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
Steve is someone that I would consider a great loan officer, in a field crowded with people that refer to themselves as lenders. Steve is very diligent in a complicated process. He is sure to have all of the details of the home loan in place before submitted a loan for approval. This saves time and frustration on the part of the customer and all involved. Steve is a person of very high integrity.
Steve is just frankly one of the best in the business. He is always very upfront and helps to save his clients time and effort. He has seamlessly shepherded dozens of deals for my clients, and produced a few miracles when needed. His responsiveness is always impressive and I have never had a buyer client who had anything but positive things to say about their experience with Steve and his team.
Steve Schneider provides optimal service to his clients and business partners. His attention to the concerns and challenges for clients undergoing today's lending processes is scrupulous and thorough. I highly recommend Steve and personally use Steve for my own business investments as well as recommending him to my clients. He epitomizes outstanding service, and owns a strong, solid understanding of lending today. He is a true professional and you will not be disappointed.
As a Realtor, I have had the pleasure of referring clients to Steve and his team to finance their homes. Steve crosses every "t" and dots every "i"; he is patient, attentive and provides the same customer service that our group believes in. Steve is someone who cares about his clients and provides great follow up during the loan process. He is trustworthy and offers very competitive rates.
We hired Steve as the mortgage broker for our first house on the recommendation of our real estate agent. He far exceed our expectations which has led to us recommending him to several friends around the city.
While buying our first house, Steve did a great job making us feel comfortable with the process and was always available to answer any questions we had. He was both personal and professional, which led us to come back to him a year later when rates had dropped and we wanted to re-fi. At that time, Steve helped us think about whether it was the right time to re-fi and gave us honest advice, rather than doing what was necessarily best for his business. He also went above and beyond and re-shopped our rates and was able to get a lower rate the week leading up our closing. I would highly recommend working with Steve!
I just do not have enough good things to say about Steve and his team. Not only did they fix a terrible mess for me, but they saved a huge amount of money in costs and interest rates. I definitely saw what a difference someone like him makes to the entire process. As a CPA working with clients and their lenders, I regularly get requests for the oddest and most ridiculous items for lenders to "paper their files." I see it time and time again with so many lenders, but not with Steve and his group. They understand how non W-2 income works (expatriate wages, investments, flow-through income) and are able to communicate that to underwriters and processors so that things are clear and the loan gets a fair chance. I have recommended Steve to many others and am confident that you won’t find a less painful lending experience anywhere else. If he can't make it happen, then no one can.
With over 24 years of mortgage experience and more than $650 million in closed loans, Steve has built his business and reputation by providing unsurpassed service to all of his clients and referral sources. Steve works with some of the top realtors, attorneys, CPAs, and financial planners in Chicagoland, who have come to know him as an invaluable resource in the mortgage industry.
Through his honest, up-front client approach and properly set expectations, Steve has been able to create a following of loyal clients and referral sources. In fact, he has been voted a Five Star Mortgage Professional for the past six years, as published in Chicago Magazine.
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Steve received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He lives in Roscoe Village with his wife, Jaime, daughter, Ella, and Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier, Jackson. In his free time, Steve enjoys spending time with family, traveling, working out, and seeing live music. His charitable efforts include the Michael J. Fox Foundation, University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, Anti-Defamation League, and Boots for Babes.
You can find Steve at the Chicago branch. Please don’t hesitate to contact him for any of your mortgage needs.
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