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.

Dana Grainger

Loan Originator
NMLS # 1243703
State Lic MD #26-42439, CA #CA-DBO1243703

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.

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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Dana and the whole team in Hemet were amazing to work with! We feel very blessed to call her our lender! Thank you Dana and the Academy Hemet team!!

—Todd Leaverton

These days great customer service is overlooked and forgotten . We were blessed to worked with Dana . From the moment we first talked to the last day of escrow our experience with Dana was phenomenal. The experience was so great that I would buy another house from Dana again in the near future :). I don't see Dana as a lender rep but a friend for life. She helped us fulfill our dream to a reality and her being part of it made it extra special. Great job Dana !

—Ron Gomez

From the mine,t I met Dana, she held my hand through the entire process...she even went with me to sign all of my documents...she's a blessing, I never could've done it without her. Than God for Dana...she's the BEST!!!!!!#

—Kim Johnson

Dana Grainger is awesome along with her assistant Brenda!!!! Extremely helpful and lots of communication.

—Kevin Sasunders

Stress free no complications excellent service Dana was exceptional she took care of me and made it affordable awesome job

—Sarah Wise

Dana Grainger is amazing , very professional and always available for any questions and concerns , i highly recommend her !!!!!

—jeronimo frutero

I love working with Dana. She communicates extremely well and I trust her with my client. I hope to work with her many times in the future. I really appreciate the co branding follow-up with my clients. GREAT experience!

—Renda Thomsen

Dana was amazing as always! We have dealt with her in the past and she was just as great as before! Thank you to Dana and her crew for their hard work!

—Tiffany Leaverton

Dana was amazing!

—Rosie Garcia

Dana, always goes above and beyond. she was with buyers at 7;00AM to sign loan docs.

—rosie garcia

Dana was awesome. She informed me every step of the way. I look forward to working with her again!

—Donald Maynard

By far the best experience. Every step was of the way was a smooth process

—Danny Joya

From the moment i met Dana, she held my hand through the entire process...she even went with me to sign all of my documents...she's a blessing, I never could've done it without her. Than God for Dana...she's the BEST!!!!!!#

—Kim Johnson

Excellent personal service!

—Ryan Taguines

Dana and the team worked really hard to get our loan done and in a very short time.we are so glad we chose her and Academy. Thank you so much

—Maria Pullens

by far its incredible how fast we closed escrow

—Danny Joya

You were VERY helpful!!!!

—Lana Gomez

Dana is wonderful and I can trust her with my clients. I will definitely be asking my clients to consider useing Dana.

—Renda Thomsen


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