We are very fortunate to have many great local lenders, here are four who I personally recommend. Three of them are Mortgage Brokers and the last is a Direct Lender, each type has its advantages but it is also the person who makes the difference:
I have known John for more than twenty years, in that time he has done many loans, including for my wife and I. John is particularly adept at first time buyer programs, an area that few lenders have the patience for.
Key Financial Services
Direct Line: 626-204-2348
I have never actually met Julie, but if you like working with someone electronically, she's your person. Our transactions have always been smooth and efficient.
Alpine Mortgage Planning
Direct Line: 310-488-7083
Carlos Lampert Salinas
Carlos has lived in several places around the world and speaks several languages, he is the in-house lender at the new Wells Fargo branch in La Crescenta.
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Kal Balian Antoun
At the end of 2016 Kal did a loan for the buyer on one of my listings that I thought could not be done, seriously impressed.
Caliber Home Loans