Brenda Leech

Loan Officer
NMLS # 329499
State Lic WA #MLO-329499, AZ #LO-0939004, CA #CA-DOC329499
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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.

Since joining Academy, I have helped many individuals and families attain the dream of homeownership. Whether you want to buy a new home or refinance an existing mortgage, I will provide a customized solution for you at competitive rates. No brokering, no middleman, no hassle, no surprises.

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

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.

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

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Brenda made a point to meet with me in person to explain the mortgage process in the beginning and was always available after that to answer questions. She even offered moral support when my deal hit a snag and everything took a lot longer than anticipated. I really appreciated Brenda attending my closing just to make sure I had no questions or concerns. I will definitely call her in the future and have already recommended her to friends!

—J. Bersten

I truly appreciated Ms. Leech's positive energy and support as she worked to find the best solution for our refinancing application. Her extensive knowledge and exceptional customer service skills must make her a leader in your industry. She educated me on the process, always kept me informed at each stage, and patiently tolerated my confusion and delay in forwarding documents! She and the other professionals from AM made our refinancing fast and seamless. I've probably worked with at least 7 mortgage lenders over the years, and past experience made me dread opening another application. I am happy to report that this experience was vastly different and I would heartily recommend Ms. Leech

—R. Brown

The refinance process went smoothly and we were kept in the loop on where in the process we were and what the next stages would be.


Brenda Leech and Academy Mortgage were a pleasure to work with. Brenda was extremely knowledgeable and was able to close our buyer's loan right on time. She is definitely my go to loan officer for all of my future clients. Anyone who is considering buying a home would surely be at an advantage with Brenda and Academy Mortgage by their side.

—A. Picard

Don't change A THING. Brenda and her asst. Katie were wonderful to work with. Very professional, knowledgeable, out going and friendly, excellent communication. We felt that we were in excellent hands and had nothing to worry about. We were right!

—M Yeager

Brenda Leech was my loan officer, she walked me through the process as this was my first international transaction. Brenda served as the most effective and professional consultant I have ever had, really appreciate all her tremendous support to make this transaction happen. I value her strong skill and solid knowledge.

—J. Briseno Carrasco

Benda Leech is OUTSTANDING. She is friendly, compassionate, always looking to assure that I got the very best interest rates, coaching me on what and how to do in between applying for and closing the loans. I guarantee you, that I deal exclusively with Academy Mortgage because of her.

—Judith Findley

Brenda Leech and Katie Jevas are rockstars at what they do.

—Michael Hass

Brenda does an excellent job with all my clients.

—K. Kostner, Realtor

Brenda was on top of the process every step of the way.

—S. Kubiszewski

Brenda and Academy Mortgage were great to work with the whole way through the process. I always felt confident that I was being taken care of and that everyone working on my case really cared about me and doing the best they could for me. Thank you for a great experience.

—M. Campbell

I want to recommend my VA loan officer Brenda Leech to my friends. She works efficiently and in a friendly manner. She is very caring and compassionate. I really enjoyed every loan process with her. I am very grateful. Thank you.

—Moon Ko

I have worked on loans with Brenda for about 10 years as both as buyer and seller. She is a pro who knows how to keep the process on track, avoiding last minute complications, and how to clarify options that a borrower might consider in selecting their type of loan. I have recommended Brenda to many people over the years and will continue to do so with confidence that she will provide excellent service.

—B. Johnson

Brenda and Katie were excellent in communicating with me. The delay occurred because of the number of rental properties I have and the verifications required.

—John Kiehl

We have worked with Brenda in the past and as always she exceeded our expectations, she and her team are wonderful!

—L. Swinney

Brenda was professional, courteous, met all deadlines and was extremely easy to work with. She kept us well informed and I would happily recommend her to anyone seeking home financing.

—L. Coons, RN

Brenda Leech was always there when I needed help and to answer any question I ask her.

—Douglas Boyd

Brenda and her assistant Katie were absolutely wonderful to work with. Quick responses, excellent attention to detail, and supportive unmeasurable first class customer service. I consider Brenda someone I can truly trust in an overwhelming and often scary home buying process.

—Katerina Horan

Brenda and Katie were always very professional and took as much time as we needed to clearly explain the process and answer our questions

—J. Smith

Brenda and Katie were wonderfully supportive throughout the entire process, answering every questions, getting documents and tasks completed immediately, keeping me informed about every step, even being present at signing in case I had any questions about anything I was being asked to sign! I am so pleased at this level of service which is so far above the norm that I’ve experienced in the past from other mortgage companies! Thank you!

—J. Roe

Brenda was amazing. Communicative and responsive. She helped us through a complicated loan process that had a lot of complexities along the way. We couldn’t be happier with choosing Brenda as our loan officer.

—S. Silcock

Brenda was marvelous. Great communication

—George Holzer

This was the second time that we have used Academy Mortgage and would do so again!

—J. Johnson

Brenda was very patient and helpful in assisting me through the process. I was kept informed and knew what the status was on a daily basis.

—D. Radtke