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Whether you are buying, selling, or refinancing, it is important to have an experienced mortgage professional to help you analyze your financing options, and make sure the closing goes smoothly. As a loan originator with Wintrust Mortgage, I have the expertise and experience to get you the right mortgage, and to handle your transaction professionally. With my experience, and our rates and programs, you are sure to get the mortgage that is right for you.

Please remember to get me involved early on in your home-buying process. Starting the Process not only gives you a better idea of what you can qualify for, it also gives you a stronger negotiation position when you find the home of your dreams.


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"Jim and his team were very helpful and attentive to details throughout the process" -Mark K. 2/8/17

"Jim Pope made this financing/home purchase the easiest I have ever experienced. Outstanding help and support!! -Camilla H. 2/22/17

"Have already told our Financial Advisor how great you all were in helping with our loan process and will tell others. -Gregg M. 3/2/17

"Applying and finalizing any kind of loan can be tricky, but they stayed in close communication with me and I felt like everything was completed in the best way possible." -Kelly K. 3/8/2017

"Having purchased three homes, I have gone through the mortgage financing and refinancing process multiple times. Working with Jim Pope was better than anything I had previously experienced by a significant margin.

Prior to working with Jim, all of the interactions I had with lenders carried a negative undercurrent of having to jump through hoops for underwriters that had to justify their existence by asking for insignificant details. Jim and his team at Wintrust Mortgage had more refined customer service approach, simply saying that some of the guidelines that banks had to work within had changed, but we should be fine if you provide this information. When an additional detail or two were needed from my wife and I, it was simply stated that the underwriter had a couple of simple clarification questions.

Given my past experience with these processes, I nearly forgot how many moving parts there are that need to be coordinated. They took my complex financing scenario and made it appear simple and seamless.

It is a testament to the exceptional job done (by) Jim Pope and his team."
-Paul R.

"We recently applied for a mortgage with your company and ended up closing on our new home on April 1.

I have bought multiple homes, condos and commercial properties in the past and this was, by far, the simplest and smoothest process I’ve encountered. Considering the loan was through VA that’s unbelievable in itself.

You set the expectation, requested documents and we were set to close. There were no surprises and closing was on the scheduled date and only took an hour.

You and your team were amazing and made everything appear so simple. I’d be honored to recommend you and your team to anyone buying a new home."
-Tina P.

 "Having been through the mortgage process while observing its many challenges, I realized that not all lenders are created equal. I have known Jim personally and professionally for years, so am well aware of his abilities which are continually confirmed from our other mutual connections.


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