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Cecelia Marlow

Vice President


  • FHA 203k Specialist
Cecelia Marlow is a graduate from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Prior to diving into residential mortgage lending, she worked as a Financial Consultant at one of the premier global banking institutions in Chicago. Cecelia Marlow considers herself to be the “Mortgage Mom.” Her mission for every client is very simple: To encourage, inspire, and empower her clients with the hope to accomplish all of their wildest dreams, starting with the ultimate dream of homeownership.

Her approach as the Mortgage Mom is to work closely with her clients focusing on educating and guiding them through mortgage financing process. As a frequent speaker on home buying, avoiding credit traps and creating wealth through real estate, her experience and knowledge allows her to understand how the purchase of a new home fits into her clients overall financial goals.

The Federal Savings Bank compliments Cecelia’s efforts as the Mortgage Mom with a wide array of financing options for her clients as well as working with a team of experienced professionals. She is confident that her clients and professional partners are working with the best that the industry has to offer.

Cecelia is a lifelong resident of Chicago. When she’s not meeting with clients, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends. She loves reading a good book, scrapbooking, enjoying festivals around town, and cheering on her son at local basketball games.


Working with Cecelia was refreshing. She has a handle on what is going on in the loan industry; she is upfront with clients and realtors; calls clients and potential clients back; give regular updates; make deadlines; and get the deal closed or tell you why it can't be closed. When you are a realtor she is the type of loan officer you want to work with.
July 6, 2011

- Betty C
Cecelia is a detail oriented individual who works ferociously to obtain pre-approvals for clients. She has assisted me with buyers and I will continue to send referrals her way.
October 17, 2012

- Carol H
Cecilia assisted my husband and I with the refinancing of our home. She exhibits professionalism and is an expert in her field. Most importantly, she delivers results in a timely fashion. We are so grateful to have had an opportunity to work with her. We would recommend her to anyone who can utilize her expertise.
February 6, 2008

- Deborah W
Cecelia Marlow is a great loan officer! She is very helpful and knowledgeable. Cecelia always puts her client’s needs first and works for their best interest! She is very prompt and responsive, especially when engaging in transactions!!!
October 9, 2012

- Erika C
My recommendation of Cecelia has become automatic. She pleasantly demonstrates professionalism, patience, commitment and expectation management. She truly is a consultant. My clients feel comfortable with the process and have realistic expectations after speaking with her. She doesn't just respond to immediate business; she even counseled my clients to help position them to become homeowners.
July 14, 2011

- Eve B
This was my first time buying a house and the experience with this company was AWESOME!!!!!!! I had some issue with another loan officer and was referred to Cecelia. Cecilia was a God send for me her and her staff were courteous, patient and very understanding when I called over and over again. They had no problem clarifying things and everybody had the same answer which let me know that the communication skills are on point! Thanks for all you have done keep up the GREAT work.

- Keha I
I could only pick three of the attributes listed in Linked In. If I could have checked all I would have. Cecelia not only has produced great results and expertise with all client I have referred to her for mortgages but she has also proven to be very personable and someone with high integrity. I would recommend her to anyone!
October 9, 2012

- Kim O
She is the epitome of professionalism. This lady really works hard for her clients. As far as loan officers go she is on my short list of preferred lenders. Cecelia is knowledgeable about loan products, stays abreast on recent updates to the mortgage industry, and returns phone calls or emails the same day. I believe she's a highly ethical. The most important character trait she possesses is her caring nature. You should call Cecelia first before calling any other mortgage professional.
August 1, 2011

- Monique W
Cecelia is very professional and highly experienced. I love her innovation and knowledge of her niche. We have begun working with Cecelia to assist those with challenged credit get their lives in order. It is a joy to work with someone who has similar vision and values. I highly recommend Cecelia for mortgage services.
February 2, 2008

- Sheila W
If you are looking for someone to help you obtain a home mortgage for the first time or to refinance, I highly recommend Cecelia Marlow, Vice President at the The Federal Savings Bank. Cecelia has great work ethics and is a woman of integrity. She avails herself to answer all questions to ensure that the entire process is a positive experience.
October 8, 2012

- Sherry C
Since working with Cecilia, I have had satisfied clients. She has taken the time to discuss their needs and placed them with the loan program that was suitable for them. Thanks Cecilia
January 11, 2013

- Trudy H