Making Mortgages Make Sense

Breaking down what is happening in the home finance world

and mortgage programs available to buy a home or refinance


Dependable Mortgage Solutions

Team Approved is a leading mortgage team with the experience and professionalism to make your dream of owning a home a reality. We know the lending industry inside and out and can provide dedicated mortgage solutions to suit any need and any budget. Whether you are looking to buy your first home or add to your property investment portfolio, let Team Approved provide the results you need.

Team Approved is a mortgage team within Satori Mortgage.  Founded in 2005, Satori Mortgage has the industry experience our clients can depend on for personalized mortgage solutions. We work closely with our clients to provide them with higher standards of service and professionalism they won’t find anywhere else.

Industry Accolades

Our ability to create mortgage solutions that work for our clients is what drives our industry success. As a team, we been awarded Super Mortgage Professionals for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016 and 2017 and the America’s Most Honored Professionals award for 2015.

Contact the Satori Team Today

For all of your home mortgage needs, rely on Team Approved today! We are 100% committed to our clients and focused on their satisfaction. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation where we can discuss your needs and provide a mortgage solution designed to meet those needs.

Meet The Mortgage Talk Show Team

Steve Conklin

Steve Conklin

Loan Officer & Show Host - NMLS #279519

Anthony Corral

Anthony Corral

Loan Officer - NMLS #1493067

Chau Le

Chau Le

Loan Officer - NMLS #1528947

Kevin Stillman

Kevin Stillman

Loan Officer - NMLS #507219

Abraham Sanchez-Gonzalez

Abraham Sanchez-Gonzalez

Loan Partner

Jacob Derauf

Jacob Derauf

Director of Marketing NMLS #1199748


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POPULAR Programs

We offer many great financing options to fit your needs.

VA Loans

VA Loans offer military veterans exceptional benefits, including low interest rates and no down payment.  This program was designed to help military veterans realize the American dream of home ownership.

Conventional Loans

A conventional loan is a mortgage that is not guaranteed or insured by any government agency.

Rehab & Renovation Loans

Renovation and Rehab loans allow you to do your home renovations as a refinance or buy that fixer upper.


HARP is a refinance option for homeowners that are “underwater” meaning they owe more on their home than their home is worth.

FHA Loans

FHA home loans are mortgages which are insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), allowing borrowers to get low mortgage rates with minimal down payment.

Jumbo Loans

A jumbo loan is one way to buy a high-priced or luxury home. If you have a lower debt-to-income ratio, a higher credit score, and a larger down payment, a jumbo loan may be right for you.

Reverse Mortgages

Reverse Mortgages allow individuals 62 and over to convert a portion of their home equity into cash while still living in their home.

Portfolio Loans

Portfolio Loans are loans that are held by the lender rather than sold on the secondary market.  These loans have different requirements than conventional loans.

Mortgage Rates and Calculator

30 Year Fixed 4.000% (4.135 % APR)

15 Year Fixed 3.500% (3.756 % APR)

Rates Prepared 01/28/2019

Rates are subject to change without notice based on market conditions. Rate/APR and terms may vary based on the creditworthiness of the individual.

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Worked with Steve Conklin and the Satori team for years – always great to work with! Craig Skarnes

Minneapolis, MN

I refinanced my loan through Satori and the process couldn’t have been easier. Chau Le was a great help explaining the various options for the refi and helping me through the whole process. Overall was very smooth and I’m now saving a few hundred dollars each month on my mortgage. Highly recommended! Matt Freer

Boulder, CO

Anthony Corral was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I had a difficult situation with my credit and he worked essentially nonstop for a couple months to get me my loan. I would highly recommend Anthony and the Satori team to anyone! Alex Herme

Minneapolis, MN

Steve Conklin at Satori Mortgage has handled 2 different loans for me, going above and beyond, and delivering better rates and more options than any other lender was able to provide. Thanks Satori & Steve! Ross English

Minneapolis, MN

Episodes From the Mortgage Talk Show

Episode 7

Mortgage Talk Show - Episode 7 - Part 1 Mortgage Talk Show - Episode 7 - Part 2

Episode 6

Mortgage Talk Show - Episode 6 - Part 1 Mortgage Talk Show - Episode 6 - Part 2

Episode 5

Mortgage Talk Show Episode 5 - Part 1 Interview with Joe Weddle from Advanced Credit Solutions For more information about Joe go to or call 1-866-204-0119 Mortgage Talk Show Episode 5 - Part 1 Interview with Joe...

Episode 4

Mortgage Talk Show Episode 4 - Part 1 Interview with Patrick Dow of Re/Max Advantage Plus - Minnetonka For more information on Patrick Dow go to or give him a call at 952-270-1575 Mortgage Talk Show Episode 4 - Part 1...

Episode 3

Episode 3 - Part 1 - Dodd Frank Rollback Episode 3 - Part 1 - Dodd Frank Rollback

Contact  Us

2808 Broadway Ave

Minneapolis, MN 55411

Call 952-544-1706


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Mortgage Talk Show is a marketing platform of Team Approved.  Team Approved. is a mortgage team within Satori Mortgage NMLS #4190.  This statement of current loan terms and conditions is not an offer to enter into an interest rate or discount point agreement. Any such offer may be made only pursuant to subdivisions 3 and 4 of Minnesota Statutes Section 47.206.

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