Meet The Counselors Mortgage Team
Jim and Andrea Walker
Who We Are
Counselors Mortgage is a 21st century version of the classic Mom & Pop family business. My wife Andrea and I use a combination of experience, expertise, technology and low overhead to deliver optimum mortgage solutions at a competitive cost coupled with superior service to our clients, real estate partners and other professionals who refer their clients to us.
What We Do
At Counselors Mortgage, we have been helping clients finance their homes for over two decades. Our goal is to help our borrowers find the best option to meet their financial needs when purchasing, improving or refinancing their property.
We have our clients to thank for our success, as all our business comes from our client’s referrals. Many of them do repeat business with us, demonstrating their trust in our ability to deliver. See what they have to say about their experience working with us.
Why Counselors Mortgage?
You would be hard pressed to find a team more capable and qualified to help you through the home lending process. Besides almost 20 years in mortgage finance experience, I also hold inactive attorney and real estate licenses, making me an ideal partner for real estate professionals and attorneys whose clients need our services. We are also experts in divorce mortgage lending and can help family law attorneys and divorce financial professionals structure real estate financing solutions for divorcing couples. Our loan processing experience and meticulous attention to detail ensures your transaction will be executed to perfection.
Maybe the most important is our ability to apply unique solutions to atypical or challenging situations. Our clients know we have done our due diligence when we help them close a loan that did not fit in a box.
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At Counselors Mortgage, Andrea and I are dedicated to the success of our clients and referral partners. Please give us a call with any questions you may have regarding residential mortgage lending.
Jim Walker, J.D., President
Residential Mortgage Loan Officer
Licensed in Texas, NMLS# 198334
I’m proud to be a 7th generation Texan with ancestors who fought at the battle of San Jacinto. I grew up in Dallas, TX and after graduating from Jesuit College Prep High School I enlisted in the US Air Force where I worked on C-130 Hercules’ as a radio repair technician. I spent two years in Active Duty service and then transferred to the Texas National Guard so that I could attend college at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX full time.
I graduated from Midwestern State shortly after the wall came down in Berlin. I was able to get a job teaching English in the former Czechoslovakia where I met my future wife Andrea. 7th generation Texan falls for a daughter of a card carrying communists. Oh, the irony!
After teaching English for an academic year in Czechoslovakia, I returned to Texas to attend the University of Texas School of Law in Austin. While I was attending UT, Andrea was completing her degree in economics and computer science in Kosice, Slovakia where she graduated number one in her class. She was hired by Andersen Consulting, now Accenture, to work out of their Prague office. We got married the following summer. She was able to pull off a transfer from Prague, Czech Republic to Austin, TX. Sweet!
I started working in the mortgage industry in 1993 while still in school at UT. After graduation I stayed in finance while Andrea pursued her career in technology. After honing my skills in the mortgage industry I founded Counselors Mortgage Corp in 1998 as an independent mortgage banking/brokerage firm. Andrea continued her career with Andersen Consulting followed by stints with Dell and Vignette, until she joined me at Counselors Mortgage in 2003.
We have two boys, Lance and Luke. Lance is a freshman at A&M Mays Business School and Luke is a Junior at Regents School of Austin.
Andrea Walker, Operations Manager
Residential Mortgage Loan Officer
Licensed in Texas, NMLS# 248388
After working for corporate America in software integration and consulting, I joined Jim to support him in his growing mortgage business, first to help with our company marketing and later as an office manager, loan processor and a loan officer.
We complement each other perfectly, as each of us brings a different perspective and a different set of strengths to our business. While Jim consults with our clients and our partner real estate professionals and financial advisors, I focus on managing our loan process and business operations.