Producing Branch Manager

Christopher Puleo

Producing Branch Manager NMLS# 204168 Licensed in IL, WI

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(630) 742-3198 (847) 792-1701 cpuleo@thepuleogroup.com

1701 E. Woodfield Road Suite 850
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Branch License Number #1970867

About Christopher Puleo

Your mortgage is personal, and I understand that.

After 20 years as a Loan Originator to the mortgage industry as well as 13 years of sales management experience, I am a Producing Branch Manager with Preferred Rate. As always, my mission is to provide the highest level of prompt and reliable mortgage services and to be an industry leader.

Here at Preferred Rate, we see that purchasing a home is the biggest financial decision of many people's lives. Knowing this, we've made it our mission to deliver trusted advice that will help America's homeowners achieve both their short and long term life goals.

Call, email or message me today to ask any questions you might have regarding your specific home lending needs or to make an appointment.

Specialties: First time Home-buyers, FHA, VA, Conventional and Jumbo loans. Residential mortgage lending, credit verification and qualification, processing and closing home loans! Both Purchase and Refinances!

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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 Christopher's clients have to say

Len S

Chris and his entire team were fantastic. I only had a certain amount of cash to purchase a condo. Chris made it work for me. plus I was able to pay off my car. when you retire and your looking to cut expenses this is the way to go. I went from $1600 rent to saving about $1000 per month. The other thing was that closing costs were nominal compared to other mortgage companies I had contacted. if I ever move again I would definitely call Chris again ... Read More

Jan 07, 2022

Leonard S

Great job. Easy to work with. Great team members. If you need a mortgage, Chris and his team are the way to go. I'd use them again in a heartbeat.

Jan 07, 2022

Jason H

Chris is excellent to work with throughout the loan process. He keeps customers up to date with clear and concise communications and keeps his customers’ needs a top priority. I highly recommend consulting with Chris and his team for any of your financing needs. ... Read More

Dec 29, 2021

Brendan M

Chris is an amazing professional, but even better person. He helped us purchase our dream home and then did our refi shortly after! Throughout our experience he was honest, transparent, and man of his word! My wife and I highly recommend Chris as a teammate to buy your new home! ... Read More

Dec 20, 2021

Wade G

Chris made our refinance process easy and quick. We would recommend him to anyone looking to buy a new house or refinance the one they have. We will always use Chris and preferred rate in the future.

Dec 01, 2021

Kristin A

Working with Chris and his team is always pleasant. Easiest process ever! They are the best!!

Oct 19, 2021

Maria J

Sir Puleo and his team are thee best in the business. I would highly recommend them to anyone I know. Just stellar

Oct 14, 2021

Donald B

Chris Puleo and his team at Preferred Rate were wonderful to work with. They were efficient, flexible, and helpful throughout the loan process. They answered our questions promptly and our overall experience was stress free.

Oct 08, 2021

Sandy G

Where do we begin. Chris and his team are very professional and personable. We were in a situation where we found a place after our house sold and closing was going to be a week after our old house closed. Chris worked his magic and we were able to close 2 days after closing on our old home. Throughout the whole process Chris was always available to answer questions. He made the process go so smooth. We would absolutely recommend Chris to anyone. ... Read More

Jul 31, 2021

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© 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, 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 AZ and NV. AZ Corp BK 0906702. 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.”