Brenda Thornbrue

Loan Officer, Renovation Specialist
NMLS # 433639
State Lic AK #AK433639, WA #MLO-433639
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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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It is always a pleasure working with Brenda!

—Shawna Shelton

Everything was more than adequate and a very easy process!

—Terri Twidwell

Brenda was a joy to work with - helpful, competent, and in constant contact - and always available.

—Linda S Scandrett

Brenda is a "Rock Star".

—Galen Gerling

Brenda Thornbrue does an amazing job at what she does, we are so great full and happy with how fast and efficient the process was for us. She treated us as if we are a priority and we can’t thank her enough for that.

—Mariana Leasure

As a Realtor, I can always count on Brenda Thornbrue and her team. She treats everyone with respect and like family!

—Jeanne Blanton

Loved working with Brenda Thornbrue. She was always upbeat and responsive.

—Renee Olson

I was looking to buy a house to call home and the support and service I received highly exceeded my expectations and experience as a first time home buyer amazingly satisfied!

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—Cecilia Gardener

Very smooth loan transaction, especially given we needed construction hold back funds. Once all information was obtained, the processing proceeded without incident. Brenda Thornbrue was easy to work with and pro-actively addressed issues so there were no last minute surprises.

—Dan Martinez

Brenda Thornbrue was great to work with! Thank you!

—Jeanne Korver

Brenda was always available and quick to return any missed calls.

—Joseph Shelton

Brenda, you're the best! You worked hard, in the face of a few problems, you worked through them, and enabled the transaction to close right on time. I couldn't have been more pleased!

—Abby Gorder

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—Cecilia Gardener

Process was smooth and was kept informed of status such as appraisal date, etc.

—Dan Martinez

This was a very professional experience for me / us . Brenda was always communicating what she needed from us and the next steps. We would defiantly use academy mortgage again !!

—Cheryl Guild

Brenda Thornbrue and team were a pleasure to work with! As a first time homebuyer this can be an intimidating process, but Brenda really helped to alleviate that stress; she was friendly, accessible, and quick to follow-up if I had any questions. I am so grateful for her support through the process. I also appreciate Academy's online system for document signing and sharing, it was helpful and convenient.

—Jennifer Brendicke

Brenda is a "Rock Star".

—Galen Gerling

Brenda made me feel as though I was her only client during my loan experience. She was friendly, patient, and so attentive. I had the utmost confidence in her ability to guide me through the process and make sure everything was done correctly. I appreciated her availability and flexibility to work around my work schedule. The icing on the cake was that she came to the signing appointment at the title company and gave me a thank you card and gift! Amazing customer service.

—Kathryn Roller

We've purchased 3 homes now and by and far this was the smoothest, quickest and most painless experience we've had. Brenda Thornbrue was very attentive, organized, made us feel valued as customers and she quickly earned our trust. I'm already recommending Brenda and Academy to friends who are about to purchase homes.

—John Fulton

Everything went Amazingly awesome.

—Cole Fountain

Without academy mortgage working so hard for us to purchase our first home, I don't think it would have been possible. Everyone was so professional and was in contact with us every step of the way.

—Jessica Brown

We made this transaction from another state which was quite stressful to us, however Brenda took excellent care of us. She answered questions and explained the process well.

—Robert Simpson

Brenda was amazing and patient!!

—Kelli Norcott

We worked with Brenda Thornbrue. She kept in contact with me as well as my realtor Jaida Sweetland. We both text Brenda when we had questions and she always responded.

—Patricia Baker

It was a great experience, great team!

—Lisa Crump