Funding Direct is a mortgage company based out of Central Florida bout 3 hours away from me. They are very boutique compared to the rocket mortgages of the world. We found that a lot of lenders trying to get approved for a loan end up going with a big name or a major bank only to be completely deterred by the massive amount of paperwork and headaches that they have to go through despite being told that it's a seamless process.
From my experience working with Bank of the Internet out of San Diego (now called AXOS Bank) that some of the mid tier and creative lenders are the best to work with. I was told based on a Wall Street Journal article to check out BOFI. I had a contact over at BOFI that I reached out to from my days in the structured settlement industry as they were also active in the secondary structure settlement market. Their loan portfolio was under a bit of fire in the WSJ piece but overall I have nothing but 5 star reviews and great things to say about them as a lender compared to Dan Gilbert's Rocket Mortgage and Bank of America's mortgage lending division which is the closest thing to a modern scam that I can warn others not to waste your time with.
So what's the deal with Mortgage Funding Direct?
Started by Tawn Kelly they are a top originator in the country. She's got over 16 years working as a mortgage lender. She's got 4,7000+ mortgages that have been originated and also owns the company Mortgage Direct Ventures who partners with construction companies, contractors, realtors, and banking institutions to create mortgage companies. They have over 35 years of combined experience which in the mortgage industry and after surviving the Florida market crash in 2008-2009 that feels like a lifetime.
Photo of Mortgage Funding Direct LLC's website that is due for an update in the Web 2.0 world...
Overall the client who was buying a home I helped finance to build worked with Mortgage Funding Direct LLC and sang praises. As I remember the nightmare of dealing with mortgage brokers both good and evil it's nice to hear a compliment as it can be a huge pain in the ass to deal with.
They are not related to the mailers I keep on receiving for merchant cash advances and direct funding loans to "help your business with the capital it needs."
The merchant cash advance business probably got burned pretty badly during the pandemic with so many restaurants and businesses being completely shut down and not re-opening. We have to wonder are the merchant cash advance loans that did not sour did they make up for the attrition?