— Waterstone Mortgage Corp. said Thursday it has been named
as a 2013 Platinum Million Dollar Lender by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture.
The award is presented each year to lenders who have
partnered with, and made a significant contribution to,
supporting Wisconsin rural residents looking to become
homeowners through the USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing
Program, according to a statement.
In fiscal year 2013, Waterstone Mortgage Corp. utilized more
than $5 million of GRH program funds by financing home
purchases to help moderate-income individuals and families
in Wisconsin. Additionally, the company closed over 580 USDA
loans nationwide in 2013, the statement said.
“Waterstone Mortgage is honored to be named as a Platinum
Million Dollar Lender,” said Eric Egenhoefer, president and
CEO of Waterstone Mortgage. “The USDA Rural Housing program
has helped us achieve our mission of providing our customers
with the right loan programs to meet their needs and give
them a clear path toward homeownership. We look forward to
continuing this relationship in 2014 and beyond.”