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About Jessica Dermody


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:

24 May 2019
| 5 min read

How to use a Gift Letter for a home down payment

A Gift Letter is an excellent way to get help with a down payment for your home. Only relatives are allowed to give you gift money, and your spouse or fiance are considered relatives for gifting purpo...

02 May 2019
| 7 min read

Should I hire a real estate attorney to buy or sell a home?

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, you should always have a real estate attorney on your team. Too many home buyers deem this an unnecessary fee and never realize how valuable an attorney would ...

20 Mar 2019
| 6 min read

Get tax relief from the Cook County Homeowner Exemption

One of the woes of owning a home in Cook County is the property tax bill installments due every March and August. But there’s some good news - you might be able to qualify for a tax relief exemption. ...

08 Feb 2019
| 2 min read

Can I get a mortgage if I’m party to a lawsuit?

Question: Years ago, I was in a car accident and have been in a legal battle ever since with the other party who is suing me. I was recently attempting to get pre-approved for a mortgage and was denie...

13 Dec 2018
| 3 min read

Easy guide to employment history for mortgage applications

Mortgage applications require 24 months of employment history. The stability and reliable flow of your income is a key factor in the decision making for approving your home loan.

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 ...

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