August 2022 Lunch & Learn / Webinar: Renovation Financing

Got Repairs?  Renovation Financing for FHA, RD, VA, & Conventional We LOVE reno loans!!!   Seriously most lenders run from houses in need of repairs.   We embrace them.    Over the last few years the number of renovation loans we have done has grown dramatically.  Given the state of the market we have been using these... 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

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

Restoring History with an FHA 203k Renovation Mortgage

This is a story of a home owner who purchased a home with extensive fire damage.  They brought this 1870's historic home back to life using a FHA 203k Renovation mortgage to complete all the needed repairs and more.  A piece of Kalamazoo, Michigan's history has been restored!... 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  Many Kalamazoo area home buyers have taken advantage of this program and used it to fix up outdated properties.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

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

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

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

Amerifirst Powersaver

Free Money!  Yeah I said it, there's not even much of a catch.  Here's the deal.  Amerifirst Home Mortgage energy improvement promotion.  The basic idea is that buyers taking out a FHA 203k renovation loan who make at least $3,500 in eligible energy efficient improvements to the home will then receive a lender credit towards closing... 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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