Everyone here will have a recommendation for you based upon their professional experience. Use these recommendations as a guide to help you find the lender and agent who are a good fit for you. You will be hiring both, so don't feel bad about conducting your own interviews to see who will offer you the product and service for which you are looking, and let them EARN your business.
Regarding lenders, I have 2 names and numbers for you, both of whom are local and have proven exceptional in customer service and working with clients in your situation.
The first is Ryan Van Dyk of Van Dyk Mortgage http://(www.vandykmortgage.com
). Ryan is a second generation lender, as his father founded the company in Grand Rapids, which has since become a national mortgage provider. Ryan can be reached at (616) 485-4867.
The second is Kevin Wildman of Lake State Mortgage http://(www.lakestatemortgage.com
). Kevin help to start Lake State Mortgage with a mission to help folks secure mortgages whose credit scores are not perfect. Kevin can be reached at (616) 805-5807.
Please let me know if I may be of any assistance in your search, whether that be in providing more resources, answering your questions, or helping you find a home.
Keller Williams Realty