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Affiliate Spotlight: Think Bank

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Simple and straightforward. That’s the approach that Think’s mortgage team takes to helping homebuyers. We’ll explain the home-buying process and answer questions in uncomplicated, easy-to-understand terms. And, we’ll guide homebuyers to the type of loan that’s best for them, always taking into consideration a family’s full financial picture. Along with offering competitive rates, we really get to know our customers and share their enthusiasm when they’re unlocking their new front door for the first time.

By |July 2nd, 2020|

Affiliate Spotlight: Adrian Peil

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Hello, my name is Adrian Peil and I am a freelance drone photographer and videographer serving Rochester and surrounding areas. Adrian Peil Areial Photography specializes in real estate, commercial, and landscape drone photography/videography. I love what I do and would enjoy having the opportunity to showcase your properties from the sky. Please view my work at Adrian Peil Photography on Facebook and feel free to email me at or call (507) 774-0933.

By |July 1st, 2020|

Affiliate Spotlight: American Waterworks

Name: Steve Breland, Owner
Phone: (800) 795-1204

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For over 30 years, the home repair experts at American Waterworks have served Central and Southern, MN, Northeast IA, and Western WI. They specialize in basement waterproofing, foundation repair, concrete lifting and repair, radon testing and mitigation, and crawl space repair. With over 25,000 satisfied customers and 20,000 warranties, they are the highest rated contractor in the area – just take a look at their Google reviews!

If one of your clients needs home repair before they sell or buy, recommend the experts at American Waterworks. They take pride in getting the job done right the first time and providing the best customer service.

By |April 20th, 2020|

Affiliate Spotlight: Iverson Home Inspection Services

Name: Larry Iverson, Owner/ Certified Professional Inspector
Phone#: (507) 696-7557

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30 years of experience, building hundreds of homes, including 2 for myself and a recent remodel of our dream house in the country.

I am certified through AHIT, an associate Member of American Society of Home Inspectors and Mn State certified for Radon Measurement testing. This will be my 11th year as a Home Inspector.

By |April 13th, 2020|

Affiliate Spotlight: Cambria

Name: Lindsey Sowers
Title: Market Representative
Phone#: (952) 944-1676

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After many wonderful years in t he finance world I’ve started a new career with Cambria! As a Market Representative, I work closely with Cambria Dealers in Rochester and surrounding communities providing support, product knowledge and resources to help grow their business. Cambria is the only family-owned, American-made producer of natural stone surfaces and the premier source for the most-expansive design palette in the world. Cambria surfaces are ma de of pure , natural quartz and feature unparalleled strength and durability-nonporous, scratch/stain resistant and maintenance free. Established in 2000 and headquartered close to home in Le Sueur, Minnesota! If you’ re interested in learn ing more about Cambria and our beautiful surfaces, pleas e don ‘t hesitate to reach out! Or stop by one of our many Galleries located in Rochester, Mankato & Minneapolis, Minnesota .

By |April 6th, 2020|

Affiliate Spotlight: The Inspector Gadget LLC

Name: Alexander Davis, Owner/
Certified Professional Inspector
Phone#: (507) 421-7826

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I spent 27 Years as an Engineer in the construction trades, the last 10 as Director of Engineering for Architectural Millwork companies working with General Contractors and Building Inspectors designing, building, and installing High-End Commercial Retail stores. During my career, I have also bought, remodeled, and flipped more than 15 homes, including building two from the ground up. When I retired from Corporate Engineering nearly 3 years ago, I became a certified professional home inspector thru lnter-NACHI and opened The Inspector-Gadget LLC. I thoroughly enjoy helping people make educated decisions, using facts and data.

By |March 30th, 2020|

Affiliate Spotlight: MBT Bank

Name: Roxanne Hellickson
NMLS#: 524079
Office Phone: (507) 226-8460

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Roxanne Hellickson is our VP, Senior Real Estate Lender in our Rochester branch and has over 40 years of banking experience. MBT Bank takes great pride in supporting their communities, and Roxanne reflects on those traits as well. She will go above & beyond to ensure you have a positive home buying experience.

By |March 23rd, 2020|

Affiliate Spotlight: Two Men And A Truck

Company: Two Men and a Truck
Phone#: (507) 216-6460

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We are a local moving company that specializes in providing a great moving experience and exceptional customer service . We can pack, move, and unpack and have all the essentials needed for a safe move . Call to day for a free estimate!

By |March 16th, 2020|

Affiliate Spotlight: Knight Barry Title Group

Office: Knight Barry Title United LLC
Address: 829 3rd Ave SE, Suite 205,
Rochester, MN 55904
Office: (507) 252-3060

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Knight Barry was established seven years prior to Abraham Lincoln’s Presidency and has a history of providing fast and accurate services to commercial and residential customers in title insurance, tax-deferred exchanges, closing services and construction escrow. The company is one of the largest title agencies in the U.S. We are the new kids on the block in Rochester but far from new to the Industry. We are the Veterans. We pride ourselves on customer service and quality above all else!

Jamie Manley, Closer
Office: 507-513-6820
Direct Dial: 507-513-6821
Fax: 507-528-7301

Jessica Wondrow,
Closing Processor
Office: 507-513-6820
Fax: 507-528-7301

By |March 9th, 2020|

Affiliate Spotlight: The Kris Heichel Team

Name: Kris Heichel, Branch Manager
NMLS#: 27180
Office: (507) 252-3060

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Kris Heichel has been a Mortgage Advisor since 2004. She and her team offer some of the fastest turn times in the industry . Her goal is to act as a trusted advisor, providing highly personalized service and guiding clients and referral partners through every step of the loan process . Kris has office locations in both Austin and Rochester.

Kris is a Certified Divorce Lending Professional and is Reverse Mortgage Certified . She is also a Platinum Lender with MN Housing. She has been in the nation’s top 1% of mortgage lenders, per the Scotsman Guide, in 2016, 2017 and 2018. The Kris Heichel Team provides in-house processing, closing and funding resulting in the quick turnaround times that Kris and her team pride themselves on. The Kris Heichel Team – Providing reliable mortgage solutions with unwavering dedication, knowledge and experience for easy home buying or refinancing at any milestone.

By |March 2nd, 2020|

Affiliate Spotlight: Town n’ Country Title

Name: Amy Kestner Branch Manager
Phone: (507) 454-4833

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Town n’ Country Title is a full-service title insurance/real estate settlement agency with 9 locations across Wisconsin & Minnesota, headquartered in Holmen, WI. Town n’ Country Title (TNCT) opened their doors in 2007 as a small, independent title company, but has since shown consistent growth over the last 13 years with multiple offices that serve the greater areas of: Appleton, Arcadia, Green Bay, Holmen, Janesville, Kenosha, La Crosse, Wauwatosa, and Winona, MN.

Amy Kestner, Branch Manager, is located in our Winona, MN location. She is an experienced closing agent who is very knowledgeable and dedicated to the title industry. She has experience in both the title industry and the mortgage lending
industry, which has proven to be invaluable throughout the closing process. Amy is always available to answer questions and ensures the process is done in a timely & accurate fashion.

Town n’ Country Title is committed to being an integral part of the title insurance industry and taking care of title issues before they become closing issues!

By |February 24th, 2020|

Affiliate Spotlight: Carpet One

Phone: (507) 282-3434

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Our mission at Carpet One Rochester is to turn your clients’ dream home into a reality. We have more than just carpet to create their perfect home, including tile, luxury vinyl, hardwood, laminate, and stunning Cambria countertops! Together, we can form a partnership that creates lasting relationships and brings your customers’ vision into their homes.

By |February 3rd, 2020|

Affiliate Spotlight: Comper Financial

Lending Officer: Christopher J. Gartner
NMLS #: 703578
Phone: (507) 529-2084

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Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer looking for a house in a small town, you’re ready to retire with a hobby farm, or you’re somewhere in between, if your heart is set on country living, Compeer Financial can help. We offer unique mortgage solutions to our neighbors in rural locations and small communities in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Every aspect of your financing is arranged in-house, from application to underwriting to closing, and every step in between.

Our services include conventional home loans, as well as affordable options for structures traditional lenders are unable to finance.

Mortgage services Include:

  • Home Construction Loans
  • Conventional Home Loans
  • Hobby Farm and Acreage Financing
  • Log Home Mortgages
  • Manufactured Home Mortgages
  • Home Mortgage Refinance
  • Recreational Land Financing
  • Home Renovation Financing
By |January 27th, 2020|

Affiliate Spotlight: Premier Banks

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Premier Bank – Local, Family Owned Company
Premier Banks is a full service, family owned, Minnesota based community bank, serving 4 locations in Rochester and 20 statewide. Premier Banks helps you and your business with all your financial goals!

In addition to the traditional 15, 20, and 30-year mortgages, Premier Banks also offers:
FHA I VA I Rural Development I Construction to Permanent Mortgages I and more

Connect with Kent Gillespie to reach your 2020 goals!
Kent has been with Premier Banks for 17 years. He started as a loan officer and branch manager; and is now our Mortgage Loan Officer.

Kent Gillespie
Vice President/Mortgage Loan Officer I Commercial Loan Officer I
NMLS ID: 509296
Phone: (507) 285-3700

By |January 20th, 2020|

Affiliate Spotlight: Rochester Title & Minnesota Secured Title

Phone: (507) 282-6337

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At Rochester Title, you will be welcomed by experienced Title and Closing staff members whose #1 focus is providing “Service Beyond Expectation”. Whether your transaction is commercial or residential or if you are the buyer or seller, our experienced team of title and escrow experts will work with you to meet your every business need.

By |January 13th, 2020|

Affiliate Spotlight: Budget Blinds

Name: Gabe Haugland
Phone: (515) 200-7970

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We bring the showroom to you and your clients . We expertly measure your space, install beautiful window treatments, and back it up with the best warranty in the business so you can sit back and relax. We serve to give you the best in window treatments, so you can rest easy knowing your space will be beautified and optimized with window treatments that fit your individual needs.

Proudly Veteran owned and operated.

Budget Blinds of North Iowa & Southern Minnesota

By |January 6th, 2020|