South Dakota Housing today recognized the seven top loan originators of its homeownership loan programs. These programs provide affordable homeownership financing opportunities, which in turn provides security for families, stabilization for communities and the foundation from which dreams are built upon.
The top South Dakota Housing loan originators of 2022 are:
Ryan Spellerberg, First Premier Bank, Sioux Falls;
Julie Brownell, American Bank & Trust, Aberdeen;
Cory Marek, Plains Commerce Bank, Mitchell;
Jamie Olson, American Bank & Trust, Huron;
Sarah Erickson, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, Watertown;
Ellen Hesla, Dacotah Bank, Webster;
Thomas Myers, Dakotaland Federal Credit Union, Huron.
Together these seven loan originators contributed more than $54 million in homeownership loans in twelve months. In a year when it was challenging to become a homebuyer, these lenders consistently promoted affordable homeownership products so that our agency was able to assist more than 2,100 homebuyers purchase a home.
“I am proud that with the help of our lender partners, our agency financed more than $421 million in loans,” said homeownership programs director Brent Adney. “It is truly a group effort and our partners played a key role in the homebuying process for our homebuyers and the success of our programs.
In addition, South Dakota Housing also honored the top five lending institutions within the state. They are Plains Commerce Bank, First Premier Bank, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, Gateway Mortgage, and First International Bank & Trust.
About the Loan Originator Recognition Program
The South Dakota Housing Loan Originator Recognition Program is an annual honor designed to recognize loan originators who consistently promote affordable housing by offering South Dakota Housing’s programs. Loan originators from South Dakota Housing’s Participating Lenders were divided into seven geographic areas by county population base and the number of South Dakota Housing loans purchased.
About South Dakota Housing
South Dakota Housing Development Authority was created by the South Dakota Legislature in 1973 with a stated mission to provide opportunities for quality, affordable housing for South Dakotans. South Dakota Housing is a self-supporting, nonprofit entity known for our commitment for providing innovative financing solutions to create and preserve affordable housing. South Dakota Housing utilizes housing bonds, tax credits, and other federal and state resources to fund housing programs which provide mortgage and downpayment assistance, housing construction and rehabilitation, homelessness prevention, rental assistance, and educational opportunities.
For more information:
Brent Adney, Homeownership Programs Director, SD Housing, 605.773.5157
Lorraine Polak, Executive Director, SD Housing, 605.773.3181