Marlana Helped me buy a home
Wed, Jan 15, 2014

We found John Burke after speaking with many lenders and researching various sites for reviews and related feedback. My family was concerned because we were trying to get approval for a 2nd Tier VA Loan on a new home, and keep the old home through rental, keeping in mind we had no history of renting a home to others. Upon contacting John, he was very knowledgeable and we could tell that he would be the best person for the job. Additionally, his reviews were outstanding. Furthermore, we live in Georgia and John’s Company is based in Colorado; nevertheless, everything still went smoothly. We knew, through research, that the 2nd Tier Loan could be “tricky” and would require an expert if we wanted things to be successful, no worries though. John told us upfront what to expect, and worked in a timely fashion and kept us informed. The closing was simple; and, all of the information John gave us was accurate; there were no surprises! My family is now in a custom-built, dream-home with a reasonable monthly mortgage. We would recommend John to anyone, and we will continue to seek his expertise for future use as well.

secsportsfan Client, Buyer
Woodbridge, VA

John Burke helped me tremendously in recently refinancing my house with a VA mortgage. I had a rather complicated situation because my house was potentially underwater and I had a conventional mortgage so VA considered this a VA Cash-out Refi to 100% loan to value. I also had a pending VA disability claim that added to my stress. Unexpected issues also arose as we went through the process but it all turned out fine thanks to John’s help navigating the process. I ended up with a great new mortgage with the lowest rate I could find anywhere. I recommend John wholeheartedly — especially if you are looking for a VA loan. He’s an expert in handling those.



glockwise Client, Buyer
Coopersville, MI

Everyone had told me there was no way I would qualify for a VA Loan before August 2013 because I had a bankruptcy in August 2010. I found John online. He told me he could get it done.

He was spot on. We were on a tight deadline, it was a VA Loan, and the seller had multiple offers on the property I wanted. John went right to work and never let up.

I can’t recommend John enough. Thank you John for your hard work.


Jeff Plane Client, Buyer
Boise, ID

After working with several local and national banks, we still hadn’t found one that could or would do a VA Cash-out refi to 100% loan to value, even though the VA allows it. I saw a web advertisement for VA refinances, called the number, and spoke with John Burke. He was able to get us the loan to value ratio we were looking for at the lowest interest rate we had been quoted, and he worked hard to ensure we closed our loan as quickly as possible. Even when there was an 11th hour documentation issue, he worked very quickly to resolve it so that our closing date was unchanged. I would recommend working with John to anyone looking into a VA purchase or refinance.


Steve & Melissa Client, Buyer
Baltimore, MD

I (we) strongly and wholeheartedly endorse John Burke if you are in need of a home loan or want to refinance. I came across John’s site,, after reading about the 100% VA cash-out refi program on a different website. We had our home loan through Wells Fargo at the time and I called to inquire if they offered the cash-out refinance option. After calling around to multiple Wells Fargo offices, I finally found the right department (in Minnesota) and was informed that they provided up to 90% cash-out of the appraised value of our home. However, having read that 100% cash-out was available, I decided to search around for lenders who could provide a VA 100% cash-out refinance. I found John’s site and was not too sure about its legitimacy initially but I took a chance and gave him a call (along with other lenders). John called me back almost immediately and seemed really nice, genuine, and legitimate. I also did my due diligence by searching for him on the Internet and not only found positive reviews about him on various lender and home loan advice websites but I also found positive information about People’s Bank and Trust, the company where John works. John spoke to me about the process of obtaining 100% cash-out and my wife and I decided to refinance our home through him. John was a pleasure to work with throughout the process. He was very patient (answering all of my/our questions), maintained constant contact providing updates, and attempted to take care of as much paperwork as possible. Mind you, this is not a streamline refinance, this is a full-fledged, home refinance. Thus, it was quite an arduous process, similar to the initial purchase of our home. However, John was fantastic to work with, helping us at every turn, assisting, explaining, reassuring, staying on top of everything, and finally closing the deal. Yes, it was quite the process to obtain 100% cash-out (at least in comparison to the streamline, no-cash out refinance) but in the end, it was worth every bit of time and effort. And, most importantly, we could not and would not have gone through the process if it were not for John. He was wonderful to work with and is a really nice guy.



Mary and Chico
Lincoln City, OR.

John was able to help us get our VA Mortgage and close the deal when local companies and loan officers had given up. Great communication, explanation and advice. Dependable and trustworthy. John and Mitzi both did a great job. We were very happy and impressed.

We would highly recommend John to handle your VA Mortgage application. You’ll be glad you did.

Thanks again John,


Thank you so much for all of your help! I applied for a USDA Mortgage with a local lender and spent 2 months trying to get closed on my first home.

I found John online and he was able to tell me why my first broker couldn’t get my USDA Mortgage closed no matter how many different lenders they sent my loan to because of how they had it set up.

John was able to structure my loan the way it needed to be done and closed in under 30 days.

I wish I would have found John first; it would have saved me a lot of time and anxiety.

Hanover, VA.




Before I applied for my USDA Mortgage with a local broker, I did plenty of research on the USDA program.

I worked with my local broker for almost 2 months and we were still no where near closing.

On top of that, the broker would not allow me to choose which way to handle my closing costs!

It made more sense for me to roll the closing costs into the loan but my broker just would not listen to me.

I also wasn’t very happy with all of the vague answers I would get from my broker any time I asked about my interest rate.

I was so frustrated that I started to do more research online and found John’s website.

John spent a lot of time talking and listening to me and explained all of the options I had available. The best part was that he told me what my local broker wouldn’t.

In the end, John got my loan closed in 30 days and let me decide what rate I locked in at and allowed me to roll the closing costs into my loan!

Thank you so much John.

Cuba, MO



Hey John,

I just wanted to say thanks again.

I can’t believe that my local broker was going to charge me $8,000 in origination and yield spread premium to do my FHA Mortgage.

Thank you for educating me on the mortgage process and saving me thousands of dollars!

I will recommend you to everyone I know.

Austin, TX




Hi John,

We just wanted to thank you again for all of your help.

I was so devastated when my local bank, which I’ve done business with for years, turned me down for an FHA Mortgage.

The bad part about the whole thing is they wouldn’t even give us any advice or help on what to do to get approved.

I’m so glad that we didn’t give up and found your website!

I still can’t believe that with your advice and coaching we were able to get 2 collections deleted and 1 late payment deleted just by making some phone calls.

I really appreciate the information and advice you gave us about how to raise our credit scores high enough to get approved for an FHA Mortgage!

Thank you so much!

Terri & Jeremiah
Gulfport, MS




cjc.wxmet Client, Buyer

I’m was a veteran in a tough spot. I couldn’t qualify for several VA Mortgage programs because of a high debt to income ratio. Other mortgage brokers put me through quite the run-around before finally denying my VA Mortgage. But John looked for alternatives. He was proactive, never without an idea on how to get past a temporary roadblock, and he never gave up. He knew he could find a way to get my VA Mortgage approved. If you need someone who will fight for you, put your case in front of his supervisors and underwriters and advocate for you, call John. He’ll get the job done.



Trm.relyea Client, Buyer
Denver, CO

My husband and I had a unique prior short sale situation that we felt should not hold us back from buying a new house with a VA Mortgage, even though it was under two years. All lenders immediately dismissed us, assuming the worst. John was different. He actually took the time out of his day to listen to our story and treat me with respect as I told it. He took on the challenge and was tenacious from day one! This was not an easy VA Mortgage to manage but he hand held it through the process and WON! We closed on our new home with a VA Mortgage just 11 months after our short sale. If you want someone who will really listen to your needs and go the extra mile to get you in a home, John is your man.