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1st Advantage Mortgage is the residential mortgage division of Draper and Kramer, one of the country’s premiere full-service real estate and financial firms. While still a family-owned company headquartered in Chicago, we help identify and structure mortgage financing programs for clients across the United States, and have been doing so since 1893.

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Employee Stability

Every member of our senior staff has been onboard for over 5 years, and many of them still originate, so you can trust us with your business and to stay in tune with an ever changing industry.

Commitment To Efficiency

We are dedicated to providing low turn times and meeting contingency dates. Stats are posted on digital signs as well as on our intranet to keep everyone informed and on the same page.

Continuous Training

We provide both on-site and webinar training through-out the year to keep you up to date on all of our systems, loan programs, regulations, marketing efforts, sales strategies, and more.

State Licenses

We can help get your individual licenses transferred over, get you set-up to originate in a new state, and help track your continuing education requirements each year.

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Additional Services by Draper and Kramer

Condo Management

For over 35 years DK Condo has been a leader in residential management. They protect, maintain, and enhance the livability of 27,000+ units in 90+ communities.

Rental Management

DK Living has over 35,000 units in both rental and condominium communities that are perfectly fitted to a variety of lifestyles in the most sought after neighborhoods.

Acquisitions & Development

The Acquisitions & Development staff includes registered architects, engineers, and experts in all types of construction, with an average of 20 years of experience.

Commercial Financing

DK Commercial Financing provides the best solutions to income-producing properties and developments with various types of debt as well as equity financing.

Commercial Management

The DK Commercial staff provides leasing, management, and many other services to over 4.6 million square feet of office, retail and industrial properties.