Brian M. Kohlstedt graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1997 and has been in the mortgage business for over 20 years. Brian is currently a Senior Vice President with the Federal Savings Bank. Brian’s strong work ethic, professionalism, and over a decade and a half of mortgage banking experience make him a vital part of the team at The Federal Savings Bank. Whatever your financial goals, you can be assured you will get programs tailored exactly to your needs as well as the best service offered in the mortgage industry.
Born and raised in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, Brian spends a considerable amount of time involving himself in his community. Brian and his wife currently reside in the southwest suburb of Homer Glen with their four children and two dogs. When he is not helping his clients achieve their goals of home ownership, he enjoys rooting on the Bears, White Sox and Blackhawks and visiting cultural events only available in the world’s greatest city!
A very smooth and quick experience from start to finish– all my questions were answered when I got started with Brian. From day one, he communicated clearly with me about the loan terms and my options. Because of my income level, I was eligible to receive a grant at a slightly higher interest rate. Brian talked me through those options and helped me compare, bringing his high level of understanding to our conversations. Afterward, I knew exactly how much each would cost, and what I could gain from keeping my interest rate low. My loan estimate mirrored those terms and was laid out in a way that was very easy for me to understand. Even as an individual with no experience buying a home, it is easy for me to see that I am getting a great deal on my new residence, while investing in my future at the same time. Once we were all set and the application was underway, Brian and his team maintained consistent communication with me, my lawyer, and my realtor so the conversation could keep moving with the buyer. The only hiccup in my process was that the appraisal took a long time to come back, which is a normal occurrence from what I can tell. Even with this, we were able to get to the closing table on time– The only reason it occurred a single business day late was that I had a very important workday to attend on the scheduled closing day. The team consistently reminded me of tasks that needed to be finished up on my end– which kept the process moving smoothly along as well. Very glad to have brought my business to the Federal Savings Bank in Chicago.
What a great experience this loan process was. Brian Kohlstedt and his team were absolutely professional, courteous, helpful and knowledgeable. I would recommend TFSB to anyone!
Great experience. Everyone was very helpful and the process went very smoothly!
Thanks to you and The Federal Savings Bank for helping me manage my mortgage in Desert Mountain. As you know, we are excited to have a full-time foot print here to come and go as we please. This wouldn’t have happened if i wasn’t referred to Brian Kohlstedt and his team.
Brian and his team were fantastic. I have been trying to obtain a mortgage for 2 years, they were able to guide me in the direction I needed to go. I was able to get the approval within a month of doing what they said I needed to do. During the process they were able to answer and assist with any questions we had. I highly recommended Brian and his team.
Thank you for making my first time buying a home so easy!
Loved working with my team! Great communication and outstanding service!
Brian and his team were able to help us close in under 30 days. They were great to answer any questions, and were always available for us no matter the time. Brian has been helping us for over 6 months with the process and had an updated preapproval for us in minutes every time we asked for one. I will only use Brian and his team for any mortgage needs in the future!