Buying Tips

September 16, 2020
Mortgage questions from first-time buyers

Common Questions First-Time Buyers Ask About a Mortgage, part 1

For first-time buyers, the mortgage process raises a lot of questions. In this article, we tackle some of the most common inquiries we receive from real-life customers. This is the first in a multi-part series. See here for part two. “How Does a Mortgage Work?” […]
September 10, 2020
How Interest Rate Works

Understand Payments

For much of American history, home ownership was out of reach for most families. Prior to the 1930s, mortgages were limited to 50 percent of a property’s market value and the repayment schedule was spread over three to five years, with a balloon payment at […]
August 21, 2020
Mortgage 1 Grand Rapids Loan Officers

Mortgage 1 Grand Rapids: The Best Mortgage Lender in One of America’s Best Cities

Dan Grzywacz has worked in the mortgage industry for decades. He has accumulated his share of stories along the way. Some are touching, some are humorous, some make you shake your head. All the stories have one thing in common: they exemplify the lengths Dan […]
August 11, 2020
Buying A Vacation Home Tips

Tips for Buying and Financing a Vacation Home

Make Your Getaway Dreams Come True August is the traditional vacation month for many Americans. In Michigan, vacationers go “up north” for relaxation and fun. Some own waterfront cottages or cabins in the woods. Others may spend time at a lakeside rental. For those who […]