Waterstone Mortgage Corp., a Milwaukee-based mortgage lending company with offices in 11 states, has set up shop in the Sandusky market. Jason Stenger opened an office Jan. 10 on Sandusky Mall Boulevard, near Perkins Avenue.
Stenger worked as a loan officer for big banks for 11 years before he left to find something more personal. He said he found it with Waterstone Mortgage.
“I call this boutique-style — very approachable and hopefully with less headaches,” Stenger said. “I try to show people and reassure them they can afford to do what they are looking to do.”
Waterstone Mortgage offers all the same loan programs as other big lenders, but Stenger said it comes with a more personal touch.
“FHA, USDA, VA and Home Affordable Refinance Program (Harp) at competitive pricing with great service,” Stenger said.
People often have a false belief that banks are not loaning out money and that it’s hard to get a loan, Stenger said.
“But we really are,” he said.
With rates at historic lows and home competitively priced, now is the time to look at refinancing an existing mortgage, he said.
“I fit people into products that fit them,” he said. “I am out for their best interests.”
Stenger said he won’t push anyone into the “product of the day” or a loan they can’t handle, even if it means telling a client they may not qualify for as much as they’d hoped for.
“Ethics are No. 1,” he said. “They have to be, or I would be out of business.”
Waterstone Mortgage Corporation, sales manager Jason Stenger
What: Mortgage financing
Where: 1919 Sandusky Mall Blvd., Perkins Township