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.

Ethan Pikoff

Loan Officer
NMLS # 1094319
State Lic TX #1094319, AZ #0927834
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CONTACT INFORMATION

15333 North Pima Road
Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Mobile: (480) 889-4616
Direct: (480) 331-4605
Welcome!

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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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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Everything was relatively quick.

—Selik Samai

Experience was awesome.

—Marcia Sweet

Great experience closing this deal with Ethan and his team. It was a difficult loan to get done and they did it with ease. They answered all of our questions and made sure that loan docs were at title early so we could sign and close stress free. Great communication.

—Boryana Delov

Ethan was excellent and made the entire process very smooth. He is very professional and knowledgeable. He was always available to answer questions. Overall it was a great experience.

—Anbreen Ahmad

Ethan and the entire Academy Mortgage team provided us with outstanding services. We purchased our home a little more than 3 years ago and used Academy as our lender. We recently refinanced that same home with a VA loan and turned to Academy to place our new loan. I am and have been self employed most of my adult life. The nature of our income posed a number of particular challenges for underwriting our new loan. At the beginning of seeking the loan, Ethan advised us that he felt that while our circumstances concerning the nature of our income was atypical, that Academy could meet them and secure a loan for us. Indeed, we submitted a loan request with Academy and two other lenders, both of which failed to understand or work with our income situation. As it turned out, Ethan's assessment that Academy could and would work with us where competitor lenders would not, turned out to be 100% accurate. Additionally, every member of Ethan's team provided us with superior service from beginning to end. Everyone was clear, timely and professional every step of the way. We were informed as to what the team needed, provided documentation and explanations and performance that met and exceeded what we could have hoped for and will certainly use Ethan and Academy for any future needs we may have for loan services and heartedly recommend anyone who needs a loan to do the same.

—Barry Ruby

The loan originator was very good at giving updates on the progress of the transaction. I am very please with the service.

—Tammy Loc

Great experience, excellent customer service. A+! Thank you!

—Andrew Cook

Keep making the experience so positive

—Cathy Dudzinski

Ethan Pikoff was very professional, timely and great at communicating the process and steps needed to successfully close.

—Daniel Hayakawa

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—Jeffrey De Laveaga

Ethan was awesome from the type of information he gave us to the helpful tips he gave. I would highly recommend Ethan and academy mortgage to anyone. In fact I have already sent my friend to him last week.

—Joseph Salinas

Ethan did what others couldn't and saved my client thousands!

—Edmund VanDamme

Everyone at Academy Mortgage have always been so nice and easy to work with. From buying our home and now refinancing it was a smooth and quick process and I appreciate it very much.

—Anthony Mcfarlin

This was the best loan experience I have had to date. The team at Academy, lead by Ethan Pikoff made it easy and were ultimately able to save me over $275 a month.

—Aaron Arnett

Ethan at Academy did a fantastic job keeping us up-to-date and informed with the loan process.

—Brian James

Ethan is a credit to the profession. Ethan kept me informed every step of the way, set expectations, offered suggestions, was patient yet informative of necessary deadlines. In football terms, Ethan is a great quarterback, great play caller, and [he] kept the team focused on the ball! I felt as if I was part of the team ;>) Lastly, the data-gathering technology used and communication strategy deployed was a perfect combination for me. Thank you for such an excellent experience regarding such a tedious process.

—John Shelley

Ethan and his team were great. Very patient, knowledgeable, and were always accomodating.

—Jarrod Watson

Ethan Pikoff was an absolute delight to work with for a second time. Will be absolutely referring friends and family to him.

—Michael Fischer

Ethan was great and the process was very easy! Thank you!!

—Sharon Wolfe

Ethan made the home buying process so easy and enjoyable!

—Michael Fischer Jr

My experience with Jake Krabbe, Kenny Brosh, Ethan Pikoff and Realtor Bonnie Kingcannon was pleasant and rewarding. This team at Academy Mortgage in coordination with my REALTOR® were helpful, knowledgeable, and timely with assisting me in the purchase of my new home. Any questions I had were promptly answered throughout the homebuying process. Applying for a mortgage and searching for your new home can be a daunting and stressful task. I felt they all did a great job managing the entire process and keeping things on track, which made the overall experience relatively painless. I highly recommend their services and would certainly use them again in the future.

—Jonathan Layton

Great team to work with, everything was easy and smooth!

—Stephen Brichta

Ethan at Academy did a fantastic job keeping us up to date and informed with the loan process.

—Brian James

friendly and informative. Everyone was willing to help with anything and everything

—Fernando Bermudez

This was the best loan experience I have had to date. The team at Academy, lead by Ethan Pikoff, made it easy and were ultimately able to save me over $275 a month.

—Aaron Arnett

I've worked with Ethan on a few transactions this year, he is always forthcoming, helpful and available. I feel confident that my clients will have the best possible experience with Academy. This last transaction was a little more complicated than the common loan, Ethan took the time to explain each unique step to all parties involved.

—Misti Moffett

Ethan at Academy made it easy to complete all the paperwork, and everything got done in a timely manner so we could move in as soon as possible.

—Robin Roberts

Ethan and his team were amazing! They were professional, reliable, and available for questions anytime- day or night.

—Stephen Brichta

Ethan Pikoff was our loan officer, and he was kind and passionate about our family's needs and budget. He went above and beyond to insure we knew every detail each step of the way. His knowledge and dedication helped ease the stress that can come with purchasing a new home. We would refer our family and friends to him.

—Judith Salinas

My experience with ethan and academy mortgage was excellent they were so consistent and quick always wanting to help me and go with me through all the steps and made things easy for my family and I.

—Jeffrey alberto cornejo

Ethan was awesome from the type of information he gave us to the helpful tips he gave. I would highly recommend Ethan and academy mortgage to anyone. In fact I have already sent my friend to him last week.

—Joseph Salinas

—Brianna Gonzalez

Great experience closing this deal with Ethan and his team. It was a difficult loan to get done, and they did it with ease. They answered all of our questions and made sure that loan docs were at title early so we could sign and close stress-free. Great communication.

—Boryana Delov

Ethan at academy made it easy to complete all the paper work and everything got done in a timely manner so we could move in as soon as possible.

—Robin Roberts

Ethen and the staff at academy mortgage went above and beyond my expectations to get my loan closed I also want to mention Jake keep up the good work.

—Robert Miranda

Ethan Pikoff was very professional, timely and great at communicating the process and steps needed to successfully close.

—Daniel Hayakawa

The question regarding "how did you find..." - I actually tuned into a radio broadcast that caught my attention. I heard "even if you've tried refinancing before..." and the host offered a text option - both were music to my ears. I text and was on my way to the best mortgage refinance experience I have ever had. Regarding the radio spot - I recommend giving the telephone number at least once at the end of each segment. I was in and out of the car and when I had listened enough to know I wanted to make contact it was as many as 3 segments later before the number was given. Now - regarding the refinance itself - Ethan is a credit to the profession. Ethan kept me informed every step of the way, set expectations, offered suggestions, was patient yet informative of necessary deadlines - in football terms - Ethan is a great quarterback - great play caller - and kept the team focused on the ball! I felt as if I was part of the team ;>) Lastly, the data gathering technology used and communication strategy deployed w

—John Shelley

VIDEOS

Watch these videos to learn more about your loan.

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