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Karen Blomquist, AMP
Axiom Mortgage Solutions
Mortgage Associate

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Karen Blomquist

Biography

My name is Karen Blomquist and one of the things I learned early in this business is that integrity separates the professionals from the rest. If my clients qualify, I structure the right loan for them. If they can't, I help them for as long as it takes to get qualified. My “Customer for Life” mentality has helped me to build my business from referrals from satisfied clients. I believe communication is the lubrication of a well-run relationship. I am committed that you will never have to guess what is going on with your loan and that I will be with you every step of the way. I am absolutely committed to finding the right mortgage for my clients’ unique situations.

Whether you are buying your first home, doing renovations, building your real estate empire or consolidating debts I will be there to help you through every step of the way!!!

Buying real estate can be the biggest investment you ever make. I will take you through a 3 step process to ensure you get the right mortgage for you:

A thorough needs and financial analysis: What are your goals? How can we get you there?
Comprehensive review of rates and terms: A review of the types of products available from dozens of banks and financial institutions ensures we source a mortgage that is unique to your individual needs.
Securing the right mortgage: After examining options from different lenders, we negotiate the best mortgage for your financial situation.
Our Business relies on Client Satisfaction, Referrals and Repeat business - so we go out of our way to please!

Mortgage Broker Moment

Having fun and helping people, Karen Blomquist embodies the modern Alberta mortgage broker.

Karen Blomquist laughs and says she chose “the best career nobody’s ever heard of.” Nine years ago she left a lucrative position in telecommunications to become a mortgage broker with the office of Mortgage Intelligence in Calgary. “Most of my friends didn’t even know what a mortgage broker was,” she says. “And I run into that all the time. Doctors, lawyers, well-educated people, they don’t have a clue what we do.” But, like most brokers, Karen is good with numbers and loves to help people, so her list of satisfied borrowers –from all walks of life – keeps growing. She says her first step with all borrowers is to get them to talk honestly about their life goals and how purchasing real estate, whether residential or commercial, fits into that picture. “I do a needs analysis, find out what their goals are, whether or not they want to travel a lot and keep their payments low, or live modestly and pay down their debt faster.” Karen then applies her personal skills and industry tools to find the mortgage that’s best for the borrower. Because she examines the rates and terms from dozens of lenders, and then negotiates on behalf of the borrower, she knows she has crafted the very best mortgage available for that situation. Karen is often surprised when, after working with borrowers, she receives gifts or thank-you cards expressing their gratitude. “This is the biggest compliment I have ever experienced in any industry,” she says. Karen was asked by the Alberta Mortgage Brokers Association to chair a fundraising campaign benefiting the Calgary Real Estate Board’s - Heart to Home foundation. Her committee of eight AMBA members raised over $80,000 for the Crestwood Affordable Housing Project in SE Calgary.

As satisfying as the mortgage broker industry is to Karen, she also wants to help Calgary consumers get satisfaction from it.

“When you’re choosing a mortgage broker, trust your gut. Make sure you’re feeling comfy with them because you’re sharing a lot of personal details of your life. But you should feel confident about giving them your plan because the more info we have, the more we can help."

If you have any questions at all please feel free to call me at 403-781-6665 or karen@lendingteam.ca