ABOUT US

Woodland Hills Mortgage Corporation was founded in 1990 as a private lending institution to fund “make sense” loans that banks won’t make. We knew these bank rejected borrowers still needed mortgage assistance that we could provide; therefore, we’ve loaned on almost all property types throughout California.

Since 2007, Woodland Hills Mortgage Corporation has been adding to its lending strategies to meet the demand of many niche markets that have been created by the influx of regulations following the 2007 real estate crash. We have reviewed, analyzed and adapted to these changes and remain one of the few companies in California to make loans secured by homes of borrowers who are or would be bank rejected.

We believe our extensive experience and in-house legal counsel provides a great advantage in this world where underwriting a loan is subject to vast levels of regulation.

Woodland Hills Mortgage Corporation’s staff is headed by an extraordinary management team:

Richard Temme-CEO, President

Richard C. Temme
CEO, President

Richard C. Temme is past president of the California Mortgage Association (CMA), a current member of its Board of Directors and has been chairman, co-chairman or Senior member of the CMA’s Education Committee since its inception in 1998. Over the years, Richard has planned or participated in hundreds of presentations on various lending subjects affecting CMA membership.

For approximately three years prior to November 2003, Richard served at the request of California Real Estate Commissioner, Paula Reddish–Zinneman, on an advisory committee to evaluate and make recommendations for continuing education requirements for California Real Estate Licenses.

Richard has been a real estate broker since he was a young man. Later, Richard worked for Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith and afterward had a seat on the Pacific Coast Stock Exchange. Having passed various NASD, New York Stock Exchange, Department of Agriculture and Pacific Coast Stock Exchange exams, Richard’s familiarity with bonds and other investment vehicles led him to develop “make sense” skills when underwriting mortgage loans.

Richard holds a doctorate from Upper Iowa University and is periodically employed as an expert witness, testifying in lending related matters.


Michelle Rodriguez - In-house counsel, Chief compliance officer

Michelle Rodriguez
In-house counsel,
Chief compliance officer

Michelle Rodriguez is the in-house counsel and chief compliance officer of Woodland Hills Mortgage Corporation in Woodland Hills, California. Ms. Rodriguez is licensed as an attorney in California, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Ms. Rodriguez earned a Juris Doctor degree from Hamline University School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point. Ms. Rodriguez is a licensed real estate broker and maintains an NMLS MLO endorsement.

Ms. Rodriguez is chairperson of the Dodd-Frank committee of the California Mortgage Association and has presented many courses at that organization’s educational seminars on such topics as the Truth- in-Lending Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. She has over 13 years of experience in the real estate industry.

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