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Lender Spotlight | Denise Weaver, DHI Mortgage

December 02, 2019

Each quarter, we recognize the top loan officers who are closing the most deals using AHFA homeownership programs: Step Up, Affordable Income Subsidy Grant, and Mortgage Credit Certificates.

We are pleased to announce the FY19 Leading Lender is … Denise Weaver with DHI Mortgage! Congratulations, Denise! Thank you for promoting our programs and using them to make buying a home more affordable for your customers.

As our Leading Lender for FY19, we feel it’s only fitting to have Denise as the subject of our latest Lender Stoplight.

Denise has been in the mortgage business for 20 years, the last seven of which have been with DHI Mortgage. Over the years she has received many awards and special recognitions, including earning the highest achievement at DHI for the past four years – the President’s Club, which recognizes the top two percent of originators. In addition, Denise has received the Platinum Award for closings of new homes for the past four years with the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders, an Affiliate of the Year award from the Montgomery Chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors, and many top producer awards over the course of her career.

Q: How long have you worked with AHFA’s homeownership programs?
A: I heard about the programs at a previous employer and have been using them to help homeowners since 2004.

Q: What do you think is the greatest benefit of AHFA programs for customers?
A: The greatest benefit of this program is the low to no down payment that allows a buyer to be able to purchase. The different products are also great because not all customers fit into each program.

Q: What do you like most about AHFA’s programs? 
A: I like working with Step Up loans as I know the program guidelines, and Lender Online makes the process easy from the beginning to the end of the loan. The communication you get with the compliance team at AHFA when you have a question or concern is priceless. I also love the fact that the loan will be serviced by ServiSolutions, and I always let my borrowers know this information.

Q: What do you find most rewarding about your job? 
A: I find it rewarding helping my buyers get their dream home. Whether they are a seasoned buyer, first-time homebuyer, or even someone that has credit challenges – they are why I do this job. I love watching the buyers get their keys as the joy I feel is priceless. This is what the career is all about – helping someone purchase their biggest investment and becoming a part of their family.

Q: Anything else you’d like to say? 
A: I would like to thank my team at DHI Mortgage, especially my manager Jason Reid. Teamwork makes the dream work.