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Company News | April 22, 2022

Two Home Federal Mortgage Lenders Named Top Peforming Loan Officers

Kim Novotny and Pam Bleifus were named Top Producing Loan Officers by Minnesota Housing at the Platinum Level for their Single Family homeownership program loan production volume during 2021.

Housing is a foundation for success, and Minnesota Housing participating lenders and our Top Producers are committed to helping homebuyers build equity and wealth through successful homeownership so that all Minnesotans live in a stable, safe home they can afford in a community of their choice.

Minnesota Housing supports and strengthens homeownership by working with local loan officers like Novotny and Bleifus to provide affordable homebuyer loans. Minnesota Housing is committed to “Going big so all Minnesotans can go home.” In 2021 our participating lenders originated nearly 5,800 home mortgage loans for more than $1.29 billion statewide. First-time and repeat homebuyers can access programs with fixed interest rates and downpayment and closing cost loans up to $17,000. More information and eligibility requirements are available at www.mnhousing.gov. In addition to homebuyer loans, Minnesota Housing also provides home improvement loans through participating lenders and finances single-family and multifamily housing across the state.

The Minnesota Housing Top Producing Loan Officer Program has been recognizing individual loan officers with the highest volume of Minnesota Housing program loans for more than a decade. Loan officers from the participating lender network who meet regional production volume thresholds are recognized at one of three levels: Platinum, Gold and Silver.

“We applaud these Top Producing Loan Officers for their successful efforts to helping a record number of Minnesota families realize the dream of homeownership,” said Minnesota Housing Commissioner Jennifer Leimaile Ho.



Kim Novotny • Mortgage Lender • Rochester, MN Area

Kim Novotny

Kim uses her in-depth knowledge and more than 25 years of experience to help her clients smoothly navigate the mortgage loan process. She enjoys getting to know her clients and seeing the smiles on their faces when they purchase a new home. When you choose Kim and Home Federal, you’ll appreciate her knack for finding customized mortgage solutions for your financial situation.  

Kim's Info



Pam Bleifus • Mortgage Lender • Rochester, MN Area

Pam Bleifus

Since the year 2000, Pam has dedicated her career to helping people achieve the dream of owning their own home.  Her exceptional knowledge of the many mortgage loan options and her love of helping people has landed her a seat among the top in the industry.  With years of experience in the mortgage business and strong ties to the Stewartville and Rochester communities, you can count on Pam to guide you seamlessly through a stress-free home-loan process.  

Pam's Info



The Minnesota Housing Top Producing Loan Officer Program recognizes individual loan officers based solely on the number of Minnesota Housing first-time homebuyer loans produced in one of the designated regions for the program on an annual basis. Designations are not intended as a formal referral or preference for individual loan officers and no financial or other measurable benefit is intended to be granted to loan officers on a preferential basis. In connection with Single Family Division loan programs, Minnesota Housing does not make or arrange loans. It is neither an originator nor creditor and is not affiliated with any Lender. The terms of any mortgage finance transactions conducted in connection with these programs, including important information such as loan fees, the annual percentage rate (APR), repayment conditions, disclosures, and any other materials which are required to be provided to the consumer are the responsibility of the Lender. To find out if you are eligible, or to apply for a loan, please contact a participating Lender.

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