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Austin Shumaker

Branch Manager

Neighborly Team

NMLS #1490573


About Austin

I’m a proud native of South Louisiana who spent a number of years in the oil and gas industry. During this time, I became intimately familiar with the unique regional demands of lending in the South. I strongly believe reinvesting in the community is foundational to growth into the 21st century and beyond. After growing tired of seeing so many people struggle to get a home loan because of a needlessly complex process, I decided to make a change through home financing.

I understand the Louisiana economy and how to get financing for the men and women who work in our industrial landscape. With a client-first approach, my mission is to make homebuying as simple, clear, and stress-free as possible. We’ll discuss your loan options from conventional, FHA, VA, and USDA and create a plan to achieve your goals. I’ll always be here to support you, whether answering your questions or simply giving you an update on your loan. Together, we’ll get you into the home of your dreams.


  • Purchase and Refinance
  • Purchase
  • Refinance Loans

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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.


  • 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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