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Lender Spotlight: Debra Alford, First Federal Mortgage

December 01, 2016

Lender Spotlight

Debra Alford | First Federal Mortgage, Tuscaloosa

Debra Alford has more than 15 years of mortgage experience, is a top performer in her area, and was a 2013 recipient of the Oliver Robinson Foundation's Black Achievers Award. Alford has been using AHFA's homeownership programs for the past 4 years and says they account for 65 percent of her monthly production.

Q: How did you hear about AHFA programs? 
A: Through my company, and also through word of mouth and the AHFA website. 

Q: What do you think is the greatest benefit of AHFA's programs?
A: The programs assist customers with their down payments, and help customers who don't qualify for some of the other 100 percent down payment programs.

Q: What do you like most about the programs? 
A: The fast turnaround times and being able to speak with AHFA's loan underwriters with any concerns or issues. 

Q: What do you find most rewarding about your job? 
A: I love meeting and talking to people, making their dream of homeownership a reality, and seeing the smiles on their faces at closing!