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Hi, I'm John!

Senior Loan Officer

I will work hard to help you achieve your homeownership goals.

100.00% Customer Satisfaction Rating
Scotsman Guide Top Lenders Award

Hi, I'm John!

Senior Loan Officer

I will work hard to help you achieve your homeownership goals.

100.00% Customer Satisfaction Rating
Scotsman Guide Top Lenders Award

Let me help you get pre-approved today!

I began my career in lending in 1985 in the area of consumer finance. During that time I was engaged in Branch Management for a financial services company and opened three branches for them. In 2000, I left consumer finance and started to focus solely on mortgages. I specialize in all the major conforming mortgage products and have additional expertise in down payment assistance programs and first time homebuyers.

I'm a military veteran of 22 years. I started in the US Marines in 1980 and ended my career in 2004 holding the rank of Command Sergeant Major in the Army National Guard. During that time, I was deployed to Lebanon in 1983 and to Iraq in 2003. I also spent 10 years as a volunteer for the Department of Defense helping Guardsman and Reservists maintain quality employment.

I believe in giving back to the community, so I'm also engaged as an affiliate member of the UPSTAR Association of Realtors through Ruoff Mortgage and received the Affiliate of the year honors in 2012. Again in 2014, I received the UPSTAR award for special projects for my help in building a new home for a disabled veteran. In 2015, I was awarded the Fraternal Order of Police Business Award for my work in raising funds and awareness of police initiatives such as Helmets for Kids, Victims Assistance and Shop with a Cop for Christmas. I also participate in several Veterans related organizations. I'm an active member of the American Legion and the VFW. I've also contributed efforts with the local Shrine.

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  • John was exceptional, answering questions quickly and comprehensively. He always made sure I understood the process and kept me informed each step of the way. When we hit some hurdles, he listened to my ideas and explained how we would approach issues. I highly recommend John and plan to refer any friends or family to him in the future.

    Christian S, happy client
  • Working with John was really great because he is very knowledgeable about the VA loan process. Also, he works with the FWPD, and it's wonderful to work with someone who supports my previous career and my husband's career.

    Deidre K, happy client
  • From start to finish, John's service was top-notch. He checked-in with me regularly to see if I had any questions and provided milestone updates, which put my mind at ease throughout the loan process. And, to my surprise, John attended my closing to help me celebrate the purchase of my new home!

    Tina S, happy client
  • John was great and took care of everything. There were a couple of things last minute that popped up, but he took care of them so we could still close on time. John is wonderful to work with!

    Brooks T, happy client
  • The communication is unreal. Every question I had, John had the answer. When I contacted him for anything, he was right on top of things. Unbelievable service!

    Ron C, happy client
  • John understood that since I was out of town I would need a little more guidance than a local buyer. I am also not good with the computer, but he was patient and supportive when needed.

    Maryann V, happy client
  • John was very knowledgeable. As a first time home buyer, he had a lot of patience with the things I had no clue about. Very professional and very polite. Would refer him to anyone I know without any hesitation.

    Kyle D, happy client
  • I worked directly with John. He was always available (including one late night) to support us and make sure everything was done in our time frame.

    Hannah G, happy client
  • John Runge went beyond the call of duty. His knowledge and expertise are exceptional. He's very friendly fun and businesslike. I would definitely recommend John to all my friends and acquaintances. He's tops in my book.

    Elaine M, happy client
  • From start to finish this process was much better then I expected. John is a first-rate professional and I got very lucky having him as my representative during the loan process.

    Jay W, happy client
  • We went from being unsure of whether or not we could even obtain a mortgage to obtaining a mortgage, finding a home and closing within 1 1/2 months. John and your staff went over and above and 'made it happen' for us!!

    Robin & Tim C, happy client
  • Keeping us updated on the status of the loan and information needed was a great help. It was good to know where we were in the whole process from day to day. John was on top of emails and answered questions we had very quickly.

    Beth F, happy client
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