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Loan Officer – St. Louis

Jeff Budde
Loan Officer Manager
I've been lifelong Columbia resident and a Senior Loan Officer with Homestead Financial Mortgage since 2003. The company philosophy "Making lives better, one home at a time" is our commitment to our clients. Whether you are buying a home or refinancing an existing loan, we understand that communication and being able to get in touch with your Loan Officer at a moment’s notice is essential. Our clients have said that our accessibility throughout the home buying process is remarkably impressive. Please feel free to call me anytime. I’m here when it’s convenient for you!

Office: (636) 256-5713
Cell: (314) 706-4082

Licensed to work in: Florida (LO40613), Illinois (031.0027958), Indiana (17775), Missouri (23-MLO), Tennessee (119297)
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Patrick Oglesby
Loan Officer Manager
Whether you are buying a home or refinancing an existing loan, communication and being able to get in contact with your loan officer in a moment’s notice is what our clients say is the most impressive part of the process. As a Senior Loan Officer with Homestead Financial since 2005 and Regional Manager since 2012, Patrick has a helping hand with the company philosophy "Making Lives Better, One Home at a Time." "Sometimes people just fall in love with a house when they see it, in today's market speed is of the essence. Accessibility within our systems allows for generating pre-approvals at 10:00pm or a Sunday morning." Patrick specializes in FHA, Conventional, VA and USDA lending in addition to guiding a team Loan Officers grow their own client base.

Office: (636) 256-5725
Cell: (618) 698-0007

Licensed to work in: Illinois (031.0020698), Indiana (17778), Kansas (LO.0003775), Missouri (2-MLO), Tennessee (119405)
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Frank Spell
Loan Officer
I have been a Loan Officer with Homestead Financial Mortgage since 1998. The company philosophy "Making lives better, one home at a time" is our commitment to our clients. Whether you are buying a home or refinancing an existing loan, we understand that communication and being able to get in touch with your Loan Officer at a moment’s notice is essential. Our clients have said that our accessibility throughout the home buying process is remarkably impressive. Please feel free to call me anytime. I’m here when it’s convenient for you!

Office: (636) 256-5709
Cell: (314) 494-0885

Licensed to work in: Colorado (100501896), Florida (LO41247), Illinois (031.0021031), Indiana (17776), Kansas (LO.0003776), Missouri (30-MLO), Tennessee (117285)
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Steve Eckert
Loan Officer
I have been a Loan Officer with Homestead Financial Mortgage since 2005. The company philosophy "Making lives better, one home at a time" is our commitment to our clients. Whether you are buying a home or refinancing an existing loan, we understand that communication and being able to get in touch with your Loan Officer at a moment’s notice is essential. Our clients have said that our accessibility throughout the home buying process is remarkably impressive. Please feel free to call me anytime. I’m here when it’s convenient for you!

Office: (636) 256-5727
Cell: (314) 825-9165

Licensed to work in: Missouri (7146-MLO), Tennessee (122544)
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Laura Miano
Loan Officer
My first experience with the mortgage business was when I was buying my home. Everything worked out fine, but I can honestly say that, at the time, I had very little grasp of the process. It was very confusing and overwhelming, and I simply had to put my trust in my realtor and the loan officer she recommended. Now that I have learned the mortgage business and made it my career, my goal for every family I serve is to educate them about the many financing options available, keep them informed, and tirelessly support them in reaching their goals. I pride myself in being accessible to my clients, making this often stressful process as frustration-free as possible.

Office: (636) 256-5733
Cell: (847) 477-1977

Licensed to work in: Colorado (100501942), Florida (LO42514), Illinois (031.0046334), Indiana (24685), Kansas (LO.0030527), Missouri (7301-MLO), Tennessee (117697)
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Paul Hughes
Loan Officer
Since 2006 I have been a Senior Loan Officer with Homestead Financial Mortgage with my focus on client relations. Being able to present you with multiple financing options so that you can choose which financing package provides the most benefit to your family. Whether you are looking to purchase or refinance, I am available 24/7 for any questions that you may have.

Office: (636) 256-5726
Cell: (314) 612-0860

Licensed to work in: Missouri and Illinois
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Brandon Mathis
Loan Officer
I have been in the mortgage and real estate industry since 1998. My overall goal is to provide you with all of your financial options, while fully explaining the mortgage process to you along the way. The most rewarding aspect of my job is when I am able to set a new customer’s mind at ease, turning an anxiety filled notion into an enjoyable experience by the time we get to closing. Buying a home is one of the most important decisions you will ever make and I take pride in the fact that you are trusting me to help walk you through the process. I have full support from our Homestead office, which includes in-house processing and underwriting.

Office: (636) 256-5737
Cell: (314) 387-3830

Licensed to work in: Missouri (10621-MLO), Tennessee (123406)
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Craig Nielsen
Loan Officer
With nearly 20 years of experience in customer service, my goal is to give you the highest quality experience while completing your loan. I will work for you to get your financing processed in a timely manner while keeping you informed throughout the process and answering any questions you have. We process all of our loans in house to help expedite the process. Let me earn your trust with your home financing needs.

Office: (636) 256-5735
Cell: (314) 303-4576

Licensed to work in: Colorado (100502819), Florida (LO42124), Illinois (031.0046031), Kansas (LO.0034516), Missouri (10024-MLO), Tennessee (120005)
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Joseph Challans
Loan Officer
Growing up and living in St. Louis my entire life I have seen the ups and downs of the real estate market. In today’s market homes are being sold before they go on the market and for more than asking price. With that in mind you need a loan officer who is there for you day and night, and can make the needed adjustments on the fly, as well as knowing all the different programs available to you to give you the best options.

Office: (636) 256-5704
Cell: (636) 575-2499

Licensed to work in: Missouri
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Bobby Griffin
Loan Officer
I have been in the mortgage and real estate industry since 1999. Homestead’s philosophy "Making lives better, one home at a time" is our commitment to our clients. Whether you are buying a home or refinancing an existing loan, we understand that communication and being able to get in touch with your Loan Officer at a moment’s notice is essential. Our clients have said that our accessibility throughout the home buying process is remarkably impressive. Please feel free to call me anytime. I’m here when it’s convenient for you!
Licensed to work in: Missouri
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Tony Welsch
Loan Officer
I have been helping people purchase houses and refinance their existing ones since 2012. My overall goal is to make the process one of the easiest things you do all year. I work diligently to make sure people understand the different options that are available to them. I enjoy answering all questions, knowing that there are no dumb questions. I help people everyday purchase their dream home and refinance their existing one. I am married and have two boys so I understand the need for your loan officer to be available at odd hours, that is why I can be reached 24/7 for any questions you may have. When you call the office make sure you ask for your guy Tony!

Office: (636) 256-5722

Licensed to work in: Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Tennessee
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Stephen Tiemeyer
Loan Officer
I have been in the mortgage industry since 1995 and have assisted hundreds of customers with their home purchases or refinances. I am very passionate about my profession and pride myself on providing the best personal service to my clients. Buying or refinancing your home is one of the most important decisions and you need a mortgage professional to guide you through the entire process and that is what I feel I do best. I try to make the process as simple as possible with the help of my mortgage team here at Homestead Financial Mortgage. I am available to my clients and referral partners every day of the week and at any time of the day. I look forward to working with new clients and hope to provide the best experience possible.

Office: (636) 256-5740
Cell: (636) 866-5131

Licensed to work in: Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas and Tennessee
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Aaron Rist
Loan Officer
The company philosophy "Making lives better, one home at a time" is our commitment to our clients. Whether you are buying a home or refinancing an existing loan, we understand that communication and being able to get in touch with your Loan Officer at a moment’s notice is essential. Our clients have said that our accessibility throughout the home buying process is remarkably impressive. I’m here when it’s convenient for you, contact me today, it costs zero to find out!

Office: (636) 271-4663

Licensed to work in: Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Colorado and Tennessee
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Jason Martin
Loan Officer
HOPE--Helping Other People Everyday!! With many years of experience in the mortgage banking industry and extensive practice in originating home loans for both purchase and refinance, I'm a firm believer in providing World Class customer service and offering the most competitive products and pricing available in the market today. Please feel free to contact me anytime, night or day, to discuss your mortgage options. I look forward to working together to find a way for you to improve your financial position and use your home as an asset to build personal wealth.

Office: (636) 256-5745
Cell: (314) 640-4564

Licensed to work in: Missouri, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas and Tennessee
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Jeff Hussey
Loan Officer
Over 15 years ago, I made a career decision to enter the mortgage business. I was initially drawn to this career field because of the excitement of becoming a homeowner for myself. I thought if I could share in that very same excitement with new home owners each day, then that would an amazing fulfilling accomplishment. As it has turned out, this is still the part of my job that provides the most enjoyment to this day! It never gets old seeing the excitement and joy of home borrowers as they are being handed the keys to the home of their dreams. It’s as rewarding today as it was the first time I was a part of the process over 15 years ago. My principles and motto that has guided me throughout my mortgage career is to simply focus on helping clients accomplish their needs and goals and therefore my personal fulfillment takes care of itself!

Office: (636) 256-5714
Cell: (636) 219-4300

Licensed to work in: Missouri, Illinois, Kansas and Colorado
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Sean Ingold
Loan Officer
I have been a mortgage loan officer for over 15 years. I am very experienced in originating FHA, VA, and Conventional home loans for refinancing or purchasing a new home. Please feel welcome to call me or email me with any questions you may have. I would enjoy assisting you with a refinance or new home purchase!

Office: (636) 256-5716
Cell: (314) 614-8505

Licensed to work in: Missouri, Illinois and Colorado
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