Can you recommend a mortgage broker in Marin County that is good? I don't want someone who asks you to provide the same paperwork 5 times or

Asked by Jack, Mill Valley, CA Fri Feb 26, 2010

takes a long time to get a lender approval letter.

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Lydia Puller, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Sat Feb 27, 2010
Hi Jack,

You should definitely put a call in to Chris Davis or Linda Munoz with Private Mortgage Advisors. PMA is Alain Pinel's in-house lender, they are affiliated with Wells Fargo and have rates the supercede brokers and most bankers. They were offering free appraisals if referred by an APR agent so simply mention my name when calling Chris or Linda.

PMA is dedicated to providing clients distinctive home financing solutions, including a variety of fixed and adjustable-rate mortgage services for primary residences and investment properties.

Chris Davis and Linda Munoz
Private Mortgage Banker 1
101 Nellen Ave
Corte Madera, CA 94925
(415)496-2968 Tel
(415)307-0277 Chris' Cell
(415) 367-3466 Linda's Cell

I am a local Realtor/Relocation Specialist and I live in Mill Valley. If there is anything else that I can help you with please feel free to contact me.

Lydia Puller
Realtor / Relocation Specialist
Alain Pinel Realtors - Mill Valley
100 Shoreline Highway #115 Bldg B
Mill Valley, CA 94941
cell (415) 59905028
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Robert Spino…, Mortgage Broker Or Lender, Mill Valley, CA
Mon Mar 1, 2010

I agree with Anne.... :-)

In all seriousness, if I can be of further service, please let me know. I would be happy to meet in person if that's the best way to address your concerns. Our office is at 591 Redwood Highway, Suite 1150 in Mill Valley.

I look forward to helping.

Thank you,

Rob Spinosa
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Our office address as of Feb. 2012 is 1058 Redwood Highway, Mill Valley. We are just north of the Strawberry shopping center, on the east side of the 101. My phone and e-mail contacts are as above. Thank you!
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Kathleen Daly, Agent, Greenbrae, CA
Thu Sep 6, 2012
Hi - there are a lot of great mortgage professionals in the county - We recommend Max Kemsley, Terra Mortgage, 464-3114 -
Good luck!
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Maria Worley, Home Buyer, Sausalito, CA
Thu Jun 21, 2012
Rob Spinosa at RPM Mortgage! I found Rob through this website and cannot express how great he has been. We had a really complicated loan. Rob came up with creative solutions to any problem we had along the way, kept me updated on a daily basis, and was kind and professional the whole time. Highly recommend him and his team.
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BayAreaHomeR…, Agent, Vallejo, CA
Wed Mar 2, 2011
I feel sorry for that broker that lost the deal....well jack here's your choice of brokers to choose from. Hope you pick a good one.
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Wed Mar 2, 2011

I am new to Trulia and just came across your question.

If you have not purchased/refinanced yet, give us a try you will not be disapointed.

All California Mortgage has an excellent reputation. We are located in Larkspur.

Good luck,


Thierry Abel
Senior Loan Consultant
By Referral Only
All California Mortgage, Inc
P: (415) 464-8261
C: (415) 378-7508
F: (415) 464-2367
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Anne Mosnier…, Agent, Kentfield, CA
Sun Feb 28, 2010
My advice is start with your real estate agent for a referral. He or she should be able to point you to a few great loan officers who have performed well for them and their clients. The relationship between the agent and the lender is important, because you, as the buyer, want a lender who is not only focused on giving you a great loan and great service, but is also focused on keeping the agent happy by taking great care of you. A lender who has built this kind of loyalty with your agent is just what you want. If you don't have an agent yet, then start with a lender and work backwards! My recommendation in Marin County is Rob Spinosa, RPM Mortgage, 415-367-5959, Very responsive, professional, efficient. Good luck!
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Tristan Cela…, , Marin County, CA
Sat Feb 27, 2010
As Don Maher pointed out mortgage brokers are not compelled to join local associations to practice so geographic exclusion is unnecessary, you only need a CA licensed broker. has advice about Selecting a Certified Loan Provider you'll find empowering.
In the end you'll likely want a UMB but there are other brokers who can commit to their ethics which is really what you want, not the badge.
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Sylvia Barry,…, Agent, Marin, CA
Fri Feb 26, 2010
Hi Jack -

I know several true professionals (the only people I work with) and can recommend them to you according to your needs.

However, since you are looking for somebody in Southern Marin, please give Bill Sockolov, RPM Mortgage a call. (415-381-7020).

He once hand delivered a loan document for my client to a specific lender in Walnut Creek (this lender was able to meet the really tight short sale deadline) and my client closed a short sale the day before the property was scheduled to be auctioned off - The short sale lenders already extended the foreclosure dates twice due to previous buyers walked out on their purchase and my client walked in, submitted an offer, closed in two weeks.

My client was thrilled!

See Web Reference below for Bill's contact information and please let him know I recommended him.

Sylvia Barry, MAS, ePRO
Frank Howard Allen Realtors
(415) 717-0293
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Colin Campbe…, , Carneys Point Township, NJ
Fri Feb 26, 2010

Another guy out of area just put a deal together in 7 days with Wells Fargo....Outstanding adn responsive..

.Jerry Pounds
Sales Manager
FHA Specialist
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
MAC M7590-021
5541 Walnut Street, Suite 203
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
412.383.4961 Tel
412.606.6701 Cell
866.496.6889 eFax
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Colin Campbe…, , Carneys Point Township, NJ
Fri Feb 26, 2010

Corey Wilson at Princeton Capital (East Bay) is outstanding and has taken care of my personal purchases as well as many of my clients. His email is

Good luck
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David Corbin, Agent, Santa Rosa, CA
Fri Feb 26, 2010
Hi Jack!

I would highly recommend Gina Kemsley at Terra Mortgage Banking in Greenbrae. She can be reached at Dir: 415-464-3144 or by email at Believe me, if Gina wasn't one of the best I wouldn't be recommending her to all of my clients.

Good luck and let me know if I can answer anymore questions for you.

Dave Corbin, Coldwell Banker
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Bentley Advi…, , San Mateo, CA
Fri Feb 26, 2010
Happy to assist, Jack. I'm on the Peninsula in San Mateo and have worked w/ folks in your area. If you're in contract already, it shouldn't be a hassle for you. You can simply download our doc checklist from our site and check off the applicable items as you go. If you're looking for a pre-approval prior to finding a home, then keep in mind that everyone will require updated income/asset documentation prior to final approval if the home search takes longer than expected.
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Mary Kay and…, Agent, San Rafael, CA
Fri Feb 26, 2010

We would recommend Amy Yamamoto with Nor Cal Mortgage of Marin. She can be reached at (415) 258-1536 or by e-mail at . For further recommendation you can view remorks about her from her clients at We hope this information is helpful.

Best Regards,

Kathy & Mary Kay Yamamoto
RE/MAX of Central Marin
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Jacob Varghe…, , San Jose, CA
Fri Feb 26, 2010

These days everything is done online.

Contempo Capital Funding is based in Campbell, CA.. If you can fax or scan the documents once to me, I will take care of it once and for all.

Please go to and click on Secure Loan Application. Fax or scan me the documents later.

Web Reference:
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Fri Feb 26, 2010
Don't limit yourself geographically. Anyone with a license in CA can help you. I have references from clients and Realtors in Marin County and know it well. Call me for details. Available now on my cell at 818-515-1475.

Don Maher
20 year mortgage lender
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Thadeus Brew…, , Scottsdale, AZ
Fri Feb 26, 2010
For time savings you can apply on our secure website We are approved with multiple lenders & have provided California borrowers with top level service since 1984.
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