Cornerstones of Success

When it comes to helping individuals and families achieve successful homeownership, Academy is 1st CHOICE. For over 30 years, we have delivered exceptional mortgage service, in-house loan fulfillment, a broad portfolio of products and tools, and integrity-based mortgage banking.

Chelsea Connolly

Loan Originator
NMLS # 973204
State Lic AZ #LO-0922708

It’s all about service at Academy Mortgage, and our company has been meeting the needs of home-buyers 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 home-ownership. 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.

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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The Connolly team made our loan process smooth as can be! They were available to answer any questions we had at anytime. Chelsea’s and Megan were a pleasure to work with.

—Kory Acevedo

Very pleased with Academy's communication throughout the loan process and the ability to close the loan.

—Wendy Letteer

Thanks for getting this done before COE

—Linda Soares

Chelsea was amazing throughout the whole loan process. She took a late evening call after viewing a home and had my client pre-approved in the morning.

—Wendy Letteer

Everyone was courteous, well-informed and kept me informed every step of the way!

—Pat Burns

So thankful to have an office in Apache junction, easy to get to and great people. Made it very easy for our family.

—Eleonore Anderson

Everyone was exceptional! We loved working with Chelsea and will definitely refer anyone we know to her and your company! We tried to get a loan through 4 other mortgage companies prior to finding Chelsea and no one could help us. She gave us a chance and now we own our beautiful first home! Thank you to everyone at academy mortgage!!

—Jordan Cortese


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