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Kristen Forbes

Sr. Loan Officer

NMLS #755946

1060 E. Lake Street Suite 300
Hanover Park, IL 60133
(630) 235-2516 (630) 235-2516
[email protected]
Specializes in
Purchase and Refinance
Purchase and Refinance
First Time Homebuyers
First Time Homebuyers
Jumbo Loans
Jumbo Loans
Renovation Loans
Renovation Loans
VA Loans
VA Loans



About Kristen

Kristen has worked in the mortgage industry as a Mortgage Loan Officer since 1997, coupled with 7 years mortgage underwriting experience. She originates Conventional, FHA, VA and Jumbo home mortgages with a on Renovation Home Loans and Down Payment Assistance Programs. One of Kristen's specialties over her entire career is helping clients repair their credit and become mortgage ready, through sources CrossCountry Mortgage has to offer.

Kristen Majored in Finance with a Minor in Marketing at University of Chicago, and brings her mortgage Underwriting background, coupled with her years of experience as a Sr. Mortgage Loan Originator, to provide the knowledge and expertise that her clients, Realtor Partners and business partners deserve. Kristen is an active member of the Bloomingdale Chamber of Commerce and Bloomingdale Chamber of Commerce Leads Committee. She is also an active member of the Dynamic Professional Women's Network DPWN Bloomingdale Chapter, whose purpose is to support other women's businesses through leads sharing and testimonials. She believes in giving-back to her community and is active in many sponsored programs through CrossCountry and local organizations.


Recent Posts and Articles

  • 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!
  • Couple researching which mortgage will provide more benefits for them when they buy a home
    There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to selecting a mortgage. Whether you’re buying a home or refinancing your current mortgage, there are several programs to choose from to help you reach your financial and personal goals.
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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