Portland, OR 97223
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Mark grew up working on fishing boats as a third generation commercial fisherman. There he learned that hard work, dedication, pride, and integrity are a winning combination in any business. After attending Oregon State University, where he studied Business and Economics, he developed a passion for helping others.
These passions eventually led him to the Mortgage Industry where he has the ability and privilege to help others on a daily basis. Mark takes pride in working hard, paying attention to detail, and striving to give the greatest experience possible to his clients. He uses an investors approach to the mortgage industry; helping clients create a plan, not only to accomplish their dreams of home ownership, but to move them towards financial freedom.
I invite you to put us to the test. Let me show you how simple and easy getting a mortgage can be.
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As a first time homebuyers I was pretty scared but everyone at academy made it very simple and they walked us thru everything they are very knowledgeable and are always available to answer any questions we had.
—Yesenia Arevalo Mendoza
The whole process went very smooth and was done very quickly and professionally. This is the first time we do this from long distance, us being in Texas and signing all my documents online. Amazing process! Thanks!
Loved working with Mark and his team. He is so knowledgeable and super nice! Brittany is spot on choosing him to work with.
—Michelle Renee Gray
Exceptional communication throughout the process!! When dealing with finances and houses, communication and trust is at the top of my list. Every step was easy. Thank you!!
Everyone in the office is very helpful and easy to work with!
The entire tem at Academy Mortgage we're very professional, courteous and knowledgeable. Communication was outstanding in that I could always reach Annalise or Leanne with any questions I had and they would always take the time to take our call and speak with us. We found that the emails we received from Mark letting us know where we were in the process and what to expect next we're invaluable. I feel that Mark and his team were truly interested in providing us the best home mortgage for our needs. The whole process was flawless and quick. This is the second time that Academy Mortgage has helped us with our home mortgage needs and I would not hesitate to use them again.
Easy loan. They did a wonderful job of getting it through underwriting fast
—Judy A Haynes
This was one of the best and smoothest transactions I've done with a lender in my 28 years of high volume real estate. Thank you Mark and Cat for being so communicative, and paying attention to every detail. You are wonderful to work with - looking forward to doing more in the near future.
The people who helped me through this loan process were extremely helpful and understanding with all of my questions and concerns! Thank you all so much for making this process a smooth as could be!!
Everything was easy, and I hope that if/when we apply for another home loan that it goes as smoothly as our first experience! I will be a returning client! Thank you!
—Sylvia Vanessa Cornejo
The videos and progress emails were helpful but make every step mobile phone friendly for document review.
We worked with Mark, Matt, Leanne and Annilese, all were fabulous and quick to respond to us. Mark and Matt were especially useful for helping us get our credit up to the needed score, a process that previously made us nervous.
Everyone was more than helpful! Mark and his team were always available, super friendly, informative, and made our first time home buying experience great!