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.

The Mark Jones Team

Branch Manager, Producing, Senior Loan Officer, Senior Loan Officer
NMLS # 513437
State Lic TX #513437
201861_mark_jones_Team La Cantera Academy Mortgage


15900 La Cantera Parkway
Suite 26235
San Antonio, TX 78256
Mobile: (210) 683-1481
Direct: (210) 399-0426

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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Thanks to everyone we worked with at Academy! Very professional and helpful. Answered questions we had without reservation.

—Julie Jumper

Academy Mortgage goes above and beyond for my clients. Especially Mark Jones. He is always there when I need him and really knows how to make the loan process go as smooth as possible.


I'm very pleased with the simple fact that Mark Jones and his team did everything in their power to get us into our dream home. They were extremely hard working and always kept me up to date in the process . I appreciate everything that was done for us .

—Randy Cruz

I had an overall great experience. I love how communicative Mark and his team were. My only piece of negative feedback, because I was a Communication Major, are some of the typos and misspellings in emails and communication. If that can be fixed, I think the overall professional experience is top notch


My husband & I own a small business which makes it difficult to qualify for a mortgage. After several years of rejections we had jut about given up on our dream to own a home. A family member told us to give Mark Jones a shot. Mark told us he thought he could get the job done, but it wouldn't be easy. He walked us through the entire process, the good & the bad. Every time an obstacle came up, Mark was there with a solution. Mark went above & beyond to get us our house, even calling the IRS to get the needed paperwork the day before we were to close. Plus he talked me out of calling it quits that same day. I will use Mark in the future & will definitely recommend him to anyone seeking a mortgage. If it wasn't for Mark Jones we wouldn't be in our house now.

—James Wood

I am an old man (65 this summer). It was good to hear that my young couple Buyers are savey enough to turn down my lender suggestion and asked if they could go with Mark Jones. I told them that I work for them and not for anyone else. If Mark is who they want, I'm good with that just give me his number. I called him, introduced myself and that we had a mutual client. The gentleman that he is, he took my profile and kept me on the loop throughout the transaction. I have been evaluated as a protector of people who depend on me to guide them in the best way possible for them to achieve their goal. Mark's actions left no room for me to protect my clients. I quickly noticed he has same values as my own.


Mark Jones and his team did meet everyone of our expectations and we are thankful we did NOT go with our original option of the credit union.

—Melissa Robledo-Phillips

Outstanding company and employees


Mark and I make a great team. Our clients associate one with the other and the referrals are coming in because of that!


The team is amazing always great communication, constant contact and most important my client had a great experience buying her first home. Mark Jones made sure my client knew exactly what to expect every step of the way with email, text and informational video. That means the world to me in my business.


We are very satisfied customers! Mark made the process of buying a home painless. We purchased the home we wanted at the price we wanted; and we even closed early. We couldn't be happier with the results of Mark Jones and Academy Mortgage.

— Jason Rucker

Mark was amazing, supportive and kept my hopes up when I thought I was going to have financing issues. He even responded after hours to my texts when I had questions. I also know the late hours he put in the last few days before closing to rearrange my down payment options. Michael was professional, to the point and accurate with all of the information he provided me. Joann was patient, even when she had to request the same information because of my lack of reading emails correctly. She was also detailed about exactly how the information was needed and this helped. I have already told two people about the service I have received and will continue to do so. Thank you for making this as painless as possible.

— Ryan Ahlfors

Mark Jones and his team went above and beyond to help me in purchasing my first home. Every question I had through out the process was able to be answered accurately and in a timely manner. It was a great first experience!

—David C

—Shawnda Parker

Friendly staff who taught me a lot about my first home buying experience

—Kelli Goebel


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