Housing Needs Meeting

Tyndall and Tabor Development companies hosted a housing meeting Wednesday evening March 20 at the City Auditorium in Tyndall. Seventy-three citizens attended. They heard a summary of the recently released Tyndall/Tabor Housing Needs Study. They visited with representatives from several housing-related organizations and businesses that provide a wide variety of services to the local market.

Ron Wagner of Tyndall Development welcomed those who attended and the presenters who traveled to Tyndall for the meeting. Wagner noted that some local contractors who serve the local market were unable to attend. Jason Kokes and David Vellek of Tabor Development also welcomed all who came to hear about housing, and briefed the group on plans in Tabor.

Mark Lauseng, Executive Director of South Dakota Housing Development Authority, provided material for, and discussed, a variety of programs available to home buyers and development groups.

Fred Binder and Eric Ambroson from Planning & Development District III spoke about the Governor’s House program and assistance available for developing housing projects.

April Norton and Shannon Kleinsasser of USDA Rural Development presented home loan programs and discussed project development loans.

Kris Donnelly of Farm Credit Services explained that along with country homes, finances homes located in subdivisions and rural communities.

Diane Guthmiller, Joleen Woods and Wendy Zimmerman of CorTrust Mortgage in Yankton, work with the Tabor CorTrust branch on construction loans and home mortgages.

Joe Keppen explained that Security State Bank in Tyndall makes home loans. While located at the Chancellor branch, the home mortgage officer travels to Tyndall for closings. All loan application paperwork can be completed at the hometown branch, so customers do not need to travel to another city for their financial needs.

Jason Fink, KConstruction and Painting, provided home floorplans in various price ranges and explained the Tyndall and Tabor communities lie within his service area.

Nick Simmermon of Simmermon Construction, Lake Andes, does a variety of jobs from renovation to new build; he serves the Tyndall/Tabor market.

Austin Koch represented Bon Homme Title Co and Koch Insurance. Austin demonstrated the just released ‘Available Lots List’ for Tyndall. This list identifies property in Tyndall the owners may be willing to sell but might not be listed with a realtor. Bon Homme Title volunteered to keep the list current, with help from the City of Tyndall. Stop by Bon Homme Title where Austin will show you the list.



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