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Recommendations (2157)

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Legesm from Seattle, WA recommends HomeStreet Kirkland Home Loan Center

My husband and I recently worked with Stacia and her team to secure a home loan with Homestreet Bank. Stacia and her team were knowledgable, thorough, helpful, and always available!! Stacia was available on evenings, weekends, anytime you name it....she was always available to prepare pre-approval letters so we can turn around and quickly put in offers on homes. This greatly helped us be competitive and make offers quickly in the crazy Seattle market. I can't recommend Stacia and her team enough.

Lauren Skiles recommends Jenny Scott

When we first met Jenny (recommended by our in-laws) we were not sure where our particular situation would take us. And neither was Jenny . But she spent her time to find us the best program for us. We're greatful for her hard work and helping us with our special circumstances .
Jul 12, 2019

Brian Miller recommends Jeannet Gil

Jeannet really did a great job of explaining things in a way one can understand. She emphasized the important things to remember and made the process flow very smoothly. She worked in a very timely and efficient manner. She is very professional, detail oriented and motivated.
Jul 12, 2019

Sherry Miller recommends Jeannet Gil


Jeannet was invaluable in the purchase of our home, handling everything from our initial education through the closing of the loan. She was always receptive to questions and answered them thoroughly, and we had a lot of them! We also had some special circumstances that needed to be navigated, which she did with ease. She pays attention to every detail. I would recommend her to anyone without question.
Jul 12, 2019

Gregory E Clouser recommends Kara Berglund

I have used HomeStreet Bank and Kara a couple of times... Appreciate how quickly and efficiently she gets things done when no one in our area picked up appraisal done less than 8 weeks because we had chosen to go with HomeStreet Bank and Kara ours was done in about half the time... I have recommended many of my friends buying a home or looking to refinance to get with her ... I will continue to do so as well as in the future if we need anything at all she would be the one we go to... I would like to thank you personally for the loans that we have gotten from you the great race and the quick response anytime we call..

Greg & Sheela C.
Jul 11, 2019

Autrey Jeske recommends Steve Morgensen


Steve Morgensen did a wonderful job helping my boyfriend and I purchase our first home. We attended his Homebuyer class and then contacted Steve Morgensen when we were ready to purchase a home. He explains things in a very down to earth manner, is unphased by questions, and is extremely kind and patient. He showed himself to be very knowledgeable in his line of work, and we are so grateful we got to work with Steve Morgensen!
Jul 11, 2019

Fred Cribbs recommends Kara Berglund

Kara and staff were great. Kara was available from start to finish. She treated us like friends, not just customers. We were able to ask questions and get a quick response. At one point, Kara was heading out to the airport, and we needed some letters to make an offer on the house. We had the letters emailed to us quickly. Kara is professional and efficient and makes the house buying/selling process a smooth transition. Her staff was the same. Always willing to answer a question or get needed paperwork to us. Home Street is lucky to have such Great people working for them. Thank You for all your help with our home buying experience. Very Respectfully, Fred and Christine
Jul 11, 2019

Al Orwiler recommends Jessica Santana


Jessica has helped several of my clients. I love working with her, it is so great knowing when Jessica tells you how she is approving the client the loan is going to close. Whether you are a buyer, an owner looking for a refinance or a Broker like me, you want Jessica on your team.
Jul 10, 2019

Joe Buck recommends Evan Goetzmann

Platform Engineer

Evan and his team did an outstanding job with our mortgage. This was our first time buying a house and Evan constantly kept us informed about what the process should look like, what could come up, and how we'd deal with it. We were using my wife's VA benefit to purchase the home and he talked us through how that differed from a conventional loan and also how it was sometimes perceived by selling agents. Just a great experience from top to bottom with everything executing flawlessly. We're already pitching out friends on Evan and will continue to do so.
Jul 10, 2019

Trish C recommends Steve Morgensen

Steve Morgensen did an excellent job working on my mortgage loan! From the beginning when he provided a detailed check list and explained the process to making the detailed information in each step simple to understand. He was very patient and knowledgeable with my many questions and his very quick response time was most appreciated
Jul 10, 2019

Ryan and Natalie recommend Evan Goetzmann

Amazon Snr Product Manager

Evan is the best! We've worked with Evan on our initial home loan and refinance and throughout he has been nothing but professional, knowledgeable and thorough. His assistance with the purchase of our home and finding competitive refinance rates has been indispensable. We highly recommend Evan if you're in need of a devoted broker!
Jul 10, 2019

Rob Wood recommends Ken Steiner


This was the second time we used Ken to buy a new home. It should say a lot that we used him again, and on top of that I work in the financial world and had a lot of options. He and Kei are very aggressive (in a positive way) on getting documents and you in the right place at the right time. I would go to Ken for a third time if I need to (please let me stop buying houses......).
Jul 9, 2019

Shelli Jury recommends Kara Berglund

Content Producer

This is my 3rd time working with Kara on a mortgage and it was an overall positive experience. Kara is very knowledgeable in her profession and always takes care to answer and explain in detail which is incredibly helpful. Kara is super responsive and easily reachable always with a pleasant demeanor. Kara helps guide as needed providing all the information you need to feel confident you are making correct decisions. She is a pleasure to work with and I've been thankful to have her on my side during the lending process.
Jul 9, 2019

Cita and Jody Sanders recommend Chris Edmonds

President and Vice- President of Portland Lumber Company

Chris worked tirelessly for several weeks to get our HELOC! With her charm and great patience, she made it happen! . She has been our loan officer for for eight years and we will be eternally grateful!
Jul 9, 2019

Chester B recommends Ryan Maxwell

Civil Engineer

Ryan was personable, thoughtful, and caring. He was also very knowledgeable about the in's and out's of the Seattle market. He not only helped us with making a well informed decision about our loan product, he also helped us reel in what we were looking for in a home and why.

Ryan was able to instill trust in HomeStreet as a lender and also offered us a very competitive rate. We got off to a bit of a false and rocky start on home buying through our own fault and Ryan stayed by us through it, and assured us he was here to help. This was our first home purchase and we felt very lucky to have Ryan and Beth by our side guiding us through this, at times, stressful process.

I could not imagine doing this without Ryan and HomeStreet. I would work with Ryan and Beth again in a heartbeat and highly recommend them. You can tell Ryan loves his job and loves helping people. I very much enjoyed talking to him and having him answer and explain the details of my many questions. His demeanor, actions and presence is never forced and put us at ease when it came to financing.

Thank you Ryan.
Jul 9, 2019

liza robbins recommends Kara Berglund

Director of Project Management (Advertising)

Kara is amazing!

I used Kara to buy a townhouse in Portland in February of 2015 after interviewing 4 other lenders. My husband and I found her to be the most down to earth and attentive, plus not at all pushy. She also came highly recommended through work colleagues.

We ended up loving Kara and HomeStreet Bank so much that when we moved to Denver a few months ago, I told our new realtor that we would only work with him if we could use our lender from Portland. His was slightly concerned that we could lose out in a competitive offer situation if sellers wanted to go with a lender they knew, and I said I'd rather not get the house than not use Kara. That's how great she is!

One of my favorite things about Kara is how patient and responsive she was both times that we worked with her. Looking back at my emails, there were days where we communicated back and forth over 30 times because I had a billion questions about closing, or wanted to consider many different financing offers. She was always happy to help, and explained things in a way that I could understand.

Also, both times that she has estimated what our final mortgage payments would be when making the initial offer, she was VERY close. This is a huge help in planning and assessing options. Her estimate worksheets are just detailed enough for the common bad-at-numbers person like me. She also nailed the escrow estimate in Portland so we never owed a huge amount at the end of the year (I can't report on our Denver house since we just closed). I felt like she was always looking out for us!
Jul 9, 2019

Tia Hough recommends Kara Berglund

Kara was so patient with us in the year long process of buying our home. She was extremely thorough in answering all of our questions, as well as those we hadn't even considered. This is my second home loan working with her and I wouldn't consider working with anyone else!
Jul 5, 2019

Robert barker recommends Kara Berglund

Kara and team did a great job helping me with my refinance. Very helpful with information and quick to respond to my questions. Great experience once again.
Jul 5, 2019

Rylee Fuerst recommends Jeannet Gil


Working with Jeannet was awesome! She helped us secure a mortgage, answering a ton of first-time home buyer questions. She always made herself available to help, and she was able to work with our agent to move quickly - closed in 19 days! I highly recommend working with Jeannet, especially if you are new to lending and want someone trustworthy!
Jul 2, 2019

Tyler Moua recommends Kara Berglund

Simply a great person to work with. This our second time working with kara and she does not disappoint us with her professionalism. She is very helpful every time and anything we need it from her. Thank you for help Kara.
Jul 1, 2019

Anne Lambson recommends Marcia Gonzales


Amazing! Marcia is professional, persistent, knowledgeable, a lifesaver for me in a quick close on my new condo. This would not have happened without Marcia saving the day. Her experience and professional contacts helped the process go smoothly and she closed for me 2 days early. 5 out of 5 stars!
Jul 1, 2019

Cathy Laetz recommends Ryan Maxwell

Research Oceanographer

Working with Ryan was a pleasure! Over the course of three years my husband and I put many unsuccessful offers on houses before we finally got the perfect home for our family. Throughout the process Ryan was positive, supportive, patient, and communicative. He thoroughly answered our questions and certainly went above and beyond in his efforts to enable the purchase our home. I highly recommend Ryan and his team!
Jun 28, 2019

Sanjaya Sharma recommends Chris Edmonds


I had to work with Chris on HELOC. Here is a summary of what I found in Chris..
1) She is very detailed oriented
2) She is an excellent communicator
3) She is extremely reliable, she delivered what she promised.
4) She is very customer oriented, and builds trust and confidence.
Above all , she has a very nice sense of humor. My wife and I love working with Chris and will surely recommend her to my friends and peers. She is an asset to HomeStreet.
Sanjaya Sharma
Jun 28, 2019

Hope Clunie recommends Ryan Maxwell

We have nothing but positive things to say about Ryan. This was our first foray into applying for a loan for a home and he was an excellent guide. He answered all our questions, explained things really clearly and patiently to us. He is professional and has a very kind and approachable demeanor. We felt really supported by him through the whole process. Thank you!
Jun 27, 2019

Hannah Olson recommends Nancy Dennehy

Nancy is incredible! We have worked with her through two home purchases, one sale, and several refi’s. She makes the process easy, understandable, and is incredibly responsive to all communication and questions. We wouldn’t go anywhere else!

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