As a first time home buyer in the super competitive LA market I needed a lender that was responsive and could help me get good terms even without knowing exactly what to ask for. I discovered NBKC through NerdWallet and decided to give them a shot. I also tried to get a pre-approval through Better.com, but despite their name, I found Better's approval process to be much slower, and more frustrating, and I ultimately gave up on Better.com and decided to just stick with NBKC. I am really glad I did, and I was extremely fortunate to work with Pete. Pete helped me secure a great rate, and worked closely with my real estate agents and escrow to make closing as smooth as possible. Considering that we were working on this during a global pandemic, with unprecedented volatility in the markets, I'm super grateful that I was working with someone as knowledgeable and patient as Pete. I highly recommend working with him!