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Get an insider’s perspective about Real Estate from Real Estate Experts.
Tune into The Townstone Financial Radio Show every Saturday from 1 to 2 PM on AM 560, WIND, go to www.560theanswer.com to hear the show online. Get an insider’s perspective about the Chicago Real Estate Market from Chicago Real Estate Experts every Saturday from 1 to 2 PM on AM 560 THE ANSWER. The Townstone Financial Show is a dynamic radio talk show featuring industry experts discussing Real Estate, Investments and related topics. The goal is to entertain, inform and give listeners a competitive edge by sharing best practices and investment strategies. Listeners get fast, accurate and tangible investment advice concerning Real Estate, Finance, Investments & more. There’s no other Radio Show in Chicago delivering this type of valuable information on the weekends.
The goal of The Townstone Financial Show is to take the scare and confusion out of your real estate transaction and educate our listeners about the exciting and ever changing Real Estate Market. The listeners are what make the show successful and we strongly encourage people to call into the show. If you have a question you would like answered or would like to make a comment, please call 312-642-5600 during the show.
– OUR EXPERTS –
Barry Sturner, President, Townstone Financial
Barry Sturner is the founder and owner of Townstone Financial since 2002. After graduating from the University of Illinois in 1989 Barry started to dabble in real estate as a Realtor and purchased his first rental property in the fall of 1989. He remodeled the house and then became a landlord for the first time. Over the next 25 years he and various partners have purchased and managed 32 different commercial and residential properties. Barry began his working career as an agriculture trader for the Pillsbury Company and has held other analytical trading positions with ABN-AMRO as well as Griffith Labs. Barry also spent a year trading bonds and agriculture commodity as a floor trade at the Chicago Board of Trade.
Contact Information:Barry Sturner, President
Townstone Financial NMLS # 136605
Zachary Schwartz, Vice President of Lending, Townstone Financial
Zach is Townstone’s VP of Lending and has worked at Townstone Financial since 2012. He has already helped hundreds of people with their new purchase and refinance mortgages and hopes to help many more in the future. You will be hard-pressed to find another mortgage professional with a better understanding of the lending guidelines and criteria. Zach moved back to Chicago after graduating from the University of Wisconsin in Madison with a dual degree in Economics and Political Science.
Contact Information:Zachary Schwartz, Vice President of Lending
Townstone Financial NMLS # 894131
Alec Schwartz, Senior Loan Officer, Townstone Financial
Alec Schwartz is a Senior Loan Officer with Townstone Financial since 2015 who is passionate about making mortgages as simple as possible. Whether you are purchasing a home for the first time, an investment property, or refinancing your existing mortgage, you can expect a seamless process and personable experience when working with Alec. Alec is originally from Riverwoods, IL, is familiar with the Chicago market and always up to date on mortgage industry changes and market trends. Alec graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Economics, is an active member of the Young Leadership Division of the Jewish United Fund (JUF) of Chicago, an intramural athlete and musician when he is not closing deals and assisting clients finance the home of their dreams.
Contact Information:Alec Schwartz, Senior Loan Officer
Townstone Financial NMLS # 1406333
Frank Pellegrini, President and CEO, Prairie Title Services, Inc.
Frank Pellegrini is a graduate of DePaul University College of Law, has practiced law in Illinois since 1976, and has been in the title insurance business since 1978. Frank and his wife, Mary, founded Prairie Title in 1983. Frank is active in the legal profession, in the title industry, in his community, and in social organizations. He was the 2012-2013 President of the American Land Title Association and continues to serve on the PR Committee, Government Affairs Committee, Agents and Abstracters Research Committee, and the Agents Executive Conference.
Contact Information:Frank Pellegrini, President and CEO
Prairie Title Services, Inc.
Brad Cole, President, Castline Properties
A native Chicagoan, Bradley formed Castline Properties in 2010 after years in the housing industry proved a market starved for quality, caring real estate agents. Bradley’s background in home development coupled with his real estate business vision has allowed Castline Properties to become a full-service real estate company for buying, selling, renting, relocating or investing. With his no-nonsense approach, Bradley and his team have grown Castline Properties into a Top Producer Team in 2014 followed by a Top 1% Producer Team in 2015, awarded from the Chicago Association of Realtors. Building on his success, Bradley co-founded Castline Development LLC, in 2012. He has since renovated and sold over 100 distressed homes throughout Chicago including the suburbs.
Contact Information:Brad Cole, President, Castline Properties
Kristofer Nowak, Castline Properties
Born and raised in South Suburban Munster, Kristofer is a leading producer on our Castline Properties team. A former nationally touring musician, Kristofer holds a Fine & Performing Arts degree from Northwestern University. In 2013, Kristofer became a licensed real estate broker dedicated to putting his client’s needs first with a strong focus on communication.
As a Fannie Mae foreclosure sales specialist and VA Certified Agent, Kristofer is a proven leader, successfully closing over 150 home sales in the last 3 years. Residing with his wife and daughter in Chicago’s Independence Park neighborhood, Kristofer has sold homes in just about every neighborhood in Chicago, as well as numerous Chicagoland suburbs.
Contact Information:Kristofer Nowak, Castline Properties