Seattle Area Lenders

We have had the pleasure of working with quite a few lenders in the area who are responsible professionals, putting the client’s interest first, going out of their way to be of service, and telling the truth rather than glossing over things that would make it awkward for them.  I value these things as much as I do what I always say is my primary criteria for a good lender, which is closing the loan on time and with the budget as promised.  All these lenders are known to us and have delivered well for past clients.  We do not form monetary relationships with lenders so this is our objective opinion.  We also are not supervising them or know everything about them, so we must say this is just as much as we know, and please interview them and make your own decision about who you would like to work with and can provide you a favorable quote for your loan.


Ryan Halvorson

Ryan Halvorson
Licensed Loan Originator | MLO-104845
Axia Home Loans | NMLS ID 27830
D 425.274.9540 | C 425.445.1879
400 112th Avenue NE, Suite 370 | Bellevue, WA 98004


Danny Forbes

Danny Forbes
Sterling Bank – Home Loan Division
Mortgage Banker
NMLS# 487449
6100 219th Street SW, Suite 480, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043,
Direct: 425-673-8231


Katsumi Masuda

Katsumi Masuda
Loan Originator  Wa Lic.# 510-LO-34807
Seattle Pacific Mortgage, Inc.
206-769-1101 Cell /425-818-2087 Direct
425-455-0100 Office /425-455-1611 Fax

Mark Hatate
Washington Federal (Bellevue Branch Mgr)
Phone:  206-351-2310
note… Washington Federal does their own loan portfolio so they have unique products and a little different parameters, very worth talking to.


Shane Pierand

Cobalt Mortgage
office: 206-229-6303
(she and Cobalt Mortgage are highly rated by clients and realtors)

Kaspars Jekabson
Home Mortgage Consultant
Wells Fargo
Office: 206-343-6388
Mobile: 206-409-5983

(my daughter Amy’s clients used him a couple times, she said he’s very good)


Elaine Ho
Seattle Pacific Mortgage
Phone: 206-954-9928

(Elaine absolutely refuses to give me her photo, but she’s cute.)


Ruby Grynberg Photo

Ruby Grynberg
President, Loan Officer
Salmon Bay Community Lending (Ballard)
Cell: (206) 214-5575
(she is highly rated by clients who’ve used her services)


Here is an interesting website as well with “5 Star Mortgage Professionals” which gives you a list by area.  Most of these I don’t know, but if you have any experience with them please let me know how you like them.