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Loan Partner NMLS# 1464531
As a Licensed Loan Partner on The Bruce Team, I both originate new loans and develop and maintain quality relationships with our clients. I engage with REALTOR® and other referral partners, collaborating to grow each other's business with integrity and resilience.
I began my career as a personal banker, and later transitioned into real estate by working as an escrow assistant on busy desk. Lending intrigued me, so I worked for a year as a loan processor then found my home as a loan officer. After five years of originating mortgages, I joined the Bruce Team at Guild Mortgage.
I ensure that our borrowers receive a clear explanation of what to expect from the loan process. They can trust us to walk with them every step of the way. This extra level of service, and the assurance that our team's decades of combined experience along with Guild's industry-leading standards and Operations Teams, will result in a loan they understand and that fits their goals.
I own a home locally and have three amazing children, two spoiled cats, a friendly rat and one slightly neurotic rescue dog. I grew up in the Portland area and absolutely love the Pacific Northwest for its opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in all its diversity. In my free time I enjoy gardening, reading, singing, kayaking, and volunteering locally with my church and other charities.
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John has spent the last 29 years serving the Northwest with sound, experienced mortgage advice. Helping homeowners use real estate as a cornerstone of their financial strength is his forte, especially focusing on first-time home buyers and on those planning for retirement.
Loan Officer Assistant l NMLS 883288"
Paula has years of experience managing the production details of the loan process to ensure quality and timely loan files. From initial processing through underwriting and closing, her knowledge and attention to detail serve our customers with excellence.
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Karen was a wonderful person to work with very kind and thoughtful. When I would call her she answered her phone. A real person there to help me. Karen has a great attention to detail and an acute ability to communicate the complex issues of refinancing and home loans in a way that is easy to understand. She took the time to answer my questions (and I had a lot). We both refinanced our old home and purchased our new home with her and Guild mortgage and would highly suggest them to anyone.
Karen and her team did an incredible job on our loan helping us along each step. We so appreciate all the help given. We recommend you give her a call!!
Karen is such a caring compassionate person. She's the one to trust with your loan process!
Karen was a wonderful person to work with, very kind and thoughtful. When I would call her she answered her phone. A real person there to help me. Karen has a great attention to detail, and an acute ability to communicate the complex issues of refinancing, and home loans in a way that is easy to understand. She took the time to answer my questions (and I had a lot). We both refinanced our old home and purchased our new home with her and Guild mortgage and would highly suggest them to anyone.
We have worked with Karen and her team at Guild Mortgage for two house purchases and one refinance. Always well taken care of and all our questions answered in a thorough and timely fashion. We will continue to work with Karen and her team on any future mortgage transactions.
Working with Karen and Guild mortgage was a smooth experience both times I refinanced my loan!Her professionalism and attention to detail made me confident throughout the process. I shopped around before deciding and received the best rate and lowest fees each time. Clear and quick communication throughout the process are very important to me and Karen did not disappoint. I highly recommend Karen and Guild Mortgage and will go back for my future refinancing and purchase adventures.