Susan “V” Faustino began her career in the banking industry. Starting as a teller and then working her way up to leadership roles gave her extensive experience in consumer lending. Since 1993, Susan has focused exclusively on mortgage loans. And in 2006, she obtained her real estate license to further expand her knowledge of the housing industry. Understanding both sides of an escrow allows Susan to provide a top-notch homebuying experience to California buyers.
A “people person” with a high-energy personality, Susan takes the time to get to know her borrowers. She lets her clients know they are a priority and is available 24/7 to answer any questions. This has earned her hundreds of 5-star reviews and decades of repeat business based solely on referrals.
Although Susan can help borrowers across the entire state of California, the bulk of her clients are in the Westside and Bay Area. Susan calls the community of Gustine, CA home. It’s where she and her husband reside on a 30-acre family ranch.
As a member of the National Notary Association and the Gustine Chamber of Commerce, Susan is very active in her community. She and her husband participate in many local charity events, including one of their favorites: the annual Gustine Rotary Hops and Bangers, which raises money for a variety of local and international projects.
Susan works with any type of borrower. However, with the wisdom that only decades of industry experience can bring, she specializes in helping those with challenged credit, the self-employed and first-time homebuyers. She takes pride in being able to help someone become a homeowner when other lenders said no.
As the Producing Branch Manager at the Newman, CA branch, Susan stays up to date on the ever-changing guidelines in mortgage lending. She is a wealth of knowledge and a great resource for anyone curious about how to start the mortgage process.
If you are ready to buy your first home, expand your real estate portfolio, tap into your home’s equity or refinance when rates drop, contact Susan V Faustino to experience extraordinary service!
I am here to serve you and to tailor a loan that meets your needs.
Mortgage Programs Explained
There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to mortgage lending. MiMutual has numerous loan options to fit every budget and situation. At MiMutual Mortgage, you can expect a one-on-one consultation to determine the right loan program for your unique situation.
A Conventional loan is a mortgage not guaranteed by the government. However, most conventional loans will follow the guidelines established by Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FHLMC). This type of loan is good for borrowers with a favorable credit score and allows more flexibility in loan terms and higher loan limits.
Unlike FHA, VA or RD loans, conventional loans do not require private mortgage insurance (PMI) unless the borrower has less than 20% down. 20% down however, is not a requirement and some conventional loans allow as little as 3% down! Once the loan reaches 20% equity, PMI can be canceled.
In addition to standard conventional loan programs, MiMutual Mortgage also offers the following niche conventional loan programs:
- Fannie Mae HomeReady
- Freddie Mac Home Possible
- Freddie Mac HomeOne
- Freddie Mac Refi Possible
Government loans are backed by the federal government. The loan is funded or originated by the mortgage company, but has a guarantee from either the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), USDA Rural Development (RD), or US Dept of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Government loans open the door for borrowers that have little to no money saved for a down payment, a challenging credit history or have lower credit scores. Government loans offer easier qualifying requirements and are widely used in the industry.
Government-insured loans can be used for purchase, renovation (through the FHA 203(k) loan), or refinance transactions.
Government loan programs include:
- Federal Housing Administration (FHA)
- USDA Rural Development (RD)
- Veterans Affairs (VA)
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) sets a limit on the dollar amount a conventional loan must conform to. Any loans beyond this limit are known as a Jumbo loan. With a Jumbo Loan from MiMutual, you can expand your options and find your dream home that will meet your needs now and in the future.
MiMutual Mortgage offers a number of Jumbo Mortgage Programs to fit a variety of situations. These include Purchase loans, Asset-Qualifier, Rate and Term and Cash-Out Refinance loans.
- As little as 10% down
- Loan amounts up to $4 Million
- Primary residence, second homes, and investment properties are eligible
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Down Payment Assistance (DPA) can:
- Reduce out of packet cash to close
- Put cash savings to work by improving the home and growing equity
- Free up cash to pay down student loan debt or other bills
- Save cash to start investing for the future
MiMutual Mortgage offers a number of down payment assistance programs including:
- Chenoa Fund DPA for FHA financing
- The National DPA for Conventional financing
- State Housing Finance Authority DPA and MCC
MiMutual Mortgage is a Renovation Loan specialist. We were even featured on the Lifetime Network “Designing Spaces” home design television show! With a Renovation loan, you can bundle the cost of purchasing or refinancing with the cost of renovation into one single loan!
MiMutual Mortgage offers the FHA 203k and Conventional HomeStyle renovation loans. These allow for the same qualifying factors as a traditional FHA or Conventional loan with the ability to lend up to the estimated after-improved value of the home!
Eligible renovations include:
- Small repairs with a minimum renovation cost of $5,000
- Kitchen remodels including appliances
- New roof
- New flooring
- Instillation of an in-ground pool
Still not finding what you are looking for?
MiMutual Mortgage has a number of unique loan programs including:
- Qualifying on assets without income
- Real Estate Investor programs including DSCR
- Self-Employed financing options
- Bank statement qualifying
You are about to begin the mortgage loan application
- Applying on the MiMutual Mortgage Online Loan Application is quick, easy, and secure! The loan application will take about 25 minutes to complete.
- Once your application is submitted, you can log back into the MiMutual Mortgage Online Loan Application to securely upload requested documents, view your loan status, and communicate with your mortgage team.
- If you have questions, reach out to your MiMutual Mortgage Loan Officer.
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