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Highly Rated

MORTGAGE BROKER

Serving Metro Detroit and greater Michigan.

  • Super low rates    
  • Reduced fees
  • Fast turn times
  • No app fee  

We Expedite The Mortgage Process!

10 Day Turn Times!

Consultation
Initial Meeting

First, the loan app begins with clear communication!  Learn more….

Application
1 Day

Second, the borrower applies online by way of our paperless application.  Learn more…. 

Underwriting
9 Days

Third, your loan app is run through the automated underwriting engine.  Learn more….

Clear to Close
10 Days

Finally, you will receive the the magic words in the mortgage industry!  Learn more….

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Client Reviews
Our mortgage broker services significantly benefit homebuyers throughout Metro Detroit and greater Michigan

Brian UtzBrian Utz
21:25 17 Apr 23
Being a first time home buyer, John made the experience easy. Even through the obstacles that we endured John was able to navigate them. He went above and beyond to ensure we purchased the house we wanted. I highly recommend Fortress Home Mortgage to anyone looking to buy a home. I know that we will be telling all of our family and friends about John.Thanks again John!
Alessandra FerraraAlessandra Ferrara
17:42 16 Feb 23
We had a fantastic experience working with John from Fortress Home Mortgage as a first-time homebuyer! John was always in close communication throughout every step of the process and was responsive to any of our questions. He went out of his way to explain everything to us in detail, so we were informed about every item from start to closing. We had a few challenges with our loan throughout the way, but John worked around the clock doing everything he could to ensure it kept moving. I recommend John to anyone looking to purchase a home!
Highly recommend FHM💯. John was fantastic to work with. Successfully navigated us through a complicated process with ease and received a good rate to boot! Communication was great, we were kept informed and updated from start to finish.✨🏡✨
Ryan LongRyan Long
18:32 22 Dec 21
I contacted John for a refinance. He was very responsive and knowledgeable. We tried running my quote a few different ways to make it work, but ultimately my personal debt-to-income ratio was too high. I will definitely be back in a few months when my situation improves!
Margaret LungMargaret Lung
03:48 13 Oct 21
John is extremely professional and efficient. Every step of the process was quick and I felt like I was the only person that he was helping. He got me the best deal, walked me through the process and I felt like I was making the best possible decision for my needs. Thank you John! You are truly amazing.
Ryan GerblickRyan Gerblick
18:12 03 Sep 21
I worked with John Sarkisian on a refinance and I can't say enough good things about my experience with him. I had looked into the process several times over the last year or so, but every other company I had dealt with was a tremendous pain so I had given up on it altogether until I spoke with John.He made the entire process quick and painless and explained the many parts to me that I didn't understand. Highly recommended.
Sara NishikawaSara Nishikawa
15:07 12 Jul 21
I was brand new at buying a house and John was incredibly helpful! He went out of his way to help me understand the loan process as well as insight in the real estate process. He was quick to respond and provided me with updates the entire way through.He was always looking out for my best interest throughout the process. When there were decisions to be made, he explained the pros and cons clearly. I can't express how much I appreciate his assistance in buying our first help, I would recommend Fortress Home Mortgage without hesitation!
Usman AhmedUsman Ahmed
17:03 13 Jun 21
We had a most wonderful experience working with John at Fortress Home Mortgage and feel extremely lucky that we found him at just the right time. Not only did he get us the best possible rate with great lending terms, he did so while guiding us throughout the whole process as a first time home buyer. He kept us apprised of our application's status at all times and was very responsive whenever we had a question relating to it.We we were short on time and John ensured that all the steps were completed as quickly as possible. His professionalism and diligently working in the best interest of his clients is greatly appreciated.Anyone looking for a mortgage loan for a house purchase, especially if its your first home purchase and are not clear about the whole process, just pick up the phone and call John, you won't regret it!
Isabel HammenIsabel Hammen
16:48 12 May 21
Friendly- Very Responsive- Fast - Great rate- VERY HAPPY can only recommendWe were first time home buyers and looking for a local place to help us with our mortgage that we can ask all our questions to and know is interested in helping us on a personal level rather than just seeing us as a number on a screen. John was very friendly, attentive and extremely responsive right from the beginning and continued to do so throughout the entire closing process.Given the pandemic and busy working from home schedules we were relying on technology rather than meeting in person and that went smoother than I would have expected. Phone call, email and text was all quick, fast and effective to get us the information we needed and allowed us to sign documents online to make the process very smooth and fast. From the first time we reached out to John to closing within less than 3 weeks and we got a great rate, better than the competition.
Michael FordMichael Ford
21:01 27 Apr 21
My wife and I have been shopping for a house for more than a year, and we went through two other lenders before we got to Fortress. We ended up wishing we had started with Fortress. The other lenders were slow and often unresponsive at just the wrong times. We lost out on some opportunities due to the slowness of our previous lenders, and I could never get answers to questions out of them.Fortress has been a breath of fresh air in comparison. With some of the bigger lending companies, people can get lost in the shuffle. With Fortress, the owner, John, works directly with you and sees your case through from start to finish. He is fast, thorough, knowledgeable, and best of all very responsive. Whenever I had a question or needed some sort of paperwork from him, I usually had the answer the same day, often within an hour or two. He worked hard for us, and it made the process as smooth as it can be. Buying a home is a long, drawn-out process. Do yourself a favor and talk to Fortress. They'll make it as painless as it possibly can be.
Daniel HomanDaniel Homan
16:26 31 Mar 21
John was in close communication with us throughout the process of buying our first house. Very helpful and responsive to all our questions along the way. He was also available at nearly all hours which made getting things sorted very easy.His estimates for closing costs were very accurate, and got us a very good rate. My wife and I would definitely recommend him to friends and family.
Jacob HinesJacob Hines
23:41 25 Mar 20
John was great to work with. Answered quickly and all questions I had. We were able to close in under 3 weeks.
Michelle SmithMichelle Smith
20:37 10 Jan 20
John is super friendly and knowledgeable and he is always ready and willing to answer my MANY questions. Super happy so far! I feel so much better prepared and I cannot wait to purchase my first home!
Steven HSteven H
15:43 03 Jan 20
John has always been knowledgeable in helping me and my wife with one of the most important purchases that someone can make. I refer all my family to John, because I trust and value his knowledge. I would recommend anyone who is seeking to purchase a home, or even to know how to get ready to purchase a home, to seek out Fortress Home Mortgage.
kelly marchwinskikelly marchwinski
01:40 22 Nov 19
My experience wth John and Fortress Home Mortgage were absolutely great! John was always available if I had any questions or concerns and saved me so much money! Highly recommend!!!!!
Joe BaranowskiJoe Baranowski
00:38 07 Nov 19
John was a pleasure to work with us on re-mortgaging our home at a better rate. Very friendly and honest and always got back with us on any question that we had. He was very helpfull, and (Loved Our Dog Nikki)!! We`d recommend him to anyone! Mr.&Mrs Baranowski
J SJ S
16:28 14 Oct 19
John at Fortress worked with me on my home mortgage in Royal Oak, MI. His rates were competitive, if not better than the larger mortgage companies in the area without the high pressure sales tactics. He was responsive, timely, professional and the mortgage process was streamlined. I believe it was a month or less from accepted offer to close. Will definitely work with Fortress again on any future mortgage needs.
Robin RiehlRobin Riehl
17:45 16 Sep 19
It has been such a pleasure dealing with John Sarkisian at Fortress Home Mortgage! He made sure I was well informed of all the options available to me and always kept me up to date on the progress of my mortgage. He responded to any questions I had very quickly and made the whole process as pain free as possible. I had dealt with John for my original mortgage and then did a refinance with him when he contacted me to make me aware that I could save money with a lower interest rate - which I thought was amazing customer service! I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to buy a home.
Patrick GriffinPatrick Griffin
22:41 23 Jul 19
Worked with John on getting my 1st home. He made the process simple and always responded in a timely manner. Would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to buy a home!
Kyle TrouttKyle Troutt
15:31 22 Jul 19
John was great to work with. He responded to all questions in a timely manner (normally same day, even on weekends). He was able to secure me with a great rate, despite my lower down payment. I would highly recommend you use his services!
Sheryl RaymondSheryl Raymond
19:25 23 May 19
John Sarkisian is excellent to work with! Very knowledgeable, professional, and responds quickly. Highly recommended to help navigate the Home Mortgage maze!
Chalice WaltherChalice Walther
21:16 15 Feb 19
John was great to work with! As first time home buyers we had a lot of questions and concerns. With ease John always answered all of our questions and was incredibly timely with processing home purchase. He made purchasing a home seamless and we truly appreciate all the work he did for us!
Hans WaltherHans Walther
17:59 13 Feb 19
John made the process of getting a mortgage for our first home a very smooth and easy experience. He was very attentive and did a great job walking us through every step with clear explanations which was extremely helpful. I highly recommend Fortress and would definitely use again in the future if the need arises.
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