Leon McKean

Branch Manager, Producing
NMLS # 414061
State Lic AK #AK414061

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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Welcome to Academy Mortgage

I would not hesitate to recommend this company to future buyers. I was very pleased with their performance and their professionalism.

—Patricia M

Leon contacted us way before we even moved up here, except I wasn't very hopeful with my over stressed brain:( Leon connected with us again as soon as we were up here and ready to start looking at houses. Leon tried very hard to get paperwork through that non-military members have a hard time understand. He always seemed to be on our side! His associates were helpful in helping us understand what paperwork was needed. We were told that not everyone gets to close in 30 days. Leon understood our need to move in as soon as possible. Thanks for all your hard work!

—Lee P

The folks at Academy went well beyond reasonable expectations to allow me to meet my deadline. Due to numerous issues with the property that were resolved in the 11th hour, the final paper work was prepared in a on a short clock, it was handled efficiently and outside normal hours to meet my signing deadline. Leon was very informative throughout the process and was very responsive and patient with even my most mundane questions. I have already recommended Leon and Academy to 2 acquaintances and will likely do so again as the opportunity presents. Thanks to Leon and Teresa for all their effort and quality work!

—Michael P

Leon and his team made the home buying process fast and easy. Most of all I was treated like family not just a number.

—Sherry S

I was very pleased with the overall experience. Your company made the loan process not dreadful.

—Mickey C

Fast & efficient.

—Aaron H

They where awesome and very easy to deal with on any given question.

—Titus G

Pre-approval was done promptly! Academy mortgage worked quickly to ensure that all documentation was properly filed and worked hard to have loan approved before estimated closed date.

—Kristal S

Leon was very thorough and helpful

—Patsy W

Excellent experience for a first time buyer. Very helpful during the entire process.

—Kyle G

Leon explained the loan process and options to us incredibly well. We have purchased and sold 5 houses between my wife and I, and this has been by far the best experience!

—Jason M

Since our loan was a specialty loan, the realtors initially put us in contact with a loan officer out of state, whom we felt was very difficult to work with. We searched for a loan officer in the Palmer, Alaska area who was familiar with the loans in that area and found Academy Mortgage. (We also like to keep our money in the community in which we're buying.) Leon was not only a well informed person to help us but was also very patient in helping us close this loan.

—Richard W

Leon McKean was very knowledgeable on everything he needed from us to complete the closing process. Always was very straight forward never gave us false hope and always kind about how he delivered the message. He gave 100% of his time never gave excuses.

—Gustavo V

Leon was amazing to work with in our home purchasing process. He exceeded our expectations with his attention to detail, timeliness, knowledge, and professionalism. Our transaction couldn't have gone better. If we had it all to do over again, Leon would get our business every time!

—Richard M

Leon and his team worked with me whenever I had a question or issue come up. I work at remote sites and calling during normal during working hours wasn't an option. Leon went the extra mile and would help me out during his own time. That made me feel appreciated and valued as a customer. I would highly recommend Leon and his team to a friend in the future.

—Travis S

I am just reminded today again as we tried to sign a loan today that went through another lender and fell through last minute that I have never had that experience with Academy and Leon Mckean. It's never fun to see your client leave the Title office crying.

—Matt F

It was a pleasure to work with Leon McKean at Academy Mortgage. He clearly explained what I needed to do to get the home of my dreams, and patiently worked with me as I gathered the documents. Couldn't have asked for a better broker!

—Susan A

Have never had such excellent care and the personal touch that made me feel part of the family. I have had Real Estate experience many times before but nothing like this. They all could take lessons from your team.

—Phylis E

Leon does an excellent job with pre qualifying clients, and making sure that we don't have any issues towards the end of the transaction. He works closely to ensure that the client is getting the best loan possible for their situation, and keeps the Realtors informed of the progress of the transaction. He is my first choice lender--I refer my clients to him so that I know my clients have the best service possible. His quality of service is above and beyond.

—Carole M

We were on a time crunch, and thanks to Leon and his team working together with our realtor, we were able to close very quickly, and got great interest rates. Leon made himself available to us at all hours, answered every question we had immediately, and gave us all the information we needed for a successful transaction. We would highly recommend this company to all our friends!

—Ronald W

Leon is not only the most proactive loan officer I've ever done business with, but he is professional, timely, true to his word, and genuinely cares about his clients and colleagues. That makes for an unbeatable combination!

—Dawn B

The whole experience was great. Leon worked hard on our loan and along with his knowledge, experience and ability to explain things in layman terms had me feeling secure that everything would work out. I will definitely be recommending him to everyone I know that's interested in a home loan.

—Ezekiel C

I was very impressed with Leon and his team at Academy Mortgage. The updates were fantastic and we closed right on time with docs at the title company with room to spare. This was a 35 day transaction and I did not feel rushed or feel like I had to be pushing. Things just happened. The buyer felt the same way. I am impressed!

—Sarah H

Prompt and patient service with excellent results!

—Steven H

Leon goes above & beyond with his customer service. He always answers his phone & if he can't, will return the call in a timely manner. He is very well versed with all types of loans & I am very comfortable recommending him.

—Karen M

Leon and his team were great. They always kept us up to date with where we were in the buying process. I felt a level of trust in him as he always took the time to answer my questions and put me at ease with any concerns I had. I have no regrets in choosing Leon and Academy Mortgage. Thanks!

—Thomas B

Leon McKean absolutely exceeded our highest expectations at every point. It is rare to find a professional who is so knowledgeable and passionate about their job as Leon. Most other loan originators or officers would have just given up and turned us away empty handed, but Leon advocated for us personally and financially in more ways than we probably are aware. His diligence and tenacity will be remembered as qualities that we will recommend to everyone we know who needs a Mortgage Company.

—Edward B

I've used Leon as a loan officer in the past and present! He's the Best I've ever dealt with and will be my choice in the future! I recommend him to everyone I know! He goes beyond his duties to make sure everything is "right on target" and makes the Home Buying Experience a Pleasure! Keep up the great work LEON and Academy Mortgage!!!!! Thanks Again, Dustin

—Dustin D