Welcome to Texas Loan Star

We are Texas Loan Star, and we want to welcome you to a new way of financing your home.  We are experts in the mortgage lending industry with over 50 years of lending experience on our team.

As a direct lender, we are able to fit clients into the “qualification box” by providing alternatives and options that other lenders may not be able or willing to take the time to provide.  Our decisions are made in-house from a team of mortgage professionals.  We work hard to make the dream of owning a home or refinancing to a lower rate our top priority.

We offer Conventional loans, FHA, VA, Jumbo, Portfolio, Renovation, and Constructions loans.  You’ll receive personalized service that will help you decide which loan program best fits with your needs and finances.  Let us welcome you home to Texas Loan Star. 

Call today at 713.802.0606  to hear just how different the home loan experience can be. We’re never too busy to help you.

Our Promise to You

To provide superior service, product and price while maintaining the highest level of honesty and integrity for all clients of Texas Loan Star, Inc.

Laith Daik

Laith Daik

President of Texas Loan Star

After graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a BBA in Finance and Economics from the University of Houston, Laith Daik went on to employ his degree in residential and commercial finance. He found an immediate calling in real estate finance, and is a spirited member of many professional associations throughout Texas, including the Mortgage Bankers Association, Texas Mortgage Banker’s Association, Houston Apartment Association, National Association of Realtors, Houston Heights Association, Heights Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau where Laith also serves on the Audit/Finance Committee. Laith manages all aspects of business development for both the commercial and residential mortgage banking loan departments of Texas Loan Star, Inc. as President amid successfully upholding client, investor, and bank relations. In addition to his presidential duties Laith is an active real estate investor managing an income property portfolio consisting primarily of multi-family properties. Laith upholds a productive and effective work environment while managing to create and foster a family-like camaraderie among his employees. Happily married to Jodie Daik for 20 years and counting, Laith’s efficacy and dedication extends beyond the family here at Texas Loan Star, Inc. and into his loving home where he and Jodie raise and nurture their three beautiful daughters Josephine, Cameron and Channing.

Residential Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS#293038

Amanda Garrett

Amanda Garrett

VP Accounting & HR

Amanda L. Garrett, began her career in the mortgage industry in 2002 and joined Texas Loan Star in 2007. Her skills evident, Amanda was quickly promoted to Closing Coordinator and now VP of Accounting and Human Resources. In addition to outstanding customer service skills, Amanda’s attention to detail and organizational skills have enabled Amanda to provide Texas Loan Star and our customers’ excellent processes that have resulted in efficient and hassle free closings. Amanda oversees the mortgage banking operation including pre-closing, closing, funding and post-funding responsibilities as well as the company Human Resource department. Born and raised in Rhode Island, Amanda now considers herself a Texan. She relocated to Houston in 2007 with her husband Frank Garrett. Amanda enjoys spending time outdoors with Frank, their American Bull Dog JellyBean and their Boxer Danger.

Lisa Stoever

Lisa Stoever

VP Processing & Underwriting

Lisa Stoever joined Texas Loan Star as a processor in May of 2008; after serving as our Sr. Processor she now heads our Processing/Underwriting department. Lisa graduated from Texas A & M University and has been in the mortgage industry since 1994. She has held several positions during her career such as loan officer, processor, underwriter and regional credit officer. With Lisa’s knowledge and experience she’s the perfect person to head our Processing/Underwriting Department. Lisa’s strengths enable our Texas Loan Star to thrive in an industry of constant change.

Halley Spencer

Halley Spencer

Director of Sales

Halley Spencer is an accomplished Residential Mortgage Loan Originator with many years of experience since joining Texas Loan Star in 2002. He is a Houston Heights native that graduated from Waltrip High School prior to playing football for the University of Houston. Halley and his beautiful wife Jennifer are the proud parents of three amazing children. In his spare time, Halley enjoys time with his family, golf and college football.

Residential Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS#295474

Susan Marshall

Susan Marshall

Director of Operations

Susan joined Texas Loan Star in June 2016. She brings more than 15 years of experience in the mortgage industry to the team with extensive experience in management, operations and accounting. Outside of the office, Susan enjoys spending time with her children, cooking, shopping and volunteering.

Arwen Huckabay

Arwen Huckabay

Closing Manager

Arwen Huckabay began her career in the mortgage industry by joining Texas Loan Star in 2008. She quickly moved her way through the ranks to become a processor. After a brief absence, she returned to Texas Loan Star in the fall of 2015 as a Sr. Processor and now has become a Closing Coordinator.