Mike Scalise

Branch Manager, Branch Manager
NMLS # 207383
State Lic IL #031.0003450
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Mike Scalise is a Branch Manager and Senior Mortgage Loan Officer with Academy Mortgage Corporation (Republic Mortgage Home Loans merged with Academy Jan. 2015). Mike graduated from Northern Illinois University in 1995 and started his career in mortgage lending in 1996. His years of experience have given him the opportunity to work with all types of mortgage products available to help his clients with their purchase or refinance goals. Some of these products include Conventional, FHA, FHA 203k, VA, USDA, Jumbo Loans, and much more. Academy Mortgage Corp. also offers many different local Down Payment Assistance programs via IHDA (Illinois Housing Development Authority).

If you are interested in Down Payment Assistance Programs in Illinois visit his website at www.DPA-Illinois.com for more information.

Mike personally helped create one of his area’s only Employer Mortgage Program that helps employers give their employees information on many mortgage loan programs and guidelines. He currently has worked with over 50 local employers covering over 10,000 employees.

He is very well respected among his peers and local real estate offices, title companies, and Realtors and has become known as the person to call with any mortgage or financing questions.

“I take a great deal of pride helping customers purchase or refinance their homes. I have always realized that it is people that drive my business, and therefore, I am committed to building lasting relationships with the people that choose me for their financing. I make myself available 7 days a week, day and evenings to make sure that all my customers have the smoothest closing process possible.

Please feel free to call Mike anytime at (815) 621-9888 or send him an email at mike.scalise@academymortgage.com

DOWN PAYMENT GRANT PROGRAMS: http://www.dpa-illinois.com/

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We appreciate the knowledge, effort, and availability that Mike provided during our home buying experience.

—Julie Baird

I had never worked with Mike before but was very pleased with this transaction. He made everything very clear and communicated quickly! It was a pleasure!

—Alison Lind

Academy made my first time buying a home a very nice experience I would not change a thing !

—Paula Ruvalcaba