About Mark Onnen

I was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. I graduated with honors from Boise High School in 1998, where I played Varsity Basketball and ran Varsity Track.  I graduated with honors from the University of Washington in 2002, with concentrations in Finance and Marketing.  I also graduated with Honors from Boise State University in 2009, with my Master of Business Administration.   I pride myself on response times and I work 24/7, just ask my wife 😊!  I am happily married to my beautiful wife Michelle, and we have two sons named Lincoln and Carter. I enjoy coaching football and basketball.

As of 2022, I have over 20 years of mortgage lending experience. I specialize in new construction, and buyers relocating from other states.  We have local processing, underwriting, and funding, in our Eagle, ID office.  At Homebridge Financial, we service many of our loans, which gives us the opportunity to develop lifelong relationships with our clients. I am honored to be a President’s Club Award recipient for 4 Consecutive years, (2021, 2020, 2019, and 2018).

Thank you for the opportunity to earn your business, and WELCOME to Idaho, I promise you will love it here!

What Our Customers Say About Me

Craig K. Feb-22
“The process was great. We needed a minimum 9 month lock - required by the builder, but 9 months was not quite enough. We got Mark's name from our builder, Boise Hunter Homes, and he told us about a 1 year lock program. That was exactly what we were looking for and the terms of the program were fantastic. Thank you Mark!”
Teddy W. Nov-21
“Mark was very efficient and attended to our requests in a very timely and professional manner. His fees were competitive with others and his desire was to meet or beat others quotes. Very attentive and helpful.”
Matthew H. Oct-21
“It was great. Mark did an excellent job! Kyndra too!”
Daniel D. Oct-21
“Mark and Kyndra were very helpful and very responsive. I appreciate their willingness to answer questions and walk through the process with buyers. ”
Hailey R. Oct-21
“Mark really went the extra mile to help us keep the process smooth. It would not have been possible without him. He was very prompt, ready with resources, communicated clearly, and minimized our stress throughout the process.”
Ravinesh S. Oct-21
“Mark did great job with my loan.”
Richard Y. Oct-21
“Due to the long build time for our new home Mark was able to give us a locked rate for nine months which would float down if rates drop, it did, but would not go higher than the lock rate. He kept us apprised of the loan process and considering we were in another state, made the process relatively easy. Plus he always returned our inquiries in a timely manner. All in all this has been a very pleasant experience working with Mark and his associates. ”
Angela S. Sep-21
“Mark was great! Very responsive and professional!!!”
Ryan S. Sep-21
“Our experience with Mark Onnen and the Homebridge team was THE BEST!!! Everything was executed much quicker than our expectations and the communication during the entire process was BEYOND AMAZING! Mark held our hand every step of the way with our questions and his informative efforts that made our experience one to brag about! We will definitely be returning to Mark and his team for all future home loan needs! Thank you so much!”
Casey S. Aug-21
“Mark and everyone we dealt with at Homebridge were extremely professional, very prompt, and communicated excellent. This was the best financing experience I have ever had.”
Francisco R. Aug-21
“Mark is absolutely awesome! Very professional and hard worker. We are going to sue him again.”
Scott G. Aug-21
“Mark was great to work with, very easy process and I really felt like he was looking out for my best interests”
Carlos A. Aug-21
“Our refinancing experience with Mark Onnen was exceptional! Highly recommend him for all your financing needs! Fast and efficient! He went above and beyond to explain everything to us!”
Keanna K. Aug-21
“Mark was awesome through the entire process. He was extremely helpful and went above and beyond my expectations. I will recommend him to anyone needing services for home buying.”
Jose V. Apr-21
“Mark and the Homebridge team have exceeded our expectations, not once, but twice. We are repeat customers and they continue to exceed our expectations. Very happy with the process and the service from start to finish!”
Steven R. Apr-21
“The best. He couldn't have been more professional nor could he have made it easier. The whole process was great.”
Suzi S. Mar-21
“Mark gave me excellent service from the moment I first contacted him with questions all the way through the refinancing process. I especially appreciate how fast and thoroughly Mark responded to every question I had along the way. Every time I sent an email (my preferred method of communicating) he would respond immediately. I had no waiting around for a reply. That is what I consider EXCELLENT customer service!I am very pleased with my refinance and would definitely recommend Mark to friends and family.”
Nathan C. Mar-21
“Great process from start to finish. Mark Onnen did a great job and I would recommend him to anyone!”
Jake A. Mar-21
“If I could've given a score higher than a 10 for many of these I would have!”
Wayne S. Feb-21
“Very satisfied with this team of professionals. Mark and Kendra were fantastic!!!”
Loretta J. Feb-21
“The refinance went well. Mark and Kyndra were both very helpful. There were questions that I was confused about and tried to call. Didn't always get a call back. I would get a email or text. Everything worked out in the end, Good Job!”
Keith P. Feb-21
“Mark and his team were very professional and helpful. Thanks”
Joy K. Jan-21
“You guys did a wonderful job and were extremely patient with me. Thank you so much!”
Jonathan K. Dec-20
“Mark and his team were very easy to work with. They kept me informed throughout the entire loan process and helped to ensure the loan closed on time. I was very impressed with their professionalism and would recommend them to anyone looking to purchase or refinance a home.”
Sharon M. Dec-20
“Working with Mark Onnen and Kyndra Byington was amazing! They made the loan process very clear, easy to understand and communicated on every step of the way. We are from out of state and they made the process exceed our expectations and we closed on time without any issues!”
Jermaine S. Dec-20
“Mark is great. Very personable detailed and willing to answer all my silly questions. I appreciate his patience and kindness.”
James C. Nov-20
“We used a traveling Notary, quite a way away from the property in question, to close the loan thus the Loan Originator was unable to attend the closing.”
Peter A. Nov-20
“Mark Onnen was incredibly helpful and positive from day one of our application process. He and his staff answered our questions promptly and did everything possible to expedite our application and approval. We appreciate his expertise and couldn't be more pleased with the outcome. Kudos to Mark and his associates.”
Erica G. Oct-20
“I worked primarily with Kyndra and she was excellent! She was very flexible, responsive, and kind in her communication. She made the process as stress-free as possible. Mark was also very responsive and available.”
Carolyn S. Oct-20
“Mark took very good care of us and answered my zillion questions with a smile and in a timely manner. His team was compassionate, knowledgeable, and willing to go the extra mile to help us get the best loan possible. I am grateful to Mark and his team for their dedication and professionalism. I won't go anywhere else for my mortgage needs!”
Eric J. Oct-20
“Mark Onnen does a remarkable job! No one matches the level of service he provides. The HomeBridge senior management need to evaluate Onnen's compensation, and pay him a bit more to ensure you retain his talent. ”
Bryton D. Oct-20
“Purchasing a first home sounds scary, but Mark Onnen made this easier then renting! Him and his team made this an amazing experience!”
Kendell H. Oct-20
“Mark was able to close on time with a great rate.”
Ronald S. Oct-20
“Underwritting took much longer than expected but everything was great once that process was completed. Excellent communication thoughout the process. Great interest rate on refi. Overall it was very easy on our end and a good experience. Would definately use Homebridge for future mortgage transactions.”
Kelcey M. Sep-20
“My agent was great, but my lender was amazing. I can't thank Mark Onnen enough for making my dream come true!”
Bernt W. Sep-20
“Mark was so helpful during the process of purchasing our home. This is the second home he's helped us with. He and Kyndra are great to work with. Thanks!”
Ralph H. Aug-20
“Best home buying experience! Mark is a pro at what he does made it an easy process all around. I would definitely recommend Homebridge Financial to anybody wanting a mortgage.”
Susan A. Aug-20
“Mark and his team made the ordeal of obtaining financing for my new home easy and seamless. They were very helpful with all my questions and addressed my concerns immediately. I never felt alone or ignored. I highly recommend Mark and Homebridge.”
Alison F. Aug-20
“I am a repeat customer because of the great customer service, and I was not disappointed. I appreciate the responsiveness and willingness to answer my many questions.”
Robert B. Jul-20
“kendra was a big help”
Michael A. Jul-20
“Very quick to respond to questions. This is not my first mortgage and to be honest I don't really know the full process. Which is why when I have a question I really appreciate the patience and quick response from the team at Homebridge.”
Teresa M. Jun-20
“He was great at escorting me through the process. He is quite the professional, always gracious and helpful. It's my second mortgage qualifying situation with him, and my first with Homebridge Financial and...it was very nsmooth. And the fees were not too scary. Thank you!”
Kathryn S. Jun-20
“Professional, responsive and worked hard on our behalf! Thank you”
KELLY J. May-20
“Great job.”
ANDREA S. Apr-20
“Mark Onnen has always provided excellent service! The only reason I didn't say he exceeded my expectations is I knew what to expect and he delivered! I'm not a huge social media person, that's the only reason I might not put something out to comment about my experience. With that being said, I do verbalize how wonderful Mark is with others! Thank you Mark. As always....You and your team were wonderful!”
AMOS L. Apr-20
“Mark Onnen is the reason I chose Homebridge Financial for my mortgage. I have recommended others to use him.”
NATHAN H. Mar-20
“Mark and his staff worked their butts off to push up our closing date and we could not appreciate this more, the quick email response times, and the explanation of the process and any additional questions we had. Exemplary staff!!”
Anonymous – Apr 2020
“Mark worked tirelessly to acquire the best loan possible for our home purchase. He was available 24/7 and promptly responded to phone calls and email. Of course loans are always require a lot of sometimes overwhelming information and Mark and his team were very easy to work with on these exchanges. He was able to work through various circumstances on a difficult purchase that required additional time, knowledge and experience. Mark provided a wonderful experience for us and I am quiet confident in referring his services to anyone. Thanks again!”
Massara P. – Apr 2020
“Mark was great to work with and always there to answer all my questions.”
Jessie H. – Mar 2020
“Mark and Kyndra were very responsive and a pleasure to work with. They helped us through the entire process and were quick to answer any questions and assist with the needed documentation. They are very knowledgeable and they happily answered our questions. I would absolutely work with them again and have already passed on their names to a close friend. We were pleased with our experience overall.”
Curt & Christie M. – Mar 2020
“Mark has helped us on 3 loans including a new home purchase and 2 refi's. Mark and his staff are very professional, quick and easy to work with. He has always made sure we have had the best loan possible, far exceeding our expectations. We highly recommend Mark and his staff. Curt & Christie M.”
Graham E. – Mar 2020
“I will use Mark and Homebridge for future real estate purchases. They were detailed, communicated well and were always available.”
Nathan H. – Mar 2020
“Mark and his staff went above and beyond to accommodate our non-traditional closing date. He was extremely easy to work, communicated efficiently throughout the whole process, even when we had after-hours questions. We had gotten 2 other rate quotes and Mark's beat them both. We appreciated all he did to make the process as simple and quick as possible and we highly recommend him for anyone in the home buying market.”
John B. – Oct 2019
“I just closed another loan with Mark Onnen. Mark and his team are very knowledgeable and attentive throughout the loan process. When I wanted to refinance my home I contacted 3 different lenders. Mark was able to shop the market and get me the lowest interest rate and the lowest closing costs. I will continue to use Mark for my loan needs.”
“Mark did a great job with my new home loan, he was very knowledgeable and patient when answering my questions. I would definitely call Mark back for my next home loan! ”
Matthew F. - Home Based Business Owner
“Mark is the best! We own a home based business which makes getting a home loan almost impossible. Mark was very knowledgeable with the many different programs that could benefit us. He really made us feel like we were in good hands. We shopped around with other lenders but we had a hard time getting answers to some of our questions. Mark knows his stuff and he makes the process enjoyable. It was a real pleasure working with Mark and we will definitely use his services again.”
“Mark was able to get my loan processed quickly. He was aware of my individual needs and helped to meet them. ”
Luke Armstrong - Senior Software Engineer
“Mark got us a great rate and provided helpful information through the whole process.”
M. Bentley - Customer
“Mark Onnen did an excellent job getting us the right loan, and made getting our mortgage easy. He was always super-fast to respond to my questions, and driving the whole process forward. I would highly recommend Mark as your Loan Officer!”
Dianna Faulkner - Homeowner
“This is our 3rd time using Mark and the services from Homebridge Bank. Since we have continued to be impressed and all expectations have been met or exceeded every time, there will be no reason to shop for mortgage services beyond Homebridge! I would recommend Mark every single time. Thank you Mark for all you have done for me and my family. ”
S. Wilson
“We have been working with Mark since 2014 and he has written 5 loans for our primary & investment properties. Every time he has given us the best market advice, terms and pricing. Mark & his team are transparent, communicate well and have made each transaction seamless. ”
Richard Castleton - Project Superintendent
“Mark was very helpful with getting me qualified to buy a new house. It was a smooth and quick process.”
Brian Winchester - Customer
“Mark led us through the loan process step-by-step and made it easy all the way. Friendly, efficient and professional!”
Amos Lawrence Lewis Jr - Retired
“Mark handled our loan process with the spirit of excellence from the beginning to the end. I really appreciated the quick responses I received when we communicated about my loan. I would work with Mark again and I would also recommend him to my friends and family. ”
Shari Boyle - Retired, Doctor of Pharmacy
“Mark was very professional and easy to work with! He was quick at responses to all of my questions and took great care in helping me get the rate I wanted. I would highly recommend him as your Mortgage Loan Officer. ”
Charles Howell
“Mark Onnen did an awesome job with our home loan. We really appreciated his effort and expertise. ”
Nathan Chapman - Software Support
“Very impressed overall with the process of using Homebridge bank and working with Mark Onnen. I have never experienced that level of customer service before in a buy/sale of Real Estate or banking in general. You can tell he is a true master of his craft. He made the stressful process of buying a home a breeze and we would recommend him to anyone. ”
Lori Beach - IT Security Administrator Sr.
“Mark Onnen has been the loan officer for my the purchase of my current house and also on the refinance of my house. Mark goes above and beyond. Mark was there for me through the entire process, always there to answer any questions or to help through steps I was unsure of. I had a bit of an upset with the appraiser during the process of my refinance, I was able to test Mark on his personal cell phone and relate to me I was upset. Mark was there for me even though he was at the hospital because his new baby son was just born. Not that is going over the top. I apprecaite Mark very much and will always go to him for any of my mortgage loans. Thank you Mark, I cannot tell how much it meant to me you have you there by my side during this process. Lori Beach”
Sara Mccary - Sara Mccary
“This is the second time we have worked with Mark. He answered all of our questions and made the whole process super easy. Will definitely use him again in the future. ”
Arturo Herrera
“Mark was very easy to work with from the start of the loan app process to closing. He answered all of our questions and made it a smooth overall experience. Very prompt with responses as well. Thanks again!”
Shelley Ware - Nurse Manager
“Mark was great. I had a 2 week deadline to close and he made it happen.”
Brian Switzer
“My wife and I worked directly with Mark Onnen when purchasing our home in Star, Idaho. Mark helped us navigate the home buying process and was super responsive whenever we had questions. We really appreciate his assistance and highly recommend him to anyone else looking to buy a home in this area. Thank you Mark! ”
Antonia Colin-Alvarado - Instructional Aide
“Mark was very quick, efficient and was able to answer all out questions. His proffessionalism was very impressive! We are very grateful for our new home! ”
Jason Hawkes - Director of Sales Operations
“Mark did a wonderful job making sure that the whole process went smoothly and that I had the best experience possible. He checked in regularly with me and was very supportive in helping me get to my final goal of purchasing my home. ”
Ellen T Jackson
“After several awful experiences with less than professional Mortgage Brokers, I found it refreshing to deal with Mark and his staff! They were fast, efficient and very professional the entire time! I now wonder why the mortgage/home buying experience isn't ALWAYS like that?! He ALWAYS returned my calls, personally and quickly. He made the entire process a piece of cake! Would I recommend Mark and his staff at Homebridge? ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
Juanita Glaubitz - Realtor
“Mark was very quick in getting my pre-qualification done for my build job. He had my loan ready to close well in advance of our scheduled closing date and was extremely flexible in working with a closing day that seemed to change frequently based on various circumstances. Thanks for a job well done!”
Nicole phillips - Buyer
“We are first time home buyers and We lost our lender 4 weeks before our home was done being built. Mark and Kyndra pulled it off in 3 weeks and did not have to change closing date. Very happy with this lender and recommend!”
Kevin Vincent - Sales Analyst
“Mark and team went above and beyond for me. This was my first home purchase and was very patient and answered every question or concern and delivered on all promises. It is very convenient to be able to text your lender questions and responses always came within a few minutes even emails on Friday at 10 at night were answered with a text which was definitely not required. The whole process which seemed daunting was made simple by the team. I will definitely continue to work with Mark next time I am in need of a home loan. ”
“Mark was awesome thru the entire process start to finish. Cannot say enough great things about him and his staff. I would highly highly recommend!!!”
Lacey Parrish
“Mark was very knowledgeable and quick to answer any questions we had. He knows what he’s doing and is on top of his game! He helped getting us into our new home be as smooth as possible. Thanks Mark!”
Nick G Campos - Systems Application Analyst
“We have had the pleasure of working with Mark Onnen twice now. He is on top of all aspects of the process and able to answer any questions we asked. Mark is a knowledgeable partner and cares about you in a very refreshing way that seems to be lost these days. ”
Matthew F. - Home Based Business Owner
“Mark is the best! We own a home based business which makes getting a home loan almost impossible. Mark was very knowledgeable with the many different programs that could benefit us. He really made us feel like we were in good hands. We shopped around with other lenders but we had a hard time getting answers to some of our questions. Mark knows his stuff and he makes the process enjoyable. It was a real pleasure working with Mark and we will definitely use his services again.”
Michael Demaray - Engineering Manager
“Mark made all challenges completely manageable. He was extremely good at his job, friendly, positive, and willing to help us achieve our goals through innovation and imagination. A pleasure to work with. If I have another loan to get, I will call Mark.”
Pennie Keller - Satified Customer
“It was a great experience working with Mark Onnen. We learned the hard way, we worked with a different one for weeks, very long weeks! Called Mark and he got our home loan done..”
Laura Demaray - RN
“Mark Onnen and his team made our home buying process a low stress and excellent experience. It was the best home purchase experience that we have ever had. Mark was professional, respectful, and resourceful. My husband and I will use Mark for all of our real estate purchases in the future. ”
Diana M. Vicnaire - Retired
“Mark and his staff us acquired a loan for our new home which we would be using as a rental. Since we live in California the paperwork had to be handled via the internet. This process was made very difficult for his staff since we were vacationing in Maine, which had minimal reception in the area we stayed. With patience and determination everyone accomplished the almost impossible, by closing the loan in only two weeks. Thus our daughter and her family were able to move in after their home in California sold just two weeks before. His leadership and knowledge certainly helped the process go smoothly. Thank you Mark.”
Michelle Valentine
“Mark and his team were extremely easy to work with. They constantly kept us updated and made our loan process seamless even though we were moving from out of state. We would highly recommend his services!”
Steve Allred
“Mark is the best loan officer in the business! I've had the chance to work with Mark a few times now and cannot imagine working with anyone else. He is professional and quick to respond. Mark makes the loan process very easy and I can't say enough about the wonderful job he and his staff do.”
Michelle Bennett - Photographer/ stylist
“Mark did a great job assisting us with our loan! We would highly recommend him! Any time we had a question he responded immediately!”
“I like working with Mark on my first time home mortgage. He was friendly and nice to work with. He worked really hard to get us approved. It was pleasure working with him”
“Mark did a great job with my new home loan, he was very knowledgeable and patient when answering my questions. I would definitely call Mark back for my next home loan! ”
Trish Schuler - Home buyer
“Mark was awesome to work with when getting our home loan! He was always accessible and immediately responded to any question that I had. Very personable and easy to work with. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of home loan. Great customer service!!!!! 5 stars!!!!”
Mason Klein
“Mark and the staff at Homebridge made the home buying process smooth and easy. They had all the answers and were happy to help whenever. I really enjoyed working with them. ”
JD Dalton
“Mark has been an absolute pleasure to work with. He took a stressful process and turned into an enjoyable one by helping us through the process and giving us support the whole way. Truly one of our best experiences we’ve had over the years buying a house. Would recommend him 100% to anyone moving forward. ”
Stephanie M
“Mark was a huge help when it came to the process of building a home. He constantly kept us updated on the status of financing with our home. He answered endless questions and responded very quickly. He was a pleasure to work with. ”
Sydney Burtwell - New Home Sales Specialist
“I have worked with Mark on several transactions and he specializes in getting the clients to the closing table! He has ideas and can approve buyers when other lenders have told them no. He is SOOO great that I actually used him on my personal residence loan and WOW- he is amazing! ”
Diane Cutler
“Mark came highly recommended to us so we talked to him about providing our mortgage. Not only did he get us the best rates but he was able to help us with our unique borrowing needs. All of this was done remotely from 2 time zones away and Mark and his staff made the experience stress-free and seamless. I definitely recommend Mark Onnen! ”
Russell Castillo - Homeowner
“Mark did a great job at walking us through the process of getting our loan for our home. Whether it was email, text message, or phone call, he responded quickly. Me being a person who likes paper trails, I usually texted or emailed for communication. He would answer questions entirely and add information he would anticipate I’d be asking, and I had A LOT of questions. If you’re looking for a home loan, he’s a solid guy, I’d recommend for sure. ”
Francisco J. Ramirez-Gil - Design Manager at Hubble Homes; Meridian, Idaho.
“Mark Onnen is a great loan officer! Mark made possible our dream of buying a home. Mark was patient, well manner and provided guidance as well as direction in all the things that we needed to do in order to improve our credit and get is us in a solid position to meet the requirements to qualify for a mortgage loan. Mark was resourceful in finding the type of loan that fit us the best and with the best interest rate. Mark was honest, truthful and trustworthy in all the dealings and interactions that I has with him. Mark made himself available even late in the evenings or weekends. Without hesitation or restrain, I fully recommend the work and performance of Mark, and I actively share his name with friends and family; and/ or with people that I meet that may be considering buying home. I truly appreciate Mark's dedication and hard work. Best regards, Francisco J. Ramirez-Gil”
Betty Gordon - Retired
“Mark and Kyndra did a fabulous job for us. We needed our loan quickly and they made it happen. Explaining the process so we understood, reviewing and helping us with the documents we needed in order to get the approval. I had many questions and they both responded quickly, whether by phone, email, or text. They were patient with me when I didn't understand something and would explain until I got it. Buying a home in another state is stressful and getting loan approval is too. Working with Mark and Kyndra I felt confident. They were there for us. They helped us realize our dream. I would highly recommend Mark Onnen to anyone considering a home loan. Thank you Mark for all you help. ”
Wendy Lewis-Calkins - Wendy Lewis-Calkins
“Mark was honest & hard working just like I was told by another lender who recommended Mark. Mark, Kyndra and the other staff at Home Street Bank made this loan as close to pain & hassle free as I could even imagine. It was even pleasant, which I have never said with the other 4 home loans I have experienced :) ”
Michelle Hall
“Mark was amazing! He was very patient and thorough in explaining each step of the process. He made it painless! Highly recommend him to you in help with financing of your new home! ”
Chase Hewitt
“Mark did a great job with our mortgage loan. We were purchasing a home from out of state and Mark was very responsive through email, text, or phone calls. He made the process easy for my wife and I, as first time home buyers.”
Ted Lower - Operations Manager
“Mark's style is low key professional. He is a very detail oriented guy, and he makes sure all the i's are dotted and the t's are crossed. Just what you want in the person who is assisting you with one of the biggest financial transactions of your life. Away from the business side, he is personable & friendly. I liked our experience with Mark and would definitely recommend him to others.”
April Larson - Self-Employed
“Mark made this whole process so easy and seamless. He was always available, honest and I trusted that he was looking out for our best interest, I would absolutely work with him again and recommend him to anyone”
Brian Jagger - Partner @ Casting Calls America
“Mark was an absolute pleasure to work with. Beyond that, he was calm, patient and understanding with our never-ending questions and concerns, and tackled them all. If I had to do it all over again (thankfully I don't) I'd still choose to work with Mark in a heartbeat!”
Javier Herrera - Health Plan Accreditation Specialist
“ He was very proactive reached out to me frequently. Was very knowledgeable explained my options well clearly. He was very responsive when I asked questions and gave clear explanations that was easy to understand. Very friendly and enjoyed working with him. ”
Richelle Kiyabu
“I can’t say enough about Mark. He made entire process stress free and easy from start to finish. He answered all my questions and was very responsive to all forms of communication. He went above and beyond! We cannot thank him enough!!!”
Bernt & Jill White - Dentist
“Mark, we honestly can’t thank you and your team enough. The process of buying a House brings with it a lot of stress as you know. We are so grateful you were able to get this closed in only a month, where others told me they couldn’t get it done that fast. We really appreciate how well you communicate, and in critical times how quick you’d get back to us. Thank you especially for stepping up and looking at all the options which allowed this to be successful. Thank You !! Bernt & Jill”
Brian Bray - New Idaho Resident
“Hi Mark, I just wanted to send a note of thanks for your expert guidance through my home loan process. Your knowledge of the mortgage industry and attention to detail made everything as convenient as possible for an on-time closing. I would give you and your staff a 5 star rating and would recommend your services to anyone needing a home loan! ”
Gino Donofrio
“Mark did a great job helping us get into our first home! He was there to help walk us thru every step on this new adventure. We highly recommend him for any job!”
Ryan McDaniel - Technical Account Manager
“Working with Mark was a great experience. He was honest, fair, and transparent in our dealings. I was also amazed at the response times, and treatment we received throughout the months we were building, and financing our new home. I also felt that he wanted what was best for us. This is something I have not felt working with other lenders. He is very efficient, and has the process down to a science. Honestly everything was made a breeze. At the signing the Title company commented on how organized everything was, we were in and out much faster than I had anticipated. Thanks for working hard for us Mark!”
Karlee Barber
“Mark was an excellent professional to work with. He was professional, thorough, quick, and knowledgeable. Above all else he was extremely thoughtful and kind. Not only will we use Mark again in the future but we will recommend Mark to anyone looking for a loan. ”
Melissa Ray - Contracts Coordinator
“I recently purchased a home through Mark and was extremely impressed with how helpful he was through every phase of the process. He exceeded well over and above all of my expectations and I could not be more thankful for him. I would recommend Mark to anyone interested in purchasing a home, he will not disappoint!”
Kyle Conger - Home Buyer
“Mark was always punctual in getting the needed/required documents to us in a timely manner and keeping us informed throughout the home buying process. I work varying shifts and often would be working on paperwork and signatures late at night, he would always respond to my questions in a timely manner regardless of the time. He was very thorough in explaining things I didnt understand. ”
Jaime Frank
“Mark is the BEST! He is all about the customer. Mark is and will always be my one and only Lender for life. Thank you Mark for all you have done for me, my family, and friends. I recommend Mark to everyone.”
Tony Larson - Real Estate Expert (Larson Empire CEO)
“Mark Onnen is AMAZING to say the least. I had issues with another lender and Mark jumped at the opportunity to help me out. He got my refi closed quickly and efficiently. I would highly recommend Mark to anyone looking to buy or refinance a home! -Tony Larson (Idaho Real Estate Extraordinaire) :-) ”
Jackie Hurzeler - Director of Nursing
“I highly recommend Mark for your lending needs. After a sub- optimal experience with another lender and with a time crunch to close on our home (7 business days!), Mark took on my husband and I and ran with it. His communication was clear and consistent and his responses very timely. I felt confident he would not only meet our pre-set closing date, but also that he had our best interest in mind every step of the way. Thank you Mark! ”
Brian Jerrel - Assistant Vice President
“Mark was extremely helpful and responsive during the entire process. He made dealing with Homebridge stress free. I have used other lenders in the past and I would use Mark again on any future transactions and I would highly recommend him to any of my family or friends. ”
Pete Bolz - Owner
“Mark and his team were great to work with. The original lender I was approved by took over 4 weeks after I was approved to tell me I had to do the loan in a different manner than we originally agreed which was 3 weeks before close. I called Mark told him the situation and asked if he could do the loan and close within the original close date which was under 3 weeks away. Mark assured me they would immediately start working on it and have an answer in a week. In a week I was approved and he did what they other lender couldn't do and did it in about a week. Mark and Homebridge are top-notch, I will continue to recommend to everyone I know.”
jonathan mendes
“Mark did a fantastic job for me. I dont think I would have received the help and guidance from anyone else. thank you again Mark”
Doug Vasalech - Retired
“It was a great pleasure to work with Mark in regards to financing our new home. Mark was actively engaged and kept us up to date regularly on the status of our loan process. Working with him made the whole process simple and stressless. I would highly recommend Mark to assist anyone seeking a home loan. ”
Kyle Martin - Teacher
“Mark Onnen was great to work with! Answered any and all questions through our loan process and did so in a very timely manner. I personally would and will work with Mark again in the future.”
Chase Larabee - Director of Sales
“I just moved into my new home that Mark helped me secure financing for, and I must say, working with him was the least stressful part of the new construction process. Early on, Mark made himself readily available to answer any questions I had via email, text, phone long before I had actually selected a home. Although I haven't purchased many homes and worked with many loan officers, it's easy to see that Mark is a cut above the rest. Talk about the best rates in town! When I get ready to buy my next house, Mark will be the first call I make. Thank you again!”
Shelly Mendes - Medical Coder
“Mark was not only very professional but courteous and helpful. I am not a fan of paperwork and dealing with financial issues but Mark made it painless. My loan was processed so quickly I couldn't believe it. I would recommend him highly. ”
Mary Waterman
“Mark was very helpful in answering my questions as well as very prompt in responding to any emails or text messages. Overall, getting my mortgage through Mark was a great experience and would 10/10 recommend Mark to any of my friends or family. Thanks!”
Will Loverde - Realtor/Sales Hubble Homes
“I have worked with Mark Onnen on many deals now for my clients with great success. Mark set good expectations up front so you know what your final closing costs and down payment will be well in advance. Mark is diligent in reminding you of items he needs to get your loan closed on time and is willing to spend extra time looking for the best loan program to save you money. I continue to use Mark referring him to all my clients and even used him recently to purchase my personal residence. Everything went as planned and I closed on time with zero surprises. If you're looking for the smoothest possible process, let Mark and his team get the job done for you too.”
Anthony Perez - Production Manager
“Mark has been our loan officer for 10 years. He provides outstanding service with his professionalism and experience. The entire process was made easier with his constant communication and quick responses to our questions.”
Michael and Shelley Colby - First Time Home Buyers
“Mark was a pleasure to work with! As first time home buyers and building new construction we had A LOT of questions about the process. Mark was extremely responsive and even answered questions we had on the weekends. It was reassuring to work with someone who is very knowledgeable about not just the loan process but all aspects of building a new home that it really put us at ease. We would gladly work with Mark again! ”
Curt & Christie Mardock - Accoutant
“My wife and I relocated to Meridian after living in San Jose, Ca. all of our lives. We were introduced to Mark through our real estate agent. Mark was a real pleasure to work with and made the process as painless as possible. He responded quickly and professionally. I have done several home loans whether it was a new purchase or refinance and dozens of business loans throughout my career, and by far Mark was the easiest one I've ever worked with. My wife and I had a couple of hurdles along the way in relocating here and Mark was able to address them quickly and painlessly. We would highly recommend Mark and his team at Home Street Bank.”
Rachel Weight
“Mark was so fantastic in coaching us through our first home. He came highly recommended by numerous people and we certainly couldn't have bought our home without his help and guidance. I never had to wait for his response, and he never made us feel silly for any of the questions we asked, which made us feel valued. He was a pleasure to work with and I will recommend Mark and Homebridge to anyone who is looking to purchase a home. Thanks, Mark!!! ”
Travis Poore - Police officer
“Mark was excellent in every way in helping us with our home loan. He strived to get us the best rate possible for our loan. We had issues with another lender and Mark helped us out and got us closed in under 10 days which was amazing and before the holidays. He responds very quickly to calls, texts, and emails. He is very professional and does great work. Would highly recommend Mark for your future home purchases. ”
Phil Cravens - Supply Chain Planner
“Mark is extremely responsive to any and all questions, he was very knowledgeable, and provided various options for me to consider. I would highly suggest him.”
Randy Sandknop
“Mark Onnen is such an asset! He just helped me complete my third mortgage in ten years and he could not have been more helpful nor could the process have been easier. Thank you Mark! ”
Bud Gross - Operations Assistant Citibank
“Mark is awesome to work with. He is very responsive to emails and text messages. He explains everything and works around scheduling conflicts. Mark has helped us immensely with both of our mortgages. ”
Steven Allred
“Mark is awesome! As a buyer he makes the loan process effortless. He is professional, experienced, friendly and gets things done. He's the best mortgage broker we have worked with.”
“Appreciate Mark's help on a refinance. He made it smooth and easy. We plan to use him again if the need ever arises.”
James Cramer - First Time Home Buyer
“Mark was easy to work with and worked hard to get me the best deal with the most transparency possible. He was always quick to respond and walk me through the seemingly never ending first time home buying process. Thanks Mark!”
Andrea Santero - Facilities Contract Administrator
“I met Mark when I needed to refinance my home in 2004. He has been key in meeting my home loan needs, with purchases, refinancing and good advice. He is currently working on a new "investment" loan for me now. I'm so impressed with his willingness to go above and beyond. He truly cares and makes things happen! I APPRECIATE Mark more than he could imagine!! ”
Harold and Joi Marker - Retired
“We have now done 3 mortgage loans with Mark Onnen and have been very happy with the process. With his experience and knowledge, he clearly explained the process every step of the way. He returned our phone calls daily, if not immediately, and knew exactly the status of our loan answering any questions we had. Even with the challenges he was direct and quickly found solutions that worked. All of our transactions went smoothly and were ready to close well ahead of our time constraints. Thanks Mark for everything!”
Jim Olson
“To whom it may concern, It’s my absolute pleasure to recommend Mr. Mark Onnen, the Sr. Mortgage Loan Officer with Homebridge Bank, for any of your loan needs. I thoroughly enjoyed my time working with Mark for all three of my recent loans and came to know him as a truly valuable loan officer. He is honest, dependable, and incredibly hard-working. Marks knowledge of the local market area and his past expertise in New Construction/Commercial Loans was a huge advantage to our loan process. Without a doubt, I confidently recommend Mark at Homebridge Bank for any of your Loan needs. As a dedicated and knowledgeable Sr. Loan Officer and an all-around great person, I know that Mark will do you a great job! Best wishes, Jim Olson ”
Eric Howes - Information Systems Manager
“Mark's a good guy. He's friendly, easy to work with, and very responsive through the entire process. Mark went to great lengths to resolve any issues that came up. Recommended.”
John Li
“I worked with Mark a couple years ago on financing my house. He just helped with completing a rental house today. He is the best. I was running around town and couldn't get any help with other banks, Mark got it all done in a month. He responds within minutes when I send him a question. I only have good things to say about him.”
Linda McFain
“EXCELLENT He is the BEST person to have! We used Mark Onnen on our last two homes. ”
Cheryl Doran - Professor
“Mark was absolutely wonderful to work with from beginning to end. I applied for a mortgage in Boise while living in Florida. He walked me through every step of the way in the process of purchasing my home. He was always available to answer my questions and ease my concerns, which were many given that I was at such a distance. I highly recommend Mark to anyone who is going through what can be a challenging and anxiety producing process of obtaining a mortgage. I can honestly say Mark consistently went above and beyond what I expected. Thanks so much, Mark!! Cheryl”
Sara Crow - Home Buyer
“Mark was AMAZING to say the least. From the get go he was prompt, professional and easy to work with! He kept me in the loop at all stages of the loan processing. Even if it was on the weekend or if he was traveling, I could count on Mark to reply to my questions or concerns! I'd highly recommend him and Homebridge Bank!”
Gary Gray
“Mark did a great job. We thank him for getting it all done in a timely manner. It worked just like we hoped. Gary ”
“Mark was able to get my loan processed quickly. He was aware of my individual needs and helped to meet them. ”
Rich Soto - Police Sergeant
“I obtained a vacation home loan from Mark Onnen. Mark was professional and responsive during the entire process. Mark was pleasant to work with!”
David Renk - Sr. Director, Program Management
“My wife and I greatly appreciated Mark and his help in us obtaining our mortgage loan through Homebridge Bank. Mark was able to offer us a very competitive rate lock early in the process so we had peace of mind at the time of close. We were relocating back to Idaho from Boston and working with Mark remotely across two time zones was no issue. He was readily available through phone/text and helped answer our questions whenever we needed him. Thanks again Mark! Thank you, David Renk”
Erven l. Schlender - Partner, Schlender&Brown PLLC
“In 50 years of law practice I have worked with dozens of loan officers across the United States. Mr.Onnen had been my loan manager at another bank ; I followed him over to Homebridge knowing his solid professional abilities. I obtained a Homebridge loan through Mark; nothing had changed ; in fact he was much easier to work with at Homebridge and is simply excellent in every respect. The top loan officer in my state of Idaho, hands down. E.Lee Schlender”
Scott Moore - St Financial Analyst
“Mark was excellent to work with during our need for a mortgage loan. He is quick to respond and provided good detail so we were able to make a sound and informed decision. I would highly recommend him. ”
Roby B Robertson
“From our first phone conversation and all the way through the home buying process, Mark was on top of everything. Always available, either when we would call or he would call us back the same day. If we had questions, they would be answered. He also did his best to find us the best finance rate in the current market. Mark was always patient, courteous and knowledgeable, which made our buying experience extremely pleasant and successful. We not only recommend, but highly recommend Mark Onnen for your own purchasing experience. Thank you, Mark. ”
Mary Harker - Retired
“Mark was on top of the whole loan process from beginning to end and made it easy for me. He is knowledgeable and friendly and was a pleasure to work with.”
Michael Reina
“Mark went above and beyond! This was the best home buying experience for me and my family! He worked very well with my realtor, he does what he says he will do. I didn't have to worry about him at all... Thank you Mark and may God continue to bless you.”
Richard Phillips - EDI Coordinator/Systems Analyst
“Mark Onnen did a great job working with us on our new home loan through Homstreet. He was very good responding to any questions as well as arranging to work with us remotely as we traveled. His willingness to promptly work with us as we needed earns my endorsement as a solid Loan Officer/New Construction Specialist.”
Andrew Jensen - Sales
“Mark is the definition of customer service. Your mortgage is most likely your biggest investment so you will have a lot of questions and Mark answers questions QUICKLY and professionally. Highly recommend!”
Teresa Manix - Retired from Civil Service
“Mark Onnen was wonderful. He was the most calming member of the whole home-buying process. He communicated well, kept us in the loop, answered all of our (innumerable) questions and never seemed to be in a hurry to get us off the phone. We bought our home long-distance so if he knew an answer he told you or, if we needed another piece of the process addressed by a third party, he gave us the information to contact them. All in all, he made me feel totally comfortable going through a very stressful process. I don't think there's anyone better, and that's said by someone who has bought a few homes in the past. Call him, you'll see!”
Sue Lazich - retired accountant
“ Our experience with Mark Onnen started in April 2017 when we moved from Florida to Idaho. Not knowing anyone in the area, our real estate agent recommended Mark. We agreed to work with Mark, before I could write him an introductory email, Mark was sending me email to ask how he can help. Mark was very professional, kind and so willing to help. Mark would request documents then if I had a question, no matter what time of the day, Mark would respond immediately. At one time I was so impressed that I told my husband that I think Mark never sleeps because if I send him an email late at night thinking he would respond the next day, but before I could turn the computer off, Mark responded. Mark made our financing and closing so easy that it almost did not feel difficult at all, We would recommend Mark to any one who asks about financing a mortgage. Mark will make it so painless and without stress. Mark made our transition from Florida to Idaho very pleasant. Thank you Mark!!”
Helen A Gloeckner - Home Owner
“I recently had the opportunity to work with Mark on a home purchase. In the past, purchasing a home has had its nightmare moments. This was not the experience with Mark. The whole process from pre-qualifying to close of escrow was handled efficiently and professionally. I would definitely use Mark in the future and would highly recommend him. ”
Mark Bettis - Assistant Director- Head Pro Crane Creek Country Club
“Mark was very informative throughout the entire process, he was always very reachable as well. He put up with me and my temperamental Builder with ease. He fought to lock my rate. He needed all his resources and creative skills to pull it off. In short I much enjoyed working with Mark.”

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