Ben Nelson

Sales Manager, Producing
NMLS # 1392905
State Lic OR #1392905, WA #MLO-1392905
Se habla español.


It’s all about service at Academy Mortgage, and our company has been meeting the needs of homebuyers across the United States since 1988. I joined Academy because of its strong reputation for integrity-based mortgage lending, its unwavering commitment to responsible lending practices, and for its broad portfolio of mortgage solutions and tools.

Academy is a direct lender, which means that my Branch and Regional Offices are equipped to complete the entire loan process in-house—all loan processing, underwriting, closings, and funding are handled locally. As a result, we have a proven track record of closing loans as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Purchasing a home will most likely be the largest purchase you ever make and one of your biggest decisions you will have. Customer service is and will always be my #1 Priority! Finding and purchasing your home should be an enjoyable, stress-free process. I take great pride in making sure people understand the loan process by: providing a clear picture of their options within their mortgage, communicating prior to and during the loan, and being readily available 7 days a week at all hours of the day. It is important to work with a Lender who will have your best interests at heart. I am in a profession that is built off of referrals, and that is why I continue to go above and beyond for the people I am working with. I will be in control of your loan file from start to finish, and I will be up-to-date on the status of your loan at all times. I understand the importance of maintaining continuous communication throughout the loan process and commit to providing you accurate, timely, and honest mortgage advice. Put your trust in Ben Nelson and Academy Mortgage, and I promise you, I will never have to ask for it again!

I invite you to put us to the test. Let me show you how simple and easy securing a mortgage can be.

Home Mortgage Tools


How much will my fixed rate mortgage payment be?

This calculator computes the payments (principal and interest), based on home price, down payment, and other factors.


How much mortgage might I qualify for?

This calculator computes the finance amount, based on income, expenses, credit rating, and other factors.


How much home can I afford?

This calculator computes the most expensive house you can buy, based on the highest payment you can afford.


How much will I save by increasing my mortgage payment?

Increasing your payment will reduce the principal on your mortgage, the total amount of interest you’ll pay, and the number of payments.

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Ben Nelson & his team, once again top notch! I completely trust his team with my clients!

—Erin Burns

Once again Ben Nelson hits it out of the park. We can always count on Ben. My clients are happy as can be. Thanks again! Brian Joseph Coldwell Banker Mountain West Inc.

—Brian Joseph

I appreciated how responsive Ben and the Academy Mortgage team was. I never had to wait, in fact, they pretty much anticipated any questions. The weekly updates and video's were great in facilitating this. Academy was one of three lenders I looked at. Ben came under the others in fees, and rates. He also presented options. This was important to me because I knew he wasn't trying to pigeon hole me into one direction. This gave me confidence he was working in my best interest. This is the fourth house I have purchased over ten years. This was probably the best experience!

—Timothy L. Clark

My husband and I were very pleased with the entire process. Ben Nelson, at Academy Mortgage was always quick to respond and answer questions. Thank you Ben.

—William and Cindy Tjaarda

Ben and his Team, were amazing. Such an easy process from beginning to end, zero stress. We are thankful for a seamless transaction!

—Anthony Williams

Ben Nelson was great to work with. He answered all of my questions and made sure I was comfortable and informed every step of the way. As a new home buyer this made the process easy and smooth. Thank you!

—Jose Reyes

I am very happy to work with Ben and his team. I cannot day enough good things about everyone.

—Salvador Llerenas