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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

Renovation Mortgage 101 For Realtors In Kalamazoo

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... Read More

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.... Read More

Remodeling Impact Report

The National Association of Realtors recently published the 2015 Remodeling Impact Report  its definitely worth looking at.  The report ranks projects likely to increase value. Kitchen Renovation Bathroom Renovation New Master Suite New Wood Flooring Etc (see report) The report goes into a lot of detail including estimated costs and how much the value is increased. ... 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

Lender Panel Discussion – Follow Up

This event was held at The Greater Kalamazoo Association of Realtors on May 21st, 2015 Moderator:  Jeremy Drobeck, Amerifirst Home Mortgage Panelists: John Denny, Northpointe Bank Scott Cowherd, Kalamazoo Mortgage Steven Woloszyk, PrimeLending, A PlainsCapital Company Attendees learned about underwriting concerns, tools & tips for credit integrated disclosures coming Aug. 1st, red flag items, and... 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

Lender Panel Discussion

This event is going to be a ton of fun and great opportunity for real estate agents to bombard lenders with questions. Location Greater Kalamazoo Association of Realtors When: May 21st, 2015 Time: 8:30 - 10:00 Catered made to order omelets @ 8:30 - - Presentation @ 9:00 am Moderator:  Jeremy Drobeck, Amerifirst Home Mortgage... 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

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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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