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Karen Guess, Senior Loan Officer




HomeFirst Mortgage Corp.

207 South Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA  22314
Direct:  301.520.9454
Office: 703.549.3400 
Fax: 703.549.5139
NMLS Originator ID: 189700
Licensed in DC, MD & VA


Looking for the best rates?

I am able to access over 40 lenders to find the best available rate for you!

Are you buying in a competitive, multiple offer market?  

I will work with you and your realtor on a strategy to make your offer stand out. My background as a buyer’s agent means that I know what it takes to win in these situations! Under the right circumstances, I can offer a shorter closing timeframe than traditional banks. Or underwrite your loan before you make the offer, which would mean you could make your offer with no financing contingency! Also, I do have a standard practice of speaking with the listing agent to make sure they know that you are firmly qualified for the loan. These types of tactics will give you an amazing edge in those stressful multiple offer situations!

Some of our most popular products:

  • Conventional, FHA, VA, USDA and Jumbo
  • Purchase and Refinance
  • High Loan-to-Value (LTV) and Low Closing Cost Programs
  • Access to some of the best rates in the industry

About Karen

Karen’s motto through her 30+ year career in mortgage banking has been “A borrower is not just a number or a piece of paper.  They are important individuals who should receive all the help and guidance they deserve on one of the most important decisions in their lives.”

Born in Washington, D.C., Karen grew up in Maryland and has lived in both Virginia and Maryland.   She began her career with Colonial Mortgage where she was involved in all facets of the mortgage process for 9 years.  Eventually she became a Sr. Loan Officer with Mason Dixon Funding for 13 years, EagleBank for 7 years, a few other small companies, and now with HomeFirst Mortgage.   From settlements, processing, office manager and underwriter to loan officer, Karen can patiently provide you with help and answers that you may have about the mortgage process.  

Her personal promise to borrowers is that they have a very smooth, easy settlement and she guarantees no surprises.  The majority of Karen’s business is realtor-based and she currently deals with several top agents with major firms in the DC Metro area.  Karen has raised 2 children and devotes much of her personal time to her husband, children, grandchildren and dogs.  She also volunteers at the AASPCA.


About HomeFirst Mortgage Corp.

HomeFirst Mortgage Corp. is proudly celebrating its 29th anniversary in 2022.  We are committed to making sure your mortgage application and closing experience is a pleasant one. We take the time to get to know you personally and understand your needs whether you are purchasing, refinancing or renovating a home. HomeFirst's mission statement is actually quite simple: service, service, service. All of us, as consumers, are unfortunately reminded daily of the downside of poor service. Our goal is to provide you with an incomparable level of service therefore making you an educated consumer and well-satisfied client. We truly realize that your experience with our company will influence our future success.  Feel free to click one of the toolbars above to learn more about HomeFirst, apply online or learn about our mortgage application process.  We also have calculators available for your use.  As always, please contact us with any questions you may have.  Thank you for considering HomeFirst Mortgage Corp. as your one-stop mortgage provider.