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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.

Jake Krabbe

Regional Sales Leader
NMLS # 877141
State Lic AZ #LO-0920357
Welcome to Academy Mortgage!
I'm available 24/7 for all of your mortgage needs. As a native Iowan, I base my career as a mortgage banker on customer service, hard work, and integrity. I moved to Arizona in the summer of 2010 and began my career with Academy in March 2012.
In my first year as a loan officer I was honored with the distinction of Rookie of the Year. I continued my dedication to the industry and was awarded to the Top Producers Club for 2013. With a Relatively short time in the business, I have emphasized helping families into new homes offering conventional, FHA, VA, and USDA loans. My focus on the customer experience has helped to grow my career and extend my network of realtors, home builders, title agencies, and over course satisfied home buyers.
Please don't hesitate to reach out to me with any questions regarding the mortgage process and I look forward to helping you find your next home.

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Jake Krabbe and his team provided the best service for me and my client, we had many large hurdles to overcome and they were able to meet every single one of them with professionalism and expertise, well beyond what I had expected. They were constantly in contact with me and the loan client. They explained every step of the way so we knew what the next steps would be. Jake Krabbe team is my first call for loans!!

—Justin Ballard - Realtor

I don't trust my business to anyone other than the guys at academy because I can trust them to do what they say they will do- most other lenders lie and close late in my experience


Brandon and Jake did a great job of getting everything completed for an early closing. Everyone was happy with the outcome

—Annette Holmes - Realtor

Jake's team has great communication. They go above and beyond to make sure everyone involved is taking the necessary steps to get the home closed. Jake and Brandon are by far the best loan officers I have used. They are always available to answer any questions our buyer or I had and made sure everyone knew what was going on in every step of the process. Jake's team is definitely my number one choice for my buyers because I know they will do whatever it takes to get us closed as efficiently and as on time as possible.

—Paige Wideman - Realtor

An enjoyably-professional experience from start to finish. Academy made the often stressful due-diligence process as painless as possible. The team was informative every step of the way, and responsive to & knowledgable regarding any questions that I had. I know from experience that the time between acceptance of an offer and the closing of escrow can be nerve-wracking, but Academy worked as one team to make my house purchase stress-free as they seamlessly got the job done. For its responsiveness, professionalism and overall super service, Academy has earned my gratitude, respect and all-important trust!

—Martin Gibson

It is always a pleasure to work with the Jake Krabbe team! They are prompt and pay great attention to all the details. Communication is key in a real estate transaction and they are very good at keeping myself and the client informed throughout the process. Thank you Ethan Pikoff for another smooth and on time transaction!

—Patty Labenske - Realtor

I enjoyed tremendously working with this team as they kept me and my client up to date continuously on where the loan application was in the process. We closed early! That is unheard of these days.

—Maxine Frutkin - Realtor

Academy Mortgage is a cut above the rest for sure. They are not only know how to get the buyers closed on time but they are great to work with. Its nice to know your buyers are in good hands while going through the loan process. We have been extremely pleased with the service from Academy Mortgage over our 3 year relationship with them. Chad Melin and his team are awesome. They are always open to new suggestions on how to improve the process and make changes in a changing market.


Academy Mortgage is the best of the best! I'm not always promoting your services to all my clients. It just makes life easier when I can trust in Academy to make all my transitions smooth and working with my clients very successful. Academy Mortgage ROCKS


Jake Krabbe and his team at Academy Mortgage were always available for a quick question. My clients enjoyed working with them and they are very satisfied with the communication and mortgage options Academy provided.

—Cameron McClellan - Realtor

Academy Mortgage gives regular updates and truly cares about providing a great service every time. Thank you for always taking great care of our clients!

—Keith Jackson - Realtor

The team was very helpful throughout the whole process

—Brent Markham

We used Academy Mortgage in the purchase of our new and awesome home. They were always available over email, phone, and text. At each step in the lending process they provided customized videos to guide us through everything. Home buying made easy!

—Kevin Williams

Recently we went through a tough transaction where the client was not being cooperative in providing the requested information to the loan officer and provided general information. The loan officer kept on the buyer and was able to get the minimum amount of information needed to get the loan thru underwriting. If it had not been for the team effort this transaction would never have been completed.

—Jody Sayler - Realtor

The word SERVICE is used all the time and Jake and his Academy Team really do provide service , even when things do not all always go smooth.

—Ray Evans - Realtor

Everyone was very responsive and on time with documents, information for my buyer, and keeping me informed throughout the transaction. Great job!

—Scott Thompson - Realtor

Brandon and Jake did a great job of getting everything completed for an early closing. Everyone was happy with the outcome.

—Annette Holmes - Realtor

Jake has been great to work with. My last two buyers said one of the smoothest part of the process was working with academy mortgage. I know that I'll be updated at all stages and he is always available when I need to reach him!


Jake is the only loan advisor that I will ever use. this is the second time in 3 years he has been able to get a loan done for us when others could not. I will recommend him and his team to everyone I know.

—Benjamin Scanlan

Docs were at title on time. Buyer was very happy with LO


Mike is the best of the best. He always communicates with my buyers and myself throughout the whole transaction. He explains everything really well and always comes through for us. I periodically get calls from Mike, every step of the way and he always consults with me and advises of where we currently are. As well, he's very honest if he thinks there will be any issues so we can all prepare accordingly.

—Nancy Lara - Realtor

Jake Krabbe is a real professional. Now that it is a market where folks are needing more documents for their approvals Jake makes sure they understand. I worked with many buyers who were in the dark until I started referring to Jake. I always recommend Jake!


Everyone was very helpful and very professional. Made buying a house a ton less stressful!

—Julie Breecher

Jake and his team were amazing! No complaints.

—Thaddeus Kirchhofer

Ethan did a great job getting this one done early and it allowed the Gaffords move to their new home in a seamless manner.

—Ken Rohn

Jake is on time to get it done, close communication with the client and Agent, when there is a problem Jake addresses it right away and he sends out videos to the client to explain what is going on.

—Maryann Davis - Realtor


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