Joe Burke

SVP of Mortgage Lending at Proper Rate

800 W Larchmont Ave, Suite 301
Chicago, IL 60613
Cell: 773-742-6707
Office: 773-435-0637


NMLS ID: 251383

I have been a mortgage loan originator since 2002. I have been on both sides of the fence as a broker and as a mortgage banker. My specialty is guiding first time buyers through the mortgage process by listening to and assessing their needs and teaching them about the process from start to finish.

I currently live in the Irving/Independence Park neighborhood of Chicago. I own a hundred year old home that takes up most of my time when I am not playing with my daughter or spending time with my wife and family. I am a master on the barbecue and a below average guitar player, but that doesn’t stop me from torturing my neighbors with my playing. When we aren’t at home, you can generally find us hiking in one of our local Forest Preserves or in Door County where we enjoy vacationing. I love Real Estate and working to help people find their first home, big or small.

“What sets me apart from the competition is simple. My desire is not to sell a potential client a mortgage, but rather to inform and educate, so that the client can make a sound financial decision. Anyone can quote interest rates. It takes someone that is willing to listen and consult with a client to determine options that meet their specific situation. It is my mission to spend the time necessary to qualify my client’s mortgage needs and present options that meet their long term financial goals.”