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With its brand new Dallas office at 5910 N. Central Expressway, Suite 725, Guardian Mortgage Company has expanded its Texas footprint to six offices, with 12 total locations nationwide.


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The company currently operates offices in Grand Blanc and Troy, Michigan; El Paso, Plano, Arlington, Richardson and San Antonio, Texas; Santa Fe, Los Alamos and Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Scottsdale, Arizona. Offices in Denver, Colorado are slated to open later this year.

The new digs, just off of Mockingbird Lane in the Merrill Lynch tower, will be helmed by Wade Betz. Betz, a New Orleans expat and SMU alum, has been a steadfast presence at Guardian Mortgage Company for more than a decade, and will ably lead the new office as branch manager.

“I’ve worked for the company for over 10 years, and this is an exciting time for us,” Betz said. “I’m so excited to spearhead this new venture for Dallas homebuyers.”

The new branch is now open and serving Dallas-area buyers, and Betz is on the lookout for experienced loan officers to join his team.

“We want the best of the best,” Betz said. “Our buyers deserve nothing less!”



This has been a very exciting week for Guardian Mortgage Company. The 51 year old, Plano-based mortgage firm was celebrating up north as it expanded its Michigan footprint with the grand opening of its Troy location on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

This marks Guardian Mortgage Company’s second Michigan location—with the first in Grand Blanc—and the tenth across the country. Guardian currently operates offices in Grand Blanc, Michigan; El Paso, Plano, Arlington, Richardson and San Antonio, Texas; Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Scottsdale, Arizona. Several more offices throughout Texas, Arizona and Colorado are slated to open later this year. We wanted to find Guardian’s secret sauce: how can the company be making such great strides in the shadow of all the new federal regulation?

We grabbed executive vice president Marcus McCue, to ask, after saying super duper congrats on the huge swath of success you are taking!

CD: Marcus, we are so happy for you and your expansion! Curious, with TILA RESPA Integrated Disclosure or TRID, you guys are killing it! Have those new rules not slowed you down? (more…)

If the thought of summer electricity bills has you fretting, read these six tips on cutting costs on home operations.

If the thought of summer electricity bills has you fretting, read these six tips on cutting costs on home operations.

As we get closer to the sweltering Texas summer, many homeowners begin to worry about the costs — all that lawn watering and home cooling doesn’t come free, you know!

Fortunately, summer doesn’t have to mean sky-high bills that match the Texas temperatures. In fact, with a little forethought and some good old hard work, you can actually lower your monthly home costs significantly before the hot season hits.

Want to cut your monthly home costs this summer? Here are a few ways to do it:



It’s loan professionals like Michael Bingham that make the industry look good, both literally and figuratively. I mean, with style like Michael’s, you can see that he classes up pretty much any room you put him in. But in the less literal sense, his dedication to the community and open heart definitely make him worthy of being called this month’s Guardian Angel from Guardian Mortgage.

“I do believe, however, that when people truly realize that their lives are valuable, most will try to do better; when people come to understand that they can better themselves and their lives with a little effort, they will try to do just that,” Bingham said.

We couldn’t agree more, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have a man such as Michael Bingham on our site and in our community. Congratulations, Michael!



Some people ask us why we think Guardian Mortgage is such a great company. There are lots of reasons, but it’s hard to articulate them when you haven’t worked as closely with the entire staff as Brian McCary has. It actually took leaving for another company for McCary to see what makes Guardian so great, and it was a pleasure to hear it from the horse’s mouth, so to speak.

This month’s Guardian Angel started his career in the mortgage industry at Guardian only to leave the company and then return. It’s that varied experience and Guardian’s company culture that shows why this mortgage business is able to attract top talent all over the Dallas-Fort Worth region and beyond.

Read on for more about Brian McCary, a family man and dedicated mortgage professional at Guardian Mortgage.


Moving might be the least of your worries if you're a first-time homebuyer in today's housing market.

Moving might be the least of your worries if you’re a first-time homebuyer in today’s housing market.

Every homebuyer faces a few hurdles along the way, but first-time buyers seem to have the most. Their inexperience, combined with a crowded market and sometimes time-consuming mortgage process, can make homebuying significantly more difficult for these new buyers.

Fortunately, if you’re a first-time homebuyer, the process can go smoothly. Simply study up on the all-too-common hurdles below and be prepared for the road ahead. You’ll find the perfect home in no time.


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You can tell that Lynn Hood, one of the many amazing mortgage professionals at Guardian Mortgage‘s Arlington location, really loves Texas dirt. She loves to travel around the great state, and enjoys the rivers, streams, and coastline as her personal playground. When it comes to finding a seasoned, trusted loan professional for your homebuying or refinancing experience, you want someone who has the lay of the land, has the experience, and has the client testimonials to back it all up.

That’s what we love about Lynn, who is this month’s Guardian Angel from Guardian Mortgage. This company has 50 years of experience in the real estate finance industry, and with that kind of staying power, you know that you’re going to get a great loan with a great rate that fits your life. It’s that customer experience that has earned Guardian Mortgage accolades from around North Texas year after year, and loan professionals like Lynn Hood who make it happen.

Jump to read more about Lynn!



Sure, he’s from New Orleans, but as most Dallas transplants, Wade Betz got to North Texas as soon as he could, which was to attend SMU. And sure, there’s some tension between his LSU-loving family and his SMU ties, but we’ll forgive him! There’s so much more to Betz, though, a loan officer at Guardian Mortgage and this month’s Guardian Angel.

As Betz sees great things ahead for Dallas, we see great things ahead for him, especially because Betz takes great care of his relationships with this friends, family, and his customers and enjoys an extremely high referral rate compared to his peers. Find out what makes Betz an exceptional mortgage professional after the jump!