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

Types of Mortgages, July 21
The various types of mortgage loans available and which one is best for your financial situation.
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Renting vs. Buying, August 18
Buying a home is a major life decision, but when is the right time? Is it better to rent or buy? 
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Building Wealth Through Homeownership, September 15

One of the largest financial assets for the average American has always been home equity, but rising costs have many on the fence.
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What Factors into an Interest Rate?October 20

Interest rates over the last year have changed dramatically. But what affects interest rates and what do lenders consider when determining the rate you qualify for?
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Tips to Being a Successful Homebuyer, November 17

Join our panel as they share their favorite tips on how to be successful when shopping for a house.
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What is a Home Warranty?, December 15

Our experts cover the basics of a home warranty, as well as the pros and cons.
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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.

How much house can I afford?
Learn the costs of owning a home and exactly how much house you can afford.
View the Seminar | Password: Ql!695ZJ

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 The seminar | Password: wU3i85XN

Choosing a Lender and Realtor
From timing to specialities and area expertise, we walk through key questions to ask and offer expert tips and tricks to help you choose the best Realtor and Mortgage Lender for your specific needs.
View the Seminar | Password: &iiRj3%0

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

The Homebuying Process
Gain insight into the 2022 housing market. From rates to availability, our mortgage experts will cover homebuying expectations for the year.
View Seminar | Password: 4Z5OknW=

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

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: +^6!R.#s

2022 Housing Market Forecast
Gain insight into the 2022 housing market. From rates to availability, our mortgage experts will cover homebuying expectations for the year.
View Seminar | Password: CMa7&aV+

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

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

How much house can I afford?
Learn the costs of owning a home and exactly how much house you can afford.
View the Seminar | Password: Ql!695ZJ

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 The seminar | Password: wU3i85XN

Choosing a Lender and Realtor
From timing to specialities and area expertise, we walk through key questions to ask and offer expert tips and tricks to help you choose the best Realtor and Mortgage Lender for your specific needs.
View the Seminar | Password: &iiRj3%0

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

The Homebuying Process
Gain insight into the 2022 housing market. From rates to availability, our mortgage experts will cover homebuying expectations for the year.
View Seminar | Password: 4Z5OknW=

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

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: +^6!R.#s

2022 Housing Market Forecast
Gain insight into the 2022 housing market. From rates to availability, our mortgage experts will cover homebuying expectations for the year.
View Seminar | Password: CMa7&aV+

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

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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