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About Jim Quist


I’m Jim Quist, President and Founder of NewCastle Home Loans. I’ve been working in the mortgage business for more than 22 years. I started NewCastle Home Loans in 2003 in order to make getting home loans faster, cheaper, and completely interactive. With the old process, you dealt with dozens of different people and waited weeks through multiple approval stages. The process was inefficient and frustrating.

Our mortgage company uses a custom designed, online system to give you exact loan rates in seconds, get you approved in minutes, and let you know where your loan is at the every step of the way. Not only are our approval processes faster, but we also can close your loan in as little as 15 days. That’s 3x faster than other Chicago mortgage lenders.


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06 Jun 2019
| 7 min read

How to get a DACA mortgage to buy a home

You want to buy a home, but the bank denied your mortgage application because you’re in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

20 Nov 2018
| 10 min read

How to profit from VA Loan entitlement

Do you know that you can use a VA Loan more than once?  Yep, in fact, you can buy several properties using VA Loans and do 100% financing on all of them. But, don’t expect the Department of Veterans A...

25 Oct 2018
| 5 min read

How to survive the zombie apocalypse and the mortgage process

Zombies are everywhere. They’re at the movies, in video games, and on Season 8 of The Walking Dead. Watch it this Sunday while sipping a Zombie Frappuccino from Starbucks. Halloween is here, so you’ll...

22 Oct 2018
| 3 min read

Three tactics used by loan officers to get more leads

  It’s called prospecting. Spend most of your time prospecting, and you’ll close more loans too. Close more loans, and you’ll make more money.

15 Oct 2018
| 3 min read

How Loan Officers close more deals with 5-star results

Higher rates are leaving loan officers with fewer opportunities to close deals. Competition is intense. How will you win more deals?

09 Jul 2018
| 4 min read

How savvy loan officers are turning more leads into loans

Great loan officers make it look easy. The truth is, closing loans consistently, month-after-month includes a lot of hard work, behind the scenes, building up trust. After all, people do mortgages wit...

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