Jeff Baker, known as the “Chicago Loan Coach,” has advised clients in search of residential mortgages for over fifteen years. His honest, consultative style stems from an unwavering commitment to putting his clients first. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or seasoned veteran, Jeff’s goal is get your loan to the closing table with minimal stress and under the best terms available.

Well-recognized in the industry, Jeff has placed in the top 1% of all lenders in Scotsman Guide. He is regularly invited to provide radio commentary, articles and speeches on his areas of expertise, which include jumbo loans, investor loan products and the first-time home buying experience. He also authored a popular blog dedicated to lending insights and solutions.

Jeff graduated from the University of Notre Dame, where he was a member of the 1988 National Championship football team. In 1997, he received an MBA in finance from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

  • Joe B.
    "Fast and professional; exactly what you want from a broker! Loved the service and know how he offered to us; this is our second time using Jeff and we'll definitely use him again if we need to."
    Joe B.
    Seattle, WA
  • Jon A.
    "Jeff was responsive to all our inquiries and needs. He is not only a seasoned lender but also focused on delivering on-time, which means taking proactive steps to ensure a smooth lending process. Jeff also was also able to provide a very competitive rate. All of this certainly helped relieve some of the many stress points on buying a house."
    Jon A.
    Lincoln Park, IL
  • Anthony C
    "Jeff and team were fantastic! Great rate and customer service!"
    Anthony C
    Chicago, IL


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I look forward to making the home buying process as painless as possible for you.