MISSION STATEMENT: Our goal is to provide every individual with the best possible advice and options to obtain a new home loan or home refinance and to buy or sell a home. We deliver experience, knowledge, and service in an efficient and thorough process. Most of our new clients have been referred to Heritage Mortgage & Real Estate by previous clients. Our reputation is very important to us and we fully embrace integrity.
John Engstrom, PresidentBefore starting his own company in 1995 in La Jolla, John worked in all aspects of the mortgage and real estate industry as a loan officer for several large banks, a real estate appraiser, and a licensed Realtor. His experience has given him breadth and depth of knowledge in a rapidly changing industry. John serves clients throughout San Diego county and can provide references to many other locations in California and throughout the Southwest.
John grew up in Rancho Palos Verdes, suburban Los Angeles, and moved to Pacific Beach in the late 1980s. While working, he obtained his business degree from National University. An active athlete in both football and baseball, he currently spends his free time on the golf course and sports an 8 handicap. John participates in several fantasy football teams and avidly follows USC football!
Lydia East, Vice PresidentLydia obtained her real estate license in 2004. A native of Chicago with previous work experience in higher education, management consulting and executive search, she relocated to La Jolla when she and John were married in 2003. Her education includes a bachelor’s degree in communication from Denison University and a master’s degree in business from the University of Notre Dame. She has taken up golf and doesn't discuss her handicap!
Licenses and MembershipsCA Department of Real EstateNational Association of RealtorsMission Bay Real EstateReal Estate Brokers Association
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