About Karen Norton

I am proud to be a team member at Directors Mortgage – the largest privately owned mortgage company headquartered in Oregon with locations throughout the Western USA. Directors Mortgage is built upon these three principles:

• TAKE CARE OF OUR CLIENTS’ NEEDS
• TAKE CARE OF OUR TEAM MEMBERS
• TAKE CARE OF OUR COMMUNITY

I am committed to providing you with an unsurpassed level of customer service and hope to become your Mortgage Specialist for life.

  • Stick a fork in us - we're DONE! Didn't have Karen's email address, so please pass along how very impressed we are with every encounter we have had with Director's Mortgage. All promises KEPT! On time and better than budget! It was absolutely delightful working with the three of you.... read more

    Susan D.
    6/30/2020

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4 Signs You’re Financially Stable Enough to Buy a Home

4 Signs You’re Financially Stable Enough to Buy a Home

Much like getting married and becoming a parent, buying a home is one of life’s great milestones. And, as with any other major life event, it can be tricky knowing when is the right time to take the leap.  When buying your first home, one of the most prominent unknowns is whether or not you’re…

In the Debate Between Renting and Buying, How Long You Plan to Stay Put Matters

In the Debate Between Renting and Buying, How Long You Plan to Stay Put Matters

For many during the pandemic, “home” has taken on greater significance, along with expanded expectations of what a home should provide.  Perhaps as a result of this greater focus, the housing market has seen some radical shifts in 2020 and 2021. Rents in historically expensive markets have seen notable drops, while those in traditionally cheaper…

What Rising Mortgage Rates Mean for the 2021 Housing Market

What Rising Mortgage Rates Mean for the 2021 Housing Market

If you’ve been keeping an eye on mortgage rates over the past year, you may have noticed they’ve recently started ticking up for the first time in several months. Rates had remained under the 3% mark throughout much of 2020 due to the economic downturn. They appear, however, to have hit their low-point in mid-February…

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