Kate Westerlund

First Home Mortgage
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Job Title
Loan Officer
Career Started
11000 Broken Land Parkway, Columbia, Maryland
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About Kate Westerlund

Kate Westerlund is passionate about helping clients create a life they desire and get into a home that helps them build it. Real estate is often the largest wealth-building mechanism and when it comes to choosing a mortgage that works for you, Kate is here to walk you through it every step of the way! Purchasing a home can be an overwhelming process to navigate – especially in today’s competitive market – but with the right team by your side, it can be the best decision of your life. Kate’s team offers creative lending options and a streamlined loan process to ensure a quick and timely closing. With her personalized approach, emphasis on communication, designated processors, and local underwriters, you will be in great hands! Kate is dedicated to being your mortgage resource and will continue to serve you and answer any questions or needs long after settlement. Call Kate today to get started! First Home Mortgage Corporation, NMLS ID #71603 (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.com).

Kate's Reviews

4.8 Stars - 36 Reviews
"Kate was fantastic! She was very quick to respond, always available, and ready with answers to my questions. As a young woman purchasing a home, I was a little nervous about the process, but she made it quick, easy, and smooth. She was a pleasure to work with. "
Buying - Jessup, Maryland June 2021
"Kate was amazing! She was always available to answer questions and made everything about the process really clear and easy to understand. I would work with her again in a heartbeat and plan on recommending her to all of my friends. You hired a really, really great person for your team! :) "
Buying - Reisterstown, Maryland June 2021
"She was very furthercoming, knowledgable and accessible. Always ready to answer questions and help me through the home buying process. I at no point felt left in the wind and lost. "
Buying - Pikesville, Maryland July 2021
"Kate and the entire team made our refinance process seamless. They set appropriate expectations and did an amazing job communicating along the way. There were no surprises, which brought much peace with this financial decision. I would recommend using Kate and First Home Mortgage to any friends and family looking for a good, reputable lender. "
Refinance - Columbia, Maryland July 2021
"She was amazing! She consistently went above and beyond to help me!"
Refinance - Columbia, Maryland August 2021
Buying - Westminster, Maryland September 2021
"She was very accessible and explained every step of the refinancing process."
Refinance - Gaithersburg, Maryland September 2021
"Kate was very helpful and patient! "
Buying - Ellicott City, Maryland October 2021
"Katie was spectacular, the exact correct amount of communication. She was always there and prompt when we needed her and even solved a day of closing problem that popped up without being asked to. Will definitely work with again and recommend Katie to everyone for their lending needs. "
Buying - Phoenix, Maryland December 2021
"Kate was very helpful and patient! "
Buying - Ellicott City, Maryland December 2021
"Kate was extremely knowledgeable of the industry and went above & beyond to research grants, tax credits specific to Baltimore city that I would be eligible for. Most important she was readily available through the entire process!"
Buying - Baltimore, Maryland February 2022
"Kate was so great to work with! She made me feel comfortable and confident from start to finish in my first time home buying experience. Thank you so much, Kate!"
Buying - Dundalk, Maryland March 2022
"Kate was attentive and explained everything in great detail."
Buying - Bowie, Maryland March 2022
Buying - Hyattsville, Maryland March 2022
"Look no further, First Home Mortgage is the best! My wife and I worked with Kate at First Home Mortgage on our first home purchase, and we were very happy with the loan and customer service. Kate was the only loan officer who took the time to walk me through a mortgage from front to back, answer any question I had (no matter how much I might be splitting hairs) and was super-responsive to our every need even after we decided to go with their loan and the house was purchased. Having applied for and shopped around for 5+ mortgages for the purchase, I can honestly say that no one else even came close to the level of service we experienced. Kate was also the only loan officer who, after sending in our loan application, approached us to have a conversation about our loan strategy - helping us decide whether it was best to minimize closing costs or instead seek the lowest interest rate. (Every other lender was too busy dogging us to warn that interest rates were on the rise, trying to scare us into picking their loan offer.) As a first-time home buyer, having peace of mind and confidence isn't easy to come by, but Kate's phenomenal approach took our worries around the mortgage off our minds!"
Buying - Crownsville, Maryland March 2022
"very helpful and explains everything"
Buying - Westminster, Maryland May 2022
Buying - Baltimore, Maryland May 2022
"Kate and her team handled my home purchased with care and efficiency. They made the process as pain free as possible, kept me in the loop every step of the way, and were truly a pleasure to work with."
Buying - Owings Mills, Maryland May 2022
"Kate always provided options/solutions when obstacles presented themselves and was very quick in responding to any questions or issues we had. We really felt like she was trying her best to make the home buying process a success for us."
Buying - Silver Spring, Maryland May 2022
"She was knowledgeable, practical, and was instrumental in helping us secure financing for our new home"
Buying - Laurel, Maryland June 2022
"Kate presents a dilemma. She's so good, she should be the boss. But if you promote her you will never be able to replace her as a loan officer '€” she's that good. Kate turned me from a clueless first time homebuyer into a confident homeowner with ease. I felt confident that Kate had my best interest. She did well and deserves more."
Buying - Baltimore, Maryland June 2022
"This was my first experience as a homebuyer and Kate made everything so easy on my end. She is very attentive, detail oriented, and always delivers a quick response! "
Buying - Catonsville, Maryland July 2022
"Kate was super helpful and very easy to contact throughout the process. "
Buying - Baltimore, Maryland July 2022
"Absolute pleasure to work with. "
Buying - Baltimore, Maryland July 2022
"Went out of her way even when her neighbors house was on fire and she had to evacuate her house so we could get our offer in and we got the deal done! Thanks Kate!"
Buying - Ellicott City, Maryland August 2022
Buying - Pasadena, Maryland September 2022
"Pleasure! I can say Kate had our family's best interests at heart."
Buying - Poolesville, Maryland September 2022
"Kate was the absolute best! She fought hard and made sure that we had all of the knowledge, resources, and tools to purchase our dream home. I have already recommend her to many of our friends and family."
Buying - Randallstown, Maryland September 2022
"Kate was absolutely wonderful! Kate made our first time home buying experience easy. She was supportive, explained everything with great detail and was there for us through the process. Her knowledge and guidance was above the rest and we loved working with her."
Buying - Columbia, Maryland October 2022
"Kate was very helpful from the start to the end. Thanks to her and team help, our mortgage application and home buying process went smoothly. "
Buying - Severn, Maryland April 2023
"Kate and First Home Mortgage were amazing in walking me through the process in buying my first home. They explained every small detail so it was easy to understand. They didn’t mind me texting and emailing them questions and made sure I met every requirement on time. Kate also went way above the call of duty to make sure she got every discount and grant available to me! Best phone call ever when she surprised me with an extra grant I didn’t know I qualified for. 15/10 recommend. They really want to help and get you all the assistance possible. "
Buying - Elkridge, Maryland May 2023
"Kate was always available and helpful whenever we had any questions or concerns!"
Buying - Columbia, Maryland June 2023
"Horrific communication and customer service. I was bullied and could not get clear answers to my questions. Escalated concerns to the director of sales of the company, but he treated me as a liability and was more concerned about his company than serving a customer."
Buying - Glen Burnie, Maryland June 2023
"Kate was a joy to work with and she exceeded my expectations. She provided all the info I needed and answered any questions I had."
Buying - Silver Spring, Maryland June 2023
Buying - Laurel, Maryland July 2023
"Kate was extraordinarily thorough and did everything to ensure a smooth process."
Buying - Lusby, Maryland July 2023

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