Know Your Listing & How It Can Be Financed

March 2022 Lunch & Learn Event Taking On An Outside Of The Box Listing? Working as a real estate agent you are bound to come across some unique properties.  Financing for those unique properties can be a challenge.  It's best to identify possible problems and come up with a game plan before the listing goes... Read More

2022 Webinar and Live Event Calendar

Each year we try and bring relevant education topics to real estate professions.   Below you will find a list of the topics we plan to cover and dates for each.  For each topic we are offering a Live event at the Greater Kalamazoo Association of Realtors and a Zoom Webinar on the same topic the... Read More

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... Read More

August Changes – TRID

Big scary changes coming in August 2015 to the real estate industry - NOT! - What is TRID? Did you hear?  TILA RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule or TRID will be here August 2015.  There are some different in's and outs to the rule but the jist of it is that disclosure of figures has to... Read More

Agent Admin Fees – Rural Development

Update!!!!! If you have seen some of the other information I put out on this in recent month then you know that RD no longer allows Real Estate Agent Admin fees (just like the VA). In the guidelines that had been published RD simply said it’s not an allowable fee.  Good news for agents we... Read More

FHA vs 3% down Conventional

Great News! I love saying that because it seems over the last five or six years everything's been, heads up this bad thing is happening.  Not this time, there are two changes that are great news for the housing market.  Conventional 3% down is back & FHA has reduced there monthly mortgage insurance!  Let me... Read More

Rural Development Guideline Changes

So maybe you heard rumblings of something happening at RD.  Well there certainly are changes being made.  Some positive some not so great.  First off lets talk about timing.  RD is not out of money, for the last week of November they are not accepting application, but that's not so bad, they anticipate being caught... Read More

GKAR Tax Appeal Meeting

On January 22nd at the Greater Kalamazoo Association of REALTORS® will be hosting a presentation by Alan C. Jeffries from Advanced Property Tax Services. Mr. Jeffries will talk about why you would and/or should appeal your property tax, how to appeal and the process involved.  This is sure to be a great event.  I've personally used... Read More

Mortgage Insurance Comparison

I was going over loan options with a home buyer the other day and realized that we spend a lot of time talking about mortgage insurance and when comparing loan programs for people the cost of the PMI really comes into play.  When I sat down to make this video I was simply going to... Read More

City of Kalamazoo Housing Code Changes

To All The Landlords & Want to be Landlords Out There! Owning rental property in the City of Kalamazoo can be tough.  Trust me I know first hand everything you have to go thru.  Not only do you have all the rigors of being a landlord like tenant screening, repairs, & yes the occasional eviction. ... Read More

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November Lunch and Learn / Webinar: Low Down Payment Options For Home Buyers

Money, Money, Money, Money

One of the biggest myths out there is that you need a bunch of money to buy a house.  That’s simply not true.  There are a number of No and Low down payment options for home buyers.  On top of that you don’t have to be a first time home buyer to access many of those programs.    During our next lunch and learn we will cover all the different options out there for buyers looking to minimize their down payment.  Over the last couple years its been harder to get a lot of these types of offers accepted.  However, with the market going back to a much more “normal” state it’s not nearly as hard as it was just a few short months ago.  This is the perfect time for Realtors to reconnect with their past customers and get back out there looking.   Come check out this lunch and learn and get a refresh course on low down payment options for buyers!

Hot Topics We Will Cover

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