About hurstlending

Jay Hurst is a Residential Mortgage Loan Originator (NMLS# 323441), Real Estate Agent, and Financial Planner. He has founded multiple successful businesses in the mortgage lending space, and is dedicated to helping consumers avoid the red tape and limitations faced in working with larger lenders. Together with Mr. Bialek, Mr. Hurst has driven Hurst Lending’s niche loan program by identifying unmet market needs and identifying investors eager to help address them. Mr. Hurst is also the founder and President of Advanced Educators Financial LLC, a financial planning firm focused on the education marketplace. Education: Mr. Hurst holds a BBA in Finance from Texas A&M University.

Securing a Self-Employed Mortgage – Even with One Year of Tax Returns

Buying a house doesn't have to be difficult if you are recently self-employed! Remember when lenders offered “stated income loans” for self-employed borrowers?  Before the 2008 financial crisis, many lenders offered self-employed borrowers the ability to secure a loan with little or no proof of income. In the wake of the financial crisis, stated income [...]

By |2018-03-05T17:10:48+00:00June 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bang for Your Buck: Profitable Home Projects

Profitable Home Projects As homeowners, we’re fortunate enough to have a huge asset on our hands – our house! However, houses can also be incredibly costly if you skip essential repairs, or take on more than you can handle in terms of remodeling or projects. On the flip side, you can also add tremendous value to [...]

By |2018-02-28T21:02:54+00:00March 17th, 2016|Fun Posts|0 Comments

Saving for a College Fund: 3 Key Tips

Saving for College As a parent you want nothing more than for your children to be successful, and an early step on that path is getting a college education. A study from a few years ago found that folks who have a bachelor’s degree earn 84% more money in their lifetime than their high school diploma holding [...]

By |2018-03-07T20:28:35+00:00March 17th, 2016|General Finance|0 Comments

5 Brain Building Games

Keeping Your Brain Fit One of the most attractive and entertaining things on the internet are the seemingly endless array of games. Whether you’re a sucker for Candy Crush, poker, old school arcade games or slots, they’re all at your fingertips 24/7/365. Recently, a new genre of game has emerged in the past few [...]

By |2018-03-07T18:19:58+00:00March 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

In 300 Words or Less: Crowdfunding for Businesses

Is Crowdfunding Right for Your Business? In the past, ambitious entrepreneurs had to rely almost exclusively on their own money, traditional loans, or large investors in order to fund their start-ups. In the late 2000’s, companies offering a new form of initial investment started appearing. Leveraging small amounts of money from a large amount of [...]

By |2018-03-07T20:19:16+00:00March 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Things You Should Toss Right Now

Out With the Old Whether or not we admit it, we’ve all got a little pack rat in us. Whether it’s an old pair of shoes that we just can’t let go, or a collection of old VHS movies, or paperwork, it all takes up space. Furthermore, some of it is downright disgusting! Today we’re [...]

By |2018-03-07T18:52:34+00:00March 9th, 2016|Fun Posts|0 Comments

5 Ways to Up Your Credit Score

Give Your Credit Score a Boost Founding father Benjamin Franklin is credited with having said, “Nothing is certain except for death and taxes.” Well, if Franklin were alive today, he could add an ever-changing credit score to that list. Whether for better or worse, our credit scores follow us around for the entirety of our adult [...]

By |2018-03-07T19:03:30+00:00March 9th, 2016|General Finance|0 Comments