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Jim Quist

I help people buy homes by explaining the mortgage process, showing how much it costs upfront, and guiding you to homeownership, ensuring everything goes smoothly. Enjoy a lower rate, better service, and a faster close.
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Jim Quist
President & Founder
NewCastle Home Loans

Years of mortgage lending experience

First-time homebuyers served

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"My experience with New Castle Home Loans and Jim's team was nothing short of outstanding. They provided me with a home loan that was tailored to my family's needs, and the entire process was incredibly easy-going and hassle-free..."

Alex Grubbe
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"Fastest and most reliable service I have ever had and heard. I am especially thankful for Jim Quist for his knowledgeable and caring service. His service was above and beyond..."

Monir Moghadam
NewCastle Home Loans Google Review

"Jim Quist and his team were absolutely great and very, very patient! Jim explains the process of purchasing a home very clearly and honestly walks you step by step through it. He went above and beyond my expectations..."

Gus Torres
NewCastle Home Loans Google Review

"I have done three mortgages with new castle. Perfect efficincy and super happy to work with them again."

Yuankai Huo
NewCastle Home Loans Google Review

"Jim Quist and his team provided exceptional service and were extremely responsive throughout the entire mortgage process. They were able to provide a commitment within 15 days and close in 30 days..."

Kirill Umov
NewCastle Home Loans Google Review

"Jim was incredibly thoughtful, thorough, and went above and beyond. We have used his services for a number of opportunities, and he has always exceeded our expectations!..."

Lindsay Ercole
NewCastle Home Loans Google Review

"The loan process for my client's condo purchase was absolutely flawless. Jim and his team were on top of things at every step. I will not hesitate to refer future clients to NewCastle Home Loans."

Kelly Leggett
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"Jim was very responsive and helped facilitate a buyer transaction in a very difficult lending environment. Appreciated the constant communication and professionalism throughout the process."

Matt Liss
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"I worked with Jim last year and worked with him again this year as well. Jim was very helpful, and is very obvious that he..."

Alex Alvarado
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"Had a great experience working with Jim and his team. Surely recommended!"

Mo T
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"It’s been a absolute pleasure working with the New Castle team for the 2nd time, I can’t say enough good things about this company..."

Pat McRay
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"I just closed on my home yesterday, as a first time home buyer all because of Jim, literally!!!! …"

Day Day
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"Highly recommended! Jim and his entire time were friendly, helpful, and responsive. I'm glad I worked with this business, who has an office right here in the city and understands the intricacies of the Chicago market."

Keenan D
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You're in the right place for a home loan.

Getting a mortgage through a big bank or internet lender is expensive, impersonal, and lengthy. Only 25% of homebuyers are satisfied with the outcome, according to McKinsey & Company's survey. Rely on NewCastle Home Loans and our team of mortgage experts to guide you to homeownership, ensuring everything goes smoothly.
  View an honest rate qouteStart with an honest rate quote.

See the actual rate and monthly payment upfront on our website. Then, feel confident about buying a home because you know what to expect.


  Same day preapprovalReceive same-day pre-approval.

Make an offer quickly and take advantage of every opportunity to buy the perfect home.


  Get your offer acceptedGet your offer accepted.

Improve the likelihood of winning the deal. A mortgage pre-approval letter signed by an underwriter enhances your negotiating power, especially when competing with other buyers.

  Lower rates and feesLock in the lowest rate.

Efficiency and low overhead drive down our costs. Then, we pass the savings to you so you for the best deal on your home loan.


  Closing planFollow the closing plan.

Never feel lost. Know what to do and when to do it. 


  Dedicated teamEnjoy better service

Rely on our staff of certified mortgage underwriters to guide you to homeownership, making sure everything goes smoothly.

Your home purchase starts with a verified pre-approval.

A powerful pre-approval letter from NewCastle Home Loans will help you win the deal.

Book some time to talk about your home purchase.

Schedule a 15-minute call and get your questions answered. 
  • Learn what to do next.
  • Gather reliable information.
  • Move forward with your home purchase.

Start with reliable mortgage information.

My short videos and articles will help you find the right loan for the perfect home. 
Mortgage discount points calculator

Mortgage Discount Points | Calculator

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Real Estate Transfer Tax Calculator | Chicago metro area

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Down Payment on a house. How much?

Down Payment | How much for a down payment on a house?

If you're considering buying a home, you should know you have choices regarding a down payment. The popular belief is that homebuyers need 20% of the...

Gift letter for a mortgage

Gift Letter | How to use a gift to buy a home

In this article, I'll show you the best way to prove that your gift is from an acceptable donor so that everything goes smoothly with your home...

Seller Credit Mortgage Calculator

Seller Credit | Can the seller pay the homebuyer's closing costs?

Sellers can pay the buyer's closing costs. A seller credit is a sum of money the property seller agrees to give the homebuyer at closing. The buyer...

How a mortgage co-signer can help you buy a home

How a mortgage co-signer can help you buy a home

When your income, savings, or credit history falls short, adding a co-signer to your application can give you the boost you need to get approved for...

Get in touch.

Jim Quist, Newcastle Home Loans, 1700 W Cortland Street, Chicago, IL 60622

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