Joe Straus

VP, Mortgage Market Manager

Office: 701-499-7539

Mobile: 701-436-6156

Email: jstraus@firstintlbank.com

Fax: 701-232-1011

NMLS: #629509

Whether you're looking to purchase, refinance, or build a new home, we have the products and most importantly service to help you achieve your goals. Look around Joe's site for our interest rate information, sign up for automatic rate notification, or to get some basic information about the mortgage process. When you are ready you can even fill out an application right here on our web site. You'll find a wealth of information here, but always feel free to contact Joe with questions via phone or email.

When he is not at work, Joe enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters. He is a North Dakota native that graduated from MSUM with a business administration degree. Since his graduation from MSUM, Joe has worked in the mortgage industry. He truly enjoys working with home owners and home buyers and helping them achieve whatever dreams or goals they may have.


"Joe Straus did a very professional and excellent job and I could not be more pleased with the service he provided. I will recommend him and hopefully come to him in the future!" -Calyn D.

  • Thank You Joe!!! We could not be happier with you and your entire organization. - Ryan H.
  • "All of your staff we have worked with at the 25th St Branch in Fargo have been excellent to work with, and we always recommend Joe! He is quick to get back to us, goes out of his way to find answers for things he is not sure of immediately, and makes us feel welcome even if we have to bring a curious toddler with to our appointment!" -Brian O.
  • "I could not have been more happy working with Mr. Strauss. He has stuck with me over the years on my search for a home and has never pressured me into anything. He was always there for questions and knew the loan process extremely well. I am extremely satisfied I went with Joe over the other banks that I contacted. Thanks again for all you did and I will be referring everyone I know to you!‚Äč" -Jacob K.