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AFR Ranked as a National Top Mortgage Lender

July 6, 2018

AFR Appears Among Top 20 in Annual Scotsman Guide Listing

July 2, 2018 (PARSIPPANY, NJ) – American Financial Resources, Inc. (AFR) is honored again as a Scotsman Guide Top Mortgage Lender. AFR was ranked 20th in wholesale volume and was also one of the nation’s leading companies in overall volume.

Scotsman Guide, a leading resource for mortgage originators, recently released its sixth annual Top Mortgage Lenders rankings. The list appears in Scotsman Guide’s June 2018 residential edition and rankings are available online here.

“AFR is proud of its ranking as a top mortgage company. We employ various strategies and supportive technologies to help navigate various loan programs and appreciate the consideration as a national leader,” said Bill Packer, executive vice president, American Financial Resources. “We are excited to be recognized at a national level once again and look forward to continuing our standard of excellence in providing innovative programs and delivering exceptional service in 2018.”

AFR was ranked among entries from hundreds of mortgage companies across the country. To be eligible, AFR provided verified qualitative data regarding loan volume from mortgages on one- to four-unit residential properties in the United States. Using the data, Scotsman Guide affirmed AFR’s impact as a leading mortgage lender.

About American Financial Resources (AFR)
American Financial Resources, Inc. (AFR) is one of the leading FHA 203(k) lenders for sponsored originations in the country, and an innovator in the construction and renovation lending area. AFR utilizes the latest technology and delivers educational resources to mortgage brokers, loan originators and their customers. For more information, visit or call (866) 372-6596.

About Scotsman Guide
Scotsman Guide Media is the nation’s largest provider of digital and print resources for the mortgage-origination industry. The company publishes a residential edition and a commercial edition of Scotsman Guide, in addition to online news, Scotsman Guide Loan Post and other platforms at The magazines also are available in digital format. Each month, the magazines reach tens of thousands of subscribers nationwide. Scotsman Guide is the leading resource for mortgage originators and connects mortgage brokers with wholesale and commercial lenders.

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Leading The Way In Lending

June 25, 2018

Taryn Plumb, Toggle Magazine

AFR’s own CIO, Bill Packer, talks about AFR’s innovative technology and how transformational technology can be for business, and how AFR is the first and only mortgage company that has an Alexa skill.

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AFR Announces Expanded Technology Offering

June 25, 2018

AFR Brokers to Receive Alerts for “For Sale” Property Listings

Continuing the company’s legacy of identifying and investing in innovative programs to help power the business of mortgage loan origination, American Financial Resources, Inc. (AFR) announces that it has completed a pilot and will now be providing its broker network with notification when a house for which AFR owns the servicing is listed for sale. This will enable AFR’s broker partners an opportunity to reconnect with the homeowner and, ideally, assist with their next mortgage, on both the relisted property as well as the borrower’s next home.

“Our organization was created to be a champion for independent mortgage professionals, and we serve our members by providing tools and resources to propel their success in the mortgage market,” explains Anthony Casa, founder and chairman of the Association of Independent Mortgage Experts (AIME). “Considering the supportive, high-touch relationships that AFR has with brokers, they appeared to be a perfect fit for a property notification program.”

“We value hard-working mortgage brokers and are constantly sourcing additional resources to support them. We want them to focus on what they do best, finding the best loan options for a family and helping them achieve their homeownership dreams,” said Bill Packer, executive vice president, American Financial Resources, Inc. (AFR). “We were excited when AIME approached us with the idea to alert brokers when a house goes back on the market. A home purchase is such a personal experience, the new notification capability makes great sense since the broker already has familiarity with the local market, the property and the homeowner.”

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April 23, 2018

Laura Brandao, AIME

On April 11, 2018, Laura Brandao took part in the full day AIME Fuse Conference in Irvine, CA. It featured member discussions, industry speakers and panels focused on industry topics that are most important to mortgage brokers. Laura was the moderator for the Power Broker Workshop.

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