Veterans Land Board recognizes top producing partners

Contact: Brittany Eck
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PRESS RELEASE — Feb 05, 2015

(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.

 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.

 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

 Top VHAP Participating Lenders

 “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

For more information on all of our programs, please visit the VLB website at 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 Feel free to embed the video on your website.

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