By Pam Cain
AVP, Peoria Branch Manager
NMLS # 662881
Turn to HGTV, and you’ll likely hear something about tiny houses. From Tiny House Living to Tiny House Hunters, it’s a tiny house explosion!
The Peoria Area Association of Realtors is taking advantage of the tiny home trend, while raising money for its PAAR Cares Foundation, by raffling a tiny home. The organization is selling 2,500, $20 tickets. What makes this extra fun for INB staff is the house is in the Peoria branch parking lot, 7535 N. Knoxville Ave., through Nov. 6.
INB’s Peoria mortgage lenders are members of PAAR. Lender Stacy Borho* explains PAAR provides realtors and affiliates, like INB, with a place to come together for education and to work together to raise money for charitable organizations in the Peoria area. PAAR annually hosts a turkey drive raising funds to provide food to shelters in the tri-county area. This year, PAAR staff members hope to raise more money than ever, thus the tiny house raffle.
Stacy is also co-host of the radio show “In the Neighborhood,” with Tim Johnson. Late this summer, the duo toured the house with PAAR’s Brandon Martin. You can see the complete video tour on the Peoria Life website.
INB mortgage lenders Adam Lofgren, Stacy Borho, John Lofgren
In the video, Martin explains the 240-sq.-foot home was built over five months by association members. The home has a metal roof with a lifetime warranty and features the widely popular shiplap on both the inside and outside of the structure. It includes an endless hot water heater, sleeping quarters large enough for a king-size bed, a fireplace, LED lighting throughout, and great insulation. You can move the house on a 20-foot trailer and hook it up in any campground. Or, put it on hunting or fishing property as a cabin. Stacy also suggests using it as a mother-in-law quarters, college “dorm,” or simply gifting the prize, if you win, to a local charity so the organization can provide a house to someone who is homeless.
If you’re interested in buying a chance to win the house, come into our Peoria branch during branch hours and we can provide the ticket. Or, follow this link: www.309mls.com. You can also stop by PAAR at 7307 N. Willowlake Ct., Peoria.
*Stacy Borho NMLS # 689948