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Robert Valente

Vice President of Mortgage Lending
10231 S. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60643
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NMLS: 227470
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Bob Valente and his team were very professional and moved this process along in a timely manner! There was great communication throughout and Bob always responded quickly to questions!

Susan F. -- Chicago, IL 7/9/2014

Check out this review from Yelp about Robert Valente! "Bob Valente and his staff were knowledgeable and it made the whole process easy, and the closing was a breeze. Great way to refinance or start the process of buying."

James V. -- Chicago,IL. -- 11/7/2013

We are very happy with the end result in our refinancing process with Guaranteed Rate. We did in fact recommend your company to family members who are going through the refinancing process now. We heard about your company through friends of ours. Refinancing can be a tricky and drawn out process but everything was handled professionally from start to finish and the title company representative was very nice to come to our home. If we should have any future mortgage needs we will be sure to...

Bill R. - Romeoville, IL 12/2011

Robert 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 19 years. I have been in sales and service industry for 25 years. I was inspired to get into the mortgage industry because home ownership is the ultimate American dream and I get tremendous satisfaction from being part of that process.
What advice would you give new or first time home buyers?
My advice to any home buyer would be to ask any and all questions. The worst thing a borrower can do is not ask a question. An educated borrower will make all transactions go smoother.
What can borrowers do to insure a smooth mortgage underwriting process?
The role of the borrower in any transaction is to provide necessary documentation in a timely manner. This will insure a smooth mortgage underwriting process and a faster closing.
Summary of where you grew up: family, affiliations, college, high school, etc.
I grew up and live in the Beverly community on the far southside of Chicago. I attended St Cajetans grade school, Mount Carmel High School and have a BA from St Xavier University
Tell us something that makes you unique or something wacky, yet interesting about you?
Along with being a mortgage banker, I am a married father of 3 beautiful children. I am also one of a select few Chicago White Sox fans at Guaranteed Rate.

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