2936 West Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 413-6242 (773) 413-6242
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Specializes in
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

  • A dodgeball

    Water! Kickball! And (sigh)...Rates.

    To the person or individuals who are blackmailing me: I don’t have that kind of money, but for the love of humanity – no one wants to see a video of me dancing to Gloria Estefan’s Rhythm Is Gonna Get You. Releasing that not only hurts me and my family but also hurts anyone who watches it.

    Water Quote of the Day: “You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” – Rabindranath Tagore

  • A shot on fire

    Drinking Because of Higher Rates!

    Drink Quote of the Day: “Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle.” – Robert Anthony

    Today in Economic History: It was on this day in 1938 that Congress passed a bill to bring relief to U.S. farmers – it was called the Agricultural Adjustment Act. (*You want to know why you never learned about this in your history books? Because Congress came up with a really boring name for it. In 1985 Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, and Neil Young started Farm Aid – a concert to raise money for family farmers.

  • Container of jell-o

    Fishing for Lower Rates, Country Music & Jell-O!

    Fish Quote of the Day: "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein

    Today in Economic History: It was on this day in 1997 that CBS’s parent company finalized the purchase of The Nashville Network and Country Music Television for a reported $1.5 billion in stock. Written into this contract was a clause that songs would only be played if they contain lyrics about trucks, beer, and small towns.

  • The Shaving Show logo

    Shaving, Groundhogs, Card Tricks, and Stubborn Rates!

    Free T-shirt!: Before Covid began my son and I started a YouTube channel called The Shaving Show, it’s essentially a talk show while we shave with the guests. We were able to get a few interviews in before the pandemic, but when the quarantine began it left us with nothing to do but make this Shaving Show Trick Shot Video- please enjoy. Also, if you subscribe to our channel let me know via email or text and I will mail you a free Shaving Show T-shirt.

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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