Vista Lending Receives “Top Mortgage Company” Award and Its Loan Officers Receive “Top Producers” Award by Austin Business Journal

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Vista Lending, a Division of Network Funding, Ranks as a Top Mortgage Company and Loan Officers Rank as Top Producers in the Austin area

Vista Lending, a division of Network Funding, LP, is recognized by the Austin Business Journal as a “Top Mortgage Company” and its Loan Officers Russell Laing and Sonya Valia rank as a “Top Mortgage Producers” in the region by the publication.

“Vista Lending’s ranking at #10 as a ‘Top Mortgage Lender’ by the Austin Business Journal is a reflection of this branch’s continued success within the mortgage lending industry,” said Network Funding Vice President of Sales Richard Jefferson. “Moreover, Russell Laing ranks as #5 and Sonya Valia at #29 as ‘Top Producers’ by the publication, showing themselves as leaders in the competitive Austin market.”

The rankings are based on 2021 production volume and closed loans. In 2021, Vista Lending closed 957 loans with a production volume of more than $366.4 million. Russell Laing had a production volume of $192.97 million and 503 closed loans, while Sonya Valia had $82.28 million in volume and 218 closed loans.

According to the Austin Business Journal, the combined production of loans in 2021 for the Top 50 Mortgage Lenders reached $5.56 billion for 13,103 loans closed. All loans must be originated and closed under the agent's NMLS ID number. All loan officers listed operate from the Austin area and provided verification of loans made. The Austin coverage area includes Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Caldwell and Burnet counties.
You can learn more about the rankings and view the list in its entirety by visiting

About Network Funding
Network Funding, LP, NMLS #2297, is a private residential mortgage lending company that operates branches across the country. Since it was founded in 1998, Network Funding has financed nearly 141,300 homes at more than $28.6 billion, making the American Dream a reality for its customers. Network Funding’s core values include integrity, reliability and simplicity and it is on a mission to empower its customers through educating and equipping them for the home-buying process. To learn more about Network Funding, visit or for career opportunities, visit

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