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Austin Real Estate Daily is an online resource dedicated to giving the real estate industry a spot to find inspiration, compare investment strategies and stay updated with the community.

Search the Austin MLS – no registration required, free market statistics, and the truth about real estate without all the doom and gloom headlines.

The Real Estate Zone is a weekly radio show on News Radio KLBJ every Saturday from 3-4pm on 590am and simulcast at 99.7 FM – with additional podcast education in itunes!

Learn what you need to know about real estate and mortgage from industry specialists who have a combined experience of more than 25 years.  True insiders will share with you cutting-edge tips and techniques used in today’s roller-coaster market.

Don’t even think about buying tapes or books-the podcast itself is your textbook.  Join us in our itunes classroom

John McClellan NMLS# 207768-

You’ve heard of people who are passionate about their work, but have you ever imagined that someone could be sincerely excited and enthusiastic about mortgages and real estate?  If you are looking for a professional who figuratively eats, sleeps, and breathes real estate and real estate financing and is more than happy to tell you all about it, you’ve come to the right man—John McClellan.

John has nearly nineteen years’ experience in real estate and mortgages and has been consistently ranked by the Austin Business Journal as one of the top ten mortgage brokers in Central Texas.  John is involved in both the broker side and the banking side of mortgages and handles hundreds of various types of transactions each year—experience that gives him both a unique insight about the inner workings of the mortgage industry and the expertise to advise and counsel his clients about the loans best tailored to meet their individual needs.  He specializes in all types of residential financing—FHA loans, VA loans, conventional loans, USDA loans, and investment homes.

A branch manager of Supreme Lending (NMLS #2129), John has both in-house underwriting and closing departments.  Supreme Lending, a full-service mortgage bank, has its corporate offices in Dallas and branch offices in Houston, San Antonio, and Austin and operates in 44 other states.  They fund more than $2½ billion yearly in residential mortgage loans. Click here to review Supreme Lending Required Disclaimers

Supreme Lending’s goal is both to assist partners and clients as they thoroughly educate themselves about today’s ever-changing mortgage and real estate market and to guide them in making informed, wise decisions about mortgage transactions.  To achieve this goal John, along with his team, hosts a weekly radio show about mortgages and real estate, provides instructional packages in podcast format, contributes informative articles in notable professional publications, and develops and teaches classes to assist and educate realtors:

“The Real Estate Zone” radio show – John and co-host Kevin Brown focus not only on the mortgage industry but also on wide-ranging topics about the Central Texas real estate market in general with an emphasis on educating listeners and presenting unique strategies for different market environments.  Airing every Saturday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Newsradio KLBJ, 590 AM and 99.7 FM, “The Real Estate Zone” features various segments, including The Mortgage Manager, an informative and instructive look at how managing a client’s mortgage over its life can save him thousands of dollars; The Consumer Credit Corner, which offers secrets about how to improve and keep credit scores high; and Be a Flipper, not a Flopper, which provides sound advice to investors who flip homes.

Podcast education in iTunes – Participants can learn what they need to know about mortgages and real estate from industry specialists who have a combined experience of more than 30 years.  These specialists share cutting-edge tips and techniques used in today’s roller-coaster market.  A special aspect is that the podcast itself is the textbook.  John’s segment is one of the most highly rated real estate podcasts on iTunes, with more than 200,000 downloads to date.

Informative articles in notable professional publications – John’s articles are featured in Realty Line, Business District Magazine, and Austin Real Estate Daily.  Titles of his recent articles include “The Great Mortgage Meltdown”; “The Borrower, the Banker, and the Vote”; “The Truth about Central Texas Real Estate”; “Real Estate Market Watch The decline of subprime and its effect on Austin’s real estate market”; “How USDA Loans Saved the Market”; “What Does the FHFA Takeover of Fannie and Freddie Mean to You?”; “The End of Seller-Funded Down-Payment Assistance and other things politicians forgot to tell you about the new housing bill”; “Credit Scores . . . Important?  Yes, more than ever!”; “Dogs and Cats Living Together—mass hysteria Where is real estate headed?  Why?”; and “The Real Estate Roller Coaster When to buy and when to sell:  A real estate investor’s guide to market timing.”  John has been interviewed and showcased on Fox 7 News, on KVUE News, and in the Austin American-Statesman.

Classes to assist in educating realtors – John has conceived, developed, and taught classes on FHA loans, USDA loans, marketing, understanding the market, and how to be a flipper, not a flopper.  He has made hundreds of presentations to classes of 25-100 participants, both realtors and clients, who have enthusiastically endorsed these classes as not only educational but also practically helpful to them.

A native of Central Texas and living most of his life in Austin, John McClellan is married to the former Laura Mendleson, a Texas educator who has lived in Austin since 1982.  They have two children, Emma and Noah, and are actively involved in their church and their children’s schooling and activities.  John, an ardent football fan, enjoys astronomy, golf, scuba diving, photography, and family vacations.

Anyone who has had the good fortune to spend even a few moments discussing mortgages and real estate with John can see his obvious passion and enthusiasm, and John’s commitment to his clients is legendary.  When you want a dedicated professional mortgage expert, you want John McClellan on your team.  Contact John at 512-279-1150 or at John.McClellan@supremelending.com.


Kevin Bown – Born and raised in Austin, Kevin Bown knows the city backwards and forwards. Having lived South, North and in-between, he can share his first hand experiences with clients and agents alike. Now in his 16th year in real estate, Kevin is leading a team of over 20 agents. “I love to have my fingers on the pulse of this City”, says Kevin. “I’m in a unique position to interact with the town that I love on a personal level. It’s like the city is alive, the way that it grows and develops. I get to be part of that.” Kevin has been the Broker for 12 Rivers Realty for 2 years now. “It’s a smaller office that offers an incredibly high level of service to our clients”. “We have committed to understand real estate as an investment, so that we can assist our clients in making their ownership experiences profitable.” Kevin adds, “Most of our agents are investors themselves. We practice what we preach.” Kevin has co-hosted the weekly radio show saturday’s from 3-4pm on 590am and 99.7FM “The Real Estate Zone”is another way Kevin gets to interact with the city he loves, “it is a call-in show, so we really do get to have feedback and interaction with listeners across central Texas.” It has been said that real estate is “local” – Whether you need real estate advise, or just a restaurant tip, Kevin is just about as local as you can get. Kevin Bown; Twelve Rivers Realty 116 W. 5th St., Austin, Tx. 78701 (512) 658-2419 (512) 346-4873 fax

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