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Now that you’ve decided you’re ready to buy a home, it’s time to start your journey! The first step is finding a lender who can help you get pre-approved for a mortgage. Once you have your finances in order, you’ll need to find a realtor who can help you find the perfect home. With their help, you’ll be able to navigate the process of making an offer and closing on your new home. Soon enough, you’ll be the proud owner of your very own piece of the American dream!

The lender is the first step in buying a home . You will need to be pre-approved for a mortgage. Before you can start looking for a home, it’s important to get your finances in order. A lender will help you determine how much you can afford to spend on a new home.

A realtor is someone who specializes in helping people buy and sell homes. They will be able to help you find the perfect home within your budget. Once you’ve found a home you’re interested in, they will also help you navigate the process of making an offer and closing on the sale.

There are a few things to keep in mind when beginning your journey to homeownership. First, it’s important to be realistic about what you can afford. It’s also important to be patient and work with a qualified realtor who can help you find the perfect home. With their help, you’ll be on your way to owning your very own piece of the American dream!

If you’re ready to begin your homeownership journey, contact a lender and realtor today. They can help you get started on the path to homeownership!

Below are lenders I have worked with that have proven to care for their buyers and work hard, past the bumps and issues, and get to the closing table, meaning you’ll be in your new home as soon as possible.

James Cook

Michigan First Mortgage

27000 Evergreen Rd, Lathrup Village, MI 48076

Office:(248) 424-5350

Cell:(313) 820-4648

Fax:(248) 424-5333


NMLS #:565003

Clayton Kendrick

Total Home Lending

Senior Loan Officer | NMLS #926680

3600 Green Ct. Suite 300

Ann Arbor, MI 48105

D: (989) 928-8377

Vanessa Keyes

Vice President of Mortgage Lending

Guaranteed Rate

o: (773) 290-0517

c: (773) 354-1899

f: (773) 516-6785

John Foley | AVP Retention Center Manager

Independent Bank | 201 W. Big Beaver, Suite 201, Troy, MI 48084

P: 248.918.5977 | C: 248.515.0887 | F: 248.689.9712 | IPT extension 35977 |

NMLS ID# 837656

Peggy Wilson

Senior Mortgage Banker

University Lending


Apply for a Loan:

Phone: 734.238.3684

Rhoshebie Argo

Rhoshebie Argo

Mortgage Banker

NMLS# 732515

Level One Bank


125 West William Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Reach out to me and let me know you’re on your way. The home search journey begins at this link:


and you can reach me at or 734-275-2751 text/call

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