Net loans receivable increased $15.8 million to $275.0 million at December 31, 2012 from $259.2 million as of September 30, 2012 and increased $57.8 million from $217.1 million at December 31, 2011. Total real estate loans increased $14.1 million quarter over quarter due to increased growth in commercial real estate loans including residential construction lending. Quarter over quarter increases in other loan categories include a $12.0 million increase in commercial business loans including warehouse lending offset by a $9.5 million reduction in consumer loans associated with the marine loan sale.

             
LOAN PORTFOLIO            
($ in thousands)            
  December 31, 2012 September 30, 2012 December 31, 2011
  Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
             
REAL ESTATE LOANS            
Commercial $ 33,250 11.9% $ 32,779 12.5% $ 28,931 13.1%
Home equity 15,474 5.5 14,693 5.6 14,507 6.6
Construction and development 31,893 11.4 24,480 9.3 10,144 4.6
One-to-four family (held for sale excluded) 13,976 5.0 10,340 3.9 8,752 4.0
Multi-family 3,202 1.2 1,397 0.5 1,175 0.5
Total real estate loans 97,795 35.0 83,689 31.8 63,509 28.8
             
CONSUMER LOANS:            
Indirect home improvement   86,249 30.8 82,185 31.2 81,143 36.7
Recreational 17,968 6.4 30,773 11.7 24,471 11.1
Automobile 2,416 0.9 3,057 1.2 5,832 2.6
Home improvement 651 0.2 721 0.3 934 0.4
Other 1,386 0.5 1,430 0.5 1,826 0.8
Total consumer loans 108,670 38.8 118,166 44.9 114,206 51.6
             
COMMERCIAL BUSINESS LOANS 73,465 26.2 61,488 23.3 43,337 19.6
Total loans 279,930 100.0% 263,343 100.0% 221,052 100.0%
             
Allowance for loan losses (4,698)   (4,359)   (4,345)  
Deferred cost, fees, and discounts, net (283)   173   424  
Total loans receivable, net $ 274,949   $ 259,157   $ 217,131  
             

Originations of loans held for sale increased 43.9% to $61.5 million during the quarter ended December 31, 2012 compared to $42.8 million for the preceding quarter. Loans held for sale increased $359,000 to $8.9 million at December 31, 2012 from $8.5 million at September 30, 2012 and none at December 31, 2011. The Bank continues to expand home lending operations and to sell fixed-rate one-to-four family mortgage loans into the secondary market for asset /liability management purposes and to generate noninterest income. During the quarter ended December 31, 2012, the Bank sold $61.4 million of fixed-rate, one-to-four family mortgage loans compared to $38.3 million for the preceding quarter and none for the same quarter one year ago.

The allowance for loan losses at December 31, 2012 was $4.7 million, or 1.7% of gross loans receivable, compared to $4.4 million or 1.7% of gross loans receivable as of September 30, 2012 and $4.3 million, or 2.0% of gross loans receivable at December 31, 2011. Non-performing loans, consisting of non-accrual loans, decreased to $1.9 million at December 31, 2012 from $2.1 million at September 30, 2012 and $2.2 million at December 31, 2011.    Other real estate owned totaled $2.1 million at December 31, 2012, compared to $2.3 million at September 30, 2012 and $4.6 million at December 31, 2011. The $2.5 million or 53.7% reduction in other real estate owned year over year reflects the sale of $2.6 million in other real estate owned and write-downs to fair value of $812,000 during the year ended December 31, 2012. At December 31, 2012, the Bank also had $3.3 million in restructured loans of which $2.4 million were performing in accordance with their modified terms and $892,000 were on non-accrual.

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