Freddie Mac reveals winners of Home Possible RISE Awards

Awardees recognized for "helping borrowers overcome affordability challenges"

Freddie Mac reveals winners of Home Possible RISE Awards

Freddie Mac has announced the winners of its annual Home Possible RISE Awards, which recognizes top mortgage companies committed to making sustainable homeownership through the Freddie Mac Home Possible loan product.

On a national level, United Wholesale Mortgage won in the greatest volume category. Its rival, Rocket Mortgage, scooped the fastest growth award.

Home Possible is Freddie Mac’s affordable mortgage offering for very low- to low-income homebuyers. The company purchased over 77,000 Home Possible and HFA Advantage mortgage loans in 2022. Of the Home Possible mortgages acquired, 80% supported first-time homebuyers.

“We applaud our lender partners for helping borrowers overcome affordability challenges to achieve sustainable homeownership with our Home Possible mortgage,” said Danny Gardner, senior vice president of mission and community engagement at Freddie Mac Single-Family.

To determine the winners, Freddie Mac reviewed 2022 data and awarded the top organizations across several categories. Lenders must be active Freddie Mac sellers/servicers, and correspondent lenders and brokers must originate through those sellers/servicers.

This year’s RISE Award winners are:

Greatest volume

  • National – United Wholesale Mortgage
  • Regional – Bell Bank Mortgage
  • Community – Neighborhood Loans
  • Corporate – Hallmark Home Mortgage

Fastest growth

  • National – Rocket Mortgage
  • Regional – Planet Home Lending
  • Community – A+ Mortgage Services
  • Corporate – Go Mortgage

HFA Advantage volume

  • National – Fairway Independent Mortgage
  • Regional – Academy Mortgage
  • Community – Flat Branch Mortgage
  • Corporate – Veridian Credit Union

Broker volume

  • NEXA Mortgage

Top new originator

  • Mortgage Research Center

Correspondent volume

  • TowneBank

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