Advice for New Home Buyers
Start early. Have a loan officer review your credit and financial position well before you are ready to make an offer.
“I've never refinanced before, only thinking about it would put me under stress..If I've only known about Kati sooner, I would do it 2 years ago. She made it so easy and effortlessly for me. She basically was holding my hand through the entire process. I had tones of questions and she answered all of them in an easy way to understand, in a timely manner, and with great knowledge, wisdom, and the right attitude. I also appreciate the fact that she found a few discounts she could use with my case. Text, call, or email - she was always there for me. Great professional service which I could give 5 stars x 2 !! I'm looking forward to hopefully another round of refinancing in a near future with Kati! Will highly recommend it to all my friends! I could not be happier! Thank you, Kati! You are awesome!! :)”
—Olga Potapova from from Seattle, WA
“Working with Kati was an incredible experience. She always took the time to answer all questions and provide me the best advice. From the first time we called she always responded within minutes and was ready for any follow ups. She was proactive with information to ensure the closing process went smooth. We worked together from a distance with a large time zone difference, so she always kept me aware of deadlines and sent follow ups so that everything was always ready for the title company and agents. I will absolutely recommend Kati to anyone looking to buy, especially in this market. Finally, Kati was instrumental in helping me shape offers and pick properties because she took the time to review listings, provide advice on pros and cons, and provide example closing costs and payment options at various rates. In the end we hit the exact mark for my payment and i got a house that perfectly fits my needs.”
—Matt H. from from Collingswood, NJ
“I worked with Kati for both financing and refinancing my property. She's great to work with, always up-beat and very knowledgable and helpful. Highly recommended!”
—Dan Perea from from Sparks, NV
“My husband and I have worked with Kati several times. She is an exceptional mortgage broker, working tirelessly and professionally to make a home buying process simple and efficient. Katie went above and beyond to ensure that our experience was 5-star. She receives our highest recommendation--as discerning and educated buyers, she is our only and only choice!”
—roxanneraesidewilton from from Dover, NH
“We refinanced our loan recently with Katie and not only was she knowledgeable, kind and promptly responded but she made the process so easy for us. I shopped around for the best deal in town and Katie was patient, didn't rush me and ultimately was the best deal in town. I highly recommend her!”
—zuser201405292311379 from from Corona, CA
“We worked with Kati on a refinance and then a home purchase. She is very knowledgeable and responsive, answering all of our questions, often more than once. She took a lot of time during our initial phone call to talk with us and learn what we were looking for, and then she promptly went to work on it. She kept us updated on the process every step of the way, and took all the stress out of what was a very stressful situation. I am sure that we were not her best qualified or biggest clients, but she treated us like we were from beginning to end. I am so happy my sister referred me to her, and we will reach out to her with all of our future financing needs. Thank you Kati!”
—Lissa Treadway from from Orting, WA
“I've had the pleasure of working with Kati on multiple property refi transactions over several years. Her professionalism, attention to detail, and product knowledge keeps me coming back to do business with her and NBKC. Highly recommend Kati for your mortgage needs.”
—Remi A from from Richmond, TX
“Kati Burke was a great lender to work with. She went above and beyond helping us with starting and completing our mortgage refinance. She showed great customer service to my wife and I and made our refinance easy, by keeping clear communication on every step of the process and ensuring our best interests where priority. I would highly recommend her to anyone.”
—Nick Infante from from Salem, OR
“Thank you so very much for all of your help in securing our loan for our new home here in West Haven. You were organized & thorough & professional, as well as kind which made all of the difference in our interactions with you. We put our trust in you and you most definitely came through for us. Thank you for your patience as well as treating us as people rather than just home loan customers. You stand above the rest, Kati! Our hats off to you!!"”
—Inglis Akam from from Ogden, UT
“This is my third time working with Kati. I think that says it all. She is exceptional as a loan officer. Prompt, knowledgeable about all processes concerning escrow which many times can be a bit confusing, responds promptly, just a delight to work with. I highly recommend Kati. No need to look for anyone else! Superb!”
—Debbie Sunstrong from from Winchester, CA
Never give up, there is always someone who has had it harder. And to live simply so others can simply live.
If I tell you then everyone will know and it will no longer be surprising :)
SMSU - Southwest Missouri State University... but it now called MSU.
Making the process not only easy, but somewhat enjoyable for my clients. No one is excited to get a home loan, but that does not mean we cannot have some fun while doing it!
I love to spend time with my family, read books, and spend time in nature.
I worked in a pet store in college and had to feed the Caiman, which are small crocodiles.