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Wendy Russell

Sr. Loan Officer

Ventura, CA Mortgage Lender

NMLS #390282

1500 Palma Drive, Suite 170
Ventura, CA 93003
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(805) 223-1411
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About Wendy

With over 37 years of mortgage experience, I’m here to help you achieve your home financing goals. In 1986, my dad owned a cabinet company specializing in new construction. He turned me onto one of his clients who owned a lending company, where I went to work right out of school. I’ve since held all positions in the field – from processing and funding to managing and my lengthy originating career. It’s all led to two major achievements: Scotsman Guide Top Women Originator & a multi-year member of the President’s Club.

My client-focused approach is the root of my success. As your loan officer, I’ll go over your short- and long-term goals and explain the benefits of homeownership through budget analysis and tax advantages. My promise to you is that you’ll feel prepared to make the right home financing decision, get the highest levels of customer service, and walk away feeling like your mortgage is a win.

On a personal note, I have a beautiful daughter named Emma, whom I adopted when she was just two years old in China. Now, she’s a successful 15-year student at Westlake High School. We often volunteer at the pet shelter and horse therapy for people with disabilities, along with the local theater. We love to take in musicals.


  • Purchase and Refinance
  • Purchase
  • Refinance Loans

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A homeowner with a child on his lap calculating whether to buy a new home or refinance his home loan

Owning a home is fun and fulfilling!

What’s not to love about having a space that is entirely yours? You can paint your bathroom fuchsia, have hardwood in the master, put up a wild Mosaic in the kitchen, install a smart thermostat, you name it. After all, it’s your home!

Equally enjoyable are the other personal and financial advantages of being a homeowner: security and stability, equity and wealth building, and more! I’m here to help you get the most from your home financing — whether you’re buying your first home, moving up or downsizing to match your lifestyle, or refinancing your current mortgage.

Helping your home financing process go smoothly.


  • The Mortgage Process

    There are some major milestones on your road to home financing. As your loan officer, I’ll be with you every step of the way to make sure you understand each one and get through them quickly.

  • Payment Calculator

    How much will your mortgage payment be? How much can you save if you refinance? Is it better to buy than rent? Use these online calculators to crunch the numbers and see for yourself.

  • Find the Right Loan

    I separate myself from other lenders by offering a broader selection of home financing options — from loans for first-time homebuyers to refinance programs for accessing your home’s equity.

  • Home Loan Check List

    Before you explore the endless options of home financing, some preparation is in order. Planning ahead for your mortgage is the key to an easier and more successful home financing process.

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