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Jordan Miller
· November 6, 2017
James is an awesome lender to work with. He is going to make sure you understand what you can afford, and where you want to live. He spent hours on the phone with my wife and I before we ever committe...d to a home loan. He wanted to make sure that when we were ready, that we were fully prepared. Thanks James! See More
Dylan Skalka
· February 9, 2018
Glenna has helped time and time again. With the purchase of my first home, the refinance of that loan and the lowering of all costs due on the house. Glenna has treated me like family through the process and I could not give more praise to her and her team!!! See More
Kim Hively Rusch
· November 9, 2017
Glenna is an awesome loan officer. She works very very hard and does whatever is needed for buyer. Loans are always ready before the expected closing date
Tony Qualls
· April 28, 2017
James Barath and the Leader One staff were amazing throughout our entire loan process. James is a straightforward and upfront professional that will take the time to explain every aspect of your huge ...potential financial decision. He is a fast communicator and does not sugar coat anything.....which works great in this confusing "red tape" era of home financing. James was transparent and concise throughout the whole process. I could not be happier with our experience and I feel like my standards are fairly high. Our family would recommend Leader One to anyone looking for a "no BS" approach to the complicated world of loan origination. You will be in good hands! See More
Shannon K. McGuire
· March 31, 2017
Glenna is great to work with for a home loan. She has so much experience that another very well known lender sent her one of my files to complete because they didn't know what to do. If you're looking... to buy a home or refinance, Glenna Thompson is the one to call....NOW! See More
Matt Cadle
· May 24, 2016
Hang on, this is a long one! For the past 6 years, my sister and I were building up our credit so we could apply for a USDA Guaranteed loan. We went through 5 to 6 loan officers. About half of them st...ated that they couldn't help us, because our debt to ratio was too high. The loan officers that 'tried' to help us were all very dishonest. One of them wanted $400 up front just to check our credit ratings. The last one we worked with told us that our loan would go through with no problem at all (We had already had an offer accepted on a home). He had us running all over for weeks obtaining all sorts of paperwork and he even had us writing letters to submit to the USDA underwriter. After we gathered all of the required paperwork, he told us that we wouldn't get the loan. We ended up losing the home. He was also extremely rude to us after he found out that we weren't going to be approved. My sister's heart and mine were crushed. I then contacted James Barath to see if he could help us. James didn't want to take any money from us. He didn't want us gamble. He told us that our best bet was to apply for the USDA Direct Loan program. So, I contacted the USDA local office and we were accepted. I cannot thank James enough. He was the most honest and caring person that we have encountered throughout this entire 6 year battle to buy a home. Not ONE of the other loan officers that we dealt with informed us about the Direct Loan program from the USDA. They didn't inform us, because there would be no money in it for them! Mr. James K Barath was a Godsend! I will recommend this gentleman to anyone who is looking for a loan! See More
Noe Perez
· July 16, 2014
The staff here was very professional and friendly. MLO Assistant Alicia Perez and Senior Loan Officer Glenna Thompson guided me through every step of the loan process and explained any questions or co...ncerns I had. Thanks to them I was able to purchase a home. I will recommend this business to anyone looking for a purchase/refinance loan. See More
Shawna Burcham
· September 29, 2015
The team at LeaderOne Financial Corp. is outstanding! With the knowledge and experience in this group I can always count on them to get the job done right. Stress free for me and my clients every time.... Thank you James Barath for all of your help and guidance. See More
Ruben Hinojosa
· March 31, 2017
Glenna found so many ways for us to save on our loan and made closing a breeze!
Randall Raines
· March 19, 2014
I like the new look. Keep doing the great job of leading the mortgages to your thorough knowledge and experience.
Michael Nordstrom
· March 18, 2014
Look forward to working w you soon.
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LeaderOne Financial Corp. is thinking about buying a house with Jessica Saxsma and 16 others in Saint John, Indiana.

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LeaderOne Financial Corp. is happy to be a proud sponsor of the American Dream of Homeownership and a loving supporter of families who truly believe "Home Is Where The Heart Is". Let us show you our love the best way we know how by allowing us to help you the through the home loan process to buy the home that you love.

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