Our Helpful Links and Resources

Below are some of Joel Richardson’s favorite Austin and Mortgage Industry Resources*:

Forbes Best Places for Business and Careers
Austin ranks in the top 20 of Forbes Best Places for Business & Careers 2016.

Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau
Learn more about the Live Music Capital of the World®.

Austin Culture Map 
Latest Austin real estate buzz and much, much more.

Austin Home Search
Austin-area real estate official site of ABOR (Austin Board of Realtors).

Best Places – U.S. News & World Report Rankings
Based on the quality of life, the job market, and other factors Austin ranks as #1.

Home Builders Association Greater Austin
A buyer’s guide for custom home builders in Austin and surrounding areas.

Austin Home Rehabilitation Loan Program
Learn about City of Austin home renovation loans and financial empowerment programs.

Austin Business Journal
A comprehensive view of Austin’s business landscape.


Do512.com is a great local source to discover all the fun things there are to do in Austin.

Mortgage Interest Rates
Bankrate is a great resource for Austin mortgage and national mortgage interest rates.

The Austin Music Experience
KUTX Music 98.9 is a great place to get the latest information on the Austin music scene.

Market Rates and Bonds
Bloomberg Business Online information on rates and bonds.

Jumbo Jungle from WSJ.com
Interesting and informative articles related to luxury home ownership and the jumbo mortgage market.

US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Independent Industry Resource for Consumer Information on Home Financing

Bankrate’s Mortgage Tips
Get helpful tips from the leading aggregator of mortgage industry information.

FHA Resource Center
Wondering if an FHA loan is right for you? The Federal Housing Authority provides information regarding FHA financing.

FannieMae Responsible Home Ownership
The FannieMae resource for housing education and information.

FreddieMac – All About Mortgages
A Freddie Mac resource is available whether you rent, own, or plan to buy a home.

5 Star Award Winner
Check out our profile on Texas Monthly’s 5 Star Award Winner website.

Top Mortgage Professional Austin Monthly
Grateful to be nominated by my Austin real estate professional peers as a top mortgage lender.

As Seen in the Wall Street Journal!
My interview with Katy McLaughlin for the Wall Street Journal, “Jumbo Mortgage Borrowers are Paying Discount Points Again. Here’s Why.

As seen in Housing Wire
Check out my interview with Housing Wire Editor Sarah Wheeler: “Working with buyers in the nation’s hottest housing market. In Austin, lenders, appraisers, and real estate agents are battling a surge in demand.”

National Mortgage News
Featured in an interview about The 12 hottest housing markets in 2022.

As Seen in Mansion Global

(*PrimeLending is not affiliated with any of the above companies/websites.)

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