Entries by Courtney Coon

Can I change jobs while buying a house?

After you’re pre-approved for a mortgage loan, any drastic changes to your credit score, debt and income can quickly derail the process. When possible, we suggest our buyers avoid job changes, making big purchases and opening new lines of credit until after their loan closes. If you’re interested in buying a new home or refinancing […]

Hometown Highlights: Wildflower Yoga Studio

“Yoga builds community and helps form a feeling of togetherness, which we need more than ever in these crazy times of isolation. I want people to be able to make friends here: to create, laugh, and have fun in a happy and uplifting environment,” said Owner and Founder, Sandi Boonenberg. Wildflower Yoga was born when […]

A Thank You Letter

It’s been a wild ride, but one Rob Garrison and Dave Lehner will remember forever. As we close out their 25th year in business, they wanted to take a few moments to say, “thank you!” to the many people that made their journey remarkable. To Our Employees Rob: When we started this 25 years ago, […]

Five Mortgage Interest Rate Factors You Control

Did you know that over 30 factors go into selecting a mortgage interest rate? In this post, we look at five things you can improve – and two factors you can’t control at all. When you’re considering a mortgage, your first thought is probably “Can I afford it?” A mortgage lender asks themselves a similar […]

The Value of Business Partners

Relationships give meaning to our work. “Relationships are everything in this business, over the years we have worked to grow our relationships with Realtors, title companies, insurance companies, builders, home inspectors and many other vendors,” Dave Lehner said. We work together to help guide our clients home. It’s a joint venture. “It’s all about client experience,” Rob Garrison […]

Fall 2021 Home Buying and Mortgage Trends

What can home buyers in Michigan expect during Fall 2021? In this post, we’ll look at five home buying trends and what’s causing them. Are you smitten with the mitten? If you’re looking for a house in Michigan this fall, you’re not alone – the state’s real estate market has been extremely active. In other […]

Hometown Highlights: Hope Pkgs

At Michigan Mortgage, we were born to serve. We are so blessed to be surrounded with so many like-minded people in our community, Lisa Hoeve included. Lisa created Hope Pkgs in 2015 to serve foster children in our community. “Too many children enter foster care with just the clothes on their backs,” she said. “Hope […]

MSHDA First-Time Home Buyer Assistance Programs

If you’re a first-time home buyer, getting enough money for a down payment can seem like a major hurdle. But there’s good news! The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) has a program that helps home buyers afford their down payment by loaning them up to $10,000 towards it. This is what you need to […]

Success Story: The Klyn Family

At Michigan Mortgage, we strive to make life-long connections with our clients. We commit to educating and advising long after the loan is closed and hope to reconnect with each family we serve at our annual customer appreciation events. The Klyn family is no different. Loan Officer Amy Hendrickson and her team look forward to […]

Married to Mortgages: Ronda Lehner’s Perspective

Dave Lehner has been in the mortgage business for 25 years. He started as a one-man team. For the past 14 years, his wife, Ronda, has helped navigate every transaction. She’s the love of his life, his best friend, and the glue that holds Team Lehner together. “When I started working with Dave all of […]