A Company Built
for the Long Haul

Sterling Home Loans, Inc., headquartered in Mission Viejo, is one of California’s leading home loan brokerage and lending firms.
As such, we’ve been successfully serving the loan needs of both
California homeowners and trust deed investors alike since our
inception in 1978. Proudly, our long and unblemished track record as an industry leader in the private lending/hard money loan arena
carries on today. Over the years we’ve closed and serviced hundreds of equity loans on virtually every property type imaginable.
Yes, experience counts!

Founded by our Owner and President, Donald Lyons, it’s been our mission from the very beginning to serve as the primary catalyst between well-qualified equity loan applicants and private lenders, qualified plans, etc., seeking a secure and predictably high rate of return on their investment capital. Don grew up in Southern California, and graduated from La Habra High School in 1966. His first indoctrination into the mortgage lending industry took place early on, working part-time while in high school for a mortgage broker in Whittier, California. Later, Don continued to grow and expand his expertise within the mortgage loan and escrow industry while both working and pursuing his degree at Cal State University, Fullerton. Almost immediately after graduation, Don became Escrow Administrator for the multi-state of operations of what was then the nation’s largest home loan (hard money) brokerage firm, Union Home Loans. That experience served as a kind of post-graduate degree in mortgage lending (specifically hard money lending), where the seeds for the formation of Sterling Home Loans, Inc were originally planted. Shortly thereafter, Sterling Home Loans, Inc., opened its doors.

Committed to excellence through outstanding service and
compliance, Don and his wife, Karen, continue to oversee the
company’s day-to-day retail and wholesale loan departments, as well as it’s state-of-the-art servicing operations. Karen, in fact, leads the accounting and loan servicing teams.

Whether you’re a prospective borrower or investor, we would welcome your call or email to discuss your needs. As a Company, we are 100% committed to providing you with the best customer service experience available anywhere.
We look forward to serving you!

Licensed Broker/Lender Cal DRE #00658801  |  NMLS #236875