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Brendan Power

Happyness Specialist
1806 W Cuyler Ave, Suites 1W and 2E, Chicago, IL 60613
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NMLS: 1597228
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About Brendan

Originally from Des Moines, I graduated from the University of Iowa in 2016 where I double majored in Political Science and Spanish. Since moving to Chicago, I’ve been working in the wonderful world of mortgage finance, helping clients secure the means to purchase a home of their very own.

My strengths as a mortgage associate lay in my expertise of Guaranteed Rate’s numerous loan products spanning an array of investors, my ability to lead a team of processors, underwriters, and closers to meet your closing deadline, and in my passion for getting to know our clients and serve them as they pursue their own personal goals.

When I’m not at work getting you into the home of your dreams, I spend my free time exploring the city with friends, traveling, and most of all, anxiously watching Iowa Hawkeye football games when the opportunity allows.

Brendan interview Q&A

What specific steps do you use to help your customers find the best home loan for them?
I find that the most important first step to take in serving a customer is investing the time to get to know them. What are their goals? What are their desires? Their concerns? Only through actively putting forth an effort to understand someone can you then start to structure a product that’s tailored to their position. I make it a point to develop a personal relationship with my clients in order to put us both in the best position to meet their unique needs.
What are the pros and cons of a fixed rate mortgage versus an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM)?
Great question! Certainly fixed rate mortgages come with a certain peace of mind in knowing your monthly payment won’t be influenced by the whims of the market. Fixed rate mortgages are predictable and consistent. However, it’s entirely possible that with a fixed rate you end up paying more in interest over the life of the loan. Adjustable rate mortgages offer flexibility and the likelihood of a lower monthly payment for borrowers who, for example, plan to relocate before the introductory rate expires.
What resources could you recommend that borrowers use to learn more about the mortgage process and how to ensure a successful home closing?
Giving me a call! There’s no shortage of literature on the mortgage process and the larger financial sector beyond it. For many, the sheer volume of information can be overwhelming – especially for first time home buyers. I’m here to make sure your home purchase is as clear cut and smooth as possible.

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