A skilled mortgage industry executive with more than two decades of experience, Bandao seamlessly rolls out new specialty products based on market demand, and is a sought-after speaker for industry events – heralded as a champion for brokers, builders and other partners – where she shares her infectious passion for independent mortgage experts and bringing more families home. Under Brandao’s leadership, AFR has introduced an impressive range of innovative value-added solutions for clients, from technology to professional expertise and convenient education opportunities. Free AFR university training and certification allows clients to become AFR certified, at their own convenience, in unique loan programs for manufactured housing, renovation lending and one-time close construction. Brandao worked with the Department of Veterans Affairs to expand the guidelines on their VA Renovation Program, designed to help the men and women who serve our country repair or upgrade their home with low rates.
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Another month of steadily increasing home prices and insatiable demand led Fannie Mae’s Economic and Strategic Research Group to alter many of its 2021 predictions – in particular, its outlook on the symbiotic relationship between the housing market and inflation measures.
The housing market has suffered due to high material prices, spend-anything buyers & a lack of supply. A return to normalcy will require big changes. HW+ Premium Content