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

Mortgage Experts at your service.

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

Lee Korengold

Lee Korengold

NMLS 236625

Lee has been a Licensed Loan Officer since 1997 and has always had one goal in mind, to help his clients find the best loan available to them.

Jeff Markell

Jeff Markell

NMLS 224196

Jeff first entered the mortgage business in 1996 and loves working with first-time homebuyers, military families with VA, and seniors with Reverse Mortgages.

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.


We're committed to helping you refinance with the lowest rates and fees in the industry today. Check out our Low Rates, Calculate your Payment, or Start the Process Today!

What Our Clients Say

5.0 21 reviews

  • Avatar Kenneth Moreno ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Lee Korengold is the best - bar none. From our first call to discuss a home loan until the closing documents were executed Lee was there every step of the way. I was never concerned regarding a return call because Lee called or texted … More me first...amazing service, delightful and friendly man/broker who made my life easier. Thank you Lee.
  • Avatar Adrian Castillo ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    I’ve recommended Empire Home Loans to all my friends and family in the past. This is my second time working with Lee Korengold, always exceeding my expectations and a pleasure working with.
  • Avatar Dave McLaughlin ★★★★★ 10 months 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 Monty Wood ★★★★★ 9 months 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.