The Morning Newsâ€”Melanie Moore
Susan Semba, vice president of Idaho Housing and Finance Association, is pictured with the three recipients of IdaMortgage STAR (Saluting Top Area Realtors Award) awards. From left are Gail Bishard of Premier Properties Real Estate Co. (Bronze Award), Andy Hasselbring of RE/MAX Preferred Properties (Silver Award) and Tami Fairchild of Heartland Real Estate (Gold Award).
BLACKFOOT â€” Two Blackfoot realtors have been recognized by the Idaho Housing and Fiance Association for their commitment to the IdaMortgage program.
Tami Fairchild of Heartland Real Estate received the gold STAR (Saluting Top Area Realtors Award) for representing eight IdaMortgage homebuyers. Andy Hasselbring of RE/MAX Preferred Properties received the silver STAR award for representing buyers on six IdaMortgage loans. The awards are based on the number of IdaMortgage loans closed over a two-year period.
Additionally, Brandon Falter of Riverside Real Estate received a Certificate of Appreciation for four or more IdaMortgage loans.
These realtors were among the top 75 in the region invited to an appreciation luncheon Thursday in Pocatello hosted by Idaho Housing and Finance Association.
â€śRealtors play a key role in providing information about the IdaMortgage Loan program, and this partnership is important to our programâ€™s success,â€ť Susan Semba, IHFA Vice President of Homeownership Lending said. â€śThey provide such a great service to help people find the right home.â€ť
IdaMortgage is a homeownership lending and resource center. For nearly 40 years, the lending program has helped more than 71,000 Idaho families "Start Smart! " The program helps people get into new homes with low mortgage rates, homebuyer education, down payment assistance and homebuyer tax credits. In the Pocatello area alone, more than 19,042 families have received more than $500 million in IdaMortgage home loans.
The realtors recognized Thursday represent 202 buyers who purchased their homes with IdaMortgage home loans in the last two yearsâ€”representing a collective total of more than $22 million in loan reservations. The following realtors received STAR Awards during the IdaMortgage Appreciation Luncheon:
Gold Award - Tami Fairchild, owner of Heartland Real Estate, for representing eight IdaMortgage homebuyers.
Silver Award - Andrew Hasselbring, RE/MAX Preferred Properties, for representing six IdaMortgage homebuyers.
Bronze Award - Gail Bishard, Premier Properties Real Estate Co., for representing six IdaMortgage homebuyers.
These realtors were recognized for representing at least four IdaMortgage home loan buyers: Tracy Bixby, Idaho Homeland Real Estate; Jay Christensen, RE/MAX Country Real Estate; Becky Delbridge, RE/MAX Country Real Estate; Brandon Falter, Riverside Real Estate; Joe Haber, RE/MAX Country Real Estate; Gloria Howell, Gate City Real Estate Company; Pam Maguire, RE/MAX Country Real Estate; Greg McCune, RE/MAX Country Real Estate; TJ Merzlock, Professional Realty Services; Tom Stoddard, Satterfield Realty & Development, Inc.