John Cornish

Branch Manager/VP Mortgage Lending

NMLS ID #631532


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Make your mortgage easy.

1. Set up a username and password, which is necessary to protect your personal information.

2. Link your accounts with AccountChek (assets section of the application), then you won't have to supply bank statements.

3. Approve eConsent—this allows us to send your appraisal and disclosures to you via email for electronic signature.


4620 East 53rd Street, Suite 200

Davenport, IA 52807


M  563 508 5454

About John

John has consistently been a leader in Quad City real estate lending since graduating from St. Ambrose University in 2003. John and Key Mortgage Group partnered with Homeside because their family feel, culture and their mortgage platform aligned with his desire to put the needs of his clients first by offering great mortgage solutions combined with the best service in the industry. “I knew right away that this was the right fit for me and my team.  They are the type of people that I want to partner with to continue to grow our mortgage presence in the Midwest.  Great people, that genuinely care for their employees and want to support their growth.  I’m ecstatic about this new opportunity” 

John takes the time to meet his clients and does an in-depth review of their home ownership goals. He educates them on the programs available so they can make an informed decision on the financing option that best suits their needs. He has experience working with wide range of borrowers from first-time buyers to high net worth individuals. John has an unmatched passion and commitment to serving the needs of the local housing market. 

John and his wife Meghan are actively involved in the community and reside in Davenport with their three children. 


John is a work horse!  Went above and beyond  to get me into my house. I received many emails  late at night. Thats just shows he puts in the hours to get the job done! 
—Jeremy, Borrower 

Very pleasant to work with. Always available. Very straightforward and responsive. I will be working with PERL mortgage for my next home. 
—Corey, Borrower 

John and his staff did a great job making sure I was comfortable with the entire process as well as being sure to let me know that I could ask questions about anything at nearly any time of day and would receive a response. I appreciated this tremendously as a first time buyer. 
—Kevin, Borrower 

I am a first time home buyer so I didn't know anything about buying a home or what was involved with the mortgage.  When my boyfriend and I met with John I felt comfortable to ask whatever questions I needed.  I loved my experience with PERL Mortgage and would recommend John to anyone. 

John and Mona Dow great job from start to finish! 
—David, Borrower 

John Cornish was GREAT.  I will refer ALL family and friends to him.
—Gabrielle, Borrower 

John Cornish was incredible to work with. We will never buy another home without him. He explained everything to us throughout the entire process and truly had our best interest in mind. He was trustworthy and kind. I would highly recommend working with him! 
—Meredith and Nathan, Borrowers

I had an amazing experience with Perl Mortgage. John Cornish and his entire team are great to work with. This is the second mortgage we have gotten through them and we couldn't be more pleased. They are very knowledgeable, explain the entire process and walk you through all of the paperwork. They were very responsive when we had questions. From beginning to end we had great service and genuinely enjoyed working with John. We have already referred friends and family to them, and they have been just as satisfied as we were. We will continue to refer anyone to Perl Mortgage and to use them ourselves for any future home purchases. Thank you John and your entire team! 
—Chelsi, Borrower 

I would highly recommend using John if you're looking to buy a house! We were on a time crunch leading up to our wedding, and John and his staff worked tirelessly to get us from the application phase to closing in an unbelievably short amount of time. From meeting with us on weekends to late night calls, John was always there when we had any question along the way. We couldn't have asked for a better experience as first time home buyers! 
—Tom, Borrower 

We recently purchased our first home.  It was a little nerve racking at times, but John Cornish was always available to answer any and all questions we had.  We can't recommend using his services enough.  He went above and beyond in every aspect throughout the entire process.  Thanks to his help, we are now the proud owners of a beautiful home we absolutely love.  Thanks John. 
— Shane and Karyn, Borrower 

John and his staff were so incredibly helpful during the entire process! They worked endlessly to meet short deadlines and quickly handled everything with great communication. 
— Sara Clasen, Borrower 

I work for RE/MAX Elite Homes QC and John Cornish is one of my lenders that I refer everyone to! He's amazing at getting people approved, great communication skills, and an all around great guy!! He comes highly recommended from me!! 
— Bridget, Borrower 

Thanks, John. A very smooth process the whole way through, answering any questions along the way. Very nice job! We appreciate it! 
— Ryan, Borrower 

3 years ago I purchased my first home. Been through lender after lender with broken promises and deals, a lender completely messing up our contract/offer we finally found John Cornish who pulled through everything we needed in just 3 weeks. For any purchase here on out I will always go through John. 
—Cassie, Borrower 

My husband and I just bought a beautiful home in Davenport! John helped us out so much I highly recommend him ,very great guy ??
—Stephanie, Borrower 

John worked hard for us to get what we wanted and needed for our first home loan. He was understanding and made it happen. John explained everything every step of the way to minimize surprise and take this journey to homeownership with us. I know I can't thank him enough!!! 
—Cynthia, Borrower 

John made the first time home buying experience great! 
—Christopher, Borrower 

"Great service. John and Mona took care of everything. Im am very pleased. I will recommend Perl to everyone."  
—Shane, Borrower  

“John has helped me with a purchase, a construction, and a refinance loan. He has always done a great job of finding what type of loan fits best for our particular need. Throughout the different 3 loans, I worked with John and 2 of his support staff. I found that to be a great benefit as I didn't have to re-explain something or re-send information to someone new. I constantly refer people to John because I'm confident he'll do a great job for them.”  
—David, Borrower  

“Not only have I used John for my home purchase and refinance, my family and friends are now his clients. His team sets the example of what mortgage experience should be.”  
—James, Borrower  

“I have been working with John and his team for years. I love referring clients to them because I always know they will receive top notch service and our transactions will close on time. He is always on top of what is going on in the industry which make my job much easier and creates a smooth transaction for all our clients.”  
—Amy, Realtor  

“I have worked with John Cornish several times on mortgages and refinances. Every time, he has made a complex process simple and easy to understand. He is the definition of customer service and each time I've worked with him, he has ensured that from initial contact to closing of the loan, everything was smooth. John also doesn’t stop working once the loan closes, but has always been available for questions far beyond the closing and answers swiftly. John is the only person I would consider for any mortgage or refinance!”  
—Seth, Borrower  

“My husband and I have worked with John for over 6 years. He helped us buy our 1st house and our 2nd house! John in unmatched in his knowledge of all things mortgage. He takes an intimidating process like home buying, and makes it simple and easy. He works hard for us and has always gotten our family the right mortgage for our needs. He is honest, caring and loyal. He is efficient and gets things done. I would recommend John Cornish and PERL mortgage to anyone looking for the best in home lending!”  
—Lauree, Borrower  

“I have worked with John Cornish for my mortgage needs, over the past five years. Through my experience, I have realized that John treats his clients like his family. He takes the time to educate you about the products available while guiding you in making the best decision for you and your family. My experience has been so positive, that I have recommended John to friends and family members in Florida, Iowa and New York. He has always provided expert professional, and personal service and advice. He is trustworthy, attentive and tireless in his pursuit of his clients needs. Simply, he is the best!”  
—Michael, Borrower 

“My wife and I have been entrusting John with our mortgage needs since we became first time home buyers in 2009. Since that time, John has also helped us to buy a new home and, most recently, refinance our home. John has proven to us time and again that he has the professional and personal skills to manage our accounts in the most efficient, honest, and timely manner possible. I have been so comfortable with the quality of services that John has provided for my family that I have referred him to close friends, coworkers, and even immediate family members and intend to continue coming back to John for all of my future mortgage needs as long as he is in the business!”  
—Devin, Borrower