DES MOINES, IOWA (February 23, 2023) — The Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) recently announced its 2022 top mortgage lenders and Realtors®. The awards were given to the lending institutions, loan originators and Realtors® who assisted the most homebuyers through IFA programs in 2022.

IFA offers mortgage and down-payment assistance programs for Iowa homebuyers through a network of more than 400 lenders throughout the state. These partnerships offer Iowans the convenience of working with their local lender and access to IFA’s down-payment and closing cost-assistance programs.

In 2022, local lenders assisted 2,300 Iowans in purchasing a home using IFA mortgage and down-payment assistance programs and nearly 64,000 have reached their goal of homeownership through the program since its inception.

“Not only is homeownership a leading driver of wealth creation for families, but it is also a significant economic catalyst, with every home sale spurring additional local investments in our communities,” said IFA Executive Director Debi Durham. “I congratulate our top partners for their work in making homeownership a reality for thousands of Iowans.”

“The Lincoln Savings Bank team is honored to be named IFA’s Top Lender of 2022,” said Erik Skovgard, President and CEO, Lincoln Savings Bank. “As a community bank, we pride ourselves on being solution-seekers and relationship-builders and offering IFA’s mortgage down-payment assistance programs allows us to do just that for many Iowans who may not have believed that homeownership was within reach.”

More information about IFA’s homeownership programs, including an eligibility quick check and a list of lender partners is available at

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