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Five-Star Reviews

Moved mountains

Doug, Jennifer and Syrita moved mountains to enable our little family to buy our first home. We have already recommended them to anyone we know who is looking to buy a home and if you're reading this we'll recommend them to you too! They were always so friendly and we closed on time to keep everyone happy!
Emlyn P.

An absolute breeze even in a wild market

Working with Hillhurst was an absolute breeze even in a wild market. Jennifer and Robert had me to a close in 21 days, and before contract had been patient and informative for every type of option I found (we bought in LA and every house was *unique*). Would be delighted to work with them again.
Kasey E.

More love from our customers

A+ group of individuals

A+ group of individuals. All super professional, responsive, knowledgeable, courteous, patient, and passionate. I work in the film industry with many lines of revenue – but to a lender this was not something they wanted to see. Hillhurst knew it could be an uphill battle getting our mortgage secured – they were diligent and determined. I always felt supported and encouraged by them throughout this arduous, drawn out process. Eventually we prevailed with a new mortgage in hand – and the even though the process dragged on for months (no fault of Hillhurst), we were able to keep the rate locked in before the fed rate started spiking. I’ve done two mortgages with Hillhurst – a conventional + HELOC and more recently a Jumbo. These guys are so good. So diligent and hardworking. You truly need not look anywhere else.

Doug E.

Hillhurst did what no other broker could do

Hillhurst Mortgage did what no other broker / lender was able to do for my husband and me! We both have untraditional incomes and don’t show very much on our W-2. They were able to find a lender who approved us for 10% down with a bank statement loan. The whole process was painless and the Hillhurst team was wonderfully responsive and strategic. Couldn’t have been happier with our experience and will definitely work with them again on the next house!

Holly Fox

Understood our unique financial situation

Working with Doug and his team at Hillhurst was an absolute pleasure. They understood the financial background of my partner and I (we work as creatives, have SCorps in addition to full-time jobs) and were able to smoothly guide us through the home loan process. This was our first house.

Doug was so thoughtful. When we had questions he would make homemade video tutorials and walk us through our questions. I felt so cared for and protected by this kind of assistance.

Also, Hillhurst did an in-depth credit check and gave us guidance on why our credit score was where it was and how we could increase it.

Doug and his team worked swiftly with our agent to make the offer process smooth and worked with us to present us as the best candidates.

In this market, I would absolutely recommend Doug and the Hillhurst team to anyone and everyone I know. Highly recommend.

Megan Tan

I would never go anywhere else!

Doug Smaldino and his team of Jennifer Stears and Syrita Kinney took such good care of me and got me a great deal! I know they worked so hard for me and made my part really easy. They are smart, kind and hard working. This is my second time working with them and I have to say they are miles above the other companies I have tried in the past. I refinanced and closed within weeks. I would never go anywhere else.


Anne M.

Doug and his team are incredibly knowledgeable, kind, and hard-working

I’ve done both a home purchase (my first) and a refinance through Hillhurst Mortgage and both have been great experiences. I work in the entertainment industry so my income is all over the place. Doug and his team helped sort it all out and are incredibly knowledgeable, kind, and hard-working. They got the mortgage closed on time in a short window. As mortgage rates dropped, they notified me about refinancing and got me an incredible rate. I have to thank them twice: first for helping me buy my first home, and second for saving me a ton of money with the refi. Truly grateful to have this team of pros on my side.


Eric N.

Jennifer is very fast and super friendly

Jennifer is awesome. She helped us buy two houses in the past two years. She always gets the best available loan for you.  She is very fast and super friendly. I could fully trust her.

Ehsan L.

Accessible, informative and friendly

The team at Hillhurst Mortgage is one of a kind. They are accessible, informative, friendly, diligent, helpful and lovely to work with. Doug talked me through the entire process and always made sure to keep me at ease. During what can be a very stressful process, working with such a wonderful team really makes it all seamless.

Michelle M.

Hillhurst Mortgage performs on another level

I’ve been working with Jennifer and her team on multiple mortgage applications and every time they surprise me by outperforming their previous amazing work! I’ve cooperated with other mortgage brokers as well, but Hillhurst mortgage performs just on another level!

Ardie A.

Every team member is invested in their client's satisfaction

I am beyond impressed with Hillhurst Mortgage! Their extraordinary work ethic, outstanding timing, and impeccable efficiency allowed us to move through escrow expeditiously and close early. I highly recommend Hillhurst mortgage to anyone seeking a company they can trust and depend on. All of my questions were answered with care, which made the whole process smooth and pleasant. Every single team member is invested in their client’s satisfaction. 5+ stars!


Fast and painless

We were referred to Hillhurst by our realtor after we’d already begun the process with another mortgage broker. Right from the start, I was very impressed with how efficient, professional and helpful the team was. They made the loan process fast and painless, while helping make us extremely competitive in an insane real estate market. I would not hesitate to use Hillhurst again, and I’ve already begun enthusiastically referring them to friends. Great experience!

Sean Q.

Helpful, knowledgeable and encouraging

The entire team at Hillhurst Mortgage has been such a pleasure to work with – I would highly recommend them! Trying to close on a house during a global pandemic brought its own unique set of challenging hurdles and they were all really helpful, knowledgeable, and encouraging – and were able to get it done! The refinancing process was also handled easily and efficiently and it’s a relief knowing you have a great team of people working with you to get you the best rates and opportunities while guiding you every step of the way.

Diane B.

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