It is an honor to present the 2022 Homes for Heroes Affiliate Awards to these amazing affiliate members who went above and beyond in 2022! Thanks to the effort of our network of talented affiliate real estate and mortgage specialists, Homes for Heroes assisted nearly 7,500 heroes in buying or selling a home, and gave back nearly $18 million in Hero Rewards savings!
For the second year in a row, Homes for Heroes is pleased to announce that our National Director, Abby Waltz picked up her second RISMedia Newsmakers Crusader Award!
Many people are asking, “when will inflation go down?” Because it really hit the average American household hard over the past year – a trend that will likely continue in the year ahead. However, it has been trending lower each month, edging closer to the Federal Reserve’s two percent target.
Is a recession coming in the near future? Many economists have debated this point and even considered whether or not the U.S. dropped into a recession last year. We have managed to avoid a recession, but the possibility for a recession remains top of mind and experts are on watch.
When you are a national organization serving community heroes in every corner of the United States, you might miss some of the amazing charities in your own backyard. We didn’t. This month, Homes for Heroes targeted three of our neighboring organizations (Homes for Heroes is headquartered in Minnesota) because of their generous work helping first responders with some of the toughest issues out there: mental health, stress and community support. This month, each of the three grants for first responder organization were $10,000 to help them in their missions AND to honor the anniversary of 9/11.
Twenty years ago, Ruth Johnson and her family created Homes for Heroes, Inc. as a way to give back to community heroes who commit themselves to serving others; in the role of firefighter, EMS, law enforcement, military (active duty, reserve or veteran), healthcare professional or teacher. Today, Homes for Heroes has surpassed $100 million given back to more than 56,000 heroes on their home purchase or home sale transactions. It is one of several major milestones recently achieved by the company.
It is an honor to present the 2021 Homes for Heroes Affiliate Awards to these amazing affiliate members who went above and beyond in 2021! Thanks to the effort of our network of talented affiliate real estate and mortgage specialists, Homes for Heroes assisted over 9,000 heroes in buying or selling a home, and gave back nearly $20 million in Hero Rewards savings.
The war in Ukraine has created some market volatility, but that’s not unusual. In uncertain times global investors will look to move their investments into areas they feel are safe from conflict. This can cause fluctuations in the prices of US Treasuries, and yes, even mortgage bonds – which in turn impacts mortgage interest rates.
The amazing people at Homes for Heroes® continue to bring home the gold. Homes for Heroes’ Founder/CEO Ruth Johnson recently received the prestigious Beverly Faull Affordable Housing Leadership Award from the Down Payment Resource, the nationwide database for U.S. homebuyer assistance programs. Joining her ranks and gaining recognition is our own, Abby Waltz, recently announced as a RISMedia 2022 Real Estate Newsmaker!
It has never been more important to recognize the everyday trials the pandemic has created for our brave community heroes and find ways to give back to them. They have remained dedicated to serving our country and its diverse communities throughout this crisis.