Veterans Land Board recognizes top producing partners
(AUSTIN, Texas) — The Texas Veterans Land Board today announced participants who have helped promote veteran and military member benefits during the 2014 year.
Top real estate professionals, community developers and mortgage lenders generated Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) land and home loans were recognized as “Lone Star Circle Award” recipients. We congratulate these VLB participating real estate professionals and companies. Support from the real estate community is instrumental in building awareness of VLB among the Veterans seeking home and land loans. Since its inception, VLB has funded more than 200,000 loans for veterans. Real estate professionals recognized this year include those in the following categories.
Real Estate Communities
Acreage community developers acquire and invest in land that is then divided and sold to individuals. The three residential community developers who sold the most land to Texas Veterans are listed below. Each developer produced more than $500,000 in VLB land loans.
- National Land Partners
- SouthStar Communities
- Ramble Ridge Ranch
Real Estate Brokers
Each of the following nine real estate firms represented Veteran land buyers in transactions that resulted in at least $250,000 in VLB land loans during the agency’s 2014 fiscal year.
- Hill Country Land and Homes Realty of New Braunfels
- A And K Real Estate of Rocksprings
- Western Hill Country Realty of Rocksprings
- Kerbow Land Company of Rocksprings
- Keller Williams Heritage of San Antonio
- Morales Realty of Devine
- Farrell & Bosworth Realty of Longview
- David Norman Realty of Leonard
- Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper of San Antonio
Top Home Loan Officers
In addition, the VLB recognizes the top five producing loan officers who participated in its home loan program for fiscal year 2014.
Pat Fitzgerald/SMP Mortgage San Antonio
- Joseph Bass/Legacy Mutual Mortgage San Antonio
- Joshua Sigman/Legacy Mutual Mortgage San Antonio
- Doug Dreiman/Highland Loan Source San Antonio
- Shirley Mueller/First Choice Loan Services Austin
Top VHAP Participating Lenders
- PrimeLending, A PlainsCapital Company
- Legacy Mutual Mortgage
- SWBC Mortgage Corporation
- DHI Mortgage (Formerly CH)
- Cornerstone Mortgage Co.
“We value the contributions of these land brokers, estate communities and participating lenders and loan officers who helped Texas Veterans find, finance and purchase a little piece of Texas on favorable terms through the VLB’s land and home loan programs,” said VLB Executive Secretary Bill McLemore.
The VLB has been making real estate loans to Texas veterans since 1949. Qualified Texas veterans may apply to borrow up to $125,000 for acreage anywhere in the state. The VLB offers home loans up to $417,000 through participating lenders and directly offers home improvement loans up to $25,000. To find a VLB participating home loan lender or real estate professional, please visit www.Texasveterans.com.
For more information on all of our programs, please visit the VLB website at www.texasveterans.com or call our Texas Veterans Hotline at 1-800-252-8387 (VETS) or send us an email.
To view a video of Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announcing the winners, please visit http://bit.ly/1zlo6rI. Feel free to embed the video on your website.
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