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 About Jessica Dermody


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Jessica is Team Leader, Junior Underwriter, and a Licensed Loan Officer at NewCastle Home Loans with more than five years of professional experience in mortgage lending. Jessica leads the NewCastle Home Loans team in providing pipeline management to ensure LOS efficiency, coordinating loan assignments and workloads, and assessing and ensuring all internal policies and procedures are updated as processes change.

Jessica’s deep knowledge of the mortgage process and resources allows her to connect with her clients and clearly explain where they are in the process and answer any questions. She can quickly identify problems before they occur and continuously provides innovative ideas to improve NewCastle’s processes. Jessica also works directly with Appraisal Management companies, title services, all 3rd party service providers and NewCastle’s closing department. In addition to the many hats she wears, Jessica writes and works with the marketing team to create valuable digital content and enjoys attending Chicago networking events to meet with mortgage industry professionals and generate brand awareness.

As a solo mom of two boys, Jessica has had to work hard to create a community for her children and she works just as hard to ensure you are treated like family. She is also very active in her church community and credits her job and personal successes to her faith.


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Jessica's Articles:

02 Oct 2018
| 2 min read

Breaking down the home inspection

When buying a home in the city of Chicago, your sales contract will include the home inspection date and attorney review date. Although the inspection is completely voluntary, it could be detrimental ...

30 Aug 2018
| 2 min read

NewCastle Home Loans now offers 3% down payment options with no income restrictions!

Fannie Mae’s HomeReady and Freddie Mac’s Home Possible 3% down loan programs offer competitive rates for home buyers, but there is one issue you have to research first when shopping for a home.

15 Aug 2018
| 3 min read

For sale by owner: What to look for when buying a home without a realtor

According to the National Association of Realtors in 2017, 87% of home buyers used a realtor to purchase a home. Using a realtor when buying a home can be very helpful, but it isn’t required. Some hom...

20 Jul 2018
| 5 min read

Moving to a new neighborhood? You should join a block club!

You called us, we took your mortgage application, and we verified your income and you’re pre-approved to buy a house! What’s the next step? Finding your perfect home in the perfect locati...

12 Jun 2018
| 6 min read

Mortgage points: What are they and how do you use them to save on your mortgage payment?

Many home buyers who take out a home loan plan on just paying their monthly mortgage until their mortgage term is up. However, that isn’t always the best option. Since a mortgage can take up a big chu...

02 Jun 2018
| 2 min read

NewCastle Home Loans announces new loan system feature: Automated Appraisal Scheduling

To be successful in the mortgage industry, not only do you need home buyers, but you need to be able to rely on your 3rd party providers. Our appraisal management company has implemented a new feature...

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