Jeffrey Kissel
VP of Mortgage Lending

Hi, I’m Jeffrey Kissel. I am going to help you take back your time and make your mortgage process an empowering experience. Working at multiple areas in the mortgage industry over the past 12 years on thousands of loans has given me a unique perspective on the process. When I came over to Guaranteed Rate I found the perfect set of tools to create the ideal mortgage process I had envisioned over this time. These tools and products allow me to focus on being your true expert, someone you can rely on to give you the right advice and find you a financing solution in an extremely wide range of circumstances.

Once you click on “Apply Now” you will be connected to the process and you can begin your journey with me to a new home, or we can see if you can get a lower payment or cash from your equity to help realize a goal.* Fundamentally a mortgage is a tool used to improve your life and solve problems so the more I do the better I sleep at night.

In my spare time you’ll find me traveling with my wife or competing in a Brazilian Ju Jitsu tournament.

*Savings, if any, vary on a variety of factors.

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  • California
  • Los Angeles
  • Orange County
  • Long Beach
  • San Pedro
  • Whittier
  • Valley Area
  • Santa Monica
  • West Los Angeles
  • los alamitos
  • LA
  • OC
  • LBC
  • LB
  • LAX
  • valley
  • south bay
  • HB
  • Huntington beach
  • pasadena
  • riverside
  • inland empire
  • IE
  • corona
  • arizona
  • maricopa
  • phoenix
  • scottsdale
  • flagstaff
  • portland
  • oregon
  • eugene
  • salem
Services offered
  • Purchase Loans
  • Refinance Mortgage
  • First-time Home Buters
  • Cash Out Refis
  • Jumbo Loans
  • Home loans
  • mortgages
  • mortgage broker
  • investment
  • real estate
  • real estate investment lending
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This is NOT a mortgage loan approval or commitment to lend. The actual fees, costs, and monthly payment on your specific loan transaction may vary, and may include city, county, or other additional fees and costs.

Mortgage rates are offered exclusively through Guaranteed Rate and are subject to change without notice. If the down payment is less than 20%, mortgage insurance may be required and could increase the monthly payment and APR. The payment amount does not include homeowners’ insurance, flood insurance (if applicable), or property taxes that must be paid in addition to your loan payment. The displayed Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is a measure of the cost to borrow money expressed as a yearly percentage. For mortgage loans, excluding home equity lines of credit, it includes the interest rate plus other charges or fees (such as mortgage insurance, discount points, and origination charges). For home equity lines, the APR simply reflects the interest rate. When shopping for a mortgage, you can use the APR to compare the costs of similar loans between lenders.

One discount points equals one percent of your loan amount.

Some jumbo loan options may not be available to first-time home buyers.

We based the mortgage interest rates shown on a 30-day rate lock period. Under certain circumstances, a 30-day rate lock may not be available. When you apply, you can choose to lock or float your interest rate range.

Mortgage rates and loan options displayed depend on a number of variables, including the accuracy of the information you have entered, which is subject to verification, credit and property approval.

These mortgage rates are based upon a variety of assumptions and conditions, which include a consumer credit score that may be higher or lower than your individual credit score.

Your loan's interest rate will depend upon the specific characteristics of your loan transaction and your credit history up to the time of closing.


If you meet the eligibility requirements of the VA program, gifts or grants may be used for down payments. Up to 100% financing may be available for qualified borrowers. Most VA loans require the borrower to pay a 'funding fee'. This fee may be paid out of pocket or financed into the loan amount. At the direction of the United States Congress and the Department of Veterans Affairs VA Funding Fees may increase or decrease without notice. Guaranteed Rate, Inc. is a private corporation organized under the laws of the State of Delaware. It has no affiliation with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the US Department of Agriculture, or any other government agency.

Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARMs)

Interest rates and payments may increase after consummation. After the initial fixed period, your interest rate may change periodically according to the market index. Any change may significantly impact your monthly payment. Since the index in the future is unknown, the First Adjusted Rate and Payments displayed are based on the current index plus the margin (fully indexed rate) at time of scenario/disclosure. Before choosing an ARM, you should decide if you can manage the maximum estimated payment if the rate increases. To fully understand minimum and maximum payments, please speak to a mortgage loan expert.