AMC - Ameriquest Mortgage P. O. Box 11000
Santa Ana, California U.S.A.
AMC - Ameriquest Mortgage ripoff One tough lesson!! Santa Ana California
I refinanced my home with Ameriquest in 2004 through the North Houston office. At that time my home was worth about 160K and I owed about 134K. I got cash out of the refinance and thought everything was great. Low and behold about about 22 months later (2 months before my rate was to begin to adjust) I got a call from a representative in the Portfolio Retention office in California asking me if I was interested in refinancing. She slipped to me that my home appraised for 230K in 2004 and asked me if I thought it was now appraising for 247K now so I could qualify for the refinance.
I immediately told her that appraiser was extremely wrong and super inflated. She pretended to care and assured me she would research it and get back with me in 2 days with further information. I knew that was BS and she was sorry she had shared the appraisal info with me because I was pissed as ever. She never called back. I started calling her about 5 days later and after she had avoided me long enough she got on the phone and offered me a refinance with an 8% rate on a 2 year ARM. She told me she had no fixed options for me. I asked about fees and she pretended not to know off hand. She told me that the fees would be outlined in my good faith estimate. I got the estimate and the fees were d**n near 8500.00.
I told AMC thanks but no thanks and determined to get away from them. I started shopping around to refinance and I was turned down several times due to the fact that I have a 181,000 loan for a home that is worth 148K. I am stuck in this loan (So AMC thinks) I applied for a short sale (AMC's version of a short sale)just to unload the home and move on with my life. I have to get 155,000 for the home per AMC. It doesnt matter that upgraded models of the same home I have have sold for 147k and 145k. I am not hopeful that the home is going to sale at that price and at this point I have developed the attitude that I cannot let that worry me. I have learned one hard and costly lesson. I am contemplating just packing it up and taking the credit destruction. I do not have much credit just the home that is now consuming about 65% of my income. What a tough lesson to learn.
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