• Conventional Loans
  • Jumbo Loans
  • Reverse Mortgage (HECM)
  • Jumbo Reverse
  • Adjustable Rate
  • FHA
  • VA
  • USDA
  • Construction Loans
  • Commercial Loans
  • Manufactured
  • Bridge Loans
  • Hard Money

Experts at your service.

When you think about a mortgage broker, think Jeff Markell and Lee Korengold.

Jeff and Lee provide Mortgage Broker Services for homebuyers and current homeowners so that they can build greater personal wealth with Real Estate and offer personalized loan options to each and every borrower that are consistent with their long-term financial goals. Serving California, Arizona and Washington.

jeff markell

Jeff Markell

NMLS 224196
U.S. Air Force Veteran

Jeff first entered the mortgage business in 1996. He is NMLS licensed in California, Arizona and Washington.

lee korengold

Lee Korengold

NMLS 236625

Lee has been a loan officer for the past 23 years and has always had one goal in mind, to help his clients find the best loan available.

Home Loans

Whether you're buying your first home or your dream home, we have a mortgage solution for you. Get your custom rate quote today.

Reverse Mortgages

Reverse Mortgages allow a senior homeowner to turn a portion of the equity in their home into a tax-free income stream.


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What Our Clients Say

5.0 18 reviews

  • Avatar Monty Wood ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    Jeff Markell at Empire Home Loans was one of the most professional loan managers you will ever find in the lending field. He was excellent in helping guide us through the whole lending process from beginning to end. It was Jeff who was … More attentive to every detail to give us the best possible service. Thank so much for your help.
  • Avatar Dave McLaughlin ★★★★★ a month ago
    Everything they did for us was above and beyond expectations. I would recommend anyone to contact them before choosing someone else. They were very courteous and helpful, they did not mind all our questions. They made sure we understood … More every aspect of this loan experience.
  • Avatar Gary Whitaker ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    I had a complicated and complex need that Lee and his team were able to effectively satisfy. I was updated throughout the process and put through the minimum amount of hoops to accomplish the desired result. These people are great.
  • Avatar Michael McKenna ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Lee and the Empire Home Loans team did a wonderful job helping us with our first home purchase. I really felt like they were our partner in the process. They'll be my go-to in the future.