Sr. Mortgage Advisor

Craig Buske

Sr. Mortgage Advisor NMLS# 1413206 Licensed in IL, IN

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(815) 545-9171 craig.buske@preferredrate.com

20635 Abbey Woods Court, Ste 301
Frankfort, IL 60423
Branch License Number #1974129

About Craig Buske

Your mortgage is personal, and I understand that.

Whether you’re looking to buy, build, or refinance your home, our experienced mortgage professionals are here to help. Here at Preferred Rate, we offer a variety of loan options that can help you achieve homeownership with the speed and service you deserve. Plus, as a mortgage professional, I am dedicated to finding the right loan with great rates, terms and costs to meet your specific needs.

Financing a home is one of the most significant commitments you will ever make - let me guide you throughout the entire loan process from application to closing and beyond. I look forward to putting our mortgage service to work for you! Whether you’re looking to buy, build, or refinance your home, our experienced mortgage professionals are here to help. Here at Preferred Rate, we offer a variety of loan options that can help you achieve homeownership with the speed and service you deserve. Plus, as a mortgage professional, I am dedicated to finding the right loan with great rates, terms and costs to meet your specific needs.

Financing a home is one of the most significant commitments you will ever make - let me guide you throughout the entire loan process from application to closing and beyond. I look forward to putting our mortgage service to work for you!

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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 Craig's clients have to say

kbarry771

Craig made everything so easy when it came to refinancing my home. I’m a fairly new homeowner and with that comes a lot of questions, Craig was available and willing to walk me through every question or concern I had. He made this process go so smoothly and it was so stress free. Thank you again Craig! ... Read More

Sep 09, 2021

Alicia

Craig and his team did an outstanding job considering my “curve balls” that came with moving to a new state and changing jobs. Thank you for being able to adapt to the changes and helping us close on time!

Aug 11, 2021

Tamer H

Very pleasant to deal with. Craig calls and follows up constantly to make sure everything is in order. Fastest loan process I have ever experienced. Offer was excepted and closed on the house in less than 20 days.

Jul 24, 2021

Lorraine h

No concerns from moment one. Craig was responsive to all questions and concerns. The process was not as paper heavy as passed experiences. We met one time and pre approval was same day. My realtor recommended Craid and i have since recommended his service to others. ... Read More

May 14, 2021

Robert H

Craig and the team made the whole process smooth and easy. It was the best decision I ever made!

May 06, 2021

user9951529

Craig and the team as a whole process with an easy. He found me the best rate possible at the time I’m very thankful I had him at my disposal! I would choose this company time and time again!!

May 06, 2021

AlexSchwimmer

Craig did a fantastic job assisting me in my home buying process! He kept a constant stream of communication and answered all my questions dilligently. 10/10 would recommend to friends & family.

May 04, 2021

Anita R

Craig and Dorothy were amazing. They assisted me by answering all of my many questions. I had a not so good experience with a lender prior to meeting with Craig and I was discouraged with my home search. However, Craig was confident that he could get me to CRC. And he did just that!!!! I am now, a happy home owner!!! ... Read More

Mar 23, 2021

Mike James M

Excellent, Efficient, prompt, diligent was very friendly, knowledgeable, and explained everything carefully and met my needs of understanding. Would definitely recommend his services to people.

Jan 05, 2021

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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.

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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.)

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