Danny!
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05/22/2009 - sunildixit
Gave me a quote on Zillow, but it did not work out. Monta Vista, Cupertino, CA 95014
not yet. still looking for a home.
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06/27/2009 - CyrilBouteille
Closed refinance loan. Castro City, Mountain View, CA 94040
Danny didn't push me to refinance right away and reached out to me a few weeks later with an aggressive rate on jumbo-conforming loan. The process is now much more thorough and uncertain, but Danny managed the whole process very smoothly and helped close the deal. I also enjoyed being able to communicate electronically and upload sensitive documents for my application on their secure website w/o having to use email or fax.
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Address:
Bentley Capital
210 S. Ellsworth Ave, #781
San Mateo, CA  94401
Office:
(650) 642-4455Click to view
 
Mobile:
(650) 642-4455Click to view
 
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Advice posts:
302
Screen name:
Bentley Advisors
Member since:
08/07/2006
NMLS #:
  • 241129
Licenses:
  • 01428852 (CA Dept of Real Estate - Broker)