Scott Finklea

Branch Manager

Phone Number: (504) 400-9177

NMLS# 100995

Licensed in: LA

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I entered the mortgage industry over 12 years ago because I found it to be a very fun and exciting job. I really enjoy making people happy and what  better way to do that than helping them purchase one of their most important assets they will ever own, their home! I pride myself on being extremely accurate and helping to make the home buying process very smooth and efficient.

Whether you are a first time home buyer, buying your 2nd or third home, looking to purchase investment property, consolidate bills, or just looking for a lower rate, I can assist with all of these options! My lending scope ranges from Conventional, FHA, USDA , VA, Jumbo Loans, Reverse Mortgages, first time home buyer programs and much more!

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Customer Testimonials

Ryan Rosebush wrote: (client testimonial)

After a pretty rough experience closing on our last home a few years ago (with a different lender), our realtor (Karen Brantley) strongly recommended giving Scott a call & we're SO glad she did. What a difference!

Communication throughout the entire process was extremely prompt & thorough. Closing costs came in under his estimate (no surprises!) and, he got us cleared to close two weeks before our closing date. Pretty tough to ask for more than that.

Thank you so much for helping us buy our new home. We couldn't be happier with the service & expertise you provided, and will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone we know looking to finance (or re-finance) a home!

Covington, LA purchase customer says they couldn’t ask for more from a lender!

After a pretty rough experience closing on our last home a few years ago (with a different lender), our realtor (Karen Brantley) strongly recommended giving Scott a call & we're SO glad she did. What a difference!

Communication throughout the entire process was extremely prompt & thorough. Closing costs came in under his estimate (no surprises!) and, he got us cleared to close two weeks before our closing date. Pretty tough to ask for more than that.

Thank you so much for helping us buy our new home. We couldn't be happier with the service & expertise you provided, and will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone we know looking to finance (or re-finance) a home!

Covington, LA purchase customer says Scott helps to make the process smooth and painless!

Scott is amazing at what he does, hands down the best! I was clueless when I began on my journey to purchasing my first home. Scott was very patient and took his time to make sure he explained, and I understood, every detail of the experience. He was always on top of my file and looking for ways to help. After each conversation, I received a follow-up email with what we had just discussed, along with any notes highlighted of actions I needed to take. With his knowledge and experience, he made sure we were ahead of the game, which allowed us to close rather quickly with no problems. I highly recommend Scott to ALL first time home buyers, to get a true genuine understanding of the entire process. Even if it is not your first, he helps to make the process smooth and painless. Scott has an amazing passion for what he does, which shows profoundly in his work

Covington, LA purchase customer says Scott will get the job done early or on time!

I have worked with Scott many times and continue to refer my buyers to him for mortgages. I know when he is working with my buyer, he will get the job done on time or early. He works well with my clients and me. Always pleasant, he is an absolute pleasure to work with. Thanks Scott!

Local Louisiana Keller Williams Realtor says Scott rocks!

Dear Scott, I am dealing with another lender for one of my listings……..because the buyer chose them…….and I just wanted you to know that you ROCK!! I am about to pull my hair out!!!!!!

 Thanks for all that you do…..to make my job EASIER!!!!!

Local Louisiana Keller Williams Realtor says Scott maintains high standards of professionalism!

Real estate agents need a mortgage originator they trust will give the same uncompromised customer service and support as given themselves.  No originator has ever met the standards of professionalism we expect from our affiliates except Scott Finklea.  We have and continue to refer all of our clients to Scott for their lending needs.  In a word, "Awesome!"

Mandeville, LA purchase customer says Scott does an outstanding job!

If you're looking for a Professional, Quality Individual who does an outstanding job with his clients, get with Scott. Guaranteed you will be satisfied with service and results!

Local Louisiana Mauti Meredith Scoggin Realtor says you can count on Scott!

I have worked with Scott so many times over the past 10 years. He is awesome to work with. I have never had a contract fall apart for any reason when I am working with him. If he says he can close the deal, you can count on it!

Local Louisiana RE/MAX Realtor says Scott is their go-to lender!

Scott is my GO TO lender ! Simply the best at what he does. I know that when I bring him one of my clients they will be taken care of.

Local Louisiana Mauti Meredith Scoggin Realtor says Scott is one of a kind!

Scott is an incredible resource for all things lending! I never hesitate to give a client his number because he knows the mortgage business and puts everything on the table so my client is informed throughout the entire home buying process. Scott is one of a kind! I have worked with him on a number of transactions and will work with him again!

Title Attorney at Patriot Title Louisiana/Mississippi says Scott emphasizes efficiency and customer service!

Scott is a very experienced mortgage professional, who emphasizes efficiency and customer service. His knowledge in his field is his greatest asset to his clients.

Luling, LA purchase customer says Scott takes the stress out of homebuying!

I just wanted to say thank you for all your help these past few weeks.  It has truly been a pleasure to work you.  Thank you for being so patient and thorough and for taking some of the stress out of this very stressful situation!

 

So, I already have my first referral for you.  My sister and her husband are young, 24 and 22, and have not owned a home before.  They are going to be getting a piece of land from his relatives and they would like to build a house within the next year or so.  She was previously preapproved to buy a house, but that lender does not do construction loans.   When she called another lender, they were not very helpful (I think they were actually rude).  So we both said - you should call Scott Finklea!!  

 

Again, thanks so much for all your help!!

Covington, LA refinance customer says Scott has incredible knowledge!

I have highly recommended Scott on many occasions and his knowledge for what he does is incredible!! Scott pays close attention to what you say and tries to capture the essence of your requests. You will come out knowing more about your home than you ever thought.

Allegiance Title Owner says Scott always puts his clients first!

I have worked with Scott on numerous occasions. He has always been very thorough with his work. Attention to detail and completing the transaction on time have always been his priority. His clients always come first and if you are looking for somebody with experience, who delivers what he promises, then Scott is your man.

Mandeville, LA refinance customer says Scott always provides them with the right answer!

Scott has helped me on many occasions and has not only become a good friend but keeps me very well informed on situtations that may benefit me. He is incredibly knowledgeable in his field, very professional and I turn to him time and time again for advice and opportunites for which he continually provides me with the right answer. I have referred my family members and close friends to Scott with the comfort that he will do what is best for his client and care for them like he does his own family

Covington, LA refinance customer says Scott is the go-to mortgage guy!

Scott has proven himself to be the go to guy when it comes to home mortgages. He's can guide you thru the process of home buying and be there for you all the way till the end. 
I highly recommend talking to Scott before committing yourself to any other lender.

Local Louisiana k2 Realty, LLC Realtor says Scott is very dedicated to his clients!

Scott is very dedicated to his clients and is a pleasure to work with.

Covington, LA purchase customer says Scotts care and concern for his customers is genuine!

Scott is 100% an expert in his field. I have refinanced and purchased several homes and I will never do another transaction with any other agent. Scott's knowledge about the interest rates, loan products, and credit scores is second to none. His care and concern for his customers is genuine.

Covington, LA refinance customer says Scott saved them more than $300 a month!

Scott recently did a refinance on my house. He did a great job and saved us over $300.00 a month!!

Metairie, LA purchase customer says Scott worked seamlessly with their real estate agent and title company!

Scott helped me buy my first home in 2005. He walked me through the process and made sure I was comfortable with everything. Scott was at my closing and worked seamlessly with my real estate agent and title company. Scott periodically checked on me and my wife to see how things were going and was always helpful when we had a question.

New Orleans, LA purchase customer says Scott made them feel comfortable from start to finish!

I am a commercial banker, working with businesses on loans and banking products on a daily basis. I'm exposed to many mortgage lenders all the time, but I chose Scott to handle my personal mortgage because of his detailed product knowledge, personable demeanor, and high ethical standards. He made me - and my wife - very comfortable from start to finish.

Luling, LA purchase customer says Scott found a way for them to buy their dream home!

Scott was great and extremely helpful. We almost lost out on buying our dream home due to a sale falling through on our old home, and someone else wanting our dream home. However, Scott found a way for us to follow through with purchasing our home while we waited for another offer on our old home. He didn't give up and saw us through to the end. I would recommend him to anyone!!!