James Giacone grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Penn State University before moving to South Florida over 25 years ago.
Jim has worked in the mortgage industry for 25+ years, helping thousands of families finance the home of their dreams and funding over $500 million in residential mortgages.
He has had a long-standing history of serving the Palm Beach community as a reliable mortgage lender, earning the trust and respect of many top local builders and real estate agents. With his years of experience and in-depth knowledge of loan products, secondary markets and underwriting guidelines, Jim and his team make the loan process easy to understand and put their customers at ease during each step of the process.
Jim’s success comes from his commitment to superior service, integrity, ethics and building client relationships for life. He builds these relationships from the start by educating his clients and helping them find mortgage solutions that meet their unique and individual needs. Jim specializes in financing single family homes, townhomes and condos in Palm Beach, Broward, Miami Dade and Martin counties, as well as the rest of Florida. He has extensive knowledge of FHA, VA, conventional and Jumbo financing options. His clients range from first-time homebuyers to self-employed clients purchasing million-dollar second homes, and his business is built 100% on referrals – from raving-fan clients to top realtors, attorneys and financial planners.
Throughout his professional career, he has received numerous top sales and leadership awards. Most recently, Jim has been named a 2018 Top Producer by National Mortgage News, ranking in the Top 1% of Loan Originators nationwide.
He joined Guaranteed Rate in late 2012 and has been a member of the President's Club for the past 5 years.
Beyond serving his clients, Jim enjoys playing golf, playing drums in his church's worship band, working in the garden at his home and traveling with his wife.