About Granite West Funding

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Welcome to Granite West Funding. As a locally-based Oakhurst mortgage company, we work with customers in and around Oakhurst as well as throughout the state of California.

Our goal is to get you quickly and affordably into your dream home, and to make the entire lending experience speedy, friendly and easy.

We take particular pride in offering a range of non-QM mortgage products. We have a solution for every financial situation, and can help you out no matter your credit score or employment scenario.

Andrew Pence

Meet Our Team


Andrew Pence

I am a self-motivated, entrepreneur, home loan officer dedicated to my vision of success through impeccable customer service, relentless perseverance and commitment to honesty. I pride myself in creating an atmosphere of exceptional employee moral through leadership, teamwork and the capability, as well as the aspiration, to never stop learning.


This Is Who I Help:

As a National and State licensed, top producing home loan officer I help anyone and everyone looking for any type of residential home loan. I specialize in First Time Home Buyers and all other Purchase Money transactions. If you are looking to buy or refinance a new primary residence, 2nd home, vacation home, or investment property I can show you the best home loan to fit your needs and budget.

Why Choose Granite West Funding?

What sets us apart from other mortgage companies in California?

We offer a wide selection of traditional lending products as well as non-QM niche products. We can help you buy a manufactured home, apply for a mortgage without tax returns, or qualify for a loan without a perfect credit score.

Buying a home is a complex process. One of the most complicated parts of this process is acquiring a home loan. We will make sure you understand every part of the loan process, from the initial pre-qualification, to the selection of the best mortgage for your personal situation, to making sure you get the best interest rate available, to making sure you close your escrow on time. We can also answer questions related to real estate or real estate financing.

If you are on a rushed schedule, we can close rapidly so that the lending process is completed on time. During your consultation, we can talk about your schedule and inform you of the expected timeline for completion of the process.

When you work with us, you are trusting us with one of the most important financial events of your life. We want you to be informed and comfortable through the entire process, and always to know the status of your loan. To that end, we are transparent and communicative at all times.

We are thinking about the future, just as you are, and hope that you will become a lifetime customer. We will always be here to answer questions and support you with your home financing needs.

See What Our Clients Are Saying About Us!

Lyle Burlingame
Lyle B.
06:06 08 Dec 21
The team at Granite West isn't joking when they say they put the "FUN" in Funding! Their fast action and personal white glove service has been a major contributing factor in my quickly closing on an amazing property well below market value in very competitive and stressful economic conditions to say the least. I'm very impressed by the entire team at GW and I'll be speaking with with again when it's time for my next purchase, HELOC or Re-fi. I owe them big time and I am so thankful for new home.You can trust your major purchase and investment funding to Eric, Andrew and the team at GW. I am so glad I did!
Cindy Kroon
Cindy K.
22:30 26 Sep 21
I really enjoyed working with Andrew, Anne, Jackie, and Hunter. Everyone was friendly and easy to talk to. They were professional and yet not judgemental. I appreciate that and look forward to working with them again.
Kyle Chezum
Kyle C.
23:45 21 Sep 21
By far the BEST mortgage / loan experience I've ever had. They're incredibly responsive and tech-friendly, so getting documents signed and collected was easy. Got an unbelievably good rate. I highly recommend Granite West Funding if you're looking for a home loan. Very smooth process with no issues.
Charles Ackerman
Charles A.
15:58 23 Jul 21
Thank you Andrew Pence and the entire team at Granite West Funding!Refinancing our house was fast and easy and any and all questions we had were answered quickly and clearly.We Highly recommend Granite West Funding, they are very friendly and very professional!
Rachel Church
Rachel C.
16:23 12 Jul 21
A pleasure working with Andrew and his staff.
WashedOut 805
WashedOut 8.
00:45 12 Jul 21
Sabrina Marsh
Sabrina M.
20:01 07 Jul 21
Without this team my home buying experience would have been a nightmare. I worked with Hunter on a daily basis and he guided me through step by step. He was responsive and went far and beyond his duties. I also worked with Andrew and Lizette who were very professional and also very personal. I came to feel like this team was more of a family rather than just a business. Highly recommend them!
Linda Segraves
Linda S.
19:52 07 Jul 21
It was a pleasurable experience working with Andrew and his staff. Every question i had was answered immediately, professionally and fully. If i ever had the reason to buy another home/mortgage, i would definitly go with his group.
Dawn Connelly-Bourgeois
Dawn C.
17:20 12 Jun 21
This the 2nd time working with Andrew. The first time was a refi. This time, Andrew was great at helping me see my dream of a 2nd home could be a reality. He was professional, informative and had great ideas.
Steve Ritchie
Steve R.
03:10 08 Jun 21
William Reitz
William R.
23:17 07 Jun 21
Andrew and the whole team were excellent. Highly recommend
Dale Pittman
Dale P.
23:42 02 Jun 21
Painless service experience! Very professional quality company.
Jonathan Penrose
Jonathan P.
20:43 02 Jun 21
Phenomenal service. Very pleased with Andrew and his team.
Paul Feuerstein
Paul F.
22:53 25 May 21
Kara Lough
Kara L.
20:59 24 May 21
I love Granite West!! Everyone there is so friendly and professional, I just adore the staff. The process took me 9 months (because of the market in my area) and the whole team basically held my hand the entire way! They are extremely punctual and will communicate with you about every detail. I will always recommend them over and over again. Thank you Drew, Ann and everyone else there at Granite West!
brad Miller
brad M.
21:23 14 May 21
The complicated process of mortgage financing, made easy and rapid with Granite West Funding. Would recommend to anyone.
Tyler Meadows
Tyler M.
21:08 14 May 21
Andrew and his team were nothing but helpful and made my home buying process smooth as could be.
Jose Luna
Jose L.
16:53 18 Mar 21
MICK CAPPONI
MICK C.
20:11 17 Mar 21
We shopped several lending institutions and thought we had the best deal we could get until talking with Andrew at Granite West. We said, " Give it your best shot." He came back with a deal that blew everybody else out of the water. The process went smoothly and, in my opinion, quickly. I'm glad we contacted Andrew before committing to another lender. I would recommend Granite west to anybody.
Kima Knapp
Kima K.
21:12 15 Mar 21
We are grateful to this team for making the refinancing of our home easy, straightforward, and timely. Any time I had questions or concerns Eric and the team were available to talk on the phone! They always responded to my emails promptly. My husband and I highly recommend Granite West Funding!
Alison Ross
Alison R.
20:36 12 Mar 21
Andrew and Jesse Pence of Granite West Funding made the process of refinancing our home a pleasant and easy experience. Documents were always on time and their level of communication allowed us to know where we stood in the process and what was needed from us. As someone who is new with owning a home and refinancing, Jesse took the time to answer all questions. There was no hidden prices or later add ons. We knew each step of the way that Granite West Funding was looking out for our best interest. We highly recommend them.
Dan Johnson
Dan J.
02:23 11 Mar 21
Andrew and the team at Granite West Funding were phenomenal with our home loan! They were very precise and professional but also very friendly and welcoming. They were available to answer our questions and very knowledgeable. It was a pleasure working with them. I would highly recommend going with Granite West funding. If we ever re-fi or buy another house they will be the people I go with. Thank you guys for the great service it was much appreciated and we love our new home!
David Hall
David H.
13:50 08 Mar 21
ngunning1
ngunning1
16:03 05 Mar 21
Working with Granite West is always a pleasure. They are always quick to get back to you and answer all questions! Great experience! Thank you Granite West Funding!! :-)
Damon Terstegge
Damon T.
04:59 05 Mar 21
shayna chaney
shayna C.
02:43 05 Mar 21
Tara Fey
Tara F.
02:39 05 Mar 21
Granite West Funding was amazing. They got me refinanced during my divorce within 30 days. Their staff even emailed me on weekends for information so that said to me that they were diligently working and they made me feel like I was special and let me assure you I am not. Eric and his team were super responsive through text and email. A+++
Diane Edwards
Diane E.
23:41 04 Mar 21
This is a very professional, detail oriented company. Everything went as smoothly as it possibly could
Peg
Peg
23:30 04 Mar 21
Have worked with Andrew and Jackie on several refis. Always competitive rates and smooth processing. Local business professionals.
F AT BOY ON A DIET
F AT BOY ON A D.
23:14 18 Jan 21
Andrew was prompt, professional, and courteous. He was patient and thorough answering all of my questions. He kept the ball rolling and the process was completed in the time frame promised. There were absolutely no surprises at settlement. We love our new home in Bass Lake Ca . An excellent job!"
Carly Russell
Carly R.
04:03 12 Jan 21
Granite West Funding is the BOMB! We went with them to purchase our house a few years ago and then again when rates dropped to Refi. I don't usually take the time to write a review but this company is not only the best at what they do but super cool to work with. They are straight shooters and I apprecite that they kept us informed every step of the way. They do not promise something they can't deliver. Okay already stop reading this review and call Granite West Funding!!!
Sarah Sanderson
Sarah S.
01:16 12 Jan 21
The whole team was a pleasure to work with. They worked diligently, efficiently and close with me throughout the entire process. They were able to find a really good loan that fit my needs and with a great APR. I am now a very happy home owner and have them to thank for this. I highly recommend them. Thank you, Granite West!!!
Lily Collis
Lily C.
00:54 12 Jan 21
Jeffrey Barigian
Jeffrey B.
20:13 04 Dec 20
This is our second loan with Mr. Pence and his team. The first was a very involved process regarding a new primary residence in expensive Santa Barbara. The local lenders were unable to secure financing for the purchase and with near perfect credit scores, and with 2 Doctors as purchasers. Enter Pence and team. Commitment to Excellence, Diligence, and Professionalism. Thinking out of the box. After securing financing, the local multimillion dollar home realtors were left scratching their heads and asking “Who is this guy?” Here’s the answer: A team of professional mortgage Brokers who will work tirelessly with you, NEVER give up, and make the whole process of producing a blizzard of documents, as easy as it can be. Buying and refinancing can be a daunting process. Let the “We will make it happen” Team at Granite be your first and only stop if you are looking for financing of the American Dream!Jeffrey J. Barigian, MDMichele C. Russell, PhD
Jackie A
Jackie A
00:07 17 Nov 20
THE ABSOLUTE best team out there!!!! I HIGHLY recommend Andrew at the Granite West Funding. Very responsive, very fast and very on top of EVERYTHING! I cannot emphasize enough how grateful and lucky we are to of have worked with Andrew! Thank you for all of your hard work and for helping us get the home of our dreams!
Juan G. Bautista
Juan G. B.
23:24 14 Nov 20
Frank Rodriguez
Frank R.
05:37 10 Nov 20
Our experience has been the most amazing experience. They were professional and committed when processing our loan request. Our representative keep us informed throughout the entire process. They will be our lender from now on.
Charity Bona
Charity B.
22:37 07 Nov 20
Eric and Jackie took such great care of us during our home buying process!! I would recommend them over and over again!
Carman Ruggeri
Carman R.
04:50 05 Nov 20
Answered every phone call. Did ask for a lot of info but in the end they did exactly what they said they would do. I would use them again.
Casey Knutson
Casey K.
15:31 21 Oct 20
Drew Pence at Granite West Funding was amazing to work with. As first time home buyers, we had a ton of questions and Drew was always there to answer them, no matter what time we called. What we liked about Drew the most was that he always gave us his honest opinion like a “real” person, not someone just trying to get our business. He really made us feel comfortable every step of the way. We would definitely recommend Drew for any of your needs and he will be the first person we call when we’re ready to re-fi or buy again.
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MrChomps18 V.
20:50 05 Oct 20
Alicia Hare
Alicia H.
18:37 30 Sep 20
It was quick and easy they stayed on top of it so we were able to get funding needed immediatelyStaff was very friendly and helpful
John B
John B
18:22 07 Sep 20
Andrew and the staff did a good job in getting the loan interest I wanted and in expediting the process with help all the way through the process. This is the second time I used them to purchase a home and I wouldn't hesitate to use them again.
Vionel Myles
Vionel M.
05:16 06 Sep 20
CHRISTINE SMITH
CHRISTINE S.
17:43 01 Sep 20
We had a great experience with Granite West Funding when we completed our home loan this month. They were fast, efficient and extremely professional, even closing a full week earlier than planned. We are very thankful that Andrew and his team worked to get us the best rate possible and we are very pleased with the result! We would highly recommend them to anyone interested in a new home loan or a refinance.
Micheal Despain
Micheal D.
01:05 01 Sep 20
Andrew and his team were awesome. Our mortgage process was very unique and complex but Andrew and his team worked very hard to make everything work out to our benefit. I highly recommend them.
Frank Bigelow
Frank B.
18:07 19 Aug 20
Andrew and team were amazing! They are quick to respond and explain everything in a way that make sense. Give them a call before committing somewhere else.
Patricia Wilson
Patricia W.
17:40 19 Aug 20
We had one of the most difficult loans you could possibly think of. Things were changing daily with covid and Andrew Pence and his team were there for us every step of the way and made it happen and now our family have seven owns our very first home!
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5/23/2019

Andrew and Jackie take the time to understand our goals and limitations. Then they work very quickly to offer us the best solutions available for our needs. They are very responsive to questions and are very prompt with paperwork. They have never ... Read more

- JRichard

11/2/2017

Recently my Dad needed a 2nd Mortgage on his home in order to move into a retirement community and he only had two weeks to get the necessary funds. Andrew met the time line and my Dad had a check in his hand in record time. He made the process ... Read more

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