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Wednesday, 07 June 2017 14:53

We Are Number One !!!!

In celebration of National Homeownership Month the USDA's Acting State Director for Michigan announced the top 10 rural development lenders in Michigan.  We are proud to say that again for 2016 Amerifirst Home Mortgage is number one!  In fact Amerifirst had a 16% market share for the program in 2016.  The second lender on the list pulled a meer 5.7% market share.   Simply put Amerifirst dominated the Michigan market with this program!   The…
Thursday, 16 March 2017 14:57

HUD Homes Lunch n' Learn

We will be putting on a lunch n' learn event at the Greater Kalamazoo Association of Realtors! If you are interested in learning more about HUD Homes and all the unique things that come with them this is a must attend event.  Some of the items covered will be: Loan program options Special $100 down FHA financing FHA 203b with a repair escrow FHA 203k Renovation loans The HUD lead based paint process How to…
Thursday, 03 November 2016 14:19

2016 USDA / Rural Development Changes!

HUGE Announcement!!!! The USDA made some major improvements to the Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program also know as a Rural Development loan.  The upfront guarantee fee changed from 2.75% to 1% of the loan amount and the annual fee changed from .5% to .35% of the average scheduled unpaid principal balance for the life of the loan.  What's that mean????  Here is a 150,000 example:   Old Program New Program Upfront Fee $ 4,241.63…
Tuesday, 08 November 2016 19:13

$100 Down FHA Financing!

Great News! Effective Oct. 1, 2016 HUD homes financed with FHA-insured financing are eligible to be purchased with only $100 down.  This sales incentive is for properties in Michigan and Ohio.  You can get a list of HUD homes for sale in your area at HudHomeStore.com or give me a jingle and I will hook you up with a local Real Estate agent that can get you into the homes.  We can use this program…
Thursday, 03 November 2016 19:40

Kalamazoo Community Coming Together

This is a heart touching story of a number of local businesses including AmeriFirst Home Mortgage coming together to help some of my buyers.  It was wonderful to be involved with this project and the family certainly deserved everything that was given to them. 
Friday, 28 October 2016 19:16

Allegan County News Interview

I was recently interviewed by the Allegan County News for an article entitled "FEMA Flood Map Work Might Hit Your Wallet" the article was spot on and went into some great points about home potential changes could affect home owners if there properties were moved into the "Flood Plain".  If you a curious how close your property is to a flood zone now you can look it up here on FEMA's website. Take a quick…
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 12:14

WKZO Interview

I recently did a short interview on a local Kalamazoo Radio Station.  The interview was with host and long time real estate agent David Howard from Century 21 C. Howard.  Some of the questions answered were about low down payment loan program options.     Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mpeg
Tuesday, 15 March 2016 12:38

203k Renovation Mortgage

The FHA 203k home improvement loan is one option for today's home buyer.  It allows all sorts or repairs and upgrades to be financed into the mortgage.  Best of all it keeps the down payment low.  Many Kalamazoo area home buyers have taken advantage of this program and used it to fix up outdated properties.  We also have a special incentive for buyers looking to do energy star improvements to the home Check it out!
Real estate agents and licensed Realtors® in the greater Kalamazoo area can earn continuing education credits while learning about a great financing option for home buyers. Today's housing market is full of fixer uppers, bank-owned (and vacant) homes and other problem-listings. The FHA 203k home improvement loan is one option for today's home buyer. Thursday, February 25th, 2016 real estate professionals will hear from national renovation lending expert Joseph P Daly on how to put…
Monday, 11 January 2016 19:31

GKAR Lender Panel Discussion 2016

January 21st at the Greater Kalamazoo Association of Realtors, come check out our lender panel discussion.  This is a great opportunity for real estate agents to learn more about TRID, recent FHA changes, and more.  Breakfast is at 8:30 am followed by a 9:00 am program.  
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