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Kristen Forbes

Sr. Loan Officer

The Kristen Forbes Team

NMLS #755946

1060 E. Lake Street Suite 300
Hanover Park, IL 60133
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About Kristen

Kristen has worked in the mortgage industry as a Mortgage Loan Officer since 1997, coupled with 7 years mortgage underwriting knowledge. She offers a personalized loan experience to every borrower, putting special emphasis on first-time-buyer preparation. With more than 30yrs experience, Kristen is dedicated to helping her clients achieve their dream of homeownership. One of Kristen's specialties throughout her career is helping clients repair their credit and become mortgage ready, through sources CrossCountry Mortgage LLC has to offer. She takes the time to understand each client's unique needs and goals, and she works tirelessly to find the best possible mortgage solution, educating buyers on down payment assistance programs, mortgage grants, and credit improvement strategies.

Kristen Majored in Finance with a Minor in Marketing at University of Illinois in Chicago, and brings her mortgage underwriting background, coupled with her years of experience as a Mortgage Loan Originator, to provide the knowledge and expertise that her clients, Realtor Partners and business partners deserve. She believes in giving-back to her community and is active in many sponsorship programs through CrossCountry Mortgage and local organizations. Kristen is a member of the National Mortgage Professional Association, NAHREP National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, and the Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association. She is also licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.


  • Purchase and Refinance
  • First Time Homebuyers
  • Jumbo Loans
  • Renovation Loans
  • VA Loans
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