First Cal Scranton


Recommendations (100)

Mar 12, 2014

Anonymous recommends First Cal Scranton

I want to thank the First Cal Mortgage Team for the hard work and dedication you devoted to getting my wife and I our mortgage. There are very few people willing to go that extra mile to get the job done and your Team is definitely one of those few. We appreciate what your Team did for us. I finally don’t have to pay rent. I've been telling everyone about the excellent work you did for us!
Feb 27, 2014

Dr. Sadiq recommends First Cal Scranton


Overall, I had a great experience with Jesse and his staff procuring a mortgage loan for my second home. There was great communication in a timely fashion and no hiccoughs. I have no reservations recommended Jesse Tenenbaum for his knowledge, expertise and professionalism. If you want your loan to fund on time at a good rate Jesse is your go to guy.
Feb 18, 2014

Jessica C. recommends First Cal Scranton


Roger Kube of First Cal was recommended to me by my mother when I was beginning my lender search and home buying process. Roger made the process simple and smooth. He was always available and didn't come across as overly anxious/aggressive like I have experienced with other mortgage brokers in the past. He seemed to actually care about making the lending process less stressful and made himself readily available to answer any questions or concerns that I may have had. I would recommend him to friends and family for their lending needs.
Feb 3, 2014

Arlo recommends First Cal Scranton

Owner at

Being a first time home buyer I had a hard time understanding all the paperwork and could have not been more overwhelmed with the process of securing a Mortgage. Roger actually made it a fun journey.

Roger was there every step of the way with outstanding customer service and availability if questions came up. At no time of this transaction was I uncomfortable. Thank you for all your help and service, this could have not gone any smoother for me.

I highly recommend Roger if you are looking for an expert in the field and a smooth transaction.
Nov 19, 2013

Suzanne Coleman recommends First Cal Scranton


Brian and his team are superior lenders that get the job done well and on time! They have amazing follow up programs and always manage to exceed my expectations. I highly recommend Brian and his team. If a loan can be done, they will find a way to make it happen. If they can't, no one can!
Nov 18, 2013

Chris recommends First Cal Scranton


Brian and his team are the absolute best! They have integrity, are good at what they do, and are always willing to lend a helping hand. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone and everyone, and they are the first people I send my clients to when they are looking to purchase a property or refinance.
Nov 8, 2013

Sandro Natale recommends First Cal Scranton

Realtor - Big Block Realty

Brian Sciutto and his team are truly Top Class. I can count on them to get the job done right and on time every time. Thank you to Brian, Nichole, Cathy, Ryan and Christy. When it comes to getting my clients financed, you guys make my job hassle free! AAA+
Nov 2, 2013

sandy opalka recommends First Cal Scranton

busy business woman

lisa is re-fi was so easy,i couldn't believe it.lisa was fast and efficient.
Oct 30, 2013

Kevin and Amy Mallery recommends First Cal Scranton

We would like to thank Brian and his amazing staff at First Cal. We have been trying to refinance for three years and no one could help us. Brian was caring and creative and locked in a great rate for us - we were impressed!! We are very appreciative for all of the money he is going to save us over the next 20 years. Thanks again!
Oct 19, 2013

Erling Warriner recommends First Cal Scranton


Roger was an experienced expert professional. He was also a great guy to work with, I just really liked him. Everyone at FirstCal Emma Sams and CC Palacio were nice and helpful. I am certain his advice saved me money on interest. He came highly recommended and exceeded expectations. Everything worked out exactly as predicted and on time.
Sep 25, 2013

Paula Anderson recommends First Cal Scranton

VP Financial Service Manager, First Citizens Bank

I have been recommending my clients to Lisa for refinancing or for purchasing a home loan I have received all good feedback. My clients say Lisa handles all their questions in a timely manner, she is on top of everything and has made the expereince a good one. I would recommend Lisa Giacomini anytime for a mortgage loan.
Sep 24, 2013

Cameron Schiff recommends First Cal Scranton

Retail Manager

My experience with Lisa Giacomini and FirstCal was top notch. My family and I needed to refinance our home a couple years ago and we were recommended to Lisa. From the first time meeting Lisa to the end of the process, we were blown away by her communication and constant updates regarding the status of our refinance. It just so happened that I needed to refinance again a few months back and of course Lisa was our first choice. As expected, the process was as painless as could be. I would definitely recommend Lisa Giacomini to anyone seeking to buy a home or needing any of the many services she provides. Thanks again Lisa for such a great and valuable experience.

Sep 24, 2013

Randy S recommends First Cal Scranton


A+ service, would do business with Lisa again.
Sep 17, 2013

Pontaah A. recommends First Cal Scranton

Happy First-time Homebuyer

I am very thankful that I had the opportunity to work with Brian Scuttio and his entire team at First Cal Mortgage. Immediately after being referred by my Realtor, Brian got in touch with me to introduce himself. Someone from the team obtained the necessary information from me in an efficient manner, so that we could begin the escrow process as soon as possible. Brian likes to meet all of his clients face to face at the start of the process; in this day of constant e-mailing and calling, I truly appreciated this effort. He took the time to get to know me, went over the entire process with me, and answered the many questions that I had – it really meant a lot and I never felt like just another number on a page. This personal touch is what made First Cal truly stand out above the rest. Once we entered escrow there were nearly daily e-mails, phone calls, or both with updates. Cathleen Warner, Loan Officer Assistant, was assigned as my primary contact and I was very impressed with her professionalism and experience. I always felt like I knew exactly what was happening and what the next steps would be. The entire process couldn't have gone any smoother and I am very pleased with the outcome. As a first time home buyer I wanted to know that I had a team behind me that knew exactly what they were doing while also keeping my best interests at heart – this is exactly what I got from Brian, Cathy, and the entire team at First Cal Mortgage. I would absolutely refer my friends, family, and coworkers to this team.
Sep 12, 2013

Tamelah Morris recommends First Cal Scranton

Home buyer

When my husband and I finally made the decision to buy a home for his parents the mortgage interest rates started to creep upwards. We had to act fast and we needed a lender that was sensitive to this need. We were referred to Roger Kube of FirstCal. Roger was very responsive to our calls, texts and emails. When we were becoming skittish about the rising rates, Roger took our call and listened to our concerns. He answered our questions openly and honestly. We felt comfortable about moving forward. After we found the perfect home for our parents and entered into escrow, Roger again proved his commitment and dedication to our needs. When an issue arose during the negotiations with the Seller, Roger was on the phone with my Realtor and they were able to find a workable solution. Escrow closed in less than 30 days. I would recommend Roger Kube, especially if you want to feel like you are his only client.
Sep 11, 2013

John Wilson recommends First Cal Scranton

Sr Buyer Global R & D Life Tech.

We recently refinanced with FirstCal our agent was Lisa Giacomini . This was our third re-fi in four years first with FirstCal , so we are very familiar with process and what needed to be done. Lisa kept things moving and coordinated all the work in a very timely matter. I appreciated her quick responses and availability to answer all questions and support. The market was very volatile and each day things seemed to changing. She walked us through the all the options and her suggestions and recommendations played out as she predicted. Very happy with her work and company and suggest anyone interested in FirstCal and Lisa to take advantage of their experience and customer service.
Aug 26, 2013

B. Lee recommends First Cal Scranton

Super Satisfied Client

Thank you to you Brian and your team for doing such an outstanding job in helping me get a home loan on my new investment condo. You were able to pull through with a strategy when no other lender could help. Thank goodness Kelly referred us to you or else we wouldn't have been able acquire this property at all. You came to my home so that you could meet with both me and my wife and put our minds at ease and walk us through the strategy, step by step. Additionally, you started working with us after the property was already in escrow and the timing was very tight and pulled off the closing on time as promised. I'm forever thankful!
Aug 25, 2013

D Fulton recommends First Cal Scranton

I was very pleased with our experience working with Brian Sciutto and his colleagues at First California Mortgage. My wife had recently moved to the US from abroad and had no credit established. He worked hard to find a way to qualify us for the loan we needed to get the house we fell in love with. I'd highly recommend FirstCal to anybody in the market for home financing.
Aug 19, 2013

Mark West recommends First Cal Scranton

I highly recommend Roger Kube (mortgage specialist) to help you with the time consuming task of refinancing your home. Roger helped me secure three home refinances in the past three months, one of which was a multi-unit out of state property that Bank of America was having difficulty securing a loan for. Roger takes on the stress for you while finding the best possible interest rates that will meet your needs. Roger is a knowledgeable and caring individual that makes you feel like you've known him for years. Before talking business Roger wants to sincerely know how you've been, how your day is going and any way he can help make it better. He not only becomes a business associate, he becomes your friend. If you're looking for someone to make you feel calm and comfortable during a major financial decision, then Roger Kube and his staff at First Cal Mortgage (Emma Sans) are the people for you.
Aug 2, 2013

Kathy Henderson recommends First Cal Scranton

Broker/Associate - Realtor

I just wanted to say to you "what an amazing team you have"!!!! I have been in the business for over 40 years and have rarely seen such a professional group of people. Please send me cards or flyers. I want to let our entire staff know about you. Thank you so much ~ Kathy Henderson, Realty Executives
Jul 31, 2013

Mr. and Mrs. Flores recommends First Cal Scranton


Roger Kube, Senior Mortgage Consultant at First California Mortgage, was extremely helpful during the process of refinancing our mortgage. He was honest, kept his promises and took the extra step in guiding us through the finest details. He exceeded our expectations! We would recommend Roger without any reservations!
Jul 30, 2013

Keyvan Nouri recommends First Cal Scranton


It was an absolute pleasure working with Roger & his team at First Cal Mortgage. He is the utmost of professionalism, incredibly prompt and fantastically knowledgeable. Unlike other experiences everything with Roger and his team was carefully planned , thoughtfully discussed & I was always aware of the details and the timeline was exactly as predicted. I got a terrific rate delivered on the planned schedule and I could not be happier!! Thank you Roger & First Cal Mortgage you guys are really top of the line !

All the best

Keyvan Nouri MD

Jul 26, 2013

Toni Ingle recommends First Cal Scranton

Lisa was thoughtful while putting my loan together. She was responsive and helpful. If and when I have another loan requirement I would work with her again.
Jul 25, 2013

Gabriel Moreno recommends First Cal Scranton

Purchase Client

As a first time buyer I spend one year searching for the proper opportunity exploring several financial services in order to make this dream possible and the last 3 months of my journey when I meat Brian Sciutto and team from FirsCal thanks to the excellent support from my Broker Monique Matthews is that they guide my journey in the way that my dream came true. Even today with my refinance situation Brian, Ryan and team from FirsCal is working with my in order to improve my credit in order to obtain a better rate.
In conclusion my relation with Brian Sciutto and FirsCal team has been converted as part of my family.
Thank you FirsCal team.
Jul 10, 2013

Pete Acherman recommends First Cal Scranton

Purchase Client

Brian and his team came through for us on our purchase.
This was a complicated transaction.
First Cal got the deal done where 3 other lenders failed.
I don't think it would have happen without them.

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