When you’re ready to buy a home, the dizzying array of lenders asking for your business can be overwhelming.

The job of finding a good lender can be daunting. If you are comfortable with your bank, you can inquire there. Credit Unions often have excellent interest rates for their members. There are a few online loan sources, some better than others. But nothing really compares to a lender that has been referred to you by a happy customer, or even a Realtor who has worked with one or two and can highly recommend.

Be aware that Realtors do not get paid to promote a Lender; they tend to like to work with local lenders they know can offer great rates, work with many different loan programs, and will get you a loan with little to no hassle. (If a Realtor does receive payment or commission from any vendor, it must be disclosed to all parties in writing…)

Here’s a small list of a few excellent lenders I choose to work with: 

(remember, they WANT to talk with you…don’t be shy!)


Sean Barnes / NMLS# 1184404

Senior Loan Officer – Benchmark Mortgage

3004 Communications Pkwy, Suite 200

Plano, TX 75093

Direct: 214-929-4258

Email: Sean.Barnes@Benchmark.us



Residential, USDA, FHA/VA,203K, TVLB, SETH, TSHAC, HomePossible

Leesa Sandoval / NMLS# 184490
Mortgage Loan Originator  – Homebridge Financial
Phone: 972-725-9110
Cell: 214-202-0491 
Fax. 866-931-6020


FHA, VA, Conventional, Jumbo, USDA, FHA 203K, HomePath, FNMA HomeStyle


Gail Hillman | NMLS# 312734

Sales Manager – Waterstone Mortgage
3900 S.Stonebridge Dr #1104
McKinney, TX 75070
Office: (972) 200-3253

Email: GHillman@Waterstonemortgage.com


Jeff Singer | NMLS # 279692

Sr. Mortgage Consultant – First Bank
1400 Preston Road #290
Frisco, TX 75034
Mobile: 214-868-1648

EMail:  jsinger@firstbankweb.com


Conv, FHA, VA, USDA, Bridge

Jarred Griffin | NMLS# 849397
Landmark Bank
1180 Prosper E Trail, Ste. 50
Prosper, TX 75078

Email: Jarred.Griffin@LandmarkBank.com




Matt Manuel 

AgAmerica Lending – A cooperative Texas bank specializing in financing farms, ranches, country homes, recreational property, poultry, livestock, equipment, and agribusiness loans.

4030 S Pipkin Rd.
Lakeland, FL 33811 
Main: 817-482-6800

USDA, Land, AgriBusiness, timberland, cattle ranch, or farm, hunting/wildlife properties.

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