Trellis News

Home Fair & Bus Tour Attracts Many

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON October 26th, 2017

As the Grande Finale for our Fall NeighborWorks week celebrations – Trellis, Freddie Mac, and BMO Harris Bank joined forces to support the joint mission of increased home ownership in Arizona. A luncheon offering real estate professionals valuable information on lending programs and housing statistics was held at the BMO Harris Bank Tower earlier in …

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A Future For 3 Generations

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON September 27th, 2017

As a single parent, Bradley Warren is clearly passionate about his daughter and his granddaughter’s future as he shares his joy, “God blessed me with this situation. I want to teach her verses just providing her with everything.” Mr. Warren, recently divorced and seeking a place of his own, explains the challenges of starting a …

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Trellis Tiki Time – Realtor Networking Event

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON September 27th, 2017

Trellis Hosts Realtor Networking Event with Pioneer Title and HAREP.(Hispanic Association of Real Estate Professionals) It takes a TEAM to support the journey of a new homeowner. Many key players in the process: Home Advisors/Counselors, Realtors, Mortgage Lenders, Title Companies, Appraisers, and many more. Thank you to all who attended and supported the TIKI TIME …

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Reverse Mortgage Facts

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON August 23rd, 2017

Trellis is one of the few agencies in the valley that provides Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) counseling. In 2017, Trellis has counseled 319 HECM clients, as of the date of this article. The agency has seen a surge in clients requesting more information on HECM loans due to the increasing population in the demographic …

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Teamwork Creates Miracles in Avondale

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON July 24th, 2017

“I had so much fear for so many years, and now I feel blessed and full of joy.” says Graciela Avila Rodriguez as she opens the door to her brand new 2-story Avondale home. After years as a single mother of 2 daughters and holding down multiple jobs, Graciela is over the moon with joy …

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New Trellis Lending Program

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON June 28th, 2017

Trellis has added a new product to their portfolio of lending products. Trellis Lending offers 100% Financing Community Lending Program for a 30 year fixed mortgage, with certain qualifying factors. Some conditions include: the maximum loan amount is $250,000 with a minimum credit score of 680 required. This loan is for primary residences only and …

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Talk to Trellis Q&A Social Event

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON May 30th, 2017

Cookies, Cold Brew, and Conversation.  Come join Trellis in this Free Q&A Social event, and ask us anything about owning your dream home. This interactive social event will be at Smooth Brew Cafe, one block away from our Trellis offices. Trellis is one of 4 housing agencies in the United States, selected by HomeMatters America …

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Building Sciences of a Trellis Home

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON May 22nd, 2017

Trellis homes lead to a path of conservation, savings and increased value through modern building sciences.  In 2006, the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) for residential homes was introduced.  Similar to other building ratings and certifications, HERS also uses a point based system to arrive at a value-base score; as it relates to reduction in …

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The May Family Can’t Stop Smiling

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON May 22nd, 2017

“They made my dream come true.” expresses single father, Charles May, as he describes how he feels in his new home. Charles, his daughter Katelynn, and their dog Rosie, can’t stop smiling.  After years of sharing a house with other family members, making ends meet as a hard working single parent, he says “I have …

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Know Your Spending Leaks

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON April 25th, 2017

Many people think they cannot afford to cut anything from their regular expenses. Yet, upon close analysis, they discover they have “spending leaks”, or expenses that zap money from their budget without them really noticing, or without adding a lot of value to their lives. These are often incidental items that seem small in the …

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Celebrating Women’s History Month

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON March 24th, 2017

In honor of Women’s History Month, Trellis would like to spotlight two of our amazing clients. “A Future for My Daughter” – Sandra Carlon is a courageous and hardworking 27-year-old single mother who closed on her home 2 months ago. She is raising her 8-year old daughter and has hopes of one day becoming a …

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Trellis Education Team Ranked #1

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON March 24th, 2017

Trellis congratulates our stellar Education Team for recently being Ranked #1 Homebuyer Education Team for the year of 2016 by eHome America. The Trellis team consists of accredited housing advisors, financial coaches in the areas of Home Buyer Education, Financial Literacy, Foreclosure Prevention, and Reverse Mortgage Services. Trellis has educated and/or counselled approximately 35,480 households …

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Neighborhood Fairy Godmother

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON February 21st, 2017

  What do you call someone in your neighborhood who always gets the job done, solves problems and goes the extra mile? Well, at Montana Bella Subdivision in Phoenix, she’s called Selena Keesecker, Neighborhood Fairy Godmother. Ms. Keesecker was honored this month with a beautiful one of a kind hand painted porch bench, as part …

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Once Homeless To Homeowner

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON February 17th, 2017

Unlocking His Door, Unlocking His Future —       After 30 years of living a homeless life, moving from place to place…Marcos Torres at the age of 46, jingles his keys to his first home last week.(see photo) He came to Trellis 3 years ago and went through the financial literacy course with ongoing …

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Joel McCabe – New VP & COO

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON February 16th, 2017

A Man Who Wears Many Hats — Joel McCabe has been with Trellis for approximately 3 years, and has already served as Director of Real Estate Development, Designated Broker for Trellis Realty and as of December 2016 — is now wearing his third hat as Chief Operating Officer. Having spent more than 25 years pursuing …

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From Burundi To Phoenix

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON January 10th, 2017

After 8 years of work and waiting, Dusabimana Vestine, single mother of 6, nervously unlocks the door of her new home in central Phoenix last week. Trellis is overjoyed to honor our first homeowner of 2017!   After fleeing her native home of Burundi, in Central Africa, in 2008 and with the support of her …

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Garfield Community Impact Study – Neighbors Are The Key

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON January 5th, 2017

A whopping 69% of Garfield neighborhood residents said they are willing to be involved in improving their community, while 42% felt the community has improved significantly in the last 3 years. The key purpose of the 3rd Trellis Garfield Community Study is to understand and empower communities, measure our impact and target key areas of improvement. …

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A Navajo Who Speaks The Language of Generosity

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON January 1st, 2017

“I can’t pass up good country music with a nice love story thrown in there as well!” Todd Francis’s favorite quote from the movie, Urban Cowboy is only a hint of what he’s about. Fueled by his Navajo roots, his 98 year old grandmother, and his passion for helping others, he truly speaks a language …

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Women Changing The World

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON December 16th, 2016

Women Leaders Changing the World  Empowering people to TAKE THE LEAD in their lives, in their financial planning and in their future homeownership dreams is at the core of our Trellis mission. We are proud to support our own internal leaders in empowering their impact on our community. Congratulations to Brenda Lopez, Trellis Director of …

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Mesa Bench Awards

Carole Kauffman/ POSTED ON July 28th, 2016

“The more the merrier” is the motto for this gracious Mesa family rewarded for their kind hearts with a “Good Neighbor” front porch bench Cody & Heather Lingelbach of Eastmark in Mesa are described as supportive, caring and REAL. Their friend and award nominator Craig Reddinger reports that they have been there for him and …

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