Tony’s big move to California in 2004 was not a tough one. But, what proved to be a challenge was facing the fast paced Real Estate market in the Bay Area.  Fortunately, his time on the East Coast had been preparing him all along for the rigorous duties that would be required; including working with people and understanding their goals…a quality of many in the mortgage industry that, quite evidently, was missing.

Tony has 18 years in financing which gives him the understanding of the inner workings of credit and qualifying. Tony’s motto is “I get loans done.” These are the magic words in this tight lending market. Persistence and understanding how lenders work, which makes Tony your best ally when getting your new home loan.



Gordon Hinds


Classic Home Loans

Co-host of The Real Estate Report


Anthony Mendes

Sr. Mortgage Planner

Host of The Real Estate Report.


Gordon has been involved in Bay Area real estate since earning his Broker License in 1992 . Some of Gordon's real estate accomplishments include: owner of a Century 21 Franchise; purchased, rehabilitated and sold over 30 homes; Property Management - currently managing over 100 rental units; and since 1996, owner of Classic Home Loans mortgage company in Lafayette.  And as of 2016, Gordon shares his experiences, including his successes and failures, on radio as Co-Host of The Real Estate Report on KDOW....now airing in it's 5th year.



Meet the team