Update: Total Mortgage is still closing loans during the government shutdown.

about me

John Shields has been serving homebuyers since 1998. Aside from a brief dip into the insurance industry just after college, this is the only career he's ever known, making him just the expert you need to get the job done. He's helped hundreds and hundreds of clients and originated millions in volume over his career. Though he works with all kinds of buyers, his specialties are conventional, FHA, VA and Rural Development Program loans.

John has worked with many companies across the Midwest, always adapting to the ever changing mortgage industry. In his free time, he enjoys weight training, golfing, traveling, and long distance running. He also loves spending time with friends and especially with his two boys.


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About Total Mortgage

At Total Mortgage, we work hard to make it easy. Since 1997, we've combined the personal service and accountability of a local lender with the low rates and product selection of one of the big guys. No matter the loan, we’re with our borrowers every step of the way, from application to closing. It’s no wonder we are a five-star rated lender on Zillow.

client testimonials

John guided me through the mortgage process upon referral from my realtor, Andrea Yumang. The best part of my experience with John is his quick response to any question I had. I felt valued. John's communication throughout the mortgage process allowed for a stress-free closing on my condo

Andy W.

John helped us every step of the way. We are first time home owners thanks to him. He allowed us to close within 21 days. From the day We started looking for houses until closing it took us literally a month and a half. I never thought that would have been possible. But thanks to John, he made it possible. He was always available. If there was something I didn’t understand he would explain thoroughly. He was very patient with us. Thanks John!


We worked with John on a refinance on our previous house and just recently the purchase of a new house. John is very clear in what is need and work very efficiently and is very good at getting you the mortgage you need. His knowledge with loan types and things like that was way above any other lender i have spoken with. I have since referred my brother to him and will refer anyone else that asks.

Kevin P.

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