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Zillow Home Loans/ Zillow Offers is a dishonest, deceitful, untrustworthy corporation. We were set to close both buying and selling during the unfortunate event of the pandemic, and statements were in articles and the on the news regarding Zillow's decision to halt all processes. The agents and managers assigned to our Offer completely stopped communicating with us and blocked our numbers. The real estate agent involved attempted to have us pay $250 a day, every day, to continue the process until an indefinite time in the future. We have lost our earnest money deposit, we have lost $500 appraisal fee, and we were told by the National Association of Realtors that Zillow Offers is filing for bankruptcy and will not be fulfilling any monetary compensation offers. Beware of Zillow Offers, Zillow Rewards Program, Zillow Home Loans, and Active Realty.
I absolutely loved working with Zillow Home Loans. The seller had some last minute problems but with my team on Zillow, we were able to close on our actual closing date (only 28 days) with no hiccups. My case really put them to the test, even to write out a new loan contract on my closing date. My loan officer, Mike, was wonderful. Always kept me informed, never made me feel like I was wasting my time. I absolutely recommend this company, actually my lender, Mike ** to anyone who asks me who I went through to get my forever home. This company has made the dream of 5 little kids come true and I will forever be grateful.
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Quick pre-qual, but actual application went delay, Delay, DELAY that seller almost backed out. Questionable ethics, asked spouse for password to expedite printing out bank statements, only upside is local bank closed in THREE weeks vs ZHL's delay of THREE months. Local bank didn't understand the need for (nor needed) all that ZHL asked for. Good luck with your closing if you go with this company. After 3rd delay I went local bank based an earlier review from mine which followed the same pattern, thanks for that you saved our buttocks and we still got the house that matched the rate AND reused the appraisal. I am here pay it forward with my own cautionary tale.
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Delay after delay after delay. They caused me to get a higher rate after the FED raised rates in the middle of my application, even though my agent Cody said my rate was “locked in”. There was a period of a week or so that I couldn’t even reach him because he told me he was having issues at home. He also made many mistakes, including miscalculating the closing costs by over $4000. He also caused the closing to be delayed by over a week because he didn’t know that there was an exemption in the 30 day waiting period for FEMA insurance for new mortgages. I almost cancelled everything due to the mishandling of the whole process. Do yourself a favor and don’t use this company.
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Very bad at handling mortgage applications and mortgage servicing. Worst company in the USA. They do not respond to realtor, they do not process credit check, bank transaction check, loan check in timely manner. They take 1.5 months to process. When they transfer loan to other servicers, they keep asking for double payment to them for months.
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Credit ok, not bad but not good. Called Zillow and was prequalified. Found a house, put in an offer and submitted ALL paperwork to Zillow in a day. A week later, heard nothing. I called our point of contact and was told all ok. A week later, nothing. I called again and again was told all ok. Closing date set, real estate agent also in touch with Zillow contact and was told all ok. 4 days before our close after trying to contact our Zillow contact 3 times, she emails that we are denied because of a late pay. FHA allows 1 late pay and that was disclosed ahead of time before the prequalification. Zillow contact would never return call after that.
Fast Forward to a different mortgage company and we are ready to close and Zillow will not release the appraisal that we paid for. The new mortgage company has tried for over a week to get Zillow to release it and they are dragging their feet. Come to find out, Zillow lied about why we were turned down, numbers on the disclosure compared to the turn down letter were different and changed from the original disclosure statement and no one at Zillow will release the appraisal I paid for. DO NOT USE ZILLOW MORTGAGE.
During the pre-qualifying process the experience was fine. There were a few hiccups with repeated faxes that were either misplaced or electronic issues or simply needed clarification. We were assured a 30 day close would occur because of my prompt response and provision of each piece of information requested and of course I'm prequalified right?!
30 days came and went and so has the first extension. Following the first extension We were once again assured we were set with a closing date that was 1 week after the initially scheduled closing.... then all the sudden "an eagle eyed underwriter" found/needed additional information that has been provided at least 3 times and already approved. Of course it wasn't the loan officer's fault. After approximately a week of we need this/I have everything/wait we need this, there was supposedly a request by the loan officer to escalate in attempt to find resolution to the underwriter's continued requests for the same information to help get the closing completed by the end of the week of the extension. I'm already packed and have the mover scheduled based on the prior "ok" the seller has made all requested repairs and extensions and here we go AGAIN!
All of these extensions are completed with less and less communication from the loan officer. Neither the loan officer or supervisor that allegedly assists with this craziness responded to the realtor's calls, texts or emails asking if we close or if we need to extend AGAIN until 15 minutes before the scheduled closing. Please keep in mind all conditions were supposedly already met and we were initially set to close twice! I had to provide several pieces of documentation multiple times and was still requested.
We just completed the second extension after Zillow had yet another condition at 2:45 PM on a Friday afternoon- have your bank wire money for the down payment to the title company. Of course there is no information as to where to wire this money which doesn't matter because it is Impossible to wire money this late on a Friday. Now, we wait until Monday and HOPE the sellers agree to extend AGAIN!
The Zillow staff that allegedly received the escalated case to blames the loan officer, the loan officer blames the underwriters and NO ONE is accountable or provides the same information. One says, "yes we can close Monday afternoon." One says. "we are targeting early/mid next week." WTH?! The frustrating part is after being pre-qualified, going thru every single hoop required I am about to lose my house that I loved. All the money/time spent for appraisals, abstract, inspections etc will be out the door because not every company will recognize the same providers. It's extremely disappointing to have a super exciting adventure of buying the home you love be destroyed and potentially lost by the lending company's errors. Moral of the story- if you choose Zillow, pre-qualify and add at least a month to their closing dates. Better yet, shop around and save yourself a lot of headaches.
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I was in contact with Ryan ** Mortgage Loan Officer (NMLS ID #**). I have not heard back from Ryan in over two weeks. I sent all of my documents and information in, in a timely manner. When sending in my paystubs, it took Ryan a week for him to contact me and only because I contacted him first. When I did so he apologized and stated that he "got delete happy" and deleted the documents that were submitted.
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Mr. Steven ** is the ABSOLUTE BEST Loan Officer EVER!!! He is a true angel on earth with all the knowledge, guidance and comfort any borrower would desire when buying a home. He made our process: easy, even in the most difficult phases; fast, when others tried slowing us down, smooth, whenever a speed bump appeared; comforting, reassuring us every step of the way to keep our faith. Most importantly of all, he saved us from buying a lemon. Every buyer's biggest fear.
Mr. Steven ** went way above his call of duty as a loan officer. He was our realtor, calling everyone involved in the transaction to keep the ball rolling; our coach, letting us know what to expect with all the uncertainties; our defender, making sure we got the house we wanted for the right price and best of all, a true friend. He always made us laugh and smile when we wanted to scream and cry. He always maintained constant and clear communication, even just to check in on us. It was very helpful that we spoke via text, email and phone calls.
He showed us completed respect as a same sex married couple, which we found almost non existent in the real estate world. Knowing we had Mr. ** on our side was all the confidence we needed to make our dream home come true. I would tell anyone that buying a home is the most complicated, stressful process one can endure, yet with Mr. Steven ** on your side, it is the most Beautiful experience anyone could have. We are so blessed and thankful for all his hard work. We highly recommend him to everyone and anyone looking to buy a home!
My husband and I are first time homebuyers and it was our very first experience working with this loan company and it will be our last. We were searching online and they reached out to us. Pre-approval process was very easy... So easy that they even pre-approve my husband for a greater amount than what he was stating with just 3 pay stubs and nothing else. I thought it was a miracle that they would still let us go all the way through to very end even when the numbers didn’t add up in the beginning.. Making 3x the amount (which my husband was 30k behind the amount), good credit, etc... We went along with it, because we were hopeful, new inexperienced homebuyers, and believed they were trying to help us. Everything was going good until the very end...
Four days before our closing date, our loan agent, April, called my husband and stated that the closing date would be pushed back because they were still waiting for his W2 (which we signed a W2 waiver release form A MONTH ago). What were they doing for a whole month and waiting until the very last days of closing to get the W2 will always be a mystery to my husband and I. Before all of this, she told my husband that his debt to income ratio was slightly high and need to clear his credit cards and get gift money for the down payment to be within the qualification limit. Since we were so far into the process and we truly believe we were going to get it once we settle what she said, we went ahead and paid off his 3k credit card and wired the gift money right away...
One week later and our closing date pushed back, we were told they were still waiting for his W2 because my husband’s pay stubs did not match what he stated to them... Basically he is not making enough money to qualify for the house. We were confused as to why they pre-approved him in the first place. We weren’t angry because we did not qualify for the loan... We were frustrated because we were led all the way to the very end (using our money and time, giving them whatever documents they needed, paying his debt off, etc.) and suddenly was told that he did not qualify for the house because of his income or find another house within his range...in which they saw these numbers IN THE VERY BEGINNING ALREADY! For new homebuyers out there, please do your research and do not let this company fool you and give you false hope. Stay away from them and find other opportunities. If it sounds too good to be true, it is.
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Zillow Home Loans, LLC Company Information
- Company Name:
- Zillow Home Loans, LLC fka Mortgage Lenders of America, L.L.C.
- Company Type:
- Formerly Named:
- Mortgage Lenders of America, L.L.C.
- 10975 El Monte St.
- Overland Park
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- United States
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