Mortgage Loan Process Experience With The Gustan Cho Team

This BLOG On My Mortgage Loan Process Experience With The Gustan Cho Team At USA Mortgage

I would like to introduce Matt Herbolich of The Gustan Cho Team at USA Mortgage and the author of this BLOG On My Mortgage Loan Experience with The Gustan Cho Team at USA Mortgage

Mr. Herbolich is the Editor in Chief of Loan Consultants as well as a guest writer for Gustan Cho Associates  Mortgage & Real Estate Information Resource Center.

  • Matt has helped write many articles on passing the federal NMLS examination published on both Gustan Cho Associates and Loan Consultants
  • Matthew is officially a licensed mortgage loan originator with The Gustan Cho Team at USA Mortgage and is part of the team at Gustan Cho Associates Marketing Team

Matt Herbolich Mortgage Loan Experience

Matt Herbolich and I met back in 2012 when he went through a mortgage loan experience as my borrower.

Here is the chain of events:

  • I first met Matt back in early 2012 when he found me online after reading one of my many blogs on the FHA Back to Work Extenuating Circumstances due to an Economic Event 
  • Matt, like many of us, has been affected by the Great Recession of 2008 and has lost his job he had for many years which affected his income and the ability to maintain his monthly bill payments
  • The loss of his job has affected Matt’s ability not just to pay his minimum monthly debt obligations but also Matthew could no longer afford to make his mortgage payments
  • Bombarded with countless of phone calls by bill collectors and creditors and overwhelmed with the mounting debts and being behind in his mortgage payments
  • Matt had no other choice but to file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and also had to foreclose on his home
  • The bankruptcy and foreclosure did not stop from being successful and trying to achieve his goal of becoming a homeowner again
  • There was nothing in this world that will hinder Matt Herbolich in getting another home for his family
  • Matt, an attorney and accountant by trade and education and armed with a law degree, found another job in no time but the time it took Matt to get another job was too late to save his home

Matt Herbolich Of Loan Consultants: The Come Back After Bankruptcy

Most people who just went through a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and Foreclosure want nothing to do with re-establishing credit and buying another home is the last agenda they have.

  • However, a Bankruptcy and Foreclosure was not going to set Matt back
  • With a 480 FICO credit score, Matt Herbolich went immediately to work to re-establish his credit because he promised his wife and family that they will not be renters for long
  • Matt got himself several secured credit cards and started researching on the fastest and easiest way of rebuilding his credit and spent countless of hours, weeks, and months in ways of getting a mortgage after bankruptcy and foreclosure 
  • One year after Matthew Herbolich’s Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and Foreclosure, Matt saved enough money for the down payment for a home purchase and has increased his credit score from 480 FICO to a 670 credit score
  • Matt was ready to purchase a home for his family
  • However, there was a major hiccup
  • Matthew has recovered way too fast than what FHA and Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac allowed
  • There is a two year mandatory waiting period to qualify for a FHA Loan after a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy discharge date and there is a three year waiting period to qualify for a FHA Loan after the recorded date of a foreclosure, deed in lieu of foreclosure, and short sale
  • There is a four year mandatory waiting period to qualify for a Conventional Loan after a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy discharge date and there is a 7 year waiting period to qualify for a Conventional Loan after a foreclosure
  • There is a four year waiting period to qualify for a Conventional Loan after a short sale and/or deed in lieu of foreclosure
  • This was a major stumbling block Bob Vogel ran into and he needed to rethink things through
  • He had a solid job as a senior accountant making over $100,000 per year, he had re-established his credit scores, and he had saved enough money for the down payment and reserves for the home purchase but he did not meet any of the mandatory waiting period requirements
  • Nothing was going to stop Matt Herbolich
  • He went to work and hit the computer and went on searches for mortgage lenders who can help him

FHA Back To Work Mortgage Mortgage Loan Process Experience

After weeks and countless hours of research, Bob Vogel stumbled upon a new FHA Loan program called FHA Back To Work Mortgage which just came out in late summer of 2013.

  • Matt Herbolich’s Mortgage Loan Process Experience was to going through multiple mortgage lenders and was surprised on how easy it was to get a pre-approval with the FHA Back To Work Extenuating Circumstances Due To An Economic Event mortgage loan program
  • Matt Herbolich then went through his Mortgage Loan Process Experience armed with a pre-approval letter by a mortgage loan officer and signed a real estate purchase contract
  • He then  proceeded with Mortgage Loan Process Experience  with the first mortgage lender he choose.
  • To his surprise, Matt ended up getting denied and after he went through Mortgage Loan Process Experience with the original lender he went to
  • He then choose a different lender and went through Mortgage Loan Process Experience and then got denied again
  • He eventually found me online from one of the blogs I wrote and published on the FHA Back to Work program and called me and we spoke extensively
  • After careful analysis of his mortgage application and the reason why he got denied by multiple mortgage lenders, I have decided to take on the Matt Herbolich’s FHA Back to Work Mortgage loan application
  • Within over a week, I got Mr. Herbolich a mortgage loan approval and we were off to the races
  • Unfortunately, the appraisal came back and it came in lower than the purchase price
  • He tried renegotiating with the home sellers but the sellers would not budge on the purchase price
  • The deal fell through, not because of Matt, but because of the home not appraising out
  • Matt now felt comfortable that he is secured a mortgage with the FHA Back To Work Mortgage program

Matt Herbolich Of Loan Consultants: Being Steered By A Home Builder

Matt now felt confident that he can get a FHA Back To Work mortgage loan with me so he confidently went shopping for a home:

  • Luckily, Matt and his wife found a new construction development in Hampshire, Illinois offered by Ryland Homes
  • Matt showed the sales team his pre-approval letter to the sales person of Ryland Homes and decided on a new construction home
  • However, the salesperson at Ryland Homes pushed Bob Vogel to use their preferred mortgage lender in order to get a $10,000 builder’s incentive and if Matt used me, they could not get the $10,000 builder’s incentive.
  • $10,000 is a lot of money and Matt decided to use the lender that Ryland Homes recommended which was Platinum Home Mortgage Corporation which turned out to be one of the most incompetent lenders in the country
  • Everything went smoothly initially with Matt
  • Platinum Home Mortgage gave him a pre-approval letter and the new construction started
  • Right towards completion of the home,
  • Platinum Mortgage ended up denying Matt his FHA Back To Work mortgage loan
  • Matt was frantic and could not believe what just had happened.
  • Matt called me back and told me that he just got denied by Platinum Mortgage and he needed my help in getting his FHA Loan approved
  • I took over his mortgage loan application and got him a mortgage loan approval
  • We shortly closed on his new home

Career Change After Mortgage Process

According to Matt, going through the mortgage process was a grueling experience.

  • Not only did Matt go through the mortgage application process with one mortgage lender, but he had mortgage than a dozen mortgage lenders deny him a mortgage and a few mortgage lenders who told him that his mortgage loan would be a cakewalk to find out later that he got rewarded with a mortgage loan denial especially by the preferred mortgage lender of Ryland Homes, Platinum Home Mortgage Corporation
  • Matt told me that he must have aged over ten years due to the mortgage process he went through
  • Being a gentleman and scholar and a natural born leader Mr. Herbolich is,
  • Matt took this learning experience in stride and realized the importance of being a mortgage loan officer and called me about what I do and how I do it
  • By how I do it, Matt wanted to know exactly what is it that I do to have gotten him approved and closed while dozens of other mortgage lenders could not
  • I told Matt that it is no rocket science in doing what I do
  • You just have to get hooked up with a national mortgage banking firm that has little to no lender overlays and told him that the pre-approval stage of the mortgage process is the most important part of the whole mortgage application and mortgage approval process
  • The main reason for last minute mortgage loan denials is because the loan officer did not properly pre-approve a mortgage loan borrower
  • Matt realized the importance role a mortgage loan officer has and the lives he can affect and help families

Getting Ready For New Career As A Loan Officer

Matt who has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and law degree with many years of work experience decided to change careers and decide help families make their dream of home ownership become a reality.

  • While working his full time time as a manager of the accounting department of a large title company, Matt committed himself in studying for the rigorous federal NMLS Exam and passing it the first time 
  • Matthew aced the NMLS Test and got a score of 91%, that is the highest test score I have ever seen anyone get on the NMLS test
  • I then hired Matthew Herbolich as a licensed mortgage loan originator for The Gustan Cho Team at USA Mortgage and deputy chief of marketing and senior writer for Gustan Cho Associates
  • Matt is also the proud owner and managing director of Loan Consultants USA  , a one stop shop mortgage and real estate informational center website
  • He is the Chief Moderator of Lending Network USA , America’s fastest growing real estate and lending online community
  • Matt Herbolich is a natural born leader and already has the responsibilities to help newer licensed mortgage loan originators in setting up their websites and help in marketing and training.
  • Matt Herbolich’s dream is to one day open up his own branch office at The Gustan Cho Team at USA Mortgage and manage his own team of licensed loan originators under his leadership
  • Gustan Cho Associates is beyond proud to have such a promising young man be part of their team and need leaders like Mr. Matt Herbolich to take our team and staff to the next level
  • Matt went through a pleasant Mortgage Loan Process Experience with The Gustan Cho Team at USA Mortgage
  • Because Matt went through a positive Mortgage Loan Process Experience with The Gustan Cho at USA Mortgage, Matt decided to become a licensed loan officer and join The Gustan Cho Team at USA Mortgage

Welcome on Board Matt to The Gustan Cho Team at USA Mortgage

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