December 30, 2006
My experience with Kuranda Mortgage was exhilarating. I not only received a wonderful interest rate, but was able to go to settlement early and thus save hundreds of dollars. In addition, the rate itself will save me $8300 over ten years compared to the competition's best rate.
During the months that I sat down with several mortgage companies, Tom Kuranda gave me impartial advice, telling me what to look out for in the industry. In the end, his associate Mark Weigle's detailed explanation of the type of mortgage I sought, won me over. Not once did I ever feel I was being pressured. Rather, the negotiations were always friendly and, I felt, uncommonly honest.
I would recommend Kuranda Mortgage to anyone who seeks the best professional care in this field.
And the best interest rate.
----Red Hamer, Chester County's best known author and photographer
October 9, 2006
Hi Tom, thank you very much for taking your time explaining the closing documents to me last Friday. I hope your weekend was enjoyable with your family.
Can you please email me a copy of my home appraisal?
Thank you very much again. It has been a great pleasure working with Kuranda Financial Mortgage Company.
April 19, 2006
Tom - thank you so much. I appreciate it. It goes without saying that I will recommend you, as I was referred to you (Jennifer Peoples used you probably 5-6 years ago).
My brother is my realtor and my aunt and uncle are the owners of Coldwell Banker Realty Professionals, and they will be pleased to hear that you gave me a good deal. Coldwell Banker mortgage wouldn't even match your rates, and they were as high as 6.554% for a 60 day lock and don't do 45 day locks.
Thanks again, Meggan
March 10, 2006
Yes, the funds have been wired into our account. Thank you for helping us through the process. It indeed went smoothly and I credit you for that.
In 36 months if the rates are down we will definitely give you a call. We will now be able to do some of the improvements to the house that we have been planning.
It was a pleasure doing business with you.
March 10, 2006
Thanks for all of your help. It was a pleasure doing business with you and we will be happy to pass along your name and Kuranda Mortgage to our friends who may be in the market for a mortgage.
Thanks again, Anne and Joe
March 22, 2006
March 10, 2006
Jeff - you guys made this whole process very easy. Big thank you from Christine and I. Enjoy your weekend!
January 11, 2006
Over the last several months I've worked with Tom Gordon of your firm to refinance my house and establish a home equity line of credit.
This was hardly the first time I've been through the mortgage process, but it's the first time there were no negative surprises. His advice was good. He acted quickly and when I got to settlement there weren't hidden charges, last minute changes, or any of the other things that can make this such a sour process.
If anyone I know asks me about mortgages and where to get them I'll send them over without hesitation. Thanks.
December 1, 2005
I can not thank you enough for all that you did for me. You were totally awesome and I will most certainly recommend your company to everyone I know.
October 7, 2005
I wanted to bring to your attention the excellent mortgage experience I had with one of your Senior Loan Officers, Jeff Graboyes.
My wife and I used Kuranda Mortgage for the purchase of our first house, and again when we refinanced. Recently we bought our bream home. I was going to be lazy and use our realtor's mortgage company for convenience. However, die to poor service I quickly changed my mind and called your company.
My previous representative, who was very good, was not available so Jeff took my call. He was responsive, patient, courteous, and a pleasure to work with. He truly provided outstanding customer service form beginning to end.
I wish to complement you on your company and your staff. I did not think I could have had a better experience than my first two times using your company, but Jeff managed to exceed my high expectations.
Webster U. Walker III
We wanted to thank you for making a pretty difficult situation turn out smooth in the end. We understand that things did not start out well, but do appreciate you making things right for not only our family, but the Ryan family as well.
We appreciate your time and consideration
Thank you -
AnnMarie, Michael and Quinn Deeming
April 26, 2005
I wanted to drop you a note to thank you for your help. We closed on the house yeserday, and it went very smoothly. Everything was exacly as you proismed.
It was very nice working with you,
May 26, 2005
Thank you for the follow up message. The Mullin's were very happy with their mortgage package and assisting my clients obtain the best rates is as important as helping them find the best home for their money.
I would be happy to recommend Kuranda to other clients.
January 06, 2005
Happy New Year and all the best in FY 2005. Settlement took place last Thursday and the funds were wired to my account yesterday. I wanted to thank you for hanging in there with us until the loan finally went through. I know it was touch and go there at the 11th hour but “alls well that ends well.” We appreciate your support throughout the process and would not hesitate to recommend Kuranda to friends and family members. Again, thanks for making this happen.
OMI Executive Assistant
November 9, 2004
Mr. Thomas Kuranda
Kuranda Financial Mortgage, Inc.
One word describes Jennifer Bergstrom -- SUPER! I have had the pleasure during the last couple of months to work with Jennifer in securing a mortgage loan for me. From my first conversation with her, I knew we would work well together. She was very honest, guided me through the lending process with reassurance and ease, and always answered my questions flawlessly.
She’s a great asset to your company and I’m sure you already know that.
I am glad I’ve had the opportunity to work with Jennifer, and I will recommend her and your company to co-workers and friends.
507 Bassett Lane
Norristown, PA 19403
April 15 , 2001
617 W. Lancaster Ave.
Wayne, PA 19087
Attn: Thomas Kuranda
I wanted to write to you to let you know how pleased our entire closing process was thanks largely in part to Dave Roomberg. We found our house back in November of 2000 and had a pre-approval letter from Cendant (PHH). At that time they had advised me against doing an 80/15/5 and paying PMI instead. I had started through the application process when I decided that doing the 80/15/5 was in my best interest. A sales person who had been specially assigned to me as "someone who will win my business" (because I had voiced my displeasure of Cendant's ability to get their act together to my Real Estate agent who was with Century 21) told me he could not get me an 80/15/5 but with some number adjusting could get us an 80/10/10 at a higher (10.5% at the time) interest rate. I had been watching Kuranda's rates through Monstermoving.com and was impressed at how low they were and had spoken to Dave very briefly when calling to find out about the fees. About the same time Dave had sent a follow-up e-mail so I called him about my issue. I told him my credit scores and he assured me that he would have no problem approving me for the loan I wanted. I have to say Dave "won my business" and he (Kuranda) will in the future and will be at the top of my recommend list. The internet can be a scary place to find something as important as this and it was extremely positive experience for us. If you ever need me as a reference please do not hesitate and give Dave the recognition he deserves and many thanks from us!!
Paul Solomon and Katharine Stopa
Kuranda Financial Mortgage
617 West Lancaster Ave.
Strafford, PA 19087
I want to thank you for your professionalism in handling our mortgage. Sally and I have been very impressed with how smoothly the process has gone, as well as with the rates you were able to get us.
We will be recommending you to any of our friends that are purchasing houses, and would be glad to serve as a reference.
Again, we really appreciate your professionalism; it has really helped make a complex and stressful process much easier.
Tom and Sally Figueroa
To whom it may concern:
My husband and I are currently in the process of refinancing our home loan with your company. I want to highly commend your associate Holly Johnson, who is doing an outstanding job on this project. Having gone through a previous refinance a few years ago, and after contacting several different mortgage companies recently before deciding on Kuranda, we have conversed with many uncaring, smart-aleck employees who were not always forthright with us and were certainly not as helpful or responsive as they should have been.
Ms. Johnson has not only been a joy to work with, but has proven herself to be a very knowledgeable and capable professional. I have been impressed with how quickly she responds to any question and seems to genuinely have our best interests at heart. With facts and figures always at hand, she handles each task in such an efficient manner. Her enthusiasm, dedication, honesty and integrity are certainly refreshing. I would welcome the opportunity to do business with her again and will recommend her to others as well.
Dear Mr. Kuranda,
I wanted to take this opportunity and let you know of the excellent job your employee, Mike Donnelly, did on my mortgage recently.
I had been informed of your company through a friend and they told me of the professionalism and expertise that Kuranda gives. To say the least, I was not disappointed. I had spoke to several mortgage agencies prior to Kuranda and none took the time to properly look at my situation and needs. Mike did an excellent job of explaining everything to my satisfaction. Had he not taken the time and suggested what he did, I don't believe we would be in the house today.
After hearing of "nightmare" mortgage experiences from friends, I would have to say that Mike made this experience easy and painless. The entire process was fully explained and there were no surprises!!
Again, I just wanted to let you know of the excellent job Mike did for my family and I and you should be proud to have him as an employee. I will not hesitate to remommend Kuranda to my family and friends in the future. Thank you.
Mr. Kuranda, my wife and I just finished closing on a refinance of our mortgage and we wanted to let you know what a fine job Christina did for us. At all times during the paperwork gathering and information exchange we knew exactly what was happening and what was to happen next. There was a small glitch with the appraisal but that was the appraisers problem, not Christina's. The closing went smoothly and had no surprises. This is our 4th time with a closing and it was almost a pleasure. So we just wanted to share with you that everything was handled professionally and we would recommend Kuranda Mortgage to friends and family.
Harry and Donna Rasmussen
I am writing this email to commend one of your employees in the Wayne office. I have been looking to refinance my first and second mortgages for the last couple of months. I had previously selected another lender who could not meet my lock date.
Due to decreasing rates, I began to look around again.
I placed a lot of importance not only on the best rate I could get, but also on the expertise, professionalism, and service demonstrated by the mortgage broker or banker.
It is my pleasure to commend Steven Mickus for his assistance with my mortgage refinance application. Steve personifies the qualities I was looking for as mentioned above. The application process ran smoothly and closing was expeditiously held. He was courteous, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful. His requests for information were limited due to his ability to secure all the necessary information and documentation in a limited number of contacts. In the long run, this saved both time and money for you and me, as well as eliminating the hassle of the process.
In addition, I would like to thank you for running such an efficient business. While all of my contacts were with Steve, I assume that there are others involved with the processing of this application.
Dear Mr. Kuranda:
Am closing in on the final part of my first day with your firm and wanted to thank you for the opportunity to work with what is apparently a fine organization.
Everyone has been very thoughtful and helpful, making me feel at home and appreciated.
That not only says something about their level of professionalism, it is also conveys the priorities and mindset of ownership & management.
So congratulations also, you have assembled talented people and instilled a markedly professional attitude throughout the ranks.