Eric De Loss, Residential Loan Originator, First Home Bank

by Kerrie Kennedy

Where did you grow up? I grew up in the far north suburbs of the Houston area.
What was your most interesting job before going into lending? I was a contract coordinator.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? When stressed, I will relax through exercise.
If you could meet any well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? I would love to have met the author Kurt Vonnegut to get to talk about how he developed his stories and characters.
Where is Houston’s best-kept secret? Houston’ s best-keep secret has to be the Rothko Chapel.
What do you love most about the industry? The best part of this industry is partnering with great people.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job? One of the most challenging aspects of the lending industry is ensuring that you are up to date on rules and regulations.
What are you binge-watching/reading/listening to lately? The podcast “Business Wars” has captured my interest lately.
What’s your favorite meal in Houston? Grabbing a gyro sandwich from Niko Niko’s Greek & American Cafe is a must for me while runnig around Houston.
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Houston? The Chapel of St. Basil on the campus of the University of St. Thomas.
What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you on the job? The weirdest thing to happen to me on the job is having my 4th grader attending school virtually and working alongside me during the pandemic.
What’s one thing people might be surprised to learn about you? I love to play video games with my kids.
What’s your favorite vacation spot and why? Belgium or the Texas hill country
In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the lending industry? My best advice is to research, plan and execute.

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