About Charlene

After 30 years spent mostly in food service, I was brought into mortgage lending in 2001 by the loan officer who helped me purchase my Washington home. After a year renting my dream home, with the plan to purchase in a year or two, the owner suddenly decided to sell…immediately. The purchase proved to be an extremely difficult transaction due to bad timing and poor preparation. It seemed like a miracle to find Maureen, my loan officer, first because she managed to overcome any and all obstacles encountered on the way to closing, and then for teaching me how to help others in the same way.

Personal experience has taught me that the equity someone owns in his or her home can be used to expand real estate holdings, make improvements to a home, or to restructure existing debt and improve a homeowner’s cash flow. Whatever purpose or loan type fits a borrower’s needs, my team can help. Conventional, FHA, VA, USDA, Construction and Non-Conforming are all loan types in my toolkit. But regardless of the type of loan needed, owning a home is an individual’s the first step to financial security.

My realtors and clients say that my commitment to teaching prospective homebuyers, especially first-time homebuyers, how to prepare for the home purchase experience and homeownership, and support given through the purchase process is what sets me apart from most loan officers they know. Perhaps because my own purchase was so stressful, it’s become my personal mission to protect my clients from having a similar experience.

I moved to the Puget Sound area in 1998 from eastern North Dakota where my sister and her family still live. My free time is spent with my children and grandchildren, in my garden, and helping at my church where I do most of the cooking and sing in the choir.

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My Reviews


5.0

Ratings

14

Total Reviews

Jani F.

LISBON, ND

Charlene is wonderful!

5.0

Date Posted: May-25-2022

Brian Keith W.

EVERETT, WA

Charlene has been wonderful and super easy to work with. With everything she has asked for has gotten our loan approved faster than any other we have ever done.

5.0

Date Posted: Apr-03-2022

Brenda S.

LISBON, ND

Charlene is very knowledgeable, is always on top of things, keeps everyone informed, and does an overall great job!

5.0

Date Posted: Apr-02-2022

Aaron B.

RUTLAND, ND

Charlene was very very helpful and knew what she was doing

5.0

Date Posted: Dec-17-2021

Michaela W.

OLYMPIA, WA

Thanks so much for all your help. I know I was very scattered throughout this process, and it was so wonderful to be working with someone I could trust 100%. Thank you.

5.0

Date Posted: Dec-02-2021

Martin R.

Lisbon, ND

Charlene is awesome! She was very responsive and completely up front about the costs of a refinance. No surprises for us. She was brilliant explaining all options. We would recommend Charlene in a heartbeat!

5.0

Date Posted: Jun-29-2021

Christopher R.

Lisbon, ND

Great customer service. Answered all our questions.

5.0

Date Posted: Jun-18-2021

Brian S.

Lisbon, ND

Fast, responsive and short closing time....

5.0

Date Posted: Jun-03-2021

Brian S.

Lisbon, ND

Great charleen was wonderful

5.0

Date Posted: May-26-2021

James S.

Lisbon, ND

I was impressed with how quickly everything was handled. I had my keys before I even had time to get nervous about such a big purchase.

5.0

Date Posted: May-13-2021

Marilyn T.

Lisbon, ND

Charlene Rawson was great. She walked me thru everything

5.0

Date Posted: May-06-2021

Joel D.

Lisbon, ND

Unflagging attention to detail

5.0

Date Posted: May-03-2021