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Mark Schanze

Branch Manager

NMLS #287234

1937 N.E. Loop 410, Suite 380
San Antonio, TX 78217
Cell phone
(916) 547-9234 (916) 547-9234
[email protected]
Specializes in
Purchase and Refinance
Purchase and Refinance
Refinance Loans
Refinance Loans



About Mark

Do what you say. Commit. Persevere. Above all, have integrity.

I started my mortgage career in 2000, and quickly realized how much I enjoy helping people become homeowners. I will listen to your goals and identify a mortgage to help you achieve your vision. As your loan progresses, I focus on frequent communication. You will always be informed about the status of your mortgage.

I will work hard to make sure you close on time with the best experience possible. I am knowledgeable about a wide range of loan programs, including FHA, VA, USDA, conventional and jumbo, and enjoy working with clients ranging from first-time homebuyers to long-time homeowners. Challenging scenarios bring out the best in me!

I was born and raised in a small town in the Central Valley of California. Sports have been an important part of my life, and I started competing in triathlons and Ironman triathlons early in my mortgage career. These days, swimming is my favorite exercise and I love to wind down with yoga.


Recent Posts and Articles

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    If you need a mortgage and are a current member of the U.S. Military, a Veteran, or a Surviving Spouse, a VA loan is an option for you.

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    Navigating a Hot Homebuying Market Amid Rising Rates

    Spring and summer are typically strong periods for home sales, and this season may be more competitive than ever. When navigating today’s complex mortgage environment, here are some things to consider based on recent trends.

  • A home prepared for colder weather after following tips to winterize your home

    Frosty Fixups: 10 Ways to Winterize Your Home

    Whether you’re facing snow showers or sunny days, now is the time to follow our home winterization checklist to stay warm all season long.

  • Fall Check Up: Protect Your Home in 10 Steps

    Preparing for a new season may spotlight home repairs. Maybe it’s something simple, or perhaps your roof is caving in! Read more about fall home maintenance and how we can help.

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.


Helping your home financing process go smoothly.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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