Savings & Mortgage Lending Staff Serving Nationally

SML STAFF  ON NATIONAL MORTGAGE BOARDS AND COMMITTEES   SML has several members of its  mortgage examination staff serving on national boards or committees. This email is to update you on who they are and the boards or committees they serve on.   Recently, the following were appointed to the … Read More

2018 RMLO Continuing Education Class – Register Now!

2018 RMLO CE Private/Live Class – September 20, 2018 8 Hour SAFE Comprehensive: Examining Industry Issues in Today’s Mortgage Market – Live Private Class – Edinburg, TX – 3 Hour SAFE Federal Law: Challenges of TILA, RESPA, and TRID Rule Compliance – 2 Hour SAFE Ethics: Using the URLA to … Read More

TLDA Response to Sunset Commission Recommendations

The Texas Department of Savings & Mortgage Lending (TDSML), which is the regulating agency of our industry, appears before the Sunset Committee this week, in consideration of their recent recommendation to abolish the agency, rolling it into the Texas Department of Banking.  The Texas Land Developers Association has formulated the … Read More

Monthly Membership Meeting – June 7 – with Edinburg Mayor

Texas Land Developers Association will host their monthly meeting on Thursday, June 7, at noon, at the McAllen Country Club, with special guest Mayor Richard Molina, of Edinburg.  Mayor Molina is a U.S. Army veteran who served in Operation Joint Forge-Bosnia and was honorably discharged. He was an employee of … Read More

Banks are walking away from low-income homebuyers

From CNN Money Banks have been walking away from low-income homebuyers seeking loans, and that has affordable housing advocates worried. Newly-released federal data on mortgage lending from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau shows people with low- and moderate-incomes made up only 26.3% of borrowers in 2017, down from 36.6% in … Read More

Sunset Report Released for Department of Savings & Mortgage Lending

As you know, the Texas Sunset Commission is conducting a review of the Texas Department of Savings & Mortgage Lending, along with the Texas Department of Banking, Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner, and Finance Commission of Texas. Sunset just released its report, recommending moving the Texas Department of Savings & … Read More

Perryman projects McAllen MSA will add 29,700 jobs over next 5 years

From the Rio Grande Guardian: MCALLEN, RGV – Texas economist Ray Perryman is projecting that the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission MSA will add 29,700 jobs over the next five years, at an annual rate of 2.1 percent. The McAllen-Edinburg-Mission Metropolitan Statistical Area covers Hidalgo County and thus includes other major cities such as … Read More

Brent Baldree Headlines TLDA May Meeting

We look forward to seeing you at the next TLDA Monthly Meeting – THIS THURSDAY, May 3, at 12 noon at the McAllen Country Club, with special guest speaker Brent Baldree of Texas Regional Bank. Brent is a native of Portland, TX and the chief lending officer and market president … Read More

Seller Finance Coalition Capitol Fly-In Around the Corner!

We are just 2 weeks away from the 2nd Annual Seller Finance Coalition Capitol Hill Fly-In! Here (directly below in the link) is a video of The Seller Finance Enhancement Act Sponsor, Congressman Roger Williams, inviting you to join us on May 9th & 10th! We need you there! Please … Read More


From State Senator Konni Burton, special commentary for and Texas Scorecard: As we near the beginning of the next legislative session, tension between the state and local governments on a number of issues is apparent. Whether it’s the growth of the local property tax burden on Texas families and … Read More

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