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Brady provided a great customer experience from start to finish and beyond! My overall refi was a breeze. In addition, he went the extra mile 10 months later to thank me for my business with a Christmas gift. AND, I received all the paperwork I needed for my taxes in January, with needing to request it.

Life is hectic. I appreciate Brady's attention to detail and follow-through! It saved me so much time throughout the process. Can't say enough about the experience!

Cathy Schrader

Highly recommend. I had a great experience with Casey and his team. They responded fast when I had questions and overall they made the process easy for me!

Shaina Nelson

Casey is an incredible guy, as is his entire team! He specifically was very informative, answered every question I had without making me feel like I was an idiot and guided us through the whole process and what to expect very clearly - no surprises! He definitely knows what's going on - his experience is very evident. The mortgage processor we worked with made sure we had all of the documents we needed to the lender and checked in with us to make sure we weren't missing anything. With all of the horror stories I've heard from friends and family about closing a mortgage on a house, this was a dream! Thank you Casey and First Class Mortgage - you truly are "first class!"

Bryan WRamsey

Toni and the team at First Class Mortgage are the real deal! I worked with them on a refinance and new home purchase and both times they made the process quick and painless!

Nate Erickson

Casey and team were great to work with. Actually got our loan ready to close early and costs were below what I had expected. Whenever I had a question they answered. It feels good to know you are working with a local team that takes the time to know their customers. A+

Kelly HouseTamarack

We did a refinance loan....we worked with Casey and Jake. Both were very helpful! Jake was is constant contact and help guide us through the process. I would definitely recommend First Class Mortgage!!

Kimberly Magaard

We closed back in May and couldn't have been more pleased with the lending experience provided by Brady Day and First Class Mortgage. In today's housing market the last thing you want to worry about is your mortgage. Brady was knowledgeable, pleasant to speak with, priced the loan fairly and most importantly... delivered on all expectations he set up front. I've already recommended Brady to several of my friends, family and colleagues looking for a home or looking to refinance.

Ross BearsonElk River

Sheri Anderson and Brady Day were great to work with on our new construction mortgage. They provided a solid strategy for buying a home in a time when interest rates are rising. Their experience and expertise made us feel confident in our decisions about choosing a mortgage lender and they both were very responsive any time we had questions!

Emily Hamer

Brady and his team at First Class Mortgage are fantastic to work with. We did a refinance with them to remove the mortgage, and they were easy to connect with, quick to pull things together and outlined our options in easy to understand terms that weighed out the pro's/con's of each one which made it easy to choose. Uploading documents is super simple. We closed in a couple of weeks and at a location that was just a couple of miles from our house, so super convenient. I would highly recommend them to anyone!

Carrie HForest Lake

My fiancé and I were starting the process of finding our first home when we got in contact with Casey at First Class. Casey, Bobbi, Susan and the rest of the team answered all of our questions and were super helpful during our process. We couldn’t be more thankful for First Class and all that they have done for us! Thank you again from Brady and Brittany!

Brady Anderson

Casey made a feel at ease the very first day. He and his team made everything smooth and efficient. It could not have been a more enjoyable experience.

Gary EaganLino Lakes

I highly recommend Casey and First Class Mortgage!

I have done two new mortgages and one refinance with them. Everytime he has come through with not only the best rates but the best overall package.

From beginning to end a "First Class" operation.

Jesse SOsseo

Casey and his team were so helpful with everything for our home search! He also recommended our realtor who we loved working with! Such a great team of people who genuinely care about their clients.

Jenna Peterson

We have the Best Service and Results from our experience with First First Class Mortgage, They did what others said cloud not be done. We enjoying our new home!

David MowenMinneapolis

My wife and I decided to buy a house right around the same time we decided to get married. Planning a wedding and looking for a house in this market was no joke!!! We were referred to Casey by a friend who used them when purchasing his house. He had nothing but great things to say about the staff and the service he received. Casey, Brenda, and Kevin made buying a house seem like a cake walk, at least with securing the mortgage side of things! Casey walked us through step by step and was there to help us with any questions. Brenda and Kevin also reached out to help assist and see if we needed anything at all. I was very impressed with their customer service. This is my first home and I was really stressed out with not knowing anything about mortgages. After leaving my first meeting, I felt a lot better and knew I was in good hands. Thank you again for helping us buy our first home as newlyweds!!!

Jon GMinneapolis

First Class Mortgage is wonderful to work with! They are extremely knowledgeable and were able to walk me through all of my questions to make it stress free! I would recommend them to everyone!

Tom Sletten

First Class Mortgage helped us to refinance our mortgage in less than 4 weeks. The people and the service cannot be beat. We will recommend to others and use them again in the future.

Cliff EBrooklyn Park

Sick and tired of dealing with your "Big Brother" mortgage lender? Running into red tape hell? Want to bang your head against a concrete wall (please...don't do that!)?

Then all you have to do is contact First Class Mortgage (phone, email, smoke signal)!!

No, I was NOT paid to write this review.

I had bought a home back in Spring 2009 and thought I was stuck with the "high" interest rate; and figured that since my home was worth less than what I owed, I was hopelessly stuck paying "Big Brother". There was light at the end of the tunnel. I received a name from a fellow co-worker and was given multiple stories of success; this co-worker had literally gotten everyone on his team to work with FCM to get their homes refinanced. At this point, there was nothing for me to lose.

I emailed Casey Van Winkle and got a response within a few hours, ON THE SAME DAY. He directed me to their website to fill out an application. I got through that and was emailed a list of documents that were needed to get my application for refinance through the motions. Casey was happy (if not more excited) that I was able to email him all of the documents; saving both of us time. After a few more emails, an office visit and about 10 days, Casey informed me that everything was on the up-and-up and that things would be finalized shortly; and that all was needed was a date/time to stop by his office to sign everything.

From start to finish, my refinance took no more than 35 days; yeah, these guys ARE that A.MAZING.

Casey and his team were simply not just professional automatons, they were friendly, focused on their clients and took all the time that was needed to ensure you knew exactly what was going on. I was simply amazed by how quickly, efficiently and effectively my refi was handled.

I've recommended friends, co-workers, even my own parents to FCM. All of my referrals have had positive and successful experiences with FCM.

There is no doubt that I will continue to leverage First Class Mortgage for my future home financial needs 🙂

William CSavage

We looked at a couple mortgage companies and found that we trusted Brady & his team the most. First Class Mortgage is super responsive, honest, & helpful. Would highly recommend!

Rebecca Haugan

This is the second refinance I have done with Dan and First Class mortgage, and I couldn’t have imagined a better experience! He was quick to start running numbers and walking me through the next steps. Dan was always in contact, made sure I was comfortable moving forward and understood what to expect next. He is professional and genuine and certainly had my best interest in mind throughout the process. I would refer him to anyone looking to purchase a home or refinance their current mortgage.

Jen MBlaine

Casey and his team are first class individuals, no pun intended. My wife and I just purchased our first home, and we worked with First Class Mortgage. We were nervous about getting started in the process, and Casey immediately put us at ease. They also helped us secure a realtor, who was wonderful, and a financial adviser. I would recommend First Class Mortgage to anyone around the Twin Cities.

Brent MGlendale

Very happy with our experience with Brady and the team at first class mortgage! We are first time home buyers but the team made the process easy, smooth and answered all our questions. Would recommend!

Jenny Kahn

Being my first home purchase, I got all my questions answered and then some. My lender, Dan, was consistently checking up on me throughout the process. He kept me in the loop regarding who would contact me and when, the deadlines I needed to meet with paperwork, and was available for questions whenever I needed. I would absolutely work with Dan and First Class Mortgage again.

Megan HeikkinenFridley

It was a pleasure to work with Jerry at First Class mortgage. He was both proactive and reactive to our needs and there for us every step of the way. We give our highest recommendation!

Kira FMinneapolis

We worked with Sheri Anderson during a refinance process. She is so easy to work with. She was knowledgeable and answered all our questions and made the process stress free. I would highly recommend Sheri Anderson at First Class Mortgage for any of your home loan needs.

Amanda Sherod

My husband and I got into a bind with another mortgage company regarding tricky guidelines for 100% commission-based positions, something we were never warned of before starting the process, but Casey and his team at First Class Mortgage came to our rescue and worked quickly with little notice to resolve the issue. As first time home buyers, there was a lot to learn. Casey and Kevin both took extra time to make sure we understood all the working pieces and were in communication with us each step of the way. We are happy to report we recently closed on our first home, thanks in large part to First Class Mortgage. We know we couldn’t have made this possible without their help. Thank you!

Ann FoelkerHastings

I am currently working with First Class Mortgage on my second home purchase because of the great experience I had working with them on my first home. I love working with small hometown businesses and this is no exception. I've always gotten great customer service, great rates, and great results. Each time they've offered better rates and fees than any of the big banks I've shopped. This is my mortgage company for life! Highly recommended!!

Leah E.Kenwood

Casey and everyone at First Class Mortgage are rockstars! This was my first home purchase and I felt comfortable every step of the way. I had a ton of questions throughout the process, and was always provided a thorough answer. There is no reason to look any further if you want a team of knowledgeable, caring, and honest people.

Peter Bibelhausen

Daniel was incredible to work with. He genuinely cared about what we had to say and walked us through the entire process and explained everything in easy to understand terms. As first time home buyers, it felt like Daniel really lent a listening ear and was there for every concern or question we had. Truly exceptional- thank you Daniel!

Erin HenkemeyerBloomington

We have purchased homes across the country and have just returned to MN to be closer to family. My experience in buying and selling homes is extensive so I have worked with a number of mortgage companies these past 20 years. I can say without hesitation that First Class Mortgage is the absolute best company we have ever worked with. I found them by seeing all of their great reviews. After interviewing a couple and then speaking with Brady, it was evident they would be able to make this jumbo loan work and time was of the essence. Brady and Jolene and the rest of the team worked through every imaginable challenge that the underwriter was requesting. Nothing was too complicated for Brady and his team and they helped us throughout the process. At the last minute and I mean the day before closing, we had to produce 12 months of SBA documents and we were trying to work with our contacts at our bank back in CA, but in typical CA style it would have taken a few more days to produce which would have prevented us from closing on time. We had a moving truck arriving the next morning along with four kids and pets in a hotel room. A random October snow was dumping seven inches on us (welcome to MN). Needless to say we were stressed and, out of nowhere, a Vice President at our bank called to say, "I spoke with Brady, what can I do to help get you the documents you need to your underwriter?" Are you kidding me? I have never seen something like this. Because of Brady and his extensive contacts and the reputation he has built with this company, he was able to pull strings and get us the help we needed to ensure we were able to close on time. Brady, Jolene, and the entire team, from my family to all of you, thank you!!

Adrian SMinnesota

First Class Mortgage was an absolute pleasure to work with. They were always so quick and kind in their communications, often times getting us our pre-approval documents for a house we were going to bid on before we had even left the house tour! After getting our offer accepted, they made the entire closing process so easy and straightforward, especially as first-time buyers. We would highly recommend choosing First Class for any of your needs; thanks Casey and team!

Mike Gravley

First class mortgage (Brady & Co.) are three for three for on time closes for my wife and I. In a stressful and ever changing environment, these guys have always delivered. With so many things to consider when buying or refinancing they take care of it all and make it the easiest part of the process. Can't recommend First Class Mortgage enough.

Jospeh MoorePlymouth

My husband and I got into a bind with another mortgage company regarding tricky guidelines for 100% commission-based positions, something we were never warned of before starting the process, but Casey and his team at First Class Mortgage came to our rescue and worked quickly with little notice to resolve the issue. As first time home buyers, there was a lot to learn. Casey and Kevin both took extra time to make sure we understood all the working pieces and were in communication with us each step of the way. We are happy to report we recently closed on our first home, thanks in large part to First Class Mortgage. We know we couldn't have made this possible without their help. Thank you!

Ann SNorthwest, Denver

First Class Mortgage, Casey, and his team were 10/10! They were just as excited about my new home as I was and made it such a stress free process! Great at explaining each step, what to expect, and amazing follow up! Listen - just let them handle the stress and enjoy the purchase of your new home!

Molly Myers

As a first time home buyer, the loan process can be a tad confusing. On top of that confusion, the market seems flush with big lenders who have less than ideal customer service. Dan and the First Class Mortgage crew were patient, beyond knowledgeable, and transparent throughout the entire process (pre-qual to closing). There was never I time where we felt foolish, confused, or un-empowered. Dan was thorough, informative, and always went the extra mile to make one of our lives' biggest decisions feel like a cake-walk. Long story short? Go with Dan - you won't be disappointed.

Taylor GCrystal

Casey & Brady are top-notch lenders! My buyers have chosen them as they were lower in costs, great rates, great people...and most of all...on top-of-it. I highly recommend First Class Mortage!

Kelly BPlymouth

First Class Mortgage, Casey, and his team were 10/10! They were just as excited about my new home as I was and made it such a stress free process! Great at explaining each step, what to expect, and amazing follow up! Listen - just let them handle the stress and enjoy the purchase of your new home!

Molly Myers

Casey is fantastic. He’s friendly, helpful, professional and super down-to-earth. His team runs very smoothly and efficiently without the stress! Can’t say enough good things about him!


When we bought our first home in Virginia, we had no idea we could shop around for mortgage rates. We just went with who our realtor suggested. So when we moved to Minnesota, I put in some leg work talking to 5-6 mortgage companies based upon reviews online. First Class mortgage was able to get us the best rate, and compared to some, by a longshot. Casey and the team were so amazing to work with. So much so, that when we decided to refinance this month, we didn't consider anyone else. They are affordable, honest, straight forward, and put the complexities of getting a mortgage into simple terms. We have saved thousands of dollars by going through them. Definitely give them a call.

Sabrina HRosemount

I worked with Brady at first class mortgage and I couldn’t say enough good things about him or his team! They got me to closing in 30 days and it was seamless. I highly recommend First Class mortgage and especially for a first time home buyer, they really made my experience enjoyable and kept me in the loop with any and all updates!

Paige Popelka

My wife and I decided to refinance our home. I sought out several resources but just didn't feel right about doing a refinance over the internet etc. I then went to my credit union North Memorial for guidance and they suggested First Class mortgage. I liked the idea of sitting down face to face with the person I was going to do business with. Casey, and everyone involved were truly First Class. From beginning to end and in a short period of time our refinancing took place. Thanks Casey and Bobbi! Mike

MichaelChisago City

I went to First Class Mortgage based upon Yelp reviews so I wanted to return the favor to other Yelpers. You always wonder if the good reviews are from friends and relatives of the business owners. I assure you that I am an unrelated individual who had the good fortune of stumbling into this company.

My situation was unique inasmuch as I was helping a relative obtain a mortgage. There were some hurdles to get over, and I suspect that the process in this case took longer than average. However, I'm very happy to report that First Class Mortgage (Brady, Kevin) stayed on top of it until the end. They were patient, explained the process well from the beginning to the end, always very professional. Honestly, I can't say enough good things about my experience with them. There are lots of brokers out there, but these folks are truly outstanding. Highly recommend!!

Paula KMaple Grove

Casey and team are EXCELLENT. I had a unique situation as a small business owner (of a wedding planning company, through 2020...) so to say I as anxious about getting qualified was an understatement. Casey and his team did everything they could to ensure we were not only qualified but got clear to close within 14 days. It was incredible (when other lenders were still asking for paperwork.) I will absolutely use Casey if/when we purchase again. His team was perfection!

Ashley Ebert

I was referred to First Class Mortgage by a friend and they lived up to their reputation and then some. From start to finish, the entire staff was courteous, professional, offered welcomed advice, friendly and proved experts in the industry. They helped my wife and I through a process involving many moving parts, followed up to help us stay on track and closed our refinance on time and on budget. Will definitely use them again and would recommend them to anyone.

AdamNew Brighton

I have used First Class Mortgage 3 times now, 2 purchase and 1 refinance. They are so personable, helpful in answering all of my questions and so easy to work with. I would highly recommend you call them and experience the difference between them and other mortgage lenders!

Erin M.Wyoming

We loved working with First Class Mortgage to help us purchase our first home last year. Brady was always available for late night calls for questions and writing up last minute offers. Which is so great being in this competitive market we are in now. His team was also great, knowledgable, and very responsive. Highly recommend to anyone to use First Class Mortgage!

Alexandria Martin

We had a very difficult closing as it was contingent on the sale of our house (the buyer of our house kept us hanging thru multiple postponements). Brady never gave up on us and helped us make sure we got the rate we needed. There were no surprises at closing and they were always ready.


They care about their customers!!! I used First Class Mortgage to finance my first home. I compared a few other recommended mortgage companies, but it was clear that Casey and his team would be the best choice for me. I liked their professional, yet family-oriented, community-based approach to the business. Casey did a great job explaining everything and offering honest advice. He kept the numbers understandable and communicated with me often. The office location was convenient and everyone was so easy to work with during the whole process. They also support the Maple Grove Rotary! I'm so happy I chose First Class Mortgage!

Julie RMinneapolis

The number of 5-star reviews first attracted my attention to First Class Mortgage and my experience was nothing short of amazing and on par with the other stellar reviews. The high-level of communication was appreciated and the whole process was flawless, many thanks to Casey and Dan! I also think the Peace of Mind Guarantee helped my offer stand out; I'm not aware of any other mortgage company that offers anything like this. I highly recommend you give them a call to see what it's all about.

Melanie Leik

I was referred to Brady and 1st Class Mortgage from the community bank I work at. Brady and his team were very quick and efficient making the mortgage process a breeze. Everything was processed online and other than a couple of phone conversations it took very little of my time. This was very important to me as I didn’t have a lot of time during the day. Very pleased with their service!

KimElk River

Brady and the First Class Mortgage staff provided a PHENOMENAL experience for us from day 1. This was the second time we've refinanced and it has been the best experience we've ever had. We had a great 30-year rate already, but we wanted to take advantage of the low rates. I called and checked online with 7 different mortgage companies and I'm so thankful we chose First Class Mortgage.

Not only did they offer the best rate and lowest closing costs of the other companies, but they offered assurance that if the loan process took longer than expected (which is common with the low interest rates right now), they would take care of it and we wouldn't have to pay extra to continue locking in the rate. This was something none of the other companies were willing to do. Thankfully, their team processed our loan as quickly as possible.

They made the process so very simple; we were able to do everything except the closing (which was also perfect) in person. They were clear about everything from the beginning and answered every question we had. They communicated with us every step of the way so that there were no surprises. To top it all off, despite telling us our rate would be locked in and couldn't be reduced, their team was able to get our rate down from 2.375% to 2.25%! WOW! Thanks to them, we are paying almost the same monthly amount...but will pay it off 7 years earlier!

We are incredibly grateful for everything they have done. Thank you to Brady, Lisa, Nate, and Austin for a FIRST CLASS experience in every possible way. We are very excited about the money we'll save over the next 15 years. 🙂

Hollee S

Our new house just closed recently. We are the first time home buyer, that was worried and confused when worked with other broker at first, after find out this broker was not reliable at all, I immediately contact Brady due to all 5 star reviews. I am glad to make a right decision to let first class mortgage take care of the whole process. Brady is professional, honest and patient, also Nicole and Austin is good helper and easy to communicate. With their professionalism, the whole process is smooth and not stressful.100% recommend first class mortgage!

Anne S

Nicole, Brady, Macena and the team at First Class Mortgage were wonderful to work with. My husband Patrick and I recently purchased our cabin property in Northern MN and they helped to make the process so smooth and easy! We couldn't have done it without them and we are so grateful for all of their kind and knowledgeable assistance. Thank you!

Anne LiebergMinnesota

My wife and I had a great experience with Kevin & Brady at First Class Mortgage!!! We did a refinance and everything was quick, convenient, and most importantly easy to understanding. They were great communicators throughout the process and made us very comfortable. This was a much better experience than the last Mortgage company we worked with and I would strongly recommend First Class Mortgage to any friends or family!

Chris AshtonRobbinsdale, Minnesota

I've had experience closing on previous homes in addition to refinancing a few times to take advantage of falling mortgage rates with other lenders and I can honestly say, none of them can hold a candle to this team. Brady and team nailed down our closing to the penny! My first call for any future business will be to First Class Mortgage!

T. ClaussenCross Lake, Minnesota

Brady, Lance, and the rest of their staff were amazing during my refinancing process. They truly went the extra mile for me. My situation was unique and required far more leg work then usual. They stuck with it and made my dream a reality. I have already referred others to Fist Class Mortgage and even found that multiple people I know have used their services. Highly recommend. Thank you Brady and everyone else involved with my refinancing.

Michael SeverudMinnesota

We had a very difficult closing as it was contingent on the sale of our house (the buyer of our house kept us hanging thru multiple postponements). Brady never gave up on us and helped us make sure we got the rate we needed. There were no surprises at closing and they were always ready

Pat GerberRichfield, Minnesota

First Class Mortgage is definitely "first class"! We've used them multiple times for obtaining a home mortgage or re-financing. Casey Van Winkle and his whole team are excellent at customer service....very responsive and helpful throughout the entire process! Would definitely use them again and recommend.

Rebecca WashingtonMinnesota

I have worked with First Class Mortgage three times and each time has been better than the last, PURELY excellent each time. Brady Day and his team are wonderful to work with. They have good insights and I trust them.

Carol MooreMinnesota

I recently closed on a refinancing with FCM. I worked with Brady, Mike and Austin. I'm very satisfied with the whole process. They kept me informed on a daily basis and even offered me a lower closing cost than my mortgage company could offer! I would definitely recommend them to anyone. Also, it was completed in a much shorter time frame than other companies could do.

Karen LarsonMinnesota

The team at First Class Mortgage was so helpful in the process of buying our home. We had a lot of questions and they always got back to us with the answers in a very timely fashion. Thank you so much for taking care of the behind the scenes stuff and resting our minds!

NicoleChisago City, Minnesota

Dan and First Class Mortgage were able to offer the most competitive rates of the three lenders we talked with during our recent refi. Not only that, but their in-house tools were able to give us an almost immediate answer to whether we'd need an appraisal or not to avoid PMI (result: no appraisal needed; thanks, hot market!). Not only that, in the heat of one of the hottest markets I've seen, they were able to set the timeline and keep the ball moving to close just before we had to leave for an extended family vacation.

When I had questions, Dan was there. When I wanted to confirm what to expect after closing and from whom, Dan was there. A few weeks later to follow up on how the new servicer was working out, Dan was there.

Definitely recommend giving Dan a call for an experienced and level-headed approach to mortgage loans.

Tim J.Minneapolis, Minnesota

First Class Mortgage is amazing to work with! We had received a quote from a different company who wasn't responsive before reaching out to First Class and they saved the day. Extremely prompt and professional with wonderful communication throughout the whole process. Plus, they beat the original quote on both interest rate and closing costs. We couldn't be happier with the results and how smooth things moved along. Will be recommending them to anyone in need of mortgage services. Thanks First Class!

Taylor OstienMinnesota

Casey and Bobbi were very helpful in answering any questions we had, no matter how small or how urgent they were, and explained things very thoroughly. Everything went very smooth and would recommend their services to anyone! Great Job First Class Mortgage!

Drew and JanellePrior Lake, Minnesota

They were amazing! I was guided through steps I needed to take since I am retired and it's not as easy to refinance, but was successful. I recommend anyone use First Class Mortgage. They got me the lowest interest rate after shopping around. The process was very smooth and quick.

Wendy HuberMinnesota

First class Mortgage and their team have been the most professional and hard working group of people. They have been my number one local choice. Brady has helped me on 3 different occasions reach my goals with getting lower interest on my loan when I refinanced and also when I decided I wanted to take cash out. He worked his magic. Made it happen. His work has helped me provide a better life for my family. You guys are the best

Michael ArroyoMinnesota