Author: Anthony Bird

My name is Anthony Bird, an owner of Riverbank Finance, a Grand Rapids Mortgage Company, based here in Michigan. I am a graduate from Grand Valley State University majoring in both Business Management and Marketing. I have been a mortgage professional in Michigan for 6 Years with experience as a retail bank loan officer as well as for private mortgage companies. Riverbank Finance is a local mortgage company that values community and the West Michigan Area. We hire only licensed loan officers that can custom tailor loans for our client's needs. If you have any real estate or mortgage questions, call me at 616-365-5792 or email me at info@riverbankfinance.com and I will do whatever it takes to help. Learn more about me on my Google Profile: About Anthony Bird. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

2022 Conventional Loan Limits in Michigan

2022 Loan Limits in Michigan

With home values appreciating at a record breaking clip, the maximum conventional loan limit has also increased a substantial amount for 2022. The Federal House Finance Agency (FHFA) reviews home sales data on an annual basis and adjusts the max conforming loan limit to the rate of appreciation using the FHFA House Price Index (FHFA… Read more »

What is a Mortgage Pre-Approval?

Mortgage Pre-Approval

A mortgage pre-approval is given when a loan officer has looked in depth into your finances and has calculated the amount that you are likely approved to borrow to buy a home. They will base your pre-approval on estimated monthly payments, loan amount and mortgage rate. Homebuyers may need a mortgage pre-approval before they are… Read more »

DACA Loans in Michigan

Michigan Daca Loans

DACA mortgages in Michigan are here! On January 20th, 2021 the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced that all immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will be eligible to apply for a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) backed mortgages. This new qualification for FHA loans is effective immediately.… Read more »

2021 Conventional Loan Limits

2021 loan limits announced

Each year the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) reviews home appreciation and makes adjustments to the maximum conventional loan limits. With our booming housing market the FHFA was able to increase the new conforming loan limits substantially for 2021. Conventional loans are home loans sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Nearly all banks and… Read more »

The Secret for the Most Flexible 15 Year Mortgage

secret to 15 year loan benefits without the risk

Many financial advisors, like Dave Ramsey, recommend getting a 15 year fixed rate mortgage when you buy a home or refinance. There are several benefits to paying your mortgage off sooner compared to keeping it around 30 years, however, there are also associated risks that should be considered. As you would guess, shorter term mortgages… Read more »