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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.... Read More

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  Many Kalamazoo area home buyers have taken advantage of this program and used it to fix up outdated properties.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... Read More

USDA Rural Development – Zero Down!

With the USDA Rural Development option, you can borrow 100% of the appraised value. This means you don't need to come up with the down payment. In fact, you can actually borrow 2% more than the appraised value, and use the extra to make some light repairs or home improvements. The main requirement for a... 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

Need Your Help Building “The Bar”!

YTD Dollar Amount Of Repairs Completed:  $167,481.10 It seems that now days appraiser required repairs are almost the norm.  Looking back at the loans my team closed so far in 2014 over 40% had one repair or another required by the appraiser.  There is a misnomer out that that conventional financing is some how shielded... 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

Completed Repairs

2014 Dollar Amount Of Repairs Completed:  $179,425.10 It seems that now days appraiser required repairs are almost the norm.  Looking back at the loans my team closed in 2014 over 33% had one repair or another required by the appraiser that couldn't be completed prior to closing.  There is a misnomer out there that conventional... Read More

Homepath Financing Elimination

Fannie Mae has announced the discountinuance of special financing options for properties listed for sale at www.homepath.com.  More specifically the homepath financing and homepath renovation financing products for both home buyers and investors.  In order to take advantage of these programs with the current enhancements there must be a fully executed purchase contract dated on or... Read More

Title Problems With Tax Auction Properties

When it comes to tax foreclosures real estate investor can find some great buys.  However often investors go in blind and don't find out about a major pitfall with tax sales until they go to resell the home.  In a previous post we did about the tax auction we explain the basic process of how to acquire... Read More

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June Lunch and Learn: HUD Homes - Financing & Repair Options

Unlock the Potential of HUD Homes: Financing & Repair Solutions for Real Estate Agents (June 6th)!

Are you looking to expand your inventory and help more clients achieve homeownership? Join us for a special event focused on HUD Homes: Financing and Repair Options! This informative session, designed specifically for real estate agents, will equip you with the knowledge and tools to confidently navigate the world of HUD Homes and empower your clients on their real estate journey.

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