Dovenmuehle Mortgage, Inc. Reviews

1.9 out of 5 stars
10 Reviews

From Borrowers in the last year


Application Process

2.5 out of 5 stars

Customer Service

1.5 out of 5 stars

2 5

Most Helpful Positive Review

Oct 28, 2012
Overall good experience
Anonymous Borrower

Dovenmuehle was not a mortgage company I chose, rather our loan was sold to them within the first 2 months of purchasing our home. They do not have a way to make scheduled payments on line but do have "one time draft" that is permitted - that I regularly used once I discovered it. There is a link on their website that permits "secure communication" (emails) with Dovenmuehle. I have only used that feature once and recieved an automatic response at first but then a secure email was sent. I never missed a payment (although I did take advantage of the "grace period" a couple times), so I do not know how the process is when dealing with this aspect of Dovenmuehle. I did talk to a person on the phone once and she was patient and knowledgeable. Our loan was with them for 5 years until we re-financed. Their website also has information we needed and therefore did not need to get in touch with customer service: our annual tax information, amount in escrow, interest rate, list of payments, how much is still owed on the loan...

I do wish there was a way to schedule regular withdrawal from checking on-line and not do a "one time draft" every month. Even if we chose not to use that feature, it would be a great option to offer people.

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Most Helpful Negative Review

Apr 15, 2016
Horrible Company
Anonymous Borrower

My mortgage was bought by this company.  The online payment is slow.  I pay my mortgage online on time and they continue to charge me late fees

Customer service is horrible.  

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These reviews were written by current and former borrowers in the last year.

Apr 24, 2017
Avoid This Mortgage Servicer At All Cost
Anonymous Borrower

This servicer not only provides inaccurate information for your loan, they are slow in correcting the problems and FAILS to respond and help the home owner in a timely manner. You will receive so much confusing paperwork from them on a monthly basis, it is our belief that it is provided in an efort to keep you uninformed. Even when you mek the time to contact them and provide supportive documentation by way of fax...tey take forever to address the concern and respond. Also when it comes to excess funds in your escrow account - they tend to delay (as long as possible) rthe release of those funds. As a buyer who may be financing or during a re-fi INSIST that your processor guarantees (in writing) that the loan will not be placed with them. Make it a condition of the loan so you can avoid frustrations and inconveniences.

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Feb 18, 2017
home mortgage
Anonymous Borrower

My husband recently passed away. They immediatley sent my mortgage to their collection agency even though I have been keeping up with the payments. I was told the lost mitigation dept. could help me lower my mortgage payment. I filled out the application and faxed it in twice. They keep telling me I left out two document. Which I did not leave out. Why would I have to deal with a colection agency anyway as long as I keep up my loan payments? I am going to find another agency for my loan and transfer it befor Dovenmuhle makes me have a breakdown.  

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Jan 27, 2017
Dovenmuehle bought Mortgage Loan
Anonymous Borrower

My previous mortgage loan was purchased by Dovenmuehle in July 2016.  I was petrified and expected the worst since all of the reviews of this company are pretty scary/awful.  I have to say, so far everything has been perfectly fine.  I always pay on time through my personal banks online bill pay service, not the Dovenmuehle service.  My bank sends the electronic payment on the 26th of every month, and I see that Dovenmuehle always receives and posts the payment to my account within 24 hours.  So far, so good!

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Dec 19, 2016
Anonymous Borrower

Worst mortgage company I have used in 30 years. Wouldn't recommend to people I dislike.

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Nov 29, 2016
Home mortgage
Anonymous Borrower

They are doubling or tax payment to the escrow and while I'm disputing (trying to correct their records) they charge late fees on false charges. I will be seeking legal help to get them to correct their paper work.

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Nov 19, 2016
Mortgage loan
Anonymous Borrower

They have no customer service skills whatsoever and do not help homeowners with escrow problems or questions. All they want is the money on time and do not care about the homeowners of the loans they service. 

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Nov 10, 2016
Been one problems
wakfarm Borrower

No issues

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Oct 19, 2016
Worst company I've ever dealt with!!!
Anonymous Borrower

Our mortgage was sold to Dovenmuehle so I had no choice. They lost my first payment, wouldn't change my mailing address and wouldn't send me a payoff statement when I want nothing more to do with them. I've spent literally hours on the phone with them trying to resolve issues and we were only sold to them in June of this year. To get my mailing address changed, I wrote them in August, faxed them, emailed three times and spoke to quite a few customer service reps and supervisors. It was finally changed today when I got a rep who was willing to go look for it and change it. She found the written notice from August! Doesn't anyone do their jobs anymore? Obviously not this company. Steer clear of this company if you can!!!

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Sep 29, 2016
Efficient, secure, and no hassles

I originally got my loan through Banc of California, of which Dovenmeuhle is a subsidary. So far, everything has been up-front, with no surprises. Our originator and closer were the same person, she was local, and she guided us through everything we needed - often going above and beyond to make the process as painless as possible. Post-closing, the web interface allows you to not only make the mortgage payment, but to put extra down on the principle (as a separate line item), as well as add money to escrow (if you know your property taxes went up), as well as set up recurring automatic payments if you want them. I also like the fact that if you forgot a username or password, the process is very secure (better than Bank of America, truth be told), to prevent ID theft. The only dig I can think of was a minor mailing address issue.

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Aug 01, 2016
cgibso21 Borrower

My mortgage company just sold my loan to Dovenmuehle Mortgage. I am already planning to refinance after my first experience with them. The hold time was insane to reach a customer service rep. They want me to make a payment but cannot locate my loan in the system - not going to happen. The customer service rep was rude. I will be checking into refinancing ASAP to avoid this company.

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