Who We Are

Steve Howe:

Steve is a full-time Realtor with RE/MAX Advantage Plus and is a member of The Minnesota Real Estate Team – the #1 Real Estate Team in MN since 2006.  Steve has made helping first time home buyers his priority since joining RE/MAX in 2008.  Since that time he has led over 75 Classes and Seminars on home-buying, and helped over a hundred new home buyers purchase their first property.  Steve is also a former “Rookie of the Year” for the Minnesota Real Estate Team, a graduate of the Certified Distressed Property Expert designation, and has published over 400 articles on home buying tips and information to help educate first time home buyers.

Rachel Streiff:


Rachel has been helping people in the mortgage business for over a decade. She got her start straight out of high school as the Director of First Impressions for the Burnsville branch of Cornerstone Home Lending, giving everyone that warm, welcoming feeling when they called for assistance or walked through the door. While obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Minnesota, she continued to work and grow into other roles over the years as one of Cornerstone’s first employees of Minnesota – Loan Officer Assistant, Loan Processor, Loan Closer, Branch Liaison, and Producing Branch Manager. At present, Rachel is the Producing Branch Manager of Fairway Independent Mortgage. She truly understands the ins and outs of the loan process, from beginning to end and even after. Rachel deeply values clients’ trust and ensures that people feel safe, secure and cared for throughout the loan process, which she understands can be an overwhelming experience. And when it comes to finding ways to save you money, Rachel is the undeniable expert!

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