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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

Financing Home Improvements with Renovation Loans
July 24, 2024
As a mortgage originator, I often encounter homeowners and buyers looking for ways to finance their home improvement projects. Renovation loans offer a fantastic solution, enabling you to upgrade and personalize your home while incorporating the cost into your mortgage.
The Importance of Employment History in Mortgage Approval and How Job Changes Impact Your Chances
July 23, 2024
When you're applying for a mortgage, lenders scrutinize several aspects of your financial life to determine your eligibility. One crucial factor that can significantly influence the outcome is your employment history. Consistent and stable employment demonstrates to lenders that you have a reliable income stream, which reduces their risk in lending you money
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – July 22nd, 2024
July 22, 2024
The week after the inflation data reports was expected to be relatively quiet, with the most significant event being a meeting with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. He remained tight-lipped about when rate cuts would happen, but given his demeanor, he did not deny that rate cuts were on the way -- simply that he would not indicate when they would arrive. This has only confirmed to lending partners and the broader market that they were right to feel optimistic that rate cuts are possible before the end of the year. There were a few cyclical reports released, with the Economic Indicators report taking the lead and the Federal Reserve's Beige Book being among the highlights.

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John Cofiell

First Rate Financial Group

  • Direct: (818) 665-4528
  • Fax: (818) 735-5909
  • CalBRE: 01141565
  • NMLS: 233972