First-Time Homebuyers Love Brentwood Bank’s Mortgage Process

When Shannon and Jon Macurak were searching for their first home, they spent about three months looking for the perfect home in Bridgeville. But they needed no time at all to select the bank that would write their mortgage.

Family and Friends Suggested Brentwood Bank

“We used Brentwood Bank because many of our family and friends have used Brentwood in the past and have always said good things about them,” says Shannon.
Jon and Shannon think their mortgage broker was exceptional. “Joe Verduci is the best at what he does,” says Jon. “He was always willing to answer our questions and walked us through every step of the buying process. As first-time homebuyers, we found the process could not have been easier thanks to Joe.”

Shannon Shannon and Jon Macurak  in front of their new home

Shannon and Jon Macurak in front of their new home


Finding Friendly, Personal Service

The couple has used larger financial institutions but felt they were impersonal. Their Brentwood Bank branch is conveniently located right down the street, and they say they like the personal interaction with staff they know stand ready to help with their banking needs. “It’s nice to put a face to a name with Brentwood Bank unlike many other companies where you feel like a number,” Shannon says.
They even decided to move their checking and savings accounts to Brentwood as well. Jon recalls, “They were very helpful setting us up for those services by bringing the paperwork to our closing. It was nice to be able to do all of those things as once!”

Loving their New Home

Jon and Shannon moved into their new home in May, just four months after starting their search. Since then, they’ve been enjoying doing projects to make it feel like home and have already updated the master bedroom and dining room. Next up – a kitchen renovation.

High Recommendations for Brentwood Bank

The Macuraks have some advice for other first-time homebuyers. “We would highly recommend that anyone, first-time homebuyers in particular, go with Brentwood Bank. Their service cannot be beat! The process is very transparent and quick, unlike other banks we have used in the past. We couldn’t be happier with them!”
Business: Jon and Shannon Macurak
Type: First-time Homebuyers
Location: Bridgeville, PA
Customer since: 2018
Services used: Home Mortgage
Recent success: 4 months from start of home search to move-in

Buying your first home?

Get up to $5,000 towards down payment and closing costs!
Plus, Brentwood Bank will waive $500 in application fees.
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Through First Front Door, the homebuyer grant program of FHLBank Pittsburgh, qualified homebuyers can receive a 3-to-1 matching contribution — that means that for every $1 you contribute, you can receive $3 in grant assistance, up to a maximum of $5,000. Plus, Brentwood Bank will waive $500 in application fees.