PROVIDENCE, RI (April 16, 2015) – Homestar Mortgage was recently honored by Rhode Island Housing for their outstanding support of first-time homebuyers at the housing agency’s annual realtor breakfast. Over 300 real estate professionals gathered at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick on April 3rd, which marked the first time Rhode Island Housing honored a FirstHomes tax credit lender.

The FirstHomes Tax Credit program was launched by RI Housing in July of 2014, and Homestar provided tax credits to nearly all of the company’s eligible first-time home buying customers.  This exemplary record solidified Homestar Mortgage’s recognition as FirstHomes Tax Credit Lender of the Year.

“We are pleased to recognize Homestar Mortgage as Rhode Island Housing’s first-ever FirstHomes Tax Credit Lender of the Year for their outstanding work connecting new homeowners with the benefit of a FirstHomes Tax Credit,” said Barbara Fields, Executive Director of Rhode Island Housing. “Homestar was also one of our top lenders this year, helping more residents achieve their dream of homeownership and make Rhode Island a better place to live, work and raise a family.”

“On behalf of the entire team at Homestar, we are honored to accept this recognition from Rhode Island Housing,” said Steve Tetzner, Vice President of Homestar Mortgage.  “Each day, we strive to help consumers attain their dream of home ownership through innovative programs and customized mortgage options. We are fortunate to have great partners to work with, such as Rhode Island Housing, and we look forward to continuing this relationship for many years to come.”

About Homestar Mortgage

Homestar Mortgage is one of Rhode Island’s largest independent mortgage lenders and brokers, offering home and commercial loans, constructions loans, reverse mortgages, and refinancing programs. With offices in Providence and Wakefield, Homestar is a licensed mortgage lender and broker in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Florida.  Homestar was founded by Carl and Stephen Tetzner, who combined have over 60 years of mortgage expertise, and are backed by a dedicated team of loan officers and support staff.