What to expect
We understand that purchasing a home is one of the biggest purchases in a lifetime. We've streamlined our process to ensure that the experience of obtaining your mortgage is as smooth and stress-free as possible. Typically, once the loan documents are signed and delivered back to us, you’ll receive your funding in 5 to 7 days!
Why we should work together
CALM – COMMITTED – CONTINUOUS COMMUNICATION
Buying a home, whether it be your first or your thirty-second, can be a stressful time.
As mortgages change constantly, knowing that the professionals you are working with can provide you with the best loan resources available, is key.
The Buchanan Team has a combined experience of over 70 years, and we guarantee to present you with unparalleled options designed to fit your short and long-term financial goals.
Meet Our Team
Peter Thompson | NMLS#283204
As a mortgage loan consultant since 1992, Pete has helped numerous families and individuals buy their own homes and take control of their financial future. Given the ever-evolving mortgage industry, he takes the time to go into depth on each client’s financial situation only to come up with the best financing options to fit both their short and long-term objectives.
Pete’s experience on how to best structure transactions, combined with a high level of service, can mean the difference between closing on time, and not closing at all. Pete and the team are committed to educate and communicate with everyone to insure a great mortgage experience.
Pete is excited to apply his problem solving and customer service skills to help families realize their homeownership dreams!
Carin Buchanan | NMLS#305283
Helping families achieve their goals has been part of Carin’s vision and a great source of pride since 1993. Carin understands the stress involved with buying a home and obtaining a mortgage. With a strong professionalism and a calm demeanor, she makes your experience easy and effortless.
Carin continually strives to educate her clients on all their needs and questions, feeling privileged to be a part of their home buying process. It’s her personal objective to not only be the clients’ trusted loan consultant, but also a resource to all their necessities. Seeing the happy faces of her clients and their families is what brings Carin most satisfaction to her daily work.
“Buying a home is a family commitment and our team’s commitment is to make that process as enjoyable and hassle-free as possible,” Carin Buchanan
William Soljacich | NMLS#393165
William first started in the mortgage business in 2005. His knowledge of mortgage products allows him to assist every client no matter what their needs.
With so much riding on your mortgage, it’s important to know where you are in each phase of the process. Through continuous communication, there are no surprises and you won’t be left in the dark. Whether you prefer text, email, or phone….you will always know your loan status every step of the way.
When working with clients, William recognizes the importance of going the extra mile. He works tirelessly to make sure others get the opportunity to experience the pride that comes with owning a home. Guiding his clients throughout one of the most significant decisions of their lives is something he finds very rewarding.
Getting a mortgage is a means to an end; we help you buy the house of your dreams. Our goal is to make the process joyful and satisfying as you look back at your experience. We’d love for you to be one of the countless homebuyers who walk away not only with the keys in your hand but also a smile on your face.
When you are ready to discuss your home financing options, please contact Pete, Carin or William. They look forward to working with you!
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Franklin Park , IL via Zillow
Pete, Garit and their team made getting a loan as stress-free as possible at a great rate and closing costs. I actually contacted 3 lenders and Pete beat them both and it wasn't even close. Great rate and closing costs are important, but during the time of buying a house there is a lot of stress and Pete, Garit and the rest of their team made the loan process run smoothly. They actually answer their phone calls too, which is unusual nowadays. Any questions, they were there to help explain what was happening and easy my stress. And to top it off, Pete came to my closing to make sure there were no headaches. I made the correct choice and so should you, contact Pete to get a great loan and make your life less stressful during the home buying process
Hanover Park , IL via Zillow
Peter Thompson and his team was extremely helpful through out the home loan application. Every Monday Peter would call me to give me an update on the process. I was also in constant contact with his team through emails to ensure the application process was moving forward. I will recommend Loan Depot to friends and family!!
Round Lake Heights , IL via Zillow
This is the 2nd time I've used Pete and his team to purchase a home and they are simply the best people to work with. Their communication is constant and clear and the entire process was laid out accurately for us at the very beginning. When I had questions about items on the closing cost list they were answered immediately and made perfect sense. They called me every week to check in and give me any updates. I don't think I could ever use anyone else for my mortgage needs in the future. Awesome work!
West Chicago , IL via Zillow
This was the first time my husband and I purchased a house, so it was very overwhelming, as anyone could imagine. However, Pete was very knowledgeable about the process and took his time to explain it to us, which made this experience much more relaxing.
Aurora , IL via Zillow
We had a wonderful experience with Pete and everyone on his team. They are knowledgeable, thorough, helpful, attentive, and accurate. My wife and I are first time home buyers, and we could not have been more impressed. I would highly recommend this group to anyone.
Aurora , IL via Zillow
For being a first time home buyer , Pete and his team really helped me. I had many questions that they answered very quickly and efficiently. Pete was always returning my phone calls and emails promptly. He made my first time home buying experience easy. I will recommend Pete to anyone looking for a home loan. He is the BEST !
Skokie , IL via Zillow
Pete and his team were very professional and responded to all my questions regarding the home loan process. I was a first time home buyer so you can just imagine the stress I felt throughout the home-buying process, but Pete and his team explained everything to me in layman’s terms so that there were no surprises at the end. The best thing about my experience is that I was kept in the loop with each step of the process. I also felt that the transactions went smoothly and it was just very easy to work with the team. I appreciate that Pete personally responded to all my calls, messages and emails and addressed all of my concerns immediately (and I had a lot of them!). Talk about instant gratification, since I am a very impatient person! Finally, I felt like I was really taken care of throughout the whole course of the home-buying process. If you want a professional, honest and caring team to help you obtain a home loan, then Pete Thompson is the right choice.
Pete Thompson and his team are fantastic to work with! Pete ensured that we fully understood all paperwork and processes for our home refinance. Our loan was approved very quickly, Pete and his team communicated very well throughout the entire process.
Wheaton , IL via Zillow
Garit was ridiculously awesome to work with. He was always very responsive to my questions, even answering my questions way after normal business hours. I am super impressed by his teams customer service, responsiveness and ability to execute my loan effortlessly. The process of getting my loan was very easy and they executed my close timely. I would recommend Garit, imortgage and his team to anyone looking to get funding and close on time. Big high five to Garit and his whole team, you have one happy homeowner. Can I get a Woot Woot!!!!!! Thank you so much for your efforts and energies and making this process painless for me.
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