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John LeRose

VP of Mortgage Lending
125 North Main St, Crown Point, IN 46307
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NMLS: 225701
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John LeRose was great to work with for our new home purchase. He attended the closing and was on our side every step of the way!

Rich, Schererville, IN

Our loan officer John LeRose and his processor Colleen were diligent and professional throughout the refinancing of our home mortgage.

Pat, Orland Park, IL

John LeRose was great for us. He responded to all of our inquiries very quickly and was always extremely helpful in explaining the information that was at times a little confusing and overwhelming. I could not have asked for a better loan officer for our new home purchase.

William, Plainfield, IL

Refinancing my home with John was a really nice experience

Scott, Dyer, IN

John LeRose was the reason why I was able to purchase my new home. I had a loan with a different company ready to close and I wanted to make a change and they would not work with me. During the Fourth of July weekend, John picked up his phone and made my dream into a reality. He was with me every step of the way. I can never thank him enough for helping me. I am going to be referring all of my friends and family to him. He really was so wonderful to work with.-

Amanda, Buyer, Cedar Lake, IN

John and his processor/closer Colleen were fantastic to work with. We had a difficult transaction together and they, in my opinion, pulled off a miracle getting a clear to close in a very short time after a miscommunication on behalf of their client's attorney. They always responded to emails and calls promptly. In an industry where customer service is so necessary, this team was top notch to work with!

Caryn, Paralegal, Oakbrook, IL

I needed to close in a hurry and John delivered exactly what he promised, great service and a fast purchase closing.

- Anthony, Valparaiso, Indiana

What a great team John has at Guaranteed Rate. Our friends couldn't believe how fast closed on our home purchase. John's team was on our side all the way!

- Alyssa and Kevin, Channahon, Illinois

John was so patient and knowledgeable answering our questions fully about our refinance. And if we left a message, He called us back promptly.

- Jeff and Gina, St John, Indiana

Dear John and Team, thank you so much for all your hard work to help us close in less than 30 days! We are loving our new home and you helped make it possible!

- Dean and Katie, Frankfort, Illinois

John, thank you so much for all of your assistance with the home buying process. Being 1st time home buyers, you made the process much less stressful. We really appreciate all of your hard work!

- Lauren and Josh, Orland Park, Illinois

Without John's hard work, I don't think we would've ever been approved to buy our own home.

- Amanda, Cedar Lake, Indiana


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John interview Q&A

How long have you been in the mortgage business and what inspired you to get into it?
I have been in the mortgage business for 20+ years. My passion is helping people and I love seeing clients either getting the keys to their new home or refinancing and saving money!
What advice would you give new or first time home buyers?
I have worked with many first time home buyers over the years and I would advise them to save money, establish good credit by opening a few credit accounts, use them monthly and pay them in full or at least down under 30% of the account’s limit with credit card type accounts. Low credit utilization factors result in higher credit scores, which opens doors to more loan products that have better interest rate pricing.
What part of the home loan process do customers find most difficult and how do you help them through it?
The beginning stages of the loan process can be the most confusing for customers. While 70% of people buy homes, we are not taught about home buying and the importance of credit in school; even at the college level. Hundreds of clients over the years have thanked me for taking the time at the beginning pre-approval stage to patiently listen to their concerns and meet their needs by fully answering their questions. This helps customers understand the process as well as the importance of providing documents quickly and completely. I treat everyone the way I would like to be treated and if I can help a customer feel more comfortable and confident with me then that’s a great start!
What do you enjoy doing most in your spare time when you are not helping people with their home loans?
My wife and I have 4 wonderful children whom we enjoy spending time with. Between little league baseball, middle school track, band practice, hiking, swimming and playing board games, our lives are full and busy. I also serve at a soup kitchen each month organizing a team of 10 volunteers to prepare and serve food to 40-60 working poor and homeless guests who regularly come for a delicious hot meal and fellowship. I am blessed by the opportunity to serve.
Tell us something that makes you unique or something wacky, yet interesting about you?
For the past 40 years I have enjoyed playing guitar; electric, acoustic, mandolin and slide. I have played at nursing homes, at church and in different bands. For the past 2 years I have been working on a project involving one my real estate friends who is a great drummer and we have a tribute band called “The Grateful Dadz”. Can you guess the music we play?

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