Real Estate Loans - Community First Credit Union

Real Estate Loans

Real. Local. Experts.

Our in-house real estate loan officers have more than a combined century of lending experience –– in Sonoma County! They know every nook, cranny, title & escrow company, inspector –– and how to get a low-cost mortgage loan done for you.

Contemplating a purchase or refinance? A home equity line of credit or second? Just want to lower your rate? Let's talk about your unique situation, and what is best for you. Community First is in good standing with the National Mortgage Licensing System; our institutional identifier is #810952.

Call 707/546-6000, ext. 3097; or 800/890-3540, press 1, then press 2; or e-mail us at

Or contact any of our local loan mavens DIRECTLY ...

Beth Rudometkin, Loan Officer / Notary (River & Sonoma Coast areas)
Beth has had 25 years of success in residential real estate – as a Realtor® and mortgage broker. As a loan originator, processor and underwriter Beth understands mortgage financing options inside and out.  Beth works from our Guerneville office at 16200 Main Street. (NMLS ID: 811660)
Phone: 707/869-9063

Alicia Burns, Loan Officer (Santa Rosa & Hwy. 12 Corridor East)
Alicia, a lifelong Sonoma County resident, has 15 years of hands-on, insider experience with residential real estate: title, escrow officer, Realtor®.  She knows the entire process inside and out, and can dial you in to the perfect home loan for your wants, needs and dreams. You can find Alicia at our central Santa Rosa branch (501 College Avenue), which is just south of the JC at the corner of Mendocino and College. (NMLS ID: 908261)
Phone: 707/543-2641

Sheryl Orndorff, Loan Officer (Sebastopol & West County)
Another home loan pro who has, in 35 years in the business, done everything there is to do in the business: loan origination, loan servicing, processing, residential appraisals ...  What a line-up of mortgage experts we have for Members!  Sheryl has lived in the Sebastopol area for 40+ years, and is absolutely unflappable when it comes to juggling all sides (and parties) of a transaction, and closing the most important loan –– yours –– on time and without surprises. (NMLS ID: 713483)
Phone: 707/827-3250

Catherine Brunner, Loan Officer (North County)
For more than 25 years, Catherine has managed, processed and originated home loans. In up-markets and down-markets, with high rates and low rates. She has been on all sides of the mortgage equation, and knows home financing options and solutions inside an out. Her home base is our Healdsburg branch (one block north of the Plaza, at 32 North St.) where she can personally serve Members and their real estate needs from Windsor to southern Mendocino County. (NMLS ID: 811298)
Phone: 707/431-1051

Monika Besancon, Real Estate Manager (Countywide)
31 years of mastering loan processing, legal compliance, underwriting, loan servicing and funding –– Monika keeps Community First at the forefront of loan products, compliance, underwriting, and making unique deals for the unique needs and unique properties of our Members! (NMLS ID: 811185)
Phone: 707/543-2613

Russ Anger, VP of Lending (Countywide)
Russ has a 26-year track record of successful business, consumer and Member lending.  With tenure as a business banker, bank branch manager and –– for the past decade –– as manager of a motivated, service-oriented lending team.
Phone: 707/543-2670

Mario Carranza, Bilingual Loan Associate (Countywide)
Mario has 16 years in financial services –– seven years in accounting and with the Honduras stock exchange, and nine years in consumer lending at Community First. 
Phone: 707/543-2642

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Community First Credit Union
c/o Central Loan Administration & Reporting
PO Box 51301
Los Angeles, CA 90051-5601

(Above address is our mortgage servicer. If you don't have a coupon book, make sure you write your loan number on the check.)

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