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765-429-4444 | James Werner

James Werner

Branch Manager
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Contact Information
1010 Main Street
Lafayette, IN 47901-1541
T: 765-429-4444
C: 765-532-1604
F: 815-366-7574
NMLS ID #137331

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I apply the same self-discipline and basic leadership skills I learned in the Marine Corps to all of my endeavors. Through my education, I gained classically influenced skills and creative methods of problem solving that help me be successful. As a manager, I strive to foster growth and development of the individuals in my organization and am always looking for the most effective work methods and the best tools, so that our mortgage consultants can best serve their clients. I am always actively hiring individuals to work at my branch, so if you or someone you know is looking to work for one of the best mortgage companies in the industry and they live in Indiana, contact me.

We specialize in first-time buyer programs, including FHA, VA, and USDA Rural Housing. We also have a specialized renovation department that serves our customers from initial application through the hammering of the last nail. Find out about the benefits of FHA and conventional renovation financing.

As a privately-owned, direct lender, Platinum has the ability to cut out the middleman and fund loans others cannot. We have exclusive programs, like the FHA Dream Loan and FHA loans down to 580 FICO scores. In addition, our clients have access to great rates from a national direct lender and do not have to give up personalized, small-town service.

Other Work and Community Experience:

  • Mortgage Banker & Branch Manager - 2004-Present
  • US Marine Corps NCO - 1991-1995
  • Disabled American Veterans Life Member - Present
  • UPS Management Team - 1995-1999
  • Purdue University Instructor - 1999-2002
  • Adjunct Professor Ivy Tech
  • Downtown Business Owner & Investor - 1999-Present
  • Master’s Degree Purdue University - 2002
  • Sr. Deputy Assessor’s Office Tippecanoe County Government - 2007-2011
  • Certified Property Tax Representative
  • I’ve served on several boards and committees of regional arts and culture organizations and have been a teacher at both Purdue University and Ivy Tech Community College. Our downtown Lafayette office is in the Arts and Entertainment District and our lobby features the work of local artists. Feel free to stop in and check out the paintings or ask us anything about mortgages or real-estate.

    Customer Reviews
    • May 22, 2014
      Source: Google
      Platinum Home Mortgage is a great place to go when looking for a home loan! They care about their clients, and will work extremely hard to get the job done in the best way possible. I feel extremely comfortable sending my buyers to James Werner and his team... I know they won't treat anybody like a number, but will take the time to get to know them/help them individually. A great place!
    • Feb 11, 2014
      Source: Google
      I used James Werner on my first home loan and now on my second. The people here are great and really went the extra mile on getting my VA home loan. Big Thanks to James and Jarrod. Will deffinetly reccommend them to my friends.
    • Feb 10, 2014
      Source: Google
      We purchased a new home using Platinum Mortgage recently. Star and James were wonderful in helping us get the loan we needed and get us closed on time. There were some struggles but they made it happen and all before we had our baby! I recommend them to everyone looking to purchase or refinance!
    • Jan 16, 2014
      Source: Google
      James and his crew are great. They can help repair credit and have the lowest fees I've ever seen. We refinanced an investment property in downtown Indianapolis allowing us to pull out 30k for renovations only months after initial purchase. When I purchased my new home in Avon, they got us a great rate with low fees. Try to get a loan thru a bank and Platinum at the same time, I did it twice and was shocked by what the big banks charge for purchases and refinances. Platinum isn't afraid of competition because they know they will win your business. Great service and friendly people, these are the only lenders I use.
    • Oct 03, 2013
      Source: Google
      I recently refinanced my house with Platinum Home Mortgage. James and Kurt took care of everything and kept us informed every step of the way. Our closing was easy and now we are saving more money each month. Also as a local Insurance agent, I regularly refer my clients to Platinum Home Mortgage because I know they will be handled with the same care and receive the same service as I did.
    • Mar 12, 2013
      Source: Google
      Love, love, love James and the gang at Platinum! They get 'er done! Conventional, FHA, Investors, clients in transition... they've got a solution for everyone! Keep up the great work!
    Platinum Home Mortgage - James Werner
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