Karen Russo   NMLS# 80535   State License NC# I-158424

Karen Russo
Branch Manager, Mortgage Consultant

About Karen Russo


Hi I’m Karen Russo and I started in mortgage industry in 1986. During my time I have found a passion helping people achieve the dream of homeownership. I specialize in VA loans as well as first homebuyers. Goldsboro has a sweet spot in my heart because I grew up there. To this day I still have a personal connection with family and friends.

What Sets Me Apart


For the homebuyers I work with I try to put myself into their position. This helps me better understand the stresses of this process. Most of all, my goal is to make it as easy as possible.

Now for my realtor partners I do my best to earn and keep their trust. Like with my homebuyers I want to make the process easy. Most notably, I strive to close the loans on time. It is very important to me that when I give them a pre-qualification letter it is because I believe in that buyer and trust it will go smoothly for everyone.

My Story


For the last 25 years I have been happily married to Anthony. We have two sons who attend UNC Wilmington. I myself graduated from East Carolina University. Now in my free time I escape to the beach.

What My Clients Are Saying

  • "Karen is the best! She is the ultimate professional. She truly cares about each client and goes the extra mile to make sure they understand this process and does her absolute best to help clients achieve home ownership. I worked with Karen to refinance my home. She ran the numbers, pre-approved us and got our appraisal ordered. We ultimately decided to not refinance at the time but I will use her again if we decide to refinance or buy another home. I recommend her frequently."


    - Sue

  • "Buying my 2nd house in NC was a breeze with Karen. After having not so good credit from an incident many years prior she took the time to help me improve my score enough to get a pre-approval and once we had it we were on our way. It took Karen 21 days to close on my loan. With the new laws in effect (28 Oct 2016) that was unheard of but she did it with extreme confidence. I would recommend Karen to anyone, from first time home buyer to vacation home. She is truly amazing at what she does. Thank you."


    - Darrell L. E.

  • "My husband and I had the opportunity to work with Karen a few years ago at another location. This was the best experience we have ever had refinancing. Karen Russo is the BEST! She is very detailed and works extremely hard to make the process work to fit your needs. We highly recommend Karen Russo and her fine staff for your all mortgage needs! We will for sure call Karen again!!"


    - Jamrj H

  • "This lady is amazing!!! We have utilized her on two separate occasions. She is such a hard worker and gets the job done. Karen and her team kept us 110% informed throughout the entire process and made it easy for our family to get into our new home in less than 30 days. I recommend Karen to all my friends and family."


    - Stephani M

Karen Russo

Branch Manager, Mortgage Consultant - On Q Financial

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