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

Renovation Lending Event For Realtors: 2/17/2022

Having Trouble Getting FHA, RD, and VA Offers Accepted? Your Clients Have Options! Do you have Sellers not willing or unable to do repairs? Are your Buyers frustrated with Cash and Conventional only listings? Unsure about accepting renovation financing offers in this sensitive market? Did you know there are Renovation Loans available with FHA, USDA/RD,... Read More

Maximum Loan Limits Increase Nationwide

Most of the loans done in the United States end up with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, or The Federal Housing Administration (FHA).  All three agencies have Maximum Loan Limits, meaning that regardless of someone's qualification there is a cap on the loan amount.  Over the last few days all three announced increases to those limits. ... Read More

Buying and Financing HUD Homes

Simply Put We LOVE Financing HUD Homes! HUD homes are foreclosed homes.  They are homes that the previous owner took out a FHA loan and were subsequently foreclosed on.  HUD/FHA then takes those homes and resells them.  Not only are HUD homes listed for sale on the local MLS but they are also listed for... Read More

Home Renovation Loan Process

Since COVID hit, the housing market has been crazy!  With housing in high demand, the competition is getting tough out there.  Buyers are looking for alternative ways to buy a home and many have turned to renovation financing.  In fact, our renovation volume has tripled so far in 2021.  There are a number of reasons... Read More

Understanding Property Tax Increases

Many home buyers have been facing a very challenging market over the past few years. The current supply of homes on the market just can’t keep up with the huge demand out there. It’s not uncommon for a home to come on the market and be sold in a matter of days after receiving multiple... Read More

Shop Talk – Webinar Series For Realtors

WOOOHOOO!  I'm so happy to hear Realtors are back to work!!!   Do you miss our Lunch & Learn events? Well, so do we and with the current situation, communication with you, our business associate, has never been more important. That is why we would like to introduce you to SHOP TALK! Please join us on Wednesday... Read More

Your Buyers Are Our Priority

Hey Realtors!!! If you haven’t heard rates are down, way down. . .   Refinance transactions are going crazy and lenders are getting back logged.  In light of the recent market and the surge in refinance business we have made some changes. Purchase have been and always will be our priority.   I've tweaked my systems and changed... Read More

Lunch & Learn : Financing Investment Properties

Date: March 18, 2020 Time: 12:30pm to 2pm Location: GKAR - Greater Kalamazoo Association of Realtors 5830 Venture Park Drive Kalamazoo, MI 49009 Do you have clients interested in purchasing rental or investment properties? Would you like to have more information for them? Please join us for an informative look at the options available for... Read More

Lunch & Learn : Appraisals – Understanding the Residential Appraisal

We have an event coming up on July 16th 2019 at 12:30 at the Greater Kalamazoo Association of Realtors.    Join us for an informative look to better understand the analysis of real property and the residential appraisal process.  We will cover things like property condition, required repairs, how to comp properties, and the appraisal... 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!

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