Sr. Mortgage Advisor

Michael Krakowski

Sr. Mortgage Advisor NMLS# 225734 Licensed in CA and IL

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(630) 881-7902 michael.krakowski@preferredrate.com

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

About Michael 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!

Michael'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 Michael's clients have to say

Christopher N

Michael Krakowski and his group were amazing, they were able to make my wife and I feel like we were the most important clients he had. Gave us so much reassurance, especially for being first time home buyers. We had switched over to him and his group very last minute but we are glad we did and he was able to get my wife and I into a house very quickly and close in four weeks from inspection day. I would recommend his group to anyone who is looking for someone to make their home buying experience more comforting. ... Read More

Apr 23, 2022

Melanie B

We’ve worked with Mike and his team several times, they make the mortgage process as streamlined and stress free as possible. They are truly amazing and will be there for you in every step of the process… from getting prequalified all the way through checking in on how you are enjoying your new home. A huge shout out to Alan as well, he’s always on top of everything and helps figure out any issues that pop up right away!! ... Read More

Mar 19, 2022

Wade G

Attention to detail was amazing.

Mar 14, 2022

Daniel B

Questions answered every step of the way!

Mar 12, 2022

Liz F

My husband and I were first time homebuyers. We had so many questions and anxieties about our first huge purchase. Mike was patient, kind, resourceful and helped calm our anxiety. He over prepared us, so at closing we were pleasently surprised with how quick and easy closing was. If we ever purchase again, we will see Mike !!!! ... Read More

Feb 24, 2022

AB F

Thank you so very much for all of your help in securing our loan for our new home here . You were organized & thorough & professional, as well as kind which made all of the difference in our interactions with you. We put our trust in you and you most definitely came through for us. Thank you for your patience as well as treating us as people rather than just home loan customers. You stand above the rest Michael ... Read More

Feb 22, 2022

Cheryl F

Great experience from start to finish. No glitches along the way. Your team really has it together!

Feb 15, 2022

Kelsey J

Great experience, very prompt. Explained very thoroughly. Works hard to get clients best rates

Feb 15, 2022

Reprakash R

Michael Krakowski (NMLS #225734) of Preferredrate and his team have helped us four times in the past to buy houses. They made the home-buying process easy and smooth each time. His team always offers personal attention is what sets them apart. Michael’s Team is my go-to lender. They are always on top of everything. They are professional and respond right away if you have any questions. They always close loans on time or even a little earlier. I highly recommend Michael and his team. ... Read More

Dec 20, 2021

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.”