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Iowa Finance Authority Announces 2020 Preferred Lender Designations

posted on Thursday, November 14, 2019 in Community News

The Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) announced that a total of 20 lenders have earned IFA’s 2020 Preferred Lender designation. IFA Preferred Lenders serve as ambassadors for Iowa home buyers seeking assistance with the homeownership process and are expertly trained in IFA mortgage and down payment assistance programs.

Preferred Lenders Mindy Hartz and Dee Murman

Mindy Hartz and Dee Murman, Mortgage Bankers with Northwest Bank in Sioux City and Fort Dodge were among those lenders to earn the Preferred Lender designation.

IFA offers affordable mortgage and down payment assistance programs for eligible home buyers through a seamless process with a network of hundreds of valued Participating Lenders across the state. Local lenders assisted 2,000 Iowans in purchasing a home using IFA programs in fiscal year 2019.

All IFA Participating Lenders serve as a trusted resource for home buyers in their area. IFA Preferred Lenders have received additional in-depth training and have committed to meeting various requirements including assisting a minimum number of home buyers through IFA programs each year.

“I congratulate the 20 loan officers who recently earned IFA’s Preferred Lender designation,” said IFA Executive Director Debi Durham. “IFA’s lender partners serve as excellent ambassadors for Iowa home buyers throughout the home buying process.”

Iowa lenders in good standing with IFA and that meet certain eligibility requirements are eligible to take the annual Preferred Lender training at the Housing Iowa Conference each September.

Northwest Bank is a $1.6 billion community bank that offers a full line of business, agricultural, mortgage, consumer deposit and lending services as well as wealth management services. Northwest Bank has offices located in Algona, Arnolds Park, Ankeny, Estherville, Fort Dodge, Humboldt, Le Mars, Milford, Sioux Center, Sioux City, Spencer, Spirit Lake, West Des Moines, Iowa and Omaha and La Vista, Nebraska.

Northwest Bank NMLS# 486668

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