Meet Mikal

Mikal Knotek has been a successful mortgage professional, manager, technology entrepreneur and industry consultant who entered the mortgage field in 1991. Learning the business from the ground up, he quickly became a production leader. In 1997, he co-founded an independent residential mortgage group, and in 1998, he moved the business to Bell Bank Mortgage and helped evolve Bell into one of the area's premier residential mortgage lenders.

High-Tech Lender

While still in the mortgage origination business, Mikal also founded Audit Technologies, a lender-based audit and consulting firm. His industry insight provided new portfolio management tools for lenders. Audit Technologies and Mikal's growing residential mortgage business led to the establishment of Clear View Software, Inc. in 2001. Through Clear View, Mikal has developed ground-breaking technology to move data between consumers and lenders with speed and security.
Mikal and his team look forward to guiding you through the ins and outs of mortgage financing, preparing you for the important decisions you have ahead.

Super Mortgage Professionals 2010
Super Mortgage Professionals 2011
Super Mortgage Professionals 2012
Super Mortgage Professionals 2013
Super Mortgage Professionals 2014
Super Mortgage Professionals 2015
Super Mortgage Professionals 2016
super mortgage professional 2017
2018 super mortgage professional
SMP 2019

Expertise and Specialties

  • Single-family, owner-occupied
  • Conventional FHA, VA, MHFA and portfolio
  • 1-4 unit investment property
  • Self-employed borrower
  • First-time home buyers
  • Move-up buyers
  • Refinance analysis
  • Rent vs. own analysis

An Educator at Heart

Mikal learns more when he teaches. He loves to help you find answers to your questions and discover solutions. He's not here to sell you a loan, but to help you get ready to make solid decisions for you and your family.

Community Involvement

  • Spare Key
  • Simpson Shelter
  • Homes for Heroes
  • St. Michael Fire Department volunteer firefighter

Thank you so much for your help in financing our new home. You were great to work with and made us feel very comfortable. You and Sam both made the whole process a lot easier and less scary than we anticipated. And we love the house! Thanks again!
Becky & Steve