Lone Star Financing

Texas Home Loans, Done Right!

About Us

Lone Star FinancingOffices in Kingwood (Houston) and Grapevine, TX, we are right around the corner and here to help.  As a licensed lender right here in Texas we can close loan anywhere in the state.   From Amarillo to El Paso to Beaumont, TX we’ve got you covered.   We are a direct lender offering a full line of home loan products with low rates, low fees, and fast closings. With in-house underwriting and processing we can make decisions faster than traditional mortgage brokers – we strive to close every loan in 30 days or less.

As a local Texas mortgage company with in-house underwriters, we have the flexibility to underwrite loans using “common sense” underwriting. Our mission statement is simple:  integrity, customer service and upfront lending. It’s this simple recipe has propelled us to one of the top mortgage companies in Texas. We are an approved Texas lender for FHA loansVA loans, and USDA loans.  Whether buying a new home in Texas or refinancing your existing mortgage, we’ve got you covered! 

Why do people like working with Lone Star Financing?   It’s our people!!

Meet the Team:

TX Loan officer
Brooke Benson NMLS #409893

Brooke Benson is a licensed Mortgage Loan Officer with Lone Star Financing.  During this time she earned several distinctions: 1) she was chosen to train Private Bankers and Wealth Management Advisors in the effectiveness of a HECM repayment-deferred line of credit as a retirement planning and cash-flow management tool, 2) she authored an article for the San Antonio Business Journal debunking reverse mortgage myths, and 3) she earned “A Level” underwriting authority for conforming loans. Brooke is well-known as a trusted resource for homebuyers, homeowners seeking to refinance, and retirees planning their next steps.  She has worked with Certified Financial Planners (CFP’s), Certified Financial Advisors (CFA’s), attorneys and Realtor groups in San Antonio, Austin and all across the Rio Grande Valley.  Some information Brooke presented in Spanish, her second language. A native of San Antonio, Texas, Brooke graduated from Vanderbilt University (Tennessee) with a BA and from The University of Texas at Austin with an MA.  She has traveled extensively in Mexico, South America and Europe and serves on several non-profit organization boards. 

Paul Duane
Paul Duane NMLS #330193

Paul Duane has been a loan officer since 2005 and am part of a family oriented, locally run branch in Grapevine, TX. I grew up in Tarrant County and happily focus on serving the DFW Metroplex. I went to Nolan Catholic High School in Fort Worth and graduated from Oklahoma State University. I am married to my beautiful wife, Karanae, and we reside in Hurst. In my free time, I enjoy exploring restaurants with Karanae, catching a concert, attending a sporting event, or firing up the grill and have a pool full of family and friends! The mortgage process can be complicated. My goal is to make it as pain-free as possible. 

Brenda Kim NMLS #1232644

My name is Brenda Kim and I am a loan officer for Lone Star Financing in Grapevine, Texas. I have 20+ years of experience in the banking and finance industry, and I have been with Lone Star Financing for over five years now. As a locally run, family oriented business, I am privileged to work with a team of great people. While I provided all the traditional financing options, the areas that I excel at are in down payment assistance, bank statement programs, and helping with credit-challenged borrowers. I find enjoyment in my profession being able to help clients purchase their homes. I’m committed to handling each loan with the utmost care and close attention to detail. I specialize in getting clients across the finish line. I am a member of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Women’s Division. In my spare time I enjoy reading and spending time with my son, Brendan, and my two crazy dogs, Peanut Butter and Nanook.

TX loan officer
Sean McCaughey NMLS #627960

Sean began his mortgage career after graduating from Texas Christian University in 2002. He recognizes that his success as a Mortgage Professional is dependent on the service he provides. His goal is to be your Lender for Life, keeping you informed of changes in the mortgage industry and of opportunities to save money. To ensure complete satisfaction, he provides his clients with multiple lending options and guides them through the entire mortgage process. Sean consistently goes the extra mile, regardless of the complexity of the transaction and is forever educating himself on new programs to better serve his clients. His honesty, integrity, and professionalism are unwavering, which makes his clients and business partners his #1 referral source. Born and raised in Kansas City, MO, Sean moved to Texas in 1998 to attend college. He holds a BS in Business Communication from Texas Christian University. In addition, he is an Eagle Scout and Life Member of the National Eagle Scout Association, active in his church, and enjoys spending time with his wife, Andrea, and 2 sons, Patrick and Declan.

Texas home mortgage
Eric Brown NMLS #2253802

Hello my name is Eric Brown and I am a Mortgage Loan Officer at Lone Star Financing. I am here to help navigate you through the mortgage process in order to best meet the needs of you and your family. My goal is to provide you with the best experience possible so that you don’t have to shop around for mortgage services ever again.  Helping people, especially in difficult or confusing situations, is my passion in life. Before joining the Lone Star Financing team, I served as a paramedic and first responder in DFW for over 12 years. As you can imagine, I have had to help people and their families through some stressful times in life. I take pride in my ability to provide excellent customer care in both a professional, but down-to-earth manner. Prior to my paramedic career, I served our country for 4 years in the United States Navy as a Crash and Salvage Fire and Rescue crew member on board the USS Nimitz. Born and raised in Grapevine Texas, I love that I am able to plant roots with my family in the town I have always called “home.” In my free time, I spend my days on the lake, listening to live music, and finding local fare favorites with my wife, Lara, and 2 children, Haven and Cully. I look forward to serving you and your family and your mortgage needs.

Why More Texans Choose Lone Star Financing ?
It's Our People!

Norma Duane

Norma Duane


Shella Mullen

Shella Mullen

Customer Care

Brenda Kim

Brenda Kim

Loan Officer
NMLS #1232644

Paul Duane

Paul Duane

Sr. Loan Officer
NMLS #330193

Texas home mortgage

Eric Brown
Loan Officer

NMLS #2253802

The Value of the Difference

  • Local Texas Customer Service
  • Close in 28 Days or Less
  • Low Rates & Low Fees
  • Upfront Mortgage Lending 

Texas Mortgage CompanyThe focus of Lone Star Financing is to promote a strong reputation of integrity, customer service and upfront mortgage lending to all borrowers. This simple recipe has propelled us to one of the fast-growing mortgage companies in Texas. We understand that buying a home can be a stressful process; to this end we have streamlined our procedures to make the process as efficient as possible. LoneStarFinancing.com is a DBA of parent company  MIMutual Mortgage and is a direct lender – as such we offer in-house underwriting (unavailable to most brokers) combined with low rates and fees. 

The unique mortgage guidelines in the State of Texas set us apart from other states. When you choose Lone Star Financing for your next home loan you know you are dealing with a local company. That means local top notch customer service,  accountability and VIP service. 

We have connections to local real estate professionals and home service providers to help you save on the costs of home ownership as a whole. We know buying a new home is a stressful time period and it’s our goal is to make the whole process as painless as possible.

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