Kara Berglund

Senior Loan Officer HomeStreet Vancouver Home Loan Center NMLS: 716319
Aug 9, 2019
We worked with Kara when purchasing our first home, refinancing, and now purchasing our 2nd home. Each transaction has been smooth and her communication is appropriate- not too much, not too little. I'd highly recommend her.
Aug 9, 2019
Kara did an outstanding job explaining the construction loan process at HomeStreet Bank. She was always very prompt in her responses and provided superb customer service. She always kept us apprised of the status of our loan packet. Kara answered all of our questions and she worked with us throughout the entire process. She is a true professional and we will recommend Kara to others who have questions about building or buying a home.
Aug 5, 2019
Contractor and Kindergarten Teacher
This is the second home purchase that Kara has assisted us with. She always makes sure that we are thoroughly informed. Her attention to detail is second to none. Purchasing a home is nerve racking and you should work with someone who treats you like family and makes the process as smooth as possible. When we have another purchase in mind there will be no other loan officer we will choose. Kara is the best at what she does.
Aug 5, 2019
Yard operations supervisor
My fiancée and I couldn’t have asked for a better person to help us with buying a home. She was amazing
Jul 12, 2019
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
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 9, 2019
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
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
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
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 2, 2019
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.
Jun 10, 2019
Jessica Tanner
This is the third time Kara has helped us in purchasing a home and every time we are simple amazed at how wonderful she is to work with! We needed her help on a Saturday and she was quick to respond and took time to walk us through each question we had. This last sale had a couple tricky pieces for us to navigate and Kara and her team were kind and knowledgeable and so helpful throughout the entire process! Thanks again, Kara!
May 25, 2019
Kara was a great help with my first time buying a home, easy to work with and very helpful. Her assistant was also very helpful and patient with me when filling out paper work I need it to do. Definitely recommend to friends and family members to do business with.
May 21, 2019
New home owner
Kara Berglund was so great to work with getting my home loan. She was so helpful, always a phone call or email away for any questions that need answered. Thank you for all your help making the process fast and easy.

May 13, 2019
Kara has helped us with two home loans now, and both times she was wonderful to work with. She was super responsive to any questions we or our realtor had, and made the whole situation feel a lot less overwhelming!
May 10, 2019
Kara was my loan officer when I moved from Indiana to Washington in 2014. I recently refinanced and was so happy with my first experience with Kara, I couldn't see getting anyone else. She was there when I needed her. She called me from the airport when she was traveling to answer my questions. I really appreciate the job she has done for me and would use her again. :) Thanks Kara!
May 6, 2019
Kara did a great job of helping me buy my new home. Since I had an account with your bank for about 7 years it was real easy to just tap in and use you again. She is a very personable person and I would use her again in the future if I need to.
Mar 5, 2019
We have used Kara to help us with several home loans and refinances over the years, and she and her team are incredibly responsive and helpful. I appreciate her experience, helps navigate us through the decisions and the process.
Mar 4, 2019
Kara was patient with us and amazing. She did an incredible job! She was the best loan officer we could ask for. Thank you very much for everything!
Feb 27, 2019
Very professional and helpful knowledge of all of my questions.
Feb 24, 2019
Desiree Sanchez
Kara Berglund was recommended to my husband and I from our friends that had purchased a new home 6 years ago. Kara helped us with the purchase our first home and she made the whole process much more pleasant than we expected! She was always available and always so nice about answering any questions that would come up through out the process.

Recently, we worked with Kara for a HELOC and she was just as helpful, knowledgeable and friendly! Her assistant was also always so nice and helpful too.

My mother also hopes to purchase her home within the year and we are definitely going back to Kara! I highly recommend Kara Berglund.
Feb 22, 2019
Kara did an amazing job throughout my home buying experience. I am a first time home buyer and Kara explained all the different types of loans and which one was the best for me and why. This was very helpful and took away a lot of the stresses that I could have experienced. She was always one phone call away and happy to answer any of my questions. I would highly recommend Kara Berglund for any of your home loan needs.
Feb 21, 2019
Kara is great - she works hard to get the result you desire. She's responsive and always helpful. She's our "go-to" and recommend her without reservation.
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.