Lending tree is good for those who have climbed the tree of mortgages before.
I would strongly advise using someone in Louisiana who understands and works in our special market.
Email me and I can forward a few people we have worked with who can lead you in the right direction.
Mortgage companies you should look at are Regions Mortgage, (not the bank), Gulf Coast Bank, Iberia Bank for starters.
The number 1 thing to know is your credit score, your cash flow...and figure out what is your net worth.