AFM opens finance office on Main Street

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN STAFF
American Financial Mortgage, a Wichita-based company with offices in Kansas City, opened a Hillsboro office in the Insurance Center Building on Main Street June 20.


Warren Priel, a Hillsboro resident for the past three years, will manage the office. He said he can schedule appoints with potential clients at the office or at the person’s residence or place of business.


AFM deals exclusively in mortgage financing, Priel said, including commercial, agricultural, and new and refinanced home loans. AFM also works with motels and hotels.


“We can offer the lowest rates when there’s excellent credit, and we can also do credit when it’s not quite so good,” he said.


Because of AFM’s less stringent credit requirements, Priel said the company sees itself as a resource for local banking institutions, not a competitor.


“We hope we can develop a relationship with them where they can refer some customers to us they don’t feel they can help,” Priel said. “We are more able to work, for instance, with self-employed persons, where income is harder to verify.”


Priel said AFM chose Hillsboro because it is trying to broaden its market to northern Kansas.


“It’s a good place to be to reach the northern part of the state,” he said.


People interested in finding out more about AFM’s services can call 947-5555. Priel said if he is not in the Hillsboro office at the time, the call will be forwarded automatically to the Wichita headquarters. He will be informed of the call and will set up an office appointment with the caller.


“We’re glad to be in Hillsboro and looking forward to serving people in this area,” Priel said.

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