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Embrace Home Loans is pleased to have Stephen Thaggard, on our team since 2010. Stephen was recently promoted to Sales Manager of our new Viera, Florida office.  Stephen has worked within the mortgage industry for the past 21 years, starting as a Loan Officer, and working his way up to owning and operating his own mortgage Company, BeechTree Mortgage, Inc., in Cocoa Beach, FL.  His career, here at Embrace, has proven to be very successful, as he demonstrates a true understanding of his customer’s needs and goals. Likewise, he is a company recognized member of the President’s Club since 2014.  Stephen focuses on assisting Builders, Realtors and Home Buyers with Florida mortgage options and solutions to empower each individual Florida home buyer.  This experienced Sales Manager is an expert in his field and takes pride in finding the right loan product for his clients, as he understands every situation differs and no two borrowers are the same.  Stephen is also a member of FAMP – Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals and MBA – Mortgage Bankers Association.  Currently he lives in Merritt Island, FL with his wife Karen Thaggard and their 3 children Blake, Brandi and Logan. His oldest son, Ryan, lives in Sarasota, FL.  Stephen was born in Jacksonville, FL and raised in Virginia Beach, VA. He and his family love swimming at the beach or pool, surfing and boating; and of course, game night!
 

Presidents Club 2016, 2014

 

 

 

Branch: Florida - Viera, 5500 Murrell Road, Suite 201, Viera, FL 32940

Stephen Thaggard, NMLS# 356309 , is employed by Embrace Home Loans and is licensed in:
FL MD

Reviews (59 Reviews)

5.0
5.0 Survey completed on October 8, 2017
Reviewed By Jeffrey Schulstrom for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in September 2017
Great job, this is my 3rd time working with this great team. First time was a home puchase, then a PMI reduction, and then a switch from a 30yr to a 15yr mortgage, and be able to knock off the PMI that my home value has shot up.
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on October 3, 2017
Reviewed By Vijay Persaud for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in September 2017
I found the communication to be great. I like that we had prompt response and the advice for our situation was great.
3.667
3.667 Survey completed on August 23, 2017
Reviewed By Adalberto Moure Oliveras for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in August 2017
Accommodations were made for me to be able to close on our property all the way from California.
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on August 15, 2017
Reviewed By Yaitte Gomez Sosa for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in August 2017
Stephen and entire team made the process worry free, providing support and just been there anytime they were needed for me...they were absolutly amazing and treat me as family with no distintion what so ever..i will definetly recomend their services to friends and family because they were really helpful..i am very greatful for all the support i recieved from their part.Stephen and entire team made the process worry free, providing support and just been there anytime they were needed for me...they were absolutly amazing and treat me as family with no distintion what so ever..i will definetly recomend their services ...read full review
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on August 2, 2017
Reviewed By James Headrick for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in July 2017
This was out third time on five years obtaining a mortgage from Embrace Home Loans using Stephen Thaggard. Our experience was amazing and we have referred friends and colleagues to Stephen and his team. Every referral has thanked me for the referral in the end. This was out third time on five years obtaining a mortgage from Embrace Home Loans using Stephen Thaggard. Our experience was amazing and we have referred friends and colleagues to Stephen and his team. Every referral has thanked me for the referral ...read full review
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on August 1, 2017
Reviewed By Ethan Cohen for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in July 2017
Stephen explains everything with you and what has to be done and what will occur during the loan process. He keeps you up to date on everything being done. If any problems arise he is right there to help and guide you to get the matter rectified. This is the second time we have used Stephen and that should tell you a lot about how good he is at his job.Stephen explains everything with you and what has to be done and what will occur during the loan process. He keeps you up to date on everything being done. If any problems arise he is right there to help and guide you to get the matter rectified. Th ...read full review
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on July 17, 2017
Reviewed By Timothy Wilk for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in July 2017
Professional A+ from start to finish, great team!
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on July 13, 2017
Reviewed By Keith DeLuca for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in July 2017
This was the easiest transaction I've done. No delays and no hassles.
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on July 1, 2017
Reviewed By Raechal Dempsey for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in June 2017
They got everything done for me. Smooth process all around!
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on July 3, 2017
Reviewed By Eric Nimke for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in May 2017
This has been the second time with have engaged with Stephen Thaggard for our purchases of two homes, so this should say it all and will go back to him again should we buy again. His whole team were very professional, courteous and always at the end of the phone to answer any questions. Everything moved along quickly and we closed on time. What more can you ask for when you want a home buying process stress free. This has been the second time with have engaged with Stephen Thaggard for our purchases of two homes, so this should say it all and will go back to him again should we buy again. His whole team were very professional, courteous and always at the end ...read full review
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on June 30, 2017
Reviewed By Michael Roman for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in June 2017
Stephen Thaggard is awesome, any questions I had he had an answer for it , helped me with all of my paperwork , took his time to make sure that I understood what was in front of me , thank you Stephen
4.667
4.667 Survey completed on July 2, 2017
Reviewed By Dirk Grobb for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in June 2017
They were always available to call and ask questions. For me being a first time home buyer, I appreciated the advice and guidance.
4.0
4.0 Survey completed on June 30, 2017
Reviewed By Patrick Gregston for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in June 2017
Felt assured that I could call anytime with questions.
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on June 28, 2017
Reviewed By Alfred Aponas for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in June 2017
The entire process went very well which allowed us to close on the property earlier than expected thanks to the great service provided by Stephen and his team of professionals.
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on June 27, 2017
Reviewed By Roberta Ramos for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in June 2017
Made my experience a very smooth transaction. Thanks a million.
4.667
4.667 Survey completed on June 27, 2017
Reviewed By Troy Rambhajan for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in June 2017
The transition of becoming a new home owner was seemless. Thank you!
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on April 10, 2017
Reviewed By EJB for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in April 2017
Everyone at Embrace was absolutely awesome. There wasn't a thing they could have done better. Truly the smoothest, fastest approval and closing I've done.... ever ! thanks to all at Embrace.
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on March 30, 2017
Reviewed By Debbie for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in March 2017
Service was geeatc
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on March 22, 2017
Reviewed By Erica for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in March 2017
Great customer service. Very knowledgeable and informative. Quick response times
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on January 4, 2017
Reviewed By Paul Mcvey for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in January 2017
Steve and team were very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the process. This excellent customer service made our journey to closing enjoyable. I would highly recommend Steve Thaggard and Embrace team.
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on December 7, 2016
Reviewed By Chuck for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in December 2016
None better
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on November 18, 2016
Reviewed By Skip for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in November 2016
This was a very easy closing and Stephen and Karen answered all my questions.
4.0
4.0 Survey completed on November 13, 2016
Reviewed By Andy for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in November 2016
The reason for the four stars is due to my inexperience when it comes to buying a house. I felt that sometimes it was assumed that I knew what to do and or what everyone involved in the process thought I understood what they were asking of me. Again, I think that was mostly my fault. All involved in the process of helping me buy my house were very professional and took the time to explain to me the next steps in the process. I would use embrace home loans again. Thank you, James A. CoxThe reason for the four stars is due to my inexperience when it comes to buying a house. I felt that sometimes it was assumed that I knew what to do and or what everyone involved in the process thought I understood what they were asking of me. Agai ...read full review
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on November 9, 2016
Reviewed By Lis for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in November 2016
Stephen made the process extremely simple and easy. Him and his team were always very quick to respond and I really felt like they cared. I was closing from another state and with electronic signing, it could not have been easier. Thank you so much!Stephen made the process extremely simple and easy. Him and his team were always very quick to respond and I really felt like they cared. I was closing from another state and with electronic signing, it could not have been easier. Thank you so much ...read full review
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on October 15, 2016
Reviewed By Russel Clark for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in October 2016
Mr. Thaggard and his wife are very in touch with the needs of the customer. They are very quick to answer a question or an email. Highly recommended.
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on October 14, 2016
Reviewed By McDarrin for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in October 2016
Choosing Mr. Thaggards team at Embrace is one of the best decisions I've made in real estate. Steve and his team are responsive and friendly, thoroughly knowledgeable and patient. My real estate agent and the closing agent for a recent purchase also had nothing but good things to say about this team regarding providing documents on time, and responsiveness.Choosing Mr. Thaggards team at Embrace is one of the best decisions I've made in real estate. Steve and his team are responsive and friendly, thoroughly knowledgeable and patient. My real estate agent and the closing agent for a recent purchase also ...read full review
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on October 10, 2016
Reviewed By Paul/Sue for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in October 2016
Steve...& Karen were always willing & able to answer our questions without hesitation. ...even when we were frazzled on our end. Absolutely would work with them again. Thanks for giving us the opportunity & the home of our dreams. Paul & Sue
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on October 3, 2016
Reviewed By Brachan for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in October 2016
Stephen is absolutely amazing second to none I would highly recommend doing business with him very spot on and made our first home purchase very easy
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on October 1, 2016
Reviewed By Jessica for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in October 2016
Stephen was a very valuable asset to me during the process of purchasing my home from start to finish. Every question or concern was always answered promptly, with knowledge and accuracy. His entire team collaborates well and everyone is very efficient and helpful. It was a pleasure to work with Embrace during my loan process.Stephen was a very valuable asset to me during the process of purchasing my home from start to finish. Every question or concern was always answered promptly, with knowledge and accuracy. His entire team collaborates well and everyone is very efficie ...read full review
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on September 13, 2016
Reviewed By Walter and Kelly for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in September 2016
Stephen and Karen of Embrace Home Loans are the best at customer service and support for your mortgage loan needs. We experienced their professionalism first-hand thru a sometimes challenging home seller.
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on September 12, 2016
Reviewed By Hernan for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in September 2016
I am very pleased with how the process worked. They committed to have a loan approved in three weeks. It took them five but the communication throughout the whole process was great.
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on September 4, 2016
Reviewed By DadBob for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in September 2016
Outstanding; would recommend to others.
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on July 22, 2016
Reviewed By Ken for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in July 2016
Purchasing from out of state presented it's inherent issues. Stephen and his team made the process smooth and confusion free!
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on July 8, 2016
Reviewed By Biker Man for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in July 2016
I ask lots of questions, Steve promptly responded, and called to explain things. He made me feel very much at ease.
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on July 7, 2016
Reviewed By Tim for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in July 2016
Very easy. It seemed like Steve and group handled most everything for me. Much more seamless than previous experiences with other lenders. Highly recommended, and I know who I'll contact for our next home purchase!
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on July 1, 2016
Reviewed By Ashleigh for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in July 2016
Stephen and his entire team were quick to assist us, answer questions, and guide us through the entire process from application to closing. We really appreciated the personal approach and the help at each step.
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on June 27, 2016
Reviewed By Bob s for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in June 2016
Would be better if there was an office to go to Very odd for me doing it over phone never did it that way before
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on June 24, 2016
Reviewed By Joseph for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in June 2016
Otstanding :)
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on June 21, 2016
Reviewed By N/A for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in June 2016
Stephen and his group made themselves available at all hours to answer our questions and give us guidance. They made our first time home buy as easy as buying a home can be.
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on June 17, 2016
Reviewed By Ray for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in June 2016
Excellent. I would only recommend one thing - if an individual or family has attached all documentation that was previously requested, please don't have everyone else request the same thing. If I hadn't been near my computer atleast twice a day, I wouldn't have known until much later that the documentation requested was the exact same information previously requested. Other than that, great job completing everything within the time frame requested.Excellent. I would only recommend one thing - if an individual or family has attached all documentation that was previously requested, please don't have everyone else request the same thing. If I hadn't been near my computer atleast twice a day, I ...read full review
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on June 4, 2016
Reviewed By Mike A for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in June 2016
Steve, Karen, and Julia are efficient, pleasant and were very helpful in putting together a fast and painless mortgage. I highly recommend EHL on all levels.
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on April 30, 2016
Reviewed By Brandy for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in April 2016
Great loan officer. He got our loan pre-approved within an hour so we could put our offer in. Without his prompt responses we may have missed out on our dream house. Great service day and night.
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on April 29, 2016
Reviewed By The ColÑn Family for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in April 2016
Stephen and his lovely wife Karen were absolutely amazing! Being first time home buyers we were afraid, complete novices in every aspect. They were so kind, patient, understanding, extremely knowledgeable and made themselves available to us as often as they could! We know we could not have gotten our dream home without them. To them we say thank you from the bottom of our hearts and God Bless you and yours always!!!Stephen and his lovely wife Karen were absolutely amazing! Being first time home buyers we were afraid, complete novices in every aspect. They were so kind, patient, understanding, extremely knowledgeable and made themselves available to us as often ...read full review
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on January 10, 2016
Reviewed By lscheer1 for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in January 2016
Excellent! Both Steven and Karen were available via text, email, or call if I ever had any question or just wanted expert financial advise. Highly recommend!
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on January 10, 2016
Reviewed By AdamFoxworthy for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in January 2016
I've worked with Stephen and Karen for over 13 years and recommend them to all my family, friends, and co-workers. Just really great people who are very knowledgeable and always have the clients best interest in mind. Extremely easy to work with.
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on January 10, 2016
Reviewed By chris5104 for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in January 2016
Very helpful and responsive! We were moving to a new area from across the country and he answered all of our questions. We were able to contact him late at night on the weekends. Our home buying experience went very smoothly even under limited time constraints. We were very pleased with the personal experience with Stephen Thaggard.Very helpful and responsive! We were moving to a new area from across the country and he answered all of our questions. We were able to contact him late at night on the weekends. Our home buying experience went very smoothly even under limited tim ...read full review
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on January 10, 2016
Reviewed By manuelsolanor for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in January 2016
The experience I had was amazing from beginning to end... The first day we spoke and in a matter of minutes Steve Thaggard gave me a quote of my approximate deal; it was almost perfect! The mark was 13 dollars off and in my favor :)

Karen Thaggard was great following through and always keeping me on the loop. I have only good things to say about this Embrace Loans Team... After 10 years in the banking industry in 3 different countries my expectations are not easy to please... Well I give them an "Exceeded Expectations"
The experience I had was amazing from beginning to end... The first day we spoke and in a matter of minutes Steve Thaggard gave me a quote of my approximate deal; it was almost perfect! The mark was 13 dollars off and in my favor :)

Karen Th
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5.0
5.0 Survey completed on January 10, 2016
Reviewed By ksamways for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in January 2016
Stephen and Karen were both extremely helpful! They were prompt in answering all of my questions. They gave me recommendations that would help suit my individual loan needs. I would highly recommend both of them!
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on November 28, 2014
Reviewed By zuser20140619191309494 for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in November 2014
I was very impressed from the start of my home buying experience with Stephen Thaggard. I had a disturbing call from my realtor questioning my finances. I called Stephen Thaggard in a panic afraid my deal would fall through. He immediately called the selling agent and cleared up the problem making my purchase possible. He was very helpful and patient through the entire process. End result is I have a wonderful home!I was very impressed from the start of my home buying experience with Stephen Thaggard. I had a disturbing call from my realtor questioning my finances. I called Stephen Thaggard in a panic afraid my deal would fall through. He immediately called the ...read full review
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on November 9, 2014
Reviewed By kasey5240 for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in November 2014
Stephen Thaggard with Embrace Home Loans is an amazing person to work with. Mr. Thaggard was informative, helpful, thorough, and helped assist me in everything throughout the process of purchasing my first home. Mr. Thaggard explained the whole process step by step and helped me to chose the right options for me. Mr. Thaggard was beyond knowledgable and knew all my questions before I even asked them. The process of purchasing my first home in Brevard County went smoother than I could of ever imagined because Stephen was there to assist me throughout the way! I have already referred other buyers in the area to him because I know he is the best in the area!Stephen Thaggard with Embrace Home Loans is an amazing person to work with. Mr. Thaggard was informative, helpful, thorough, and helped assist me in everything throughout the process of purchasing my first home. Mr. Thaggard explained the whole proce ...read full review
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on June 9, 2014
Reviewed By zuser20140609170416156 for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in June 2014
Mr.Thaggard is very helpful and very knowledgeable about his job and what he can or can not do for a person that is looking for a loan . He does not lead you to think he can do something he lets you know up front and if you do what he ask of you , you will not have a problem. Also he kept you in the loop the whole process. he is great at what he does.Mr.Thaggard is very helpful and very knowledgeable about his job and what he can or can not do for a person that is looking for a loan . He does not lead you to think he can do something he lets you know up front and if you do what he ask of you , yo ...read full review
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on February 20, 2014
Reviewed By mmitchell83 for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in February 2014
Stephen has written both a new home loan and two refinancing packages for me in the past 6 years. Most importantly, Stephen always kept my best interests a top priority. Aside from Stephen being fantastic to work with he is extremely experienced and insightful to work with and has boundless energy. No matter how complex the situation is, he will always come up with a cost effective solution, and fast. Stephen has never letter my wife and I done, he always deliver results!Stephen has written both a new home loan and two refinancing packages for me in the past 6 years. Most importantly, Stephen always kept my best interests a top priority. Aside from Stephen being fantastic to work with he is extremely experienced an ...read full review
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on February 19, 2014
Reviewed By mammadukes58 for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in February 2014
If you are looking for someone who will work for you to get you the best rate and the best service, and make the experience a good one - contact Stephen Thaggard!! Steve watched interest rates and when he felt they had reached their lowest point within our closing window, he locked in our rate. He and his wife Karen Thaggard responded to all our requests and questions in a very timely manner. They always thoroughly explained any questions we had or things we did not understand regarding our loan process. They made the whole process very easy for us by going above and beyond what the average loan agent would do in helping a customer through the loan process!!If you are looking for someone who will work for you to get you the best rate and the best service, and make the experience a good one - contact Stephen Thaggard!! Steve watched interest rates and when he felt they had reached their lowest point with ...read full review
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on February 18, 2014
Reviewed By user3091705 for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in February 2014
When you spend hours finding a home that you love you dont want to be misguided when trying to purchase the house and risking loosing the home you fell in love with.

Initially we almost lost "that" home and thanks to the knowledge and experience of Steve we are moving in!

Any questions that came up he was on top of and he took the time to understand our situation to make sure he can help truly help us!

We are very thankful to have met Steve Thaggard and would not hesitate to call him again on our next home purchase!
When you spend hours finding a home that you love you dont want to be misguided when trying to purchase the house and risking loosing the home you fell in love with.

Initially we almost lost "that" home and thanks to the knowledge and expe
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5.0
5.0 Survey completed on February 15, 2014
Reviewed By josh castleman for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in February 2014
From the very beginning, Stephen told us that he would find a way to "make it happen". We were in a challenging situation and he worked very hard to not only come up with solutions but also guide us through the process. Stephen was always accessible and ready to help or explain when we had questions. I'm thankful that he was there for us because we definitely benefited from his knowledge and advice.From the very beginning, Stephen told us that he would find a way to "make it happen". We were in a challenging situation and he worked very hard to not only come up with solutions but also guide us through the process. Stephen was always accessible ...read full review
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on February 10, 2014
Reviewed By donnamcfarr for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in February 2014
Excellent. Great working with Stephen. Punctual, courteous, going the extra mile to work with his customers. Would highly recommend him. When I got a little weary of all the paper work needed, I would call Stephen and he reassured me all would work out in the end. Stephen came by the house the first time to pick up paper work and introduce himself . Promote him.Excellent. Great working with Stephen. Punctual, courteous, going the extra mile to work with his customers. Would highly recommend him. When I got a little weary of all the paper work needed, I would call Stephen and he reassured me all would wo ...read full review
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on November 20, 2008
Reviewed By MonaNEric for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in November 2008
Stephen and Karen are the best! They helped my wife and I obtain financing for a 2nd home in Florida. Our dealings throughout the entire process were above par, always there to answer any questions we had at all. Using Beechtree for our financing turned out to be the best decision we made in the whole transaction. Stephen walked me through each aspect and decision leading up to closing, his help was invaluable. I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking a mortgage.Stephen and Karen are the best! They helped my wife and I obtain financing for a 2nd home in Florida. Our dealings throughout the entire process were above par, always there to answer any questions we had at all. Using Beechtree for our financing ...read full review
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on August 14, 2008
Reviewed By stacyman for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in August 2008
Stephen seems very knowledgeable and is a pleasure to do business with. He always answers emails quickly. Even when I told him I will still be shopping around for the best rate, he tells me things I should be concerned about when checking out other lenders. No high pressure sales tactics or superior attitudes, Stephen treats people right.Stephen seems very knowledgeable and is a pleasure to do business with. He always answers emails quickly. Even when I told him I will still be shopping around for the best rate, he tells me things I should be concerned about when checking out other ...read full review
5.0
5.0 Survey completed on July 19, 2008
Reviewed By fdougmiller for Stephen Thaggard
Completed transaction in July 2008
Stephen responded to my request for a good faith estimate very quickly. His estimate was straightforward and competitive.

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