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Ed Conarchy

Branch Manager

495 N Illinois Route 21, Suite 206, Gurnee, IL 60031
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About Me

I have been providing personal mortgage advice since 1990.

In 2007, my focus shifted to helping my clients with more than just getting a great mortgage. I felt obligated to educate my clients on the importance of choosing a mortgage plan that would complement their holistic financial plan. My goal became helping clients choose a mortgage plan that would improve their ability to: 1) save more for their retirement 2) save more for their child’s education 3) pay off all their high-interest debt 4) save more in their liquid cash rainy-day fund.

In 2008 I obtained my Series 65 Investment Adviser license. Now I am one of just a handful of people in America that hold a mortgage advisor and an investment advisor license simultaneously. With my investment advisor license comes the requirement for me to be a fiduciary. Fiduciaries are obligated by law to act in their client’s best interest, rather than operating out of self-interest. I take my fiduciary oath very seriously and therefore only make recommendations that are the best financial decision for my clients.

I spend a great deal of time with each client to develop a personal financial plan centered around the proper mortgage to meet their financial needs. I teach my clients that a mortgage is not a necessary evil, but a powerful financial tool. The concentration of my business is a broader goal of maximizing my clients’ wealth. I educate my clients about the importance of liquidity, diversification, rebalancing, and long-term investing in their holistic financial plans.

I don’t believe the American Dream is merely homeownership. I believe the real American Dream is financial security. I am educating everyone I can on how to accomplish this dream.

If you’re searching for an independent and objective advisor, who is looking out for your best interest and helping you reach financial security faster, it would be my pleasure to serve you.

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Anneliese G
Jan 01, 1970

Ed Conarchy made what is otherwise a stressful, overwhelming process much easier. With Ed, everything was smooth sailing. Ed is extremely detail oriented, organized, and has a plethora of good advice/knowledge. He will give you the facts straight, and not push you in one direction or the other. He kept us constantly in the loop, and updated us at every step. We seriously couldn't picture going through this whole process without him. As a bonus, he and my husband bonded over dad jokes 😉
Kurt S
Jan 01, 1970

Who wants to go through the hassle of a re-fi? Well, me for one! Working with Ed Conarchy on a re-fi this month was a unique and pleasant experience. Ed was in frequent contact throughout the process with helpful insights and advice. Even after the closing, Ed followed up to make sure that things went smoothly and that I actually received the funds to which I was entitled. Based upon his long experience in the business, Ed was able to point out money-saving tips that I would never have considered on my own. And Ed's pleasant demeanor caused me to feel that I was actually making a friend.
Jan 31, 2022

Ed is the best!
Adrien Z
Jan 01, 1970

Ed Conarchy is the Rolls Royce of Mortgage Broker. He makes things so easy and simple. It is so comforting to be in good hands and know that you are always going to have a prompt answer would you have a question during the process. And be able to speak to someone reliable (not a robo...) who has your best interest in mind.

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I am authorized to do business in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. (;