Virtual Homebuying Seminar Series

Discover the Possibilities of Home

Whether you're a first-time homebuyer or you're looking to downsize, buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you will ever make. To help limit the stress and equip you with the information you need, the Michigan First Mortgage team has put together a Digital Homebuying Seminar Series sharing all the tips and tricks necessary to make the home of your dreams a reality.

Upcoming Virtual Seminars

To Be Announced!

Past Virtual Seminars

Missed a mortgage seminar? Don't worry - recordings of all previous sessions can be found below. Just pick a topic to find a series of seminars that cover your interests.

Interested in starting the journey to homeownership? This collection of seminars is for you. Listen as Michigan First Chief Mortgage Lending Officer Dan Sugg, alongside special guests, offer a crash course in getting financially prepared, the programs that save you money, what to expect from the process, and other critical tips and tricks to aid your journey to homeownership.

Getting Your Credit in Shape for Homebuying
Learn these critical credit steps to put yourself in a position for homeownership.  Homebuying can be complicated and it's important to know your finances ahead of time. This seminar aims to help you put your best foot forward!
View the SeminarPassword: 8c?C#S8=

Financial Stability and Mortgage Planning 
We sit down with Michigan First Wealth Management financial advisors who provide tip and tricks for establishing financial stability before, during and after buying a home. We review credit reports, outline strategies for saving/investing for homeownership, examine the financial picture mortgage lenders consider, and the costs associated with closing on a new home - and maintaining it.   
View Part 1 | Password: xr0B=c6k      
View Part 2 | Password: wU3i85XN

Program Options for First Time Homebuyers
We look at the pros and cons of programs available to first time homebuyers, how to find a real estate agent familiar with these programs, and guidance on how to structure your offer accordingly. Includes tips and tricks on navigating the first time home buyer process.
View the Seminar | Password: #bD9aM1L

The Homebuying Process
We explore the difference between FHA and Conventional loans, how to get your credit in shape to secure a pre-approval and pointers on making a strong offer in today's housing market. 
View the Seminar | Password: fTXRK3pf

Understanding MSHDA Loans
Whether you're a first-time or an experienced homebuyer, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) offers mortgage assistance that can be used toward a down payment, closing costs, or more. We discuss how you can use these programs to save on your mortgage.
View the Seminar | Password: p8V7?3Gf

How the Appraisal Process Works
We cover all things appraisal: What makes up an appraisal, what the process entails, FHA vs Conventional appraisals and how they impact your mortgage. A full run through of the appraisal process by mortgage experts.
View the Seminar | Password: Cp=E=%11

The Importance of Homeowners Insurance
Determine the amount of coverage you need and what makes up that cost. We talk you through what to look for in an insurance agent, how to get the best rate and how it all effects the closing costs on your first home.  
View the Seminar | Password: 0R66Lg*p

 

Upsizing or downsizing? Entering a new phase of your life? These seminars will help prepare your for the next chapter in homeownership. Hosted by Dan Sugg, Michigan First Chief Mortgage Lending Officer, we explore  the unique challenges existing homeowners face and equip you with the information you need to navigate them seamlessly.

Simultaneously Buying and Selling in Today's Market 
Buying a new home is such an exciting milestone, but when you also have to sell your current home at the same time, the process can become hard to navigate. Getting your property ready to go to market, listing your home, and determining the right offer for you - all while shopping for a home.  This seminar prepares you for the challenges that come with simultaneously buying and selling. 
View the Seminar | Password: T@Mq?Q*3

Thinking of Selling Your Home?
We discuss things to consider as you think about upsizing and downsizing to fit your needs. We walk through how to choose a Realtor and Mortgage Lender, what to expect from the process and provide you a complete picture of the costs associated with selling and moving. 
View the Seminar | Password: ^p1G6Nj^

Homebuying After Seperation or Divorce 
Can you purchase a home while going through a divorce? What documents are needed for a pre-approval? Buying and selling simultaneously? We offer guidance on how to make a seamless transition. 
View the Seminar | Password: Zz@.5r98

How the Appraisal Process Works
We cover all things appraisal: What makes up an appraisal, what the process entails, FHA vs Conventional appraisals and how they impact your mortgage. A full run through of the appraisal process by mortgage experts.
View the Seminar | Password: Cp=E=%11

Understanding MSHDA Loans
Whether you're a first-time or an experienced homebuyer, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) offers mortgage assistance that can be used toward a down payment, closing costs, or more. We discuss how you can use these programs to save on your mortgage.
View the Seminar | Password: p8V7?3Gf

Purchasing Investment Properties and Second Homes
Investing in real estate? We cover the mortgage requirements and pre-approval process for investment properties or second homes.  We also discuss the pros and cons of being a landlord and how to handle some of the challenges that come along with it. 
View the Seminar | Password: 7SVR+CZ

 

Interested in starting the journey to homeownership? This collection of seminars is for you. Listen as Michigan First Chief Mortgage Lending Officer Dan Sugg, alongside special guests, offer a crash course in getting financially prepared, the programs that save you money, what to expect from the process, and other critical tips and tricks to aid your journey to homeownership.

Getting Your Credit in Shape for Homebuying
Learn these critical credit steps to put yourself in a position for homeownership.  Homebuying can be complicated and it's important to know your finances ahead of time. This seminar aims to help you put your best foot forward!
View the SeminarPassword: 8c?C#S8=

Financial Stability and Mortgage Planning 
We sit down with Michigan First Wealth Management financial advisors who provide tip and tricks for establishing financial stability before, during and after buying a home. We review credit reports, outline strategies for saving/investing for homeownership, examine the financial picture mortgage lenders consider, and the costs associated with closing on a new home - and maintaining it.   
View Part 1 | Password: xr0B=c6k      
View Part 2 | Password: wU3i85XN

Program Options for First Time Homebuyers
We look at the pros and cons of programs available to first time homebuyers, how to find a real estate agent familiar with these programs, and guidance on how to structure your offer accordingly. Includes tips and tricks on navigating the first time home buyer process.
View the Seminar | Password: #bD9aM1L

The Homebuying Process
We explore the difference between FHA and Conventional loans, how to get your credit in shape to secure a pre-approval and pointers on making a strong offer in today's housing market. 
View the Seminar | Password: fTXRK3pf

Understanding MSHDA Loans
Whether you're a first-time or an experienced homebuyer, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) offers mortgage assistance that can be used toward a down payment, closing costs, or more. We discuss how you can use these programs to save on your mortgage.
View the Seminar | Password: p8V7?3Gf

How the Appraisal Process Works
We cover all things appraisal: What makes up an appraisal, what the process entails, FHA vs Conventional appraisals and how they impact your mortgage. A full run through of the appraisal process by mortgage experts.
View the Seminar | Password: Cp=E=%11

The Importance of Homeowners Insurance
Determine the amount of coverage you need and what makes up that cost. We talk you through what to look for in an insurance agent, how to get the best rate and how it all effects the closing costs on your first home.  
View the Seminar | Password: 0R66Lg*p

 

Upsizing or downsizing? Entering a new phase of your life? These seminars will help prepare your for the next chapter in homeownership. Hosted by Dan Sugg, Michigan First Chief Mortgage Lending Officer, we explore  the unique challenges existing homeowners face and equip you with the information you need to navigate them seamlessly.

Simultaneously Buying and Selling in Today's Market 
Buying a new home is such an exciting milestone, but when you also have to sell your current home at the same time, the process can become hard to navigate. Getting your property ready to go to market, listing your home, and determining the right offer for you - all while shopping for a home.  This seminar prepares you for the challenges that come with simultaneously buying and selling. 
View the Seminar | Password: T@Mq?Q*3

Thinking of Selling Your Home?
We discuss things to consider as you think about upsizing and downsizing to fit your needs. We walk through how to choose a Realtor and Mortgage Lender, what to expect from the process and provide you a complete picture of the costs associated with selling and moving. 
View the Seminar | Password: ^p1G6Nj^

Homebuying After Seperation or Divorce 
Can you purchase a home while going through a divorce? What documents are needed for a pre-approval? Buying and selling simultaneously? We offer guidance on how to make a seamless transition. 
View the Seminar | Password: Zz@.5r98

How the Appraisal Process Works
We cover all things appraisal: What makes up an appraisal, what the process entails, FHA vs Conventional appraisals and how they impact your mortgage. A full run through of the appraisal process by mortgage experts.
View the Seminar | Password: Cp=E=%11

Understanding MSHDA Loans
Whether you're a first-time or an experienced homebuyer, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) offers mortgage assistance that can be used toward a down payment, closing costs, or more. We discuss how you can use these programs to save on your mortgage.
View the Seminar | Password: p8V7?3Gf

Purchasing Investment Properties and Second Homes
Investing in real estate? We cover the mortgage requirements and pre-approval process for investment properties or second homes.  We also discuss the pros and cons of being a landlord and how to handle some of the challenges that come along with it. 
View the Seminar | Password: 7SVR+CZ

 

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