About Shannon

Shannon values relationships over transactions. She listens to members’ needs, wants and dreams to provide tailored mortgage solutions. She also prioritizes continuous communication for a smooth and seamless loan process. Her knowledge spans all aspects of the homebuying experience, and she has worked as a licensed Real Estate Agent and in the title insurance industry. Originally from a small farm town in Minnesota, Shannon received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of San Diego in 1994. After a career in public accounting, she shifted into the real estate industry when she moved to Colorado in 2004. Shannon has been at Elevations since 2015. In her free time, Shannon enjoys all that Colorado has to offer with her husband, son and boxer. In the summer, she’s at the lake, surfing and enjoying the sun. In the winter, she’s at the ice rink for hockey.

"Personal attention & dedicated service. Once Shannon Hjelmen was assigned to our application, it was nothing, but smooth sailing." -Irfan Chaudhry

Find out what your home is worth.

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Why Elevations Mortgage Lending?

Top three reasons Colorado Borrowers choose Elevations Credit Union.

  1. Easy and Seamless Process

  2. Wide Range of Options and Products to choose from

  3. Competitive Rates and Fees that allow us to give back to both you and the community

Why Elevations Mortgage Lending?

Top three reasons Colorado Realtors refer Elevations Credit Union:

  1. Smooth, on-time Closings with no Surprises – We provide a consistent experience throughout the entire loan process

  2. Excellent, Local Customer Service

  3. Strong Reputation amongst the Real Estate Community

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Why Elevations Mortgage Lending?

Top three reasons Colorado Listing Agents accept our offers:

  1. Personal Relationships within the Real Estate Community

  2. Quick turn times that allow us to compete with cash competitive offers

  3. We provide local appraisers who are familiar with the area

Let's talk mortgage loans:

Ready to get started? Applying online is simple.

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Estimate your monthly mortgage payments.

Use our mortgage calculator to help get a better picture of what to expect with a new mortgage. You can estimate what your monthly payments might be and the total amount you will eventually pay for the property.

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Mortgage Seminars

Join us to learn more about homebuying.

We proudly offer seminars along the Front Range every month that are free and open to the public. Topics include buying your first home, home appraisals, investment properties and more. We are committed to answering your questions, addressing concerns and empowering you all along the way.