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Craig Blanton Reviews

Craig Blanton
Mortgage Loan Originator (17 years experience)

Specialties:

Purchase Loan, Refinancing, Mortgage Planning, Construction & Jumbo

 
- Highly likely to recommend
02/27/2014 - user0108543
Closed purchase loan. Palma Ceia, Tampa, FL
We came to Craig for a contruction to perm loan after a bad experience with our previous lender. Craig was a breath of fresh air! Although we were only 22 days from closing, he was able to ensure we still closed on time, and with excellent customer service (even dealing with getting our appraisal transferred from our previous lender). We were so lucky to have found Craig and MidFlorida, not only from a service perpspective, but also from products and rates offered. Such a difference! We highly recommend Craig and his team.
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02/02/2014 - user2005879
Closed purchase loan. Largo, FL
I came to Craig after having to fire my first VA lender two weeks from closing. Craig responded immediately to my singular needs. He put his team at MFCU into action, and they were able to close my loan in under 30 days--start to finish. He even acquired the appraisal himself from the previous lender. He was so attentive and patient, I felt like I was his only client. Craig is very professional; yet personable, and knowledgeable; yet never patronizing. He educated me on certain processes, always kept me informed, and orchestrated my exceptionally challenging mortgage situation with the grace and acumen I've come to respect from all of the employees of MidFlorida Credit Union. Thank you Craig for making a typically arduous process far less stressful than anticipated!
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11/11/2013 - user0151511
Closed purchase loan.
The rating given to Craig is well deserved. He had to go the extra distance in determining which loan type would be in our best interest in getting approved. We were working with wanting to put down a minimal amount, a small owned business showing losses, a previous bankruptcy, a foreclosure, and mediocre fico scores. Fortunately, Craig stayed on the line with me during my initial call, and continued to work hard and diligently for us during the application process, final approval and closing. All of this was done long distance, and I have yet to meet Craig in person, since we were relocating from out of state. We feel like Craig is an old friend, and it was a pleasure working with him, and we are grateful of the program he choose for us, and the results. We have purchased several homes and used many loan officers over the years, the service and results provided by Craig are superior and appreciated. If you are considering a home purchase, we would recommend giving Craig an opportunity to provide your mortgage needs, we are certain you will be glad you used him.
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10/16/2013 - jim2186
Closed refinance loan. Tampa, FL
Just wanted to shout out a big thank you for helping me re-finance the house! Your crew was awesome and everything went great. The rate and terms cannot be beat and the service was fast and professional :) Thanks again and keep up the good work!

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10/03/2013 - davidtew
Closed purchase loan. Brandon, FL
Craig Blanton was very helpful in assisting us with our construction loan process. He was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions in a timely and professional manner. Once "we" had everything together he actually got us to closing in about 2 weeks. He and his team went above and beyond to meet a deadline at our request due to a couple of unforeseen circumstances. Would highly recommend Craig and MIDFLORIDA for your construction loan and/or mortgage. Very professional, knowledgeable, and service oriented. Thanks Craig.
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07/29/2013 - user4468786
Closed purchase loan. Tampa, FL
CRAIG BLANTON WAS RECOMMENDED BY MY REALSTATE AGENT. I CALLED CRAIG BACK IN APRIL OF 2012, FROM DAY ONE CRAIG WAS VERY HELPFUL AND KNOWLEDGEABLE,HE ANSWERED ALL MY QUESTIONS REGARDING HOME LOAN WITH CLARITY AND SINCERITY.I FINALLY GOT MY HOUSE IN JULY 23 OF 2013. CRAIG HELPED ME TO SECURE THE LOAN THROUGH MID FLORIDA BANK.I HIGHLY RECOMEND HIM.THANK YOU CRAIG SAGAR SAHA
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07/26/2013 - user8792257
Closed purchase loan.
Craig and his team were great to work with. They were extremely responsive and worked very hard to meet the difficult timelines associated with a short sale purchase.
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07/15/2013 - user58819535
Closed purchase loan.
I would highly recommend Craig to anyone applying for a home loan. He was always available and accurately answered all of our questions. His expertise and professionalism made the process much easier. Because of Craig, we were able to close within 30 days.
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07/07/2013 - user3261973
Closed purchase loan. Redington Shores, FL
I don't work for Mid Florida its associates nor am I related to Craig Blanton. I am a person like you looking for a review that has real value. I needed a construction loan. Try to get one. Craig claimed we’d close in 30 days. Well, it was actually 38 but, okay. A coworker did close on a construction loan from Craig in under 30 days. What was cool, when it came time to sign, Mid Florida had a closing ‘team’ that came to me at a time that worked for me. Because like you, I’m working for a living that was a real convenience. It was actually 4 miles away from me but, okay, cool all the same. My rate was competitive, fees were in keeping with the locale and Craig’s team knew what they were doing. Questions, answered quickly via any format, disclosures, forms, etc all in your inbox amazingly fast. You may save a few bucks with another company, but in the end when you can’t close you'll be wishing you'd gone with MIDFLORIDA. Don’t miss this lending team, they will take good care of you, fast.
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05/29/2013 - user17182441
Closed refinance loan.
After attempting to deal with a large lending institution for over 4 months on a simple refinace I basically fired them and went with Craig and MIDFLORIDA Credit Union. They entire loan was processed and closed in less than 30 days. Super service, excellent communication from Craig and everyone at MIDFLORIDA. MIDFLORIDA came highly recommended by my real estate/title attorney and I am indeed glad I made the switch. I will continue to recommend to anyone to try Craig and stay away from the big banks.
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Address:
MIDFLORIDA Credit Union
3202 W. Waters Ave
Tampa, FL  33614
Office:
(813) 386-4310Click to view
 
Fax:
(813) 527-6501Click to view
 
Advice posts:
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Craig Blanton
Member since:
03/21/2013
NMLS #:
  • 376491