First Houston announces new affiliate branch MortgagePress.comMid America Mortgage Consultants, loan pricing, cohesive paperless lending platform First Houston Mortgage Ltd. announced the addition of Mid America Mortgage Consultants as its newest affiliate branch. As an addition to First Houston, Mid America Mortgage Consultants is provided with full access to First Houston's enhanced loan pricing, cohesive paperless lending platform; complete in-house underwriting system; and its offshore facility in India, which offers additional loan processing support. "Being an affiliate of First Houston's better enables us to focus on originating more loans by reducing time-intensive, back-office activities that overwhelm most lenders," said Garret Knox, branch manager of Mid America Mortgage Consultants. Houston-based First Houston Mortgage Ltd. is a mortgage-banking firm licensed in 20 states. For more information, call (877) 232-2461 or visit www.firsthouston.com. St. Louis-based Mid America Mortgage Consultants is a mortgage lender servicing Missouri. For more information, call (636) 529-9300 or visit missourimtg.com.