In the Community

The Winners Are In!

Aug 15
Category | In the Community

From June 1st to July 31st, all mortgage applications submitted with Homestead were entered into our Back to School Contest. We pulled two winners and they each won a $250 Visa Gift Card!

Drumroll please…

Joe and Brittany

Our first winners were Joe and Brittany, who are currently working with Loan Originator Jason Young! They’re about to close on their home, and couldn’t have been more thrilled to find out from Jason that they were one of the winners of our contest.

Joe and Brittany have experienced a bunch of firsts this year. They just got engaged, they’re buying their first home, and their son Joey is starting his first year at pre-school. They can’t wait to put this extra money towards preparing Joey for his first year at school!

We wish Joey luck on his first day, and Joe and Brittany all the happiness in the world experiencing many more firsts in their new home.




Our second winner was Ramona! Ramona is currently working with Loan Originator Amy O’Rourke. She came to Homestead from Pioneer Bank, and says that she couldn’t be happier working with Amy. Ramona is in the process of purchasing her first home, and having lived previously in only apartments, she is VERY excited to start shopping for her new place!

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Red Cross Blood Drive

Jul 14
Category | In the Community

We would like to thank everyone who donated blood at our drive yesterday! Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we surpassed our goal by 34%!

Blood Drive Goal: 23
Presenting Donors: 34
Pints Collected: 31
First  time donors: 3
Potential Lives Saved: 93
% of goal achieved: 134%

For more information about the Red Cross, or to donated blood, please go to their website:

In the Community

Homestead Wins First Game!

Jul 7
Category | In the Community

Homestead Funding won its first game for the season! In the game against McGeary's Irish Pub, the final score was 14-6. Here are some of the highlights:

Matt Milavec – 2 home runs
Dan Squires – 2 hits and great all around defense
Ashley Barlow – Amazing line drive catch at second base
Tony Felitte – Game winning pitcher

6 runs were scored in the 4th inning!

Captain Chris Smith said, "Just an overall solid game with great defense and good hitting from everyone!"

The next game is Monday, July 11th at 6:15pm against the 1st place team!

We hope the Homestead team can keep the momentum going! Congratulations team!

In the Community

Homestead Funding’s softball team had its first game last night. This is our first season participating in a coed softball league are we are very excited to be in the league! The final score was Homestead 10 - Recovery Sports Grill 11.

Here are some of the highlights from the evening:

Nick White- Pitched a complete game and also went 3 for 3 with 2 RBIs
Jane Borbee- Went 1 for 2 with 2 RBIs
Brandon Shaw- Went 2 for 3 with a triple 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored
Pete Ogno- went 2 for 2 with a run scored
Nick Rutherford- went 2 for 2 with an RBI and run scored
Caitlin Roddy- went 2 for 3 with an RBI and run scored
Matt Milavec- went 2 for 3 with a double and triple and a run scored
Dan Squires- went 1 for 1 with homerun
Cam Felitte- went 3 for 4 with an RBI and 2 runs scored

Thank you to everyone who played and all the fans who attended! Even though we didn’t win, it’s sure to be an exciting season.

To check out Homestead’s game schedule, please click here. We hope to see you there!




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Showcase of Homes

Aug 26
Category | In the Community

Homestead Funding is excited to announce that it will continue its annual support of the Saratoga Showcase of Homes and is a proud sponsor of this year’s festivities!

The 2015 Saratoga Showcase of Homes is presented over three weekends beginning September 19-20, 26-27 & October 3-4. Tickets are still only $20 which allows you to visit these spectacular homes over six weekend days from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  This year’s edition has 12 locations from 11 of our area’s finest builders on display in Saratoga County. Homestead Funding is a proud sponsor of the event and is happy to be a part of the festivities. Licensed Loan Originator Drew Aiello from our Southern Clifton Park branch has been a sponsor of the tour busses for over 10 years!

Tickets are available at Adirondack Trust, Saratoga National Bank & Trustco Bank locations, Curtis Lumber in Ballston Spa, and Roohan Realty on Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs. Tickets can also be purchased online at and are always available at any showcase home during tour hours. Once again this year, each showcase ticket holder will receive a FREE shoe/tote bag at the first home visited!

Participating award-winning builders are; Bella Home Builders, Belmonte Builders, Bordeau Builders, Executive Builders, Heritage Custom Builders, Marini Homes, McPadden Builders, Saratoga Builders, Stillwater Landings, The Michaels Group, and Witt Construction which has two homes on the tour. To view an interactive map with locations, directions and much more information on these homes, please visit the dedicated website.

New this year is Showcase Snacks! Food trucks will be at selected showcase homes during the tour for you to purchase and enjoy a delicious lunch or snack on the go. This includes Grillin’ & Chillin’, Airstream Catering, Mr. Ding-A-Ling and more! Please check the website for details and locations. 

In addition, a special 30-minute Saratoga Showcase of Homes TV Show is currently being produced and will air on four networks in September closer to the event. This will include exclusive interviews with all the builders plus a sneak peek at their showcase home. Stay tuned for the complete schedule on the website. You can also hear more details about the event by listening to the Homestead Funding Mortgage hour Sundays at 11am on WGY 810AM or 103.1FM. 

Now celebrating its 20th year, this annual community event has contributed nearly $900,000 to our local charities. Proceeds from the Showcase of Homes will benefit Rebuilding Together Saratoga County ( and Habitat for Humanity of Northern Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties ( For more details on the 2015 Saratoga Showcase of Homes event, please visit Check out FACEBOOK and follow all the updates on this year’s event!

About Saratoga Builders Association

The Saratoga Builders Association, Inc. (SBA) is a specialized professional trade association representing an industry basic to the wellbeing and economy of the people of Saratoga County. Its membership includes residential and commercial builders, developers, remodelers, building material suppliers, sub-contractors, financial institutions, architects, engineers, realtors, attorneys and other industry professionals. SBA is committed to the continued growth, prosperity and quality of life in Saratoga County. For more information, please visit their website at or contact Barry Potoker, Executive Director at 366-0946 or

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