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What Should Tech Do For You?

October 1, 2019

Scotsman Guide

AFR COO Bill Packer explains that in an increasingly digital world, one of the best investments that lenders can make is in technology. This includes providing a menu of tools to support their originator partners, so they can find the right solutions for their clients.

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Assemble the American Dream – Bill Packer

September 5, 2019

Scotsman Guide

As more and more families opt to build their American dream this way, learning the financing options to fund these construction-to-permanent manufactured homes may become a prerequisite for building your business as a mortgage originator.

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If you’re thinking about a Renovation Loan, it makes sense to partner with AFR

August 15, 2019

Rob Chrisman's Daily Mortgage News & Commentary

If you’re thinking about a Renovation Loan, it makes sense to partner with a trusted expert like AFR Wholesale! AFR’s Renovation Portal not only provides AFR’s lending partners with the ability to view loan activity throughout the loan origination cycle, its partners can also view progress on the project even after the loan has closed.

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AFR’s One-Time Close Suite of Products

July 19, 2019

Rob Chrisman's Daily Mortgage News & Commentary

AFR Wholesale’s One-Time Close offerings include FHA, VA, USDA and Conventional OTC programs. Designed to simplify the financing process for homebuyers, eliminating the need to obtain a construction loan and permanent mortgage,…

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American Financial Resources, Inc. Offers Pricing on ARIVE

July 15, 2019

PR Newswire

American Financial Resources, Inc. (AFR) is pleased to announce that its pricing is now available in the ARIVE lender marketplace, a digital platform developed to serve independent mortgage experts. AFR continuously works to bring to market innovative solutions to streamline and simplify the lending process and support mortgage brokers.

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Wharton Op-Ed Cites Need for More Hands-on Housing Policy

July 10, 2019

National Mortgage Professional Magazine

“Very interesting article about the need for affordable housing and the negative effects on certain demographics,” Brandao said on her LinkedIn page. “As mortgage professionals, we need to continue to be a trusted advisor for the families who have put their trust in us, whether it’s purchasing a home as a multigenerational household,buying the fixer upper, building a new home in a rural area or purchasing a manufactured home we need to provide the expertise to guide them home.”

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Stock Up With a Full Set of Loan Options

July 1, 2019

Scotsman Guide

Bill Packer explains why being well-versed in a variety of loan programs is a good idea for originators in any market, as it will allow you to provide a range of options to your clients and keep business flowing even when traditional purchase loans aren’t in demand.

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Women Leading the Finance Industry with Laura Brandao and Tyler Gallagher

June 21, 2019

Thrive Global

I had the pleasure of interviewing Laura Brandao. Laura’s vision of bringing families home has become the foundation of the culture at AFR. For the past 12 years she has developed a mindset within the company to make it the personal responsibility of each employee to bring the families of AFR’s lending partners home.

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AFR proud to be Gold Sponsor of AIME Mortgage Expert Workshop: Broker All-Stars

June 13, 2019

Rob Chrisman's Daily Mortgage News & Commentary

AFR Wholesale was proud to be a Gold Sponsor of yesterday’s AIME Mortgage Expert Workshop: Broker All-Stars, and remains committed to supporting the success of independent mortgage brokers. In addition to having a booth at the Workshop and sponsoring the closing Mix & Mingle, AFR’s President Laura Brandao moderated the insightful Master the Art of Recruiting panel.

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AFR Ranked as a National Top Mortgage Lender

June 4, 2019

PR Newswire

American Financial Resources, Inc. (AFR) has been honored again as a Scotsman Guide Top Mortgage Lender. Recognized as one of the nation’s leading companies in overall volume, AFR ranked 10th in correspondent volume and moved up to 14th in wholesale volume.

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American Financial Resources Joins Next Step Network

May 14, 2019

National Mortgage Professional Magazine

“American Financial Resources’ expertise in the mortgage industry is a welcome addition to our growing network,” said Stacey Epperson, president and founder of Next Step Network. “Their participation in the SmartMH program will provide a path to sustainable, affordable homeownership for individuals across the nation.”

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American Financial Resources Announces Expansion of its One-Time Close Program

April 30, 2019

PR Newswire

American Financial Resources, Inc. announces it will now offer a Conventional One-Time Close (OTC) program – in both its wholesale (AFR Wholesale) and retail (eLEND®) channels – which provides permanent financing for a new stick-built or manufactured home, that converts to a standard conventional mortgage once construction is completed. This offering rounds out the mortgage lender’s existing single-close construction financing suite of products and features.

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Mortgage Success Through Execution and Hard Work with Laura Brandao

Mortgage X

On this episode of Mortgage X, Laura Brandao, President of American Financial Resources joins Christine and Frazier to talk about how she built a wholesale channel in 2007 from nothing, starting with just a desk, computer, one product, and her hustle to generate 200 million a month in production in one year.

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