Author: Nikki Stansfield

Are you sure you are adequately covered?

  INSURANCE Are you sure you are adequately covered? With the threat of wildfires, PG&E outages and insurance companies cancelling policies in high risk areas – Have you asked yourself, how is my insurance coverage? Did you know that if you did any home remodels, added a pool or backyard kitchen/fire pit and did not … Continued

2020 Introduces New Loan Limits

  The Federal Housing Finance Administration (FHFA) is bumping up the conforming loan limit in 2020 by $26,050 to be $510,400. In high-cost areas, the high balance conforming loan limit will be increased by $39,075 to be $765,600.    Here in the Bay Area our new limits are jumping from: Conforming: $484,350 to $510,400 High … Continued

Buy Now While Rates Are Still Low!

SMART MOVE!  BUY NOW WHILE RATES ARE STILL LOW! Your Dream Home may no longer be a dream.  With rates so low right now, you can get a bigger house for less money.  So say hello to more of everything you want!  But hurry – as housing rates rise, that same house can be significantly … Continued

Why Buying A Home Is Perfect For You!

Why Buy A Home…. Have full control over your own living space Paint and decorate to your taste Have the pet you always wanted Have a sense of security and privacy You can decide whom has access to your home and you can secure it with the technology you desire Feel engaged in your community … Continued

Lower Interest Rates Are On The Way For 2019!

Lower Interest Rates Are On The Way For 2019! If inflation moves lower or is expected to move slower – interest rates must go down as well.  That’s the situation right now.  The global slowdown of Europe and Asia will reach the US this year.  This will cause interest rates to fall again.     

Is A Reverse Mortgage Right For You Or A Loved One?

Elders are no longer comfortable living on Social Security alone! Since 2000, the cost of living has outpaced Social Security benefits by 34%. Many seniors rely on Social Security for 90% of their income. Social Security’s trust fund is projected to run out by 2034 – that’s a 21% reduction in benefits. A Reverse Mortgage … Continued

Is It True? Are Interest Rates Falling?

Why is an inverted spread so important to mortgage rates? Historically, inversions of the yield curve have preceded many of the U.S. recessions.  Due to this historical correlation, the yield curve is often seen as an accurate forecast of the turning points of the business cycle.  An inverse yield curve predicts lower interest rates in … Continued

We’ll Cover The Cost Of Your Appraisal!

WE’LL COVER THE COST OF YOUR APPRAISAL! YOU GET THE HOME OF YOUR DREAMS SAVE UP TO $525 ON YOUR CLOSING COSTS! Available on all conventional purchases and refinances Up to $525 appraisal credit applied at the time of loan closing Low down payments up to 97% LTV Gift funds eligible for entire down payment … Continued

Are You Thinking of Buying a Home?

Are YOU Thinking of Buying a Home? It’s EASIER, FASTER, and SMARTER than you might think! Don’t let these home buying MYTHS keep you from your dream home. MYTH #1 I need a 20% down payment. REALITY #1 This goes back to the days when lenders had far fewer options.  Now, you can get a … Continued

Rise Above Rising Rates!

Why consider Refinancing your home now? Who wouldn’t want to potentially SAVE hundreds of dollars each month? Refinance your home NOW while rates are still LOW! • A perfect way to CONSOLIDATE higher-interest debts into a SMALLER monthly payment • Make UPDATES to your home that you have been forever procrastinating about • FUND large … Continued

Complete Secure 1003 Application

With Stonecastle Land and Home Financial, Inc., the loan approval process has never been easier. We offer a secure and convenient application for you to fill out as well as a secure link to upload your required documentation at your leisure.

Client Testimonials

“Tim was an excellent mortgage consultant.”

Melanie, Nicanor, & Anabella
San Leandro, CA

“We love John Jeha.  He has been a friend for many years.  We have used him for several home loan products.  Stonecastle was smooth and easy to work with.”

Pauline & Vernon Peterson
Tracy, CA

“Are you looking for a reputable, honest, trustworthy, and extremely knowledgeable mortgage consultant? If so, Rainey Gray-Gross is the consultant. Our experience with Rainey was unbelievable. She identified the perfect product for our needs, kept...

Grant K.
San Ramon

“Rainey and her team provided outstanding service.  They treat you like family and have your best interest in mind…they made the process clear, efficient, and anxiety free!”

Tina A.

Hey Chris, Thanks for all your hard work on this transaction! Most loan officers can do the easy ones. I know you were thrown some serious curve balls that were out of your control and...

Steve Hansen-J Rockcliff Realtors

“I love the day I can give my clients the key to their new home! Such an awesome couple! Congratulations to Guillaume and Jessica! Thank you Lynda D Plummer for introducing us and for doing...

Jill Norris

“I have known Janine Lewis on a professional basis for over 17 years.  She a is very professional, proficient and dedicated mortgage broker.  Janine helped my family acquire a mortgage on our home in Pebble...

Leilani Randall  

“In the past 37 years I have owned 6 homes and refinanced many times. The care and professionalism I experienced with Stonecastle Land & Home Financial surpassed any other experience. I am so grateful for...

Margaret DeTomaso

“Janine was extremely helpful and patient with us through our entire loan approval process. Her communications with us were consistent and thorough-we’d highly recommend Janine and Stone Castle Land & Home Financial in the future!”

Richard Mohr

“Rick is the best. My wife is a real estate agent and refers people to Rick all the time. We say id Rick can’t get it done no one can!”

Dale Taylor

“Rick Del Pozzo was excellent at understanding my personal situation and financing needs. First class Professionalism !”

John Resch

“Everything went very smooth! Rick Del Pozzo came to me about the refit option an me a lot of money!”

Kevin Clark

“We LOVED Olivia!! She is amazing and we will definitely refer friends to her!”

Ron & Karina Bird

“Olivia’s professional knowledge and guidance made a challenging and tedious process easy!!”

Jenny Gago

“Olivia Filion is a true professional! Not only did she make our loan a smooth process but she was a joy to work with!”

Paul Barnett & Amy Fabry

“From first contact Ann Miller communicated with confidence, knowledge, and experience. I have told everyone I know in CA to consider Ann for their next refi or purchase. Cannot recommend her more highly-Excellent!!”

Carolyn Lewis

“I have been working with Ann Miller for several months trying to refinance my existing mortgage. I have never met anybody as service oriented and customer focused as Ann. Ann has the ability to ‘think...

Alicia F

” We made the mistake of working with Bank of America for our last refinance. After 2 months, they turned us down for reasons we still do not understand. Chris Brent was referred to us...

Kelly McCoy and Mike McCoy

“We highly recommend Chris Brent and his team at Stone Castle. They treated us like family from start to finish and worked very hard to find us the very best loan for our situation. Thank...

Ryan and Jessica Madigan

“Chris has been our lender of choice for many years. He took great care in walking us through our first home loan almost 14 years ago and did an amazing job recently with helping us...

Chris and Aimee Knese

“Rainey handled the challenges of the transaction and my “intensity” with confidence, grace and a “can do” attitude…but more importantly she showed me that she truly cared.”

Chris R.

“Rainey Gray-Gross did a fabulous job as she’s always does finding me the best deal possible and was able to take away a lot of the stress.”

Anne H.

“I appreciate the way you went above and beyond to make the stressful and confusing mortgage process easier on me, by patiently explaining what needed to happen and answering all my questions.”

Eric N.

“With the TRID regulation adding days to transactions, Rich and his team successfully navigated the loan from beginning to end with no surprises and we closed ahead of schedule.  I would recommend their services to...

Sari McClure and Traci Miller (Pacific Union)

“It was our pleasure working with you.  We love working with lenders such as yourself who work diligently on their buyer’s behalf. Mike and I look forward to working with you in the future.”

Wendy Flores, Tripointe Homes

“You guys did a bang up job making the process simple and straight forward. Your attention to detail and follow up was most appreciated! Bottom line, you guys rock!”

Aaron Smith & Paige Dunn

“Karen does an amazing job at explaining everything, communicating timely, and getting the job done! She has done 2 loans for us mow and we won’t go anywhere else!”

Garrett & Laurel Baker

“This was our first home purchase and Karen made us feel safe and taken care of all the way through the process! Thank You Karen!”

Jacob & Stacy Giannassi

“Karen Douglas is top notch! She works hard to find the right fit and communicates all options. Her ability to make you feel comfortable during a stressful time is second to none!”

Jeffrey Scalisi

“Ken has provided us with first-class customer service over the past 5 years as our Loan Agent. He is very proactive in reaching out to us during this time and makes us aware of the...

Scott & Denisce Whitacre

“Ken Harmon was very professional. He was creative and resourceful during our refi process to help us meet our unique finance needs and requests. We have been working with Ken for 8 years. He is...

David & Abigail Ehrhorn

“Ken is the best! Every time he is on top of every possibility and every bump in the road. We will go no where else!”

Michael & Cindy Ennis

“Kyle was very helpful with all aspects of my transaction.  He is very professional and the transaction went smoothly. Thanks, Kyle!”


“Kyle is very positive, knowledgeable and patient. And his support staff was very professional. We highly recommend them!”

Jim Gurule

“We recommend Kyle Davis.  He kept us informed from the beginning of the loan to the end.  He was always quick to respond to any questions we had and made us feel secure in our...

John Kunz

“Thank you so much for supporting our baseball team! We had a great season and enjoyed having your son Thomas pitch for the cubs. We look forward to sending loans your way and again thank...

The Cubs

“Thank you so much for all your hard work on our refinance Lynda. With the savings, we can put away extra funds to assure Kayla gets to college one day! We appreciate all the efforts on our...

Tim and Leslie Keller

“Lynda Plummer made buying our first home together a great experience. She was always on top of everything and went above and beyond the call of duty. Lynda drove our packet 3 hours away the...

Mr. & Mrs. Kelsey

“Nick has been a great support through this process. he helped us quite a few years ago. Knowing his skills and professionalism we came back again-and will again!”

Richard & Mary Johnson

“Nick Rosen was fantastic! He answered all of my questions in a timely and courteous and clear manner. I really appreciate all of his help. ”

Anne Gordon

“Nick is extremely professional and thorough! I never worried that anything would fall through the cracks and I knew he had my best interests in mind!”

Stephanie Bruzzese

“Susan Woodhams is the best loan agent we have ever used! She is thorough, knowledgeable and very proactive. We would use her for anything in the future!”

Michael & Stephanie Olson

“Several years ago a real estate agent gave me Susan’s business card and when I decided to refinance my home I gave her a call and I am so glad that I did! She is...

Sylvia Mcdougall

“Very happy to work with Susan Woodhams. Always very professional and understanding!”

Jason & Shalika Noriega

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