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Michael Bartels

Mortgage Loan Officer, VP

Michael has over 20 years of mortgage lending experience. He specializes in all aspects of consumer mortgages including FHA, VA, Conventional and Construction lending. His passion for helping people and his love for teamwork are a perfect fit to providing tailored mortgage solutions to fit the needs of his clients. Michael is committed to working closely with realtors and homebuyers to make the process enjoyable and stress free as possible. The excitement from first-time home buyers is contagious and gives Michael a tremendous sense of satisfaction. He also considers repeat business and referrals to be the highest compliment a client can give.

Now that we are settled in we jut wanted to take the time and thank you so very much for listening to our life and helping us out. We are very gratefull you came into our lives and gave us a chance to start over considering my health issue. Thank you many times over!!!
Mike & Nancy
I had the honor and was blessed enough to own a Buffum home. This isn’t just ANY Buffum home, though; it was one the owner himself built and raised his family in. Built in 1992, the quality still far exceeds homes built in that time. With 10-foot ceilings and quality trim work, not much has changed between the three owners prior to me. Some design changes, but the quality of originality still shines through! I happen to be a realtor myself, so I know quality when I see it and how homes age over the years. If you’re considering buying new construction or an existing Buffum home, you will not be disappointed! This builder puts his heart and soul into the final product we raise our families in, and the quality is top-notch. Amazing job to the Buffum team, past and present!
Amy G.
Buffum Homes built a beautiful home for my family in 2003 in Byron Center. It was a Parade Home that deservedly won awards for the design and workmanship. The project was managed by a very skilled and caring project manager, and we were very pleased with the end product! They coordinated many things, including making sure the property was laid out properly for a new swimming pool. I can say from experience that Buffum Homes builds a beautiful and design-friendly home and truly cares about their customers! I have since lived in four other Buffum Homes, and the quality was matched in all of them! Norm, Josh Buffum, and the whole team of professionals at Buffum Homes are a wonderful group of caring people. I know the construction business can be very challenging, but they did a terrific job in bringing the projects/houses together for our family. I would highly recommend Buffum Homes for any new home project! Pick Buffum Homes for your next custom home building or just buying, and you will be glad you did!
Amanda H.
My husband David and I have built three homes in Caledonia in the past 20 years. By far this last home we built with Buffum has been the most quality and beautiful home we've owned.
David & Patricia G.
The Buffum 'family' built my dream home. From design to project completion, they were totally professional but always gave helpful and unbiased advice to help me choose the right options for me. I would use them again!
Andy C.
Kyle and I couldn’t be happier with our new home! Buffum Homes did an amazing job from start to finish. Josh was great to work with through all of the planning and customizing, and Steve was a wonderful project manager. We’re so happy we chose Buffum!
Kyle & Maura