Jeff Teplitz

Loan Officer
NMLS # 184421
State Lic VT #VT184421
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I live in Williston, Vermont with my wife Claudine and two young children. I love all four seasons of Vermont. We ski in the winter, bike in the summer and hike in the fall. We enjoy Lake Champlain and Burlington's Church Street and all it has to offer in all seasons. I have been a mentor since 2011 at the Williston Central School's Connecting Youth program. I am an active member of the Home Builders and Remodelers Association, the VT Mortgage Banker's Association and two local Board of Realtor's Associations.

At Academy Mortgage, it’s all about service 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.

I joined Academy, to help 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 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, 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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Jeff was really great to work with. He helped my client in a pinch situation and made them so happy. He was professional, responsive, attentive and timely. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Thank you again and I look forward to working with Jeff again soon.

—Sandy Palmer

Jeff was wonderful to work with! He made the process painless and kept me informed of things the entire way. Being self employed, the home buying process is a bit more difficult. I was initially told by another lender that I wouldn't qualify for a mortgage because of my limited self employment history. Jeff was able to make it happen without a problem, and I'm now moving into the home of my dreams! I would recommend Jeff and Academy Mortgage to everyone.

—Julie Bier

Jeff Teplitz was great to work with in refinancing my home mortgage. He understood my needs and unusual circumstances, and he was knowledgeable about what resources were available to make the transaction happen. I appreciated his guidance and his patience as I worked through the steps of the refinancing process.

—Anne Voland

Very helpful and knowledgeable people. They took the time to explain things to me and made me feel comfortable at all times.

—Kate Pelkey

Jeff Teplitz is amazing at what he does. This is my second loan with him and he is great. Up front and honest. Also he sticks up for you at closing when throngs don’t go exsactly as planned.

—Benjamin Nash

Jeff Teplitz was professional, knowledgeable and helped us to secure our loan in a timely, effectively manner!

—Katrina Breen

—Karen Abernathy

They walked us through every step always willing to answer questions sometimes two and three times they were fantastic .

—Janice Cook

Working with the folks at Academy was great. After a terrible experience during a previous home buying experience with another lender we feared the worst but ran in to none of the same frustrations or delays from anyone at Academy. Everyone made the transaction smooth and painless!

—Christopher Capetz

We couldn't have asked for a more caring & competent professional to help with this transaction. My client needed some extra hand holding and Jeff Teplitz was there. We had some last minute challenges and Jeff worked with myself and our client to get things completed and allow her to close on time. Jeff went above and beyond what was required of him. Both my client and I felt that he took time to know her, care about her, and make sure things were done properly and in a timely manner. He treated our client like she is a valued family member and I felt like we were informed through out the entire process. Thanks Jeff, you are awesome!

—Julie Lamoreaux

Jeff Teplitz and Laurie St. Gelais were both fantastic. I could not have asked for better assistance as a first time home buyer.

—Cara Richardson

Jeff was amazing through the entire process, always returned calls and was very helpful with any questions we had.

—Kyler Parrow

I worked with Jeff Teplitz. I couldnt have been any happier with how things evolved with this mortgage. He made things fast and as simple as possible and always kept me informed with how things were going and always answered my questions no matter what time it was. It was a wonderful experience and I couldn't be happier.

—Danielle Plante

The process was easy, fast and very professional.

—Lloyd Grunvald

Jeff was great he is a local guy that understands the market he is working in and it was a pleasure to work with him. He showed up at our closing to make sure everything was good and asked us if we had any questions. Overall great experience.

—Daniel Ruane

From day one I felt like Jeff was straightforward and was working for my end goal. Both him and his team were professional and worked to answer any questions I had as they came up. I felt respected by them and would recommend them to my friends and family.

—Jennifer Sullivan

I enjoyed working with Jeff. He is very knowledgeable, quick to respond and pleasant to work with. I feel I received superior service and would happily and enthusiastically refer buyers to Jeff Teplitz and Academy Mortgage.

—Susan Gulranjani - Local Realtor

Jeff is awesome!!!

—Olive L Anthony

Everyone we worked with at Academy are exceptional!

—Dana M Singleterry

Very thankful that Jeff was able to work with a limited down payment and yet come up with a loan that worked for me.

—Genell Mikkalson

Jeff was great. He was very responsive and quick to get things done. He got us a preapproval on a Sunday!

—Gretchen Roberge

Jeff and Kirston were amazing, quick and responsive. They kept us in the loop and answered any questions I had, even on weekends!

—Ella Church

Jeff was great - every question I had regarding a VA loan was answered immediately. It was obvious he knew what he was doing and how to get me exactly what I needed. He made the loan process very simple and efficient for me.

—Alex Hickory

Jeff Teplitz was great; he made the process easy.

—Derek Osterman

Jeff did a great job. Being self employed and with income from different sources- that is always a challenge but especially in this new lending environment. He was prepared and handled all the challenges.

—Brian Boardman

Jeff was prompt and helpful along the way.

—Tara Pollock

Jeff Teplitz made my mortgage happen, I cannot thank him enough!

—Rebecca Evans

I was very pleased with how hard jeff teplitz worked for us. We did not make his job easy at all and he did a great job to get us were we are

—Jeffery Francis

We are so thankful for the time and patience and all the emails and text messages it took us to get into our first home. We never thought it would be possible

—Sheila Clayton

Jeff was awesome to work with during our loan process. He was always available for questions and made sure we understood each step of the process!

—Devin Kuhn

While shopping for a home, we were interested in comparing several properties. Understanding the financing options played a key role in our decision making process. Jeff Teplitz, did a terrific job comprehending our situation. He helped us to analyze various financing scenarios and we collaborated to determine the mortgage that worked best for us. Jeff, was very responsive and accommodating throughout the entire process- a true professional. I will certainly recommend him to others. Eric Matckie

—Eric Matckie

We came to Academy because we have worked with Jeff Teplitz before. He is extremely knowledgeable and great to work with! Provided us with all the info we needed to make decisions and evaluate options and helped us get into a loan product that was right foe us. Everything went very smoothly. Jeff and his loan processor were great. Very professional and knew exactly what was needed for a smooth running loan process.

—Erica Ell/ Ned Gaston

All went real smooth and speedy as first time buyers you made this easy

—Gary Clayton

—Nick HInge

Everyone we worked with at Academy were professional, knowledgable and very, very helpful! We would certainly use them again for any mortgage needs in the future.

—Lonnie Parrish

Jeff was amazing! He was patient and explained every part of the process for us. I can't say enough good things about our experience with academy mortgage.

—Danielle Slayton

Jeff is great to work with! Easy to reach, cares about the clients!

—Terri Langdell Edgerley

I have utilized many lending companies. Jeff truly exceeded my expectations with consistent communication. He made this process incredibly smooth for all parties. My client commented that he was always available when she called. Truly an exceptional experience

—Monique Bedard

I am very impressed with the care and expertise of Jeff Teplitz. From our first conversation, through our closing, Jeff exceeded our expectations. He is genuine, clear, and timely - we will absolutely look to Jeff again in the future.

—Matthew Bombardier

Jeff Teplitz was an excellent guide through the entire process. There is a lot of information for someone new to buying a home, and he made sure to answer all of my questions.

—Jameson Sylvia

All went real smooth and speedy as first time buyers you made this easy

—Gary Clayton

Very thankful that Jeff was able to work with a limited down payment and yet come up with a loan that worked for me.

—Genell Mikkalson

Jeff worked for months on my loan, I appreciate all the time and effort spent on making this loan close.

—Annette King