Regional Manager/Sr. Mortgage Advisor

Bob Bless

Regional Manager/Sr. Mortgage Advisor NMLS# 202584 Licensed in IL, IN, TX, WI

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(847) 322-7548 (847) 625-5555 bob.bless@preferredrate.com

339 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
Branch License Number #1963767

About Bob Bless

Your mortgage is personal, and I understand that.

Consistently ranked as one of the top producers in the country for the past 20-plus years, I have helped thousands of borrowers finance properties of all sizes.

I’m naturally detailed and numbers oriented, and I am intimately familiar with lending guidelines. If there is a loan that other people can’t get done, it usually comes to me. I have a reputation for knowing how to work successfully with clients who have complex financials or require nonconventional loans, as well as those who need traditional loans. I thoroughly educate borrowers throughout the mortgage transaction so they fully understand their options and feel comfortable with their chosen loan program.

I’m not your typical loan officer. I worked for many years as an electrical engineer and lived all over the world, adapting to different cultures, customs and people. I am fluent in both English and Spanish.

It is my goal to help people understand their finances better not just today but in the future. I have the experience necessary to ensure you get the mortgage rate and terms you deserve. I will keep you up-to-date on the application status and work with your realtor and lawyer to ensure your home purchase goes smoothly.

Whether you are a first-time home buyer, looking to refinance, upgrade, build or invest, call me at The Provident Group, for the right mortgage, right now: 847-625-5555

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We keep the mortgage process easy

Buying a new home can feel like everything at once: Exciting, overwhelming, stressful, and even emotionally taxing.

Whether this is your first home, your next home, or you’re thinking about refinancing, we’re ready to walk with you every step of the way.

  • Step 1 Connect with a Loan Expert

  • Step 2 Get Pre-Approved

  • Step 3 Make Offers

  • Step 4 Lock in your Preferred Rate

  • Step 5 Move in to your new home

  • Step 1 Connect with a Loan Expert

  • Step 2 Lock in your Preferred Rate

  • Step 3 Get your new loan approved!

Buying a new home can feel like everything at once: Exciting, overwhelming, stressful, and even emotionally taxing.

Home Loans

  • Fixed-rate Mortgages
  • Adjustable-rate Mortgages
  • Interest-only Loans
  • Jumbo Loans
  • FHA
  • VA Loans
  • USDA Loans
  • Reverse Mortgages

Speciality Products

  • Keys On Time Program
  • Secure Lock Program
  • Jumbo Investor Loan Programs
  • Peak Loan Program
  • High Balance Solutions
  • Jumbo Solutions
  • Home Ready
  • Home Possible Advantage
  • STaR Program for First-Responders
  • Doctor Program for Medical Professionals
  • Manufactured Housing Loans

See what Bob's clients have to say

Miriam H

Muchas gracias x todo.

Feb 26, 2022

S F

Bob was extremely helpful in the application process and got the loan approved expeditiously and efficiently. I am happy to give Bob the highest recommendation possible. Thanks again Bob!

Nov 20, 2021

Elizabeth S

Always taking care of our loans.

Oct 20, 2021

Lawrence Ten P

Streamline. No Issues.

Jun 30, 2021

Mary E

Bob was very helpful in helping us navigate refinancing with a VA loan. We really appreciate his help.

Jun 26, 2021

Luis L

I cannot even believe the amazing experience I had in getting my mortgage through.Bob and his team! It took us less than a month to close and there was constant communication through the entire process. Excellent service and they are obviously experts. ... Read More

Jun 19, 2021

Luis L

I honestly cannot believe the excellent experience that I had in getting my mortgage with Bob and his team! We were ready to close in less than a month and they were in constant communication with me through the entire process. Amazing! ... Read More

Jun 19, 2021

equal housing opportunityNMLS CONSUMER ACCESS LINK: NMLS #1850

© 2022 American Pacific Mortgage Corporation. For informational purposes only. No guarantee of accuracy is expressed or implied. Programs shown may not include all options or pricing structures. Rates, terms, programs and underwriting policies subject to change without notice. This is not an offer to extend credit or a commitment to lend. All loans subject to underwriting approval. Some products may not be available in all states and restrictions may apply. Equal Housing Opportunity.

Licensed by the Dept. of Business Oversight under the CRMLA.

Licensed as Preferred Rate in AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, OR, TN, TX, VA, WA, and WI. Preferred Rate operates under American Pacific Mortgage in NV. AZ Corp BK 1014819. CA DRE #01215943. Regulated by the Colorado Division of Real Estate. Georgia Residential Mortgage Licensee. NV MB 2941/164. Licensed under the Oregon Consumer Finance Act.

Licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation, Residential Mortgage License # MB.6761304 | James R. Thompson Center | IDPR – Residential Mortgage Banking | 100 West Randolph St, 9th Floor | Chicago, Illinois 60601 | (844)768-1713

Licensed by the Department of Financial & Professional Regulation, Residential Mortgage License # MB.6761304

The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (Department) evaluates our performance in meeting the financial services needs of this community, including the needs of low-income to moderate-income households. The Department takes this evaluation into account when deciding on certain applications submitted by us for approval by the Department. Your involvement is encouraged. You may obtain a copy of our evaluation. You may also submit signed, written comments about our performance in meeting community financial services needs to the Department." (Source: P.A. 101-657, eff. 3-23-21.)

Licensed by the Dept of Financial Protection and Innovation under the CRMLA.

CONSUMERS WISHING TO FILE A COMPLAINT AGAINST A COMPANY OR A RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LOAN ORIGINATOR SHOULD COMPLETE AND SEND A COMPLAINT FORM TO THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF SAVINGS AND MORTGAGE LENDING, 2601 NORTH LAMAR, SUITE 201, AUSTIN, TEXAS 78705. COMPLAINT FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DEPARTMENT’S WEBSITE AT WWW.SML.TEXAS.GOV. A TOLL-FREE CONSUMER HOTLINE IS AVAILABLE AT 1-877-276-5550. THE DEPARTMENT MAINTAINS A RECOVERY FUND TO MAKE PAYMENTS OF CERTAIN ACTUAL OUT OF POCKET DAMAGES SUSTAINED BY BORROWERS CAUSED BY ACTS OF LICENSED RESIDENTIALMORTGAGE LOAN ORIGINATORS. A WRITTEN APPLICATION FOR REIMBURSEMENT FROM THE RECOVERY FUND MUST BE FILED WITH AND INVESTIGATED BY THE DEPARTMENT PRIOR TO THE PAYMENT OF A CLAIM. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE RECOVERY FUND, PLEASE CONSULT THE DEPARTMENT’S WEBSITE AT WWW.SML.TEXAS.GOV.”

THE DEPARTMENT MAINTAINS A RECOVERY FUND TO MAKE PAYMENTS OF CERTAIN ACTUAL OUT OF POCKET DAMAGES SUSTAINED BY BORROWERS CAUSED BY ACTS OF LICENSED RESIDENTIALMORTGAGE LOAN ORIGINATORS. A WRITTEN APPLICATION FOR REIMBURSEMENT FROM THE RECOVERY FUND MUST BE FILED WITH AND INVESTIGATED BY THE DEPARTMENT PRIOR TO THE PAYMENT OF A CLAIM. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE RECOVERY FUND, PLEASE CONSULT THE DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE AT WWW.SML.TEXAS.GOV