Home prices continue to skyrocket across the country, putting the American dream out of reach for many people. One solution to this price crunch is manufactured housing.
The Business Fame
Many Americans dream of someday owning their own home. Featured as our cover story of The Business Fame’s issue of “The Most Influential Businesswomen to Follow in 2021,” Laura Brandao, president of American Financial Resources, is passionate about helping bring families home, and empowering other women in the industry.
From purchase, refinance, and home construction options to financing for manufactured homes (including single wides), there are a wide variety of VA loan products to choose from. Check out more from eLEND in this article dedicated to facts about VA Loans.
“Manufactured homes can often cost less than renting while providing superior finish-outs to a comparably priced single-family stick-built home,” explains Bill Packer, EVP and COO of American Financial Resources, Inc.
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Looking to grow your business in 2021? Take advantage of the complimentary webinars offered by AFR Wholesale™ (live and on-demand) including topics such as Manufactured Housing, One-Time Close, and more.
Mortgage Women Magazine
January is National Mentoring Month, and a new year is the perfect time to explore the positive impact that mentoring can have. Whether you are the mentor or the mentee, there are a myriad of benefits. In fact, mentoring has proved so beneficial that 71 percent of Fortune 500 companies offer mentoring programs to their employees.
The Mortgage Reports
eLEND’s Vice President of Origination Christopher Guerin provides insights on this topic, including the differences between manufactured, modular and mobile homes.
Bill Packer, executive vice president and chief operations officer at American Financial Resources, said to be prepared to provide additional documentation. “If you’re considered self-employed, you will be asked to provide things beyond the standard pay stubs,” Packer said.
Mortgage Professional America
Despite the fact that the economy is in a challenging place right now, home purchases remain strong. With homes selling as soon as they are listed, this real estate market is the biggest selling market I’ve ever seen.
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced Bill Packer, COO and EVP of American Financial Resources, will be a Chair of the 2021 Residential Committee, along with three other leaders within the mortgage banking community.
AFR President Laura Brandao has joined 4 other Flying High: Female Leaders 2020! Read more about her accomplishments here…
Insights Success Magazine
Amidst the COVID 19 pandemic, the world is in great need of exceptional leaders who hold the potential to bring back businesses to their utmost stature. Insights Success admires such leaders and takes pride in featuring Laura in its special edition, “The 20 Most Inﬂuential Businesswomen to Follow in 2020.”
The COVID-19 pandemic could spark societal changes to how people work and live. Some experts are already predicting that urban residents will start moving farther away from city cores as work-from-home trends morph from temporary fixes to permanent arrangements.
Kinetic Spark Consulting
In this episode, Jen Du Plessis sits down with the president of American Financial Resources and founder of AFR Wholesale, Laura Brandao, to talk about mindset, positivity, and what we can do now.
American Financial Resources Inc. introduces Streamline Express, offering an expedited process and special pricing for eligible FHA refinances. The company saw the recent steep decline in interest rates as an opportunity to improve the refinance process.
Imagine being able to build a stronger book of business than ever before, simultaneously working more efficiently. Yes, it is possible, thanks to Laura Brandao, President and Partner at AFR Wholesale.
Mortgage Bankers Association
William Packer, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer with American Financial Resources Inc., Parsippany, N.J., said nearly everything the sector does for customers and internal teams changed due to the pandemic and will change again quickly.