IHDA Lender Awards

Every year we recognize the hard work and dedication of our lending partners. Their support of IHDA programs helps thousands of families across Illinois. Congratulations to our Top Lenders and Loan Officers! 

Introducing Our Statewide Winners!

We've expanded our award categories to include loan officers who have helped the most borrowers across Illinois. These Loan Officers represent the hard work and commitment that goes into helping borrowers across Illinois! Congratulations!

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1ST PLACE

STATEWIDE LOAN OFFICER

Diego Ramos

94 Units - $9,213,307.00

Envoy Mortgage 

NMLS ID: 1154265

Since 2014, Diego has proven to be a leader in mortgage lending.

 

Recognized by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, Diego is ranked #32 nationwide and #3 in Illinois. 

His commitment to helping homebuyers has been instrumental to families across Illinois. 

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Diego Ramos

779-537-9620

2ND PLACE

STATEWIDE LOAN OFFICER

Stacy Jones

69 Units – $6,630,279.00

Midwest Community Bank

NMLS ID: 565711

Stacy started in mortgage banking in 1990 as a loan processor and continued to grow her knowledge into closing and post-closing roles.  For the past 23 years she has been helping clients choose the best financing options customized to suit their needs.

 

"I find it an honor to be able to help someone make homeownership a reality!"  

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Stacy Jones

815-637-7605

3rd place

STATEWIDE LOAN OFFICER

Jason Accola

57 Units – $9,531,342.00

Wintrust Mortgage

NMLS ID: 755894

Since 2012, Jason has been annually recognized by the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) with the Governor’s Award as the Number One Mortgage Originator in the State of Illinois for first-time and repeat buyer down payment and closing costs assistance programs. He has provided more than $100 million in homebuyer assistance to over 700 families across Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.

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Jason Accola

312-646-4221

 

Top Lenders

Chicagoland Region

Lender
Phone
Lender's Website
Units
Volume
Guaranteed Rate
(708) 430-0300
https://www.guaranteedrate.com/
378
$56,107,710.38
Wintrust Mortgage Corp.
(312) 291-2900
https://www.wintrustmortgage.com/affordablehomeownership-il.html
367
$55,213,052.66
LoanDepot LLC
(877) 463-2610
https://www.loandepot.com/
215
$32,829,310.28
Lender
Phone
Lender's Website
Units
Volume
Envoy Mortgage
(815) 329-6530
https://www.mwbonline.com/
208
$20,528,550.46
Midwest Community Bank
(815) 637-7844
https://www.mwbonline.com/
206
$21,834,424.17
Blackhawk Bank
(815) 986-7170
https://www.blackhawkbank.com/
187
$16,805,000.32

Northwest Region

Central Region

Lender
Phone
Lender's Website
Units
Volume
Caliber Home Loans, Inc
(309) 216-6200
https://caliberhomeloans.com/
222
$27,204,008.10
First State Mortgage
(309) 664-9100
https://www.msiloans.biz/
116
$13,778,595.07
Town and Country Bank
(309) 445-8084
https://www.townandcountrybank.com/
67
$6,129,009.75

Southern Region

Lender
Phone
Lender's Website
Units
Volume
New American Funding Inc.
(618) 407-5564
https://www.newamericanfunding.com/
79
$8,184,657.22
USA Mortgage
(314) 628-2000
http://www.usa-mortgage.com/
56
$6,001,101.66
Guild Mortgage
(800) 283-8823
https://www.guildmortgage.com/
29
$4,001,162.89
 

Top Loan Officers

Chicagoland Region

Name
Company
Phone
Website
Units
Volume
Jason Accola
Wintrust Mortgage Corp.
(773) 302-1499
https://www.wintrustmortgage.com/affordablehomeownership-il.html
57
$9,531,342.00
Dan Rogers
Guaranteed Rate Inc.
(708) 430-0300
https://www.guaranteedrate.com/loan-expert/drogers
48
$7,298,867.00
Saul Pinela
Neighborhood Loans
(708) 738-1464
https://neighborhoodloans.com/agents/saul-pinela/
47
$8,520,508.00

Northwest Region

Name
Company
Phone
Website
Units
Volume
Diego Ramos
Envoy Mortgage
(779) 537-9620
https://dramos-envoy.mortgagewebcenter.com/
94
$9,213,307.00
Stacy Jones
Midwest Community Bank
(815) 637-7605
http://sjones.mwbonline.com/
69
$6,630,279.00
Margie Nowak
Blackhawk Bank
(815) 986-7114
https://blackhawkbank.mymortgage-online.com/MargieNowak.html
41
$3,685,610.00

Central Region

Name
Company
Phone
Website
Units
Volume
Karylle Wike
Town and Country Bank
(217) 329-1675
https://kwike-townandcountrybank.mortgagewebcenter.com/
39
$3,394,838.00
John J. Abraham
Caliber Home Loans, Inc.
(309) 370-5172
https://www.caliberhomeloans.com/loan-consultant/illinois/peoria/john-abraham
26
$2,237,603.00
Vikki Price
First State Mortgage
(309) 241-0305
http://www.msieasypath.com/officers/vikki-price/
23
$1,941,977.00
Deanna Reid
Caliber Home Loans
(309) 216-6220
https://www.caliberhomeloans.com/loan-consultant/illinois/morton/deanna-reid
23
$1,898,234.00

Southern Region

Name
Company
Phone
Website
Units
Volume
Becky Clifton
U.S. Bank NA
(618) 545-1241
http://mortgage.usbank.com/becky-clifton-centralia-il1.html
31
$2,196,179.00
Mike Vogt
Guild Mortgage
(618) 304-4598
https://branches.guildmortgage.com/il/swansea/michael-vogt-768-cnmvo.html
19
$2,131,994.00
Breeze Stephens
Guild Mortgage
702-810-6321
https://branches.guildmortgage.com/il/swansea/breeze-stephens-768-cnaste.html
19
$1,800,527.00
Jody Talick
New American Funding Inc
(618) 719-3695
http://www.choosejody.com
18
$1,864,305.00
 

How are the lenders and loan officers selected?

  • Statewide Top Loan Officers are scored by a count of total units across all regions within the State of Illinois.
  • Top Lenders are ranked by a count of total units purchased and compete within the region of which the majority of their loans are located – Units as defined as new 1st lien position mortgage.
  • Top Loan Officers are ranked by a unit count by NMLS number entered on each individual IHDA loan and compete within the region that majority of their IHDA loans are located in.
  • Chicagoland Region includes counties: Boone, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, Will
  • Northwest Region includes counties: Bureau, Carroll, Henry, Jo Davies, Lee, Mercer, Ogle, Putnam, Rock Island, Stephenson, Whiteside, Winnebago
  • Central Region includes counties: Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Coles, Cumberland, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Ford, Fulton, Greene, Hancock, Henderson, Livingston, Iroquois, Jersey, Knox, Logan, Macon, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, McLean, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Peoria, Piatt, Pike, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, Stark, Tazewell, Vermilion, Warren, Woodford
  • Southern Region includes Counties: Alexander, Bond, Clay, Clinton, Crawford, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Massac, Menard, Monroe, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Richland, Saline, St. Clair, Union, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White, Williamson