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Jeff Baker

SVP of Mortgage Lending

NMLS #147296

Address
2936 West Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
Contact
Phone
(312) 319-8701 (312) 319-8701
Cell phone
(773) 230-8656 (773) 230-8656
Email
[email protected]
Specializes in
Purchase and Refinance
Purchase and Refinance
Purchase
Purchase
Refinance Loans
Refinance Loans

Awards

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About Jeff

Jeff Baker, known as the "Chicago Loan Coach," has advised clients in search of residential mortgages for over fifteen years. His honest, consultative style stems from an unwavering commitment to putting his clients first. Whether you're a first-time homebuyer or seasoned veteran, Jeff's goal is get your loan to the closing table with minimal stress and under the best terms available.

Well-recognized in the industry, Jeff has placed in the top 1% of all lenders in Scotsman Guide. He is regularly invited to provide radio commentary, articles and speeches on his areas of expertise, which include jumbo loans, investor loan products and the first-time home buying experience. He also authored a popular blog dedicated to lending insights and solutions.

Jeff graduated from the University of Notre Dame, where he was a member of the 1988 National Championship football team. In 1997, he received an MBA in finance from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Blog

Recent Posts and Articles

  • First time homebuyers learning how they can buy a home with student loans

    The Impact of Student Loan Debt on Homebuying

    For first-time homebuyers with student loan debt, these personal financial strategies will increase the chances of a successful close.

  • A mailbox filled with junk mail

    An increase in snail mail is part of life after your loan closes. Learn what mail is important and how to reduce the volume of junk mail.

  • An entrepreneur researching proprietary loan products for the self-employed

    Buying a Home Without W-2s or Paystubs.

    You can still get a home loan if you don’t have W-2s or paystubs! Our Signature Series of proprietary loan products offers mortgages for people with less-traditional employment and sources of income.

  • A homeowner looking into how refinancing mortgages and current mortgage refinance rates

    Is This a Good Time to Refinance? 

    Trying to decide if you should refinance your mortgage? We’ve crafted a list of reasons why refinancing your mortgage could be the right fit for you!
A homeowner with a child on his lap calculating whether to buy a new home or refinance his home loan

Owning a home is fun and fulfilling!

What’s not to love about having a space that is entirely yours? You can paint your bathroom fuchsia, have hardwood in the master, put up a wild Mosaic in the kitchen, install a smart thermostat, you name it. After all, it’s your home!

Equally enjoyable are the other personal and financial advantages of being a homeowner: security and stability, equity and wealth building, and more! I’m here to help you get the most from your home financing — whether you’re buying your first home, moving up or downsizing to match your lifestyle, or refinancing your current mortgage.

Resources

Helping your home financing process go smoothly.

  • There are some major milestones on your road to home financing. As your loan officer, I’ll be with you every step of the way to make sure you understand each one and get through them quickly.

  • How much will your mortgage payment be? How much can you save if you refinance? Is it better to buy than rent? Use these online calculators to crunch the numbers and see for yourself.

  • I separate myself from other lenders by offering a broader selection of home financing options — from loans for first-time homebuyers to refinance programs for accessing your home’s equity.

  • Before you explore the endless options of home financing, some preparation is in order. Planning ahead for your mortgage is the key to an easier and more successful home financing process.

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