Entries by Courtney Coon

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 […]

Military Vets: Get a VA Home Loan

In addition to being one of the country’s leading lenders to first-time home buyers, Michigan Mortgage specializes in helping veterans of the United States military and their families get into their dream homes. Veterans Affairs (VA) mortgages make it easier for veterans to obtain financing for home ownership. VA loans are available to veterans and […]

Success Story: Thomas Siuda

Change is hard – change following a national pandemic is even harder. Thomas and his children set out to purchase a new home earlier this year following his divorce. COVID-19 and low interest rates made it more difficult than expected. Inventory was extremely low and offers faced unprecedented competition, but Dave Lehner and his team […]

Celebrating 25 Years of Success in the Business

When Dave Lehner and Rob Garrison teamed up to service West Michigan’s mortgage needs 25 years ago, they developed a plan to be the best in the business. Their goal: focus on customer service to build trust with borrowers and business partners. We dug through our archives and found the “How to Obtain Business” plan […]