Jim Vowell

Loan Officer, NMLS 1716570
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Jim has called Colorado home for over 30 years. His career as a mortgage planner spanning more than 20 of them. Jim’s biggest passion lies with helping others discover the best options and fits for their unique situations. For example, educating young couples on how to qualify to buy a home and teaching them about how to improve their credit.

Providing informed advice on the right product for any age group is what makes Jim’s career special. He prides himself on product knowledge and his ability to effectively communicate a wide variety of products, strategies, and options to his clients, thus empowering them to make their own decisions. He also draws upon his experience working for two major banks over the course of his career.

Jim is a wonderful resource for any homeowner and clearly enjoys imparting his knowledge to his lengthy list of clients. He believes that integrity, honesty, friendliness and follow up combined with a passion for helping others and a desire to give back are the foundations of every successful professional relationship.

Jim was born in Dallas, Texas. Raised in San Antonio, Texas. Growing up would attend family vacations to Colorado. When 8 years old told his father that “When I grow up, I’m moving to Colorado!” After graduating college in 1990 that’s exactly what Jim did. He landed in Vail for 3 years to work and ski before eventually relocating to Northwest Denver.

20 years later, the mountains once again called and he moved to beautiful Buena Vista, home to more 14’ers than any other area of Colorado. He resides there with his wife of 20 years, loving the mountain lifestyle and participating in all things that the Colorado outdoors has to offer. He is an avid golfer, hiker, skier and paddler.

In his spare time, he volunteers with the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce, participates in local town events, participates with Buena Vista High School announcing sporting events and also coaches baseball youth sports. Jim is a member of the Colorado Broadcasters Association, as in the past has been an accomplished sports talk show host and event broadcaster.

Jim's' office is at 707A South U.S. Hwy 24, Buena Vista, CO 81211. Licensed to do business in Colorado.

Recent Blog Posts

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Jumbo Loan

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Refinance Loan

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Renovation Loan

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VA Loan

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