Cornerstones of Success

When it comes to helping individuals and families achieve successful homeownership, Academy is 1st CHOICE. For over 30 years, we have delivered exceptional mortgage service, in-house loan fulfillment, a broad portfolio of products and tools, and integrity-based mortgage banking.

Stephen Bowdon

Senior Mortgage Lender
NMLS # 583034
State Lic OR #583034, WA #MLO-583034
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I specialize in memorable, high quality, face to face, start to finish - concierge mortgage services. From guidance, implementation, and education to keys. Striving to become your ‘google’ for all things mortgage, before, during and well after you’ve purchased your home - no matter how large or small your need may be.

In today's volatile market it is more important than ever to work with a Loan Officer who can decipher market conditions and help you make informed decisions. 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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We are proud to be one of the top independent purchase lenders in the country. We achieved this distinction by continually providing exceptional customer service and by following responsible lending practices, especially in today's rapidly changing economy.

—Adam Kessler, Chairman of the Board, Academy Mortgage

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