Sr. Mortgage Advisor

Gary Krakowski

Sr. Mortgage Advisor NMLS# 225730 Licensed in IL

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(630) 550-6025 gary@thekrakowskigroup.com

1801 S. Meyers Rd., Suite 550
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Branch License #1962205

About Gary Krakowski

Your mortgage is personal, and I understand that.

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! 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!

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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!

Gary's team

Alan Walsh

Mortgage Advisor/Loan Officer Assistant
NMLS# 1072858

1801 S. Meyers Road, Suite 500
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Branch License #1962205

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 Gary's clients have to say

Cynthia P

I will definitely use Preferred Rate again, would also highly recommend them.

Nov 08, 2022

TIMOTHY M

Everything went great

Nov 05, 2022

Paul C

Gary has been excellent from the beginning to the end of our home buying experience! He is extremely knowledgeable with tons of experience and he never once ignored a text or call from us even on off hours. I highly recommend Gary and his expertise to anyone who is the market for purchasing a home! Thank you Gary for everything you did for us!! ... Read More

Oct 07, 2022

saunders t

Went above and beyond to get the financing I needed and close my deal. Forever greatfull

Aug 27, 2022

David H

Very personal and made the whole process easy. Highly recommend

Aug 25, 2022

Julie W

Gary & Cory were the absolute best!!! They made the process as painless as possible.

Jul 31, 2022

Jose H

I want to thank the entire team ,For making our family dream come true.These guys go the extra mile to make it happen. Im very happy to recommend them.

Jul 21, 2022

Joe F

Very helpful, gives it to you straight and on point. I would highly recommend them to use.

Jul 08, 2022

Rita B

Ovwrall I was satisfied with the loan services, the process and approval time was quick, but there were areas where I felt a lack of communication.

Jul 04, 2022

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