Jim Thielmann

Branch Manager, Producing
NMLS # 232372
State Lic CA #CA-DOC232372

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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Everything was just as they said. Very professional

—Bryan Greer

Melissa and Jim got back to us right away with any questions we had.

—Celeste Merrill

All the staff at Academy Mortgage were pleasant and helpful.

—Toni Yoshikawa

Everything was great. First class group of folks to work with

—La Roddric Theodule

Jim and Melissa at the Almaden branch are the BEST! We were first time home buyers with many questions about the home buying process and unsure if we could afford to buy a home in the Santa Clara County. Jim however reassured us with the right loan and savings we could do it, and we did! He guided us throughout the entire process, provided realistic goals, and patiently answered our questions along the way. When we finally found the home we loved, Jim and Melissa worked diligently on getting our loan approved and we ended up closing escrow in less than 30 days! Thank you Jim and Melissa for making our dreams a reality! The Johnson Family

—Trevor Johnson