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The VA Loan Nerd Story

A proud Marine veteran and former Chicagoland firefighter, now serving veterans get VA loans and find their dream home
Marine Veteran and Cicero Firefighter
A Note from the Founder

After serving as a Marine and a firefighter, I now have the great honor serving my fellow veterans find and buy homes using VA loans.

Hello friends. Client experience is of the utmost importance to me when it comes to lending. I have spent my life dedicated to the service of others. I am a Marine veteran of the War in Iraq as well as a retired union firefighter from the Cicero, IL IAFF Local 717. Lending has given me the platform to continue service to others but without having to sacrifice my physical health. And, after years of being called a VA loan nerd, I’ve embraced the title.

My commitment to the client experience through the home-buying process has garnered my team annual recognition in the top 1% of mortgage originators in the country from Scotsman’s Guide. We do not exist without putting our clients in the driver’s seat and allowing them to select the loan option that makes the most sense for them. My mission is to increase veteran homeownership and dispel myths about VA loans.

—Joseph Mathews, Marine Veteran and Owner

My Mission & Values Drive Everything

Life can be hard for Veterans and their families. One thing that makes it easier is having a place to call home... a place that's all your own.

My mission is to positively impact the lives of those who've served by putting you in the home you deserve, as well as to dispel myths about VA loans. My values of integrity, loyalty, transparency, and going above and beyond drive everything I do; whether that's in my family life, business life, or in service to my country. You'll witness my values in not only the interactions you have with me, but in every interaction you have with anyone associated with VA Loan Nerd.

In 43 States and Counting...

VA Loan Nerd is proud to serve 43 states + the District of Columbia, and that number grows each year.
I do not currently serve Alaska, Delaware, Maine, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont. My goal is to serve all 50 states by year's end. If you live in one of the states excluded today, contact me and I'll refer you to a trusted VA professional, licensed in your state, with the same high standards as my own.

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