The following Articles, FAQ's and Links are provided to assist our clients in the mortgage loan process and provide education so that well informed decisions may be made.

        Things To Avoid Before Buying A Home   

        Truths and Myths About Your Credit Score

        Debt to Income Ratio

        Rate Lock Basics

        Closing Costs

        Your Total Monthly Payment

        Escrow Account Basics

        Appraisal Issues


Finance Glossary

An interactive finance glossary with over 800 terms.


        Buying or Refinancing


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Jack is a weekly guest commentator on the "Money Matters" radio show when there is not an Astros baseball game.  The show is at 6:00 PM on Saturday evenings on KTRH, which is at 740 on the AM dial.  Pat Shinn is the host of the program which runs on Saturday evenings from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  Tune in for discussions about Real Estate and Home Mortgage Loans in Jack's segment plus information about the financial markets and investments in the rest of the program.  You can also listen to the show on the internet by going to and clicking "Listen Live".

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