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Helping families realize the dream of homeownership is my passion. Over the years, I have been able to assist many families obtain financing, many of them for the first time, and it never gets old. To me, it's always been more than a job. The satisfaction and pride I feel each time one of my Borrowers becomes a Homeowner is indescribable. Each one is an emotional investment for me as every Borrower is more than just a loan, they are friends, neighbors & my community.

My extensive experience as a Loan Officer and knowledge of the industry allows me to tailor each loan to meet the specific needs of each individual. Everyone’s story is different, so no one loan will fit everyone’s needs. My job is to find that perfect fit. Buying a home is the single most important investment we make. Although it can seem intimidating, I am dedicated to making the process a positive and rewarding experience for you, and I welcome the opportunity to earn your business and your trust.

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There are no words to describe how appreciative we are for all your hard work.  It's rare that you run into someone who will do exactly what they say, but you did it.  We're blessed to know you.

Nasario and Christina Cruz


September 2015   Nasario Cruz

Thank you, thank you. Both of you have made some of the most difficult times in our lives easier. **seriously, tearing up right now** And you have helped us to experience lots of JOY as well. We have been blessed to work with you each and every time. You will forever have our referrals.

Doreen Harrell - @ Kailo Communications Studio

Ricki, Now that the Peebles and Taylors have closed and funded, I can thank you for your expertise and hard work in making that happen. Sometimes when the clients drive away, all we're left with is (hopefully) a check, but I wanted you to know you deserved more. If it weren't for your patience and professionalism, this deal may well have fallen through. Thank you so much, and I look forward to working with you in the future!

Pete Houting

I am writing to let you know of the very positive experience my wife Barb and I had working with Ricki Whittle and her staff in your Corpus Christi office. Ricki contacted me right after she received your e-mail. She explained the nuances of the refinancing process here in Texas and offered specific suggestions relevant to our situation… Ricki and her staff were great from the beginning. They were professional, pleasant, and all documents were timely and accurate. They started working immediately to process our application and kept us informed from beginning to end. Barb and I will certainly recommend Ricki and WR Starkey to our friends if they have home mortgage needs. Thank you again for helping us turn what had been a very frustrating experience into one that was as smooth as it could possibly have been. 

Rick and Barb Boyce

Hey Ricki, Lisa & Hellena, First I wanted to let the 3 of y'all know that I appreciate all the help and effort y'all put in while helping with the home loan. I have had a few friends ask about the "buying process" and the first place I tell them to go is Starkey Mortgage. I know the process with me was long and a bit of, for lack of a better term, "a pain in the a**" at times, but we got it done and I thank y'all again for all the help.

Eddie Martinez

Hello Ricki!!! From the De La Cruz family to you, we want to thank you for your diligent and prompt work. Your work was very professional and appreciative. The family is getting settled in San Antonio and doing great. Thank you once again!!

Jesse & Dalia De La Cruz

We would like to thank you both for making this dream a reality for me and my family. You guys are great at what you do, and go above and beyond what is needed. Thanks again for everything!!!! 

Kelly M

Good Morning I had to start the day by thanking you and the Starkey Team for all the help and patience you gave us..also for not losing your friendliness in the process. Its official we are the proud owners of this home and we couldn’t be happier and let me tell you a big load is off our shoulders we can breathe and I think the Starkey Team can also. Once again we cannot thank you enough for your help and patience.

Celia DeBlasio

Ricki: You gave us hope when we were ready to give up. We love our new home and you helped make it happen…and for that we thank you

Rudy and Day Riojas

Dear Mrs. Whittle, Thank you so much for all of your help with the mortgage process. You have been amazing and we really appreciate all of your knowledge and hard work. Here’s to your continued success!

Mary Elizabeth and Andrew

Ricki, I would like to thank you once again for all that you have done for my family. I have never felt more comfortable with a professional group than I have with Starkey Mortgage.

Antonio Macias

Ricki and Hellena, I wanted to thank you both for all the hard work that went into Chase’s file. You jumped right in and made it happen. Thank you again so much and I know we’ll be working together again soon.

Melissa Wiley - Realtor

To Hellena and Ricki: Just wanted to thank you both for all the hard work you contributed to helping me make my family’s dream come true. We are truly excited to start a new life in our own home!

Rose Coffee & Family

Dear Ricki, Thank you for the outstanding service you provided my client and I, regarding the property located at 3829 Kitty Lane. I am sincerely grateful for the extra effort you extended, which helped my client into a home the entire family now loves! Without you, I am sure our deal would have been lost… so thanks again. In addition, I will be sure to share with others what a smooth success it was working with you, Hellena, and WR Starkey Mortgage. Please enjoy! Regards,

Cammie Briquelet