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Shimmy Braun

SVP of Mortgage Lending

Shimmy & Tom Team

NMLS #112849

413 N. Carpenter St., Suite 1W
Chicago, IL 60642
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About Shimmy

I’m an experienced mortgage professional who’s dedicated to serving homebuyers, homeowners, and real estate agents. I’ve consistently made Scotsman Guide’s Top Originators list, ranking as high as #5 out of 300,000 loan officers across the country for Most Loans Closed. But how have I achieved this incredible success? Honesty, efficiency, and the highest levels of customer service from our first conversation to closing.

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a long-time real estate investor, you’ll benefit from my team and me. We provide consistency you can count on to get the job done. That starts with discussing your goals and priorities to develop a plan that works for you. I offer a wide range of innovative home financing solutions, including conventional, jumbo, FHA, and VA home loans. Together, we’ll make your mortgage a win.


  • Purchase and Refinance
  • Purchase
  • Refinance Loans

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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.


  • 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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