Our Loan Advisors are SAFE Act licensed
The government has enacted a new federal licensing requirement known as the SAFE Act, which establishes minimum standards for licensing and registration of loan originators in order to enhance consumer protection. All of our mortgage bankers are SAFE Act licensed and registered and we’re compliant with all federal and state licensing and lending policies.
We’ve created a strict “no-steering policy” where none of our employees are incentivized to put you in one loan program over another – so they’re always looking after your best interest. In addition, we don’t quote teaser rates that our customers cannot qualify for or obtain, and we never charge an application fee.
You get an honest Good Faith Estimate
One of the most far-reaching new federal regulations requires lenders to provide customers a standardized Good Faith Estimate or GFE when disclosing rate and fees. The old GFE was just a best-effort estimate. The new and improved GFE is designed to make all lenders conform to a standardized document guaranteeing that third party services lenders quote upfront are within a 10% tolerance of the actual fees at closing.
Many lenders try to circumvent the new GFE by using “fee worksheets” or other non-approved documents to provide you an estimate that is not bound by the government-regulated GFE. These alternative “work sheets” are used by many lenders, but they can be both misleading and irresponsible. If a lender or broker you’re considering is unwilling or unable to provide what is now lawful practice, we encourage you to move on and do business with a fully compliant lender.
Client Testimonials – What Our Customers are Saying
5 stars , great very smooth process.
Shelley Fromm Plantation, Fl August 15, 2015
Our particular residential situation was unusually complicated because we had to choose loan size/package, we have multiple rental properties with mortgages and have multiple income streams not dominated by traditional employment. Michael Minkoff was extremely effective at helping us navigate through all of this complexity in a very organized, helpful fashion to an excellent financial and personal conclusion. Thank you, Michael.
George H. Schofield Lakewood Ranch, FL July 20, 2015
Michael is the Best!!
We were looking at so many options for our Refi – 15 Year vs. 30 Year, combining two mortgages into one. We tried working with our bank, but became very frustrated at the inflexibility. We decide to talk to Michael because he had helped us so much with our first mortgage almost 10 years ago. Michael gave us the pros and cons of every option we discussed, and was always open to running multiple scenarios for us. When we finally chose the right financing plan for our needs, Michael guided us through every step of the way.
Henry Jost Fort Myers, FL June 7, 2015
I worked with Michael to buy a home in Miami. From my first interaction with Michael to the last moment of the closing, Michael was extraordinarily responsive, attentive and kind. Michael is the consummate professional. He is incredibly patient and knowledgeable about the entire real estate industry. I give him my highest recommendation and would not hesitate to use him again in the future.
Judi Haberkorn Miami, FL January 28, 2016
Michael is very professional and knowledgeable. We were extremely lucky to have him help us, not once, but twice on with our mortgages. He knows what he is doing and he gets the job done well before deadline! We never need to worry about anything with his help!
Chloe Yang Weston FL June 15, 2015
I have dealt with Michael Minkoff in the past. And I found him to be every professional, honest and very forthcoming. This is my third opportunity to have dealt with him on the purchase of Homes and condominiums. And Michael has never disappointed me in any way, during the procedures and purchases of any properties. Over the years I have thought of Michael as more of a friend than a business acquaintance. Michael performs his task over and above its competitors with ease. You guys have a real gem on your hands... Michael Minkoff THE BEST definitely 5 stars.
David Clopton 190 escambi lane Cocoa Beach Florida 32931 January 28, 2016
It was our first time to buy a house. I have zero experiment, Michael Minkoff did all paperwork for us. It was a painless experience, we are so luck to meet you, Michael! Thank you!
Lixin Wan 8509 parrots landing dr. Tampa FL 33647 January 2, 2017
On the ball
By far the most convenient, transparent and responsive mortgage broker I have worked with. I've dont multiple loans with Michael and each time he has exceeded expectations.
Jon Shaller Florida December 7, 2016
Complex made easy
Michael Minkoff was great. He worked through all the different ways we could structure our loan and helped us find the one that was absolutely best for our situation. I really appreciated how quick he was to respond to us throughout the process and yet I never felt rushed, as he made sure we understood everything happening throughout the process. I have been and will continue to recommended him to others I know looking for a mortgage.
Berry Long Longwood, FL August 23, 2017
Exceptional experience. I never even had to go to an office or meet Michael in person. E signature and good to go. In 3 hours my refinance was secure.
Jeffrey Giordano Miami December 7, 2016
Superb Service and Sound Advice
This was my second refinance with Michael Minkoff and Shoreline and I would not deal with anyone else. He offers great guidance and patience through the refinance process. He gets the job done quickly and will smooth any wrinkles in the process. He is always available to answer any questions or concerns before, during and after the refinance. His professionalism is unparalleled! I highly recommend his services.
Kim Monahan Longwood, FL May 16, 2016
Mike Minkoff did an outstanding job with my two refinances at the same time! I asked many questions and came up with multiple scenarios and Mike was more than happy to answer everything. He went above and beyond and he knows his stuff.
I would suggest using him again without hesitation.
Peter Amendola Key Largo, FL June 24, 2015
Experience with Michael at Shoreline
When I purchased my home last summer, it was the first time I would do so on my own. I had minimal experience with the paperwork and the overall process. The patience extended to me by Michael Minkoff was truly amazing. He walked me through every step of the way. He was knowledgeable, professional, and downright kind. I was and I am very grateful to him for his assistance. I wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Minkoff. Anybody who does business with him will not regret the choice. There are many companies out there, but the knowledge and service extended by Mr. Minkoff by far exceeds the others in the same industry.
Mercy Jacobson Plantation, Florida June 29, 2015
Our good friend recommended Michael and he helped us to secure a mortgage on our second house in Miramar, FL. We closed our house right on time without any delays. Michael took care of every single detail in the loan approval process and explained very clearly about the different options that was available to us. He guided us in such a professional manner that we didn’t have to worry about anything. He was very prompt and kept us updated throughout the process which went very smoothly. It was a pleasure to work with him and will highly recommend him to our friends too. Thank you Michael!
Kumar Senthil Miramar, FL June 24, 2015
Michael is the best
I have worked with Michael twice and he is a true professional. He takes the time to ensure that his clients understand the entire process of closing on a mortgage and is always willing to explain things until the client is comfortable. Patient, kind and understanding - Michael is exactly the type of person you want working on your behalf. I would never work with anyone else!
David Gerhart Jacksonville, Fl June 8, 2015
House with a view
My wife and I have bought two homes in the last 4 years and have used Michael services each time. He is quick to give you the information you need to make an informed decision. His knowledge of the market is truly exceptional! He is on your side with the banks and always gives you best deal you qualify for. I would highly recommend Michael to anybody looking to finance a new home.
Jason Fromm Plantation, FL June 14, 2015
Michael is the best, hands down!
Michael went above and beyond to communicate and help us through this process. Everything Michael told us was accurate and there were no surprises. I will never use anyone else when financing another property in the future! Thank you Mike!
Andrew G. Saint Pete, FL August 14, 2017
The Ideal Experience
Throughout the entire process of purchasing my first home, Michael gave me the kind of service and guidance that made me feel as though my needs were his highest priority, and sometimes even his only priority. I certainly felt as though Michael made a significant effort to establish trust and a personal rapport with me, which is critically important for me when dealing in financial matters. As it relates to knowledge of the industry and available products, Michael's level of expertise is yet another reason to feel as though your needs are in the best hands. I have already recommended Michael to three people, and plan to continue doing so whenever a friend, colleague, or family member is considering buying a home or refinancing.
Justin Vizaro Miami, FL June 15, 2015
Working with Michael was the best decision we made. He was helpful and informative through the entire process. There were nights that he was up sending me emails about how to quickly repair my credit score, while most people would be sleeping. His dedication to customer service and finding the best mortgage to fit his clients needs is exactly why we will be calling Michael the next time we are purchasing a house.
David Long Orlando, FL August 23, 2017
Testimonial for Michael Minkoff
My fiance and I purchased our first home last year and we didn’t understand anything about the mortgage process. We met with one broker and we were still confused. We were advised to meet with Michael Minkoff. Michael is extremely knowledgeable and attentive which made both of us feel so comfortable. Everything went so smoothly, and he locked us in at the lowest possible interest rate. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Shoreline Mortgage made us feel like we were one of their top clients.
David Houle Parkland, Fl June 7, 2015