John Runge

Hi. I’m John, a Senior Loan Officer who works hard to make sure your pre-approval turns into home ownership.

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John Runge began his career in lending in 1985 in the area of consumer finance. During that time he was engaged in Branch Management for a financial services company and opened three branches for them. In 2000 he left consumer finance and started to focus solely on mortgages. He specializes in all the major conforming mortgage products and has additional expertise in down payment assistance programs and first time homebuyers. John is a military veteran of 22 years. He started in the US Marines in 1980 and ended his career in 2004 holding the rank of Command Sergeant Major in the Army National Guard. During that time he deployed to Lebanon in 1983 and to Iraq in 2003. John also spent 10 years as a volunteer for the Department of Defense helping Guardsman and Reservists maintain quality employment. Believing in giving back to the community, John is also engaged as an affiliate member of the UPSTAR Association of Realtors through Ruoff Home Mortgage and received the Affiliate of the year honors in 2012. Again in 2014 he received the UPSTAR award for special projects for his help in building a new home for a disabled veteran. In 2015 he was awarded the Fraternal Order of Police Business Award for his work in raising funds and awareness of police initiatives such as Helmets for Kids, Victims Assistance and Shop with a Cop for Christmas John also participates in several Veterans related organizations. He is an active member of the American Legion and the VFW. John has also contributed efforts with the local Shrine. Let 30 years in the business help you obtain the keys to your home!

My experience...

My customer service philosophy is to treat every customer with respect and to make their experience as stress free as possible. I believe that the purchase of a new home is a major decision and should be treated as such. I strive to make this decision as easy as possible for each client by being honest and trustworthy along with communicating frequently all while offering them sound and reliable advice.

I believe that Ruoff is a great choice for all of your lending needs because we are a locally owned company that has everything that you need. We offer a very wide variety of lending programs through FHA, VA, USDA, and conventional lending. We also keep everything in house, once you begin the loan process your file will be processed and underwritten by a Ruoff employee, this saves you from added headaches and stress but most importantly saves you time and money. Call me today if I can help you purchase your dream home or refinance your existing loan to save you money!!

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Loans That End in "A"

Whether you are looking to make your first purchase or refinance, you may be able to enjoy the benefits of a FHA, VA, or USDA loan.

Loans That End in "A"

One time Close, New Construction Program

Our One-Time Closing Construction Loan program combines your construction financing and permanent financing.

One time Close, New Construction Program

IHCDA Programs

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned veteran of the housing market, IHCDA has a mortgage product to meet your needs.

IHCDA Programs

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When I get an offer from another agent that has a Ruoff pre-approval, I KNOW it's a good loan. Things are going to go smooth and will close. Makes my job easier.

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