AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In partnership with a network of exceptional mortgage lenders in Texas, the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation (TSAHC) helped 1,838 Texas families purchase a home in 2015. These low-to-moderate income families were able to qualify for a low fixed interest rate mortgage loan, a grant for down payment assistance and/or an annual federal tax credit to help purchase a home. In total, TSAHC's programs provided $232 million in mortgage loans and $9.6 million in down payment assistance grants to home buyers in 2015.
TSAHC recently honored the top three loan officers helping families purchase a home with its home buyer programs:
Kim Lewis with Mortgage Financial Services, LLC assisted 32 home buyers in 2015, originating more than $4 million in mortgage loans. Ms. Lewis has been the top TSAHC lender seven years in a row.
Gabriela Rodriguez with First Community Mortgage assisted 28 home buyers in 2015, originating more than $3.1 million in mortgage loans. This is the third year in a row that Ms. Rodriguez has been recognized as a top TSAHC lender.
Ginger Smith with NFTN, Inc. dba Premier Nationwide Lending assisted 18 home buyers in 2015, originating more than $2.5 million in mortgage loans. This is Ms. Smith's first year to receive an award as a top TSAHC lender.
To view photos of the top loan officers, visit www.tsahc.org/news/article/2015-top-lenders
"Our participating loan officers play an essential role in helping TSAHC provide families with an affordable path to homeownership." said David Long, TSAHC President. "We want to express our appreciation to all of the loan officers and lenders who used our programs to help families buy a home in 2015."
TSAHC would also like to acknowledge the top mortgage companies who participated in TSAHC's home buyer programs in 2015:
Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc.: assisted 184 home buyers, totaling 23,419,209 in mortgage loans
PrimeLending: assisted 196 home buyers, totaling $22,787,748 in mortgage loans
Everett Financial, dba Supreme Lending: assisted 148 home buyers, totaling $21,656,998 in mortgage loans
NTFN, Inc. dba Premier Nationwide Lending: assisted 157 home buyers, totaling $20,187,107 in mortgage loans
Complete information on TSAHC's home buyer programs, including an eligibility quiz for home buyers, can be found by visiting www.readytobuyatexashome.com.
About Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation
The Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation (TSAHC) is a statewide non-profit organization created by the Texas Legislature whose mission is to serve the housing needs of low-income Texans and other underserved populations who do not have comparable housing options through conventional financial channels. For more information, please visit www.tsahc.org.
Contact: Janie Taylor (512) 477.3563
SOURCE Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation