Steve Fahrenthold

Loan Officer
NMLS # 585421
State Lic SC #MLO - 585421, GA #41856
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5565 Glenridge Connector NE
Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30342
Branch: (404) 574-2600

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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Steve was great to work with!! He was always available when I needed a question answered, no matter if it was a weekend or late in the evening. He was so helpful and I’m very appreciative of his and his team for all the work they put in to help me get the home of my dreams!


Steve was very informative and attentive to the needs of myself and client

—Cheryl Shiver

Everyone was very responsive seemed caring and able to achieve goals and timelines.


Working with Steve Farehthold has been a great experience.


Great Job!!

—Debbie Axson

I really enjoyed working with Steve he informed me on everything the whole process


Steve was definitely the best. It was a long process. But, he never wavered & got it done!!

—Glenn & Michele Pedro

I worked with Steve and Charles Parker. Steve told me something that were not True several times. He talked down too me as if I as was literate, hard of understand or dumb. However, Charles Parker communicated with me in a respectful, caring and business way. He was patient, listened and ask for information needed in a respectful way. At the end of my loan Charles became my communicater for Steve. Steve and I only talked through My Realtor Linda Howard and Charles.


Steve Fahrenthold is a compassionate loan officer that demonstrates the joy of helping people. He possesses the skills and abilities with a willing Buyer get even the hardest loans done. Academy has some of the best programs out there,. This value with the benefit of Steve on the team, makes for a real "win-win".

—Shonda Morgan

Steve Fahrenthold NMLS# 585421 Loan Officer was completely awesome... very accurate and professional


Things went smoothly for the most part. Everyone was on top of things to get all the information from us to process our loan as quickly and smoothly as possible


Great people to work with. When handling home loans


The process took longer than I expected, however, I am grateful that it finally closed.


Steve was always there to walk us through the process and make us feel comfortable. Thank you for all you did for us Steve, we appreciate you!


Thanks to Steve's hard work this loan was approved. He provided updates along the way which made it easy for the Buyers to understand what was going on with their loan every step of the way.

—Linda Howard

Steve Fahrenthold was the absolute best! Always available and will dedicate time to ensure that he answers all of your questions.


The Best ever

—Craig Sawyer



The staff made my dream of owning a home an exciting adventure.

—Cherri reed

The only issue I felt I had was that I needed to ask for updates rather than being told proactively.

—David Bowen

Steve made me feel as if I was the only client at Academy. He always promptly returned my calls and emails. No matter the time of day! He is extremely knowledgeable of the home buying process.


Awesome job thanks


Steve was very responsive and helpful during all stages of the lending process.

—Caralyn Nicol

Steve and Charles were amazing. There were times when I felt like I could not do this and they made me feel like I could. And we did. By both of them saying to me "just breath" was comforting enough. I'm so grateful.




Steve went above and beyond to get my loan closed. He communicated every step of the way.


Steve was great with the client and never missed a beat

—Lynn Taylor

Steve Fahrenthold did a great job walking us through the process and making sure closing day was a successful and smooth transition.

—Karmarlos Jackson

This is the 2nd deal i worked on with Steve. I came back because of how well he helped me obtain a loan for someone trying to buy one of my previous homes.


the process was seamless and effortless, It was great. I could not have done it without steve He was awesome

—Kirk Boothe

Steve was totally awesome. His timeliness and service was impeccable. Whatever we asked him to do to assist us in understanding each step, he did. He is awesome. We chose him because of how quickly and accurately he provided information to us. There was another mortgage agent whom we decided because she was doing it her way and not in a way which was helpful to the Appleberry's. Thank you again Academy Mortgage.

—Terry Appleberry

Steve and Charles were awesome


My experience was great. Will refer more clients to Steve Fahrenthold.

—Margarita Yudich

At the beginning of the process there seemed to be some overlapping with different people contacting me about the same information. I definitely felt more at ease when Charles Parker got involved with the loan process.


The one think that caused me stress was the late notice on a tax lien that I had no knowledge of. It came up a week before closing and almost moved the closing date.


Steve with Academy Mortgage made the home buying experience even greater for me and my client. Also the communications was awesome and timely

—Nathan Jackson

Very Helpful and patient, good to work with, excellent service!


The Academy team was very easy to work with because they made themselves available to the clients. The clients got to talk to humans not voice recordings. The team gave immediate feedback. The team did not mine taking the guest work out of the equations in areas where the clients lacked knowledge. My clients were first time home buyers that was willing to do what was necessary to get to closing, but without the proper education regarding how to it would have been impossible. Steve and the Academy Mortgage Team did above and beyond. Thank you.

—Kathy Stratton

Steve was very helpful and informiti ve throught the entir process!

—Dustin Agnes

Mr. Steve and his staff went above and beyond during the loan process. Everyone we spoke with was professional and efficient in helping us understand the details about our process. Thank you all for everything. I will definitely recommend you guys. In fact, I already have. Again, thanks for everything.


I enjoy working with Steve. He s is never to busy to take the time to explain in layman terms any things that goes over my head or my clients

—Cheryl Shiver

Steve was very helpful and made sure I got the home of my dreams. I wouldn't have wanted anyone helping me through this process. I am forefeet grateful to have have him as my loan officer on my first home.