Homestead Happenings
February 9, 2021

A Year in Review

We can all agree that 2020 was an unusual year. But today, we wanted to look back at Homestead’s journey throughout 2020 and appreciate the accomplishments our team has made. We are so grateful to have a strong, adaptable, and hard-working team, and we want to take the time to acknowledge their hard work and success.

“We don’t have a crystal ball that can tell us what the future will bring, and no one could have predicted what occurred in 2020, but there are two things that are certain in 2021. The first is that we have the very best people and whatever is in store for us, together we will not only survive, but thrive. The second is that we will continue to truly care about each other and the customers we serve.” – Jane Borbee, Senior VP of Operations

We Helped More than 15,800 Families with Home Financing

With mortgage rates low throughout much of 2020, we helped so many more families achieve their home financing goals. We continued to offer exceptional customer service through individualized attention to each borrower’s unique needs, and we did it safer than ever. We moved most of our team to remote working, and everyone worked hard to contribute to an efficient, smooth process, despite the challenges and the enormous increase in business.

We Provided Nearly 100 Jobs

In an uncertain time, we are so thankful that we were able to not only provide safe options for our employees to continue working, but we were also able to bring on so much new talent and provide jobs to many people. We supplied jobs to almost 100 people, giving them the opportunity to enjoy a safe and fulfilling position.

Most of Our Employees Began Working from Home

Employee health and safety has always been of the utmost importance to us. That’s why we were quick to send our workforce to work from home, providing them with the necessary equipment and accommodations for making the transition to remote working as easy as possible. We are so proud of the adaptability of our employees who adjusted while being as productive as ever. We couldn’t be more grateful to have such a flexible, hardworking team.

We Made Home Financing Safe and Convenient

In 2020, we adjusted to the challenges of a pandemic by implementing COVID-19 safety measures and working to keep our team and our borrowers healthy. We also upgraded our technology and efficiencies to create a more seamless process for our borrowers. With the launch of a new mobile app, an easy-to-use website, and more useful tools, our ability to provide convenient home financing was only strengthened, and our team was able to make home financing possible as well as safe and simple for so many families during a challenging period.

“2020 taught us that amazing people are still an organization’s greatest asset, and we are fortunate to have so much talent and dedication on our team. 2020 also gave us the opportunity to enhance and upgrade our systems and technology. This enhanced the workflow of our internal support team as well as the client facing solutions, to continually create an environment where technology and personalized service result in an exceptional experience.” – Daniela Bigalli, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing

Going into 2021, we are looking forward to all the wonderful things our team will accomplish, and we can’t wait to help more and more families achieve their home financing goals. If you’re looking for the right home financing solution to suit your needs, be sure to contact us today and one of our experienced and helpful Loan Originators will be ready to guide you through the mortgage process.