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About John

John CofiellFirst Rate Financial Group has been led by President and CEO John C. Cofiell since 2004. Feeling that our clients need an advocate and counselor to help guide them in one of the largest investments they will make in their lifetime, John created a company that is built on the reputation of taking care of its clients and meeting their financial goals.

In an industry that has gone through amazing changes, John has been able to successfully guide First Rate Financial Group to better provide for its clients by staying ahead of those changes. As the President of First Rate Financial Group, John is committed to creating “Lifelong Clients”.

John has been an integral part of the Mortgage Industry since 1987 after beginning his career as a loan officer with a major bank in Southern California. John’s dedication to providing exceptional service, along with his extensive knowledge and experience, keeps his clients coming back and happy to refer him to others.

Providing a loan to a client is just the start of a financial relationship. John loves to see his clients succeed in their financial goals and is happy to help in structuring their debt to meet those goals. He works hand-in-hand with many CPAs and Financial Planners to ensure that the client is heading toward financial freedom.

Client Reviews

While getting lost in searching for lenders for our first purchase a friend recommended John & he didn't disappoint in getting us the best rate as well as his insight in answering any & all questions/concerns we had about the process. Put your trust in John & you won't be disappointed!
John's always been great to work with. We've purchased a home as well as refinanced. John and his team are prompt and professional.
John did a great job with my refinance. He kept me up to date as we reached the various stages toward completion He and his team were very helpful.

The Latest News

Home Mortgage Application: Understanding Proof of Income
June 20, 2024
Buying a new home is exciting, but it comes with a fair share of paperwork, especially when applying for a mortgage. One crucial component lenders will analyze is your proof of income. Let's take a look at what proof of income involves, document examples, and where to find them.
A Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
June 19, 2024
This historic day commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States, and it's more relevant now than ever as we strive to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do. Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19th each year, marks the day in 1865 when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, bringing the news of freedom to the last remaining enslaved African Americans.
Exploring 5 Types of Refinance Loans
June 18, 2024
Refinancing your mortgage can be a smart financial move, offering potential savings, access to cash, or improved loan terms. With various refinancing options available, it's essential to understand what each type entails to make an informed decision. Let's look into five popular types of refinance loans: Rate and Term Refinance, Cash-Out Refinance, Cash-In Refinance, Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP), and Short Refinance.

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John Cofiell

First Rate Financial Group

  • Direct: (818) 665-4528
  • Fax: (818) 735-5909
  • CalBRE: 01141565
  • NMLS: 233972
  • johnc@frfgp.com