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Aimee Renkes
VP of Mortgage Lending
  • O: (773) 516-6245
  • C: (312) 399-3191
  • F: (872) 206-4629
  • 2201 Waukegan Rd
    Suite 180
    Bannockburn, IL 60015
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    Working with Aimee

    I’ve been a licensed loan originator since 2005 and been featured as a mortgage industry expert by Bankrate.com, Yahoo! Finance, MSN Real Estate, Investopedia, NerdWallet, and Chicago Agent. I’m passionate about providing each client and referral partner a smooth, understandable and positive mortgage experience that inspires confidence and peace of mind.

    Personally I’ve bought a Chicago condo and suburban home, played landlord for a year and then sold that condo. I use these experiences to put myself in your shoes and deliver excellent customer service. I want to earn trust and confidence and make sure you are taken care of while seamlessly closing your loan. It’s your home and future. It’s my profession and my passion to deliver results-oriented expertise.

    I offer the full mortgage product line with as low as 3% down options, jumbo financing, FHA/VA, construction loans and mortgage insurance reduction strategies*. I have a 3-Step Client Process whereby I identify your goals and wants, collect your application via easy digital mortgage, and review together a total cost analysis of loan options for you to consider and use to make informed decisions about the right home and loan for you!

    Born and raised in the north suburb of Grayslake, I have a degree in communications and business from Bradley University. After college I spent 14 years living in various Chicago north side neighborhoods before moving to the west suburb of Glen Ellyn in 2013 with my husband and three children Rosalindh, Bob and Tara.

    I believe in giving back to my community and I’m involved with PTA, Cub Scouts, Cycle for Survival and Hephzibah Children’s Association. I love my Peloton and my weekly sand volleyball league, playing euchre regularly with my girlfriends and experimenting with new recipes for my family, although you would much prefer my husband’s chocolate chip cookies to mine because I’m a disaster as a baker! If I'm not at work or home you can find me at our New Buffalo, MI lake house or when I'm really lucky traveling abroad. Family trips to Paris & London and an African safari are next on the list.

    *Applicant subject to credit and underwriting approval. Not all applicants will be approved for financing. Receipt of application does not represent an approval for financing or interest rate guarantee. Restrictions may apply, contact Proper Rate for current rates and for more information.

    What people are saying... What people are saying... Read more

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    Everything went well. Aimee Renkes was a tremendous help. She was very responsive to all of my questions and concerns. Aimee assisted me in getting all of the figures and calculations to make the best informed decision on which type of refi to go with and she was very patient in keeping me informed during the whole refi process.

    - Norman R. Chicago, IL

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    Hey check out how thrilled Hemanshu was with Aimee services! �Aimee did an excellent job of communicating every step of the process with us and she took a lot care to make sure everything went through smoothly. I have already recommended Aimee to all our friends!"

    - Hemanshu K. Chicago, IL

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    Aimee, Natasha, Heidi and the team were very helpful in getting my awfully tough loan through to the closing table. With a lot of perseverance, a ton of paperwork and a great team to work with this loan finally came together. Thanks ladies!

    - Michael S. North Barrington, IL

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    Aimee, Natasha, Heidi and the team were very helpful in getting my awfully tough loan through to the closing table. With a lot of perseverance, a ton of paperwork and a great team to work with this loan finally came together. I picked her out of a line up I did on google and couldn't be happier. Thanks ladies!

    - Michael S. Barrington, IL

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    It was smooth, seamless, easy and team was great to work with! It was a great experience! True professional and was vested in what made sense for what I needed to accomplish. Again, seamless and the title company rep was great. I appreciated the flexibility to come to my work to complete the paperwork. Loans should always take this process...best of the best! Any questions I had were practically answered upon receipt.

    - Pamela M. Park Ridge, IL

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    Aimee was great - everybody else were pretty redundant in the process from my experience. If Amy didn't make decisions, nothing moved in the process. She was right on top of responding to emails, voice mails, and had decisions / suggestions that were helpful and conclusive.

    - Bipasha B. Spokane, WA

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    Aimee Renkes was phenomenal! She was so friendly and easy to work with!

    - Melissa Z.

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    We LOVED working with Aimee! She was exactly what we needed in our home buying process. She was a dream to work with every step of the way, and made us feel absolutely comfortable and secure. I can�t speak highly enough of our experience because Aimee made sure everything went smoothly, on our timing, and according to our needs. THANKS AIMEE!.

    - Samantha L.

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    Aimee, on behalf of Katie and I, I would just like to say THANK YOU! Your expertise and support throughout the refinance process was impeccable and very much appreciated! We appreciate working with you and look forward to doing so again in the future.

    - Scott P.

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    The whole process was well organized, smooth, convenient, and we got a great rate. Thank you very much!

    - Charles F.

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    Aimee Renkes was so helpful in getting our mortgage for our new home. She was knowledgeable, quick to respond to emails, friendly, experienced, and friendly. I would not hesitate to work with her again.

    - Melissa Z.

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    Thank you to Aimee and her team. Everyone was very prompt and professional. Things moved along very quickly which we appreciate, esp. given we're in a pandemic! Thanks again.

    - Jennifer H.

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    I highly recommend Aimee! She was very professional even during the pandemic, which no one has experienced before and when the protocols changed. Aimee was very helpful in answering all of our questions and during bumps along the way. I would recommend her to everyone!

    - Rhonda M.

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    Attentive and responsive client service.

    - Deepak T.

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    Great service, organized, smooth process. Really appreciated how much could be done via computer.

    - Charles F.

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    Aimee and team did a phenomenal job.

    - Chris L.

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    prompt responses, easy to work with

    - Jennifer H.

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    The service from Aimee was exceptional

    - Frederick L.

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    Very helpful and informative

    - Blake S.

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    We had a great experience!

    - Samantha L.

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    Thanks Aimee for making the buying process extremely easy and straight plus getting us a great mortgage rate.

    - Frederick & Nikola L.

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    Aimee, thank you again for all your Hard work, great advice and overall kindness during this extremely important time in our lives. You are so appreciated!!

    - Stefanie & Nina L.

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    5 stars for Aimee! She was an amazing help and helped the refinance process go smoothly.

    - Blake and Kaitlyn S.

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    Aimee was so great and super responsive to all my questions!

    - Kristin and Michael E.

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    Aimee is by far one of the most professional, pleasant, caring and truly compassionate people my wife and I have had the pleasure of encountering, working with and befriending. She is truly an asset to any organization and team. Words cannot express how phenomenal of a person she is and the work she performs. Truly a 5-star ?? rating! Aimee is a consummate professional and person deserving of this rating, if not more so for everything she does and represents!

    - Matt & Kristyn C.

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    Aimee was very responsive and explained everything very clearly. The process for uploading documents was easy and secure. Some other places wanted you to physically mail in actual copies which is insane in 2020! We were able to get an updated rate a few days before closing and everything went through fine, which was great!

    - Laura T.

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    Great systems make it easy to understand what you are buying

    - Ellen R.

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    It was easy and there were no surprises. I knew early on how much my monthly payments would be and my closing costs

    - Kaitlyn W.

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    Our rep, Aimee Renkes, was fantastic! She was so helpful and responsive through the entire process.

    - Jeffrey R.

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    Smooth transaction during turbulent times. Aimee Renkes made it all go well.

    - Giles M.

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    My family and I had a wonderful experience working with Aimee and her team during our home refinance in June 2013. Aimee was very knowledgeable about the VA loan program and helped us to save more than $500 on our monthly mortgage payment. While there were some hurdles we had to overcome during the process, Aimee’s determination and passion to assist us ensured that we got to closing on time. She and her team definitely went above and beyond for our family! We can’t thank you enough!

    - Brooke H. Palatine, IL

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    Aimee and her team did such a great job guiding us through the mortgage process, from beginning to end. She is a great communicator, really knows her product and the process. We knew we were in good hands the whole time with Aimee's knowledge, experience, expertise and confidence. Thank you, Aimee, for making a potentially nerve-wracking experience a positive one. I'd recommend Aimee Renkes to anyone looking for an easy mortgage process, from a straightforward application to reasonable, known costs and a smooth closing.

    - Michaela H. Chicago, IL

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    We've used Aimee for two loans now and she has done an amazing job both times. I recommend her to everyone who's looking for a house. As long as Aimee is there, I would use again.

    - Teresa K. Highlands Ranch, CO

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    Our heartfelt thanks for all the help, especially in getting everything closed before the 31st. Our attorney was impressed with how quickly everything came together. Aimee, you were invaluable and I'm so grateful that you were guiding us through the right steps on financing a deal that didn't have a lot of wiggle room. Renovation starts tomorrow on our first home, and we couldn't be more excited! Hopefully we can send some pictures when we're all moved in. It was really a pleasure working with everyone and we wouldn't have been able to do it without you guys!

    - Drew, Leah & Sarah Chicago, IL

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    I was very impressed with the tools and with everyone that I worked with. As a first time home buyer, they made the process very easy and transparent. The loan options tool was very useful - the video helped me understand what my various options were and Aimee Renkes was quick to respond to any questions that I had

    - Danielle E.

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    Aimee Renkes NMLS ID: 755968 IL IL - 031.0031210, MI MI - 755968, WI WI - 755968
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