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Home Loan was started to help our customers achieve their goals, and we're proud of our track record. But don't take our word for it. Here's what some of our customers have to say:

"Working with Mario [Loan Originator] at Home Loan Investment Bank made the often rocky road of refinancing smooth and almost easy. Once we sent our information to Mario he reviewed it quickly, and promptly let us know if anything was missing. We were in Arizona, the property we were refinancing was in Maine, and Mario was in Rhode Island, but working with Mario was like working with a next door neighbor!"

– Dave M.

 "In this day and age, it is rare to find true kindness, consideration and courtesy. Emily [Loan Originator] was all of those things and more. I just wanted you, her manager, to know what a really excellent job she did for us. Thank you.

– D. Gayle & Robert W.

"This is just to thank you for all of your help. We finally closed on the houses! Please know that we are very thankful to you for helping us achieve a 'new' dream in America. My husband came to America 18 years ago with one dollar in his pocket and now he owns three houses... thanks to Home Loan Bank."

– Carolina B.

"Thanks to Kristin [Loan Originator] and your bank loan, this New Year is certainly looking brighter for me and my children. I know that I am one of the many thousands of people your bank deals with on a daily basis, but I never felt like a number or an account."

– Maggie C.

"I am writing to thank your for the opportunity for us to finally bring our previously high mortgage rate down. Due to financial difficulties over the past several years, until now we have been unable to do so. The opportunity your institution has made available for us is making all the difference in us securing our financial future."

– Karen T.

 "Thank you so much for all your help on our recent loan. Your professionalism, knowledge and great customer services made it all happen."

 – Frank and Eileen S.

"I closed on a home refinance with Home Loan Investment Bank in May. Mario [Loan Originator] made the process easy and painless. Mario and Home Loan were great to work with. It was just like your neighborhood bank on the phone and over email, and they were always available to move the process forward. This was truly a once in a lifetime refinance opportunity. I have the same monthly payment for a 15 year fixed mortgage versus my old 30 year fixed mortgage. Thank you. "

– Nils M.

"Thank you for superior professionalism and just plain human compassion throughout my refinancing process."

– Sonja S.

"I have been a Real Estate Broker for over 24 years, dealt with a lot of banks, bankers and brokers and I have never been treated so kindly."

– Evelyn B.

"Lance [Loan Originator] was extremely helpful, answered all of our questions promptly, whether asked by phone or fax, and his attention to detail and follow up were commendable. It may be a level of excellence that you expect from all of your agents, but we found it exceptional and worthy of comment."

– Harold S.

"We have told other people about the great way we were treated and about the smooth refinancing experience your company and Emily [Loan Originator] provided and have referred them all to you for help in refinancing their home."

–Gay and John B.

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The housing market's slow return to 'normal'

Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 4:43:19 PM

The housing market gained notable momentum so far this year after struggling to find its footing following the real estate bubble bust. As a result, activity through the sector edged closer to "normal" in October.

During the month, based on construction rates, existing-home sales, as well as mortgage delinquency and foreclosure activity, the national housing market is 47 percent of the way back to levels experienced prior to 2006, according to Trulia's latest Housing Barometer.

"Not only is the housing market closer to normal than at any other point since the crisis, the recovery is also accelerating," said Trulia's chief economist Jed Kolko.

In October, residential construction surged 4 percent from the previous month to an annual rate of 894,000 units, the report said. Meanwhile, existing-home sales increased 2 percent on the same basis to an annualized rate of 4.79 million transactions. In addition, the combined delinquency and foreclosure rate fell to 10.64 percent, down from 11.27 percent in September and 11.88 percent in October 2011.

As the housing market continues to post improvements, a greater number of consumers could attempt to make the transition to homeownership in the coming months. However, prior to signing on the dotted line, borrowers should examine a mortgage comparison chart to ensure they get the best possible deal.ADNFCR-16001052-ID-800915917-ADNFCR