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Chris Planto

SVP, Originating Branch Manager

The Chris Planto Team

NMLS #223084

8300 FM 1960 West, Suite 450 Office 412, 415 & 417
Houston, TX 77070
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(832) 731-6560
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About Chris

Purchasing a home is a wonderful experience. My goal is to guide you through your homebuying journey by providing answers to your questions and personalized advice along the way. I’ve helped families purchase their dream homes since 2002 and am an expert in a wide variety of loans, including:

  • Conventional
  • Home equity
  • Renovation
  • Refinance
  • Jumbo
  • FHA
  • VA

Every day, I help my clients get approved for purchases. For some, it is their dream home. In other cases, families may be buying their first home. I even help individuals bulk their portfolios with investment properties. My team and I understand home financing is a personal process, and we are excited to learn your goals, find the home loan fit for you, and get you to closing on time.

My success comes from the individuals and families who have placed their trust in me. I’m honored to be named one of the Top 1% of Loan Originators in America since 2015, the top loan officer in my branch, and a member of the President's Club and Chairman’s Circle. If you or someone you know would like to discover your happiest way home, please give me a call!

When I'm off the clock, I spend as much time as possible with my incredible wife Amanda and our three kids – Bryce, Brynn, and Breah. Our family enjoys traveling and being active in our children’s school, sports, and other extracurricular activities.


  • Purchase and Refinance
  • Purchase
  • Refinance Loans

Recent Posts and Articles


A homeowner with a child on his lap calculating whether to buy a new home or refinance his home loan

Owning a home is fun and fulfilling!

What’s not to love about having a space that is entirely yours? You can paint your bathroom fuchsia, have hardwood in the master, put up a wild Mosaic in the kitchen, install a smart thermostat, you name it. After all, it’s your home!

Equally enjoyable are the other personal and financial advantages of being a homeowner: security and stability, equity and wealth building, and more! I’m here to help you get the most from your home financing — whether you’re buying your first home, moving up or downsizing to match your lifestyle, or refinancing your current mortgage.

Reach your homeownership goals

Choose from the tools below to help you achieve your homeownership goals or view all purchase and refinance tools.

  • The Mortgage Process

    There are some major milestones on your road to home financing. As your loan officer, I’ll be with you every step of the way to make sure you understand each one and get through them quickly.

  • Payment Calculator

    How much will your mortgage payment be? How much can you save if you refinance? Is it better to buy than rent? Use these online calculators to crunch the numbers and see for yourself.

  • Find the Right Loan

    I separate myself from other lenders by offering a broader selection of home financing options — from loans for first-time homebuyers to refinance programs for accessing your home’s equity.

  • Home Loan Check List

    Before you explore the endless options of home financing, some preparation is in order. Planning ahead for your mortgage is the key to an easier and more successful home financing process.

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