Daniel Arias NMLS# 461805 - Pasadena, CA
Daniel is extremely easy to work with and very communicative. Definitely my go to guy for future financing needs!
We were casually looking at homes in the early part of this year but had not really found anything and did not think we would be serious buyers until after the middle of the summer. We put a brief pause on our search in early March because we did not want to find the ideal spot but then not be in a position to move on it. A few weeks later we found out we were 8 weeks pregnant and wanted to speed out our search to see if we could make something happen before the 3rd trimester. We decided to go out again that next weekend and low and behold we found the perfect spot in one of our ideal areas. We asked our agent for a referral to her preferred group. Our agent sent us Daniel Arias’s phone number and we reached out and immediately to Daniel and spoke and he explained to us a lot details on how WeFundLA knows this market and can get things done that a lot of other direct lenders and brokers are not able to do, a lot of salesmanship we thought at the time. A lot of this info did not resonate with us as we are both first time home buyers and we were only concerned with our rate and pre approval to get the process started.
We also spoke with a broker and friend that is a loan officer at a large bank as we both have healthy FICO Scores in the 760+ range. We opted to go with the broker initially because a family member just used him and he did a great job for them, however we were really not getting an optimal rate which we felt we deserved so we reached out to our friend at the large bank and everything started out well and we locked us in at the rate which was ideal for us, however, once we got to the appraisal we had some severe hang-ups that were out of her control due to the conservative nature of their appointed appraiser and lack of comps in the area we became stuck in escrow limbo. Now with our back up against the wall we were in a position to either have to bring more cash to the table or risk losing the house and having the seller pull out completely.
Did I mention my wife was pregnant and she really took a liking to this house? So we spoke to our agent and again she mentioned we should talk to Daniel that he is a miracle worker and has helped out a lot of her clients from sticky situations in the past.
So after a few more back and forth and appraisal reviews with the big bank we reached out to Daniel again. He happily took our call and said he spoke to our agent has an idea on what is going and also thought that the big banks appraisal seemed extremely low based on his familiarity with the area. Daniel offered to pay to help expedite their appraisal process for us to see we can get the desired value which we agreed to do. When we got our appraisal back a few days later we were back in business as it came in closer to where originally expected. Now we could go back to the negotiation table with the seller with some extra leverage and were able to agree on a final price.
We are now a few days away from closing but would have never been in this position if Daniel and his team did not come to the rescue. Our interest rate is a little bit higher than I would have liked but our PITI is within our comfort zone and my wife is happy, (did I mention she is pregnant?).
All those things that we thought were salesy at when we first spoke to Daniel turned out to not be like that at all. Virtually everything Daniel Said came true and we owe him and his team a BIG THANKS!
“We know this market”
“We close loans that the big banks can’t for many reasons”
“We know how to close loans fast”
“We know what the sellers need”
“We treat every loan like we are doing them for a family member”
“We Fund LA” (not in those words but I recall something similar, or did I? … it sounds good maybe they should change their name to that)
If you don’t know who to use for your mortgage but have a few options, do yourself a favor and be sure to include Daniel in one of those options or just make your life easy and just use him from the get-go!
Rico & Frances
I highly recommend Daniel and his team. We always thought it was going to be difficult to get a mortgage because some of our income comes from self-employment. Daniel assured us that he could make it work and he did! I think it just took a few more document searches on our behalf. Next to that, I was very impressed by the responsiveness of the team. You have to move very fast at times during the financing process and it was nice to know that I could always get an answer to my questions. And I knew that they were proactively working on our account. Thank you We Fund LA!
Daniel and his team were instrumental in helping us secure our first home. He made what is typically a very stressful and overwhelming experience into a far calmer and more pleasant one. We had a very short window to get the deal done, and Daniel made sure that we had everything we needed for a successful, timely transaction. He was also personally available throughout the process, and really made us feel like he cared. I would recommend Daniel and his team without hesitation.
Daniel has helped us with financing on two different occasions. Both times he and his team were super fast and efficient! He was always available to answer questions and give updates. It made the whole process painless.
We are so thankful for Daniel and his team for making this such a smooth process. We heard getting a loan can be chaotic but Daniel and his team were awesome!
Daniel and his team’s experience were vital in us securing this property. From the pre-approval process to funding I felt that I had a team that actually cares representing me. When I was stressed they put me at ease and when they told me something would happen it happened. Daniel, Holly, and Leslie were available to me almost immediately when I reached out, or got back to promptly.
Daniel and his Skyline team made getting pre-approved for a mortgage loan and the actual funding process as easy and you can make mortgage loans in this environment. They funded my loan in under 30-days. I’m not sure another lender could do that. There was total transparency and communication through the entire process. A huge thank you to Holly for being great about any questions and keeping me updated. Thank you Skyline Loans (And Daniel and Team)!
My wife and I were looking for a new home and the seller wanted to close the deal in a very short period of time. I am pretty sure I will lose the offer if I chose my current loan broker. With a small chance of success, I decided to choose Daniel instead. Surprisingly, Daniel and his team were very professional and efficient. Our loan is funded on time! I am glad that I chose Daniel’s team and I will recommend him to my family and friends in the future housing hunting.
Daniel Arias and his associates at Madison Lending Group gave us great personal service and went out of their way to make things easier and more convenient for us to obtain our loan. I recommend anyone looking for Home Loans contact Daniel Arias at Skyline Home Loans for courteous and professional service.
My husband and I were referred to Leslie by our agent. We are forever grateful! The entire team worked hard to get everything taken care of so quickly and efficiently. We closed escrow early and we will be forever grateful! You are all fantastic! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
This is my second time using Daniel in his team for refinancing and they have been nothing but extremely professional and efficient. My work can be very busy at times and having the option to do all the paperwork submission online saved me tons of time. I like that they are very responsive. I will continue to use Daniel for future home lending needs
From beginning to end, Daniel and his team of professionals immediately began working on our file from pre approval to final loan docs. They made everything simple from uploading docs to through their online portal to e-signing . Convenient and lighting quick responses. Will recommend to any buyer, anytime, any day hands down the best service! Thanks to Daniel, Leslie and Holly you made 01-05-2016 a memorable day!
My wife and I just closed on our first home and Daniel’s team made the process quick and easy! Because they were on top of things, we stayed ahead of schedule and locked in a good rate. Leslie and Holly were with us every step of the way and were even available at odd hours and weekends to answer our questions and needs. We highly recommend Daniel and his team!
Daniel, Leslie, and team run a tight ship. The professionalism, customer service, and quality of interaction were next level. On top of it all, the team is sophisticated and intelligent to market conditions and lending trends. I was impressed with the candor and diligence in producing a quality loan for my home, and the personal attention I was given through what I originally thought would be a multifarious process. Thanks again.
I refinanced my duplex in Long Beach with Daniel and his team. Before moving forward with Daniel’s team, I checked with my private banking relationships. The results promised and delivered by Daniel were significantly better than what was offered by my banks. Daniel’s team was on the ball the entire time and made the process seamless. I am a real estate professional with 13 years of experience and would recommend Daniel to any client, family member or friend.
Daniel and his team were extremely helpful in getting me a loan for my home. at times it was a bit stressful but Daniel and his team kept me very well informed of what I needed to do and also what they were going to do to make the loan process go smoothly .thank you very much Holly for being so patient with me and for being so helpful.
I can’t say enough good things about Daniel, Holly, Leslie and Jenavi. We certainly had many circumstances that didn’t quite fit neatly within a check box, but they helped us each step of the way. From beginning to end, they kept us informed on the process, even if there was nothing to update, they still ensured us with regular communications. It was our first home purchase in the US, and they made it incredibly seamless. I would recommend them to anyone I know that may be looking to purchase or refinance. They are the best.
My wife and I just closed on our home this week and the process could not have been easier. Daniel and his team helped us every step of the way!!!
We just bought our first home and it was very daunting at first but Daniel and his team made everything very easy to understand and always was quick to answer our questions. I would highly recommend working with them as they really level with you on a person-to-person basis rather than a financial institution who looks at you as a series of numbers.
I just purchased a home for the first time in 18 years and Daniel and his team made the experience very easy. They responded quickly to any questions I had and were very communicative throughout the process. I would recommend them to any of my friends looking to get a loan or refinance. Well Done! A big THANK YOU to Daniel, Holly, Jenavi and Leslie!!
We recently purchased a condo in Pasadena which had multiple offers including some all-cash offers. To make ours which required a loan more competitive, our realtor promised the sellers a fast closing. Daniel and the team made it happen for us. We tried to provide any documentation that was needed same day or the next, and our loan was approved on time and we made our anticipated closing. Thank you Daniel, Holly and the rest of the team!
Thanks to Daniel, Holly, and the whole staff for making my house refi as easy as possible. Great to work with and kept things moving in a positive direction. Highly recommend for anyone considering a loan or refinance.
The Madison Lending team-Daniel, Holly, Jenavi and Leslie are awesome! I first had the pleasure of meeting Daniel a year ago when my boyfriend and I purchased our 1st home. We just had the pleasure of working with them again with our refinance. We were referred to Daniel by our realtor and couldn’t be happier with our experiences. Purchasing a home and doing a refinance a year later can be a little scary, but everyone was very helpful, provided great information and took the time to explain the home lending/ refinancing process. I would definitely recommend them!
We were referred to Daniel and Madison Lending by our realtor. It was our first time buying a home and everyone could not have been more helpful. The entire team was super communicative. I really feel like we were considered in every step of the process. We will be using them again for any future home purchases.
First of all I would like to thank Daniel, Holly, Jenavi and Leslie for doing an outstanding job regarding my refinance. Although this has not be the first time my family has used Daniel or Madison Lending. Withing the last few years immediate family members have used them at least four times or more. I refer them to my friends on a regular basis. They keep you informed and the process is smooth. Notification and requirements are sent indicating deadlines and needed responses. I has been a great relationship with this company. I truly recommend them.
Me and my wife we referred to Daniel by our real estate agent. From the get go he was patient, diligent and thoughtful when handling our mortgage application. As first time buyers, he spent many hours guiding us through the process and making sure he was available to answer all our questions and concerns. My particular application was anything but straight forward.. Self-employed, resident alien etc. There were only certain mortgage products available to me but Daniel worked through it and got me a loan with a competitive rate. We were simultaneously talking to a couple of brokers earlier on but it became apparent that Daniel was the guy for the job and really takes pride in the work he does for his clients. Without doubt he earned every cent of our business and I would happily refer him to anyone. I will be going back to him in the future.
I was referred to Daniel by a commercial real estate developer. This has been one of the smoothest residential mortgage processes I’ve been through and I’ve been through a handful of them. Prior to this, I thought I would give Quicken Loans a try because their claim was that the process would be smooth and fast. It was quite the contrary. The team at Madison Lending Group were professional and was transparent. I would definitely use them again for my next property.
I was referred to Daniel by a real estate agent when my son bought a condo back in 2013. As I liked his professionalism and the way he handled the loan, I approached him for refinance of the loan at the end of 2015 after his move to another lender. As expected, Daniel satisfied me this time again in every respect for the refinance which was successfully closed in time. I would certainly recommend Daniel to friends and acquaintances for their mortgage loan needs.
We were referred to Daniel by our realtor. Daniel and his team made sure we avoid unnecessary bumps. This is our first time buying a home and we’ve heard too many horror stories but they made sure everything went as smooth as can be! I highly recommend Daniel and his team!
My husband and I were referred to Daniel by our realtor and were so impressed after our first conversation with him that we didn’t feel the need to shop around and look elsewhere. Daniel’s superlative knowledge and expertise made buying our first home a smooth process and we always felt like we were being taken care of. Based on this excellent experience we decided to work with Daniel when refinancing our house. We faced a few bumps in the road during our refinance but Daniel was patient and him and his team worked tirelessly to ensure our loan was executed and closed with an excellent rate. We consider ourselves lucky to have worked with Daniel and his amazing team and would do so again in a heartbeat.
I have been a realtor in Pasadena for almost 15 years and Daniel has been assisting my clients for the past 10 years and has consistently provided a level of service that is not often seen in the financial services industry. Daniel has an attention to detail that sets him apart from his competition. He has a team of assistants that are always available to answer questions and they do a great job of keeping everyone informed and up to date on the status of the transaction. Buying a home is one of the biggest investments one will ever make and it’s not the transaction that you want to have any surprises on. Daniel is thorough and does a great job of setting expectations on day 1.
We were referred to Daniel by our Realtor, and he and his team were so terrific, we’ve used them twice! The first time was for our home purchase, and the second was a refinance. Both processes could not have been easier, and Daniel called us to let us know when rates dropped to a point where it would make sense to refinance. Not only did he make our purchase work out quickly when our credit union dragged their feet, he and his team ensured that our refinance process was as painless as possible. I haven’t worked with a more professional and competent team than Daniel, Holly, and the rest. Highest recommendation possible! Do yourself a favor and give them a shot!
There are times, when you work with a professional that will go the extra mile for you and Daniel Arias, Senior Mortgage Banker at Madison Lending Group is just that. Daniel and his team put so much heart and soul into their work. As first time home buyers we naturally had a lot of questions. We cannot express enough how accommodating, focused but most of all, patient, the entire team was during the whole process. Daniel and his team constantly put our needs first and worked tirelessly to make sure that they researched each and every request. Daniel’s zealous expressiveness and logical analysis of key components related to our purchase, balanced with his recognition of feelings of others, truly made him a unique individual to work with. We’re truly grateful for their efforts on our behalf and highly recommend Daniel and his team.
Daniel was referred to us by our realtor. While looking for homes to purchase, many other realtors told me that he was well respected within the business. That became apparent as soon as we started working with him. Daniel told us exactly what we needed to do to receive the loan we needed for the house we wanted. Daniel kept us informed every step of the way. In the past, real estate transactions have been nightmares with everything “being needed” at the end. This was the smoothest real estate transaction we have ever had and I am sure it is because of Daniel’s expertise. Out loan docs were ready a week before closing! I wouldn’t hesitate to refer Daniel to anyone.
I met Daniel when he was associated as the lender for a property I was really interested in. He was always available for all my first-time home buyer questions and concerns. Unfortunately, I was outbid by an all-cash offer. When I tried to acquire another property and entered escrow, my family pressured me into getting a loan through a very well-known bank, even though what Daniel offered was exactly the same as the bank in regards to rates. Daniel even offered some sage words of wisdom I wish I had taken before going with this bank. Well, the loan with the bank fell through and I called Daniel in a panic. I was almost halfway into my 45-day escrow! Daniel was very calm and told me what he could do for me at and he totally saved the day. I think even my agent was a bit awed by how quickly Daniel could make things happen!
Knowledgeable, prompt, patient, and professional. Daniel was all these things from beginning to close with our dream home.It was amazing that on a Sunday afternoon Daniel made himself available to prepare us for the purchase of our dream home. We weren’t pre-approved and right then and there with our agent while at the open house, he qualified us on the phone immediately. Within three hours, he prepared our pre-approval letter so we didn’t have to waste anytime to put in an offer that got accepted in just two days. Throughout the whole process, Daniel always took his time to help us understand our options and made sure we picked something that we were most comfortable with. Most importantly, he was always available no matter what time of the day, night, or week. He genuinely made sure we had all our questions answered throughout the process and what was most appreciative was he was proactive on the status of our loan. If you’re looking for impeccable and knowledgeable service, Daniel goes above and beyond.