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Krista Stephenson

Sr. Loan Officer

The Brown Group

NMLS #2013562

9390 Research Blvd. Suite 305
Austin, TX 78759
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(737) 273-0371
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(903) 520-8378
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About Krista

Whether this is your first home, your next home, a refinance, or an investment property, I am here to guide you as we walk through the steps of your home financing journey. My commitment to stellar communication and service will give you confidence and reassurance that you’re making the right choices from the wide range of loan products I offer — including conventional, jumbo, FHA, VA, and renovation.

My husband, Steve, and I have been married since 1979 and have lived in the Tyler area for more than 35 years. I feel very fortunate to have raised our family here, and I want homeownership to provide you with that same level of comfort, security, and sense of community. From pre-approval to closing and beyond, I will make sure you always know what’s happening with your mortgage and make myself available to answer your questions along the way.

I love spending time with our sweet puppy, Ella. Our son, Trent, lives in Dallas with his family, and we adore watching our grandchildren grow. My additional interests include traveling, golfing, and socializing with our wonderful friends in the Hideaway Community.

I look forward to delivering the customized loan experience and outstanding customer service you deserve.


  • 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.

Reach your homeownership goals

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

  • 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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