2936 West Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
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(773) 617-9738 (773) 617-9738
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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

  • Different colored Converse sneakers

    Old Homes! Rate Updates! and Shoes!

    Rice Krispies 101: Today’s trivia prize will be a Rice Krispies T-shirt. If you’re going to wear this you should know a fact or two about the cereal so you can impress people at parties. Here are my Top 4 RK facts for today’s blog.

  • A kitchen of a homeowner

    Looking at Prince, Rate History, and My Mom!

    This is a very exciting day at Barry’s Blog because I have my first sponsor. I’ve been writing this blog for 15 years and have always been looking for someone like Citi or Chase to take notice, and now the dream has been completed!

  • A front porch of a first time homebuyer

    Opening Doors to Birds and Higher Rates!

    It’s never been a worse time to spend money. It’s like a bad game show to see which can go up higher – interest rates or a gallon of gas.

  • A bowling pin and pair of bowling shoes

    Trapped in Higher Rates and Bowling Shoes!

    Wuss’up This Week: Every day reports about our economy are released into the wild, and it’s these reports that can sway interest rates in either direction. This week it’s all about jobs.

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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