2936 West Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 413-6242 (773) 413-6242
Cell phone
(773) 617-9738 (773) 617-9738
[email protected]
Specializes in
Purchase and Refinance
Refinance Loans



About Barry

Originally from Wilmette, Illinois, Barry graduated from the University of Kansas in the late 80s and started working for Perl in 1997. How does a guy with horrible math scores on his ACTs become one of the country's most successful mortgage brokers? Barry's drive and motivation came from his first home buying experience. "When I bought my first home I was clueless, and the loan officer I worked with never lifted a finger to help me or answer any questions. Being on the other side of that negative experience drives me to make sure my clients feel the exact opposite. I'll sometimes tell my clients up front that I will be holding their hand from start to finish, whether they like it or not."


Recent Posts and Articles

  • Singing about Music, Interest Rates, and Wall Street

    I’m not in the mood to talk about mortgages today so I’m leading off this blog with three random thoughts about music.

  • The Dirty Laundry on Rates, Moons, and Spicy Jail Time!

    Haiku shout out to my parents on this special day: To my Mom and Dad. Happy Anniversary! Sixty-one years – wow!

  • Lying About Twins and the Truth About Rates!

    Years ago I was in line to pay at Whole Foods and the cashier pointed to all the boxes of baby wipes I was buying and said, “Twins, right?” I’m a germ freak and have baby wipes in almost every room in the house but I didn’t want her to think I was weird so I told her, “Yeah, great guess.” Ever since then when she would be the grocery checker she’d say to me, “How are the twins?” and I’d have to make up stories about what they were up to and why there were no pictures of them on my phone.

  • Confidence, Jell-O, Rates, and Printing Bucks!

    Confidence Quote of the Day: “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” – Mark Twain (*my high school ACT scores proved I nailed the ignorance part.)

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.


Helping your home financing process go smoothly.

  • The Mortgage Process

    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.

  • Payment Calculator

    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.

  • Find the Right Loan

    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.

  • Home Loan Check List

    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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