Real estate professionals to receive “STAR” awards
BOISE, ID – November 4, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — During a REALTOR® Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, November 3, Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA) will honor 14 Canyon County REALTORS® and real estate companies who helped homebuyers utilize its IdaMortgage Home Loan program this past year. These REALTORS® represented 131 buyers who purchased their homes with IdaMortgage home loans in the last two years—for a collective total of more than $13.06 million in loan reservations.
“REALTORS® play a key role in providing information about, and contributing to the success of the IdaMortgage Loan program,” said Susan Semba, IHFA Homeownership Lending Director.
Since IHFA first began issuing home loans in 1978, the Association has invested more than $5.3 billion in loans for more than 70,000 Idaho families. In Canyon County alone, more than 14,700 families have received IdaMortgage loans through IHFA, an investment of over $1.1 billion.
The following REALTORS® will receive “STAR” (Saluting Top Area REALTORS®) Awards during a luncheon to be held noon Wednesday at the Historic Caldwell Train Depot. The awards presentation is slated to begin at 12:30 p.m.
Tami McHugh of Heritage Real Estate will receive the Gold Award for representing 12 IdaMortgage homebuyers. Tami has 25 years of experience as a CPA, and obtained her real estate license in 2001, and her broker’s license in 2003.
Rose Sanchez-Prideaux of Blossom Heights Realty will receive the Silver Award for representing 12 IdaMortgage homebuyers. She has been a REALTOR® since 2002, and prides herself in on the quality of service she provides her clients.
Juany Rehling of The Equity Savers will receive the Bronze Award for representing 11 IdaMortgage homebuyers. A REALTOR® since 2007, she specializes in families and first-time homebuyers.
Special Recognition, CBH Homes
Members of the CBH Homes team were also honored with the top business sales group at the luncheon.
Certificates of Appreciation
These REALTORS® will be recognized for representing at least five IdaMortgage home loan buyers: Angilene Cowles, Keller Williams Realty Boise, Boise; Sam Fretwell, Signature Real Estate Group, LLC, Nampa; Thom Holzschuh, the TNT Group LLC, Nampa; Matthew LeBaron, Trust Realty, Nampa; Cindy Oldenkamp, Windermere/Access Realty, Caldwell; Andi Ryan, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group, Boise; Nikki Trautman, American Dream Real Estate, Inc., Caldwell; Greg Wilson, Market Pro, Meridian; Larry Wilson, Coldwell Banker Malheur Realty, Ontario.
The “STAR” awards are a statewide recognition program for REALTORS® who have helped their clients utilize IdaMortgage loan products. Winners are determined by the number of IdaMortgage loan program homebuyers they have represented.
Idaho Housing and Finance Association, a financial services and housing business organization, improves lives and strengthens Idaho communities by expanding housing opportunities, building self sufficiency, and fostering economic development.
Lisa Davis lisad (at) ihfa (dot) org
IHFA Public & Media Relations Officer
Katrina Thompson katrinat (at) ihfa (dot) org
Public Affairs Manager