Millennial Fast Facts

Nov 16
Category | Informational

New Hires

Welcome Sally Vandergriff!

Oct 20
Category | New Hires

Homestead Funding would like to welcome Sally Vandergriff to our Sarasota, FL sales team! Sally brings with her over 30 years of mortgage industry experience.  Originally from Illinois, Sally now calls Southern Florida her home. 

Sally says she is excited to join Homestead because of the support her manager provides her as well as the variety of products and marketing the company offers.

Welcome, Sally!

New Hires

Welcome Matthew Buono!

Oct 19
Category | New Hires

Homestead Funding is happy to welcome Matthew Buono to our Hudson, NY branch. Matthew previously worked at Homestead for five years in both operations and in sales. Matthew says he is excited to rejoin the Homestead team because the company strives for greatness and he wants to be involved with that drive.

Matthew is also currently a Police Officer with the Town of Hunter Police Department and has been in law enforcement for the past sixteen years. Originally from Saugerties, NY, Matthew now calls Catskill, NY his home. He attended SUNY Albany where he received his BA in Criminal Justice. Matthew spends much of his free time with his family: he often volunteers his time coaching his children in youth soccer, basketball, and baseball.

Welcome Matthew!


Homestead Funding Corp. is proud to announce that McGlone Mortgage Company, Inc. has joined Homestead and will now be known as Homestead Funding Corp. dba McGlone Mortgage Group. Founded in 1999, McGlone Mortgage Company, Inc. is headquartered at 3701 Evergreen Drive, Appleton, WI 54913. The McGlone team has been committed to helping their clients find the best mortgage solutions for over fifteen years. Currently, McGlone Mortgage group is licensed in seven states with licenses pending in eleven others. 

As a consumer-direct lending platform, McGlone Mortgage Group will be utilizing the resources, tools, and technologies that have helped Homestead Funding Corp. grow to an industry leader in the Eastern half of the United States.

In addition to helping customers beyond Homestead and McGlone’s current geographical footprints, the two companies working together will allow all employees additional opportunities for growth in other areas of the mortgage industry.

About Homestead Funding Corp.

Homestead Funding Corp. is a multi-state licensed mortgage banker with branches located throughout the eastern U.S. In operation since 1995, our corporate headquarters is located in Albany, New York where we have perennially been the area's largest independent mortgage lender. We have tens of thousands of satisfied customers, originated billions of dollars in residential mortgage loans and maintained a reputation of exceptional service, honesty, integrity and financial reliability.

About McGlone Mortgage Company, Inc.

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, McGlone Mortgage Group is committed to helping clients find the right mortgage product. We understand that every borrower is different, and we offer a variety of products to meet each individual’s requirements. We make the process of securing a mortgage simple and straightforward by offering the latest financial tools that enable customers to make sound financial choices.

“McGlone Mortgage Group is an ideal fit with Homestead Funding Corp., and we are thrilled to have them become part of the Homestead family”, said Mike Rutherford President and CEO of Homestead Funding. “Our company cultures are very similar with regard to business operations, customer service, and employee experience. We believe the McGlone Mortgage team will be an important asset as Homestead Funding Corp. expands its presence throughout the United States.”


To Buy Or Not To Buy

Oct 2
Category | Informational

If you or someone you know is still on the fence about homeownership, now may be a good time to take another look at buying a home. Here’s why.

Rates – Mortgage rates are still REALLY low. While rates aren’t as low as they were a few years ago, they are still some of the best rates that Americans have seen since the 1970s. By taking advantage of these amazing rates, you can save some serious money, especially considering that renting costs are expected to continue to increase. For a look at the historic rate data, check it out here

Building a future – Owning a home means that you are in control of your property. If you want to paint or change the carpets, you don’t have to get written permission in advance. The financial advantages of home ownership maybe appealing. Owning a home helps you build equity over time. A more immediate advantage is the potential to receive multiple tax deductions. An added bonus is that you’re paying for something that is yours, and not increasing your landlord’s wealth.

It’s personal – Beyond the dollars and cents, there is a softer side of homeownership. There is the stability of being in a community and part of the neighborhood – a kind of belonging that can often be missing in the rental world. Owning a home can also offer a feeling of comfort and continuity. After all, there’s no place like home. 

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