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

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

Ebony D

Craig and Dorothy were on top of everything throughout the entire process. They immediately responded in a timely manner, sent constant updates and stayed on top of every step. I appreciate their diligence and determination on helping me get approved and into my brand new home a week before christmas! ... Read More

Dec 26, 2020

Toni B

Craig made my home buying experience a teaching moment for me says that is this was my first time. He answered every question I had about every little thing I could think of in terms of even thinking of starting the process. He was able to answer my questions with direct but simple answers. Overall, nothing about the process was overwhelming! Craig is amazing.!! ... Read More

Dec 18, 2020

Christine M

Craig is amazing! I was not an easy case to deal with and he was determined to get me into a home! and now, my son and I are in a home of our own. Thank you Craig for ALL your hard work!

Dec 15, 2020

Christine P

Craig is amazing! I was not an easy case to deal with and he was determined to get me into a home! and now, my son and I are in a home of our own. Thank you Craig for ALL your hard work!

Dec 15, 2020

Chris P

Craig is amazing! I was not an easy case to deal with and he was determined to get me into a home! and now, my son and I are in a home of our own. Thank you Craig for ALL your hard work!

Dec 15, 2020

Maurice B

Craig Buske was great from start to finish. I would recommend and use him again.

Dec 11, 2020

Butros

Craig was very knowledgeable in what we need to buy our first home. He directed us in the right way. He communicated everything clearly and kindly and got us approved just like he said he would. He responds to questions or concerns quickly and advocated for us to get a better rate and good deal. ... Read More

Oct 23, 2020

Nikki Msk W

Craig was so easy to work with m. He went above and. Beyond during a very difficult home purchase.

Oct 19, 2020

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