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

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This was my first home buying experience. I was incredibly nervous about the process from the many horror stories I have heard over the years. Craig and his assistant Dorothy made this process EASY and SMOOTH. I couldn’t believe it. I was so impressed by their timely communication and quick follow up. I couldn’t be happier with the process and now we are moving into an amazing home for our kids to grow up in thanks to Craig! ... Read More

May 26, 2022

Matt S

Craig is one of the nicest guy's you will find out there. His industry experience is staggering and my loan was not the easiest to close with all the stipulations I needed to meet. Every twist and turn, Craig was 5 steps ahead coaching us along. Only use Craig if you want the best from a leander partnership and a smooth closing! ... Read More

May 22, 2022

clint1gent

He was very concisive and helpful and took his time to explain and detail the process and me and my wife were very satisfied with the services he provided

May 19, 2022

Rebecca H

Craig and Dorothy are the best team!! Always professional, super helpful, so friendly, and insanely fast at getting us exactly what we need! Our experience working with Craig and his team makes the process of buying a new house so easy and we highly highly recommend him. ... Read More

Apr 16, 2022

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Craig was very knowledgeable when it came to our refinance and found us the best rate (which beat others). He was always a phone call away when we had questions, and always had an answer. Would highly recommend his expertise! Also helped us with our financial questions. His assistant was great and very helpful throughout the process! ... Read More

Apr 08, 2022

Tebogo T

I saw so many positive reviews about Mrs.Katie George and I must confess that surely she is a skilled professional trader and the best among all as his clients all said, she managed my account after I Invested $1000 and got a successful withdrawal of $19,500 within few days of my investment, up-till now am still so shocked and surprised "It always seems impossible until it’s done".,with Mrs.Katie George your hard-earned money is 100% secured/Safe trust me you have nothing to lose or to be scared of at all, You can contact her on Email : Katiegeorge.cgk@gmail.com WhatsApp +15513552580 ... Read More

Mar 02, 2022

milanstojanovic87

GREAT EXPERIENCE 3 TIME CUSTOMER WITH CRAIG AND HIS TEAM For various loans Not only do they offer great rates but also credit repair great people to work with thanks again!!!!!

Jan 25, 2022

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

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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, 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.

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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.)

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.”