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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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AFR ‘s MH Training and Certification Program

February 20, 2019

Manufacturedhomes.com

Through the AFR University Training and Certification program, they provide loan officers with instructional webinars to help them get more knowledgeable and comfortable with manufactured home-specific loans. Once a loan officer has completed a set course of instruction, AFR provides a “Manufactured Housing Specialist” seal.

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Laura Brandao Wins 2019 Best 50 Women in Business Award

February 8, 2019

NJBIZ

NJBIZ recognizes leading woman in business who are shaping their organizations, industries and the economic landscape of the Garden State. Following an open nomination process, winners were chosen by a panel of independent judges based upon their professional success, community involvement and advocacy for women.

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Learn the Art of Specialty Lending

February 1, 2019

Scotsman Guide

Laura Brandao, President of AFR, explains that in this business climate, as a mortgage originator or lender, it pays to be a niche player. In the wholesale arena, especially, there are advantages to specializing in specialty lending.

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