Kara Berglund

Senior Loan Officer HomeStreet Clackamas Home Loan Center NMLS: 716319
Feb 8, 2019
My wife and I were looking to get into our first house and Kara had been talking with us for a few years. Once we finally got everything to line up right she was able to help us get the process started and in less than two months of applying for our loan we were completely moved into our own house. The process couldn't have been any easier.
Feb 8, 2019
Working with Kara from start to finish was so easy! All matters were handled quickly and professionally by her AND her staff. A high five for a job well done.
Jan 20, 2019
First Time Home Owner
I had been casually in contact with Kara for over a year about my options for purchasing my first home. She was always very helpful and willing to invest time in my questions, even though I wasn't entirely ready to buy just yet. When I was ready to go, my timeline to close the loan happened to be very short and over the holidays. Her team was able to secure me an excellent loan with a closing time of less than a month, over the holiday season. I was extremely impressed with her team's professionalism and would absolutely recommend Kara and her team to anyone looking to purchase a home.
Jan 16, 2019
Kara did a great job! This is the second home loan I have work through with her
and was equally pleased. She has exhibited a genuine consideration of my situation which was very different than the first transaction. In each, I found her to be available, knowledgeable and a no pressure advocate as she helped me to reach my goal. With great appreciation, Linda Durant

Jan 7, 2019
From start to finish Kara and her team were outstanding I had questions along the way and she was easy to reach by phone or text and always so gracious and professional in helping me through the process she was there when I bought the house and now with this line of credit I felt then and now with this line of credit that Kara had and has my best interest at heart ( and that’s what matters)
Dec 24, 2018
Sr Administrative Assistant
The whole process was so easy for me. Kara was attentive and helpful whenever I had any needs or questions and she even found a program that I qualified for a better loan. And if that wasn’t enough, I got a delicious Belgian chocolate from her.
Dec 21, 2018
New Home Owner
This was our first time home buying experience. Kara was amazing, so patient and understandable with my hundreds of emails and calls. I'm sure she works with tons of people and I never felt like a number with her. I hope we get to work together in the future!
Dec 20, 2018
She did great, was helpful throughout the whole loan process.
Dec 19, 2018
Working with Kara is great. We needed to solve a financial issue and when we reached out to Kara with our concerns she offered us a few options. Having Kara on our side, and having her look out for our best interests is refreshing and welcome.
We would not hesitate to recommend Kara to anyone for their financial needs.
Dec 19, 2018
Production Line Engineer
Working with Kara took a very complex process, and made it simple and understandable. I very much appreciate her hard work and effort put in to make my desire to own a home possible. I could not have done it without her.
Nov 17, 2018
Kara is Amazing! This was our first home buying experience and she was so patient and helpful. She was always willing to answer all my questions.....and I had a lot! She's quick to respond to calls and emails.
I would reccomere Kara and the whole Homestreet team to anyone.
Nov 7, 2018
This is our third time working with Kara. As always, she was amazing. Even though we had purchased a home before (12 years prior) she explained the process and all of our different options and scenarios. She did this with patience and kindness. She would listen to my questions (often repeated) and answer so that I understood. I recommend Kara to anyone interested in a home purchase. Her communication and knowledge is remarkable!
Nov 6, 2018
"Kara is the best mortgage broker ever! Working with her is easy, straightforward and fun! She is consistently in the Presidents club and top 5% in her company. Being such a Boss lady she will find a way to help you achieve your dreams! Call her for all your mortgage needs!"
Oct 30, 2018
Kara was very courteous and helped me analyze connect with the best first time homebuyer programs. Always responsive and smooth closing.
Oct 30, 2018
Kara Berglund helped us out so much. We were buying a home lending the sale of our home. It took us several months to sell our house. Kara helped us making sure that our loan was ready to go when we were. We ended up being able to close 3 weeks after getting our offer. I would recommend her to anyone that needs a home loan.
Oct 30, 2018
Never will we use anyone else. I’m convinced she’s the best there is and I only have her as a reference level. It can’t get better.
Oct 26, 2018
Kara is very professional and efficient. She made my refinancing process very easy, she explained the process very well, clarified a lot of confusions I had before this process. She was very patient with my layman and stupid questions, answered them without being judgmental. She listened very well to my concerns and patiently worked with me throughout the process. She is an excellent one to work with, will recommend her to friends and family any day.
Sep 12, 2018
Principal Broker
I have worked with Kara Berglund since moving to Portland in 2008. She will help make the cumbersome loan process a most pleasant experience. I am happy to have Kara as a trusted resource and recommend her to my clients. If you want to keep it local, HomeStreet Bank is there to help.
Sep 12, 2018
Kara is at the top of my list for lenders. She is patient with client questions, and educating me on the ever changing landscape of mortgage lending. And her follow up is amazing! Thanks Kara for all your hard work!
Aug 27, 2018
Kara did an incredible job! She and her staff were so helpful, answered our many questions and got everything closed in a timely manner. Highly recommend using her for your mortgage needs
Aug 21, 2018
Kara, Thanks for all your help, couldn't have done it without you. We sure appreciate everything you did to help us with our construction loan for the new house!
Aug 21, 2018
Thanks so much for everything. Our daughter and son-in-law were over the other night, when they asked us who we went through with HomeStreet Bank. We told them you! They then told us that they had gotten their mortgage through you as well! Small world, huh? Thanks again, Kara!

Randy & Cheryl
Aug 21, 2018

You're the greatest! Thank You so much for all of your help with our first home. We really enjoyed working with you and HomeStreet, and wish you all the best!

Thanks Again, Lauren & Tyler
Aug 21, 2018

We sincerely appreciate all your kindness. We wanted to thank you for all the work you did for us in helping us buy our first home. You made the process painless. Thank You! I would recommend you to anyone.

With Great Appreciation, The Linkel Family
Aug 21, 2018
Hi Kara,

We just wanted to say thank you again for of your hard work. You are always available to us and very patient in answering questions. We love our new home, the neighbors are great, no regrets at all. Best Always for You!

-Mike & Barb-