About Our Team

Meet the Furlong Team at Mortgages Unlimited

Mortgages Unlimited is the oldest private lender in MN. The Furlong Team formed from within the company to apply mutual knowledge, resources and ultimately create a great experience for our clients.

With Mortgages Unlimited, we’ve been through the recession. We’ve dealt with extensive changes in state and federal legislation. We know how intimidating buying a house can be, because we’ve helped our clients through tough years.

Our competitive programs are customizable for every home buyer’s mortgage needs. We come highly recommended by our past clients, Realtors, attorneys, and title companies. Over the years, we have won many awards that highlight our dedication to the mortgage industry.

Serving all of Minnesota, we have helped hundreds of clients find the right mortgage for them. Be our next success story!

Why Choose Us?

The process can be 100% digital to 100% in-person, or anywhere in between.

You’ll know what’s happening every step of the way, which means less stress and anxiety. Throughout the entire purchasing process, we promise to keep you completely informed. You will receive the on-time, accurate results you expect. From our initial mortgage application consultation through the closing date and beyond.

We work for our clients and in their interest, period. We work for you, not for the banks. We’ll make sure we find the best possible loan for you and for your needs. We make the mortgage process transparent by providing you with continuous updates. Our business is to help our clients become homeowners, and to keep everyone on the same page while doing so.

We’ll help to get your offer accepted. Choosing the right lender can be the key to getting your offer accepted. We communicate with listing agents about the approval letter. The Furlong Team will confirm closing times and provide confidence in the offer, making sellers more likely to accept it.

Our Mission

We aim to offer the unlimited loan options of a major lender, but with the personal service of a local company. Our goal is to provide the correct mortgage loan option for you, but also to make sure that it is a smooth experience. It is crucial to us that you understand every step of the process.

Our Values

It is our top priority to help you find the perfect match for your financing needs. We venture to provide clear communication throughout the mortgage application process.

As a team, we base our actions upon the highest standards of ethics and values. We value long-lasting relationships, so we’ll listen carefully to your needs and expectations. Ultimately, we strive to find the mortgage lender selection that is the right fit for you.

Our Commitment to You

You’ll find that Mortgages Unlimited has your best interests in mind. As your advocates, our independent Minnesota mortgage loan bankers will:

  • Listen to your needs and expectations
  • Evaluate which loan fits your present situation.
  • Educate you about your options in a judgement-free, open, and honest environment.
  • Serve as your personal mortgage guide so you can make the most informed decisions.
  • Keep you in the loop, always.

Steve Furlong

Mortgage Specialist

NMLS 275939
Office: 952-314-6087
Fax: 952-236-1247

Steve has been a Mortgage Specialist for 14 years. He holds an MBA from the Carlson School of Management in Finance, specializes in “making it work” and has earned numerous awards. He believes that everyone who has the desire to achieve the American Dream of homeownership should have the ability to do so, whether today or tomorrow, and is here for the duration to make it a reality for you. He has trained many Loan Officers, and is currently working to grow the team to provide an even greater level of service to our clients. He serves as President-Elect for the Minnesota Mortgage Association and serves on the Board for the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce.

Steve Furlong’s Award Mentions:
2016 Star Tribune Top 5 Workplace in Minnesota
2012 Minnesota Mortgage Association Loan Officer of the Year
2012 Sun Current Mortgage Specialist of the Year

See his resume on LinkedIn

Barb Gurney

Mortgage Specialist

NMLS 1031583
Office: 612-564-0466
Mobile: 612-991-3473
Fax: 952-236-1247

Barb is a member of the Furlong Team. Barb chose to work at Mortgages Unlimited, Inc. to share in the company’s focus of offering the trust, mortgage options, and competitive rates of a large lender with the personal communication, guidance, and partnerships of a small company based on strong family values.

Barb is professional, offering superior customer service. She treats each client the way she wants to be treated. Barb’s goal is to make the loan process a positive experience and make sure you understand each step along the way. She truly believes open communication leads to no surprises and that is how she prefers to do business. You can trust Barb to be fair and honest with you.

Barb grew up in Minnesota. She attended St. Olaf College. Barb also has her Masters in Teaching from University of St. Thomas and her MBA from Augsburg. She and her husband Steve live in Bloomington. They love to travel and attend professional and college sporting events. They are active in their church and volunteer their time there and in the community.

Brandon Olson

Mortgage Specialist

NMLS 1031583
Office: 612-564-0466
Mobile: 612-437-9567
Fax: 952-236-1247

Brandon has been in the finance and loan industry for 10 years. He has worked with a broad spectrum of credit and loan terms. “I am personally committed to making your mortgage experience the very best it can be. Peace of mind, trust, dependability, integrity, and assurance are just a few of the words that come to my client’s mind when they work with me.”

He recognizes the role of the loan originator is of utmost significance. Vast industry knowledge often alleviates catastrophes. Smooth, consistent, and transparent communication between the originator, realtor, and borrower is just the beginning.

He has standards that are high for a reason: to develop a long-term relationship that can mutually benefit both him and his clients. Meeting your expectations only gets to completion, whereas exceeding your highest of expectations makes you a “customer for life.”

James Vang

Mortgage Specialist

NMLS 1031583
Office: 952-388-2816
Mobile: 612-999-0999
Fax: 952-236-1247

A Minnesota native, James graduated from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities with a degree in Economics. His priority is to provide the best experience for homebuyers and their families. As an experienced loan officer, James has the knowledge and tools to help his clients improve credit scores and up their buying power. If you’re looking for a home, James is the right person to work with, whether this is your first home or your fifth home. James is always professional and extremely passionate, he will provide you with the best options and programs to meet your needs.

Ask me about the new HomeReady program where you can:

  • Use boarder (roommate) income to supplement your income WITHOUT having them on the loan
  • Use other household income to qualify for a larger loan amount
  • Obtain lower mortgage insurance rates than traditional FHA financing

Ask me about Minnesota Housing down payment assistance programs where you can:

  • Buy a home for as little as $1,000 down payment, if you meet program eligibility requirements
  • Borrow up to $7,500 towards your down payment and closing costs
  • Obtain lower mortgage insurance rates than traditional FHA/Conventional financing
  • Receive up to $2,000 in federal tax credits ANNUALLY

Amy Furlong

Mortgage Specialist

NMLS 1513746

Amy grew up in Small Town, USA (Brill, WI) and has lived in western WI for 25 years, enjoying the countryside with dogs and horses. Amy has extensive business and customer service expertise and prides herself, above all, on integrity and honesty.

She has been helping people reach their personal goals for over 20 years and specializes in guiding people through the mortgage process in a straightforward and caring manner. Amy will obtain any resources or information necessary to streamline the home buying process for you, ensuring you fully understand each step; moreover; obtaining the best loan package for you and your family. Whether your needs are in Minnesota or Wisconsin, your goals will be Amy’s goals.

Amy lives in Prescott, WI and has two girls, ages 15 and 20; and two stepsons, ages 14 and 12. She enjoys a busy life with puppies and horses along with some gym time and gardening.

“I look forward to every unique opportunity to help a person to become a home owner. I truly enjoy helping people move forward with whatever their dreams may be.”

William Halfrich Jr

Mortgage Specialist

NMLS 332161

Bill is driven by the reality that every person regardless of age or any other differentiating factor has one critical need in common: A roof over their head. His mission in business and in life is about building strength…strength in family, finances, and communities and homeownership is the way. That’s what motivates him to get involved with as many people as possible every day.

He has spent over 12 years in the mortgage lending industry and have helped hundreds of families achieve the dream of homeownership. In that time he’s worn many hats from loan officer, sales manager, branch manager, area manager, sales management, and business development and implementation as well as owner.  This commitment has led to many distinguishing honors such as: Certified PATH2BUY Coach, knowing the importance of security to the health and happiness of families and have made it my duty to promote and help create that throughout my career as a mortgage professional and manager.

Zara Vozhdayeva

Loan Assistant

Office: 651-403-6634

Zara’s current role on the team is to assist the loan officers and borrowers to ensure a smooth transaction from start to finish. She reviews files, prepares them for processing/underwriting and will let you know if you have missed a signature or forgot to send a paystub. She is a friendly, loyal, and dedicated professional with an ambition to succeed, and always up to a challenge whatever the situation presents. She’s responsive, extremely knowledgeable, thorough, dependable, and professional in every aspect. Her focus on delivering the best service possible is beyond commendable. Zara has lived in the Minneapolis area for the past twenty-five plus years and enjoys traveling with friends and family in her free time.

Andrea Frey

Loan Assistant

NMLS 914468
Phone: 952.314.5175

Andrea’s role on the team is to assist the loan officers and borrowers to ensure a smooth transaction from start to finish. She reviews files, prepares them for processing/underwriting and will let you know if you have missed a signature or forgot to send a paystub. She enjoys helping people reach their goal of homeownership and her objective is to keep everyone informed and on track to meet the closing date. Andrea grew up and attended college in the Twin Cities. When she isn’t diligently working on loan files, she enjoys spending time at the lake and playing in a kickball league.

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