Heading the Mortgage Division is Tammy Zurfluh, an expert with more than two decades of industry know-how. She implements and manages best practices for the division, overseeing strategic planning and the management of mortgage loan products and services. Tammy and her team deliver unparalleled customer service to clients obtaining a home loan through Blackhawk Bank, as well as services and expertise to smaller financial institutions that take advantage of the Bank’s Correspondent Lending program.
Areas of Expertise
Mortgage lending and related regulatory compliance, specialty mortgage programs offered by the Federal Housing Authority, VA, Illinois Housing Development Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, Down Payment Plus and Construction Loans.
Current chair of the Boone County Habitat Family Selection Committee, member of the Rockford Area Realtor Association, the Belvidere Realtor Association, the Rockford Homebuilders Association, the Swedish American Hospital/Belvidere Board, Rock/Green WI Realtor Association and Rockford Chamber LEAD 360 Executive Women's Group. Past board member of Belvidere Main Street, the Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce and past Zonta International Club Member.
Just for Fun
Tammy has been married to her husband for over 34 years and they have 2 wonderful daughters and a fabulous son-in-law. Tammy and her daughters share a passion for horseback riding and they excelled in Dressage and Show Jumping with the Illinois Dressage and Combined Training Association (IDCTA). She loves to travel and some of her adventures have taken her to Italy, Fiji and Australia. Tammy’s true passion is helping her mortgage clients and staff experience joy from the home buying process.
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