Local lenders matter.
Really. I can’t be more succinct than that. But hey, what do I know? I’m just a professional who has represented clients in the Charlottesville area for quite some time.
If you don’t believe me, listen to my client
Just so you know, in the midst of my frustration with (a big national lender I don’t advise using), I reached out to (the local lenders I’d recommended at the beginning). Both responded very promptly and helpfully. I really appreciated that and understand why you recommended them. At this point, I think our best course of action is to work everything out with (big lender) and stick with them. Next time I buy a house, I will just do everything you tell me to do.