Marcus and Kids (2)

Guardian Mortgage Executive Vice President Marcus McCue is a lot like any other dad. He enjoys watching his kids play hockey, as well as participating in 5Ks and fun runs with them. And like most dads, McCue understands that being active in his kids’ lives and being there to celebrate moments big and small is crucial.

As we celebrate dads across the world on Father’s Day this weekend, we wanted to take a moment to chat with McCue about how leadership doesn’t end at the office, and how being a role model in the ever-changing mortgage business has led to a deeper relationship not only with his clients, but with his community, too. “With four children, our schedule can get hectic with athletics, extracurricular activities and just the social life of young teenagers,” McCue said. With the help of his family and community, he makes it work.

Read on to find out more about McCue, this month’s Guardian Angel.


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I cannot believe this home is on the market. It evokes so many wonderful memories of our younger years in Preston Hollow. Many moons ago, before Preston Hollow was dotted with more McMansions than trees, this home stood out as the lone ranger of a sprawling, enormous, quirky but charming English abode, one of the most talked-about in town. The man who created it was a physician/attorney name Melvin D. Morgan, or rather his very creative wife, Niki Morgan, who remodeled a small 1940’s ranch into an architecturally significant, Dilbeck-esque rambling stone farmhouse with turrent, leaded glass windows, exposed beams, beautiful original hardwoods, knotty pine panels and a sunlit, open stairway that evokes a touch of Colorado mountain living. Located on Meadow, an east-west Preston Hollow thoroughfare that keeps traffic sane with speedbumps. You are in the leafiest heart of Preston Hollow east.6426 Meadow drive up (more…)

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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!



It’s true: Some of the most amazing, dedicated people in the mortgage industry work for our hometown lender, Guardian Mortgage. These are the same folks who answer phone calls after hours, always greet you with a smile in the checkout line, and volunteer to make our communities better. In short, these people step up.

That’s what Mark Watson does. Watson, who is this month’s Guardian Angel from Guardian Mortgage, takes the time to make sure his client has an excellent experience no matter the size of the loan, ensuring that they become the industry’s most sought-after client: A happy referral generator.

We were absolutely thrilled to chat up Watson, who is an avid cyclist. Besides being an all-around great guy, he knows the mortgage business backwards and forwards, and has the kind of experience that clients seek. Find out more about Watson after the jump!