About

About ImageSince 2010, Redmond Funding Group (RFG) has been providing private money real estate.

RFG is owned and managed by two partners; Scott Harlan and Arthur Goldman.  When you call us, you will be talking to one of us.  We own the company and we are the decision makers!

Rounding out the RFG staff are Office Manager Liz Sigfridson and Transaction Coordinator Katie Golbienko.

Tell us what you are looking to do and we will guide you through the entire process.  We are a locally owned and managed company and we know this region and this industry well.

RFG focuses heavily on residential real estate loans including fix and flip loans, auction purchases, and construction loans.  However, our team is prepared to assist you in other areas such as:

  • Rehab / remodel loans.  RFG finances both the purchase and the construction budget of your rehab project.  Ask us for more details.
  • Spec / vertical construction.  RFG has financed many successful spec construction projects for established builders.  Understandably, our criteria is evolving with the market; please contact us for more information.
  • Cash-out on investment properties.  Need cash to fund your new project?  We can help you tap the equity in your existing real estate investment assets.

Lending Area: State of Washington

We would also like you to get to know us.  Familiarity breeds trust, and we know from experience that mutual trust between borrower and lender is a key step in the real estate loan process.  The following is a bit of information about each member of the staff:

Scott Harlan – Co-Owner & Manager
Prior to opening RFG, Scott was an Executive Vice President with Bellevue based, First Mutual Bank.  Prior to the sale of the bank, Scott was responsible for the residential and consumer lending programs including construction and rehab loans.  Scott currently sits on the board of Leadership Eastside, served for many years on the board of the Together Center in Redmond, and is the past-president of the Lake Washington Schools Foundation.

Arthur Goldman – Co-Owner & Manager
Prior to founding RFG with Scott Harlan, Arthur was Managing Director at Freestone Capital Management in Seattle, were he played a pivotal role in growing the firm from $350 million to over $2 billion in assets under management. Arthur has been active in the Washington Society of CPAS, serving four years as Chairman of the Personal Financial Planning Committee. A Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Washington, he devotes his leisure time to his family, coaching children’s sports and a variety of outdoor activities including tennis, fly-fishing and golf.

Liz Sigfridson – Office Manager
Before joining RFG in 2014, Liz started her career in title and escrow.  She graduated from the University of Montana and was hired at American Title and Escrow in her hometown of Red Lodge, Montana.  She then moved to Bellevue, Washington to work at NexTitle and Escrow.  Liz has always had a passion for real estate and grew up helping her parents fix and flip homes.  She is a new homeowner and enjoys working on her new home with her boyfriend Andrew, spending time with her family and friends, taking care of her rescue dogs, and being outdoors.

Katie Golbienko - Transaction Coordinator
Katie is the newest addition to RFG.  Her goal, which she is actively pursuing, is to learn as much as possible about residential real estate and eventually become a real estate investor.  After meeting Scott and Liz as a potential client that wanted to learn about the industry, she was offered the position of Transaction Coordinator.  Her passion for real estate and customer service skills make her a great addition to the team.  Katie was born a Seahawks fan, enjoys all the outdoor activities the northwest has to offer, and loves traveling.