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Karen Solgard Loan Consultant

  • NMLS # 392602

About Karen Solgard

Karen Solgard was a homeowner and borrower before becoming a lender so brings empathy to each client and transaction.  Everyone has a unique financial situation. To match the right loan to the borrower takes careful attention to detail. Karen guides each person to the best available interest rate when financing a home purchase or refinance.

Past clients say:
  • She was on top of everything, all the time. Efficiency doesn't even begin to describe Karen. It goes beyond that. The entire process was smooth, hassle free.
  • Karen went above and beyond. She explained every step in terms I could understand.
  • We looked to Karen to provide us with honest and reliable information and were never disappointed.
  • Karen is exceedingly knowledgeable in all areas surrounding  our mortgage process.
A move to Southwest Florida in 2011 was a sharp contrast to Karen's growing up years on a farm in Northwestern Minnesota and owning a home in South Minneapolis for 30 years.  She enjoys gardening, sailing, and exploring the back-roads of Florida.

Equal Housing Lender. Licensed Mortgage originator, NMLS# 392602, in the state of Florida. Residential loans for primary residence, second homes, or investment properties.  Single Family Homes, Duplex to fourplex, townhomes, condos. Government loans such as FHA, VA USDA, Conventional, jumbo, reverse, renovation loans. Down payment assistance and 1st time homebuyers programs such as FannieMae HomeReady or FreddieMac HomePossible, Florida Bond, Lee County Down Payment Assistance.

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Mortgage Lender

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Pathway to HomeOwnership

Are you Ready?


At New American Funding, we believe that every person deserves a clear path to achieving their dream of homeownership. So, we created the Pathway to Homeownership initiative to alleviate some of your financial worries.


What is the Pathway to

Homeownership Initiative?


The Pathway to Homeownership offers qualified borrowers in select areas up to $8,000 in assistance. These funds are not a loan that needs to be repaid and are available to first-time homebuyers in designated areas.

This program can also potentially be combined with other down payment assistance programs to offer you even more support as you build the life of your dreams.

Contact me today for more information!

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NAF Cash Can Turn You into a Cash Buyer

Buying in cash means convenience, certainty, and may mean cost savings too. In fact, buying in cash may help you save up to 11% over those using a traditional mortgage.* With NAF Cash, you can make a competitive, true cash offer that is not contingent on financing and close in little as seven days without having to sell your current home first.

*According to a study from researchers at the University of California - San Diego, cash buyers have paid about 11% less than using a mortgage. Reher, Michael and Valkanov, Rossen, The Mortgage-Cash Premium Puzzle (September 24, 2021). Available at SSRN: ssrn.com/abstract=3751917 or dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3751917

You're In Good Hands!

4.97/5 Based on 184 reviews
5/5

Joanna

Transaction Completed:
10/12/2023

"Karen was on it from day 1. Even worked through things over the weekend. Was available basically any time we needed her. Detailed and all in! I would highly recommend her to anyone. Thanks Karen for being there for my first time home buyer!! Appreciate you."

Seminole, FL
5/5

William

Transaction Completed:
10/1/2023

"Even though I didn’t end up finding a home; Karen was phenomenal throughout the entire process of looking for one. She answered all my questions and even walked me through hypothetical buying scenarios to demonstrate some of the financial concepts she explained. Great job and pleasure to work with. Will be reaching back out to her once the market gets more realistic for my position."

Riverview, FL
5/5

Bettina

Transaction Completed:
8/2/2023

"Karen's ability to explain our loan requirements and process gave us the peace of mind that we were moving forward each day. She knows her field, and was always offering all possibilities for consideration. We would always refer others to her for best practices and great service."

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5/5

Nathan

Transaction Completed:
2/25/2023

"Experience and knowledge of Karen. Availability and responsiveness"

Weston, FL
Location

New American Funding

Fort Myers

1520 Royal Palm Square Blvd, Ste. 105
Fort Myers, FL 33919

Direct: 612-242-5639

Email: karen.solgard@nafinc.com

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