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  Julian was nothing short of fantastic during the purchase of our first home. He was very responsive (typically within a couple minutes over text) and could always be reached by calling, especially when we have numerous questions with nuances, which Julian clearly articulated so that we understood the decision. When we were getting together all our paperwork for the pre-approval, Julian patiently walked us through all the things he needed and quickly wrapped up issues we encountered given our unique circumstances.

While working with Julian, we submitted four offers which required Julian to update his paperwork, which he did with a stunning quick turnaround. He was also great working with our realtor to develop a game plan from pre-approval, putting in an offer, escrow, and closing. We encountered various potential roadblocks and each time, Julian was able to give us different scenarios and how to get through each one.

Buying a home is never an easy process, and without Julian, we couldn't have gotten through it sanely. His reassurances during the whole process and his knowledge of the loans gave us peace of mind throughout the whole process. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Julian.

thumb Raymond L.
4/08/2024

  I worked with Justin Bitensky. Justin just helped me close on my home today and I couldn't have had a smoother experience. He was so incredibly patient with me despite my 1000000 questions, because as I regrettably learned, majoring in finance in college 20 years ago means nothing when you're trying to figure out what an interest rate is for a mortgage.

I had so many questions and as a millennial, I dodged all calls. Justin was incredibly helpful, kind, and patient. He was never condescending, even when explaining the most basic concepts of a mortgage, and I felt like he was truly looking out for me and in this to help me get the best rate out there.

I think trust is something that's not easily won these days, and I wholeheartedly trust Justin to help me and anyone who's lucky enough to find him I the future. Thank you for helping me through this incredibly challenging process, Justin.

thumb K T.
3/05/2024

  I needed a loan to buy a house and worked with loan officer Julian Yuen. Thanks to him, he made the experience as least stressful as possible. The great thing about Julian is that he's so good with communication! This was my first time applying for a loan and I felt nervous -- but he patiently explained everything I needed to know, answered every question I had, and was great on email and text keeping me updated. I told him I liked to have checklists, so he made a checklist for me and marked things off. He was knowledgeable and gave his expert advice but was never pushy and always listened to my opinions too. We locked in a great interest rate (well... relatively great in this economy...) and I am very happy with how the whole process went. I never felt blindsided, and always felt like he was looking out for me.

On top of everything, Julian is a friendly and warm person! It was great to chat on the phone with him to talk about home ownership and what that meant. He turned what could have been a super stressful process into one that was very manageable, and I would absolutely recommend him, and work with him again.

thumb Helen S.
2/25/2024

  My wife and I were first time homebuyers and Steve did an amazing job guiding us through the entire process from pre-approvals to escrow. He was very responsive with any questions we had and thorough with his work in a prompt manner. We couldn't have got our house without him! I would definitely recommend Steve and Equity Smart for their home loan needs.

thumb Keith Y.
1/26/2024
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EquitySmart State Licenses

  1. Arizona
    • NMLS #: 1027294
  2. California
    • NMLS# 856170
  3. Florida
    • MBR-2341
  4. Oregon
    • ML-5593
  5. Texas
    • NMLS#856170
  6. New Mexico
    • NMLS#856170
  7. Washington
    • CL-856170
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