Buying and Financing Rental Property 2022 Event

July 2022 Lunch & Learn Event and Webinar for Realtors and Investors Working with home buyers searching for a new primary residence is a totally different game compared to working with investors and rental property.  Sure, there are similarities, but what want-to-be home owners care about is different than what an investor cares about.  Frankly,... Read More

Down Payment Assistance: An In Depth Look At The MSHDA Programs

May 2022 Lunch & Learn Event and Webinar What is MSHDA? MSHDA stands for Michigan State Housing Development Authority.    MSHDA's Homeownership division provides a number of different assistance programs for homebuyers.  MSHDA works with both first-time homebuyers and move-up buyers. Loan Programs Covered Here is a list of loan programs we will discuss.  During... Read More

Refinancing A MSHDA Loan

Can you refinance your MSHDA loan? We work with a lot of home buyers.  As time goes on things change in there lives and they often call in looking to refinance the original mortgage we did.  The question often comes up, can they refinance the MSHDA loan?  The simple answer is yes.  But lets take... 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

Waiting To Buy A Home Could Cost You

It's a crazy market out there!  With the surge in demand and lack of inventory finding the right home can be frustrating and take a lot of patients.  It can be easy for home buyers to throw in the towel and put off buying a home with the hopes things will get easier.  Don't assume... 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

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

Manufactured Home Loan Programs

Great news!  It keeps getting easier and easier to finance manufactured homes.  Here are four possible ways to finance manufactured homes! The basic programs that will work for manufactured homes are: FHA - 3.5% down FHA 203k Renovation - 3.5% down VA - 0 Down Conventional - 5% down Rural Development - 0 Down MSHDA... Read More

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

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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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