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Welcome to H.O.M.E. Lending, your trusted partner in the home financing journey!

At H.O.M.E. Lending, we take pride in being a direct local lender, offering rates on average half a percent cheaper than most of our competitors. With us, you can expect a seamless and efficient experience from start to finish.

We understand that time is of the essence when it comes to securing a loan, which is why we provide loan determination in less than 10 minutes. Our 24-hour underwriting ensures that your loan process moves forward swiftly, and we strive to close your loan in 18 days or less.

Your financial needs are unique, which is why we offer customized payment options tailored to your budget. And with our local office, you can meet with us in person to discuss your goals and preferences.

We believe in being there for our clients every step of the way, which is why we are available seven days a week to answer your questions and provide guidance.

Experience the difference with H.O.M.E. Lending where personalized service and unbeatable rates come together to make your dream of homeownership a reality.

Don Burns Broker / MLO

Meet the H.O.M.E. Lending Team!

DON BURNS

Broker / MLO
NMLS#: 235005

I began my career as a loan officer in 2000 and started with a loan company that was nationally known, after 6 years working with clients and experiencing frustrations over limited or restricted loan products, higher rates and what I felt were higher corporate fees added to loans for borrowers. I obtained a broker’s license and opened my own office in 2006. I no longer have monthly quotas and can now focus my lending time and energy on assisting borrowers to obtain financing based upon their individual needs and to be able to offer them better rates and more loan products while providing them with excellent customer service. My #1 priority is my client needs and goals. 95% of my clients come from referrals of satisfied clients that refer me to their friends, family and co-workers and I am thankful for the client support that I receive.

Brandon Torres

Home Loan Specialist
Cell (209) 247-8527
Brandon@GetHomeLending.com
NMLS#: 251211

Hey there, I'm Brandon Torres, your friendly neighborhood mortgage lender, and here's a little peek into my world.

First and foremost, I'm a proud father of four amazing kids—two boys and two girls. Family time is everything to me, and you'll often find me soaking up every moment with them, whether it's playing sports, swimming, or just hanging out at the beach or a theme park.

When I'm not busy being a dad, you'll catch me pursuing my personal passions. I'm a health enthusiast and working out is my go-to hobby. There's something about pushing myself physically that just energizes me and keeps me focused.

But let's talk business. As a mortgage lender, I take immense pride in what I do. My priority is always putting my clients first, ensuring that their needs are met every step of the way. At H.O.M.E. Lending, we're all about transparency and honesty. We're not just another lender—we're your local go-to, offering rates that are lower than most of the competition.

When you work with me, you can expect prompt service. Our pre-approvals take a minimum of 10 minutes or less, and I'm available seven days a week to assist you. We understand that every individual's financial situation is unique, which is why we offer compromise payment options tailored to your budget.

But beyond all the numbers and paperwork, what sets us apart is our commitment to integrity and authenticity. I believe in being real with my clients, building trust through honesty and genuine care.

So if you're ready to take the next step towards your homeownership goals, I'm here to guide you through the process with a smile and a whole lot of dedication. Let's make your dream home a reality, together.

Ruth Awan

Mortgage Loan Consultant
(209) 423-0802
Ruth@GetHomeLending.com
NMLS#: 2440851

As a Mortgage Loan Officer deeply ingrained in the fabric of the Central Valley, I bring not only professional expertise but also a rich tapestry of personal experiences to my work. I'm not just a Mortgage Loan Officer; I'm also a mother of three children and a dedicated wife. Balancing these roles alongside my career, I understand the importance of flexibility and efficiency.

Outside of work, my family and I thrive on spontaneity, often embarking on adventurous outings. Whether it's impromptu beach trips or leisurely boat rides out on the Delta, we relish in the beauty of our surroundings and the joy of shared experiences. Wearing multiple hats isn't always easy, but it's a challenge I embrace wholeheartedly, driven by a desire to excel in all aspects of my life.

Despite the demands of juggling family and work responsibilities, I remain steadfast in my commitment to serving our community and helping clients achieve their homeownership dreams. It's this blend of personal passion and professional dedication that fuels my drive to get the job done – efficiently, effectively, and with a genuine smile.

Jennifer Dabalos

Mortgage Loan Officer
(510) 206-2365
Jennifer@GetHomeLending.com
NMLS#: 2565348

My journey into the realm of lending began with a fascination for the intricate workings of financial markets and a desire to empower others through sound financial decisions.

My approach is grounded in integrity, transparency, and a genuine desire to see you succeed. I believe in fostering open and honest communication, so you can feel confident and empowered throughout the loan process. Together, we'll explore your options, assess your financial goals, and chart a course toward securing the loan that aligns perfectly with your needs.

Let's embark on this journey together—where your homeownership aspirations meet expert guidance and personalized service. Contact me today, and let's turn your dreams of homeownership into a reality.

What Our Clients Are Saying

H.O.M.E. Lending
4.8
Based on 24 reviews
Phi Hang
Phi Hang
20:40 01 Apr 24
It was a pleasure doing business with Don Burns and his associates with the entire loan process. He helped my family and I close on a property within 10-12 days using the VA loan. Don and his team are very knowledgeable and quick to respond to all of my questions and concerns; regardless if they were property or loan related. Additionally, Don has a strong interest and passion in this field which only further strengthens his knowledge in this field. I strongly recommend Don because he will treat you like family and not just a customer. Thank you again Don for everything and I look forward to doing business with you again if the opportunity ever presents itself.
Jillian Dougherty
Jillian Dougherty
22:04 05 Mar 24
Don Burns and Paula at H.O.M.E Lending assisted me with the purchase of my first home. They went above and beyond to make me feel like a valued customer. Don took time to explain the entire process, give me advice and share his knowledge, making the process of buying my first home less stressful. Don and Paul work great as a team. They were both very prompt, attentive, and kind!
Alice Filmer
Alice Filmer
18:29 28 Dec 23
Don and Paula were fabulous at getting our loan processed in record time after a prior lender held up the whole process over a minor paperwork detail. If we had to do it again, we'd go to Don and Paula first!
Noelle
Noelle
16:15 26 Dec 23
We were nearly at the end of our lease and looking for somewhere affordable to live when we were recommended to get in contact with Don. He made the house buying process easy and understandable while getting us in to our first home. Paula was a joy to work with and answered any questions we had. I would definitely work with them again.
RT T
RT T
06:11 11 Aug 23
I want to start by thanking Don, for his experience and knowledge through the process of my Fiancé and I first home purchase together. She was a first time buyer, was a little worried with the process, but Don made sure to keep communication lines open, he addressed all her questions as we placed a bid on our now new home together. She was at ease until the very end were she signed her life away for 30 years. Thank you Don, your experience in homes and construction tipped the scale so we could make an offer on a Home that you knew was a quick fix with tons of potential before we did. Thank you and your staff Paula and others for helping us close in record time. My finance and the kids mentioned they miss going house shopping with you on Saturday's lol.. Thank you again for helping us find and buy this beautiful home.
jazmin gutierrez
jazmin gutierrez
20:36 28 Jul 23
I’m glad I crossed paths with Paula and Don! It’s hard to trust people you don’t know but Homelending earned my trust with time! Paula was very nice and helpful in terms of helping me fill out paperwork and following up. As well calling me and explaining processes.Don-Thanks for always answering my questions even when I asked the same question over and over. Thank you for getting creative to help me get a loan to get my home. You always stayed real and upfront about everything. You are very knowledgeable, kind, flexible, efficient, and understanding. You ran the whole process as smooth as possible with my busy work schedule.Overall this was a great journey, and I couldn’t ask for a better team to work with.
Lindsay Canepa
Lindsay Canepa
20:33 09 May 23
Don was a great lender. We were referred to him from our personal bank. He was patient, kind, knowledgeable and answered all the questions we had as we were first time home buyers! Don made the process easy and stress free! He kept us informed during the process and never left us in the dark. Definitely 10/10 recommend!
nikita parkash
nikita parkash
13:32 04 May 23
Don Burns and his team are absolutely wonderful! As first time home buyers they made my buying experience simple and easy to follow. They’ve really made such a positive impact in my life and I can only wish every home buyer the same amazing experience.
Shane Hart
Shane Hart
16:27 26 Feb 23
Don Burns at H.O.M.E. Lending, and his assistant Paula are an absolute dream team to work with. They were prompt and didn't delay the process in any way. They answered all of my many questions and have been there after the process was over to still answer questions. This entire process took 17 days !! I look forward to working with them again.
Yarn Sage
Yarn Sage
18:43 19 Jan 23
Don and his team were truly wonderful! My husband and I had really bad experiences with previous lenders. We were at the point were we would never get home until Don and his team stepped in. Everything they did was done efficiently.
Angela Finley
Angela Finley
10:59 29 Nov 22
Don and his Team!! Wow!! One of the Best Teams I've had the pleasure of working with and my preferred Lender for all things residential. Home Lending puts The "T" in Team every day. HOME Lending outperformed my client's previous Lender in more ways than one.
ANGELA FINLEY
ANGELA FINLEY
18:31 20 Nov 22
Don and his team !! Wow!! One of the Best Teams I’ve had the pleasure of working with and my preferred Lender for all things residential. Home Lending puts The “T” in Team all day everyday
Kimberly Barnett
Kimberly Barnett
01:57 18 Nov 22
Don and his team really came through for a client who was having issues with his previous lender. We were already in contract, and Don was able to get him pre-approved quickly with a great, competitive rate and we were ready to close in 17 days. Don and his team kept us updated throughout the process and I would recommend him to any of my clients!
gino comporato
gino comporato
21:15 19 Mar 22
Don Burns made the escrow process move 100 times faster. I had a good experience with Don and his team. They helped me purchase my first home.
Kristen Frantz
Kristen Frantz
20:58 06 Nov 21
Don was very helpful when I needed to refinance my home. Was very knowledgeable through the whole process!
Ashley Wise
Ashley Wise
17:09 02 Apr 20
Kelly Hasko
Kelly Hasko
20:46 13 Mar 20
Papa bear A
Papa bear A
22:40 28 Jan 20
My experience with HMLC has been exceptionally good, as a veteran, I would recommend HOME Mortgage Lending Co. knowledge of Veterans benefits and needs is a plus.
Vanessa Medina
Vanessa Medina
17:18 07 Oct 19
I had an AMAZING first-time home buying experience with H.O.M.E Lending! Don Burns and his assistant Paula were a joy to work with and made every step of the way extremely easy and stress free. I loved that I was kept informed through each step as progress was made, and I felt like my experience was customized, rather than feeling like "just another client." I will definitely be bringing my business back in the future! Still in awe with my home and the treatment I was given!
Ashley Acker
Ashley Acker
16:57 04 Oct 19
Don and his team will do everything possible to get you in a home you truly love! They are excellent at prompt communication, and were so kind and patient while we asked a million questions about the homebuying process. Few things are more stressful than buying your first home, and Don and Paula were so great and made it so easy. Don kept us aware of the rates and made sure to lock in our loan when rates were the best for us. He is an excellent agent, broker, and lender, and has SO much knowledge about every single step of the process! Thanks so much, Don and team!
Christy Werner
Christy Werner
16:44 15 Sep 19
Don and his staff at H.O.M.E. Lending went far above and beyond to assist me with a (by no fault of theirs) complicated sale of my home and purchase of a new home. Had it not been for Don and his staff, I would not be sitting happily in the home of my dreams right now. Don was a wealth of knowledge and a huge support throughout the entire transaction. His staff was professional, pleasant and amazing to work with. I will, without reservation, be recommending H.O.M.E Lending to my friends and family. I am very grateful that I found H.O.M.E. Lending.
Kevin Goehring
Kevin Goehring
19:13 11 Sep 19
I met Don Burns when he represented a buyer for a property I had listed. I was very impressed with Don's communication, professionalism, and attention to detail. In fact, I was so impressed with Don and the H.O.M.E Lending team that I have referred several of my clients to them for their refinance and purchase money needs. These referrals have all been pleased with the service and low rates. I have been equally as happy with the quick and easy closing and outstanding communication throughout the process. I have found that Don and the H.O.M.E Lending team actually care about their clients and offer a personal touch not found with the big banks.
Shari Cardenas
Shari Cardenas
20:08 20 Aug 19
Don Burns and company, we're all Amazing! Never had hubby and I thought we'd own. Don helped us with plan to pay credit and get a loan! I'm sitting in my new beautiful forever home!!! Thanks guys!
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Phi Hang
Phi Hang
20:40 01 Apr 24
It was a pleasure doing business with Don Burns and his associates with the entire loan process. He helped my family and I close on a property within 10-12 days using the VA loan. Don and his team are very knowledgeable and quick to respond to all of my questions and concerns; regardless if they were property or loan related. Additionally, Don has a strong interest and passion in this field which only further strengthens his knowledge in this field. I strongly recommend Don because he will treat you like family and not just a customer. Thank you again Don for everything and I look forward to doing business with you again if the opportunity ever presents itself.
Jillian Dougherty
Jillian Dougherty
22:04 05 Mar 24
Don Burns and Paula at H.O.M.E Lending assisted me with the purchase of my first home. They went above and beyond to make me feel like a valued customer. Don took time to explain the entire process, give me advice and share his knowledge, making the process of buying my first home less stressful. Don and Paul work great as a team. They were both very prompt, attentive, and kind!
Alice Filmer
Alice Filmer
18:29 28 Dec 23
Don and Paula were fabulous at getting our loan processed in record time after a prior lender held up the whole process over a minor paperwork detail. If we had to do it again, we'd go to Don and Paula first!
Noelle
Noelle
16:15 26 Dec 23
We were nearly at the end of our lease and looking for somewhere affordable to live when we were recommended to get in contact with Don. He made the house buying process easy and understandable while getting us in to our first home. Paula was a joy to work with and answered any questions we had. I would definitely work with them again.
RT T
RT T
06:11 11 Aug 23
I want to start by thanking Don, for his experience and knowledge through the process of my Fiancé and I first home purchase together. She was a first time buyer, was a little worried with the process, but Don made sure to keep communication lines open, he addressed all her questions as we placed a bid on our now new home together. She was at ease until the very end were she signed her life away for 30 years. Thank you Don, your experience in homes and construction tipped the scale so we could make an offer on a Home that you knew was a quick fix with tons of potential before we did. Thank you and your staff Paula and others for helping us close in record time. My finance and the kids mentioned they miss going house shopping with you on Saturday's lol.. Thank you again for helping us find and buy this beautiful home.
jazmin gutierrez
jazmin gutierrez
20:36 28 Jul 23
I’m glad I crossed paths with Paula and Don! It’s hard to trust people you don’t know but Homelending earned my trust with time! Paula was very nice and helpful in terms of helping me fill out paperwork and following up. As well calling me and explaining processes.Don-Thanks for always answering my questions even when I asked the same question over and over. Thank you for getting creative to help me get a loan to get my home. You always stayed real and upfront about everything. You are very knowledgeable, kind, flexible, efficient, and understanding. You ran the whole process as smooth as possible with my busy work schedule.Overall this was a great journey, and I couldn’t ask for a better team to work with.
Lindsay Canepa
Lindsay Canepa
20:33 09 May 23
Don was a great lender. We were referred to him from our personal bank. He was patient, kind, knowledgeable and answered all the questions we had as we were first time home buyers! Don made the process easy and stress free! He kept us informed during the process and never left us in the dark. Definitely 10/10 recommend!
nikita parkash
nikita parkash
13:32 04 May 23
Don Burns and his team are absolutely wonderful! As first time home buyers they made my buying experience simple and easy to follow. They’ve really made such a positive impact in my life and I can only wish every home buyer the same amazing experience.
Shane Hart
Shane Hart
16:27 26 Feb 23
Don Burns at H.O.M.E. Lending, and his assistant Paula are an absolute dream team to work with. They were prompt and didn't delay the process in any way. They answered all of my many questions and have been there after the process was over to still answer questions. This entire process took 17 days !! I look forward to working with them again.
Yarn Sage
Yarn Sage
18:43 19 Jan 23
Don and his team were truly wonderful! My husband and I had really bad experiences with previous lenders. We were at the point were we would never get home until Don and his team stepped in. Everything they did was done efficiently.
Angela Finley
Angela Finley
10:59 29 Nov 22
Don and his Team!! Wow!! One of the Best Teams I've had the pleasure of working with and my preferred Lender for all things residential. Home Lending puts The "T" in Team every day. HOME Lending outperformed my client's previous Lender in more ways than one.
ANGELA FINLEY
ANGELA FINLEY
18:31 20 Nov 22
Don and his team !! Wow!! One of the Best Teams I’ve had the pleasure of working with and my preferred Lender for all things residential. Home Lending puts The “T” in Team all day everyday
Kimberly Barnett
Kimberly Barnett
01:57 18 Nov 22
Don and his team really came through for a client who was having issues with his previous lender. We were already in contract, and Don was able to get him pre-approved quickly with a great, competitive rate and we were ready to close in 17 days. Don and his team kept us updated throughout the process and I would recommend him to any of my clients!
gino comporato
gino comporato
21:15 19 Mar 22
Don Burns made the escrow process move 100 times faster. I had a good experience with Don and his team. They helped me purchase my first home.
Kristen Frantz
Kristen Frantz
20:58 06 Nov 21
Don was very helpful when I needed to refinance my home. Was very knowledgeable through the whole process!
Ashley Wise
Ashley Wise
17:09 02 Apr 20
Kelly Hasko
Kelly Hasko
20:46 13 Mar 20
Papa bear A
Papa bear A
22:40 28 Jan 20
My experience with HMLC has been exceptionally good, as a veteran, I would recommend HOME Mortgage Lending Co. knowledge of Veterans benefits and needs is a plus.
Vanessa Medina
Vanessa Medina
17:18 07 Oct 19
I had an AMAZING first-time home buying experience with H.O.M.E Lending! Don Burns and his assistant Paula were a joy to work with and made every step of the way extremely easy and stress free. I loved that I was kept informed through each step as progress was made, and I felt like my experience was customized, rather than feeling like "just another client." I will definitely be bringing my business back in the future! Still in awe with my home and the treatment I was given!
Ashley Acker
Ashley Acker
16:57 04 Oct 19
Don and his team will do everything possible to get you in a home you truly love! They are excellent at prompt communication, and were so kind and patient while we asked a million questions about the homebuying process. Few things are more stressful than buying your first home, and Don and Paula were so great and made it so easy. Don kept us aware of the rates and made sure to lock in our loan when rates were the best for us. He is an excellent agent, broker, and lender, and has SO much knowledge about every single step of the process! Thanks so much, Don and team!
Christy Werner
Christy Werner
16:44 15 Sep 19
Don and his staff at H.O.M.E. Lending went far above and beyond to assist me with a (by no fault of theirs) complicated sale of my home and purchase of a new home. Had it not been for Don and his staff, I would not be sitting happily in the home of my dreams right now. Don was a wealth of knowledge and a huge support throughout the entire transaction. His staff was professional, pleasant and amazing to work with. I will, without reservation, be recommending H.O.M.E Lending to my friends and family. I am very grateful that I found H.O.M.E. Lending.
Kevin Goehring
Kevin Goehring
19:13 11 Sep 19
I met Don Burns when he represented a buyer for a property I had listed. I was very impressed with Don's communication, professionalism, and attention to detail. In fact, I was so impressed with Don and the H.O.M.E Lending team that I have referred several of my clients to them for their refinance and purchase money needs. These referrals have all been pleased with the service and low rates. I have been equally as happy with the quick and easy closing and outstanding communication throughout the process. I have found that Don and the H.O.M.E Lending team actually care about their clients and offer a personal touch not found with the big banks.
Shari Cardenas
Shari Cardenas
20:08 20 Aug 19
Don Burns and company, we're all Amazing! Never had hubby and I thought we'd own. Don helped us with plan to pay credit and get a loan! I'm sitting in my new beautiful forever home!!! Thanks guys!
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