Michael Brighton

Michael Brighton

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As a Manhattan native, I know the Flint Hills and the great communities we have here.  I’m excited to listen to your needs and work with you to create home financing solutions that are smart, simple, and right for you.  Beyond that, at First Mortgage Manhattan, we work with you for the life of your loans, so we are always there to help.

–  10 years in the Mortgage business.

–  K-State graduate and huge Wildcat Fan – EMAW!

–  Favorite quote: “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.” – Warren Buffett.  I focus on integrity and choosing to do what’s right over what’s easy.

–  Passionate about JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).  110 children and adults are diagnosed with this disease every day.  As a family, we volunteer and help raise money to hopefully find a cure!

Outside of work, I enjoy running and being outside.  My wife and I got engaged in Devil’s Den State Park and were married in Rocky Mountain National Park.  We love to hike and appreciate the beauty of nature.  We have two kids, Drew and Mary.

I believe my job is to establish a partnership between you and my company that will last for many years. My professionalism, knowledge and integrity will make you feel comfortable during the home loan process.  Let me show you how easy it can be when you work with a lender who puts your needs first.  Contact me today to learn more about what First Mortgage Manhattan can do for you.

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About First Mortgage Solutions

First Mortgage Solutions is a family owned and locally operated Mortgage Company founded on the principles of Honesty, Integrity, and Experience.

Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, First Mortgage Solutions is licensed in 17 states, as well as with the Federal Housing Authority (FHA), the Veterans Administration (VA), and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and has numerous locations in both Kansas and Missouri.

Specializing in refinance, purchase, home equity, and debt consolidation loans, it is our goal to find the best possible loan program for each individual homeowner. We realize that every one of our customers has a unique financial situation and goals, so it is imperative to us that these situations are taken into account and those goals are met when choosing the right loan program for every person. At First Mortgage Solutions, we do not offer any “Special Limited Time” offers, or charge any hidden fees. We simply take a consultative approach to lending in order to locate the perfect loan program, for each homeowner, every time.

Our Principles:
It is our vast experience in the industry, coupled with our principles of honesty and integrity that will help continue and strengthen our customers’ pursuit of the American Dream.
Honesty is important to people when dealing with their greatest financial asset. First Mortgage Solutions is a no nonsense, no hidden fees, up-front residential mortgage lender. Our customers are comfortable doing business with us because we take the time to educate them on the entire mortgage process, from application to close. We take the time to get to know our clients’ total financial picture in order to match them with the right type of loan program.
Integrity, in our office, means a firm adherence to a code of strict moral values. It is of great importance to our company that we operate every day with a sense of natural integrity. The current public view of the mortgage industry is one that has been clouded previously by amoral and dishonest behavior through the agency of our peers. Conversely, at First Mortgage Solutions, we adhere to our strict moral code of integrity in everything we do. By doing this, we intend to do our part, to reshape our industry’s reputation with every one of our customers, one at a time.


Experience is the third, and final, vital part of our company’s foundation. The team at First Mortgage Solutions boasts over 75 years of experience in the mortgage industry. Our team members know what it takes to complete each transaction timely and in a comfortable manner to all parties involved. Our comprehensive experience enables us to consult with our clients and make all of their financial options available to them. First Mortgage Solutions has the experience you can trust to know that you are in good hands.