Loan Officer Profile
About MeI have been in personal finance for more than 20 years. I am a Proud Veteran of the US Air Force and have a heart to help other Veterans accomplish their Mortgage goals. I will use my experience in Conventional, FHA and VA programs to help you get the best possible scenario for your circumstances.
- Employed by: BOKF, National Association since 2014
- Kansas and nationally
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Ratings & Reviews
Loan Officer ReviewBethany from Yuba City, CARecommended!
Thank you John!
It was such a pleasure having John working with us on getting our home refinanced. He helped us through the process flawlessly. Very personable and professional.Loan Officer ReviewJeffrey from Grover Beach, CARecommended!
John Darrah should be your #1 pick
John was amazing! He and his team took care of everything for us! My husband has lived in our Main house since he was 5 and boy did it need a face-lift! I searched the web for the best rates in California and I looked on Lendingtree and saw that Home Direct Mortgage offered the best rates and and had amazing reviews! John Darrah is the person to seek if you are looking for someone to be there for you and answer every question you may throw at him! KEY: If they ask you for items, it's up to you to help them help you! John and his amazing Home Direct Crew are the most outstanding people ever!... Read MoreLoan Officer ReviewTricia from Norfolk, VARecommended!
John was so informative and laid all my options out the first 15 minutes I spoke with him. We decided a VA Stream refi loan was the best choice for me. He sent me two emails for all the paperwork. After only having to speak 8 times over 4 weeks. I closed on day 28 from my starting date! He was amazing and so helpful! Thank you John for everything!Loan Officer ReviewThomas from North Myrtle Beach, SCRecommended!
No "Hard Sell"
John was excellent to work with. His calm demeanor, knowledge and responsiveness to any questions or issues made the mortgage refinance process much less stressful. He did not try to give me the "hard sell" like others that I contacted about refinancing and was a joy to work with.Loan Officer ReviewPaul from Victor, NYRecommended!
With all the calls received from other lenders John's knowledge and helpfulness brought him to the top list. He was great to work with. Overall the process was simple and straight forward.Loan Officer ReviewMichelle from Vancouver, WARecommended!
HomeDirect + John Darrah = AMAZING
We worked with John Darrah on our new home purchase and he was AMAZING! He got us a rate that no one believed was possible, with no cost to us and with lender credits to boot! Our realtors were very hesitant to work with an out-of-state lender and gave us a tremendous amount of push back to use one of their preferred lenders, but by the end of the process we had made them believers. From my initial consult to the close of our loan, I spent ALOT of time on the phone with John, putting him through the wringer with all of my questions and skepticisms. He NEVER made me feel like I was a pain (even though I know I was) and he always made sure I was comfortable with all aspects of the process. He ALWAYS had our best interest at heart and looked out for us the whole time to make sure we would close on time. In fact, HomeDirect was ready to close 3 days ahead of schedule and we had to hold up the process because we weren't ready yet. That is unheard of, in my opinion. Trust these guys, you will not be sorry... Read MoreLoan Officer ReviewCory from South Jordan, UTRecommended!
John Darrah - Best Loan Officer
John was amazing throughout the whole process, taking the time educate me and make sure I was getting the best deal I could. John, a veteran himself, was extremely knowledgeable about the VA IRRRL program which was very helpful.Loan Officer ReviewMatt from Valley Center, CARecommended!
Fantastic customer service
John was a pleasure to work with. He took the time to explain the VA loan process to me (more than once!) and made sure I understood what needed to happen at each step. John and the HomeDirect team were able to close on time despite a few hiccups along the way. I was EXTREMELY happy with John and the entire team.Loan Officer ReviewAyan from Nolensville, TNRecommended!
Best Customer Care Ever..Period!!
Our Loan officer John Darrah from HomeDirect Mortgage was extremely helpful and knowledgeable from the very first conversation we had regarding our home loan and new build process. I literally spoke with 6-8 different lenders and John stood out to be most honest and straight forward from Day 1, advising us what to do and Not to do (even honest enough to Not re-run our credit/pre-qual. letter through HomeDirect, when we already had few pre-quals in place & instead advising us to call him when we are ready to lock-in a rate before house is completed). John and his team more than just provided service for us, he literally represented us and fought on our behalf with our new home builder to make sure we closed on time (this was a new home construction). He served more as a family member and friend and spent several hours for months explaining, advising and walking us through the complicated process of new-home build and availing himself even on his days off. I am a professional with many years of experience in corporate finance, but I Still had so much to learn. I would HIGHLY recommend John and his incredible HomeDirect team member who worked diligently, sending out numerous emails/calls & even working late hours to get the builders to be on schedule to meet our closing date as we HAD to move out of our lease within a day of Closing. Not to mention, right off the bat they gave the lowest rate on first try and Highest Lender Credit which the builder's own in-house lending co. came back and matched. We still without any doubt decided to go with HomeDirect, purely because of John, his team and utmost care they provided - never imagined a Bank or a Lender can provide this level of customer care service... Read MoreLoan Officer ReviewMike from Redondo Beach, CARecommended!
John was just simply fantastic! My wife and I had been searching for a while for a new home and he was there with us since the beginning working up qualification letters and answering our questions. There is no question that we would recommend John to others and seek him out when we want to buy another home or refinance!I have been in personal finance for more than 20 years. I am a Proud Veteran of the US Air Force and have a heart to help other Veterans accomplish their Mortgage goals. I will use my experience in Conventional, FHA and VA programs to help you get the best possible scenario for your circumstances.