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OakStar Bank

(5 of 5) 14 Reviews

100% of our customers would recommend this lender.

About OakStar Bank

OakStar Bank is an FDIC insured bank located in Springfield Missouri. We are a bank that specializes in lending in all 50 states. The goal of OakStar Bank is to serve the financial needs of our clients. We will achieve our goal by providing banking products...

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Loan Officers

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Todd Leonard Kansas City, MO
Nicholas Weeks Kansas City, MO
Mark Bybee Springfield, MO
Brent McCoy Springfield, MO
Jimmy Stilley Springfield, MO
Michael Lawson Springfield, MO
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14 Reviews

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  • Lender Review
    from Weston, MA
    (5 of 5)
    Recommended!
    Reviewed:

    Excellent Service

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    Excellent service; we worked with Todd Leonard and associates and will recommend OakStar to everyone we know.

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    from Lithia, FL
    (5 of 5)
    Recommended!
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    Competitive Rates and Great Customer Service

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    Todd Leonard genuinely cares about people. He is committed to providing exceptional customer service. Even when things seem improbable he continues to look for ways to make it happen. This is done without trying to increase your rate…..his goal is to provide the best rate possible and he’s done that for me on two separate occasions. I would definitely recommend Todd to my family and friends... Read More

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  • Lender Review
    from Huntingtown, MD Confirmed LendingTree Customer
    (5 of 5)
    Recommended!
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    Date of Service:
    May 28, 2015

    Excellent service by Nick Weeks

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    I wanted to take a moment to offer some positive input on my experience with Nick Weeks from Oak Star Bank. Since the beginning he has been very helpful and upfront with everything. This is not my first rodeo with a home mortgage (have had way too many), and I can say without reservation this experience is well above par. He has proven himself invaluable throughout the process. He has brought a lot of experience and professionalism to the table, and it is very appreciated. I offer my full recommendation to anyone that is pursuing a new mortgage... Read More

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  • Lender Review
    from Maui, HI
    (5 of 5)
    Recommended!
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    Nick Weeks and crew

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    Nick worked with me and my wife in putting together the original loan packet for a multi-acre agricultural estate in Maui Hawaii about 3 years ago. During that process I found him to be absolutely trustworthy and always “above board”. There was never any doubt that he had our best interest at heart. For a mainlander his knowledge of regional Hawaiian real estate peculiarities was impressive. He then contacted us again regarding refinance options. It was his opinion that we could get a better deal with current interest rates. He worked to put together several options for consideration. In the end we chose to proceed with a conservative refinance deal that would save us considerably over the term of the loan. Nick worked to make the process streamlined and reduced the refinance workload on our end whenever he could. I again recommend Nick Weeks. He nailed the first mortgage loan, then a few years later he worked hard to make this refinance happen. If he hadn't taken the incentive to contact us and put the refinance package together we would never have been the wiser. We now stand to save tens of thousands over the 30 year term. I hope a few years from now we hear from Nick again. Thanks again Nick. You are my mortgage guru!!... Read More

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  • Lender Review
    from San Antonio, TX
    (5 of 5)
    Recommended!
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    Nick and his team

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    Nick and his team did an absolutely outstanding job with my home loan. I was blown away by how easy Nick and his team made everything for me. Literally, everything went as smooth as humanly possible. If you are looking into getting a home loan or refinancing a current loan, Nick and his team will do an outstanding job and make you feel at ease the whole time. Thanks Nick... Read More

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  • Lender Review
    from Summerville, SC
    (5 of 5)
    Recommended!
    Reviewed:

    Not Preferred Lender

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    Nick and his team did a wonderful job closing my loan. My builder wanted me to go with one of their preferred lenders who was unable to close the loan. Oakstar came in and saved the day. I will tell anyone looking to close on a house with exceptional service to give Nick at Oakstar a chance and you will not be disapointed. Nick has a client for life.

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  • Lender Review
    from Seattle
    (5 of 5)
    Recommended!
    Reviewed:

    Nick Weeks and OakStar Bank a Fantastic Experience

    (2) (0)
    I recently inquired online about mortgages for our permanent residence and 3 rental properties in two different states to determine if it was worthwhile to refinance. I was immediately deluged with emails and phone calls. I chose to avoid them because almost every one of the calls was from a 'mortgage mill' call center, from people chasing down leads--it was insulting, annoying and invasive--and it lasted for weeks. There was one, and only one call that stood out from the rest. It was from Nick Weeks who did an outstanding job of connecting, listening and then promising to follow-through. And he did. If you want a broker who is intellectually savvy, financially astute and employs good old fashioned mid-west values - Nick Weeks is the guy. He was able to not only find extremely competitive rates through OakStar, but to counsel us about the benefits and risks associated with different programs. He was honest, out ahead of the process and managed a complex process deftly. I would recommend him to anyone interested in working with someone intelligent, curious and who has mastered the art of financial consulting. OakStar is fortunate to have him and we were fortunate to find him in a sea of mediocre and annoying responses to our inquiry. Kim... Read More

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  • Lender Review
    from Bentonville, AR Confirmed LendingTree Customer
    (5 of 5)
    Recommended!
    Reviewed:
    Date of Service:
    July 31, 2014

    Great Bank for VA Mortgage Loans

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    I had just 14 days to get from initial loan discussion to close, due to Roundpoint’s incompetence. After contacting Lending Tree website about the loan I was seeking (15 year fixed), credit (excellent), loan type (VA), and down payment (5%), a number of lenders reached out. One was a mortgage lender at Oak Star Bank. After explaining the loan parameters I was seeking and the time constraints present, Oak Star Bank’s mortgage lender assurance me that they would be able to get to close under the outlined loan parameters and timeframe. Oak Star Bank executed, closing in 12 days from initial loan discussion to close (including 4 weekend days). The rate I closed under was in my opinion competitive, though not overly aggressive. In addition, I received a lender credit covering half of the VA funding fee. Lastly, none of the VA allowable fees were charged (underwriting fee etc.). The bank executed a 15 day lock on my behalf which showed both their confidence in getting to a close within my required timeframe and a focus on the overall cost structure (for both the bank and myself). The mortgage loan process is a challenge under the best of circumstances, between filling out, signing documents (in my case, my wife was 600 miles away), and answering questions on the documents provided. The questions asked and issues pointed out by the loan processors, underwriters, and the overall approach demonstrated a high degree of professionalism at Oak Star Bank. Three items come to mind; first the loan processor wanted additional documentation on my corporation (bank statements and an explanation on a particular expense) to address potential concerns within the underwriting step. Second, during the initial underwriting part, a particular personal bank transaction was flagged as it was thought I had an undocumented mortgage loan. The underwriter believed a payment I made to an insurance company was for mortgage property insurance whereas it was for life insurance and was remedied with the premium notice. Lastly, during final underwriting, the underwriter found an error with our 2013 tax return regarding my wife’s employee contribution to a simple IRA. I had received from my accountant a ‘draft’ copy of our tax return and the one provided to the IRS was in fact correct and quickly addressed. I would highly recommend Oak Star Bank and more importantly their staff. Though I cannot speak to their experience/expertise with a conventional loan; for the VA loan process, the bank is extremely knowledgeable and experienced. Lastly, the bank was able to clearly articulate their documentation needs, reasoning behind their request, and identify major items in terms of ‘must have items for close’. Please see my related positive review of Nick Weeks who was my mortgage lender at OakStar Bank... Read More

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  • Lender Review
    from Walla Walla, WA
    (5 of 5)
    Recommended!
    Reviewed:

    Best Mortgage Experience Ever

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    I was looking to consolidate a first and second mortgage along with pulling some cash out for a business investment. I was speaking with Quicken Loans, USAA, NFCU, and a few other lenders provided by Lending Tree. Everyone was either really high in rate or fees and many people were very pushy and I never really had the confidence that they knew what they were doing. I was contacted by Nick Weeks very early in the process but was a little slow in getting back to him. Once I spoke with Nick for about 5 minutes I was ready to move forward just off of his knowledge and approach alone. Nick is extremely knowledgeable and has an uncanny ability to tailor a loan to meet your short term goals and also encompass your long term goals., which I never even thought to consider. He even made sure that we were proceeding from the most beneficial tax standpoint as well. His interest rate and fees were lower than anyone I came across as well. I had a couple companies who looked better in the beginning but when their song and dance came to a stop they were no where near where Nick was. OakStar Bank has a tremendous asset on their hands, and, I cannot thank them, and, Nick enough for the over the top service. This is the only place for a mortgage in my opinion. You have a customer for life... Read More

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  • Lender Review
    from Alexandria, VA
    (5 of 5)
    Recommended!
    Reviewed:

    THE BEST MORTGAGE EXPERIENCE

    (1) (0)
    I worked with Mr. Nick Weeks on the purchase of my new home. He was very attentive to my needs and offered a solution to my needs that I had not even thought about. Due to his outside of the box thinking I was able to save far more money in interest than any other lender offered me and he did it without charging me a dime. Purchasing this home was easier than buying any large ticket item. He definitely lives up to the previous reviews. I will use him again and refer him to friends... Read More

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OakStar Bank is an FDIC insured bank located in Springfield Missouri. We are a bank that specializes in lending in all 50 states. The goal of OakStar Bank is to serve the financial needs of our clients. We will achieve our goal by providing banking products and services of the highest quality, delivered in a professional and friendly manner, and focused on helping our clients continue to achieve their financial goals. By continually focusing on our commitment to our clients, we will strengthen and support the social and economic health and continued growth of our country. Our values are basic. We will achieve our client's objectives and therefore our objectives by focusing on the values of: Integrity, Quality, Efficiency, and Responsiveness. Integrity in our interactions with all our clients, Quality in all our products, services, and in ourselves, Efficiency in the delivery of our products and services in order to provide value to our clients, and Responsiveness to our customer's needs.