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August 16, 2021

5 Ways Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) Benefits Home Buyers

Private mortgage insurance, or PMI, seems like just one more annoying addition to your mortgage. But it comes with some surprising benefits to the home buyer. Find out what PMI’s benefits are in this article. You’re shopping around for a home loan and you get […]
August 4, 2021

What You Need to Know About MSHDA First-Time Home Buyer Assistance Programs

Looking for a little help with your downpayment? If you’re buying a home in Michigan, MSHDA’s first-time home buyers loan program might be exactly what you need. If you’re a first-time home buyer, getting enough money for a down payment can seem like a major […]
July 27, 2021

What Is a Mortgage Lender?

Are you trying to get real estate financing figured out? There are a lot of options out there – including mortgage lenders, mortgage brokers, and retail lenders. In this post, we answer “What is a mortgage lender?” and four other questions you might have about […]
May 27, 2021

Consumer Alert: The Real Story Behind Mortgage Rating Websites

“We do not pay for reviews or recommendations or referrals. You won’t see us running a $6 million Super Bowl commercial, but you will hear satisfied customers telling their friends about us at happy hour.”– Mark Workens, Mortgage 1 CEO While on social media or […]