2936 West Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 413-6242 (773) 413-6242
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Purchase and Refinance
Purchase and Refinance
Refinance Loans
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

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    Parking, Gasoline, Rates, and Snoop Dogg!

    I’ve been in three car accidents in my lifetime, the first was on the day I got my driver’s license. I rammed the dumpster at the Dairy Queen by my home in Wilmette because I thought I had the car in reverse, panicked as the car moved forward, and slammed headfirst into it. The dumpster was full – it was during the 1982 garbage strike, and one big garbage bag fell onto my hood – it looked like a Dilly Bar pipe bomb exploded all over my car.
  • A boy helping a Newfoundland get into a car

    Angels Keeping Rates Low, Big Dogs, and Gold!

    Angel Quote of the Day: “Never travel faster than your guardian angel can fly.” – Mother Teresa

    Today in Economic History: It was on this day in 1878 that due to a decrease in demand, the US Gold Exchange closed its doors, only to reopen again in 1879. What’s that, you want 10 fun facts about gold? Okay, here you go .

  • A bowling ball knocking down pins

    Bowling, Stray Cats, and Stable Rates

    When I was in the 4th grade our school tried to get us to learn the Metric System, I hated it. I came home and was complaining to my sister – who was in 8th grade at the time. She said, “I know, it’s so confusing – we learned today that in Canada a perfect game in bowling is 306 instead of 300 – all because of metrics.” I had no reason to think my own sister would screw with me like that, and I believed this lie until I was a freshman in high school when I bet this kid named Bruno that a Canadian bowler’s perfect score was 306.

  • students in cooking class

    I’ve been to the emergency room twice in my life. The first happened my freshman year in college when I was complaining to the girls sitting next to me in class that I had a headache. One of them reached into her purse and gave me a Tylenol. After I took it they both started cracking up – as a joke she gave me ‘the pill’.  I freaked out, rushed to the hospital thinking I would have some weird reaction and die, but the doctor who saw me said nothing would happen and as I left the room he told me, “at least you won’t get pregnant tonight.”

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.


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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