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The AmeriFirst Newsroom

Genworth Financial Awards AmeriFirst Home Mortgage with Quality Distinction

Posted by Dan Moyle on Tue, Jan 26, 2016

Sandra Rhadigan with Genworth Financial's mortgage insurance division today awarded AmeriFirst Home Mortgage with a top-tier lender distinction. With a portfolio of approximately 3200 lenders, Genworth works with a large portion of the industry. 


(L-R) Sheila Strong, Sandra Cartwright, Angela Young, Alan Holsztynski of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage accept the award from Sandra Rhadigan of Genworth

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Topics: AmeriFirst Newsroom

Helping Our Neighbors: The Flint Water Crisis

Posted by Dan Moyle on Fri, Jan 22, 2016

You've seen the headlines. You 've seen the social media posts. You most likely know the story: Flint, Michigan is experiencing a terrible situation right now. The drinking water in Flint, which used to be piped in from Detroit at a great expense, was switched to a local source and treated by a local water treatment facility. The water treatment didn’t work correctly, and caused the water to become tainted and caustic to the pipes in many homes. All of this lead to a dangerous situation: high lead in the drinking water.

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Topics: AmeriFirst Community

Is the Housing Market Ready for a Resurgence in 2016?

Posted by Mark A. Jones on Thu, Jan 21, 2016

Predicting the future is a tricky buisness. However, understanding trends and market conditions CAN help understand where we are today, while offering a bit of an idea about what to expect as the calendar year unfolds. I'm always interested in where we seem to be headed. Whether it's understanding the housing market to better help AmeriFirst Home Mortgage serve our communities or it's helping to prepare our staff for the coming year, following housing market trends is a big part of my day.

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Topics: housing market trends, Presidents Platform

Continuing Ed for Cincinnati Realtors: Grow Your Business with Renovation Mortgages

Posted by Joe Daly on Tue, Dec 1, 2015

If you're tired of skipping those hard-to-sell listings like other agents in your area and losing out on deals, what would you say if you had the tools to help sell the vision of the perfect home to your buyers? That's the idea behind renovation loans like FHA 203k and HomeStyle Renovation. That's also the idea behind this continuing education course!

Related: The FHA 203k Can Save Realtors® Gas Money

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Topics: AmeriFirst Newsroom, renovation mortgage, Realtors

Tinley Park Continuing Education for Realtors: Renovation Mortgages 101

Posted by Joe Daly on Wed, Nov 4, 2015

Tinley Park Realtors, it's time to find Continuing Education that actually makes a difference to your business! Join us Wednesday, November 11 for a whirlwind class on Renovation Mortgages. We'll look at how those tough-to-sell fixer-upper listings can actually be a winning niche for you. 

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Topics: HomeStyle Renovation, FHA 203k, renovation mortgage, Realtors

Renovation Mortgage 101 Comes to Northwest Chicago November 10, 2016

Posted by Joe Daly on Mon, Nov 2, 2015

Rather than skip those hard-to-sell listings like other agents in your area, what if you had the tools to help sell the vision of the perfect home to your buyers? That's the idea behind renovation loans like FHA 203k and HomeStyle Renovation. That's also the idea behind this continuing education course!

Related: The FHA 203k Can Save Realtors Gas Money

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Topics: HomeStyle Renovation, FHA 203k, renovation mortgage, Realtors

Renovation Mortgages 101 Lexington Class November 6, 2015

Posted by Joe Daly on Fri, Oct 30, 2015

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Topics: HomeStyle Renovation, AmeriFirst Newsroom, FHA 203k, renovation mortgage, Realtors

Chicago REALTORS: Renovation Mortgages 101 Earns You CE Credits October 7, 2015

Posted by Joe Daly on Tue, Sep 22, 2015

From FHA 203k to PowerSaver to HomeStyle Renovation, do you know what Chicago-area home buyers have as mortgage options for homes in need of a little TLC? 

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Topics: HomeStyle Renovation, FHA 203k, renovation mortgage, Realtors

AmeriFirst Home Mortgage Tops Inc. “Fastest Growing List” 4 Years Running

Posted by Dan Moyle on Mon, Aug 31, 2015

For the 4th consecutive year, Kalamazoo-based AmeriFirst Home Mortgage (a division of AmeriFirst Financial Corp.) has made it onto the Inc. Magazine Fastest Growing Private Companies list. With 3-year growth of 137% and 161 jobs added over the previous year, AmeriFirst comes in at #2672 out of 5000 companies nationwide.

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AmeriFirst Home Mortgage Tops the List for FHA Lenders

Posted by Dan Moyle on Mon, Aug 24, 2015

In our home town of Kalamazoo, no one handles more FHA loans than AmeriFirst Home Mortgage. With more than 200 FHA loans between May 1, 2013 and April 30, 2015, AmeriFirst has helped more local families find their dream homes than any other lender in town. Take a look at the chart below.

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Topics: AmeriFirst Newsroom, FHA Loans

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Mike Mankerian Joins Forces with AmeriFirst Home Mortgage 

Alan Holsztynski joins AmeriFirst Home Mortgage as CIO

Top 10 USDA Rural Development Originator: Coley Rau Honored by
Scotsman Guide

AmeriFirst Home Mortgage Named HUD's #1 PowerSaver Title II Lender

Top FHA 203(k) Lenders

Continued Growth in a Volatile Market: AmeriFirst Lands on Inc. 5000 List for Third Consecutive Year

AmeriFirst Home Mortgage Expands and Moves to Trade Centre Way 

AmeriFirst Home Mortgage Congratulates "101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For" winners 

West Cetnral Ohio REALTORS® Earn CE Credits with Renovation Mortgages 101

AmeriFirst Home Mortgage Tops List of FHA 203k Lenders

PowerSaver: Helping Home Buyers Go Green and Receive Green at AmeriFirst Home Mortgage

AmeriFirst Home Mortgage Tops List of USDA Rural Development Lenders

AmeriFirst Home Mortgage Repeats Inc 5000 Accomplishment

AmeriFirst Home Mortgage President Meets with FHA Comssioner to Discuss Home Buyer Needs

USDA Rural Development Helps Thousands of Home Buyers

Renovation Mortgage CE Class for Realtors in Troy, Ohio

AmeriFirst Joins KVets & Supporters to Sponsor the Michigan Premier of Honor Flight the Movie

Hale Michigan Real Estate Class for Realtors

Homeowners and First Time Home Buyers Seminar

Dayton, Ohio Realtors Get Education Credits with 203k Loan Course

Cincinnati Realtors Expand Education with FHA 203k

Columbus Ohio REALTORS Get CE Credit on FHA 203k

Inc. Magazine Honors AmeriFirst Home Mortgage with Hire Power Award

FHA 203k Course for Realtors Near Mt Juliet Tennessee

Tennessee Realtors Offered CE Credits for FHA 203k Class

AmeriFirst Honored with Inc. 500|5000 Recognition

US Government Agency Rewards Responsible Michigan Homeowners

HubSpot Features AmeriFirst Success Story

Local Servicing Means Local Solutions for Homeowners

Now Hiring: Loan Processor

AmeriFirst Home Mortgage Among Top FHA 203k Lenders in America

AmeriFirst Home Mortgage Works with GCC Servicing Systems to Service Mortgage Loans

March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction Kalamazoo Sponsorship

AmeriFirst and Coalition for Sensible Housing Policy Say No to QRM Rule

HomePath Lending Now an Option at AmeriFirst

Kalamazoo is Proud of Derek Jeter on 3000 Hits

Making a Difference Through Mentoring

AmeriFirst Leading Michigan Lender for Rural Development

Free eBook Helps Home Buyers Get Mortgage-Ready Credit

Local Lender Offers But Loan

QRM Rule May Decimate Recovering Housing Market

AmeriFirst Partners with GKAR for Market Conditions Seminar

Coldwater Realtors Earn CE Credit with 203k Seminar

Realtors Offered CE Course on FHA 203k in Kalamazoo

Save the Tennessee Housing Market: A 203k Seminar

Continuing Education for Battle Creek Realtors: FHA 203k (flyer)

Nashville Area CE Course for 203k (flyer)

FHA 203k CE Course for Realtors May 19 (flyer)

AmeriFirst Website Linked to False Report

Protecting Our Reputation: Battling Ripoff Report

FHA 203k Specialist Joe Daly

FHA 203k Specialist in North Carolina: Kay Taffer

Royal Wedding Gift: A Mortgage Fit for a King

AmeriFirst to Attend Old House Expo in Grand Rapids, Michigan