Financing

At Creative Homes, we believe the homebuying journey should be enjoyable before, during, and after the construction of your brand-new home. Let our mortgage coaches be your guide to Closing Day! They're here to help answer all of your questions about financing and personalize a financial plan for your unique situation. Ultimately, our mortgage coaches are here to ensure a simple and stress-free experience.

Preferred Lenders

Better Built Mortgage

Our Story is really a story around the story of the people that we serve.  We know that real estate is typically the largest single asset, and debt, for many people.  Even when it isn’t the largest single asset, or debt, real estate and home financing plays an important part of their overall financial wealth.

We have learned from having thousands of conversations with our borrowers, over the last 30 years, that most of them don’t want a mortgage.  They don’t dream about going into debt.  They dream about is getting a house.  A house that will become their home. A home for safety, security, comfort, and a means to increase their wealth.  A place to enjoy life with their loved ones, and friends, as they create lasting memories that are built over time through shared laughs, tears, and dreams come true.

We see our role in the story of our borrowers as that of a guide and trusted advisor.  Our purpose is to help improve the lives of the people we serve as a trusted resource to help them make educated, clear, confident, and wise decisions when financing or refinancing their homes.  As the largest single asset and debt for most people we know that how they manage their real estate financing will have a major impact on their overall well-being.


Waterstone Mortgage
We keep everything on track to close on time at the terms we quoted! Our objective is to help you make the right decisions for your financial situation by educating and empowering you with information about your financing options. We recognize that the mortgage process can be stressful, so we make it a point to ensure you are comfortable with each step of the process. We will guide you through the mortgage process by asking important questions to understand your needs and help secure the right financing option for you.

Mortgage Coaches

David List

Mortgage Coach | NMLS#342450
12800 Whitewater Dr Ste 100
Minnetonka, MN 55343

Brad Dale

Mortgage Coach | NMLS#164040
12800 Whitewater Dr Ste 100 Offc 118
Minnetonka, MN 55343

Andy Burton

Mortgage Advisor | NMLS#285599
576 Bielenberg Drive, Suite 140
Woodbury, MN 55125

FAQs

Our Borrower Portal allows you to fill out your application and submit documentation securely online. Additionally, we share and allow you to sign disclosure documents electronically.

You are on the path to purchasing a home! After you receive your pre-approval, it’s very important to inform us of any changes to your financial picture or credit history as this could impact the amount or type of loan for which you’ll qualify once your loan is fully underwritten.


Many people are surprised to learn that rates change on a daily and sometimes hourly basis. Interest rates fluctuate in response to changes in the financial markets. The bond market is generally a good indicator of the trend of interest rates, with higher bond rates usually producing higher mortgage rates.

Escrow is a legal arrangement where a neutral, third party temporarily holds an asset or sum of money on behalf of two other parties that are in the process of completing a transaction. In real estate, escrow is typically used to protect the buyer's earnest money or to hold a homeowner's funds for property taxes and home insurance.

Yes, you can! Based on your financial and credit history, you will have a variety of options with a 5% down payment. Your loan expert can help you decide which home financing program will work best for you.

Any credit inquiry can have an impact on your credit score, so it’s important to consider that when you are shopping for a mortgage. According to Experian, credit scoring models do take rate shopping into consideration, so multiple inquires for a certain type of credit product (like a mortgage) will have a smaller impact on your score.

Yes! This all depends on the remaining balance on the loan, your credit score, and a few other factors. Speak with a loan expert to find out how much cash you may be able to pull out of your home in a refinance.

Our Borrower Portal makes it easy and secure to upload documents and loan homework online. If you don't have an account with our Borrower Portal, it's simple and quick to start one – just find a loan expert to sign up and start uploading documents!

Rate locks are available across a range of time periods. Rate lock periods of 30 days are pretty typical, but at times when there are a large number of consumers refinancing their mortgages or purchasing homes, longer lock periods are common.

With a minimum down payment amount of 3%, it’s possible to get a conventional loan for less money out-of-pocket!

It depends on what type of loan program you’re using. For example, an FHA streamline refinance doesn’t require an appraisal, and the same is true of VA loans too. You can roll your closing costs, prepaid interest charges, and escrow funding totals into your loan amount so you don’t have to bring in money at closing. Talk to a loan officer to learn more about your options!

This depends on your credit profile, down payment amount, and other financial qualifications! If you’re ready to buy, get in touch with a loan officer to learn more about what’s available to you.

If you’re a first-time home buyer, consider looking into bond programs near you. Some bond programs offer down payment assistance, depending on your location. Plus, FHA, VA, and USDA programs are all available for first time buyers!

A credit score is just one piece of your overall financial picture, so make sure you talk with a loan officer about your qualifying factors. That said, a conventional loan typically requires a credit score over 620, and all borrowers should have a credit score.

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Building a home with Creative is more than a process of building a house. Its the people you get to meet, work with and get to know along the way. And Creative knows the right people to have in the right position.

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