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Over 25,000 positive reviews. Find out why our clients and partners trust us!
"No problems at all. Even moved up the closing date at my request on short notice to accommodate my needs. 

From beginning to end you can tell that these people care about their clients. Their whole team was so awesome!"

Jacob L.
Austin, TX
"Any little bump in the road was handled in minutes, not days or weeks which made it a very fast and uneventful closing. 

Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. As far as Eric, he makes you feel like Family and keeps a close eye on the process all the way to the end. Great Job."

Donald S. 
Irving, TX
"The Hamilton team made my loan very easy. Of course there were a lot of steps but they walked me right through it! 

I could not be more pleased with their work getting us into the home we fell in love with! By the end these guys felt like family!"

Jack B. 
Pflugerville, TX
"This team is very professional, respectful and diligent. It was great having someone who actually cares for us veterans.

They take the to explain the entire process and ensure that I was taken care of. They are available for their clients 24/7. At the end, they felt like part of my family."

Gladys P. 
Houston, TX
"It was a pleasure working with Eric and his team. They were there for me every step of the way, even referring me to a great realtor when I needed one. 

I highly recommend working HGF. I will gladly refer them to any of my family and friends!"

Batina R. 
Austin, TX
"They  went above and beyond to help us buy our first home. They were there to help every step of the way. 

In the future, we will always come back. Closing costs were a lot less than we expected. It's been a pleasure Keep in touch!" 

Jonna A. 
Round Rock, TX
Our Process
  • Get pre-approved - We make buying your dream-home easier than ever. Apply online, using our easy online application. One of our licensed mortgage professionals will be in touch to issue your pre-qualification letter. 
  •  Locate the perfect house - Once you're pre-approved, you'll know just how much you can qualify for. Our experts help you get ready to make an offer on your dream home. They help you understand the mortgage process, go over your monthly payment, and inform you on local taxes and closing costs. Our experts will even connect you with a local realtor if you haven't yet selected an agent to represent you. 
  • Close on your new Home - From start to finish, our priority is providing you with the best experience possible. From application to the closing table, our process is fine-tuned to ensure a stress-free process. Our mortgage professionals work with you hand-in-hand throughout the transaction. There's a reason we have a 4.9/5.0 customer satisfaction rating on Zillow & Social Survey with over 25,000 customer reviews. 
Our Commitment
  • Big Bank Rates With Excellent Service: We offer the best loan products and the lowest rates to you without sacrificing service and quick closings. Our commitment to service is unparalleled, we put our clients above everything else. 
  •  We're 24/7: Our team is always available for you. Text or call us anytime at 512.641.5374 for an immediate response.
  •  14 Day Closings: Need to close quickly? Our team can help. Our average close-time is just under 20 days. Two-week closings can be requested. 
  •  Fast Turn Times: Need to make an offer and need a quick pre-approval? Our team can have you pre-approved in minutes. Download our phone app and request immediate pre-approvals at your convenience!
  •  AlmostHome: Get underwritten and conditionally approved using our AlmostHome program, and close as fast as 11 Days! When you're fully approved before making offers, it guarantees a smooth closing. 
  •  Unmatched Reputation: Our company has over 25,000 positive reviews online across Zillow and Social Survey for a reason. Our pre-approvals are our guarantee! 
  •  LendFriend Home Loans is a Direct Lender: Our team handles your file from start to finish, we are all local, and under one roof!
      These are just a few of our partners that count on us to assist their clients!
Meet the team!
Eric Bernstein
Branch Manager
Loan Expert
NMLS #1486987
About Eric:
Savvy negotiations and cutting-edge strategies join uncompromising integrity as the hallmarks of Eric's service. Eric epitomizes energy, hard work, and creative service in every detail of his client's transactions. He has a long record of successfully guiding hundreds of local, national, and multi-national clients with their mortgage transactions. 

"The best part of my job is getting to know my clients on a personal level and helping them achieve one of life's greatest milestones, becoming a homeowner or investor. My goal is to provide a seamless mortgage experience to every one of my clients. It's a privilege to lead my talented and dedicated team here at Hamilton Group Funding."
Michael Bernstein
Sales Manager
Loan Expert
NMLS #1588184
About Michael:
Mike considers himself an educator and helper on all things “home loans” and uses an unparalleled level of easy communications to comfortably transition clients and friends into the dream of homeownership. Mike enjoys being a trustworthy resource to his partners, colleagues, and clients that rely upon daily. Mike has guided hundreds of first time home-buyers, self-employed borrowers, and investors through mortgage transactions.

“Never hesitate to pick up the phone and dial my number, that’s my mantra. I have an open-phone policy for friends, colleagues, and clients and it helps me achieve my goal of leading a stress-free, dare I say “fun,” mortgage experience. Through these connections we are all a team, and the team must always come first!”
Kyle Richardson
Sales Manager
Loan Expert
NMLS #863464
About Tera:
Tera is a native Texan and mother of two. She started her career in the mortgage business 15 years ago when she was a first time home buyer. She was frustrated with the level of service she received during her own transaction and knew she  could provide homebuyers with a much better experience. Tera makes the home-buying process easy for her clients and partners. To learn more about Tera check out her website!

"My business philosophy is simple –to educate my clients and provide accurate, up to date information needed in order to make the proper loan decision. I don’t tell my clients what to do; I provide them with the tools they need in order to find the program that best suits their requirements and counsel them along the way."
Greg Davis
Business Development
NMLS #1550178
About Greg:
Greg establishes strategic partnerships with top agents and top-notch businesses to better serve his clients. Greg's focus is on helping his partners and his loan officer reach new heights. A great partner, Greg is known for his commitment, determination, and contagious energy.  

"Helping our team and Agent Partners succeed is my passion.  I truly enjoy sharing proven business practices and successful marketing strategies with my partners and watching it grow their bottom line. I strive to be a positive resource for our partners and help them reach new levels of success.“
Christian Boutros
Loan Officer
Loan Expert
NMLS #1607602
About Christian:
Christian's applies his relentless work ethic and dedication to serving his customers and helping HGF's partners. Christian is committed to providing a fantastic experience to each and everyone of our clients. Christian also assists our Agent Partners in managing their pipelines and helping them grow their business. 

"My focus is helping our customers get in the best position to buy a home, whether that takes a month, or a year. Getting to understand our client's goals and objectives allows us to better serve our clients and assist our Agent Partners."
Michael Aloise
Loan Officer
NMLS #1805894
Loan Expert
NMLS #794219
About Michael:
With a friend first mentality, Mike’s commitment to excellence shows in every aspect of his work. His reliable character is sure to bring optimism to any situation and a solution to every problem. The experience accumulated across industries gives him his innovative advantage to stay effective in a changing environment.

"Forever finding my next challenge, I have a knack for taking the road less traveled. I enjoy helping others turn their difficulties into triumphs whenever possible. While I do sustain a healthy relationship with hard work, I thoroughly enjoy kicking back on Lake Travis! "
Chelsea Sweatman
Loan Officer
Loan Expert
NMLS #1831528
Loan Officer
NMLS #1530675
About Chelsea:
Chelsea is a third generation Austinite and Texas State Alumna. She has worked a variety of roles in industries including real estate, investments, personal banking, and consumer lending. Chelsea's goal is to provide a smooth process to for her partners and her clients.

"I have the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with individuals by helping them purchase their dream home. The purchasing of a home is a milestone in our clients lives, which I am honored to be a part of."
About Loranda:
Loranda is a third generation Austinite and Texas State Alumna. She has worked a variety of roles in industries including real estate, investments, personal banking, and consumer lending. Loranda's goal is to provide a smooth process to for her partners and her clients.

"I have the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with individuals by helping them purchase their dream home. The purchasing of a home is a milestone in our clients lives, which I am honored to be a part of."

David Spelbring
Regional Manager
About David:
David is a mortgage veteran with three decades in the industry. Married 38 years and having raised four children, David prides himself on being a purposeful leader.

"My favorite part of the job is helping others grow and the positive energy of our group. It is a true blessing to help this group of innovative, gifted and committed people reach their goals both in business and life."
LendFriend, a Homebuyer's Best Friend
Mortgage Calculators
Purchasing a home is one of life's largest transactions. It's important to understand the numbers. 
  • How much house can you afford? 
  •  Should I buy now or keep waiting?
  •  Buy now or rent?
  •  What's the right down payment?
  • ​Does a refinance make sense? 
Use our AlmostHome program to become a Certified HomeBuyer and shop with 100% confidence. When you go AlmostHome, you can close on your dream home in as little as 14 days or less. 

This allows you to submit the strongest offer possible, and win in multiple-offer situations. You also receive $500 towards your closing costs, when you shop as a Certified HomeBuyer. 
Sign up for our HomeBuyers Newsletter and you'll receive custom HomeReports and MarketReports that fill you in on a Home's;
  • ​Market performance & affordability
  • ​Rental potential & closing costs
  • ​School Report & Convenience Report
  • ​Local Food & Outdoor Report
Why Use LendFriend?
We Help You Get Ready to Buy a Home
  • ​Receive helpful information about homes available in specific neighborhoods.
  •  Get access to tools, tips, and tricks to get you financially ready to purchase a home!
  •  Use our mortgage calculators to determine monthly payments, affordability, etc...
  •  Stay in touch with our team that is ready to assist you when you're ready. 
  •  Get Preapproved in a few minutes.
  •  Connect with local realtors that help you locate the perfect home.
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