Stonecrest Lending

Photo by Tony Kukulich.

Since opening in 2009, Stonecrest Lending has found a happy home in Oakley.

Now, the owner has moved it to a larger location to accommodate the thriving business, allowing room for more parking, a conference room and a children’s area. On April 21, owner Laura Cunha celebrated the grand reopening with an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“I got interested in this line of work as a young adult,” said Cunha, an Oakley resident. “I was in the loan operations at a bank and, after a number of years, decided I wanted to go into the origination of residential loans. For this, I needed a real-estate salespersons license. As the industry changed in 2009, I also was required to get a mortgage loan originators license.”

Stonecrest Lending is a local mortgage company that provides residential financing and education, while specializing in home loans for veterans and their friends and families. With more than 30 years of experience in the loan industry, the team members understand all the ins and outs of the home-loan process. They also stay in constant communication with their clients through each step of the loan process, educating them and making sure they are aware and understand exactly what is going on during their transaction.

“Our motto is, ‘veterans fought for our land, they deserve to own a piece of it,’” said Cunha. “I want the veteran to feel recognized and appreciated by us each and every time they are in our shopping center.”

Cunha and her team are always available to assist with getting questions answered, and they strive to be brilliant at the basics and professional with a personal touch. Their mission is to help clients achieve the homeownership dream and to be there for them, not only during the entire home-loan process, but for life.

“I cannot express with enough gratitude how wonderful Laura and the entire staff at Stonecrest Lending are,” said Delight V., in an online, five-star review. “They helped make our dreams come true with their assistance, guidance and knowledge in purchasing our first home. They were very helpful the entire way through the process, and with every step, they made things very clear and easy to understand. They were so easy to work with and very professional and friendly. If you are seeking to purchase a home and need assistance, then look no further, because Laura and her team will go above and beyond to help guide you along the way.”

The relationships the agents at Stonecrest Lending build with their clients are the foundation of their business.

“We are a very community-minded company,” said Cunha. “Oakley is a wonderful place, and the best part of owning a business here is providing a need for our community without having to leave town.”

As part of their commitment to the community, Cunha has signed on as part of the formation team to get the Veteran’s Memorial built.

“Stonecrest Lending not only donates a brick in the veteran’s honor for each home loan we do for a veteran, we also are the only presales (location) for anyone to purchase a brick,” she said.

The business is now located at 2170 A Main St., in Oakley. For more information, call 925-625-1471 or visit