Brian Parkinson Mortgage Banker


Loans & Programs

Alerus Mortgage offers the following loans:

  • Conventional Loan Programs up to $726,200 with Fixed Rate and Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARM)
  • Construction and Single Close loans
  • Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Loans and Veterans Affairs (VA) Home Loans
  • First-Time Homebuyer Programs
  • Home Equity Loans (HELOC) / Second Mortgages
  • Jumbo Loans
  • Alerus Portfolio Products (for those outside the lending box)

Mortgage Checklist

During the loan process, please plan to provide:

  • Bank statements for the past two months
  • Retirement account statements for the past two months
  • Current pay stubs for the past 30 days
  • W-2 forms for the previous two years (all jobs)
  • Two years of recent federal tax returns (if applicable)
  • Copy of driver’s license
  • Your social security number
  • Personal loan account information

If you own Real Estate, also plan to provide:

  • Mortgage account information, including annual property taxes and homeowner’s insurance
  • Name and phone number of your insurance agent
  • Address, current value, and taxes and insurance on second home or investment property
  • Home equity account information (if applicable)

Alerus Mortgage Special Programs

  • Guaranteed Approvals
    Alerus Mortgage guarantees it will close your purchase loan based on the terms of its approval letter or we will pay the seller $20,000. The approval letter lists the conditions that must be met for the Guaranteed Approval to be valid.
  • Guaranteed Closing Costs Certificate
    This certificate guarantees that the amount you are charged in total closing costs will not exceed the amount stated on the final loan summary prepared by Alerus Mortgage.
  • Refer a friend. Build your community.™
    When you refer a friend who closes a loan with us, we’ll make a $100 donation to a local charity. To date, Alerus Mortgage has already donated more than $2 million dollars to communities thanks to referrals like yours.


Throughout my 28 years in lending, I have developed relationships with industry and housing professionals — each of whom possess similar qualities, such as integrity, professionalism and service that exceed market standards.

If you are seeking the services of professionals in any of the following categories, I strongly encourage you to consider working with one of my partners:

Real Estate Agents

Anne Anderson, EXP Realty – Stillwater
651-275-4528 /

Ben Younan, ToFT Realty – Minneapolis
612-454-0899 /

Brian Schulenburg, Twin Cities Property Finder
952-240-7975 /

Colin Burkholder, Keller Williams – Roseville
612-599-1060 /

Liz Johnson, RE/MAX Results – Shoreview
651-238-4733 /

Madeline Burkholder, Keller Williams – Roseville
630-484-4714 /

Mallory Lewis, Re/MAX Advantage Plus – Savage
612-242-6297 /

Rochelle Johnson, Re/MAX Advantage Plus – Savage
612-590-8362 /

Sheryl Petrashek, RE/MAX Results – Apple Valley
612-889-6469 /

Tara Cardenas, Re/MAX Advantage Plus – Lakeville
952-484-9624 /


Carrie Ledermann, Highmark Builders/Compass Realty
952-435-5522 /

Ted McWilliams, McWilliams and Associates
612-221-2870 /

Financial Advisors

Daniel Polson, Ameriprise
555 Nicollet Mall Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-746-5309 /

Matt & Lisa Tuttle, Ameriprise
7601 France Ave S, Suite 300
Edina, MN 55435
952-857-1245 /

Insurance Providers

Chris Schulenburg, Insurance Brokers of Minnesota, Inc.
952-567-9964 /

Craig Swenson, American Family Insurance
952-496-2382 /

Home Improvement Services

CertaPro Painters
Dennis Merillat / Owner
612-860-6646 /
Burnsville, MN 55306

Holmin Heating & Cooling
Phil Holmin / Owner
763-228-0110 /
Eagan, MN 55123

Promaster Plumbing
Jim Thompson / Owner
651-337-1738 /
Woodbury, MN 55129