• Is a Zero Down Payment Mortgage Right for You?

    Is a Zero Down Payment Mortgage Right for You?

    November 2, 2020

    There are many types of mortgages out there and figuring out which one is right for you can be a daunting task. One mortgage product that isn’t very well known but is perfect for many prospective home buyers is the USDA Rural Development Loan. The ‘RD’ loan as it is nicknamed, is a product offered […]

  • Mortgages for Veterans in Grand Rapids and West Michigan

    Mortgages for Veterans in Grand Rapids and West Michigan

    November 2, 2020

    If you are a Veteran or current member of the armed services there is a great loan program that you can take advantage of. This mortgage program is called the VA Loan. This loan is extremely popular due to its low interest rates, agreeable terms, and the fact that there is no required down payment. […]

  • First Time Home Buyer’s Guide to Government FHA Loans

    First Time Home Buyer’s Guide to Government FHA Loans

    November 2, 2020

    A recurring theme in our blogs is the fact that there are different types of mortgages. The two main types of loans that people think about are: conventional loans and government loans. Today we will be talking about one type of government loan that is especially popular among first time home buyers: FHA Loans. FHA […]

  • Private Mortgage Insurance

    Private Mortgage Insurance

    October 28, 2020

    What is private mortgage insurance? Does it matter? Some of the most common questions we get in the industry – this series walks buyers through private mortgage insurance and what it means for them. Click here to access the series. What is Mortgage Insurance? Mortgage insurance is a requirement for borrowers who elect to put […]

  • Appraisal Knowledge

    Appraisal Knowledge

    October 28, 2020

    Experienced appraiser, Blaine Feyen, discusses everything you need to know about appraisals in the mortgage process. Click here to access his appraisal knowledge series.

  • Treadstone Webinars

    Treadstone Webinars

    October 28, 2020

    For buyers, realtors, and anyone who wants to learn more about the real estate and mortgage industries, our collection of webinars give you an insider’s view.

  • Mortgage Minute for Homebuyers

    Mortgage Minute for Homebuyers

    October 28, 2020

    The Mortgage Minute Series from seasoned loan officer, Mallory Strotheide, guides buyers and realtors on everything mortgage related.

  • The Loan Down for Homebuyers

    The Loan Down for Homebuyers

    October 28, 2020

    Our Loan Down series talks you through just about everything you need to know about homebuying and the mortgage process in West Michigan.

  • Housing Market Trends

    Housing Market Trends

    October 14, 2020

    The housing market is one of the few things that hasn’t been negatively impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. In fact, it’s booming. Many people are taking advantage of the historically low interest rates as an opportunity to upgrade, refinance, or purchase their first home, while others are moving in response to the pandemic in general. […]

  • A Tale of Two Cities

    A Tale of Two Cities

    September 17, 2020

    The median home value in the United States is approximately $250,000, and that figure continues to grow as the housing market booms. While housing costs vary depending on the market, there are many other factors that contribute to your standard and cost of living in the city where you live. Housing, education, taxes, grocery, transportation, […]