Paula joined loanDepot in 2018 bringing over six years of valuable experience. She completed her Masters in Asian Pacific Studies, and Bachelor of Science in Production Management for Textiles. Her background includes loan origination for a variety of mortgage companies where she acquired the necessary skills to help her borrowers. In the years 2016 and 2017, she closed $65 million and $75 million in loans, respectively. Due to her dedication, she placed in Scotsman Guide 2017 for Top Dollar Volume.
Paula is not your average salesperson. Her approach with clients is genuine and down-to-earth. She takes time to learn their needs in order to find the best lending solutions for their financial goals. No challenge is too big for her to tackle! Ever since recareering from fashion to the mortgage industry, Paula quickly developed a true passion for loan origination. Guiding her clients throughout one of the most important decisions of their lives is something she finds very rewarding.
Paula is a transplant who traded New York’s winters for Florida’s sunshine and beaches. It did not take long for her to fall in love with the new lifestyle. When she is not originating loans, Paula enjoys bead embroidery, gardening, walking 6 miles a day, flamework, and taking care of her Mini Schnauzer Babes and two cats, George and Stinky.
You can find Paula at the Fort Myers branch. Please don’t hesitate to contact her for any of your home financing needs!
FL LIC# LO13975
Here's what my clients are saying...
Great prices, great communication, and friendly demeanor
My loan costs were very low and the overall loan was one of the best in the market. The answered all my questions quickly, carefully, and friendly even when I didn't understand some details.
My experience with this lender was perfect.
Ely S., Lorton, VA
Did a refinance with loan officer and underwriter there
Both the loan officer and Underwriter are friendly and quick. They are very responsive and clear about the terms. My refi closed in about 3 weeks and one of those I was out of town. They also provided a very low interest rate. Please call them for your mortgage needs
Z., Boynton Beach, FL
Very good rate and quick turnaround.
Everything was very smooth and quick. I have refinanced several homes and this was the easiest.
B.C., Melbourne, FL
As Good As It Gets
I've bought and refinanced many homes. Working with Paula was as good as it gets for home financing.
I found them on-line, and contacted them because their rates were among the best I found. I have to admit I was skeptical when I found that their fees were by far the lowest I found, since those things don't often go together. But everything seemed to check out.
I went on to work with them on the refinance, which went exactly as they said. In the end the rate was exactly as specified, the fees were entirely as defined, and the schedule and process went precisely as predicted. There were no surprises anywhere.
The closing couldn't have been more convenient, as they sent someone to my house. There was nothing in the process I would improve. I would enthusiastically recommend to anyone needing home finance services.
J.R., Miami, FL
From beginning to end, everything went along very smoothly. Surprisingly, no bumps in the road which had made me really hesitant to start the process of refinancing.
Reenie P., Naples, FL
Very prompt and friendly
Very attentive, prompt and friendly to work with. The application process was easy and we were able to get a great rate for our refi. We didn't even have to leave the house! An agent brought all the documents to our home to sign for the settlement.
Sue L., Aldie, VA
Great Experience with Good Service
Paula and her staff were able to close in 3 weeks from the time a signed purchase agreement was obtained. There were no hidden fees. The whole process was "half" electronic, you still need to scan documents, signed, and email or fax the documents. Everything was well organized and all fees were closed enough as stated. I was able to refinance at a very competitive rate in less than 30 days.
L.M., Fredericksburg, VA
The Quick Service, everything was explain to us very clearly
Thank you so very much for all the help we received in securing our loan for our property in Kissimmee Fl. You were organized and very professional, as well as kind which made a big difference in our interactions with Paula Bonnafant. We put our trust in you and you most definitely came through for us. They explained everything thoroughly and always called us back promptly. We are very happy we the service, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Paula to others." You stand above the rest.
Gertrude & Ricardo P, Kissimmee, FL
Paula worked quickly to find the best mortgage compared to several other lenders. Electronic documents made signatures and processing easy, particularly with my wife traveling during the mortgage document phase.
Joe T., Fort Myers, FL
I had the pleasure of working with Paula and my experience was totally divine. She was always a phone call or an e-mail away from the very beginning. She had no problems answering the simplest to difficult questions. She was able to establish a pre-approval within days and it allowed my home search to begin with ease.
Angie P., Ft. Lauderdale, FL