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Ryan Skaggs

Senior Mortgage Loan Officer [email protected] nmls#425763 apply now

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Thanks to his purchase and refinance clients, Ryan Skaggs has become an expert on jumbo financing in the North Shore area. Skaggs, senior vice president of mortgage lending for the North Shore with locally based Neighborhood Loans, serves the area with a focus on his hometown of Glenview, but he welcomes clients from across the state and Indiana, where he grew up. “My mother was a special education teacher for 38 years,” he says. “The patience, compassion and understanding that trickled down from her classroom and into our household is something I demonstrate in my business each day.” His new office in Glencoe houses his team, key operations partners and other originators who offer clients in-house jumbo underwriting and processing services. Humbled that nearly half of his business comes from past clients and their referrals, he never strays from his three core values: “wow everyone” — aim to go above and beyond to exceed expectations; “client centric” — be transparent from the very first conversation and keep the process centered on the client; and “process driven” — ensure the client has a streamlined transaction. His approach is holistic; he aims to help clients understand the full undertaking of a mortgage, as well as how to get out of debt and meet their financial goals. Skaggs does a full mortgage analysis for every client, providing side-by-side comparisons of several products and down payment/structure options to help clients choose a product that best suits their family’s needs. “Many lenders will omit this step and simply throw out a quote on a 30-year fixed,” he says. “My business is not like that. I prefer making each experience unique to my client.” His dedication has not gone unnoticed. Skaggs received a North Shore Choice Best Lender Award from 22nd Century Media two years in a row and was nominated by the Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association for a 2017 Best in Business award.

Here's how we do things

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Our five-step mortgage process starts by applying online and getting pre-approved within 24 hours. This will require you to provide us some basic financial and personal information. We will take that information and get back to you with a pre-approval letter.


Getting pre-approved determines how much we are willing to lend, allowing you to shop for homes with confidence. Sellers will take your offer more seriously when you have a pre-approval from a lender. With this complete, you can now start your home search.


Finding the right home takes time, there are many things you need to look for and work out with the sellers. Once you find the home you would like to purchase, make and offer, and come to an agreement with the seller, we will submit your loan to our processing team.


This may seem far from simple for people, but Neighborhood Loans has you covered! The mortgage loan processor is the link between your loan officer and underwriter. We collect and verify all the documents necessary to prepare your loan. This is arguably the most important part of the loan process.


After you’re cleared-to-close, we will schedule your closing and fund the loan on the day that is most convenient for you. After the final documents are signed, you will be given the keys to your new home! We look forward to helping you through our home buying process.

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