Corey Phelps of Front Street Mortgage in Traverse City Michigan
Corey Phelps with his adorable twins in the OMPS Gym | Jane Boursaw Photo
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I first met Corey Phelps when Old Mission Peninsula School (OMPS) was transitioning into a charter school. Corey is the vice-president of the Old Mission Peninsula Education Foundation – the nonprofit group formed to shepherd the school into its next chapter – so we’d see each other at gatherings, meetings and fundraising events.

I also met his wife, Julia Bloxsom Phelps, a realtor with the Werth & Phelps Team at Real Estate One, president of the OMPS PTO, and organizer extraordinaire of the OMPS Boots & Bling Fundraiser, along with their adorable twin daughters.

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One summer evening when Tim and I found ourselves chatting with Corey and Julia on the back deck of their lovely home here on the Old Mission Peninsula, we learned that Julia is related to the Bluff Road Bloxsoms that Tim grew up with, including Bonnie, Patty and Eddie. They’re the family behind the longtime Traverse City business Bloxsom Roofing.

So when Corey approached me about advertising his business Front Street Mortgage, where he’s a co-founder and senior loan officer, in Old Mission Gazette, I knew he’d be a perfect fit. And yes, I’m pretty picky about who gets to advertise in the Gazette!

Here was a family who had only moved to the Old Mission Peninsula in the past 20 years, and yet had quickly become a vital part of our community, not only with OMPS but also with their thriving businesses.

Corey is also a great spokesperson for the OMP Education Foundation, like that time earlier this year when he and President Amanda Renkiewicz spoke to the Old Mission Women’s Club about how things are going (great, by the way) and gratefully accepted a grant from the ladies to establish a security system at the school.

I admit I don’t know a lot about mortgages, other than I have to make sure mine’s paid every month, but I do know a lot about Corey. I know he’s honest and operates his business with integrity, not to mention he’s a great guy, to boot.

I stood next to him last Halloween while Peninsula Community Library director Vicki Shurly read spooky stories to the kids in the OMPS woods, and Corey not only made sure I had a good spot to take photos, he also kept me from falling over myself in the night-time woods.

He’s also at just about every OMPS event I’ve gone to in recent years, helping out or being that all-important DJ to keep the kids happy with upbeat music.

I also know that over the last 20 years, Corey has counseled thousands of families on how to purchase and refinance their homes, and that most of his business comes from repeat clients, client referrals and realtor referrals.

That says a lot, because as with any industry, you don’t get repeat customers and referrals in the mortgage industry without being the best at what you do. For Corey, that means being attentive to details, making complex transactions easy for clients, and choosing the best mortgage options for you and your family.

Not only that, but he’s your LOCAL mortgage guy. That means decisions are made quickly and closings happen on time. In this day and age when the mortgage industry seems complicated for most of us who don’t think about it every day, Corey is a family-oriented mortgage pro who will work in your best interest as you’re making the biggest decisions of your life.

When it comes to mortgages, go with the the guy who’s passionate about helping home buyers and home owners – Corey Phelps of Front Street Mortgage. Click here for more info, or feel free to contact Corey at [email protected] or (231) 360-7283.

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Corey Phelps of Front Street Mortgage in Traverse City Michigan

A NOTE FROM JANE: I started Old Mission Gazette in 2015 because I felt a calling to provide the Old Mission Peninsula community with local news. After decades of writing for newspapers and magazines like the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Family Circle and Ladies' Home Journal, I really just wanted to write about my own community where I grew up on a cherry farm and raised my own family. So I started my own newspaper.

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