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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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Bill Packer Weighs in on How to Save Money on Mortgage Fees

January 13, 2019

Consumer Reports

You’ve signed a commitment to buy a home, locked in a mortgage at a competitive interest rate, and bargained with your real estate agent for a lower commission. Bill Packer, chief operating officer at American Financial Resources, a lender based in Parsippany, N.J., weighs in on how you can save money on mortgage fees.

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Being You! (aka Exploring Your Niche) in the New Year

December 19, 2018

National Mortgage Professional Magazine

In a Special Focus on the The Future of Mortgage Banking, Bill Packer, COO of American Financial Resources talks about finding and bringing “something unique and differentiated to the marketplace.”

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Wholesale giants sign on to platform for brokers

December 10, 2018

Mortgage Professional American Magazine

AFR Wholesale is among some of the nation’s largest lenders who have agreed to partnerships with a new marketplace for mortgage brokers, conceived in partnership with the Association of Independent Mortgage Experts (AIME).

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SettlementOne Approved as AFR Wholesale Partner

December 4, 2018

Newswire

SettlementOne is pleased to announce that it has been approved as an AFR Wholesale AMC partner. This partnership enables AFR brokers and correspondents to utilize SettlementOne’s diverse and highly qualified nationwide appraiser panels as well as SettlementOne’s leading technology.

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How Digital Strategy Helped American Financial Resources Compete

November 29, 2018

Tallan

Adam Worobec, Managing Director of Tallan’s NY Region sits down with Bill Packer, COO of American Financial Resources, Inc. (AFR), in a webinar that highlights and reviews the success AFR is having executing their digital strategy and leveraging the cloud to deliver their innovations.

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Ken Capling Provides Basic Training for VA Lending

November 20, 2018

National Mortgage Professional Magazine

As a specialty lender, all of us at American Financial Resources (AFR) consider it a privilege to educate and inform veterans of their rights as they explore home ownership, and serve them as they have served our country.

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AFR Pays Agent Fees for VA Loans

November 14, 2018

PR Newswire

American Financial Resources, Inc. (AFR) announces that beginning on Veterans Day it will pay any required VA agent fees for its brokers and correspondents on all AFR-related VA loan submissions. The Veterans Administration generally requires an annual fee of $100 per third party originator for each entity that sponsors their origination.

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Women’s Affinity Group kicks off AIME Fuse

October 29, 2018

Mortgage Professional America

The first national conference of the Association on Independent Mortgage Experts (AIME) was kick-started by a gathering of the AIME Women’s Affinity Group. At the event, executive sponsor Laura Brandao, president of American Financial Resources, said that she is committed to growing a group that will bring value to all female independent brokers.

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A Manufactured-Housing Boom Could Be Coming

October 15, 2018

Scotsman Guide

With an insufficient inventory of traditional stick-built homes available and as the resale market for these single-family houses continues to be robust, the nation could be poised to experience a dramatic increase in manufactured housing.

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