Karen has been involved in mortgage finance for over 20 years. She has found that her passion
is in solving puzzles and solving problems by listening, researching, and not giving in until her
borrower has just the right solution for their home financing.
Her idea of fun is to spend time with her family which usually involves cars, airplanes, houses,
clothes and food. She doesn’t shop for these things. She is usually at an old car show, air show,
designing a home, sewing clothes or preparing a meal. As a 4th generation California native, her
favorite place is in the waves body surfing, sailing or standing in the sand.
Karen’s career in Real Estate began as a child working in the family business. Her dad was a
woodshop and metal shop teacher for a Jr. High School in Whitter, CA. During the summers he
would remodel friends’ kitchens and build room additions. With a small inheritance of $2,500,
he put a down payment on two apartment buildings in Whitter whom the seller was more than
happy to lend him the rest of the purchase price so that her dad would make interest payments
and the previous owner no longer had to do any maintenance on the buildings. Karen and her
brother’s Saturdays were usually occupied with lawn cutting, ivy trimming, apartment unit
clean out and painting and other repairs. Eventually, when Karen and her brother were
teenagers, their dad decided to retire from his teaching position to start his own construction
company. During high school, the weekend and summer jobs turned into new home
construction projects where she and her brother built every phase of the home from tying the
rebar for the foundation all the way up to sheathing the roof with the framing, electrical,
plumbing and painting in between.
Karen’s love for banking must have started with trips to the bank as a small child with her mom.
She thought it was a special treat when she got to go into the shiny vault with her mom to the
safe deposit box. By the end of high school, she took found herself in an elective course offered
by her school in Bank Operations. Over the years she has combined her love of building and
designing homes with her puzzle solving finance mind to become the mortgage professional
whom homeowners, buyers and Realtor partners seek out for her years of knowledge for a smooth
“Honest, convenient and great rate. Karen is wonderful and responsive.” -Brandon A., Yelp
“Karen Edwards was by far the most patient and communicative loan officer we spoke with when shopping for a mortgage company. Throughout the home buying process, she had a strong sense of urgency and offered clear guidance. She was forthcoming on all details and, most importantly, showed that she cared! Karen went above and beyond her line of duty and my husband and I are so grateful for her. Our home buying experience felt easy and smooth thanks to Karen. Thank you Karen, for making our dream come true!” -Michelle D., Yelp