Kara Berglund

Senior Loan Officer HomeStreet Clackamas Home Loan Center NMLS: 716319
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-
Aug 21, 2018
Dear Kara,

Thank You for your support during this process- keeping in touch and getting me the help I needed. Thank You Very Much!

Sincerely, Theresa
Aug 21, 2018
Real Estate Broker
Kara, thank you for all your special help with so many of my clients, many with special lending needs. I appreciate you!
Aug 21, 2018
Kara and Staff,

Thank you doesn't do justice! You guys made this process so understandable and manageable. You were so helpful and responsive. I hope that this is a small token to say thank you for all your help! I am enjoying the new house very much!

- Shelby-
Aug 21, 2018
Words cannot fully express how much we appreciate you. From the beginning, through the end, you were there for us, and talked us through it all. Thank You so incredibly much! Truly, Love Lisa & Pi
Aug 21, 2018
Mid-Columbia Title Company Owner
You are always so thoughtful and kind. We truly appreciate your thoughtfulness!! We thoroughly enjoy working with you and your staff, and appreciate your professionalism and knowledge in the real estate lending field. We trust you and we can rely on you! You are the best!!
Aug 21, 2018
Real Estate Broker
I am pleased to work with Kara at HomeStreet. I closed a file with Kara and she was a Rock Star. She was communicative, responsive, and closed the file on time. I am excited to have the opportunity to work with her again!
Aug 5, 2018
Real Estate Finance and Investments
Sometimes you are lucky enough to meet a professional who is so good at her job that its hard to describe.
I was introduced to Kara in 2010 when I was buying a house in a town in Eastern Oregon. The real estate agent said that everyone insists on using Kara because she is so efficient, accessible, professional and reliable...and on top of that..she's super nice. I asked where she was located, and was told that she was 200 miles away...in Portland. Given that most real estate agents insist on working with local professionals, that spoke volumes.
Shortly thereafter, I met Kara at her office in Portland. I could tell in a heartbeat that everything that I had been told was indeed true. Being a real estate finance professional myself, I'm able to tell when others are just ok, and when they are exceptional. I haven't met many who are exceptional. Kara is. Since then, she has been the only loan officer that I call.
Last week my husband and I closed on a new home in Bend, OR that Kara had prequalified us for a year earlier...prior to it's construction. There were a number of twists and turns along the way, and a week from the closing deadline, it looked like everything was going to fall apart. It was tenuous and nerve-racking....to say the least. But Kara remained calm and determined to work things out for us. And she did. Of course she did. We closed on time with a fabulous loan.
Even when things seem impossible, Kara will pull a rabbit out of her hat. She is awesome. I can't recommend her highly enough.
Aug 1, 2018
Dear HomeStreet Bank,

I just want to say thank you for the excellent service that I received with HomeStreet Bank. I'm a first time home buyer, and although I had taken a few first time home buying classes, buying a home for the first time seemed to be an impossible task.

Both Kara Berglund and Naomi Mozelle guided me through
the process with ease. They kept me on track and up to date with what documents I needed to submit and were quick to handle any changes or revisions that needed to be made.

Everything was handled efficiently and with care. I could not have asked for a better first time home buying experience. Thank you so much.

Sincerely, Fairell Griffin