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AFR Named a 5-Star Wholesale Lender

September 16, 2021

Mortgage Professional America

Who are the wholesale lenders that provided top-notch customer service, showcased great innovation in technology and software, and impressed originators with their breadth of product offerings and in a host of other areas amid challenging times? AFR has been named a 5-star wholesale lender!

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The Time to Teach Has Arrived – by Laura Brandao

September 9, 2021

Scotsman Guide

The pandemic has exposed the need for experienced, educated mortgage originators — as well as processors, underwriters and other operational team members — to handle the swell in business driven by the historically low interest rate environment.

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Laura Brandao to speak at HW Annual Sept. 27-28

September 7, 2021

HousingWire

One of the biggest challenges facing the mortgage industry is increasing homeownership in underserved communities. To discuss some of these challenges and potential solutions, HousingWire invited Laura Brandao, president and partner of American Financial Resources, to participate in the Expanding Homeownership panel at HW Annual on Sept. 27-28.

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Chattel manufactured homes found to refi far less often than mortgages

June 3, 2021

National Mortgage News

“Manufactured housing is becoming an increasingly viable option for middle-income families, due to the lack of affordable housing inventory,” writes Laura Brandao, president of mortgage lender American Financial Resources, in an email. “On any given day more than half of our pipeline is loans being processed for manufactured homes.” (Manufactured housing has been a specialty of AFR’s so its volume is particularly high.)

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AFR offers variety of VA loans

May 26, 2021

Rob Chrisman's Daily News & Commentary

In honor of Military Appreciation Month and Memorial Day, AFR Wholesale would like to remind you of the wide variety of VA loans it offers, with amazing benefits! Backed by the Department of Veterans Affairs, VA loans can provide up to 100% financing, low interest rates and fixed payments.

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AFR Reinstates Its Conventional OTC

April 23, 2021

National Mortgage Professional

Rounding out AFR’s comprehensive suite of OTC financing, Conventional OTC allows qualified home buyers to secure loans that combine the cost of home construction, lot purchase or land payoff, and permanent mortgage loan into a single closing, according to a press release.

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American Financial Resources brings back one-time close loans

Mortgage Professional America

American Financial Resources (AFR) has brought back its conventional one-time close (OTC) financing, which allows qualified borrowers to secure loans that combine the cost of home construction, lot purchase or land payoff, and permanent mortgage loan into a single closing.

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Manufactured homes get a boost as inventory crisis persists

March 24, 2021

National Mortgage News

AFR President Laura Brandao as quoted in this article, “At AFR, we’ve seen an increase of more than 10% in loan volume specifically for manufactured homes, year over year, for the last two years,” said President Laura Brandao in an email.

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AFR Adds New Loans for Singlewides as Manufactured Home Options Grow

March 10, 2021

National Mortgage News

American Financial Resources on Tuesday announced it added conventional financing for a particularly small and affordable type of manufactured home that could be used to help address inventory shortages in the market. As one of the few mortgage firms that finances singlewides, AFR’s decision to offer the product will lend momentum to major government-sponsored loan buyers’ efforts to expand their manufactured housing programs.

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Factory Savings – By Bill Packer

March 1, 2021

Scotsman Guide

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.

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Helping Bring Families Home

February 24, 2021

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.

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6 Facts About VA Loans That You May Not Know – eLEND

February 9, 2021

Redfin

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.

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