We Work Hard

So You Don’t Have To

(We also don’t take ourselves too seriously)


Nathan Rice

Acquisitions Manager

When I was a teen, my neighbor went through some rough times after a divorce. At the end of it, she ended up keeping the house they lived in.

And then the real estate market crashed.

During the recession she found herself in an even tougher spot when her Adjustable Rate Mortgage rate increased. It wasn’t long before she realized she wasn’t going to be able to afford her mortgage payments. Her standard of living decreased in the blink of an eye and on top of it all – she didn’t know who to turn to for help.

Years later, I would find myself reading Rich Dad Poor Dad. That book changed how I look at time, money and investing.

I decided that I’d take charge of my financial future and help others who’ve experienced hardships like my neighbor.

We’re committed to working with clients who find themselves in desperate positions and, like my neighbor, don’t know who to turn to.

With our knowledge, expertise and relationships with our Central Texas community, we’re able to help people get out from under a financially stressful situation.

It’s a great feeling to know you’re someone’s lifesaver during a difficult time in their life. The more people we can help, the more we can do to improve our neighborhoods and our economy.

We hope you’ll let us help you or someone you know.


Nathan Rice, Zippy Home Buyer Founder


Julie Mendez

Marketing Manager

Julie Mendez is a designer, real estate investor, thinker, leader and visionary. Her educational background and military experience allow her to apply strategic thinking and problem solving skills across industries, focusing on real estate investments and graphic design. She has a passion for helping others; she values the commitment of hard working families and understands that things don’t always go as planned. Julie likes to be a helping hand and a valuable resource for those struggling with their property.

In her spare time you can find Julie visiting the latest art exhibit, strolling through the flea market looking for hidden treasures, walking her dogs Cookie and Mili, reading a tech magazine, or working away at a coffee shop.  If all else fails, you will find her in the kitchen cooking Mexican food while enjoying a glass (or two) of Zinfandel wine from her hometown of Lodi, CA.



Master Negotiator

There is no doubt that Cookie will melt your heart. She has been described as “an ugly dog that is the cutest thing ever.”  No matter where she goes, or whom she meets, she gains new fans with every encounter. Cookie is a long haired Chihuahua with the reflexes of a ninja. Don’t be fooled by her cuteness.

Cookie’s primary role at Zippy Home Buyer is to use her fluffy white mane to charm her way into your heart. Cookie spends her time begging to be played with, sleeping, eating anything that falls on the floor, pretending to run as fast as Mili, going for walks, and sitting on your lap.


Chief Door Knocker

Mili has been in the Zippy Home Buyer family for eight years. Her primary role at Zippy Home Buyer is to look cute while we conduct door to door knocking adventures. If you see Mili walking the streets of your neighborhood, be sure to say hello!

In her spare time Mili likes to get rubbed on the head, sleep, bark, eat, sniff her butt, and stick her head out of the car window during car rides.