Whether it’s your first home or dream home, we’ll help you get the keys. Come chat with our local lending team and find the best mortgage program for you. 

Welcome to Sterling State Bank, your trusted partner for all your mortgage needs. Our dedicated team of lenders are here to guide you through the home buying process, ensuring you secure the best mortgage rates and terms available. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or looking to refinance your current home, we offer a wide range of mortgage solutions tailored to your unique financial situation. 

With our commitment to transparency, you can trust us to provide clear and competitive mortgage options and with because we are local, our in-house decision making makes for a speedier process. Reach out to us today to start your journey toward homeownership or financial refinancing success.

Key Features

  • Competitive Rates
  • Quick Decisions
  • Local Processing
  • Competitive fixed and adjustable rates for home purchase or refinance
  • Available for primary residence, second homes, vacation homes, or investment properties
  • A wide range of terms customized to your unique situation
  • Helpful loan advisors with working knowledge of the local real estate market
  • Pre-qualify for extra confidence when buying your home
  • Refinance your current home to potentially lower your rate
  • Quick, local decision-making and processing
  • Attentive, friendly service from start to finish
  • Fixed rate purchase or refinance
  • Low, competitive rates and terms resulting in lower monthly payments
  • Down payments as low as 3%
  • Loan amounts up to $726,200 
  • Faster loan processing since conventional loans are not dependent on government approval
  • Required: down payment, proof of stable income, and decent credit
  • Easier to qualify than a standard loan
  • Available in fixed rate or ARM
  • Down payments as low as 3.5%
  • Loan amounts dependent on county 
  • Balloon payment options not available
  • Requires FHA mortgage insurance
  • Pre-qualification available
  • Quick decisions, and local service
  • Mortgage insurance is built in, does not require additional PMI purchase
  • Available to veterans and active military service members
  • Typically require no down payment
  • Loan amounts up to $647,200 
  • Minimal closing costs
  • Up to 100% financing for eligible military personnel
  • Fixed/level payment of principal and interest for the life of the loan
  • Balloon payment options not available
  • Monthly mortgage insurance not required
  • Long-term, fixed interest rate
  • Low to no down payment
  • Loan amounts dependent on county 
  • Income limits apply
  • Ideal for first-time homebuyers
  • Lenders with experience in the local real estate market
  • Attentive service throughout the entire process
  • Local decision-making and processing

APR = Annual Percentage Rate. APR estimates are based on a loan amount of $200,000 with a down payment of 20% and a 1% origination fee. Rates are for the purchase of a single-family primary residence and assume a 30-day lock period with a credit score of 760. Rates are subject to underwriting approval and may change without notice. Please contact us for rates on loan amounts greater than $726,200. Estimated monthly payments do not include amounts for taxes and insurance. If these amounts are escrowed, the actual payment obligation will be greater.

Actual loan qualifying is subject to verification and approval of income, credit, property appraisal, and other factors.

Some restrictions and penalties may apply.

This statement of current loan terms and conditions is not an offer to enter into an agreement to make a loan at these interest rates or points. We may offer to enter into such an agreement only pursuant to Minnesota Statues § 47.206, subs. 3 and 4


Meet Our Mortgage Lenders

Danny Bucknell NMLS #1577633

VP of Regional Bank Services, Rochester MN

Heather Donovan NMLS #1577634

VP Commercial & Home Lender, Rochester MN

Barry Irish NMLS #800220

Branch President, Austin MN

John Greven NMLS #2155912

Branch Manager, Apple Valley MN

Paul Rime NMLS #1268747

Branch Manager, Lakeville MN