Customer Testimonials

We work very hard for our customers because nothing pleases us more than helping our clients achieve the dream of affordable home ownership. We want to add you to our list of very satisfied customers.

Read what clients have said about working with J.R. McDONALD:
 
“I received the escrow check and support documents in yesterday’s mail. And your contribution to the Corson Health & Welfare Trust in today’s mail. For which I need to thank you profusely. It may not have seemed like it, but this may have been the least painful real estate transaction with which I have been involved. And for that I also need to thank you profusely. I will, in fact, send you a picture of the deck when finished. And next time I spend some time in L. A. we should try and get together.”
~Michael Corson, Corson Gonzales & Zaslow LLP, Certified Public Accountants
 
 
"I snuck out of my meeting quickly to hear Steve's voicemail just a short while ago and can't express my gratitude to you all for making my first home buying process so seamless! You guys are all so amazing at what you do and I can't thank you enough for all your efforts! Cheers! And THANK YOU again! My best"
~Rosie Chung, Client
 
 
“As a Certified Real Estate Appraiser/Licensed Real Estate Broker, I've known and worked with JR McDonald since 1998. In addition to working with JR, Mr. McDonald has personally closed two refinance loans for my own property. JR is professional, courteous and extremely knowledgeable in his profession. I have high praises for JR in how he handles his clients/business partners and hope to continue our long friendship/working relationship.”
~Steven Miller, Owner of Miller Realty
 
“JR proved his value when he funded mortgage loans for my clients Residential properties. Clients were pleased with the many Loan Programs and interest rates that JR had to offer.”
~Joe Proo, Realtor at Realty Executives Cornerstone
 
“I completely trust JR I have used him several times to refinance my home and have referred him to many friends. He is professional, trustworthy, and gets the job done.”
~Evan Chase, Director of Faith Based Coalitions for Craig Huey
 
“It was a great pleasure to work with JR and Angela on the purchase of our home.  Working with such professional, honest and trustworthy people whose integrity was never a question really made our life easier.  They were on top of everything from start to finish and took the worry of financing off our minds so we could focus on the rest of life and the home buying process.  We received excellent advice and service while getting a market-competitive loan that met our needs and would recommend Realinterest Mortgage Brokers to anyone.”
~Michael & Carole Gooch, Clients
 
"JR McDonald was recommended to me by a family friend, and it was the best recommendation I have ever received. I bought my first home with his financical guidance and assistance. I now have worked with JR for 18 years, completing six loans. He has helped me on both new loans and on the refinancing of existing loans, on personal and rental properties. JR McDonald has gone out of his way—far out of his way—to help me not just get the best terms and rates, but to get the deal done and done right. Because of the trust built over the years, I have referred my family and friends to JR McDonald of Realinterest Real Estate Financial services. They all have had very good experiences with him. I would use no other real estate finance person. JR is the best."
~Mitchell Ridgway, Client
  
"Number six with JR and Angela which works out to five refinances and one new property mortgage in the course of 23 years. On top of that, I had JR and Angela setup two home equity lines. Having a professional mortgage broker such as JR is just as important as having a long term relationship with your doctor, dentist, CPA, and insurance agent. Because of JR’s experience and longevity in the mortgage business, he has built up a reputation with lenders and this translates into us clients getting the best terms with reputable lenders. This is what separates the “here at this bank branch today and gone tomorrow” employee at your local bank or other walk-in financial institution. JR and Angela are pros in the mortgage financing business and understand what information needs to be available and presented to have a successful loan approval. Thanks JR for all the effort you have done to get me approved all these times."
~Gerard La Jeunesse, Client
 
"My loan shopping experience using Real Interest was as good as I could have hoped for. JR and his team are hard working and super trustworthy, which was very important to me since I had to give him (or whoever I decided to go with) all of my information, including SSN, bank statements, and even tax returns. I had no qualms handing this information to JR. JR has been in the loan business for a while, and it shows: he knows the ins, the outs and the gotchas, and he made sure to give me solid advice that would ensure a smooth loan process. All of that makes for a good loan broker, but what made him a great loan broker was his attention to detail. At every turn he was reading over all of the purchase documents. I knew that if my agent and I missed something in the paperwork, JR was looking it over at the same time. This added confidence took a lot of stress off of me and made the whole house shopping experience much more pleasant. I cannot recommend JR enough and I will definitely use him again the next time I am in need of a loan."
~Allen Peters, Client
 
"J.R. has helped us with four loans in the past nine years, and none of them were "simple and easy" situations: 1) A rental property-to-primary residence conversion with two partners being bought-out, and all of our income was 10992) A "condo and cash" for a single-family home purchase/swap where J.R. and RealInterest handled both sides of the transaction, and all of our income was 1099. 3) A refinance loan on the home 3 years later when property values were just beginning to decline and all of our income was 1099. 4) Another refinance on the home in 2012 when banking/lending rules had changed drastically, property values were down and our household income was significantly lower than the peak a few years earlier the refi we just secured was very important for us to keep our home. But it was also the most difficult, and J.R. never stopped fighting for us until we secured our loan. Reducing our interest rate will save us about $500 each month, and that will make a huge impact on our family's finances. We would not be in the home we're in today without your help, JR. Your work really does impact people's lives. We highly recommend that you give J.R. and RealInterest the opportunity to help you as well."
~Michael and Carrie Levy, El Segundo, CA
 
"I don’t trust many people when it comes to financial issues. This is largely due to the vacuum of integrity I have observed over the years.  JR and Angela have more than allayed my concerns and fears concerning this societal norm. I purchased a home using Realinterest as my lender.  The McDonald’s were professional and personal.  They always went the extra mile.  My wife and I have decided to refinance.  I look forward to a relatively painless process.  This is due to the caliber of people JR and Angela McDonald are; honest."
~Randy Michaelsen, Client
 
"My wife and I were just getting our lives started when the economy tanked and our home went "underwater." JR came to our rescue and helped us wade through the tangled HARP 2 program. We can now breathe easier, thanks to a tremendous refinancing plan that is not only keeping us afloat, it has given us room to grow. JR and Angela kept us in the loop every step of the way. A stand-up team of professionals and a total class act! I would highly recommend them to anyone that values hard work, integrity and excellence. Thanks again to both you and Angela. It's been an absolute pleasure working with you guys. We can't thank you enough!"
~Daniel & Darbi Wong, Clients
 
"Had the privilege of using JR and Realinterest for my first home buying loan needs. JR and Angela were amazing to work with. They answered all of our questions. They responded timely to any phone, text, and email. They worked hard for us to get the entire process complete. THANKS REALINTEREST. I highly recommend them to anyone in need of their services!"
~Phillip Boggs, Client, Long Beach, CA
 
"JR was a Pleasure to work with!!! He was attentive, thorough and available when we called.  I’m thankful for his professionalism and knowledge as he helped us refinance our home.  I highly recommend him and we plan on using him again for any future mortgage/ financial needs !!!!"
~Donna Sardisco, ClientTorrance, CA

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