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Sheryl Becker
VP of Mortgage Lending

Helping people navigate home financing is in my blood. I enjoyed over a decade in the business together with my father and mentor, Ray Cohen, before his untimely death in June of 2013. I spent a few summers working in the family business and eventually could no longer ignore the full time calling in 2002. I earned my BS in Finance from the University of Illinois & MBA in Marketing & Management from NYU and enjoyed experience in the banking, consulting, and consumer packaged goods industry. I love helping people navigate the waters of home financing. I understand buying a home is the biggest financial decision of my client's lives so I am grateful to ease their stress and find the mortgage program that best fits their personal situation. I am a native of the North Shore and enjoyed living both in NYC and LA, but Chicago is truly my sweet home. As the mother of two small children and wife to a very supportive husband, I wear a lot of hats on any given day. I manage by trying to enjoy every moment whether that involves sports, the arts, exploration or playdates. I also enjoy the theater (live and on the big screen), dining out and traveling. I've been called an avid White Sox fan from time to time as well.

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Loan typeRateAPRDiscount points ($)Mo. payment

This is NOT a mortgage loan approval or commitment to lend. The actual fees, costs, and monthly payment on your specific loan transaction may vary, and may include city, county, or other additional fees and costs. Mortgage rates are offered exclusively through Guaranteed Rate, Inc. and are subject to change without notice. The payment amount does not include homeowners' insurance, flood insurance (if applicable), or property taxes that must be paid in addition to your loan payment. The displayed Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is a measure of the cost to borrow money expressed as a yearly percentage. For mortgage loans, excluding home equity lines of credit, it includes the interest rate plus other charges or fees (such as mortgage insurance, discount points, and origination charges).

Product Assumptions:

Conforming: Sample monthly payments for conforming loan products are based on a purchase price of $437,500, and a down payment of 20.00%. Advertised rates and APRs are subject to change without notice. Above scenarios assume a first lien position, 750 FICO score, 30 day rate lock on a primary residence.

Jumbo: Sample monthly payments for jumbo loan products based on a purchase price of $1,200,000, and a down payment of 25.00%. Advertised rates and APRs are subject to change without notice. Above scenario assumes a first lien position, 760 FICO score, 25 day rate lock on a primary residence.

FHA: Sample monthly payments are based on a purchase price of $310,880, and a down payment of 3.50%. Advertised rates and APRs are subject to change without notice. Above scenario assumes a first lien position, 680 FICO score, 30 day rate lock on a primary residence.

VA: Sample monthly payments are based on a purchase price of $400,000, and a down payment of 0.00%. Advertised rates and APRs are subject to change without notice. Sample does not include VA funding fee (max VA funding fee of 3.3%). Above scenario assumes a first lien position, 680 FICO score, 30 day rate lock on a primary residence. Must be an eligible veteran. Subject to underwriting guidelines and applicant's credit profile.

These mortgage rates are based upon a variety of assumptions and conditions, which include a consumer credit score that may be higher or lower than your individual credit score. Your loan's interest rate will depend upon the specific characteristics of your loan transaction and your credit history up to the time of closing.

One discount points equals one percent of your loan amount.

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