About Mortgage City

We have one goal – to fulfill your financing goals and make you a happy homeowner. Mortgage City is a licensed mortgage originator based in Detroit, Michigan. We work with customers in Detroit, Royal Oak, and throughout the state of Michigan. We also can help you with your mortgage needs in Florida.

Meet the Mortgage City Team

Alex Foster Mortgage Broker and owner

Alex Foster

Mortgage Broker / Owner

As a former professional hockey player, I jumped into the mortgage industry several years ago and never looked back! My #1 goal is to put all of my clients into a better financial position than they were before we met.


NMLS ID: 1970269
Email: alex@themortgagecity.com
Phone: (586) 213-0377

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Jared Lincoln Mortgage Broker and owner

Jared Lincoln

Mortgage Broker / Owner

I have experience working in both retail and wholesale lending, so I know first-hand that mega banks and retail lenders will not get you the best mortgage. Contact me today for the home loan that is the perfect fit for your financial needs!


NMLS ID: 1332883
Email: jared@themortgagecity.com
Phone: (248) 930-8709

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Genevieve Elkins Loan Officer

Genevieve Elkins

Loan Officer

As a Loan Officer with Mortgage City, I look forward to helping homebuyers secure a loan that suits their budget and meets their financial goals. When working with me, you can expect 100% transparency and zero surprises. Contact me today!


NMLS ID: 1907451
Email: genevieve@themortgagecity.com
Phone: (734) 740-7543

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Chensea Thomas Loan Officer

Chensea Thomas

Loan Officer

I have experience working with two large retail lenders as well as a major wholesale lender, which helps me to be well versed on the best options for my clients. My goal is to ensure each client is heard and that their needs are met! So let’s talk today and navigate your mortgage process together!


NMLS ID: 1387698
Email: chensea@themortgagecity.com
Phone: (248) 801-3693

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Garrett Polish Loan Officer

Garrett Polish

Loan Officer

I began my mortgage career as an underwriter with the #1 Wholesale Lender in the country. While I continue to underwrite, I joined The Mortgage City to offer clients top notch service, speed, products and transparency. Contact me today for a free mortgage review.


NMLS ID: 1975178
Email: garrett@themortgagecity.com
Phone: (248) 881-0559

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Bobby Chumbler Loan Officer

Bobby Chumbler

Loan Officer

Customer service is my number one priority. When working with me you can expect a fast, simple, and transparent process. I am able to search multiple lenders to find you the best mortgage product that fits your needs. In my spare time I enjoy camping, being active outdoors, and spending time with my family. If you are looking for a low-pressure atmosphere and great service, contact me anytime!


NMLS ID: 2150510
Email: bobby@themortgagecity.com
Phone: (248) 931-6406

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Built on Relationships

The core of our business model at Mortgage City is relationships.

By focusing on our relationship with you, we are better able to assess, understand, and serve your needs as our customer.

By building relationships with local real estate agents, lawyers, accountants and contractors, we are able to connect our customers with the local businesses that can best facilitate other aspects of the home buying process.

Why Choose Us?

Here are a few reasons to work with Mortgage City on your next home purchase or refinance:

  • We take the time to get to know you during your consultation as our neighbor and not just our customer. Our goal is to build a lasting relationship with you and to serve you not only today, but over the years you are paying off on your loan.
  • Big banks have banking hours, but our loan experts are available to you all the time. Whenever you have a question or need an update, reach out to us. We’ll be here.
  • We care about your financial future. We love helping out first-time homebuyers, customers who need to consolidate debt, and those who have been turned away by the big banks. Whatever your questions or challenges, we will walk you through the process and connect you with your ideal mortgage.

See What Our Clients Are Saying About Us!

Brandon Japenga
Brandon Japenga
12:31 26 May 21
Alex went above and beyond to answer any and all questions that I had promptly. Every step of the way he was on the ball. He was a very hard worker and was able to get us closed within the 30 day closing period. 10/10 would recommend
Matt Blunden
Matt Blunden
22:53 21 May 21
This guy Jared Lincoln from Mortgage City just gets it done. Highly knowledgeable, super easy to work with, and he’s available 24/7 to answer any and all questions. I would highly highly highly recommend working with him and in the future he will be my first and only call. I could not be more satisfied.
Dino Gargasoulas
Dino Gargasoulas
15:44 28 Apr 21
Jared was fantastic. I will be sending everyone to him.
Moe Elhady
Moe Elhady
14:21 23 Apr 21
Jared was VERY helpful throughout the whole refinancing process. He usually picked up when I called him. Called back within minutes when he didn’t. Answered all my texts immediately. Thank you Jared Lincoln! Thank you Mortgage City!
Kathleen Babcock
Kathleen Babcock
03:21 17 Apr 21
I'm so happy to be writing this review from my new dream home!! As a first time home buyer, Alex Foster made the process of getting my first mortgage quick, easy and as stress free as possible. He was quick to respond to ALL of my questions in an incredibly timely manner. I knew that if I needed anything, he would be right there with his knowledge and expertise to assist! I cannot say enough about how happy I was with him and his team, and the peace of mind they gave me through out the entire home buying process. I would 110% use his services again in the future, as well as recommend him to my closest friends and family. I felt as though he really got to know me and my situation, and really did everything he could to make sure I got the house of my dreams in a way that worked best for my pocket book as well!
Royal Oak Toastmasters
Royal Oak Toastmasters
11:47 08 Apr 21
Jared was very attentive and action oriented towards the needs of my mortgage. I never once had the hesitancy to just reach out and ask a stupid question because he was so open to helping me understand this unfamiliar process. My fiancé and I are so glad we worked with him & the Mortgage City team!!
Grant Topij
Grant Topij
00:12 16 Mar 21
Had the pleasure of working with Alex Foster and Jennifer Finn on my refi fast easy the communication was impeccable! I would have great confidence referring these pros! Thanks again for making it so easy!
James Lemieux
James Lemieux
20:15 04 Mar 21
Jared was a pleasure to work with. He was prompt, answered all my questions and moved the process along very quickly. I closed on my refi within two weeks after our initial conversation! Very Impressive. I highly recommend his services.
Ted Hadfield
Ted Hadfield
19:28 02 Mar 21
A very pleasant, professional and coherent experience with Genevieve Elkins in moving our refinance forward. Key was her willingness to stay in touch with the latest updates and other options available to us for best results. Cheers !
Brad Tayles
Brad Tayles
17:37 02 Mar 21
home buying is never easy, Alex and his team made this process truly enjoyable, no one else ever has
Samantha Hogue
Samantha Hogue
03:52 16 Feb 21
Absolutely 10/10. Jared was the best. Helped us out with everything we needed to buy our first home and he always responded right away with any questions we had. 😊 I highly recommend!
kristine andali
kristine andali
21:33 05 Feb 21
Working with Alex was an incredible experience. This was my first time buying a house so a lot of unknowns for me, but Alex always made sure to explain everything in an easy to understand manner. He was also very timely with his responses anytime I had a question. He fought to get me the approval I wanted and got it, also in a very timely manner! I can't recommend him enough! Thank you, Alex. I feel confident having you on my team for future purchases!
Rory Lincoln
Rory Lincoln
21:28 02 Feb 21
Mary Ann Klein
Mary Ann Klein
17:09 23 Jan 21
It was a pleasure working with Mortgage City. We were actually working with another company at first. We are so glad we choose to switch to Mortgage City. McKenzie sold us on her company and we loved the service and communication and updates. Although we also had Jennifer as our loan processor, and Jen was great, McKenzie never abandoned us and kept in touch to make sure things were progressing smoothly. Everyone was professional and honest and answered our questions. We had one hiccup and the company owner even called to apologize and made it up to us in a big way. We felt like they cared for us as people and we were not just another transaction. When my children buy their homes we will steer them to Mortgage City because they will be in good hands. I would definitely recommend Mortgage City to anyone looking to buy or refinance a home. They were upfront, honest and could be counted on. Five stars in my book!
Michael LaRue
Michael LaRue
22:59 20 Jan 21
Jared Lincoln was referred to me by a coworker and has been an absolute pleasure to refinance with. Jared’s professionalism, communication, and attentiveness made for a smooth transaction. I have already referred him to others seeking home refinancing options.
Villary LaRue
Villary LaRue
17:54 20 Jan 21
Jared Lincoln has been such a professional. Even though my particular situation was somewhat difficult, Jared certainly has risen to the occasion and provided us with a solution to our mortgage process. Absolutely will be referring him to anyone I know that needs a mortgage broker.
Tien Doan
Tien Doan
01:52 16 Jan 21
I had bought many properties and worked with many different lenders in the past. All of the lenders that I worked with before were all good, but working with Alex and his team were the best team that I have ever work with. Alex and the rest of the team were very responsive and extremely helpful. We are so glad and feel very lucky to have a chance to work with Alex and his team. Alex provided an excellent interest rate that other lenders can not match and also super nice and went above and beyond to help us close quickly. Anyone looking, I strongly recommend reach out to Alex. Thanks so much for your help Alex and your team. YOU AND YOUR TEAM ARE THE BEST OF THE BEST.We closed on 1/13/21
James Abraham
James Abraham
00:05 01 Jan 21
I had the pleasure of working with Jared Lincoln and Alex Foster. I am not one to typically write reviews, but this experience was so great I thought I should share. Not only did they close my loan in 14 days, but they always picked up their phone, responded to my emails within an hour, and even would text me back when they were not at work! I value great client service and this Mortgage City company sure knows how to provide excellent client service. I will refer everyone I know to them and would hope you do the same. My next house will be going through them as well. Thanks again Jared, Alex and everyone at Mortgage City! You ROCK!-James
John Shutty
John Shutty
16:27 30 Dec 20
LeslieandJack Attebery
LeslieandJack Attebery
21:31 22 Dec 20
Mitch Morano
Mitch Morano
15:27 21 Dec 20
Michael Schantz
Michael Schantz
15:24 25 Nov 20
WE WORKED WITH JARED LINCOLN AND COULD NOT HAVE HAD A BETTER EXPERIENCE. HE WAS INCREDIBLY HELPFUL AND ENGAGED THRU THE WHOLE PROCESS. FROM START TO CLOSE IT BARELY TOOK A WEEK AND THAT WAS WITH US STARTING THE PROCESS ON A WEEKEND!! ANYONE LOOKING I WOULD STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO REACH OUT TO JARRED. THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR HELP JARRED!!!
shawn anderson
shawn anderson
18:51 16 Nov 20
Alex did everything he said from start to finish! And very FAST! A pleasure to deal with, no surprises or weird last minute changes. Thanks Alex!
Russ Anderson
Russ Anderson
18:17 10 Nov 20
Mortgage City and it’s 5 star professional staff get the best rates and the most rapid turn around in the industry. I recommend Mortgage City to all my clients.
Andrew Tornow
Andrew Tornow
14:40 05 Nov 20
Alex was great to work with. Very informative, helpful and responsive to all questions. Will definitely be doing business with him again!Andrew Tornow
Cameron Rickard
Cameron Rickard
13:23 05 Nov 20
Jared and mortgage city were amazing. They gave numerous options and calculated the benefits of each. Shopped around and they had the lowest rates by far. Their communication throughout was spot on too.
Erin Stegman
Erin Stegman
22:16 03 Nov 20
Alex was great to work with and we were very happy with the loan process.
Michael Frawley
Michael Frawley
23:51 07 Oct 20
Alex and the Mortgage City team were amazing from start to finish! I had been reaching out to other lenders to get pricing and approvals without luck and with one call to Alex he started the paperwork and was able to get me rough numbers the same day. He fought to get me the best rate available and at the best value so I couldn't be happier. Deal closed without any issues and I am already looking into the next one. If you need a team to jump through hoops for you to get the deal you want, make Alex at Mortgage City your first call!
Al Zara
Al Zara
20:05 05 Oct 20
Genna helped my wife and I purchase an investment property and she was great to work with! Very thorough and paid attention to details. Her attitude was always positive and my wife and I were very please with the process!We liked her so much that we decided to take advantage of these great rates and refinance our home. I have been referring her business to many of my friends and if you're reading this, you should 100% trust Genna for your next mortgage process!
Jeanna Collins
Jeanna Collins
18:20 02 Oct 20
Alex was amazing! He got us a great rate and worked incredibly fast. This was the easiest most painless experience we’ve ever had!
Leanne Andali
Leanne Andali
11:47 02 Oct 20
We had an excellent experience ! All communication was very responsive. The process was easy and fast. It was great working with Mortgage City. I would recommend their service to anyone!
Don Gilmer
Don Gilmer
15:06 29 Sep 20
Alex and his team were very helpful and responsive. Our refinance was quick and easy. They found us a great rate and we were saving money in just a few weeks!
Barbara Adelman
Barbara Adelman
18:58 27 Sep 20
Jared and Alex were outstanding!!! Phone calls and emails were answered immediately. They were professional, knowledgeable and friendly. No surprises, except for positive ones. I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone looking to secure a mortgage.
Sean Collins
Sean Collins
13:55 21 Sep 20
Alex and Genna went above and beyond in helping us refinance our mortgage. They walked us through every step and made the entire process simple and easy. Any questions we had were answered thoroughly and quickly. A pleasure to work with - HIGHLY recommend !
Robert Dunlap
Robert Dunlap
20:26 19 Sep 20
We had an outstanding experience with Mortgage City and specifically Alex! The mortgage process went very smooth and Mortgage City was on top everything. Couldn’t ask for a better experience with refinancing! Great team at Mortgage City and I’m thankful that I got to work with them!
Rebecca Najor
Rebecca Najor
18:04 19 Sep 20
Alex took care of my ReFI in August in a very professional and efficient manner! A task that can be intimidating and overwhelming was simple and very transparent. He took care of everything from start to finish. Everything was explained clearly, and many options were given to me. I highly recommend working with Alex for your mortgage needs!
Sean Knue
Sean Knue
03:09 18 Sep 20
We've had an excellent experience working with Kenzie on a refi! We were able to secure both great rates and low costs. We also had awesome service! She went above and beyond working through the process! I recommend her and the team at Mortgage City to everyone.
Bryan Schutt
Bryan Schutt
18:13 16 Sep 20
Had a fantastic experience with Alex would recommend his services to anyone. A+++
Chase Podsiad
Chase Podsiad
02:13 16 Sep 20
White glove service: they took care of everything. Also, they are very transparent, responsive, and quick to close. I give them (Alex Foster) the highest recommendation.
Dwight Foster
Dwight Foster
01:24 16 Sep 20
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Looking to buy or refinance your home in Oakland County?

If you are ready to buy a home or refinance in Royal Oak, please call Mortgage City today at (248) 930-8709 to schedule your consultation. You could be moving into your new home sooner than you think!