Michigan State Housing Development Authority recognizes Amerifirst for fifth straight year
KALAMAZOO, MI (January 23, 2019) - Amerifirst Home Mortgage learned today that it was named a top producing lender in the state of Michigan for 2018 by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA).
MSHDA partners with lenders like Amerifirst to provide financial and technical assistance to Michigan residents so that they can secure decent, safe, and affordable housing. Today it released a Homeownership Special Announcement naming the top ten Michigan lenders that states, “Because of your commitment to affordable housing solutions, we were able to help 4,057 families attain their dream of homeownership.”
Amerifirst was named the #2 top producing MSHDA lender in Michigan for 2018.
The Announcement stated that 2018 was the most successful year in the organization’s 52-year history and that the number of loans funded reflects an 82 percent increase over 2017. This is the fifth consecutive year that Amerifirst has been recognized as a top producer by MSHDA. In 2016, the 35-year-old independent mortgage company was named the top producing MSHDA lender in the state.
MSHDA also announced its select group of Top Producing Loan Officers for 2018, which includes three Amerifirst Loan Officers. They are:
Central Region and Upper Peninsula: April Bynum, Mark Bynum
West Region: Steve Cartwright
“It’s an honor to partner with an organization like MSHDA and work together to help homebuyers overcome obstacles and achieve the American dream of homeownership,” said Steve Cartwright, loan officer with the Kalamazoo Branch. “Many homebuyers struggle to save the funds for a down payment and it is great to have these programs as viable options for our customers, especially first-time homebuyers.”
In addition, Amerifirst was recognized as a top MSHDA Mortgage Credit Certificate Issuing Lender for 2018. This program allows borrowers to credit 20% of their mortgage interest each year on federal taxes for the life of their mortgage.
Amerifirst employs over 700 team members and provides home financing opportunities for thousands of families each year, especially in rural and underserved communities and among first-time homebuyers. It operates in branches across a dozen states throughout the U.S. and is recognized by Inc. 5000 for its 78 percent growth over a three-year period. Amerifirst is a division of Amerifirst Financial Corp.