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I moved to Fort Wayne in 1995 after graduating from Ball State University with a bachelor's degree in finance. I have been in the mortgage lending business ever since and am currently licensed to originate loans in both Indiana and Michigan. Prior to attending Ball State University, I spent 2 1/2 years in the United States Army and served in the Gulf War.
Most of my time outside of work is spent with my wife and two children. I previously helped coach baseball, flag football, and the Homestead wrestling club and currently coach travel league baseball. I also sat on the Board of Directors for the Fort Wayne Board of Realtors previously.
My customer service philosophy is to always make sure the financing portion of the buying/building process goes smoothly so my customers can really focus on enjoying their new home. In addition, I also strive to make sure my customers are getting into a program that best meets their needs. My military experience taught me to pay attention to the smallest details, which is very important in the finance industry.
Ruoff has been providing home loans to the people of Indiana since 1984 -- more than 30 years. It is because of the phenomenal Ruoff Home Mortgage team, including our in-house processing, underwriting and closing departments, that I am able offer my clients and referral partners low costs, competitive rates, a wide variety of loan programs, sound advice and that hometown bank feeling.
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!!
Confirm your home financing options ahead of schedule
What to Expect
Understanding your home finance options puts you in the driver's seat when you are negotiating your home purchase. Getting a no obligation Ruoff Step Ahead pre-approval letter tells all parties involved that you are a qualified borrower. Because your Ruoff Step Ahead pre-approval letter confirms that your documentation has been reviewed by a Ruoff Home Mortgage underwriter, sellers and agents will both know the transaction will close on time! Get in touch with a Ruoff Home Loan Adviser or simply click on the link above and apply online today. It is fast and easy and you will soon know why Ruoff is a great name to know when you need a mortgage.
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.
FHA Mortgage Insurance
Take Advantage of a Government-Insured Loan That Is Always a Safe Bet in an Ever-Changing World
FHA loans have been helping people become homeowners since 1934. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insures the loan, so Ruoff Home Mortgage can offer you a better deal. It is because of that insurance that FHA loans can offer attractive interest rates and with less stringent and more flexible qualification requirements. FHA loans may be used to purchase or refinance a new or existing 1-4 unit family home or condominium unit.
Highlights of the FHA Loan
Down payment of just 3.5%. That money can come from a family member, employer or charitable organization as a gift. Other loan programs do not typically allow this. Low credit score requirement and flexible qualifying guidelines. No income limit on borrowers. 15 or 30-year term with competitive rates. Non-occupant co-borrowers can be used to help qualify.
FHA Eligibility Criteria
Must occupy the property as your primary residence. Maximum loan amount limits that vary by region/city. A borrower is limited to one FHA loan at a time. Must meet the minimum credit score requirement. Must have sufficient income to qualify.
The FHA 203(k) Program
Interested in purchasing a foreclosed property, but don't have the extra cash needed for necessary repairs? The FHA 203(k) loan product is the perfect solution. The FHA 203(k) is a special loan product for borrowers who need extra cash to make repairs to their homes. The chief advantage of this type of loan is that the loan amount is not based on the current appraised value of the home, but on the projected value after the repairs are completed. A "streamlined" 203(k) allows you to finance up to $35,000 in nonstructural repairs, such as painting and replacing cabinets or fixtures. The 203(k) loan can be used to repair a home you're planning to purchase or to make upgrades to your current home.
For more information on FHA mortgage insurance and other FHA loan programs:
visit the HUD web site: Let FHA Loans Help You or call the HUD Counseling and Referral Line at 1-800-217-6970.
If are looking for answers to specific questions regarding the FHA loan program, we encourage you to visit the FHA Resource Center at:
By Proudly Serving Your Country, You've Earned the Benefit of a VA Loan
VA loans provide fixed, competitive rates with 15 or 30-year terms. Qualification is easier, even if you have had some credit blemishes in your past. Unlike other loans, you can refinance up to 100% of the value of your home or purchase with no down payment, and there's never a monthly insurance (PMI) charge with VA loan.
Are you a veteran, member of the military, or a surviving spouse of a veteran? Do you want fast approval and minimal red tape? Are you Interested in a fixed-rate mortgage?
A yes answer to all three of the above questions suggests that a VA Loan might very well be the right loan for you. Contact a Ruoff Home Mortgage advisor today and discuss the advantages of this exclusive loan product.
VA Loan Highlights
Purchase with no money down. Refinance up to 100% of your primary home's value. The Seller can pay 100% of the closing costs on a purchase. VA Streamline Refinance with a reduced funding fee and flexible documentation requirements - available for veterans currently in VA loans. No monthly PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance). VA loans are governed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Eligibility Criteria for VA Loans
Must occupy the property as your primary residence. Must be eligible for a new mortgage with VA. Must meet minimum credit score requirement. Must have sufficient income to qualify.
For answers to more of your questions, please visit the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs FAQ at:
A Great Way to Buy a Home in a Small Community or Rural Area
Are you ready to own a home but are not sure you will qualify due to lack of a down-payment? Rural Development may be able to help you! USDA Rural Development has partnered with Ruoff Home mortgage to help extend 100% financing opportunities to individuals and families.
Highlights of the USDA Rural Development Authority Loan
No Down payment is required. Flexible credit score and qualifying guidelines. No maximum purchase price limit. Closing costs can come from any source including gifts. Repairs and improvements can be included in the loan. 30-year term with competitive rates. No monthly mortgage insurance - you may qualify for a larger loan.
USDA Eligibility Criteria
Must occupy the property as your primary residence. Do not own another home within 50 miles. Have an adjusted household income that is within Rural Development guidelines based on the number of persons who will occupy the home. Purchase a residential property that is located in a Rural Development eligible area.
The Rural Development guaranteed loan program has assisted thousands of customers just like you. Tell your Ruoff Home Mortgage Advisor you want the USDA Rural Development Guaranteed Housing Loan. Assistance options, such as gift funds, grants, seller concessions are allowed and you do not have to be a first-time homebuyer.
One time Close, New Construction Program
Our One-Time Closing Construction Loan program combines your construction financing and permanent financing.
One-Time Close Construction Loan Program
If you are ready to start building the home of your dreams, Ruoff Home Mortgage has the perfect construction loan program, allowing you to lock your interest rate before you even break ground.
Our One-Time Closing Construction Loan program combines your construction financing and permanent financing, utilizing a one-time approval and closing process prior to the beginning of construction.
To protect you from market shifts during the construction phase, your interest rate is locked at application. However, you will be given the opportunity to review and possibly lower your interest rate if the market has improved by the time your home is complete.
You can also take comfort in knowing that our in-house New Construction Department works closely with area builders and has a simple draw procedure to ensure that your project budget remains on track as your dream home becomes reality. We also offer the flexibility of a six-month or nine-month construction loan term with interest-only payments during the construction period.
Let Ruoff Home Mortgage help construct the perfect financing option for your new home.
Interest rate locked before ground-breaking
Float down interest rate available when house in complete
FInance options on both purchase of the land and new home construction
Down payments as low as 5%
One approval process and one set of closing costs
6- or 9-month loan term (interest-only payments during construction period)
Fixed rate permanent financing terms from 10 to 30 years.
Loan amounts up to $417k.
Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned veteran of the housing market, IHCDA has a mortgage product to meet your needs.
Your dream home is waiting!
Ruoff Home Mortgage works with the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) to provide you a variety of homebuyer incentives.
Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned veteran of the housing market, MSHDA has a mortgage product to meet your needs.
Helping to Own Program offers a 3.5% down payment assistance grant.
Mortgage Credit Certificate Program provides housing assistance by issuing a federal tax credit to first time homebuyers and other qualyfing borrowers.
Next Home Program offers down payment assistance for those who are not first time homebuyers.
Next Home with Mortgage Credit Certificate Program provides down payment assistance as well as a federal tax credit to first time homebuyers.
Affordable Home Program funds FHA loans for first time homebuyers
My Home Program funds loans with conventional financing for those who are not first time homebuyers.
My Home with Mortgage Credit Certificate Program funds loans with conventional financing and provides a federal tax benefit for first time homebuyers
With over 30 years of experience, Ruoff Home Mortgage makes the process of securing a mortgage simple and straightforward – with no hidden costs and no surprises.
Let me use my experience to help you find the loan program that best meets your needs.
Larry and Janeen are the absolute best! I have recommended them to friends. They are knowledgable, professional, friendly and just excellent overall.
Janeen Miller did a great job anticipating potential underwriting questions and documenting the file, so that a speedy approval could be made.
Everything!! Larry and his staff were excellent. We are so happy with every aspect of the mortgage process. We will highly recommend Larry to anyone we know who is buying or refinancing a home.
Larry and his assistant Janeen were extremely attentive and they are an outstanding team!
Janeen was excellent at making sure my questions and concerns were answered quickly. My closing was last minute and Larry & Janine made it happen. Loved the free moving truck!
Every aspect of the process went amazingly well from the application to the closing. I was kept apprised of every step along the way and all of my questions were answered promptly. Larry Dickey and his staff went above and beyond my expectations!!
Dan and Tess O.
Larry was extremely proactive in telling us what to expect throughout the entire process. I felt confident that I was in good hands, and it seemed that he was able to answer all of my questions before I even asked them.
This is our 2nd time using Larry. He has been great both times.
Larry went out of his way to make sure he was filling my needs.
Larry was awesome!
Willing and eager to help out in any way. Very informative and always made sure we were in the right situation and it made or decision easy.
He was quick at responsiveness and explained everything so we understood everything step since it was our first time buying.
We were always greeted with a smile. Since my wife was a first time buyer, I handled the majority of the financial details. My wife commented that I was not keeping her in the loop. Her confidence was restored every time we met with Larry.
Every email or phone call was answered right away. Any information that was needed for underwriting was told to us in a timely manner.
The constant contact and keeping me informed of every step. Very Friendly. I felt like Larry was buying the house with me by getting everything I needed completed as quickly as possible, and explaining all options along the way.
Larry was really quick to respond to all my questions. He met us after hours and provided the information we needed to get things taken care of, even late into the evening.
Larry was an amazing loan officer, it felt like talking with a friend.
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