First-Time Buyers

April 20, 2021
What is a home appraisal?

What Is a Real Estate Appraisal and Why Do You Need One?

One of the most confusing aspects of obtaining a home can be the appraisal process. Most people think when you buy a house that the selling price is the value of the home.  The truth is, the value of the home is primarily based on […]
April 13, 2021
Saving for a down payment on a house

Tips for Saving for a Down Payment on a House

A down payment is an important element of home buying. The larger your down payment, the less you will be financing, which saves you money in the long run. A larger down payment can also get you a higher value house or give you more […]
April 7, 2021
Tips for increasing home equity

How to Build Equity in Your Home

Your home is probably the most valuable thing you own. Increasing the equity you have in your home can go a long way toward increasing your overall net worth. Equity is your home’s fair market value minus how much you owe on it. Rising home […]
March 30, 2021
Lisa Whitman Mortgage 1 helps Michigan home buyers and borrowers get mortgages

Motorcycles, Mortgages & More: Lisa Whitman’s Never-Ending Quest to Help Home Buyers & Borrowers

“Lisa is personable, knowledgeable and experienced. She is also the most energetic person I have ever met. She never stops, especially when it comes to helping home buyers.” – Mark Workens, Mortgage 1 CEO How’s this for a career trajectory: One day you are running […]