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Jim Hockenberry

Loan Officer

Lakewood Ranch, FL Mortgage Lender

NMLS #497132


About Jim

Your mortgage is personal – I understand that. I’m a father of two beautiful daughters, with my youngest an upcoming middle school basketball star in Fort Myers, and my oldest married to an amazing man with two daughters in Cincinnati, Ohio. Our home was more than a transaction – it’s about making and cherishing memories. When you work with my team and me, we’ll help you achieve your homeownership dreams.

Combining 27 years of experience in loan origination, marketing, and top sales team management, I continue to produce high-performance customer service. After 17 years of helping buyers move all over the nation with large corporate banks, I relocated from Ohio to Southwest Florida – with 70% of my clients relocating to Florida with me! As your loan officer, I’ll help you consider your financing options, including conventional, FHA, VA, USDA, and jumbo loans, to find the right one for your plans.

My work extends beyond helping clients. I also work closely with real estate partners to help them grow their businesses with new strategies and tactics. I’ve developed top sales talent and continue to mentor loan officers in their development, too. Whether you’re buying your first home or opening a new chapter in life, you’ll feel comfortable, respected, and valued working with my team and me.

In my downtime, I enjoy golfing, fishing, boating, going to the beach, traveling, decompressing at the gym, and staying competitive. Living in Florida is amazing, and I love seeing friends and family come down to enjoy the weather.


  • Purchase and Refinance
  • Purchase
  • Refinance Loans
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A homeowner with a child on his lap calculating whether to buy a new home or refinance his home loan

Owning a home is fun and fulfilling!

What’s not to love about having a space that is entirely yours? You can paint your bathroom fuchsia, have hardwood in the master, put up a wild Mosaic in the kitchen, install a smart thermostat, you name it. After all, it’s your home!

Equally enjoyable are the other personal and financial advantages of being a homeowner: security and stability, equity and wealth building, and more! I’m here to help you get the most from your home financing — whether you’re buying your first home, moving up or downsizing to match your lifestyle, or refinancing your current mortgage.

Helping your home financing process go smoothly.


  • The Mortgage Process

    There are some major milestones on your road to home financing. As your loan officer, I’ll be with you every step of the way to make sure you understand each one and get through them quickly.

  • Payment Calculator

    How much will your mortgage payment be? How much can you save if you refinance? Is it better to buy than rent? Use these online calculators to crunch the numbers and see for yourself.

  • Find the Right Loan

    I separate myself from other lenders by offering a broader selection of home financing options — from loans for first-time homebuyers to refinance programs for accessing your home’s equity.

  • Home Loan Check List

    Before you explore the endless options of home financing, some preparation is in order. Planning ahead for your mortgage is the key to an easier and more successful home financing process.

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