In the News

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 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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How AFR created a digital mortgage platform in Azure

April 10, 2019

Microsoft in Business

When buying a home, especially a first home, most buyers are focused on things like location, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and square footage. They’re most likely not thinking about things like current interest rates, loan underwriters, or whether or not their mortgage company is utilizing the latest technology. A company like American Financial Resources (AFR), however, is not only thinking about all the concerns of the homebuyer—bedrooms and bathrooms included—they’re also thinking about the latest innovations and how they can streamline processes for their clients.

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Recruit and Mentor Workers Who Don’t Look Like You

National Mortgage Professional Magazine

Bill Packer, AFR COO, explains why the absence or disparity of women and other minorities is problematic in the workplace; this lack of diversity creates blind spots on critical issues that impact the underrepresented groups. These blind spots lead to product, systems and marketing designs and programs that don’t appeal to these critical groups.

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AFR Receives SOC 2 Type II Attestation

March 5, 2019

Kirkpatrick Price

This attestation provides evidence that American Financial Resources has a strong commitment to deliver high quality services to its clients by demonstrating they have the necessary internal controls and processes in place.

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Laura Brandao Podcast: Be the Leader In Your Space

February 26, 2019

Middle Market Executive

“I’ve gained such respect for manufactured homes and modular homes and the affordability they offer new first time home buyers or the people downsizing that might be empty nesters looking to have a more affordable option.” Hear from AFR President Laura Brandao on how to be the leader in your space with host Jack Sweeney on the Middle Market Thought Leader podcast.

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