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Welcome Angela Woods – Keller Williams Realty – Middle Georgia GA

Homes For Heroes AffiliateI love meeting new people and assisting them with their real estate needs.  I have over twenty years of experience in sales, marketing, and customer service. I have been a licensed real estate consultant for approximately 10 years.  I am a multi-million dollar producer and I truly enjoy my job.  My husband is retired military and I have two daughters, Sarah and Mikeya.

I clearly understand the stress that can be involved when moving or relocating.  I am here to assist you step-by-step.  There is great joy in making the dream of ownership become a reality for my customers.  I work with both buyers and sellers.  Please feel free to call, text, or email me today.

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Welcome Traci Green – Wallick and Volk Mortgage Lending – Victoria, TX

I have over 17 years of mortgage lending experience. I love helping my clients finance the home of their dreams. I pride myself in providing top notch customer service. I look forward to working with you on the most important purchase of your life. I understand that your home is the most important financial commitment you may make. I will assist you in realizing that your home is also a valuable financial tool, which can help you to achieve the dreams you envision for your future. My goal is to guide you through the entire loan process and help you to feel comfortable and confident as you make choices about the many options available to you. From Pre-Approval to Closing I will be with you every step of the way- to answer any questions you have. You can rest assured that I can also assist you after your loan closing with any questions you may have, and to make sure that your home loan is working for you and getting you closer to your long term financial goals. My plan is to be your Mortgage Consultant for life!

NMLS ID# 270407    W&V #  2973

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Welcome Jim Marcinkowski – Inlanta Mortgage – Fort Myers, FL

Jim Marcinkowski joined the U.S. Army at the age of 17. While in the military, he moved my way up through the ranks to become a Staff Sergeant and Team Leader of a Bomb Squad. He participated in Desert Shield and Storm. This is where he acquired leadership and management skills. This is some of the experience Jim brings to the mortgage business. He is committed to helping Heroesmake the most educated and best financial mortgage decisions. Jim enjoys helping Heroes meet their housing goals, needs, desires and investment needs.

The Fort Myers Inlanta Mortgage team’s philosophy is to provide you with the highest level of service and knowledge throughout the process. We take pride in going above and beyond the ordinary by providing exceptional customer care and service toward our client’s specific needs.


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Welcome David Pautsch – RE/MAX Integrity – Albany, Oregon

A Naval Officer with 23 years on active duty, I retired from the Navy in 2005 and started a new career in real estate in my adopted home town of Albany, Oregon.  After realizing that many people had misconceptions about real estate that cost them money and heart-ache, I developed the concept and began as host of Real Estate Talk on KGAL radio in January 2007 to try to get realistic information out to the public.  I moved to RE/MAX Integrity in 2008.  My approach to real estate has, since the beginning reflected the same core values that I learned in the Navy; “Honor, Courage, and Commitment.”  Given my military service, my membership in Rotary International and as the son of a nurse and the brother of another nurse, partnering with Homes for Heroes® just felt like the right next step to continue that tradition of service.  Thank you for giving me this amazing opportunity to give back.



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Marcus Vanzant – Marcus & Company Realty – Bradenton, Florida

I had been searching for a cause and a way to give back to my community as a business and as a business owner.  Once I heard about the Homes for Heroes program I knew this was just the thing.  My Father is a retired police officer and also served in the Air Force, my Grandfather served in WWII, my brother-in-law currently serves as a local police officer and my nephew just completed the law enforcement academy and was offered a position.  This organization and what it represents is near and dear to my heart. In the first week of joining this terrific organization we have been able to bless two Vietnam Veterans (one seller and one buyer) and a local Sheriff Crossing Guard who was hit by a car protecting our children.  The feeling of pride I get and that my agents get from being able to offer this token of our appreciation is overwhelming. I can’t wait to bring this service to the entire communities of Manatee and Sarasota Counties and bless more families who bless us every day with their generous service to our families, our communities and our country.


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Welcome Steven Divine – Realtor Affiliate – Dallas, TX

Homes For Heroes AffiliateThe moment I learned of Homes for Heroes, I knew I wanted to be involved.  I thought, “What a wonderful way to give back to the people that give so much of themselves to us everyday – from protecting us to saving our lives.”  Hello.  My name is Steven Divine and I am honored and excited to be affiliated with Homes for Heroes.  I am the President of Divine Premier Properties in Dallas, Texas and solemnly promise to exceed your expectations.  I have many family members and friends serving in our Hero Network and already consider “us” family. My goal is to inform all the local Heroes about this wonderful and easy way to buy and sell their homes.  You may also agree that saving a substantial sum of money is a great thing. Since we are already family, I would like to insure you my awesome and very efficient team will walk you through this entire process.  At the end of the day, we want you to know we are here for YOU!!!

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Welcome Stewart Title of Minneapolis

SGT Denise Laynor

SGT Denise Laynor

Here at Homes for Heroes, we are extremely proud and excited to partner with all of our “Friends” and “Affiliates” who work diligently to spread our mission and thank heroes for all the service they provide our communities. Very frequently we come across “Friends” or “Affiliates” that are drawn to our company through a special connection. I would like to welcome Stewart Title of Minneapolis as our newest Friend, as well as share their reason for becoming a Friend of Hero. The following is Stewart Title’s story in the words of Theresa Williams, Business Development Officer at Stewart Title in Minneapolis.


Stewart Title is very proud to become the newest affiliate member for Homes for Heroes.  It hits close to home because one of our own Escrow Officers, Denise Laynor enlisted in the Army Reserve in 1997 when she was just 17 years old.  She has served in South Korea, 2000 and 2003 and in Afghanistan 2004-2005.  SGT Denise Laynor has been awarded:

National Defense Service Medal

Global War on Terrorism Medal

Joint Service Commendation Medal – Afghanistan

Certificate of Appreciation – Afghanistan

Certificate of Achievement  – Noncommissioned Officer of the Month (2004) – Afghanistan

Army Commendation Medal

Army Achievement Medal

So you can see how important it is that Stewart Title and our employees support an association that helps the noblest of professions!  We have a HERO of our own!

Thank you Stewart Title for recognizing our heroes, especially when they are your own. And thank you Denise Laynor for all your service. You are truly what makes our country great!

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Welcome Tara Johnson – Realtor Affiliate – Rochester, MN

Being a Realtor is such a wonderful job! I consider many of my past clients good friends and part of my extended family. There are many reasons why people move and I pride myself in taking the time to get to know my client’s needs, wants, budget and help them navigate through the complex world of real estate. It is an honor to be affiliated with the Homes For Heroes program and I am looking forward to working with you to achieve your goals! I have been a licensed Realtor for the past 5 years and the Managing Broker at Keller Williams in Rochester for 2 years.  In addition to being a Broker I also hold the SFR  (short sale foreclosure resource) designation from the National Association of Realtors. The SFR designation was designed to help Realtors better serve buyers who are looking to purchase short sale or foreclosed (bank-owned) properties. I have also served on the Keller Williams ALC (Agent Leadership Council) since 2009, an honor reserved for the top producing leaders in my office.  I have lived in Rochester the past nine years and would love to show you why I love calling the “Med City” my home!

Homes for Heroes launches in Utah, Promises Savings for Public Servants

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah became the 44th state to welcome the Homes for Heroes initiative Monday, meaning nearly 200,000 local home-buyers may eventually be eligible to qualify for discounts on lending fees and closing costs.

Homes for Heroes was launched in Minnesota in 2001 and now works with 750 affiliates across the county offering home-buyer discounts to military members, law enforcement, firefighters and teachers, among others.

Mandi Henriod of WJ Bradley Mortgage Capital said the program is unlike any that her business has used to offer discounts before.

“We have teachers call all the time and ask, ‘Are there any discounts?’” Henriod said. “Right now, we have the Good Neighbor Next Door (Sales) program, but it only applies to (reclamation projects) in what are sometimes broken down neighborhoods. Homes for Heroes doesn’t dictate where the home can be located.”

Welcome Homes for Heroes Newest Director, Bonnie Carlson

From Cause to Career. Supporting veterans causes was a past-time, now Bonnie Carlson has made it a career. Bonnie Carlson of Rush City, Minnesota has worked many years in real estate. She brings this experience to her new position with Homes for Heroes as Director of Affiliates for New England and the Upper East Coast. Her son is a West Point Cadet and is pictured here with her in last falls 5K run with other West Point moms who helped raise money for Fisher House, an organization that provides housing for families of service men and women during recovery and treatment at military hospitals nationwide. See the article here.