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Chicago Financial Services is a mortgage banker in the river north area of Chicago. I primarily originate residential mortgages in the Chicago area. We underwrite and fund most of our loans so we have much greater control over the process than a broker does.
I just put the direct link to where clients can either do a short application or full application. It is then e-mailed to me and I will get back as soon as I can.
Areas of Expertise:
I am a member of the Mortgage Market Guide so I have access to real time trading activity on mortgage bonds. That enables me to give good advice on when it is good to lock or float.
"Jeff was able to get me the best rate of all the mortgage brokers I talked to. He dealt with the bank swiftly when they tried to increase rates on me before the closing because of a change in their LPMI policies and made sure to get me a better rate with the original LPMI amount.
I was surprised to hear from him 3 months later when he sent me an email to tell me that, because of lowering interest rates, I should refinance. He was able to get me a new loan that saved me more then $200 per month.
I was very happy with how quickly he responded to all of my questions and how easy he was to work with."
"My wife and I have done three closing with Jeff, and we were very happy every time. The first time Jeff talked us through all the application documents, patiently answering our questions. He follows up on e-mails right away, quickly sent us FedEx forms to mail in materials, and he pretty much takes care of everything. On our last closing, the bank where we have a home-equity line was very slow on completing the necessary documents. Jeff took care of everything and extended the lock at no extra charge to us to ensure the deal got done. We saved over $200 a month on our mortgage because of Jeff's extraordinary efforts."
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.