25910 Acero RoadSuite 150
Mission Viejo CA 92691
- Mortgage Banker for Catalyst Lending Incorporated since 2009.
- Employed with Clarion Mortgage Capital from 2001 to 2008
- FHA, VA, Conventional, 1 to 4 units loan programs
- Niche products; Low Fico products, 85% cash-out refinance, Down Payment Assistance for 1st time homebuyers for up to $60,000, 95% No PMI on Condos, SFR & 1-4 units properties.
I help realtors close 20-50% more closings and I can help you do more business. I have a strong reputation as a trusted loan consultant serving the lending needs of real estate professionals, builders, CPA’S, Attorneys and the homebuyer. I assist and educate borrowers to secure the right loan and provide several loan options that are applicable to their financial need and budget. I have been licensed with the Department of Real Estate since 1986 and have specialized in FHA, VA and Jumbo financing for over 27 years.
Education: California State University-Northridge
Hi Gary, Thanks so much! That is great service. We are doing well and keeping busy. Our daughter's school year is coming close to the end so it's always busy this time of year. We definitely keep you in mind for re-fi and new loans... Thanks again!
Right from the beginning, Gary Forward impressed me with his efficient and professional manner. His years of experience and knowledge not only inspired confidence but also helped the process run smoothly. My loan closed on time and I am thrilled with my new low payment! I highly recommend Gary if you are looking for a highly qualified and attentive loan consultant.
I worked with Gary Forward while purchasing my first home, and refinancing when rates dropped. He was able to answer all my questions about the home buying experience, explain how the loan process worked and what I should expect at each step in the home buying process. Every page I signed was explained to me in a way that I could easily understand. Gary was also very helpful in meeting me at convenient times and locations so that we could quickly move forward in the loan process while working around my schedule. I have recommended Gary to friends who were also refinancing or considering purchasing a home.
I have been doing business with Gary Forward for over 20 years. We have been through several Real Estate cycles & Gary Always, Always funds every loan I have ever been a part of. If it's my listing and he is the lender representing the buyer, I know the buyer is in good hands. He is just so good at what he does & he knows exactly what is required to close any specific loan on time. Gary personally has financed several of my clients throughout the 20+ years I have done business with him. He also has financed well over 20 properties of mine & my family throughout the years I have known him as well. We will always do business together. He just recently refinanced my primary home & saved me & my wife over $1200 per month. No other lender could have done that. It was a very complex deal that took a real expert who knows his products to make it happen. Gary is always available to answer my questions or to speak with a potential buyer. A lot of lenders seem to disappear with the interest rates as low as they are now. Gary still calls and comes buy to pre approve a buyer or 2 as well as open houses on weekends. He is a great member of my team & always my good friend.
Gary Forward helped us arrange the financing to purchase our first home. He made everything work smoothly so there were no bumps along the way. H walked us through the entire process answering all our questions. On a scale of 1 to 10 I would rate Gary an 11. He was really invested in helping our family turn a house into our home. Gary provided the personal touch that took the fear out of process of navigating the mortgage process. I don't know what we would have done without Gary. Gary was always available to answer any questions or concerns we might have had. I'm not quite sure how he does it because I've seen him provide this type of committed service for other customers as well. He seems to treat all of his clients like family and we really appreciate all Gary has done and continues to do for our family.
My husband and I worked with Gary Forward on financing a new home loan. I felt like he was wholeheartedly concerned about us and getting our loan funded. The process was stressful, but Gary was available and committed to answering all of our questions and concerns. He demonstrated this by his quick response to phone calls, emails, and regular mail. His work ethic was unwavering. Gary made himself available outside regular business hours. That was crucial for us as working individuals. Gary exhibited knowledge during the entire process and even anticipated possible outcomes. Gary kept us informed throughout the entire transaction and there were no surprises. Rest assured that you are his primary focus. It is with great confidence that I readily recommend his services.
Gary Forward refinanced our daughters home twice, each time saving her & the family hundreds of dollars. We were working with another lender prior to him that was very expensive. Our daughter introduced us to Gary who listened to are wants, needs, purpose & reason for refinancing. We are both retired & these things are very important on a fixed income. We wanted to take some cash out to have available in case of an emergency. Gary was able to accomplish that without increasing our loan payment. In fact, our loan payment was lower. It is truly a pleasure to work with someone who truly looks after your best interest. We recommend Gary to everyone we know who needs financing. We even recommend this one lady that works at a big bank because his rates and service is better and faster. He is our lender for life & he always calls to see how we are doing. Who does that these days?
I want to thank you for your expertise and helping us purchase our first home (duplex). Thank you so much for your help and expertise! I can't thank you enough for providing superb professional services. Over several months you were patient with our situation; it was a real stressful time for us, His thorough manner with patients has always impressed us; And when finally the time came to purchase are home, Gary Forward made it happen for us, anyone who's dealt with funding a loan, knows how hard it is, Gary never give up on us. Gary you're angel, you offer to make yourself available for assistant with your expert advice there is barely anyone in your field who offers such a valuable service that could be very critical during a home purchased. We appreciate you very much and your recommendations. I don't know how we would have managed without your help. Thank you for being one-of-a-kind. In addition he is organized, efficient, extremely competent, and has an excellent rapport with people of all ages. I highly recommend Him, his communication skills, both written and verbal, are excellent. I highly recommend Gary Forward for all your real estate and loan needs. Take care. Best regards
Hi Gary Everything went smoothly today and now I'm very excited about my new low payment!! I don't know how I got so confused with the numbers but it was a pleasant surprise! On another note, KI was just speaking with a coworker whose Mom is having difficulties getting a loan approved through W____ F____ and wondered if you could possibly be more helpful! I said well of course he can! They keep giving her the run around. Do you think it would be worth talking with her?? Let me know! Thanks for all your help, S.H.