By Katie Brown
In 2002, two brothers in Missouri set out to help veterans take advantage of their VA home loan benefits. After dominating the online mortgage market, Veterans United Home Loans started opening retail branches across the country in 2010.
Chad Bowman, U.S. Marine Veteran, VA Loan Specialist and branch manager at the Veterans United Home Loans in Austin, opened the first Texas branch of Veterans United in February 2013 on Greystone Drive in Northwest Austin. In managing the operations of the Austin branch office, Bowman is responsible for promoting his branch, assisting REALTORS and new clients, recruiting and training new team members and ensuring his team provides exceptional service to military Veterans across the state of Texas.
As VA home loan specialists, the Veterans United team provides VA and Texas Veteran home loans. “We work with active duty and retired military veterans purchasing a primary residence in Texas or refinancing a property in Texas with a VA loan,” Bowman says. “Texas REALTORS are our biggest customers because we spend much of our time assisting local REALTORS who are working with military veterans.”
Veterans United Home Loans funds more VA purchase loans than any other lender nationwide, as well as more than any other lender in the Austin area. “VA loans take a certain level of experience and expertise, which is what we provide to homebuyers and REALTORS alike,” Bowman says. “We also provide a complimentary credit consulting service for veterans who have trouble qualifying for their new home due to credit issues.”
Veterans United Home Loans in Austin provides educational resources online, complimentary in-house credit repair by phone and continuing education classes in person for REALTORS and military veterans. “More than anything, we’re a resource for anyone who needs help using their VA home loan benefits,” Bowman says. “Our clients appreciate that we understand the intricacies of the VA program and REALTORS see the value in working with a local lender with experience and expertise navigating the VA system.”
Having served as a VA Loan Specialist for more than 12 years, and having personally funded over 1,000 VA Loans over that time, Bowman has seen great growth in the industry. “Use of the VA home loan program continues to grow nationwide,” he says. “Last year, the VA stated there were 707,107 VA Loans funded. Use of the VA program continues to grow year after year as more and more veterans take advantage of their benefits.”
Employees of Veterans United Home Loans live by the company’s core values: “Deliver results with integrity, be passionate and have fun, and enhance lives every day.” What this means to their clients and partners is that Bowman’s team gets the job done right without cutting corners. They care about what they do for veterans and why they are doing it. And most importantly, they are here to enhance the lives of our most valued citizens – our military veterans.
“REALTORS who reach out to us can expect to get accurate answers to their VA questions and can count on our local team to do VA loans right,” Bowman says. RL
If you are on active duty, retired or a military veteran, then you would choose Veterans United Home Loans in Austin because you want to work with a local lender who specializes in your home loan benefits and who has a track record of delivering those benefits with military precision.” Chad Bowman, Branch Manager, NMLS #191475. Veterans United Home Loans is a VA approved lender; Not endorsed or sponsored by the Dept. of Veterans Affairs or any government agency. NMLS # 1907 (nmlsconsumeraccess.org). Licensed by the Texas Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending, Mortgage Company License #1907; 77193 Servicer License – Corporate (Missouri) Office: Texas-SML Residential Mortgage Loan Servicer Registration #1907. Equal Opportunity Lender. (512) 646-0800. AustinVALoans.com. 3415 Greystone Drive, Suite 301, Austin, TX 78731. *CBMI Market Share reports for VA guaranteed mortgages for the period of Jan. 2016 through Sept. 2016.