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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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Say “YES” to Mentoring! – By Laura Brandao

January 18, 2021

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.

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Should you refinance your mortgage in 2021?

January 12, 2021

Bankrate

The biggest question is whether refinancing makes sense for you. Bill Packer, executive vice president and chief operating officer of eLEND, provides a quick tutorial on factors to consider.

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Mortgages for Self-Employed Borrowers: What to Know

Ownerly

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.

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Laura Brandao: From Scratch to the Top

September 22, 2020

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.”

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Goodbye, City Life – by Laura Brandao

September 1, 2020

Scotsman Guide

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.

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AFR Introduces Streamline Express

August 4, 2020

Yahoo News

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.

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