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Jean Marie Downes

Mortgage Banker


  • VA Loan Specialist
Jean Marie is a graduate of Loyola Academy, and went on to graduate from DePaul University earning a Bachelor’s of Science. While at DePaul, Jean was a member of the Blue Demons Women's softball team. While attending school, Jean Marie coached young girls travel softball in Oak Park, Illinois.

Upon graduation, Jean Marie gained invaluable sales and operations experience while working for Bankers Life and Casualty. In her spare time, Jean worked in the family real estate business, and because of this experience decided to pursue her passion of helping individuals and families reach their homeownership goals. Jean Marie's determination to work effectively and efficiently for each client is one small part in her desire to create client relationships that last a lifetime. Her passion to assist clients in attaining the dream of homeownership comes from her mom and dad. Both of her parents have been in the mortgage & real estate industry for over 25 years.

The Federal Savings Bank is consistently recognized as one of the mortgage industry leaders, delivering great rates and a full spectrum of products. Jean’s passion is to help clients optimize their mortgage to help them meet their mortgage and wealth creation goals. Because of the multitude of products and ability to lend nationally, Jean Marie is focused on guiding each client through the mortgage process in an organized and efficient manner. Every client should be a client for life!

Jean Marie currently resides on the northwest side of Chicago. When she is not playing softball or bowling, she is continuing to grow her business in Lia Sophia jewelry sales.


Jean Downes was great! She explained everything to us. Any questions we had we could send her an email or text and she would respond quickly. She made this whole process painless. I would definitely recommend her to anyone I know looking to get a mortgage.

- Jose G
The mortgage process for my first home this July could have been very stressful, but thanks to my mortgage banker Jean Downes, it was an absolute breeze. She always responded quickly to my questions and kept me in the loop, which put me at ease. I'm a hell of a question-asker; Jean was extremely flexible with this and always came back with an answer quickly even when she had to find answers from someone else. I've heard horror stories of how the financing aspect of home-buying usually bogs things down, creates problems and is just an overall pain. Thankfully, Jean never hit me with any surprises or false-expectations. I sat at closing and everything moved forward smoothly. Definitely recommending her and the entire Downes team to my friends.

- Steven R