Entries by Courtney Coon

Realtors: Win with Home Snap

We want to help you WIN with Home Snap. Partner with one of our experienced Loan Officers and co-brand the mobile app to your liking. You can include your headshot, business logo and links to your web pages and social networks. Home Snap at a glance: Co-Branded Mobile App. Your information – headshot, company logo, […]

Success Story: Rock and Jacki Stoltzfus

2008 was a tough year. Our economy was in turmoil and homeowners struggled to stay afloat. Families across the U.S. – Michigan included – witnessed a housing crunch. Rock and Jacki Stoltzfus are no exception. “We had a pretty tough experience with a home in 2008,” Rock said. “A home we had been in for […]

Success Story: The Villegas Family

Things don’t always go as planned – the Villegas family knows that first hand. The family, originally from Miami, encountered a few rough patches in 2017 and needed a fresh start. Family members encouraged them to get away from the expensive Florida city and move to Holland. “We prepared our Miami home and decided to […]

Appraisals vs. Home Inspections

As Michigan Mortgage Loan Officer Dave Lehner would say, “Don’t buy a money pit!” What exactly does that mean? Appraisals are required as past of the home-buying process. Home inspections are not, but they may be one of the most beneficial things you can do for your financial future. A home inspection will ensure that […]

Now is the Time to Get Your Mortgage Online

Technology touches all aspects of our lives, from banking to shopping to dating. The mortgage industry is no different. Buying a home today is vastly superior to what it was years ago, thanks to the benefits of online mortgage applications like Home SNAP. Gone are the long wait times, the reams of paperwork, and the […]

Success Story: LaTanya Jackson

Credit improvement is no easy task. It takes time, effort, a pre-determined plan and a little help from a trusted advisor. It’s hard work, but it’s worth it for those hoping to purchase their dream home. “I began seriously working on my credit in January of 2018,” said LaTanya Jackson. “It took me a little […]

Tips to Prepare Your House for Sale

The summer market is still going strong in West Michigan! And it’s a great time to sell your home. You goal – and your Realtor’s goal – will be to get you the best sales price possible. Here are a few small projects you can do to make sure that happens. Focus on the Exterior […]

Success Story: Dan Procko

When people hear the word “mortgage” they often think about the excitement of moving on from their current home and purchasing a new and improved dream home. But sometimes, refinancing your current mortgage – and saving a ton of money along the way – can be equally as rewarding. Dan Procko knows that first hand. […]

Advantages of Making Extra Mortgage Payments

A house is the biggest purchase most people make in their lifetimes. The mortgage they obtain to finance that house is likely the biggest single investment they will ever make. Even with the popularity of shorter terms and creative loans, most mortgages are still the tried-and-true 30-year conventional variety. First-time home buyers staring down the […]