I just finished completing a refinance on my personal residence and Eric was the lender I used. He is also a person that I refer a lot of my real estate clients to as well as he has been in the lending business for 20+ years. Most of those were spent at WaMu but since they are changing a lot of their loan programs and practices Eric finally sought a change of employment.
He is now managing a new Countrywide branch in the U Village area of Seattle. His team is professional, knowledgeable and I am a HUGE fan! My own personal loan experience was simple and pleasant - they even came to my house to pick up the documents they needed rather than making it go the other way around - which I appreciate as a busy real estate professional. I'm usually running around for my clients so it was nice to have it done for me for once. :)
Fees are low and very manageable on both new purchases and refinances. I highly recommend anyone looking for a lender for property of 1 to 4 units to talk with Eric. It's also a big plus that he has an economics background so he really knows what he's talking about and he isn't "just a sales guy." His colleague, Allison Potter, is also fantastic. You'll enjoy working with them both.