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Meet Michael Facchini of Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation in River North

Today we’d like to introduce you to Michael Facchini.

Michael, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I entered the mortgage and real estate market in 2001. Since then, I have closed 100’s of millions of dollars in loans for my clients, I have invested in & managed property all over the country, I ran a private equity fund for 9 years, and developed a mortgage prequalification website/software.

Currently at Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, one of the country’s largest, privately held, residential mortgage lenders, I am focused on growing our footprint in downtown Chicago, while also streamlining our operating procedures and processing systems, as well as assisting the executive team with the creation of new lending and investor relationships for this marketplace.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
As with growing any business, there have absolutely been challenges. Mortgage and real estate has always been hyper-competitive, and mortgage lending specifically continues to evolve very quickly under a tight regulatory environment. The crash of 2008 would of course be the most notable struggle, but even in good markets we face challenges constantly. Such is the case with all of my ventures that have been in this general space.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation is a full-service, direct lender specializing in residential home loans, as well as investment property and commercial property.  We pride ourselves on being responsive, professional, and customer-service focused.  We not only want our clients to benefit from our extremely competitive rates, but also from our exceptional service and speed of execution.  We can close on loans quicker than our competitors and we provide transparency and communication every step of the way during the process.  Our goal is that you not only have a satisfactory experience, but so much so that you remember our name for years to come.

What were you like growing up?
I was always a very social guy and extroverted. I played sports, played guitar and was in bands, loved skiing/snowboarding, and always enjoyed travelling. This holds true today.

I enjoy all of the aforementioned, with an emphasis on exploring the world, different cultures, food, and seeking new adventures.

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