Jennifer Bender

Loan Officer
NMLS # 47253
State Lic ID #MLO-7796

Thank you for visiting my Web site. I am dedicated to giving my customers the best home-buying experience possible and am constantly striving to exceed their expectations. With a wide range of programs available to homeowners today, you need someone who can custom fit you to the program that will best suit you. I know the questions that need to be asked, but more importantly, I know to "listen" to you, and to respond to your needs efficiently and effectively. I strive to build long-term relationships, so that as your lender, I will be with you each time changes in your life necessitate a home change. Many lenders can "get you a loan" but my goal is to get you the right loan. I look forward to fulfilling your financing needs.

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Jennifer is a seasoned lender, working for a full line mortgage company, who provides great communication with both clients and realtors, problem solves any potential issues long before they become problems and closes on time! No Stress, no Mess, Just good lending skills!!!

—Karen Hollenbeck

We came from California where service isn't a big word. Jennifer and her staff took a personal interest in us and went above and beyond in their service.

—Gregory Uecker

Bonnie and Jennifer were great to work with. They got me a great rate and were very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the whole process. Best home buying experience to date!

—Torrey R. Leach

Thank you for providing me with such a smooth process of purchasing my home. From the beginning to the closing, you couldn't have asked for it to be more stress-free. Jennifer Bender was always professional and pleasant, answering back promptly on any questions I asked. Thank you again!

—Lisa Brickner

"We could not have imagined the process to go any better!! Jennifer was prompt, patient, and extremely knowledgeable!"

—Anthony Rosas

I was so impressed with Jennifer and her team. When she knew she would be out of her office, she made sure to let me know ahead of time and told me who I needed to contact if I had questions. She was very prompt and kind when answering questions and helping us through the process.

—Mathew Williams

Before dealing with Jennifer, I tried to go through the US bank. The person "helping" me in the US Bank was slow and not very knowledgable. After my realtor suggested Jennifer, I was pleasently surprised with the service and could cleary see the difference from day one. Jennifer was awesome and I have no words to describe how great it was dealing with her. She would answer all the questions, and provided quickest responses. I appreciate that very much and will always recomend her. Thanks Jennifer

—Damir Fazil

...the overall experience went smoothly. The loan officers were friendly, professional people and I enjoying working with them. I was pleased with how quickly they were able to process all the paperwork and expedite the loan. I would absolutely recommend them to my friends.

—Michelle Trulove

Jennifer Bender was extremely responsive to all of our needs, questions, and anxiety! She put our minds at ease as we were faced with different challenges and unusual situations. We were moving in from out-of-state and she was instrumental in handling arrangements to be done remotely. She's absolutely the best loan officer we've ever worked with anywhere. Thank you so much!

—Eustachio and Heidi Marino

My husband and I started a refinance with Key Bank in April. Communication was extremely poor with both the loan officer and the underwriters. After 12 weeks our loan was rejected for no really good reason. The time we spent with Key Bank was very frustrating all around. We went to Academy Mortgage and our refinance sailed through in just 30 days. I couldn't believe the difference! Jennifer was fantastic - the process and expectations were communicated exceptionally well. If we need another loan, we're using Academy Mortgage.

—Thomas Felzien

We can't thank Jennifer enough! This is our second time using her and if we buy another property in the future we will definitely come back again.

—Kenneth Johnson

Academy Mortgage did everything to make our dream a reality they are amazing to work with and I tell everyone about them!

—Robert Masillo

We are so happy with our loan experience. Jennifer Bender and team provided excellent customer service and we were kept informed every step of the way.

—Patrick Curtiss

Jennifer kept in touch with me throughout the whole process. She is so friendly I didn't feel like a bother when I asked her a million questions. Her and her assistant wrote things down so is really easy to understand the whole process. Yeah crazy high

—Kori Hawkins

: From start to finish, Jennifer exceeded my expectations in every way. We were first time home buyers so this was a learning process for us. Jennifer answered all of my questions and kept us updated throughout. The process was seamless and we closed on time. My family is now enjoying our beautiful new home!!

—Jennifer Woodbury

4 -: What does Academy need to do to ensure we are always your 1st CHOICE home loan lender? Answer: The most important thing Academy can do is keep Jennifer Bender. I love all the benefits I receive from Academy as a Realtor, but mostly, I enjoy and appreciate everything Jennifer does for my clients. She makes the transaction easy and brings the highest lever of communication and professionalism to each and every transaction no matter what the value. She has been my preferred lender for years. 11 -: What sets them apart from other Loan Officers? Answer: Jennifer is extremely organized. She follows through with exactly what she says she is going to do. She is prompt in returning phone calls and emails. All my clients that have the pleasure of using Jennifer as their lender thank me for introducing her to them. I recommend Jennifer and Academy to all my clients and also fellow Real Estate agents. 12 -: Please provide us with a testimonial of your experience: Answer: I was introduced to Jennifer 5 years ago, through a buyer that I had already processed with another lender. She was the preferred lender to a home builder. We met with Jennifer prior to signing a contract with the builder and knew instantly that she was a great fit for my buyer. She quickly became my preferred lender. Transactions are easy and smooth. Jennifer brings the highest level of communication and professionalism to each and every transaction. My buyers feel very comfortable with Jennifer. Buying a home is stressful and Jennifer helps take a lot of the stress and anxiety away. I will continue to use Jennifer every chance I get.

—Lini Chytka

Jennifer Bender did a great job, answered all calls ane emails promptly.

—Scott M Sparrell

July 6, 2016- Jennifer was amazing. She made the whole process seamless & stress free. She told me upfront what to expect and kept me updated on the process. She had quick responses with no more than 24 hours, and most were within hours.

—Michelle Marks

I had a great experience with academy mortgage. Jennifer was very helpful and stayed patient with me while I tried to round up all of the things I needed.

—Kade Conger

Jennifer Bender was an absolute dream to work with. She is very pleasant, professional, and always communicated with me in a timely manner. She was personally interested in making sure my loan was approved and went to great lengths to accommodate my individual issues when considering specifics on my loan requirements. I was referred to Academy Mortgage by my realtor, Dustin Hamland, after I had gone through a painful experience with a different loan company. I was not too enthusiastic about being approved, although my credit rating is excellent and I have been a teacher for 10 years. It seems the other loan company didn't think I was a good candidate for the loan, I would have to disagree, and thanks to Academy Mortgage and Jennifer Bender I was proved to be right. If I ever need mortgage assistance again or am in a position to refer someone to a mortgage agency I will not hesitate to use Academy Mortgage as my first choice.

—Jerome Swink

Everyone at Academy always goes above and beyond to get the job done.

—Jennifer Coughlin-Jones

Jennifer...As you know we lost everything we had seven years ago. Our thinking was "we'll never have a home again". And now at 64 years of age, you've made it happen....our own home again! I can just hear you saying "it was a team approach" but your passion for serving us meant so much to us. I have total trust that you serve of all of your clients with the same care. Prompt the videos...great tool and we felt a part of the process. Of course we will refer to you at any're a star! Thank you for giving us our dream that we thought impossible and long gone! Best wishes! Lynn & Claudia Borud

—Lynn and Claudia Borud

Jenifer and Bonnie did a great job and their follow up was excellent

—Larry Haith

Jennifer was amazing! Our loan process was smooth from start to finish. We had to do a quick closing due to our son having surgery. Jennifer contacted all the people needed and was able to get everything signed off, funded & recorded on the day we needed. We are so grateful for her hard work!

—Bruce and Cassey Ryals

This was the best experience anyone could ask for. Academy and the team including Jennifer Bender and Carol Allen went above and beyond and made this such a great experience for me and my agent. I plan to always use them in the future! Thanks

—Sonja Szurgot

October 24, 2016 Jennifer was extremely easy to work with. She worked hard on things that I wanted and was extremely timely in getting back to me via email, or phone. She made the process of buying a home very easy.

—Travis Poore

Jennifer is the most outstanding professional I have ever worked with! She is incredibly bright, great to work with, organized, and so very dedicated to her job. She works crazy, crazy hours and was always there when needed. She's friendly, professional, accurate, and really cares about her clients. She did her utmost to work through such a difficult situation, kept on top of things, and communicated throughout the process. Whatever you are paying her, you should double it!!! She is worth her weight in gold!!! : )

—Barbara Griffith

Jennifer Bender is amazing! So helpful and easy to work with. This is our second home loan with Jennifer and will continue to use her.

—Michael Cichoski

July 14, 2016 - Being a first time home buyer I was a little nervous. Jennifer assured me that there was no need to be, she would guide me through the process. I learned a lot. I asked a lot of questions which were answered and explained well. My phone calls were always returned promptly. The process went smoothly. It was a wonderful experience working with Jennifer and her team.

—Jeffrey Wallace

We would never imagined from hearing all the horror stories from other people who had to get a mortgage how pleased we were with Jennifer and all her team! From the moment we started to the end we were treated with the utmost respect! We will recommend Academy to everyone! Thank you all again for everything you have done for us. Del & Tonya Eytchison

—Delbert and Tonya Eytchison

Jennifer pushed our packet through in less than 3 weeks to accommodate my re-deployment schedule back to Afghanistan even though the VA was involved and a lot of other outside factors. She seemed to work on nothing else but our packet and made it so I was able to close and spend 4 nights in my new house before I departed the US; I can't say enough about her personally for how she treated my wife and I.

—David Standish

Academy is a great company to work with. Every step of the way was explained perfectly, questions I had were answered in a timely manner and the process was quicker and easier than I would have ever imagined. Buying a house for the first time at such a young age was a scary thought, but Jennifer walked me through each and every step and handled it for me. I appreciate that a lot. I have already referred people here.

—Cierra Poe

We were very nervous and anxious when we first started the process. It had been 12+ years since we had been through this process. Jennifer was very professional and courteous. She put all of our fears to rest, which greatly reduced our stress level. We had a fantastic experience. Thank you so much Jennifer!

—Steven May

I had a wonderful experience with Jennifer! She answered all of my questions and was very knowledgeable about everything. This was my first home purchase and I felt very comfortable knowing she had my best interest in mind.

—Ellen Nagel

Jennifer and the entire team at Academy were fantastic! They made the process easy and helped me understand the process. You can tell that Academy is a family- their team works well together and respects each other. I would highly recommend them!

—Rachel Elling

I was amazed at how quickly and professionally Jennifer Bender handled our loan. She was the best!

—James Hopper

March 2018 Jennifer was great to work with. She's handled two mortgages for me now and she'll continue to be my first choice for the next one.

—Ryan Smith

: I was amazed with how well my loan was handled by Academy Mortgage. I had to switch lenders because my old lender was not helping me get my loan. My friend who had gone through Academy Mortgage recommended me to them and after talking with Jennifer she immediately started helping me. She helped me get the loan I wanted with a better interest rate, lower PMI and lower monthly payments. They went out of their way to make sure I got my home in a shorter time frame due to switching lenders. Everything was handled so well and it was a smooth transaction. I really enjoyed the videos and updates that were sent to me to keep me informed of the process. I strongly recommend Academy Mortage. They are wonderful to work with and I am now a homeowner due to their great help. Thank you Academy Mortgage.

—Amanda Fox

My wife and I could not have been happier with Jennifer at Academy Mortgage. The whole process from the first time we talked to the closing went very smooth and we can't thank Jennifer enough for the job she did. Thanks so much.

—David Modrell

I can't say enough good things about my experience with Academy Mortgage and Jennifer. She was quick to respond and explained things well. Closing happened on time and was a breeze. I would and will recommend Jennifer Bender to anyone.

—Erin Sawyer

Jennifer was polite, professional, fast and efficient. She was always available and answered all of my questions completely. She could not have done a better job. Best customer service I've ever received. A+ job.

—Phillip Thomas

Jennifer was great to work with. She's handled two mortgages for me now and she'll continue to be my first choice for the next one.

—Ryan Smith

Jennifer is amazing. Very simple to work with, communicates as needed, and finds ways to get the best deal on a loan.

—Derek Oster

Jennifer and everyone at Academy Mortgage are great to work with. They are courteous and answered any questions I had in a timely matter.

—Ronson Martinez

5-16-2016 - 5 star rating and would definitely recommend Academy Mortgage to others. Here is what Brian had to say: "Jen rocks, the easiest loan experience I have ever had!!!! :)"

—Brian Knott

Jennifer was so helpful and knowledgeable and such a pleasure to work with.

—Thomas Callahan

Wonderful. Everything was very easy. Any questions were either immediately or almost immediately answered. I was kept well informed of what was needed, what the next couple of steps would be & what and when finality would be. Very seamless.

—Judith Tuttle

March 2018 Jennifer...As you know we lost everything we had seven years ago. Our thinking was "we'll never have a home again". And now at 64 years of age, you've made it happen....our own home again! I can just hear you saying "it was a team approach" but your passion for serving us meant so much to us. I have total trust that you serve of all of your clients with the same care. Prompt the videos...great tool and we felt a part of the process. Of course we will refer to you at any're a star! Thank you for giving us our dream that we thought impossible and long gone! Best wishes! Lynn & Claudia Borud

—Lynn and Claudia Borud

My wife and I were first time home buyers. Everywhere we went, we didn’t have a good experience with the company. We were recommended to Academy Mortgage by family friends! We worked with Bonnie and she was AMAZING! Bonnie was so helpful and made sure that we understood every single step in detail since we were first time home buyers! We were not experienced in the home buying process but Academy Mortgage made sure to make it seem less! We were sent emails, for phone calls whenever something was going on! In each step of our buying process, we got an update email with a video! It was so amazing to work with them and we definitely will be using Academy Mortgage again!

—Adel Sabanovic