About JeffA glance into Jeff's life, outside of the office!

Having been in the mortgage industry since 1996, Jeff is well equipped to help you navigate the home buying landscape and get you into the perfect mortgage. Years of experience have allowed him to understand the market, from the refi-boom to the housing crisis and everything in between. With so many choices on lenders, financial institutions, and mortgages, Jeff is quick to add, “I believe in service and love helping people get into their new home. I work hard to make sure you get the best deals and the right mortgage for your situation”. That is why his favorite motto is, “If better is possible, then good is not good enough!"

Jeff is a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy and is currently a part-time firefighter/EMT for the city of Zeeland. He looks forward to working with you!

Contact Information

Meet Jeff Potter, Mortgage Loan Originator.

Email: jpotter@arborfcu.org
Direct Phone: 616.255.1600​
NMLS Number: 1160981

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"I love Jeff's happy attitude. Even when things are not going smoothly or he's in a hurry, he is always kind and builds up positive energy. It’s not all business with Jeff, it’s a passion. My clients feel taken care of, and Jeff builds up their energy just as much as he does my own." - Krissy D.

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Evaluation required and ordered by a lender to determine value based on physical inspection and comparable sold properties.
Costs associated with purchasing the home and closing the transaction.
Monthly debts (from credit report) plus PITI (principal, interest, taxes, insurance) divided by gross monthly income = DTI.
Required if not putting 20% down. This is an additional monthly fee for the lender to pay property taxes and homeowners insurance (i.e. Principal and interest are $600.00/month. Property taxes are $2,000.00 annual ($166.67/month). Homeowners Insurance is $600.00 annual ($50.00/month). Total monthly payments will be $816.67).
Loan amount divided by purchase price equals LTV.
A closing cost charged by the lender for processing the loan; may also be called Processing Fee or Underwriting Fee.
Principal, interest, taxes, insurance.
The borrower has the option to buy down the interest rate by buying a point. A fee is added to closing costs (i.e. For 1% of the loan amount, the rate will be reduced by .25%).
Items that are required to be pre-paid for closing of the loan. If you escrow for homeowners insurance, one year of prepaid homeowners insurance is required.
Insurance to the lender that the property is free of any liens.
Typically required by the lender if LTV is greater than 80%.
At the time of application, you may choose to lock in your rate for a designated period of time or float and lock in at any time prior to close.

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