Testimonials

What Customers Say About Working with Mark

I have worked with Mark on both new and refinance options over the past 15 years. During that time he has always offered a package that was upfront and without surprises.
Dick M. – Woodbury, MN

We’ve worked with Mark Svihel many times on loans for our home and an investment property we own. We appreciate his tireless efforts to make the process swift and smooth. Always gracious and frank, Mark’s a pleasure to work with.
Beth D. – Minneapolis, MN

I don’t make it a habit to give testimonials. But in Mark’s case I welcome the opportunity to recommend him. My wife Thea and I have refinanced several times with Mark over the years. It has always been a pleasure to work with Mark; each time it was like reconnecting with an old friend. Mark is personable and clearly dedicated to serving the customer. I relied on his knowledge, experience, and good advice and I couldn’t be happier that I did.
Don K. – Minneapolis, MN

I have worked with Mark on several purchases and refinances over more than 15 years. Each time I have shopped around a bit and realized he provides better service, comparable rates, and simpler answers than many of the other groups out there. I deal directly with Mark or Jill (Mark’s processor) and figure out the best approach, interest rate, and closing costs for my needs and we close; on time with no surprises. There are no tickler rates, no checking with some manager somewhere, and he returns my calls. I’ve become a smarter consumer as a result of his direct approach.
Dan S.

We luckily, through a mutual friend, were able to work with Mark on restructuring our mortgage on our home in South Minneapolis when the rates went down. Mark walked us through everything and, believe it or not, made it a very easy and simple procedure. That is never the way things work in our economy. And when we found the home that fit exactly where we wanted to be, and had sold our previous home, Mark again was there for us, simplifying everything. We closed within 30 days on both properties and made the move we wanted. Anyone I know, if they are looking for financial assistance with their home purchase, I will STRONGLY recommend Mark as the only option we would ever take.
Bob T.

Title One, Inc. has been closing loans with Mark for over eight years. Mark’s customer service is beyond reproach. His clients are always informed and his closings go seamlessly. Mark is an excellent loan officer and I would recommend him to family and friends.
Randy H.
Title One, Inc.
President

I have financed and refinanced multiple mortgages with Mark over the past 10 years and would highly recommend Mark and his team. They are very professional, thorough, provide great communication and have always been very easy to work with to set up mortgages.
Mark F. – Minneapolis, MN

I’m totally comfortable referring my friends and acquaintances to Mark Svihel not only because have we been friends for over twenty years – but because we were lending partners for the ten years prior to my retirement in April of 2014, and I know his commitment. Whatever the challenge, Mark gives it his best effort and lowest cost. He is a gentleman and scholar in an industry where those terms aren’t often applicable.
Roger H.

I just wanted to say thank you for the hard work you and your staff put in so we could get the financing to own our home thank you for being upfront and honest you all really did go the extra mile to get this done. I would send anyone friends family to do business with you Mark. Thanks again.
Todd N. and Family

I would recommend Mark Svihel to anyone I know who is looking to buy or refinance. He was very helpful with every question I had and always got back to me in a timely manner. He was also always looking for the best deal or way to go about financing the home. He made the stressful process of buying a house much more enjoyable. Thanks Mark!!
Shauna P.

I would, and have recommend Mark Svihel and Lake Area Mortgage to my friends in need of any home financing needs. He has been a great resource on when and if we should refinance our home. We have a complicated situation and he made the options easy to understand.
Scott B.