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Notable News for April 2020

GLCVB Touts Positive Growth, Changes The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau held its annual meeting Feb. 25 and had findings for the hospitality industry of the area and the local economy. The regional hospitality agency reported a strong 61.6% occupancy rate for 2019, and the overall hotel room demand increased to over 1.06 million […]

Notable News for March 2020

Grannemann Wins ATHENA Leadership Award Karen Grannemann, CEO and general manager for the University Club of Michigan State University, will be recognized March 24 as the recipient of the 2019 ATHENA Leadership Award. The ATHENA Leadership Award is presented annually in over 500 communities internationally. It recognizes individuals for professional excellence, providing valuable service to […]

Real Estate Forecasts and Foreshadowing in 2020

    Mortgage Rates on the Decline The government-controlled company Freddie Mac expects mortgage rates to remain low over the next two years, averaging 3.8% in 2020 and 2021. Its forecast indicates the housing market will continue to stand firm, with home sales increasing from 6 million in 2019 to 6.2 million and then to […]

American Portfolio Mortgage Corp.

With branch locations across the United States, American Portfolio Mortgage Corp. is an independent direct lender and mortgage broker aimed at providing customers with a smooth and stress-free loan process. Eloy Martinez, a senior loan officer, helped bring American Portfolio to the Lansing area in 2016. Martinez recently sat down with Greater Lansing Business Monthly […]

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