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Welcome to my website!

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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Excellent service. Process was smooth and timely.
May 2017   Bruce S
Sherman, TX
May 2017   Charles W
Wolfe City, TX
Haly Newton fue muy amable y eficiente en el proceso me ayudo mucho y estoy muy satisfecha con su trabajo.
April 2017   Rosa M
May 2017   Tim C
Sherman, TX
It was short and sweet, Vanya has made this process amazing!! Complete trust and confidence from our first communication to the final signing.
March 2017   Glenn C
Paris, TX
Vanya and her team are FANTASTIC!!! They are very patient and make the whole process so easy. Thanks for everything!!!
February 2017   Wesley P
Denison, TX
Vanya and Haley were excellent to work with
February 2017   Scot C
Sherman, TX
I worked with Vanya, Haley, and Ashley. All three were very easy to work with and kept me in the loop on everything! They responded very quickly to all my questions or concerns. I am a First Time Home Buyer and I was not expecting the process to go this smoothly! AWESOME team!!
February 2017   Monique J
Paris, TX
Everyone involved in our process was knowledgeable, accessible and professional. As first time home buyers, we were definitely taken care of by Vanya and her team.
December 2016   Eric H
Denison, TX
Super easy and vary fast!
December 2016   Carl W
Honey Grove, TX
Very good staff. They work really hard...
January 2017   Glenn B
Paris, TX
The office staff was very diligent in making sure all documents were received and in order. Made the experience very satisfying and not stressful at all.
January 2017   Brandon L
Leonard, TX
Starkey Mortgage got me financed when others couldn't. Everyone was very quick to answer questions I had through the loan process. They were on time with dates and made my part of the process very easy.
November 2016   Bryan M
Denison, TX
Excellent service and professionalism!
November 2016   Joshua D
Sherman, TX
I felt confident and we'll informed throughout the process while dealing with multiple staff members of Starkey
September 2016   Shelby E
Paris, TX
I absolutely could not imagine using anyone else but Starkey from now on. Every single person there goes out of their way to make you feel comfortable and confident during the loan process. I have and wI'll continue to recommend Starkey to anyone that is looking to buy a home.
September 2016   Jason G
Reno, TX
excellent people to work with
November 2016   Jeffrey A
Sherman, TX

As a Realtor, Vanya and her team are my number one choice of lenders to recommend to my buyers. They keep my buyer and me (their Realtor) very informed with updates. This time, my husband and I were the buyers and we are in awe of their performance throughout the process. We encountered 'an issue' which was expertly handled by the team. My husband and I could not be more pleased by their professionalism and how they kept us in the loop at every turn. Our thanks to you, Vanya and your team. I will continue to recommend Vanya and her team to my buyers, family and friends! 

October 2014   Mark Smeltzer and Simone Belmonte


I want to thank ya’ll for all your hard work! It was very easy and painless on my end, im very appreciative for that. After my experience with ya’ll I believe you are the best in the business! I will refer anyone I know to you. Thanks again!

October 2014   Justin Reiter - F.E.S. Electrical Supervisor

As before, I am stunned at the performance of you and your team! You basically got this done in 2 weeks, friendly and fun the whole time, and without making anything difficult. It’s really too bad that I don’t need a mortgage more often because it is truly a pleasure doing business with a team like yours! My wife is excited that you have enabled us to close early. Thank you for all your hard work.


Ladies, Now that the dust has finally settled and we're getting situated in the new house, I wanted to take the time to say "thank you" to each and every one of you. You ladies were absolutely amazing, and Britt and I couldn't be more grateful. I've heard of so many horror stories about buying and closing on houses, and how there is no such thing as an easy close. After working with you all, I couldn't disagree more. Although it was slightly stressful due to the huge decision to buy a house, the hard work put in by each one of you made it an enjoyable and memorable process. You ladies handle your business very well, and your professionalism is second to none. Again, thank you SO MUCH. We couldn't be happier to be doing business with you. Sincerely,


Vanya and her team where very personable and made me feel like she went above and beyond to assist me in getting my home loan. She had a great knowledge of guarantor home loans which set my mind at ease. She was happy to answer any questions even outside business hours and responded in a professional and timely manner. As a home buyer in the past, I would recommend going through the home loan experts here at WR Starkey as this process was a lot smoother and less stressful then having to deal with banks as an individual. I would especially recommend Vanya and her team to my friends and others. 

Randy Fleitman

Vanya- I truly appreciate what you went through in order to secure this loan for our family! We are so grateful of your time, honesty, hard work, willingness to never stop, and most of all your professionalism throughout this entire transaction. I can appreciate someone like you that knows what it takes to get a deal done. Like my business as a real estate developer, good market or bad market, it always takes the "get it done know matter what it takes" attitude, to get the ball over the finish line. I know I'm not telling you anything you haven't heard before, but you deserve to hear it again. My family and I just want to say thanks for everything. You have truly earned our loyalty as our preferred lender, respect from us as your client, and a lifelong friendship that is most important of all. We wish you and WRStarkey many more great years of success! Sincerely,

The Shires Family

Vanya, My Family and I would like to express our sincere gratitude and thankfulness for all that you and your team has done for us. As you may recall, in the original contract we were not scheduled to close until August 28th. You all really went above and beyond the call of duty to get us into our new home much sooner than anyone thought possible. I have had several horrific experiences in the past with lying, deceitful mortgage brokers who could not have cared less about me or my family. Because of these bad experiences, I was not excited about the idea of going through the loan process again, but you have restored my faith in your profession. We would be happy to use your services again and/or refer you to our family and friends. Well Done!

D & M Reed

What I thought was going to be a long, hard fought and stressful ordeal in securing a mortgage for the home we found, actually turned out to be a quick and “pain free” experience. I was ready for a three to six month process. Being self-employed I was expecting it. There was no doubt who I was going to use and that was Vanya. To make a long story short. In a little over a month from first filling out paperwork to signing the closing papers we were in our home. The best thing is, the whole experience felt like I was working with Vanya at my kitchen table. It was that comfortable and she made it so easy to understand what everything meant. She knows her stuff!

Rick Mason

Vanya & Team, Thank you all for helping us accomplish our goal of owning a home! Everyone in the office was always so kind and especially helpful..not to mention patient! You all are the best!

B. Hanson

We came to Vanya & her team after having been misled & lied to by another mortgage company. Vanya’s honesty and professionalism restored our faith in the loan process. The staff at the Sherman office pushed our complicated loan through in TWO weeks with a holiday interruption! Bravo! A wonderful team! After our initial loan attempt, working with Vanya & her team were a blessing to us during a very difficult & trying time.

M. Reynolds

Vanya and her staff have been very professional and courteous to my husband and me. Everything was timely as stated and went smoothly. I have recommended them to other and I thank God for each of you and may He bless you.

J. Owens

Vanya was very helpful & she really listened to me about having a bad experience with my first loan. All of the ladies in the office were very helpful & extremely nice. I have recommended you to my mother.

T Bounds

Vanya and her team were wonderful, very helpful & thoughtful of our situation. They made is very quick and less stressful for me, which was nice since I was in my ninth month of pregnancy at the time of closing!

Calk Family

We have come to Vanya and her team on the last three homes that we have bought! Her team is knowledgeable, friendly and makes the home buying process as simple as it can be. They are awesome!

D. Neill

The greatest people in the world to work with. I highly recommend them. Super job!

B Meek

Vanya could brighten a room by just walking in. Her team made the process hassle free and I have recommended my friend to come to Vanya when they are ready to buy.

J. Reed