First Choice News

First Choice Loan Services Inc. Earns Home Possible RISE Awards for Education

First Choice Loan Services Inc. Earns Home Possible RISE Awards for Education

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ (June 19, 2019) – New Jersey-based residential mortgage lender First Choice Loan Services Inc., a Berkshire Bank Company announces that Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) named the company as winners of its Home Possible RISE AwardSM.  The annual program, RISE (Recognizing Individuals for Sustained Excellence), salutes Freddie Mac’s top clients across multiple categories for excellence with Home Possible® mortgages – Freddie Mac’s affordable lending solution for low-to-moderate-income home buyers.


The Home Possible RISE Awards combined volume from national Home Possible and Home Possible Advantage mortgage options. Lenders must be active Freddie Mac Seller/Servicers, and correspondent lenders and brokers must originate through those Seller/Servicers. Freddie Mac reviewed 2018 data and awarded the top organizations among several categories. First Choice Loan Services Inc. earned the Home Possible RISE Award SM for Education.


Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Norman T. Koenigsberg is thrilled for the company to receive this honor.


“Earning the Freddie Mac Home Possible RISE Award SM is a remarkable honor and sets a new milestone in the life of First Choice Loan Services. Having recently been listed as a ‘Top Mortgage Employer’ by National Mortgage Professional Magazine and ranked among the ‘Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America’ by Mortgage Executive Magazine, the Freddie Mac Home Possible RISE Award SM continues our tremendous momentum,” said Koenigsberg. “I’m exceptionally proud of the hard work each member of the First Choice Family contributes that makes this and our other accolades possible. They are deeply devoted to provide service beyond belief for our borrowing families and business partners. It is our team members’ professional excellence that creates our success.”


The complete list of the award winners is available at Follow #HomePossibleRISEawards for photos and additional information.





About Freddie Mac:

Freddie Mac makes home possible for millions of families and individuals by providing mortgage capital to lenders. Since our creation by Congress in 1970, we’ve made housing more accessible and affordable for homebuyers and renters in communities nationwide. We are building a better housing finance system for homebuyers, renters, lenders, investors, and taxpayers. Learn more at, Twitter @FreddieMac, and Freddie Mac’s blog


About First Choice Loan Services Inc.

First Choice Loan Services Inc., a Berkshire Bank Company is headquartered in East Brunswick, New Jersey. Founded in 2009, the company is licensed to originate and close residential mortgage loans nationwide, excluding Arkansas and New York. With 34 locations across 12 states and close to 500 employees, First Choice Loan Services Inc. offers FHA and VA programs, Jumbo loans, fixed and adjustable rate loans, and refinancing and renovation programs. First Choice Loan Services Inc. is an Equal Housing Lender, NMLS #210764. Licensed by the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance. AZ BK# 0918586. Licensed by the Department of Business Oversight under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act. Products and services not offered in state of New York. To learn more about First Choice, visit or follow us on: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.


About Berkshire Bank

Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE: BHLB) is the parent of Berkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting Bank®. The Company, recognized for its entrepreneurial approach and distinctive culture, has $11.6 billion in assets and 113 full service branch offices in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey and Pennsylvania providing personal and business banking, insurance, and wealth management services.  Berkshire Bank was named one of Massachusetts Most Charitable Companies in 2017 by the Boston Business Journal.   To learn more, visit, call 800-773-5601 or follow us on: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


# # #

No Comments