Richie Rodriguez

  • Branch Manager
  • NMLS: 222698
  • (512) 615-7483
  • (512) 731-4226
  • (866) 741-4188
  • 5316 W. Highway 290, Suite 330
  • Austin, TX 78735
Apply Now

Start your application to purchase your
dream home or refinance today!

Get Prequalified!

Looking to see what you may qualify for?
Get prequalified today!

Welcome to my website

I was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas and moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas.  Upon graduating I began my mortgage career as a loan officer for a large retail mortgage bank.  One year later I teamed up with a local mortgage broker, Texas Mortgage Consultants, to provide customers with a wide variety of mortgage programs.  In the height of the 2008 mortgage crisis, Texas Mortgage Consultants merged with HomeTrust Mortgage in order to gain access to the best lenders and interest rates within the industry.

As a licensed Mortgage Banker, I can shop your loan with dozens of lenders to find the best rate and loan program, perfectly tailored to fit your needs.  I have the ability to underwrite, close, and fund your loan "in-house." Complete control of the loan process ensures a smooth closing, on time with no surprises.  My top priorities are to build quality relationships and maintain reliability and integrity.

Prior to the mortgage industry, I worked as a real estate agent for numerous residential real estate brokerages.  Through my commitment to putting the interests of clients at the forefront of every transaction I was able to develop a strong foundation of referral business within the real estate and financial services industries.

On a personal level, I enjoy the many outdoor activities that Austin has to offer, spending time with friends and family, helping others, playing sports and flying recreationally.  I serve as a certified volunteer firefighter/EMT, as well as a volunteer pilot with the Civil Air Patrol squadron in search and rescue and disaster relief efforts throughout the state of Texas.

The Biggest Mistakes Potential Homebuyers are Making Right Now
The Biggest Mistakes Potential Homebuyers are Making Right Now
Jun 19 2024   home loan mortgage interest home insurance information
Homeownership remains a cornerstone of the American dream, but navigating today's market presents unique challenges. With higher mortgage rates, rising home prices, and a limited inventory of homes for sale, buyers must tread carefully. Here are some... Read More
Avoid These 5 Expensive Kitchen Mistakes When Buying Your First Home
Avoid These 5 Expensive Kitchen Mistakes When Buying Your First Home
Jun 12 2024   first time buyer first home first mortgage home loan apply for a first home loan
Buying your first home is an exciting milestone, but it can also be a minefield of hidden costs and unexpected issues, especially in the kitchen. As the heart of the home, the kitchen is where you’ll spend a lot of time, so it’s crucial... Read More
Understanding Hazard Insurance: What Homeowners Need to Know
Understanding Hazard Insurance: What Homeowners Need to Know
Jun 5 2024   first time buyer first home first mortgage home loan apply for a first home loan
Owning a home comes with various responsibilities, one of which is ensuring that the property is adequately insured. A common term you might encounter is "hazard insurance." But what exactly is hazard insurance, and how does it differ from homeowners... Read More
Tips for Buying a Home at a Lower Cost
Tips for Buying a Home at a Lower Cost
May 29 2024   first time buyer first home first mortgage home loan apply for a first home loan
While it’s not always possible to stumble upon a fantastic house at a rock-bottom price, there are strategic approaches you can take to increase your chances of buying a home for less. Here are some tips to help you navigate the process and... Read More