Trellis News

Breaking Ground On New Homes

Aislyn Richmond/ POSTED ON April 10th, 2018

Trellis has long been dedicated to improving the Garfield neighborhood and, in partnership with the City of Phoenix, has been building homes here for the past 20 years. On Tuesday morning, February 27, Trellis broke ground on 3 single-family new homes sites. The event was hosted by Caroline Cancel, Director of Real Estate Development at …

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What’s New at Trellis

Aislyn Richmond/ POSTED ON April 10th, 2018

Trellis officially welcomes 4 new members to our Board of Directors. Diverse and accomplished, they bring a wealth of experiences and passion for the work that we do. ELORA DIAZ is an Arizona native, a first-generation college graduate and a first-time home buyer in the Garfield neighborhood. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from …

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All It Takes Is The First Step

Aislyn Richmond/ POSTED ON April 10th, 2018

  Heather Bailey will be the first to tell you she was doubtful.  She knew she wanted to buy a home, but couldn’t imagine how she would save for one. Or, even where to begin. Yet, as she puts it, “I was tired of always renting, renting, renting!” Luckily, an advertisement on Facebook caught her …

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Thanksgiving Gratitude Came Early

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON November 22nd, 2017

Jose and Dulce Soto and their 3 children are thankful for so many things this year. Jose Soto gets up at 3 am each morning to work on commercial construction projects to support his family. After a full day on a Friday evening, he still had a smile on his face, gratitude in his heart …

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Community Power For Miracle Mile Cleanup

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON November 21st, 2017

Trellis rung in the season of gratitude by giving back to our McDowell Road community at the Miracle Mile Fall Cleanup on November 4th. Made possible by a partnership between the Phoenix Community Alliance’s McDowell Road Revitalization Committee, Trellis, the City of Phoenix, the Miracle Mile Merchants Association, and Keep Phoenix Beautiful, the cleanup was …

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Trellis Puts On A New Face!

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON October 26th, 2017

Trick or Treat? Definitely a TREAT! Trellis officially launches their new Customer Facing Technology on October 31, 2017. The path to home ownership just got EASIER for our clients. The new technology is part of the SHP (The Sustainable Homeownership Project) initiative supported by NeighborWorks America. The system enables clients to electronically begin their journey …

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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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Colter Neighborhood Townhomes

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON October 26th, 2017

Trellis Real Estate Development Team presented to the Colter Street Block Watch the preliminary development plans for a group of townhomes on W. Colter Street in central Phoenix.  The neighbors were fully engaged and provided positive feedback about the redevelopment of infill that would provide 20 unit town homes ranging from 2 to 3 bedrooms …

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Homebuyer’s Fair & Bus Tour Oct. 21, 2017

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON October 11th, 2017

Your dreams can become a reality sooner than you think. Join us for a free homebuyer’s fair and bus tour! Experts will be available to provide information on lending programs and a variety of home buying topics. In Partnership with: BMO Harris Bank / Freddie Mac / Trellis CLICK HERE TO RSVP  

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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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Community Open House – BMO Harris Bank / Freddie Mac / Trellis

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON September 26th, 2017

Join us! Enjoy a bus tour of exciting new developments and for-sale properties in the South Phoenix community.  Experts will be available with the latest information about home buying and special closing cost assistance programs. Click for details and to RSVP  

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First Homeowner in South Phoenix Village

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON August 23rd, 2017

Trellis Client is the First Homeowner in South Phoenix Village “I never thought that home ownership was a possibility!” confesses ShaWanda Brewer in front of a joyous crowd, gathered at the ribbon cutting ceremony earlier this month. ShaWanda, having moved here from California, explains how her Aunt, Patricia Evans (see photo below) urged her to …

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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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Coronado Neighbor Receives “Good Neighbor” Bench Award

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON July 24th, 2017

More than 25 neighbors joined with Trellis staff in surprising Coronado Neighborhood Association (CNA) President Michael Anderson with our July “Good Neighbor” front porch bench. Coronado neighbor Denise Fowers explains why she nominated Michael: “He unselfishly works countless hours as a fabulous neighbor to everyone. Even though he is the CNA President, Michael jumps right …

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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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In Memory of George Young

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON July 24th, 2017

Trellis is sad to report that former Board member George Young has passed away. From 2007 to 2015 George served as the South Phoenix resident representative on our Board. We echo the sentiments expressed by George’s former Board colleague, Stephen Anderson, “The South Mountain community has lost a tremendous advocate. “ When he passed away …

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Talk to Trellis: Open the Door to Home Ownership

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON June 29th, 2017

Trellis hosted an interactive Q/A event last week at McDowell Road’s Smooth Brew Cafe for an eager group of interested home buyers. Trellis is one of four agencies in the United States invited by HomeMatters America and funded by US Bank in this “Open the Door to Home Ownership” campaign, to reach out to prospective …

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Trellis is a Gateway

Sandra Saenz/ POSTED ON June 29th, 2017

Big Faith Equals Big Home.  The Sisneros family is filled with gratitude as the happy couple and their 4 children fill their 5 bedroom home with laughter and plans for the future. Fernando and Rachel Sisneros moved into their spacious 2 level home complete with huge corner lot this month, just in time to enjoy …

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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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